Apr
23
Tue
Baby Animal Fest
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Celebrate spring and meet our newest additions – lambs, piglets, calves, chicks, and kids in the Round Stone Barn. Explore the hands-on Discovery Barn, make things, and stay for story time. Visit the Shaker Schoolhouse. Hear the Shakers’ story of sustainability. Have fun on the trail. Come for live music and sing along. Visit on Thursdays and stay longer (‘til 5pm). Spend Easter with us and celebrate Earth Day. Pony rides, face painting, balloon art. See cooking, blacksmithing, woodworking, sheep shearing, spinning, and weaving demos.

There are hundreds of activities during this festival – see full schedule HERE.

Sponsored by Guardian Insurance Company of America, Greylock Federal Credit Union, Red Lion Inn, and Michael Renzi Painting Company

Grandparents Day during Baby Animals
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Gram and Gramp, bring the grand kids on Tuesdays. You SAVE $2 and they visit FREE.

Visit our woodworkers in the tannery and try your hand at weaving. Climb on an antique tractor (great photo op) then have a seat for story time. Dress in Shaker clothing, make a traditional craft, and of course, visit the babies. Fun for the young and young-at-heart.

Apr
24
Wed
Baby Animal Fest
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Celebrate spring and meet our newest additions – lambs, piglets, calves, chicks, and kids in the Round Stone Barn. Explore the hands-on Discovery Barn, make things, and stay for story time. Visit the Shaker Schoolhouse. Hear the Shakers’ story of sustainability. Have fun on the trail. Come for live music and sing along. Visit on Thursdays and stay longer (‘til 5pm). Spend Easter with us and celebrate Earth Day. Pony rides, face painting, balloon art. See cooking, blacksmithing, woodworking, sheep shearing, spinning, and weaving demos.

There are hundreds of activities during this festival – see full schedule HERE.

Sponsored by Guardian Insurance Company of America, Greylock Federal Credit Union, Red Lion Inn, and Michael Renzi Painting Company

Apr
25
Thu
Baby Animal Fest
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Celebrate spring and meet our newest additions – lambs, piglets, calves, chicks, and kids in the Round Stone Barn. Explore the hands-on Discovery Barn, make things, and stay for story time. Visit the Shaker Schoolhouse. Hear the Shakers’ story of sustainability. Have fun on the trail. Come for live music and sing along. Visit on Thursdays and stay longer (‘til 5pm). Spend Easter with us and celebrate Earth Day. Pony rides, face painting, balloon art. See cooking, blacksmithing, woodworking, sheep shearing, spinning, and weaving demos.

There are hundreds of activities during this festival – see full schedule HERE.

Sponsored by Guardian Insurance Company of America, Greylock Federal Credit Union, Red Lion Inn, and Michael Renzi Painting Company

Animal Art ‘N Sip
Apr 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Spend a late afternoon hour meeting a heritage breed animal and making art.  Draw with pencil, color with crayons, or cut a collage to design your version of a barnyard friend. If creativity makes you thirsty, we have juice (sorry, folks, this is a dry event). You can hang your work in our gallery or at home on your fridge.

INCLUDED IN ADMISSION/FREE TO MEMBERS

Apr
26
Fri
Baby Animal Fest
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Celebrate spring and meet our newest additions – lambs, piglets, calves, chicks, and kids in the Round Stone Barn. Explore the hands-on Discovery Barn, make things, and stay for story time. Visit the Shaker Schoolhouse. Hear the Shakers’ story of sustainability. Have fun on the trail. Come for live music and sing along. Visit on Thursdays and stay longer (‘til 5pm). Spend Easter with us and celebrate Earth Day. Pony rides, face painting, balloon art. See cooking, blacksmithing, woodworking, sheep shearing, spinning, and weaving demos.

There are hundreds of activities during this festival – see full schedule HERE.

Sponsored by Guardian Insurance Company of America, Greylock Federal Credit Union, Red Lion Inn, and Michael Renzi Painting Company

Shaker Up Sausage + Beer Night
Apr 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Oktoberfest in April returns! Join us for a multi-course sausage and beer dinner pairing hosted by farm-to-table chef Brian Alberg and Orion Howard of Bright Ideas Brewing. Imagine: French-style bratwurst with goat cheese potato cakes, arugula salad and a Dijon vinaigrette paired with a crisp, hoppy blonde ale. It’s out of this world. Taste the new, limited-edition Heavenly Bright IPA inspired by Hancock Shaker Village and specially brewed for this event. Mingle with brewers and feast on charcuterie and old world (Shaker-style) craft sausage made with locally sourced meats. Enjoy honestly delicious food paired with craft beers from one of the region’s finest breweries.

