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Local Halloween Events in the Berkshires

October 7, 2012 by Katie Pate

Berkshire Events for Halloween

Halloween is a holiday more about folly and fun than religion and rhetoric. It is a favorite day for children all over America and adults know that Halloween is an excuse to get into costume and act silly.

Wondering what to do in the Berkshires for Halloween? October brings the lovely fall colors to our landscape and spooky Halloween events. From Paranormal investigations to traditional Halloween parades, there’s a lot of fun to be had not far from our Lee, MA bed and breakfast.

2012 Halloween Season Events at Ventfort Hall

Located at 104 Walker St. in Lenox, MA.

Ventfort Hall mansion and Gilded Age museum has a number of fun and spooky events for Halloween.

Dancin’ at the Mansion Halloween Party Saturday October 13 at 7:30 pm.
Dances to the standards sung by Vivian Caputo and played by the Greg Caputo Quartet. Costumes very welcomed and prizes will be given. There will also be complimentary snacks and a cash bar.

Ghost Hunting at the Mansion Saturday October 20 at 8:00 pm.
Chicopee Paranormal Investigators will check out the ghostly activity at the mansion. In the process, they’ll train spectators on how to do their own investigation, including how to use tools of the trade.

Tea and Talk with Chicopee Paranormal Investigators Tuesday October 30 at 4:00 pm.
The Chicopee Paranormal Investigators return to share their findings at the mansion. Consider the evidence over a lovely Victorian Tea.

Tickets are required for all events. For more information and to buy tickets online, visit

Friday Night Ghost Tours at The Mount in Lenox, MA

Every Friday at 5:45pm and 7:00 pm during October, visit to The Mount at 2 Plunkett Street in Lenox, MA for Ghost Tours! A 90-minute guided adventure though the haunted places of Edith Wharton’s home is sure to put you in the Hallow’s Eve mood. Wear good walking shoes, bring your flashlight and prepare to be spooked! Not recommended for children ages 12 and younger. Visit The Mount website for more information and to buy tickets.

Berkshires Halloween 2012

A vintage postcard posted by the New York Library. Enjoy the Halloween holiday in the Berkshires!

2012 Halloween Events in Pittsfield, MA

Pittsfield is a 25 minute drive from our Berkshires bed and breakfast.

All Things Halloween Thursday October 18 in Pittsfield
Throughout downtown Pittsfield, come for the very cute Children’s Costume Contest & Parade. There will also be live music and performances. Downtown shops and restaurants will be open later for the festivities. The Halloween spirit continues with Pittfield’s annual Halloween Parade on Friday, October 26 at 7 pm.

2012 Halloween Events in Stockbridge, MA

Stockbridge is a 10 minute drive from our Berkshires lodging.

Halloween Week Walk & Talk October 25 in Stockbridge, MA at 5:00 pm
Tom Daly will lead a walking tour of Stockbridge Cemetery after a cider and doughnut reception at the Old Town Hall.


See Capitol Steps in Lenox

July 1, 2011 by Applegate Inn

Back in 1981, a group of Senate staffers thought it would be fun to publicly satirize the very people who employed them. Actually, a few of Senator Charles Percy’s staffers tried to put together a nativity play for a Christmas party, but were unable to find three wise men or a virgin on Capitol Hill; instead, they created some satirical skits and songs based on the headlines of the day. They had a great time and they were well received – thirty years later, they’re still doing it.

See the Capitol Steps this summer while vacationing at our Lenox Bed and Breakfast.

Most of the current members of the Capitol Steps have, at one time or another, worked on Capitol Hill. In the end, they found it was more fun to gently mock and satirize current events than to be actively involved in them.

Capitol Steps celebrates their 30th Anniversary this year with a summer in the Massachusetts Berkshires. Capitol Steps will perform nightly (except Tuesdays) from July 2 to September 3, 2011, at Cranwell Resort, which is just a few miles from our Lenox MA Bed and Breakfast.

The show starts at 8 p.m. and lasts 90 minutes. Enjoy dinner at one of the restaurants at the resort before the show, or linger for a late night meal and drinks after the show. We look forward to hearing about your favorite bits sometime back at our Berkshires lodging.

For tickets or more information about these summer performances, please visit Capitol Steps.