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Harvest Festival 2016

Berkshire Botanical Garden

It has been an unusually warm fall, but inevitably we must bid farewell to summer. Berkshire Botanical Garden will do just that this weekend when it holds the 82nd annual Berkshire Botanical Garden Harvest Festival.

One of the longest-running of its kind, the Harvest Festival offers family fun, food, local craft vendors, a farmers market, giant tag sales and more.

The festival takes place Saturday and Sunday, October 8th and 9th, from 10 AM to 5 PM. Admission is $5 and children younger than 12 are admitted free.

The festival, which features a plethora of activities or adults and children alike, will also host an eclectic array of vendors such as the Afri-Root Collective with its tree bark craft; jewelry; ceramics and glass art; illustrations and watercolors, handmade clothing, purses and the like; henna artistry, the Berkshire Botanical Humane Society; craft beer ad gourmet vinegars and olive oil.

Adults can expect a variety of entertainment onstage, ranging from Andy Kelly’s Jazz Ambassadors with their brand of Dixieland jazz, the Berkshire Ukulele Band and among others on Saturday afternoon and the Berkshire Ramblers, 8 Foot River and John Davidson and more on Sunday.

Children can explore activities that include Balloon Ben; a Boy Scout climbing wall; face painting; baby goats, Polly and Molly; a hay jump and hay maze; horseback rides and more.

The festival is held on the grounds of the Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road. All proceeds benefit the Garden’s education program. For more information call 413-298-3926 or write