october, 2021

03oct1:00 PM2:30 PMFeatured65th Annual Fall Foliage Parade: Games, Movies & Take-Out!1PM | Downtown North Adams1:00 PM - 2:30 PM


Event Details

Join us for the 65th Fall Foliage Festival Parade on Sunday, October 3, 2021.

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Each year, 1Berkshire collaborates with the city of North Adams to host a festive, inclusive, and vibrant downtown parade celebrating all things autumnal in the Berkshires. The entire community is invited to participate in this beloved event, which takes place on the first Sunday of October.

2021 Theme: Games, Movies & Takeout

This fall, the annual parade celebrates a fun theme honoring all the creative ways that we maintained a sense of normalcy during the pandemic. We’re honoring the the games we played, the movies we watched, and the takeout we dined on. Interpret this theme however you like in your float, costume, and more!

Meet Our Grand Marshals

This year, the parade committee is pleased to be able to honor the Regional Emergency Planning Committee Northern Berkshire COVID Operations Center by naming them as the Fall Foliage Parade Grand Marshal. The REPC Operations Center’s hardworking team came together immediately in March of 2020 to work on public service announcements, policies, recommendations, and state and federal communications. Along with this, they served as an important centralized PPE depot and they became the one spot for eight Northern Berkshire communities and two colleges to turn to throughout the pandemic.

Due to the planning and work the group did in 2020, including writing their own plan for a vaccine clinic, the Northern Berkshire vaccination clinic was established at St. Elizabeth’s of Hungary in North Adams; where the first Covid-vaccinations were then delivered in Berkshire County. As the parade committee was looking to highlight and celebrate the things that provided some normalcy during the pandemic (Games, Movies & Take-out), we couldn’t forget the people who were working to keep us safe.

Get Involved

Want to be in the Parade? We’re looking for individuals, organizations, and groups to participate in this city-loved event. Build a float. Become a sponsor. March for a cause. We also need volunteers to help direct floats, carry banners, become sponsors, and more. There are many ways to take part in this special day. Click the buttons below for more information or to register.

Please visit the 1Berkshire Fall Foliage Parade page to learn how you can participate in this year’s event!

Become a Parade Sponsor

Give back to our community by supporting this long-loved tradition. This event offers a range of opportunities for sponsorship. Click on the options below to sponsor.

Listing in the official parade program and on 1Berkshire.com
Eighth-page AD in the official parade program, parade banner (for previous parade sponsors), listing on 1Berkshire.com
Quarter-page, black & white AD in the official parade program, parade banner, listing on 1Berkshire.com
Half-page, black & white AD in the official parade program, a parade banner, listing on 1Berkshire.com
Half-page, 4-color AD in the official parade program, a parade banner, listing on 1Berkshire.com
Full-page, 4-color AD in the official parade program, a parade banner, logo/link on 1Bershire.com



(Sunday) 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM


Downtown North Adams


1Berkshire and City of North Adams