September 30, 2017

September 30, 2017 (Saturday)
Hadley MA

J.A. Skinner State Park Weekly Programs

J.A. Skinner State Park is home to more than 400 acres of forest on Mt. Holyoke, as well as the historic Mt. Holyoke Summit House. Southbound SongbirdsThe Evolution Of The Summit House, The Mighty Monarch Migration, Mountain Mindfulness, Geology Rocks Talk, Trepidation On The Tramway, Watching For Hawks, Raptors Over The Range, PLUS Picturesque Prospect: Art On The Deck Saturdays, Sept. 9, 16, 23, & 30, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Join a Park Interpreter as we create or recreate artwork of your own design. All DCR-sponsored programs are free. See schedule....

Amherst & Hadley MA

Notch Visitors Center, Mt. Holyoke Range State Park Programs

The Notch Visitor Center’s exhibit and information desk area is open, free of charge, to the public Thursdays through Mondays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Here, you can explore the story of the Mount Holyoke Range, view natural history displays, and enjoy the children’s touch table. Weekly schedule for programs for the Notch Visitors Center: Landscape Hikes for various ages, Kidleidescope, Owl Detectives, Scavenger Hunt, Speaking with Skulls, and Making the Connecticut River Valley. See schedule for more details .....

Charlemont MA

Berkshire East Fall Rafting

Discover Great Rafting! Fall rafting is prime time. Warm water, top-notch scenery, and great water flows - Four trips available from Wild to Mild. Sept. 4 - Oct. 15.

Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit: Marc Chagall and Friends: The Salon des Indépendants

July 18, 2017, through January 28, 2018. The display features a print by Chagall alongside rarely seen works by Alexander Archipenko, Jacques Lipchitz, and Amedeo Modigliani, all of whom lived in the same studio apartment complex as Chagall between 1911 and 1914. Additionally, the exhibit contains prints by several artists affiliated with the “School of Paris,” a burgeoning group of immigrant artists that included famed cubist Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall.

Sunderland MA

Mike's Maze

Open weekends throuhg Nov 5. Mike’s Maze is an 8-acre corn maze and family entertainment destination! Visitors will encounter countless activities, games, and amusements to entertain the entire family. Every year we concoct a brand new maze, along with a themed game that will challenge you to solve puzzles and problems! This year's maze is a visible postcard sending a cosmic message from the surface of the planet "Greetings from Earth: The Pale Blue Dot."

Chicopee MA

Munich Haus Biergarten Bands

Friday's and Saturday's in September. Featuring the valley's best live music!

Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit: The Power of the Poster

A new exhibition at Springfield’s Wood History Museum reminds viewers to never underestimate the power of the right images combined with the right words to make change happen. Woodrow Wilson proved it one hundred years ago. The Division of Pictorial Publicity created more than 700 posters promoting Liberty Bonds, military recruitment, food conservation, and other patriotic issues using images created by some of the country’s most illustrious artists. History on the Home Front: The Power of the Poster in WWI, Now through October 15.

Big E, West Springfield MA

The Big E Court of Honor Stage Schedule

Journey former lead vocalist Steve Augeri Sept 16 - Sept 17, Village People Sept 17, Forever Motown Sept 18 - Sept 19, Gary Puckett and The Union Gap Sept 20 - Sept 21, Cheat Codes Sept 22, The Sugarhill Gang with Grandmaster Melle Mel Sept 23, Sheila E. Sept 24, The Lovin' Spoonful Sept 27 - Sept 28, Fastball Sept 29 - Oct 01, Red Hot Chilli Pipers Sept 29, The Machine performs Pink Floyd Oct 1. Daily & Free!

Charlemont MA

Berkshire East Fall Foliage Zip Line Canopy Tours

With three different zip line canopy tours featuring some of North America’s longest zip lines, Berkshire East Canopy Tours is New England’s largest zip line destination. Featured by USA Today as one of the Top 10 Zip lines of the United States! Whether you are getting a taste of zipping on our Base Area Tour or seeking an adrenaline rush on our Valley Jump, there is something to suit all interests.

Big E, West Springfield MA

The Big E 101

September 15-October 1, Gates open at 8 a.m. The Big E, an ABA Top 100 event that attracts close to 1.5 million guests from throughout the region. Fairgoers travel to the Fair for the daily shows, Big E Cream Puffs, The Big E Circus Spectacular, Avenue of States, Storrowton Village Museum, the Mardi Gras parade, animals, rides, shopping and foods from around the world.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Open Hearth Cooking

September 16, 23, 30, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. If it's September, it must be pumpkin time. Before the pumpkin spice lattes and muffins of today, people were eating dishes made from Connecticut Field and Long Island Cheese pumpkins. It was a dependable crop and stored well over the colder months providing a reliable source of food. Meet the workhorse of the Colonial kitchen - the pumpkin.