TICKETS $80/72 MEMBERS

Apr
27
Sat
Baby Animal Fest
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Celebrate spring and meet our newest additions – lambs, piglets, calves, chicks, and kids in the Round Stone Barn. Explore the hands-on Discovery Barn, make things, and stay for story time. Visit the Shaker Schoolhouse. Hear the Shakers’ story of sustainability. Have fun on the trail. Come for live music and sing along. Visit on Thursdays and stay longer (‘til 5pm). Spend Easter with us and celebrate Earth Day. Pony rides, face painting, balloon art. See cooking, blacksmithing, woodworking, sheep shearing, spinning, and weaving demos.

There are hundreds of activities during this festival – see full schedule HERE.

Sponsored by Guardian Insurance Company of America, Greylock Federal Credit Union, Red Lion Inn, and Michael Renzi Painting Company

Sheep Shearing Weekend
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Meet our merinos and watch sheep get their annual haircuts. Sheep shearing 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 famous Shaker cloak. Meet regional fiber artisans. Get involved in hands-on activities and learn how fleece on sheep becomes a sweater. Meet the new spring babies, too. Make a wooly sheep in the Discovery Barn. On Saturday, bring needles, yarn, and join a Sit ‘N Knit.

INCLUDED IN ADMISSION/FREE TO MEMBERS

Apr
28
Sun
Baby Animal Fest
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Celebrate spring and meet our newest additions – lambs, piglets, calves, chicks, and kids in the Round Stone Barn. Explore the hands-on Discovery Barn, make things, and stay for story time. Visit the Shaker Schoolhouse. Hear the Shakers’ story of sustainability. Have fun on the trail. Come for live music and sing along. Visit on Thursdays and stay longer (‘til 5pm). Spend Easter with us and celebrate Earth Day. Pony rides, face painting, balloon art. See cooking, blacksmithing, woodworking, sheep shearing, spinning, and weaving demos.

There are hundreds of activities during this festival – see full schedule HERE.

Sponsored by Guardian Insurance Company of America, Greylock Federal Credit Union, Red Lion Inn, and Michael Renzi Painting Company

Sheep Shearing Weekend
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Meet our merinos and watch sheep get their annual haircuts. Sheep shearing 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 famous Shaker cloak. Meet regional fiber artisans. Get involved in hands-on activities and learn how fleece on sheep becomes a sweater. Meet the new spring babies, too. Make a wooly sheep in the Discovery Barn. On Saturday, bring needles, yarn, and join a Sit ‘N Knit.

INCLUDED IN ADMISSION/FREE TO MEMBERS

Apr
29
Mon
Baby Animal Fest
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Celebrate spring and meet our newest additions – lambs, piglets, calves, chicks, and kids in the Round Stone Barn. Explore the hands-on Discovery Barn, make things, and stay for story time. Visit the Shaker Schoolhouse. Hear the Shakers’ story of sustainability. Have fun on the trail. Come for live music and sing along. Visit on Thursdays and stay longer (‘til 5pm). Spend Easter with us and celebrate Earth Day. Pony rides, face painting, balloon art. See cooking, blacksmithing, woodworking, sheep shearing, spinning, and weaving demos.

There are hundreds of activities during this festival – see full schedule HERE.

Sponsored by Guardian Insurance Company of America, Greylock Federal Credit Union, Red Lion Inn, and Michael Renzi Painting Company

Apr
30
Tue
Baby Animal Fest
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Celebrate spring and meet our newest additions – lambs, piglets, calves, chicks, and kids in the Round Stone Barn. Explore the hands-on Discovery Barn, make things, and stay for story time. Visit the Shaker Schoolhouse. Hear the Shakers’ story of sustainability. Have fun on the trail. Come for live music and sing along. Visit on Thursdays and stay longer (‘til 5pm). Spend Easter with us and celebrate Earth Day. Pony rides, face painting, balloon art. See cooking, blacksmithing, woodworking, sheep shearing, spinning, and weaving demos.

There are hundreds of activities during this festival – see full schedule HERE.

Sponsored by Guardian Insurance Company of America, Greylock Federal Credit Union, Red Lion Inn, and Michael Renzi Painting Company

Grandparents Day during Baby Animals
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Gram and Gramp, bring the grand kids on Tuesdays. You SAVE $2 and they visit FREE.

