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.

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.