september, 2018

21sep(sep 21)9:00 AM30(sep 30)3:00 PMFall Foliage Festival - Year of the Dog! - September 21st - 30thListing of the events during Fall Foliage Festival Week9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (30)


Event Details

2018 Fall Foliage Festival – Year of the Dog!



FRIDAY, Sept. 21st


Friends of North Adams Public Library Book Sale
St. Elizabeth’s Parish Center
Friday & Saturday
9 AM – 4 PM
They have a fine selection of paper and hardback books, books on CD, DVDs, children’s books, and more, all moderately priced, including some free VHS tapes.


SATURDAY, Sept. 22nd


Fall Foliage LEAF HUNT Clues announced! Look for them in the Berkshire Eagle and in


September 22-29 – Passport to Fall Fun on Eagle Street
Eagle Street businesses between Main St. and Center St.
[email protected] or 413-662-3000 (x-3266)
Visit Eagle St. during Fall Foliage Festival Week for special promotions at Eagle Street businesses. Pick up your passport and collect stamps from one of these locations: Birdsong Gallery, Desperado’s, Kim’s Kuts, Klipper Kingz, Martha Flood Fabric & Design, and Persnickety Toys.   Stamped passports must be returned to one of these locations before October 2. Winner will be drawn at the Eagle Street Parklet Coffee Date on Friday, October 5th, between 7:30-8:30AM. Bike is on view in ROOTS Teen Center window. This initiative is made possible by the 2018 MDI Grant through DHCD


Friends of North Adams Public Library Book Sale
St. Elizabeth’s Parish Center
Friday & Saturday
9 AM – 4 PM
They have a fine selection of paper and hardback books, books on CD, DVDs, children’s books, and more, all moderately priced, including some free VHS tapes.


Children’s Races and Family Fair
*NEW LOCATION: Houghton Street Park (adjacent to UNO Park & the Porches Inn)
RAIN LOCATION: North Adams Armory, 206 Ashland
(413) 664-6180
10 AM – NOON
Race Registration: 10 AM- 10:30AM
The northern Berkshire United Way, Youth Center Inc., and City of North Adams present this annual foot race and family fair. This event is open to all ages, with categories for various age groups, and awards for group winners.
The fair includes obstacle courses, games, give-a-ways, and live music by Terry A La Berry And Friends! Children’s Fair booths are hosted by local community organizations. Awards are sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union.


Northern Berkshire Community Electronics Recycling & Paper Shredding
All Saints Episcopal Church, Steeple City Plaza Parking Lot
9 AM – 1 PM
Sponsored by All Saints Episcopal Church and Northern Berkshire Solid Waste Management District. Disposal Fees (in support of All Saints): $5-10 for most items. LED/Flat Screen TVs $15 -50, CRT TVs/CRT monitors $15-50. No large appliances accepted (refrigerators, stoves, etc). No charge for paper shredding.
Open to all residents, businesses and schools in Berkshire County and Southern VT. Collect your old computers, laptops, monitors, TVs, air conditioners and more and bring them down. Also, watch your outdated sensitive documents shredded on site!

Voices for Recovery Walk, Rally, and Vigil
Colegrove Park
North Church Street
1 – 3:30 PM
Strengthen Families and Communities – A community event to help raise awareness for recovery from substance abuse. 1:00: Registration, activities, Vigil of Recovery & Remembrance. 2:00: Recovery Walk followed by rally and speakers. This is a family friendly event. Children are encouraged to attend. Register online for the Recovery Walk at For more info, contact Wendy Penner at (413) 663-7588. Includes: A recovery walk through downtown North Adams, Wall of Recovery and Remembrance, live music by Common Folk, speakers (Mayor Bernard, Collin Woods & others), 6th Annual Vigil of Recovery & Remembrance, and resource tables.


THURSDAY, Sept. 27th


Fall Foliage Ziti Supper
Saint Elizabeth’s of Hungary
70 Marshall Street
(413) 663-5316
4-7 PM
$7/ kids 12 & under, $10/person
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.

DownStreet Art
Downtown North Adams
(413) 662-5253
5 – 8 PM
This is the final DownStreet Art Thursday of the 2018 season, from 5 to 8 p.m. More info. TBA.

Movies Under the Stars at Colegrove Park presents Disney’s Bolt!
Colegrove Park, north Church St.
Movie Starts at Dusk (Approx. 7:45PM)
Join us in the park for our 2nd Annual Movies Under the Stars summer series in Colegrove Park, North Adams. This monthly movie series coincides with the Downstreet Art nights on the LAST Thursday of the month from June through September.
All movies are free and open to the public thanks to Adams Community Bank. This year’s theme is the “Year of the Dog.” All movies are family-friendly.


