Thursday, September 27, 2012

2012 Fall Foliage Festival Continues this weekend and more!

Photo courtesy of PatriciaEGreen

Less then 15 minutes from the 1896 Inn, The North Adams Fall Foliage Festival is a fun time for the whole family.

SATURDAY, September 29
Farmer's Market - 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM - in the St. Elizabeth's of Hungary Municipal Parking Lot across from MASS MoCA, the market is in operation with harvest season fruit, vegetables and other produce and home-made goods for sale.

3rd Annual Dog Day of Fall Parade - 8:30 - 10:00 AM - Downtown North Adams.  All dogs are encouraged to participate.  Owners are encouraged to make costumes and enter their dogs into this parade.  This year's parade theme is "Toys on Parade."  Categories are: Funniest, Best Duo (owner and dog), Best Group (dogs), Best Small Dog, Best Medium-sized Dog, and Best Large Dog.  Prizes will be awarded following the parade and ribbons will be given to all participants.  Dog parade winners will be invited to participate in the Fall Foliage Parade on Sunday, September 30.

Dog Day of Fall Pet Psychic - 10:00 - 11:30 AM - North Adams Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  Following the dog parade, bring your pets to the North Adams Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for a free pet psychic reading.  Regionally-known pet psychic Bonnie Strange, will provide the free readings.  Dogs, cats, and any other pets are welcome.  Parking will be reserved in the Wells Ave. parking lot.  Enter through the Wells Ave. entrance.  Light refreshments, including pet treats, will be provided.

FREE Family Concert at The Range - 11:00 AM - The Range, Curran Highway, North Adams.  Bring the family to The Range for a concert with Terry a la Berry.  This is a free concert, sponsored by the Adams Community Bank, and fun for the whole family.  The Bounti Fare will be on site selling lunch items.  Call 413-663-3030 for more information.
Benefit for the Mohawk Theater: Spirit of Johnny Cash - 8:00 PM - Mohawk Theater.  Supported by MCLA and presented by the city of North Adams with help from MASS MoCA, the celebrated Mohawk Theater opens for one night only with Harold Ford as Johnny Cash and Laura Lucy as June Carter Cash plus a full compliment of musicians forming the Cash Band.  In what is sure to become a historic Berkshire event, Johnny and June's greatest hits illuminate the downtown scene that will benefit the Mohawk Theater Restoration Fund and the Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation.  The music and spirit of Johnny Cash will return to Main Street after almost 25 years in a concert to raise funds for the reopening of the theater.  For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or click here.

Fall Foliage Dance - 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM - Fraternal Order of the Eagles, 515 Curran Highway.  Enjoy 2 live bands: Phil 'n Blanks reunion and Static performing.  $5 cover at the door.  Call 413-664-9043 for more information.

SUNDAY, September 30
Barbecue Grilling - 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM - BBQ offerings at the entrance of the Walmart parking lot (parade staging area).  Hot dogs, hamburgers, and cold drinks.  Proceeds benefit the Rotary children's Christmas party.

Parade-side BBQ - 12:00 PM - Fraternal Order of the Eagles, 515 Curran Highway.  Call 413-664-9043 for more information.

Annual 5k Road Race - 12:30 PM.

57th Annual Fall Foliage Parade – 1:00 PM – Celebrate the advent of the fall foliage season with a parade highlighting the beautiful foliage.

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Also happening this coming weekend is the Berkshires Arts Festival Lenox
September 28, 29, & 30, 2012

The Inaugural Berkshires Art Festival Lenox to benefit Shakespeare & Company programs and services will be held September 28-30. More than 6,000 art lovers from the U.S., Canada and Europe are expected to descend on the Berkshires community for the event. Seventy-two artists from across the U.S. will be displaying works in categories including ceramics, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture, wood, decorative and wearable fiber, and others.