80th Annual Berkshire Harvest Festival

Berkshire Harvest FestivalDuring your time with us at the Gateways Inn, you’ll discover that the Berkshires are not only a place full of natural beauty, but also a region with rich culture and history. From the number of historical sites and art galleries to festivals, the Berkshires have something for all visitors. There are enriching activities and events to enjoy year round, especially during the fall. The 80th Annual Berkshire Harvest Festival this October provides a great opportunity to take part in a cherished tradition from generations past.


The Berkshire Harvest Festival is a huge part of the community’s calendar each year. Originally, the Festival was conceived as a harvest-season family and community festival. Now, it is the largest and longest running event of its kind in the United States. Showcasing local artisans, supporting local services, and promoting a wide array of excellent Berkshire area products, the 80th Annual Berkshire Harvest Festival is a fantastic event that gives visitors a chance to get involved with the local culture during their stay.


The Berkshire Harvest Festival offers live music, crafts, delicious cuisine, a haunted house, a silent auction, plant sales, book sales, a massive tag sale, a farmers market and so much more. All the events will be over two days, October 11th and October 12th from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. The Berkshire Harvest Festival has been a cherished tradition in the area for generations. With up to 10,000 attendees, the event is widely known and loved.


Admission into the Festival is 5 dollars for adults and children under the age of 12 are free. Parking is free, making it easy for visitors to relax during the event. Tickets are only sold at the door! Guests can enjoy a bite to eat at the food trucks and artisan food producers scattered throughout the Festival. One activity that will excite kids and adults alike is the Haunted House! The Berkshire Harvest Festival is packed full of fun and thrilling events that everyone will enjoy. Take time to wander through the entire event and experience every activity. You don’t want to miss a thing.


One thing you don’t want to miss is the Botanical Garden section. The Garden has its own Farm Camp, Hall of Pumpkins and much more. The gardens are among the oldest in the United State and have been expanded over the years. The plant collections in the garden emphasize plant species that thrive in the Berkshires. In 1934, the Berkshire Harvest Festival was the Garden’s first fundraising event and has since become the best-known community gathering.


When planning your visit to the 80th Annual Berkshire Harvest Festival, be sure to book your stay at the Gateways Inn. Enjoy the evening after the festival with a meal in our restaurant or a drink in the Lounge as you take in some great live entertainment. After the revelry, retire to one of our luxurious guest rooms for a good nights rest. Each room is tastefully decorated and furnished to provide the utmost in comfort while providing elegance with modern amenities. Each morning you will enjoy a delicious breakfast, so your adventures at the Berkshire Harvest Festival will start off on the right note. Choose the Gateways Inn and have an unforgettable experience.

In addition, here are some other great events in the area this fall:

  • The Lenox Tub Parade – Sept. 13
  • The 38th Josh Billings RunAground – Sept. 14
  • The 35th Annual Apple Squeeze Festival – Sept. 27-28
  • Brock Trot 10K, 5K, Walk, and Kids’ Race – Sept. 28
  • Berkshire Coaching Weekend – Oct. 11-13




Photo courtesy Kim Abbott.