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Baby Animals have arrived!

Through Sunday, May 6
Daily 10-4 and Thursdays ’til 5

Hancock Shaker Village brings the Shaker story to life
and preserves it for future generations.

Go back in time, forward in thought. Living history museum in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.

SHAKER UP SAUSAGE + BEER

Hosted by farm-to-table chef Brian Alberg and Bright Ideas Brewing guru Orion Howard. Meet the makers and the shakers, and enjoy honestly delicious Berkshire and Hudson Valley sourced food and Bright Ideas, Shire Breu-Hous, and Wandering Star drink.

GOAT YOGA

It’s here to Namaste. Bleat in. Bleat out. We kid you not. You’d better goat used to it.

Bring a mat, towel, and open mind.

GALLERY TALK

by Dr. William D. Moore Saturday, April 28, 2pm
Inventing the Shaker Aesthetic A preeminent photographer of the Shakers, William F. Winter, Jr., created an extensive body of modernist photographs. This talk explores the idea of Shaker design epitomizing traits of frugality, functionality, and simplicity. ADMISSION FOR THE DAY IS INCLUDED

SHAKERFEST

A new kind of festival curated by Anna & Elizabeth

From food to tours of heirloom medicinal herb gardens, this festival offers numerous experiences to enjoy with the music on August 18.

EMERGING TASTES

A creative retreat for food leaders on July 19-22.  Explore new flavors, rethink old ones, and realign ourselves with simple values. Cooking and wild-crafting workshops, tastings, hikes & goat yoga, field dinner, live music, emerging edibles, foraging, and skills/knowledge exchange.

1st ANNUAL NORTHEAST FIDDLERS’ CONVENTION

Presented with Oldtone on Saturday June 9 with Bill & the Belles and Nils Fredland from 2pm-midnight.
Attend workshops, jam in the barn, witness a fiddle and banjo contest, and square dance the night away.

OPENING April 14, 2018

Apr 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
11:00 am
Your tour begins with a wagon ride through the HSV gardens and along the Farm & Forest Trail to the 1910 Barn. Here, in your own private viewing are, you’ll meet, hold and even bottle-feed the baby animals. A wonderful experience for children, parents and grandparents! Daily at 11 am from  April 14 through May[...]
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
11:00 am
Your tour begins with a wagon ride through the HSV gardens and along the Farm & Forest Trail to the 1910 Barn. Here, in your own private viewing are, you’ll meet, hold and even bottle-feed the baby animals. A wonderful experience for children, parents and grandparents! Daily at 11 am from  April 14 through May[...]
Apr 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
6:30 pm
A multi-course farm-to-table dinner of craft sausages and beer hosted by chef Brian Alberg and Bright Ideas Brewing guru Orion Howard. On the menu: the best regional beers from brewing bosses at Bright Ideas, Shire Breu-Hous, and Wandering Star, and old world (and Shaker-style) sausage using Berkshire and Hudson Valley sourced meats, sausages, and charcuterie for the best beer/sausage pairing of spring.[...]
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
10:00 am
Meet our merinos and watch sheep get their annual haircuts. Sheep sheering is sure to delight the entire family. Throughout the weekend, follow the wool from sheep to cloak with demos of sheep-shearing (with champion shearer Fred DePaul), spinning, dying, and weaving. Learn how to spin and weave. See rarely-displayed Shaker-made woolen items, including the[...]
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
11:00 am
Your tour begins with a wagon ride through the HSV gardens and along the Farm & Forest Trail to the 1910 Barn. Here, in your own private viewing are, you’ll meet, hold and even bottle-feed the baby animals. A wonderful experience for children, parents and grandparents! Daily at 11 am from  April 14 through May[...]
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
12:00 pm
Proudly serving SoCo Creamery ice cream made from the highest quality, most delicious, and healthful ingredients. When you enjoy SoCo ice cream and sorbet, you’re tasting real cocoa powder, Madagascar vanilla, organic coconut, whole fruit, raw ginger, pure cane sugar, handmade caramel, house-made brownies and cookies, and milk and cream from New England farms. SoCo ice[...]

Hancock Shaker Village – An Orientation

Bride or groom to be?

Take your wedding vows at Hancock Shaker Village, chosen the “best” wedding venue in the Berkshires by Boston Magazine.

The simplicity of our Shaker farm and the timeless historic village provide the perfect backdrop for any wedding. We offer a variety of rooms to choose from in both modern and historic buildings. Or book our Event Tent, with views of the Round Stone Barn. Go to Gather for more information on Wedding Packages.

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