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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.

FEATURED EVENTS

HAUNTED HANCOCK
Thursdays in October, 7-9:30 pm
A spine-chilling evening of ghosts and mystery. Walk the dark paths of the village, hear tales of ghostly sightings, and discover the Shakers’ role in the spiritualist movement. Suitable for ages 12 and up. TICKETS $30/27 MEMBERS. Reservations required.

INTRO TO LIGHT PAINTING PHOTOGRAPHY
NOW Friday, October 18, 6-10 pm
Learn the art of light painting photography and “paint” a scene while the camera shutter is left open during a long exposure. Fred LeBlanc instructs. FEE $70/63 MEMBERS

THE BEST & THE WURST
Saturday, October 26, 5-7 pm
Sample the best regional beers and hard ciders and enjoy live music. Old-world and Shaker-style sausage made with regionally sourced meats, as well as additional beverages, will be for sale. Tickets include admission. ADVANCE TICKETS $20/18 MEMBERS; DAY OF $25/22.50 MEMBERS. Kids 12 and under FREE.

HALLOWEEN AT HANCOCK
Saturday, October 26, 10 am-3 pm
Witches, ghosts, and goblins roam the Village. Trick-or-treat in costume and learn how Shakers celebrated Halloween. Get spooked with ghost stories and fortune-telling, bob for doughnuts, hop on a “flying” Shaker broom, and meet Valerian the Garden Witch. All ages welcome.
INCLUDED WITH ADMISSION/FREE FOR MEMBERS

FOOD FOR THOUGHT WITH JAKE LEVIN
Saturday, November 9, 6 pm
Take your barbecue love affair to new heights with Berkshires native Jake Levin, author of The Smokehouse Handbook. Levin will demonstrate smoking and curing methods and discuss the importance of buying local, pasture-raised meat. TICKETS $100/90 MEMBERS; includes farm-to-table dinner, wine, and the book.

GRATEFUL SHAKER SUPPER 
Saturday, November 30, 6 pm
A candlelit dinner awaits in the historic Brick Dwelling, where the Shakers ate communally for more than a hundred years. You’ll savor a glorious seasonal feast, accompanied by live music. After dinner, tour the dwelling to cap off the magical evening. TICKETS $90/81 MEMBERS

Yankee Magazine’s New England Today TRAVEL Best of Massachusetts | 2018

Editors’ Choice Award – Best Historical Experience

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 Host an Event for more information on Wedding Packages.

Please contact the Event Coordinator directly: CSpara@HancockShakerVillage.org or 413.443.0188 x273.

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