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