There’s never a bad time to visit the Berkshires but one of the most popular times is now – autumn – when the Berkshires fall foliage comes to life with beautiful colors and the area abounds with fun things to do and see.
While many parts of the country begin to wind down once summer passes, the Berkshires heat up (so to speak) with a variety of events including things like down-home harvest festivals and parades, special concerts, parties, tours, and more. We attribute this activity to the way the changing of the seasons invigorates us with its natural beauty expressed everywhere you look in greens and golds, browns and reds, oranges and tans – Berkshires Fall Foliage: so incredibly lovely.
Like the natural beauty of the Berkshires fall foliage, autumn events can be found throughout the region including Stockbridge, Great Barrington, West Williamstown, North Adams, Hancock, Pittsfield, Lenox, and, of course, our own hometown of Lee. Many of these celebrations occur in September and have already passed but plenty more occur in October, including:
The 59th Annual Northern Berkshire Fall Foliage Parade – North Adams
Sunday, October 5, 2014
A popular tradition in North Adams, this year’s Northern Berkshire Fall Foliage Parade theme celebrates the “100th Anniversary of the Mohawk Trail.”
The Berkshire Botanical Garden Harvest Festival 2014 – Stockbridge
Saturday and Sunday, October 11 and 12, 2014
The Berkshire Botanical Garden Harvest Festival is a family-friendly celebration showcasing local artists and craft artisans. The event features non-stop entertainment, food trucks, book sales, farmers markets, contests, kids activities, and much more!
Out in the Berkshires – Pittsfield
Friday – Sunday, October 10-12, 2014
Pittsfield’s Out in the Berkshires festival is a celebration of the LGBT community through the arts in downtown Pittsfield. This festival features numerous events designed to inform, entertain, and encourage, including film screenings, social hours, talks, and art showings.
Berkshires Fall Foliage Event Lodging
Whatever brings you out to the Berkshires – whether it’s leaf-peeping or a specific event, Applegate Inn is your home away from home in the heart of Berkshires Fall Foliage country. Applegate Inn is a Select Registry property, offering modern conveniences in the warmth of a traditional setting. Our lush inn features eleven beautifully appointed suites with private baths, fireplaces, and spa tubs. We also offer beautiful gardens, and a heated swimming pool! Reserve your room at Applegate Inn, now!