The 64th Annual Fall Foliage Festival kicks off in North Adams. This year’s theme is There’s No Place Like Home…in the Berkshires! A celebration of the 80th anniversary of the film, The Wizard of Oz.
The following is a schedule of events taking place during the Fall Foliage Festival, beginning Thursday, Sept. 26th and concluding with the 64th Annual Fall Foliage Parade on Sunday, October 6, 2019.
Detailed descriptions and information about events can be found online at explorenorthadams.com/city-events
2019 Fall Foliage Festival – There’s No Place Like Home…in the Berkshires!
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 - Movies Under the Stars at Colegrove Park Presents ‘The Wizard of Oz’
Colegrove Park, north Church Street
Movie begins at dusk, approximately 7:00PM
Join us for the last free family movie in Colegrove Park for the 2019 season. This month’s movie is the 1939 MGM classic, ‘The Wizard of Oz’. Thank you to Adams Community Bank for sponsoring this series.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 - Fall Foliage LEAF HUNT Clues announced! Look for them in the Berkshire Eagle and in iBerkshires.com
Fall Foliage Children’s Races and Family Fair
Noel Field, 310 State Street
10:00AM – 1:00PM
Race Registration: 10:00AM - 10:45AM / Races at 11:00AM / Awards ceremony at 12:00PM
The northern Berkshire United Way, Youth Center Inc., and City of North Adams present this annual foot race and family fair. This event is free and open to all ages, with categories for various age groups, and awards for group winners. Best for ages 10 years and under.
The fair includes obstacle courses, games, give-a-ways, crafts, and magic! Children’s Fair booths are hosted by local community organizations. Awards are sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union.
Wigwam Fall Foliage Sunset Serenade - Bernice Lewis
The Wigwam Western Summit, 2350 Mohawk Trail
6:00PM - 7:30PM
Joined by her daughter Moriah, Bernice Lewis turns to the Ladies Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra and perform their first Sunset Serenade.
With almost four decades of performing festivals, concert halls, coffeehouses, colleges, along with a half dozen acclaimed CDs, Bernice Lewis has built a solid national fan base. She is also a published poet, a producer and an educator extraordinaire. Lewis has been a featured performer on NPR's Mountain Stage program, as well as the Kennedy Center. She is The Artist Associate in Songwriting at Williams College, MA.
Hoosac Valley Fall Foliage Train Rides
Departs from/returns to the Train Depot in ADAMS, MA
SAT./SUN. through end of October: 10:30AM, 12:30PM, 2:30PM & 4:30PM
*SUNDAY, October, 6th: 1:00PM & 4:30PM ONLY
$14/adults, $12/seniors & armed forces w/ID, $10/children 4-14, Free/lapsitter
Welcome coach located at 3 Depot Street, Adams. Trains will depart Adams Station at 10:30AM, 12:30PM, 2:30PM & 4:30PM on Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are available for reservation and pre-purchase at hoosacvalleytrainride.com page or walk-up at the station in Adams.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3 - Fall Foliage Ziti Supper
Saint Elizabeth’s of Hungary
70 Marshall Street
$7/kids 12 & under, $10/person
St. Elizabeth's of Hungary will hold its annual ziti supper at the Parish Center. Dinner includes ziti and meatballs, salad, bread and butter, and a beverage. Desserts will also be available.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4 - Annual Children’s Parade
Main Street North Adams
Registration begins: 4:30PM / Lineup: 5:00PM / Parade: 5:30PM
Children from throughout the Northern Berkshire's are encouraged to make costumes and enter the parade. This year's theme is "There’s No Place Like Home in the Berkshires." Participants must arrive at the corner of Main and Eagle streets at 5pm. Parade begins at 5:30PM and will proceed west on Main St. to City Hall. Ribbons will be given to all participants. Group and float winners will be invited to participate in the Fall Foliage Parade on Sunday, October 6, 2019. Please note that groups should be 10 or less children, as there are only 10 medals that will be awarded per category/prize. Awards are sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5 - North Adams Farmers Market: Bring Your Dog to the Market
St. Anthony Municipal Parking Lot
Intersection of Route 88/Marshall Street/Saint Anthony Drive
9:00AM – 1:00PM
The Farmers Market is one of the most pet-friendly places in the city! Help us celebrate the Dog Days of Fall by bringing your dog to the market. Special market vendors will include animal rescue agencies and animal-themed products. As always, patrons of the market can find fresh fruits and vegetables, cheese, canned goods, baked goods, eggs, and meat. For more information or a schedule of events, call or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
9th Annual Dog Parade
Veteran’s Memorial Park
Corner of Eagle Street and Route 2
10:00AM – 11:30AM (registration at 10:00AM, parade at 10:30AM)
FREE but donations to local animal rescues accepted
All dogs are encouraged to participate. Owners are encouraged to make costumes and enter their dogs into this parade. This year's parade theme is "There’s No Place Like Home in the Berkshires.” Categories are: funniest, best duo (owner and dog), best group (dogs), best small dog, best medium-sized dog, and best large dog. Prizes will be awarded following the parade and ribbons will be given to all participants. Dog parade winners will be invited to participate in the Fall Foliage Parade. Awards are sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union.
Fall Foliage Brew N’ Chew, Fall Craft Fair, and Miner Combat’s Dancing in the Street
Main St. between American Legion Dr. & Eagle St.
12:00PM – 5:00PM
Join us downtown for a celebration of Fall Foliage with local artisan and crafter booths, food trucks, local beverage tent featuring Bright Ideas Brewing, Demarsico Wine Cellar, and TOURISTS, the annual Jack’s Hot Dog Stand hot dog eating competition to benefit PopCares, and Miner Combat’s Dancing in the Street Fundraiser to benefit PopCares, supporting local families battling cancer.
12:00PM to 5:00PM - Vendors/food/beer
12:30PM – 1:30PM - $20 to participate in Dancing in the Street Zumba and STRONG
2:00PM - $5/person – crowler holding contest (Contest is run in heats)
3:00PM - $30/team to participate in Hot Dog Eating Contest
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6 - 1Berkshire Presents the 64th Annual Fall Foliage Parade – There’s No Place Like Home… in the Berkshires!
Downtown North Adams
Parade begins at 1pm. The parade will commence at the Ocean State Job Lots parking lot, and conclude on Ashland Street after passing through downtown via Main Street. Thank you to the Gold Leaf Sponsor, MountainOne.