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Lenox Apple Squeeze 2019 – the 40th Annual Return!

September 9, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Lenox Apple Squeeze 2019Lenox Apple Squeeze 2019 is just weeks away on September 21st and 22nd in Lenox, MA. The beloved, annual Berkshires harvest festival always includes great food, live music, craft vendors, and so much more.

2019 marks the 40th anniversary of Lenox Apple Squeeze. The FREE, 2-day harvest celebration and street festival includes nearly 150 food, craft, and local business vendors spread throughout downtown Lenox.

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Labor Day Lodging Special & Lee Founders Weekend 2019

August 26, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Lee Founders Weekend 2019Happy Birthday Lee, MA! The home of Applegate Inn celebrates its 242nd birthday this year and you are invited! Lee Founders Weekend is scheduled for September 13th through the 15th, 2019. Come out and join in the fun with a parade, Taste of Lee, a Craft Fair, and so much more.

The end of summer always gets here too fast but it’s also such a beautiful time of year, here in the Berkshires. Soon the leaves will be changing color and the temps will begin to drop but for now it’s still warm and lovely with plenty to do and see.

It is just with this in mind that we offer our seasonal Berkshires lodging special:

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Josh Billings RunAground Triathlon 2019

August 12, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Josh Billings RunAground Triathlon 2019Come compete or spectate at one of the oldest continuous, annual triathlons in the country during Josh Billings RunAground Triathlon 2019! Sunday, September 15, 2019 – Great Barrington to Stockbridge, MA.

The Josh Billings RunAground is a bike/paddle/run triathlon, as opposed to the more common bike/swim/run event. The race involves a 27 mile bike ride, a 5 mile canoe/kayak/SUP leg, and a 6 mile run. The event was first held in 1976 and has been a Berkshires tradition ever since.

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Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2019

May 10, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2019Spring is whipping by and, before you know it, summer will be here, along with Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2019! This year’s event is scheduled to run from June 19th through August 25th, 2019.

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival has been bringing talented performers and amazed fans of dance to the Berkshires for 87 years. Despite its age, America’s longest-running international dance festival shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, 2018 was one of the festival’s biggest and most popular years and this year’s event is looking just as exciting.

Highlights for Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2019 include world and U.S. premieres, new commissions, anniversary celebrations, and exclusive engagements. This year’s festival features a number of artists from around the world, including Cuba, Australia, France, and Canada.

2019 Dance Festival Special Events

Opening Gala & After Party – June 15
The opening gala features one-night only performances, auctions, and dinner on the Great Lawn. The After Party includes an open bar, delicious treats, and dancing into the night with the Silver Arrow Band!

All Styles Dance Party – June 30
Witness the spectacle of an all-styles dance battle between festival artists, School at Jacob’s Pillow students, and area dancers. What fun!

Pillow Pride – August 2-4
The Dance Festival’s annual LGBTQIA+ celebration is one of the most popular dance parties of the summer. This year’s event will be hosted by Tyler Ashley, The Dauphine of Bushwick, and includes exclusive tours and pop-up performances.

Gotta Dance – August 18
An evening showcase of choreography and improvisations created in just three weeks by tap students from The School at Jacob’s Pillow.

Summer Send-Off – August 24
Celebrate a fabulous Festival season with this epic, final dance party of the season on the Pillow’s Great Lawn!

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival presents more than 350 free performances, talks, exhibits, classes, and a variety of special events each year. The Jacob’s Pillow grounds are a National Historic Landmark. Tour the grounds, visit the School at Jacob’s Pillow, and enjoy a picnic on the lawn or a meal at an on-site restaurant.

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2019

June 19 though August 25
358 George Carter Rd, Becket, MA 01223
Visit www.jacobspillow.org for a schedule, tickets, and other information. You can also follow the festival on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Berkshires Lodging

Planning on visiting the Berkshires for one or more Pillow Dance performances? Applegate Inn is just minutes away from Jacob’s Pillow! The convenient location, plush guest rooms, and history of unmatched service of our Berkshires bed and breakfast make us an excellent lodging choice. Book your stay at Applegate Inn today!

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