Country Fair 20182018-09-14T13:05:09+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.

DETAILS


ADMISSION


MEMBERS


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

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

That’s right folks, it’s back! Think you’ve got the hottest sauce in town? Put it to the test by entering this year’s hot sauce contest!

Click here to register. Witness the judging at 2pm.

HARVEST OF QUILTS

A show of new and antique quilts.

Harvest of Quilts opens Friday, September 28 | 10am – 5 pm
The Quilting Friends of Hancock Shaker Village invite you to participate in Harvest of Quilts. Fill out and submit an entry form.

Scheduled demonstrations (all included in admission):
Friday, September 28
11am-1pm Needle Turn Applique with Doreen Atwood

2-4pm   Hand applique with paper templates with Connie Logan

Saturday, September 29
12-2pm It all starts with an X with Barbara Harry

2-4pm  Postcard quilts with Sue Ives

Sunday, September 30
12:30-2:30pm Community Quilts made by the Quilting Friends of Hancock Shaker Village with Mary Rentz

Sell your quilts and smalls in the Quilt Consignment Shop. A portion of  every sale supports educational programming.
Click here to sponsor Quilt Days and the Harvest of Quilts.

2018 QUILT RAFFLE

The 2018 quilt will be raffled Sunday, September 30 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.

2018 raffle quilt

REGIONAL FOOD & CRAFTS

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

2018 vendors: 

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
Monstrom & 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

FOOD

The Hungry Traveler

Want to be a vendor? Download an application:

New Vendor

Returning Vendor

WORKSHOPS, DEMONSTRATIONS & CONTESTS

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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