Fairs & Festivals in Berkshires and Pioneer Valley/Mohawk Trail

Berkshire Harvest Festival at the Botanical Gardens 2014

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road Stockbridge, MA Phone: 413-298-3926

October 11-12, 2014

This celebration showcases local crafters & artists, non-stop entertainment, artisan food producers and food trucks. It also features a silent auction, giant tag sales of all kinds, a farmers market, educational workshops and plenty of kids activities, including a haunted house. Visit the Botanical Garden’s Farm Camp, Hall of Pumpkins and much more. Tickets sold at the door. No dogs. Admission: Adults, $5; children under age 12 admitted free. Free parking. Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Blandford Fair 2014

10 North Street Blandford, MA Phone: 413-848-0995

August 29 - September 1, 2014

Horse, ox and pony draws; stage shows; art show; truck pulls; hall exhibits; horse, cattle, sheep, and goat shows; rabbit and poultry show, midway/rides; demolition derby; fiddle contest. Hours: Friday 3 p.m.-9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Mon. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission: Adults, $10; seniors, $5; children age 6-12, $5; parking, $5.

Deerfield Fall Craft Fair 2014

10 Memorial Street Deerfield, MA

September 20-21, 2014

This fair features more than 180 juried exhibitors from 16 states displaying and selling crafts of all media in the picturesque setting of the historic village of Old Deerfield. Highlights include a free museum tour, craft displays & demonstrations, music, food court and specialty food sampling. Admission: Adults, $7; children under 12, $1. Time: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. & Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Franklin County Fair 2014

89 Wisdom Way Greenfield, MA Phone: 413-774-4282

September 4-7, 2014

Live entertainment, demolition derby, Firemen's Parade & Muster, midway, draft horse show, agricultural competitions and exhibits, fair museum, kids area, and more. Admission: Adults, $9; seniors, $6; youth (age 9-17) $7; children age 8 and under free. Pre-fair tickets (discount) available in August. Thursday special, everyone $5. Hours: Thursday, 3-10 p.m.; Friday, noon-10 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

Hancock Shaker Village Country Fair 2014

Route 20 Pittsfield, MA Phone: 413-443-0188 ext. 213

September 27-28, 2014

Craft vendors, farmers market, quilt show, pie contest, farm activities, quilt raffle. Agricultural demonstrations, wagon rides.. Antique tractors and engines, a Kids Tent full of crafts and games, and of course, a hay pile for pure fun! Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: Adults, $16.50; youth age 13-17, $8; children under age 12, free.

Lenox Apple Squeeze & Harvest Festival 2014

Downtown Lenox, MA Phone: 413-637-3646

September 27-28, 2014

Handmade crafts, sculptures, and original art works will fill the streets along with handmade jewelry, wood carvings, and hand woven clothing. Enjoy foods, wines, beers and local autumn dishes. Apples and all imaginable apple recipes abound as you stroll through the Historic Village of Lenox where hay rides, children activities, and entertainment create a cornucopia of harvest-time family fun. Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Pittsfield City Jazz Festival 2014

Various venues around Pittsfield Pittsfield, MA Phone: 413-997-4444

October 1-19, 2014

The Pittsfield City Jazz Festival will include these headline performers: Singer Stephanie Nakasian with pianist Hod O'Brien's trio; the Empire Jazz Orchestra with featured guest artists Claire Daly, Ada Rovatti, and Sharel Cassity (all top-tier saxophonists);the annual Jazz Crawl and the latest entry in our Jazz Prodigy series. See event website for detailed schedule.

The Big E 2014

1305 Memorial Avenue West Springfield, MA Phone: 413-737-2443

September 12-28, 2014

Fair-goers will enjoy free top name entertainment, The Big E Super Circus, Mardi Gras Parade, the Avenue of States, Storrowton Village, rides, crafts, shopping, foods from around the world and more. Time: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. Cost: Adults, $12 on weekdays and $15 on weekends; children ages 6-12, $8 on weekdays and $10 on weekends; children under age 6, free.

Three County Fair 2014

41 Fair Street Northampton, MA Phone: 413-584-2237

August 29-September 1, 2014

Watch the horizon for the High Flying Frisbee Dogs with world record holder Mike Piazza, experience the world-famous, classic magic of Lance Gifford, and perhaps cheer on your favorite pig in Grannie's Pig Race. Kids and parents can enjoy the midway amusement rides, too. The nearly non-stop live music from local bands includes headliner Potty Mouth, a female punk rock band. Check out the truck and oxen pulls, too. Fans of agriculture, late summer, or nature, and people of all ages can have a blast here. Admission: Adults, $8 (online price) or $10; seniors or veterans, $7 (online price) or $8; kids below age 11, free! Ride-all-day wristbands, $22. Demolition derby tickets, $5