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Presents Fright Fest

 Beginning Saturday, September 23 and running every weekend to October 29, Six Flags New England turns into a massive Halloween celebration. The entire family can enjoy not-so-scary daytime fun before the monsters come out to play. Let the kids (under age 12) dress in their costumes and embark on a trick-or-treat adventure, collecting candy on our trail ($1 fee). For Fright Fest 2017, presented by SNICKERS, our park will be scarier than ever before. Fright Fest will turn your nightmares into a reality as you face chilling haunts and trembling scares.....

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Exhibition: The Famous Artists School

On View to October 29. Learning from the Masters will include original artworks, studies, photographs, archival films documenting live demonstrations and commentary by the artists, contemporary interviews, and lesson plans. The exhibition is organized into seven sections that explore the major instructional themes that the famous illustrators identified as foundational for artists.

Ludlow MA

Randall's Farm Crazy Corn Maze

Weekends and Columbus Day 10:00 am-5:00 pm. September 16th - October 29th.

Atkins Farms, South Amherst MA

Atkins Farms Presents Scarecrow Workshops

Every Saturday & Sunday from 11am - 4pm through October 22nd! $18.99+ tax. Build your own life-size and lovable scarecrow. Everything is included, just bring your imagination.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Historic Trades Demonstrations

Weekends, September 30-November 25, 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Meet talented craftspeople and observe their work up close each weekend this fall with our Historic Trade demonstrations. Learn how a printing press was important to communication in colonial times. See a joiner use a series of tools to square, shape, and join separate pieces of wood into a single, strong window sash. Working with the head of fiery coals, watch the blacksmith deftly transform hard, shapeless metal into a graceful, functional object. See schedule ....

McCray's Farm, S Hadley MA

McCray's Farm Monster Mash Haunted Hayrides

The Monster Mash Haunted Hayride at McCray’s Farm has grown into the largest and most talked about Haunted attraction in Western Massachusetts. As we prepare for our 24th Anniverscary season, we promise you that this season will be even better than last. Opens at 7:00 pm and continues until the last rider runs screaming! The Munchkin Mash Kiddie Hayride is open from 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm. Open every Friday, Saturday & Sunday in October.

Bernardston MA

Kringle Candle Fall Festival

Come enjoy the Kringle Fall Festival on Saturday & Sunday, 9/30 - 10/1 featuring artists/crafters, hayrides, stilt walkers, pumpkin painting, apple dipping, ice cream, kids/family activities, contests, beer garden, music & much more! Will Evans & John Waynelovich of Barefoot Truth fame take the stage at the Kringle Courtyard on Saturday from 4 to 7. On Sunday, Falltown String Band playing Americana roots, country standards, jazz & blues from noon to 2 followed by Dicey Riley featuring accomplished fiddler Zoë Darrow from 3 to 6.

Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit: Jeweled Objects of Desire

On view through December 31. Visitors of all ages will be dazzled by extraordinary gems, beautiful jewelry and fantastically embellished creations from the collections of the Smithsonian Institution. The special exhibition also features the work of internationally renowned jewelry designer Sidney Mobell, celebrated for crafting common utilitarian items into unique artworks through the use of gold and precious gemstones. Free with museum admission.

Big E, West Springfield MA

The Big E xfinity Arena Presents TwinE Country Fest

Grab your cowboy hat...or sombrero...The Big E is excited to present the all-new TwinE Country Fest! The inaugural festival takes place Saturday, Sept. 30. Venue gates open at 1:30pm and the music starts at 3pm. See Granger Smith feat. Earl Dibbles Jr., Parmalee, The Cadillac Three, Lindsay Ell on the main stage, and up and coming Country artists Sam Grow, Cole Taylor and more. Special performances by Mariachi Azteca del Sol.

North Adams MA

North Adams Annual Fall Dog Parade

Sept 30. Registration begins at 10AM. Parade begins at 10:30AM. The parade will begin at the Veterans Memorial Park  and conclude at the new North Adams Dog Park in the Houghton St. Park and awards will be given in these costume categories: Funniest, Best Group (of dogs), Best Duo (dog + owner), Best Large Dog, Best Medium Dog, Best Small Dog. This event is FREE, but donations to local animal rescues are accepted.

Amherst MA

Atkins Farms Pick Your Own!

Pick your own Cortland apples and pumpkins of all shapes, colors and sizes in our picturesque, Peach Berry Hill orchard. September 30, and October 1. Saturday & Sunday from 10am to 4:00 pm. FREE Cider Donut Holes with your apple picking purchase (while supplies last).

Mullins Center UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Mullins Center & UMass Hockey

Sat, September 30. 1st game of the season. UMass Hockey vs. Queens University.