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
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.
WHAT TO EXPECT
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.
HOT SAUCE CONTEST
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
HARVEST OF QUILTS
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.
VIEWERS’ CHOICE WINNERS:
2019 QUILT RAFFLE
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.
REGIONAL FOOD & CRAFTS
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 place – Mostrom & Chase Handweavers
2nd place – Lockhart Wrks
3rd place – Grant House Press
1st place – Chaseholm Farm
2nd place –Bughill Farm
3rd place – Corona D’oro
Click on images to learn more.
North by Northeast Woodworks
Bowey the Clown
Highland Ledge Farm
Maggi Kern Crafts
Pots & Paints
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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