We are located at 1843 West Housatonic St. in Pittsfield.
Dates: Saturday, September 28 & Sunday, September 29
The Village is open
Saturday 10am – 6pm
Please be sure to park in our main lot.
The Leadership lot is reserved for accessible parking and those with permits.
$20 | Adults
$18 | Seniors
$8 | Ages 13-17
Kids 12 and under are FREE courtesy of
Discounts available for AAA members, MTA cardholders, EBT cardholders, and active and retired US Military
Farm to Fork Fondo Cyclists with official wrist bands have free entry for the day. Friends and family of cyclists may purchase entry at a discounted price.
Members visit anytime for FREE! Join today.
Why support Hancock Shaker Village? Your membership supports renewable resources, local agriculture, respect for the environment, reducing consumption, a commitment to peace and equality, and fine craftsmanship.
Your support also makes programs like the Country Fair possible.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Country Fair is a beloved tradition that celebrates culture, tradition, artistry, and nature. Explore some of the best artisans and local food purveyors the Berkshires has to offer in a magical historical setting. Take part in workshops, watch demonstrations, and compete in our hot sauce contest on Saturday at 2 pm. Kid-friendly activities range from face painting and crazy balloon creations to egg tosses and sack races.
Visit our Fiber Festival and Quilt Show on the second floor of the Round Stone Barn. Try folk-style line dancing at a Contra Dance Saturday night. Join beekeeper Joe Moncecchi for specials talks and demonstrations. Watch a fascinating timberframing workshop.
Stop by Saturday for a performance by Youth Alive and get into the groove of step, African and hip-hop, along with a band and bucket drummers. On Sunday, enjoy an exciting performance by children’s dance group Breffny Irish Dancers.
A new addition to the Country Fair, the Fiber Festival brings together some of the region’s finest fiber artisans and enthusiasts to our iconic Round Stone Barn.
Plus: Thistle Dew Craftery, Foxhill Farm, and The Spin-Off Yarn Shop
FIBER FESTIVAL WORKSHOPS
CLASSIC DORSET BUTTONS
Sunday, September 29 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Fees: Fees: $50 Adult/$45 Member, plus $10 material fee payable directly to the instructor. Pre-registration required.
Known as Dorset buttons, these charming fasteners were first made commercially in Dorset, England in the seventeenth century. In this workshop, led by Gwen Steege, participants will learn how to make beautiful buttons that can be used for hand-crafted wearables, jewelry, holiday ornaments, and more. No experience required.
NEEDLEFELTING: BABY HEDGEHOG
Sunday, September 29 1:30-3:30 pm
Fees: $50 Adult/$45 Member, plus $15 material fee payable directly to the instructor. Pre-registration required.
Lead by Going Gnome instructors Jennifer and Melissa VanSant, this beginner-friendly needlefelting class brings participants through an entire project—an adorable baby hedgehog. Recommended for ages 16 and up.
HOW TO READ A KNITTING CHART
Saturday, September 28 10 am-1 pm
Fees: $50 Adult/$45 Member. Pre-registration required.
An instructor from The Warm Ewe teaches participants how to knit with charted instructions. In this workshop, attendees will begin making ear warmers, a perfect holiday gift. Participants should be comfortable with basic knitting skills and should bring the following materials: scrap yarn, appropriate needles for knitting class samples, pencil, scissors, 50 yds of bulky weight yarn, and straight needles in size to get an approximate gauge of 3sts/in garter stitch with your yarn.
HARVEST OF QUILTS
A show of new and antique quilts
Saturday & Sunday, September 28 & 29 | 10 am – 5 pm
Featuring the quilts of Stephen Rotondaro of Hillsdale, NY, Emmy Award winning Sesame Street Costume designer and expert quilter. Meet Stephen on Sunday, September 29 at 1 pm.
The Quilting Friends of Hancock Shaker Village welcome you to the display and consignment of quilts in the Round Stone Barn. The Harvest of Quilts, an integral part of the Country Fair, celebrates color, design and the Shaker tradition of fine craftsmanship demonstrated in historic and modern quilts. Proceeds benefit the Village’s educational programs.
Exhibitors and consignors receive complimentary, full-day passes for the Village valid September 28–29, 2019. Volunteers receive complimentary admission on the day of their service.
Quilt Consignment Shop: Hancock Shaker Village is accepting consignment items as a part of the two-day Harvest of Quilts Show. To register, please mail your completed consignment form by September 6, 2019. The Quilting Friends of Hancock Shaker Village thank you for your participation.
2019 QUILT RAFFLE
Win a beautiful quilt made by the Quilting Friends of Hancock Shaker Village. The quilt will be raffled Sunday, September 29 at 4 pm. Ticket-holder does not need to be present to win. Purchase raffle tickets at the ticket desk or in Shaker Mercantile for $2 each or $10 for six. Proceeds benefit the educational program at Hancock Shaker Village.
COUNTRY FAIR VENDORS
Explore tents full of unique items handcrafted by talented artisans. Peruse fresh fruits, vegetables, jams, honey, and other products grown and created by conscientious neighborhood farmers.
Click on images to learn more.
Bowey the Clown
Nantucket Lightship Basket
Plus: By Francine K, Maggie Kern Crafts, Michelle Smith, and Pillow Beds by Helen
A farm-fresh feast from the seat of your favorite bicycle
The Village comes alive Sunday with 400 cyclists participating in Farm to Fork Fondo, an organized bike ride from farm to farm that begins and ends at Hancock Shaker Village.
A “Bucket List Event” – Men’s Health & SELF Magazine
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