Visit our woodworkers in the tannery and try your hand at weaving. Climb on an antique tractor (great photo op) then have a seat for story time. Dress in Shaker clothing, make a traditional craft, and of course, visit the babies. Fun for the young and young-at-heart.

May
1
Wed
Baby Animal Fest
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Celebrate spring and meet our newest additions – lambs, piglets, calves, chicks, and kids in the Round Stone Barn. Explore the hands-on Discovery Barn, make things, and stay for story time. Visit the Shaker Schoolhouse. Hear the Shakers’ story of sustainability. Have fun on the trail. Come for live music and sing along. Visit on Thursdays and stay longer (‘til 5pm). Spend Easter with us and celebrate Earth Day. Pony rides, face painting, balloon art. See cooking, blacksmithing, woodworking, sheep shearing, spinning, and weaving demos.

There are hundreds of activities during this festival – see full schedule HERE.

Sponsored by Guardian Insurance Company of America, Greylock Federal Credit Union, Red Lion Inn, and Michael Renzi Painting Company

May
2
Thu
Baby Animal Fest
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Celebrate spring and meet our newest additions – lambs, piglets, calves, chicks, and kids in the Round Stone Barn. Explore the hands-on Discovery Barn, make things, and stay for story time. Visit the Shaker Schoolhouse. Hear the Shakers’ story of sustainability. Have fun on the trail. Come for live music and sing along. Visit on Thursdays and stay longer (‘til 5pm). Spend Easter with us and celebrate Earth Day. Pony rides, face painting, balloon art. See cooking, blacksmithing, woodworking, sheep shearing, spinning, and weaving demos.

There are hundreds of activities during this festival – see full schedule HERE.

Sponsored by Guardian Insurance Company of America, Greylock Federal Credit Union, Red Lion Inn, and Michael Renzi Painting Company

Animal Art ‘N Sip
May 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Spend a late afternoon hour meeting a heritage breed animal and making art.  Draw with pencil, color with crayons, or cut a collage to design your version of a barnyard friend. If creativity makes you thirsty, we have juice (sorry, folks, this is a dry event). You can hang your work in our gallery or at home on your fridge.

INCLUDED IN ADMISSION/FREE TO MEMBERS

UpCountry Magazine Wine, Food & Spirits Celebration
May 2 @ 6:00 pm

Please join New England Newspapers and UpCountry Magazine at Hancock Shaker Village for a night of celebration to officially kick off the Berkshire cultural season. Your ticket includes an array of delightful bites from some of the Berkshires’ finest food artisans. You’ll taste wine and spirits from the Berkshires and beyond while Berkshire Jazz Collective (featuring Andy Wrba) plays in the background. Participants receive a signature UpCountry Magazine wine glass, wine lanyard, and tote bag. Each ticket holder will be entered into a raffle for the chance to win $1,000 worth of prizes. A portion of the ticket proceeds will be donated to Kids 4 Harmony.

Sponsored by Berkshire Bank.

May
3
Fri
Baby Animal Fest
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Celebrate spring and meet our newest additions – lambs, piglets, calves, chicks, and kids in the Round Stone Barn. Explore the hands-on Discovery Barn, make things, and stay for story time. Visit the Shaker Schoolhouse. Hear the Shakers’ story of sustainability. Have fun on the trail. Come for live music and sing along. Visit on Thursdays and stay longer (‘til 5pm). Spend Easter with us and celebrate Earth Day. Pony rides, face painting, balloon art. See cooking, blacksmithing, woodworking, sheep shearing, spinning, and weaving demos.

There are hundreds of activities during this festival – see full schedule HERE.

Sponsored by Guardian Insurance Company of America, Greylock Federal Credit Union, Red Lion Inn, and Michael Renzi Painting Company

May
4
Sat
Baby Animal Fest
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Celebrate spring and meet our newest additions – lambs, piglets, calves, chicks, and kids in the Round Stone Barn. Explore the hands-on Discovery Barn, make things, and stay for story time. Visit the Shaker Schoolhouse. Hear the Shakers’ story of sustainability. Have fun on the trail. Come for live music and sing along. Visit on Thursdays and stay longer (‘til 5pm). Spend Easter with us and celebrate Earth Day. Pony rides, face painting, balloon art. See cooking, blacksmithing, woodworking, sheep shearing, spinning, and weaving demos.

There are hundreds of activities during this festival – see full schedule HERE.

Sponsored by Guardian Insurance Company of America, Greylock Federal Credit Union, Red Lion Inn, and Michael Renzi Painting Company