Hancock Shaker Village’s 14th Annual Country Fair

Hancock Shaker Village’s 14th Annual Country Fair
Pittsfield, MA
September 24th & 25th, 10am-5pm

Hancock Shaker Village’s 14th annual Country Fair (Courtesy photo)

Hancock Shaker Village’s 14th annual Country Fair promises fun for the whole family with Shaker-inspired games in the Kids Tent, a farmers’ market with samples of heirloom vegetables to taste, vendors and demonstrations of handmade crafts, wagon and pony rides, antique engines and tractors, a pie contest, live music and more.

At the Country Fair, more than 70 vendors will fill the Village with fresh produce, finished farm products, fine crafts of all sorts, and antiques. The Farmers’ Market tents will boast vegetables, flowers, maple sugar treats, and hand-made cheeses. Artisans will sell furniture, Shaker-style oval boxes, original paintings, candles, and hand-woven textiles.

At the Kids Tent, Hancock Shaker Village interpreters will lead a host of fun activities, including crafts, old-fashioned games, and face painting. There will be wagon rides through the scenic Village grounds and, of course, a hay pile to jump and play on and pony rides

For more information about fair call 800-817-1137, or visit www.hancockshakervillage.org.

About Hancock Shaker Village

Situated on a picturesque expanse of farm, field, and woodland in Pittsfield, Mass., Hancock Shaker Village is an outdoor living history museum and center for the study of principled living in the 21st century. The fully restored Village includes 18 historic buildings, heirloom medicinal and vegetable gardens, 22,000 examples of Shaker furniture, crafts, tools, and clothes that depict daily life at the Shakers’ City of Peace through its 220 years, as well as heritage breed farm animals and spectacular hiking trails. There are daily tours, craft and cooking demonstrations, lectures and workshops, and a variety of activities for children and families, as well as a Museum Store and Shaker-inspired cuisine at the Village Harvest Café. The Discovery Room offers hands-on opportunities for kids of all ages to try their hand at chair seat weaving, working at a loom, trying on Shaker-style clothing, or milking a life-sized replica of a cow. An interactive audio tour (free with admission) is available in English, French, Italian, and German.

Hancock Shaker Village is located on Route 20 in Pittsfield, MA, just west of the junction of Routes 20 and 41 (34 Lebanon Mountain Rd., Hancock, MA).

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