Berkshire Botanical Garden’s annual Harvest Festival, an iconic Berkshire event now in its 83rd year, is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, October 7-8, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Garden located at 5 West Stockbridge Road, (intersection of Routes 102 and 183), Stockbridge, MA.
The Harvest Festival has earned a reputation for being a quintessential family event celebrating the autumn harvest, where the 15-acre Garden is transformed into a vibrant hub featuring continuous entertainment, children’s games and crafts, more than 100 regional artisan food and craft vendors, and drop-in workshops on topics relating to gardening, traditions of the harvest, and farm to table activities. A sale featuring repurposed, gently used household items and clothing, plant and bulb sale, jewelry sale, a petting zoo, hay rides and haunted house are among the annual activities that have become favorites over the years.
Headliners on the Harvest Festival stage include Misty Blues, Andy Kelly’s Jazz Ambassadors, David Grover, and the Lucky 5. Returning favorites include the Puppet Wagon Show, Berkshire Ukulele Band, Moonshine Holler, juggler Bryson Lang, and Berkshire Strings, among others.
Admission to Harvest Festival is $7 for adults, and children under 12 are admitted free. There is no charge for parking in the Garden’s lots.
Harvest Festival sponsors include Red Lion Inn, Meadow Farm Equipment, and Valet Park of America. All proceeds from this event benefit the Garden’s education program. Visit berkshirebotanical.org for more information about Harvest Festival.