FRIDAY, Sept. 28th


Annual Children’s Parade
Main Street North Adams
(413) 346-7196
Registration begins: 4:30PM/ Lineup: 5 PM / Parade: 5:30 PM
Children from throughout the Northern Berkshire’s are encouraged to make costumes and enter the parade. This year’s theme is “Year of the Dog”. Participants must arrive at the corner of Main and Eagle streets at 5pm. Parade begins at 5:30 PM 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 Fall Foliage Parade on Sunday, September 30th. Please note that groups should be 10 or less children, as there are only 10 medals that will be awarded per category/prize. Awards are sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union.

3rd Annual Concert of Hope and Healing
First Congregational Church
134 Main Street
7 PM
Featuring the North County Chorale. A freewill offering will be collected to support ROOTS Teen Center. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: MICHAEL DAUNIS @ 413-652-8466



SATURDAY, Sept. 29


North Adams Farmers Market: Bring Your Dog to the Market
St. Anthony Municipal Parking Lot
Intersection of Route 88/Marshall Street/Saint Anthony Drive
(413) 664-6180
9 AM – 1 PM
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 protected]

Fall Day of Service at MCLA
MCLA Venable Gym
[email protected]
8:30am – 2:00pm
Join us for the Fall Community Day of Service at MCLA September 29, 2018 in MCLA Venable Gym Registration is at 8:30 am Morning Announcements begin at 9:00 amService is from 9:30 – 12:45 pm followed by Pizza and Celebration from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Please pre-register at – Questions or Concerns? Have a service site in mind that you’d like to host? Contact Christopher Hantman at [email protected]

Fall Bazaar
VFW Post 996 – Mohawk Trail
(413) 743-5040
9:00AM -3:00PM
Something for everyone: Chinese Auction, Fish Bowl, Raffles, Baked Goods,
Fried Dough & Hot Dogs. Contact: Mary Risch, 743-5040

8th Annual Dog Parade
Veteran’s Memorial Park
Corner of Eagle Street and Route 2
(413) 664-6180
10:30 – 11:30 AM (registration at 10)
FREE but donations to local animal rescues 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 “Year of the Dog”. 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. Awards are sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union.

Annual Blessing of the Animals
St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church and Parish Center off St. Anthony Drive.
The Annual Blessing of the Animals is held on the same day as the Dog Parade.  Sat Sept 29 11AM in the driveway between St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church and Parish Center off St. Anthony Drive by the statue of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals.  Rev. Dariusz Wudarski will be blessing the animals.  All types are welcome and will receive treats from parishioners.


Fall Foliage Brew N’ Chew (w/ Craft Fair) and Miner Combat’s Dancing in the Street
Main St. between American Legion Dr. & Eagle St.
(413) 664-6180
Join us downtown for a celebration of Fall Foliage with local artisan and crafter booths, local beer tent featuring Bright Ideas Brewing and Berkshire Breu-Hous, hot dog eating competition to benefit PopCares and Miner Combat’s Dancing in the Street Fundraiser to benefit PopCares, supporting local families battling cancer.

Noon to 5PM – Vendors/food/beer

12:30 PM – 1:30PM – $20 to participate in Dancing in the Street Zumba and STRONG

2:00PM – No fee – crowler holding contest ( Contest is run in heats)

3:00PM – $30/team to participate in Hot Dog Eating Contest

For Vendor applications and information on space fees, please call 413-664-6180 or email [email protected]


AYJ Fund Corn Hole Tournament
North Adams Armory, 206 Ashland
$20/ team
3rd Annual Corn Hole Fundraiser for the AYJ Fund. $20 per team. Fun for all ages! Join us for this great CornHole tournament with $ 100 1st place team prize, kids corn hole, Chinese Auction and more! All proceeds benefit children’s cancer and research at Dana-Farber. Advance registration online. Players must be registered by 12:00 to be included in tournament.


Hoosac Valley Fall Foliage Train Rides
Departs from/returns to the Train Depot in ADAMS, MA
10 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:30PM & 3:00 PM
$14/adults, $12/seniors & armed forces w/ID, $10/children 4-14
Welcome coach located at 98 Crowley Ave. Trains will depart North Adams Station at 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:30pm & 3:00pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. Ticket Fares: Adult $12.00/Senior (65+) $10.00/Child (4-12)$8.00. Tickets are available for reservation and pre-purchase at page or walk-up at the station in Adams. Fall Foliage Train Rides run on weekends through Oct. 28th.



SUNDAY, Sept. 30th



Fall Classic 5k Race
Starts at top of Main Street
(413) 496-6347
Begins at Noon
Please call for registration and event Information


1Berkshire Presents the 63rd Annual Fall Foliage Parade – Year of the Dog!
Downtown North Adams
[email protected]
1 PM
Parade begins at 1pm. The parade will commence at the Ocean State Job Lots parking lot, and conclude on Ashland Street after passing though downtown via Main Street. Thank you to the Gold Leaf Sponsors, MountainOne and Greylock Federal Credit Union




21 (Friday) 9:00 AM - 30 (Sunday) 3:00 PM


Office of Community Events413-662-3038 or [email protected]