Country Fair 20182018-10-01T16:09:44+00:00

This year marks the 21st year of
Hancock Shaker Village’s heritage Country Fair!
A heritage fall celebration featuring regional artisans, local farmers, and local food.
Saturday, September 29 – Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 10am-5pm.




We are located at 1843 West Housatonic St. in Pittsfield.

Dates: Saturday, September 29 & Sunday, September 30

The Village is open both days from
10am – 5pm

Please be sure to park in our main lot.
The Leadership lot is reserved for handicap parking and those with permits.

$20 |     Adults
$18 |     Seniors
$8   |     Ages 13-17

Kids 12 and under are FREE courtesy of    BB_ameb_Pos_4C

Discounts available for AAA members, MTA cardholders, EBT cardholders, and active and retired U.S. Military

Members visit anytime for FREE!  Join today

Why support? Green building, renewable resources, local agriculture, respect for the environment, reducing consumption, the demand for peace and equality, the renewed interest in fine artisanship.

Your support also makes programs, such as the Country Fair, possible.

Thank You


Join us in celebration of the Berkshires’ beautiful confluence of nature, culture and artistry.

Explore some of the best that the Berkshires have to offer in a magical historical setting. Take part in workshops, sit in on demonstrations, and compete in our hot sauce contest! Kid-friendly activities range from face painting and crazy balloon creations to egg tosses and chicken races. Country Fair is a convergence of historical enthusiasts, nature lovers, artisans, chefs, and so much more. There’s truly something for everyone.

Here at Hancock Shaker Village, we make you kindly welcome.


Thanks to the contestants for bringing their best! And thanks to the judges, Berkshire Magazine editor Anastasia Stanmeyer, Hancock Shaker Village director (and queen of hot sauce herself) Jennifer Trainer Thompson, and guest judge, Mike (pulled from the audience when chef Brian Alberg couldn’t get out of Seeds Market Cafe kitchen because visitors were were lined up to get their fill of his farm fresh menu).

And the winners are:

1st place – Virginia Goggins

2nd place – Donna and Dave Motta

3rd place – Bill Bernbeck

honorable mention – Jody Fijal


A show of new and antique quilts.

Harvest of Quilts Friday, September 28 | 10am – 5 pm
The Quilting Friends of Hancock Shaker Village thank you for your participation.


Antique: Mrs. Milligan’s coverlet 1920’s, Owned by Betty King

1st Place
Star Bright by Adrienne Bortell

2nd Place
Beach Glass by Debra Rogers Gillis

3rd Place
Baltimore Halloween by Debra Rogers Gillis


The 2019 quilt will be raffled Sunday, September 29 at 4pm. Ticket-holder does not need to be present to win. Purchase raffle tickets at the ticket desk or in Shaker Mercantile $2 each or $10 for six. Proceeds benefit educational program at Hancock Shaker Village.


Explore tents full of unique items hand-crafted by talented artisans. Find farm products from conscientious neighborhood farmers.

Thanks to ALL the exhibiting vendors. After thoughtful deliberation by this year’s guest judge – 2018’s Best Booths are: 


1st placeMostrom & Chase Handweavers

2nd placeLockhart Wrks

3rd placeGrant House Press


1st place – Chaseholm Farm

2nd place –Bughill Farm

3rd place – Corona D’oro

Click on images to learn more.

Benoni Press
Bug Hill Farm
Country Things
Dearest Boy
Freezin’ Hole Furniture
& Woodcrafts
Grant House Press
Gray Raven Farm
Hancock Shaker Village Garden
Hoosick Hickory
Jennings Brook Farm
Joanne Beller
Kirby Mountain Wood
Lisa Anderson Studio
Lockhart Wrks
Mostrom & Chase Handweavers
New Boston Quilter
North by Northeast Woodworks
p.m.reed Carry Goods
Quilt Boxes
Root and Tuber Works
Beeswax Candles
Steve Grasselli
Sandy’s Soaps
Steve Grasselli
Steve Grasselli
Wood & Rush Crafts
Woven Together
Bowey the Clown
Highland Ledge Farm
Maggi Kern Crafts
Pots & Paints


The Hungry Traveler

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New Vendor

Returning Vendor


Join us in our traditional Timber Frame building workshop, running from September 26-30, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

A farm fresh feast from the seat of your favorite bicycle

Sunday experiences a boost in visitors, as 400 high-end 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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