The City of North Adams Office of Tourism has organized the 2013 Fall Foliage Festival of Events, while the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce has coordinated the Parade. For more information about the events, call 413-664-6180.
Ongoing - Fall Foliage Festival Annual Leaf Hunt
This event dates back to 1965. Brightly colored paper leaves will be hidden around the North Berkshire area in scenic locales. Clues will be published in the Transcript and iBerkshires.com. Contestants who find these leaves will be awarded prizes by the festival committee.
SATURDAY, Sept. 28 -
North Adams Farmers Market
St. Anthony Municipal Parking Lot, Intersection of Route 8 and Marshall St. and St. Anthony Drive / 9am-1pm / FREE
The North Adams Farmers Market provides its customers with fresh, quality, locally grown produce and products in a safe and fun environment. Patrons of the market can find fresh fruits and vegetables, canned goods, baked goods, eggs and meat. The market also includes workshops on composting, seed saving and more.
Albert Cummings ROPES Benefit Concert
Joe Wolfe Field (SteepleCats Stadium), State Street
Gates open at 5:30 / Music begins at 7 / $20 in advance or $22 at the gate
Purchase tickets here: www.northernberkshireropes.com
Support the Northern Berkshire Youth R.O.P.E.S. Summer Camp and listen to some great music all in one night! Albert Cummings takes the stage at Joe Wolfe Field for a one-night-only concert in a unique North Adams venue. Albert's innovative blues music is something you won't want to miss! A full concession stand will be run by the North Adams SteepleCats. The R.O.PE.S. Camp is a free one-week camp for students from participating cities and towns who are have met the eligibility criteria. The camp is staffed by volunteers from the North Adams Police Department, Fire Department, and Ambulance Service. The camp relies on donations in order to provide this free experience to area youth. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
THURSDAY, Oct. 3
Fall Foliage Ziti Supper
St. Elizabeth's of Hungary, 70 Marshall Street / 4-7pm
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, Oct. 4
Annual Children's Parade
Downtown North Adams, Corner of Main Street and Eagle Street / 5pm lineup, 5:30 parade / FREE
Children from throughout the Northern Berkshire's are encouraged to make costumes and enter the parade. This year's theme is "Haunts, Legends, and Ghost Stories". 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 Gall Foliage Parade on Sunday, September 30. Please note that groups should be 10 or less children, as there are only 10 metals that will be awarded per category/prize.
Lasagna Dinner at Eagles
Fraternal Order of the Eagles, 515 Curran Highway / $10 /(413)664-9043 for details
'Carb up' at the Eagles in preparation for a busy Fall Foliage Parade weekend! Join your friends and your neighbors at this annual community dinner.
SATURDAY, Oct 5 -
North Adams Farmers Market: Bring Your Dog to the Market
St. Anthony Municipal Parking Lot, Corner of Marshall Street and St. Anthony Drive / 9am-1pm / FREE / (413)664-6180 for details
The Farmers Market is one of the most pet-friendly places in the city! Help us celebrate the Dog Day 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 email@example.com.
4th Annual Dog Parade
Veteran's Memorial Park, Corner of Eagle Street and Route 2 / 10am – 11:30am (registration begins at 9am)/FREE (but donations to local animal rescues are 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 "Haunts, Legends, and Ghost Stories." 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 on Sunday, October 6.
Fall Foliage Dance
Fraternal Order of the Eagles, 515 Curran Highway / 9pm-1am / $5 / (413)664-9043 for details
Enjoy live music from 2 bands: Phil n’ the Void and Static and celebrate the fall season in style at this annual affair sponsored by the Eagles!
SUNDAY, Oct. 6
All You Can Eat Breakfast
Fraternal Order of the Eagles, 515 Curran Highway / 7-11am / $6 general price or $5 adult seniors and children under 10 / (413)664-9043 for details
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day – especially on Parade Day! What better way to start your day than with an all you can eat breakfast!
Annual 5k Road Race
The North Adams Transcript, 85 Main St / 12 pm / (413)663-3741 for details
For race and registration information call the number above for further details. Sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union, supporting Newspapers in Education.