Haunts & Harvests

Haunts & Harvests in the Berkshires

September 1 (through October 31, 2012)
Friday Night Fright Tours at the Mount, Lenox
www.edithwharton.org
For over a century, The Mount has been home to writers, actors, wealthy families, hard-working servants and teenage girls. Tour the most haunted parts of the estate to find out what spirits might still be lurking. Tours are 90 minutes long and not recommended for visitors 12 years and younger due to mature content. Reservations are highly recommended. Tours begin at 5:45 and 7:00pm. 

Apple, Pumpkin Picking & Farm Fun

Berkshire Grown

Click here for a comprehensive list of local farms, market & stands in the Berkshires.
Bartlett’s Orchard, Richmond
www.bartlettsorchard.com
Cricket Creek Farm, Williamstown
www.cricketcreekfarm.com
Hilltop Orchards, Richmond
www.hilltoporchards.com
Howden Farm, Sheffield
www.howdenfarm.com
Ioka Valley Farm, Hancock
www.iokavallyfarm.com
Lakeview Orchard, Cheshire
www.lakevieworchard.com
Taft Farms, Great Barrington
www.taftfarms.com
Whitney’s Farm Market, Cheshire
www.whitneysfarm.com

Ongoing Events
Whitney’s Farm Market & Country Gardens, Cheshire
www.whitneysfarm.com
Pick your own pumpkins! Pumpkin fest w/haunted corn maze, hayrides, pony rides, face painting,  Jumpin’ Pumpkin, petting zoo, scavenger hunt, Uncle Pete’s Dairy Bar and more. Deli with our own Cider or maple donuts, homemade pies, breads and full service garden center. September 15 – October 31, 2012.

Ioka Valley Farm, Hancock
www.iokavalleyfarm.com
Visit the Pumpkin Patch at Ioka Valley Farm. Pick out your favorite pumpkin or visit our farm stand for a cornucopia of pre-picked pumpkins and other Fall specialities. Take a free hayride on the “Giant Pumpkin” wagon or try your luck at the water balloon slingshot game to win a Free Pumpkin! 40ft. Pipeline Slide, Adult Pedal Carts, Tryke Track and more. Family Fun for all ages. Weekends. September 15 – October 31, 2012.

The 39 Steps, Shakespeare & Company, Lenox
www.shakespeare.org
An ingenious thriller, the ultimate murder mystery (not to mention one of the funniest plays we’ve ever read), The 39 Steps has it all! On a perfectly lovely evening in 1935, a perfectly normal Englishman goes out for a perfectly innocent night at the theatre. During the performance, he meets a mysterious woman with a frantic tale of an impending assassination and top secret plots against the government and is suddenly drawn into an epic, romantic espionage thriller, during which he’s chased by Nazis, framed for murder, and pursed by the police. In true noir fashion, he finds love (a few times) and loses love (a few times), all while trying desperately to save the world.  September 22 – November 4, 2012.

September 29 (through October 31, 2012)
♦♦13 Nights at Jiminy Peak, Hancock
www.13nightsatjiminypeak.com
This Fall, as the moon rises above the Berkshires, the mountain will descend into the depths of its past as a haunted holdout, where Villagers from the Plantation of Jericho lived in dread of disfiguring disease, deranged creatures, and impending doom. It’s a haunt that ranges all over the mountain and it promises to reach new heights of terror and fall fun

October 18
♦♦3rd Thursday, Pittsfield
www.discoverpittsfield.com
All Things Halloween
Children’s Costume Contest & Parade at the last 3rd Thursday of the year. Pittsfield comes alive with music, performances, after-hours shopping in downtown’s unique shops and studios, great dining and more!

October 25
♦♦Halloween Week Walk & Talk, Stockbridge
Luminaries: Exploring Stockbridge Cemetery
Join Curator of Education Tom Daly at 5pm for a walking history tour of Stockbridge Cemetery, which boasts the burial sites of such luminaries as Norman Rockwell, Elizabeth Freeman, the Sedgwick Family, and other notable town residents. A cider and donut reception will precede the tour on the lawn adjacent to the bell tower parking area at the Old Town Hall. $5, members and children 12 and under free.

♦♦Ghouls in the Galleries: Exploring the Monsters of WCMA’s Collection
wcma.williams.edu
Deena Bak, Class of 2013, unearths monsters at 4:30pm in the museum and considers what they reveal about the nature of fear in a variety of cultural contexts. A Williams Halloween Screamings Event.

October 26
♦♦Annual Halloween Parade, Pittsfield
www.discoverpittsfield.com
Ghosts, Goblins, Monsters and more at the Annual Pittsfield Halloween Parade stepping off at 7pm.

October 26 & 27
Halloweekend, Pittsfield
www.bousquets.com
Rev Tor’s 19th Annual Halloweekend kicks off at Bousquet Ski Resort at 8pm Friday & Saturday nights on three stages of music featuring Rev Tor Band, Domino Theory, Longview Gunslingers, The Citizens & Chris Merenda & The Wheel. You’ll find pranks, gags + more! 21 & over.

October 27
Halloween Bash, Lenox
www.eastover.com
Whiskey City will host its first Halloween Bash from 9pm – 1am. Prizes for the best and worst costumes. Restaurant opens at 7pm with special offerings.

Trick or Treat in the Fields, Ghent, NY
www.artomi.org
Celebrate Halloween at OMI! Join us for an evening of seasonal treats, a spooky art project and festive fireside stories. Trick or Treat among the sculptures and be sure to dress up! For children and adults of all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

October 27 & 28
Haunted House at the Spectrum Playhouse, Lee
www.bvpac.org
Join us for a spooky tour of the Spectrum Playhouse like you’ve never seen it before! Suitable for adults and kids 6+ years of age. $5 per person, $20 per family of 4 or more. 5-8pm.

October 29 – 31
♦♦Halloween Tea Party in the Steepletop Dining Room, Austerlitz, NY
www.millaysociety.org
High tea with Miss Millay and her butler in the newly re-opened dining room at Steepletop. Miss Millay will be reciting her ghostly poetry, pouring out tea and serving special cakes made from the fruit and herb produce grown in her own gardens. Reservations required with limited seating. 4:30pm.

October 29
♦♦12th Annual Washington Pumpkin Walk
Join us for our Annual Pumpkin Walk from 6:30 – 10pm at Washington Town Park. Trick or Treating will be from 6:30 – 7:30pm. Bon Fires, Hay Rides, Refreshment and lots of pumpkins!

October 30
♦♦Tea and Talk with Chicopee Paranormal Investigators at Ventfort Hall, Lenox
www.gildedage.org
Ventfort Hall will host a program featuring the Chicopee Paranormal Investigators (CPI) founded in 2007. They will present a majority of the evidence they have captured in over 18 investigations at the historic 1893 mansion. They will also show audio and video clips of what they found room by room at Ventfort Hall. The program will conclude with a Victorian Tea. 4pm – 6pm.

October 31
Frankenstein Invades Shakespeare & Company, Lenox
www.shakespeare.org
Join us Halloween night for a special reading of a brand new adaptation of the classic horror story, Frankenstein. Three actors take on the chilling story of a grisly reanimation – a monster comes to life. It will be a thought provoking evening which will send chills up and down your spine. Elaine Bernstein Theatre, 7:30pm.