NEXT UP: Plan your visit


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.


Saturday & Sunday, September 21 & 22, 10 am-4 pm

Learn basic blacksmithing skills using traditional tools and techniques in a coal-fired forge. It’s a fun and fast-paced weekend with no experience required — only a desire to learn. FEE $150/135 members plus a $100 materials fee

Saturday & Sunday, September 28 & 29, 10 am-6 pm (Sat.) and 10 am-5 pm (Sun.)

More than fifty vendors. Regional artisans. Craft beer and local food. A Harvest of Quilts and a Fiber Festival. And so much more — a hot sauce contest, demos and workshops, kids’ games, a farmers market, and Farmer Olympics.

Saturday, September 28, 6:30 pm (doors open 6 pm)

Swing your partner and give folk-style line dancing a whirl with caller Fern Bradley. No fancy footwork required—anyone can do it! Doors open at 6 pm. TICKETS $10/DAY-OF $15/Kids 12 and under FREE

10 am on selected dates below

Goat down to business at this fun, relaxing yoga class. Available dates: Sunday, Sept. 29, Saturday, Oct. 5, and Sunday, Oct. 6.

Thursday, October 3, 6 pm

Uber-creative florist Jed Thompson from Township Four will guide you in assembling a dazzling fall wreath with gorgeous colors and textures. While you’re crafting, enjoy a glass of wine. TICKETS $80/72 MEMBERS; includes materials, appetizers, and wine.

Sundays at 11 am & 1 pm

Spend an hour cuddling a calf—and walking, brushing, and bottle-feeding her. ALL SESSIONS NOW SOLD OUT. See you next spring!

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: or 413.443.0188 x273.

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