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EVENTS

Franklin County Cider Days

Cider Days is "an annual community celebration of all things apple in beautiful Franklin County, Massachusetts" with tours, cidermaking and tastings, workshops and much more. Location include orchards and venues county-wide from Ashfield, Deerfield, Turners Falls, Shelburne Falls, and Colrain to New Salem and the towns in between.

Great River Challenge Triathlon

Paddle, run and mountain bike for Kiwanis charities each year on the first weekend in October at the nationally-known Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center in Northfield, Massachusetts. Individuals or teams, long and short courses for a range of ability levels, professional timing, food, and family activities.

Special Day In Northfield

An old-fashioned holiday celebration on the Main Street and back roads of Northfield, Massachusetts. Held on the second Saturday in December for over a decade, the event features children’s activities, horse-drawn hayrides, music in multiple venues, art and craft gifts, live theater a bonfire and visits from Father Christmas, Santa and Mrs. Claus.

The "Big E" Fair

The Big E, formally known as The Eastern States Exposition, is billed as "New England's Great State Fair". It is the largest agricultural event on the eastern seaboard and the sixth-largest fair in the nation. The Big E is inclusive of all six of the New England states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Each year, the fair opens on the second Friday after Labor Day and runs for seventeen days. Located in West Springfield, MA.

Massachusetts Community Fairs

The history of the Massachusetts Agricultural Fairs Association is part of the history of fairs in America, and the area is home to some of the oldest county fairs in the country. The association's mission is to encourage, promote, and preserve agricultural activities in the commonwealth through its members and their individual programs.

Northhampton Film Festival

The Northampton Film Festival is organized by a team of Pioneer Valley-based filmmakers, curators, and organizers who are passionate about building community through film. Although it is a small festival, the unique interest of each of the team members offers a wide variety of thoughtful programming.

Old Deerfield Craft Fairs

The Old Deerfield Craft Fair selects its exhibitors based on the quality of their work. The variety of crafts includes: wood workings, pottery, decorative painting, photography, jewelry, fine art, sculpture, fiber and apparel, specialty soaps, mixed media, specialty foods, and more.

Paradise City Arts Festival

Paradise City produces award-winning shows of contemporary craft and fine art. A world overflowing with fresh ideas for home decorating, personal adornment, one of a kind gifts and building a collection. Discover original works in furniture, jewelry, art glass, garden sculpture, ceramics, fashion design, painting and more, all made by Paradise City artists just for you.

Green River Music Festival

The Green River Festival is Western Massachusett's signature summer event. They host an outrageous celebration of world-class music, great local food, beer and wine, a handmade craft fair, and lots of family games and activities. They top it all off with a spectacular Saturday night balloon glow.

Brimfield Antique and Collectible Show

The Brimfield Antique and Collectible Show has become the largest and best-know outdoor antiques show in the country. The show is a huge, vast undertaking, filled with thousands of dealers over the course of the week, selling everything from the finest antiques to yard junk.
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