The Berkshires at this time of year
bestows a vista of colorful beauty. Autumn in New England is an
event that travelers from all over the globe make a point of
catching; not just for the beauty, but for the harvest festivals,
the end of the season cultural attractions, the agricultural fairs
and the last of the summer sports. The Berkshires, legendary for
the view, continues to offer the adventurer numerous events,
whether it be sports, culture or just plain celebrating the
Town of Lee Founders Day
The Town of Lee presents
an Annual Founders Day Weekend, in October. Start the festival on
an ever-popular note by attending the town's "Taste of Lee"
which has the streets lined with tables and manned by Lee's many
restaurants, offering great tasting samples of their specialties.
While you are in the mood for food, check out the Italian Festival
sponsored by the Lee Sons of Italy, which is scheduled at the Town
Park also for that evening. Watch the "Home Town Parade"
and avintage baseball game.
Arrowhead's Ghostly Tales
Old stoies and the
supernatural bring out a holloween eery. Over the years, there
have been some hints of strange goings on at the Old Melville
Place, (where one of America's greatest novels, Moby Dick was
conceived and written) but this night will belong to the
storytellers in the 1850's vintage New England barn where the
yarns will be spun. In recent years, when the stories were read in
the main house, there were reports of macabre creaking
floorboards, lights flashing on and off and odd muffled laughter
from behind the walls.
The Big Apple Squeeze
To enjoy apples is to
attend the Apple Squeeze with; apple pies, apple cakes, apple
cider, even apple pizza! In addition, there are foods ranging from
ethnic to all-American. The whole family can join in on the fun
with: hay rides and pony rides, a Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off, a
Children's Dog Contest, an Apple Pie Contest, clowns and face
painting, craft demonstrations, great sidewalk sales and an
exciting parade featuring antique and in service fire apparatus.
Come listen to area singers, bands and dancers who will help to
entertain at this joyful event that began as a fall celebration
for local residents twenty years ago, and today is celebrated by
an increasing number of visitors from all over the world.
Fall Foliage Festival Parade
One of the best ways to
enjoy Autumn in the Berkshires is the parade in North Adams!
The story of the Fall
Foliage Festival Parade is really one of the Spirit of the
Community and a tribute to the hard work that continues to makes
it so. The origins of this great civic event are humble; in 1947,
local legend Frank Casuscelli heard that the Chamber of Commerce
wanted to express community pride through a parade, so he
contacted some local drum and bugle corps to march, perform and
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