You know "peak fall" has arrived when the Berkshire Botanical Garden Harvest Festival rolls into town! The 89th annual Berkshire Botanical Garden Harvest Festival will run daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 7 and Oct. 8 in Stockbridge, MA. Attendees will enjoy tons of entertainment, food, vendors, and activities for the whole family. Here's what you need to know to plan your visit!
How to Attend the 2023 Garden Harvest Festival
This cherished annual event takes place at the Berkshire Botanical Garden located at 5 West Stockbridge Road in Stockbridge, MA. Admission to the festival is $10 for ages 12 and up. Free parking is available.
Here's What's Happening at the 2023 Garden Harvest Festival
During this spectacular festival, the venue's 24-acre garden is transformed into a fall wonderland that hosts more than 50 regional craft and food vendors. This year's event will feature a giant tag sale, a plant sale, games, live music, fire dancing, an obstacle course, and so much more! Food trucks at the festival will offer everything from warm chili and bisque to treats and desserts. Many people attend the festival purely for the beer garden that is presented by Barrington Brewery.
There's plenty of incredible entertainment lined up for this year's festivities! The roster for live music features Katherine Winston, Misty Blues, StompBoxTrio, Tom Knight, Ciarra Fragale, Kayla B, and more! Guests will also be dazzled by live fire dancing by Luna Faun Fire.
There's also plenty for the kids at the festival! Children's activities for this year will include pony rides, hayrides, pumpkin painting, face painting, a hay maze, and a cider press with a photo opportunity. Of course, the setting of the historic and ecologically significant Berkshire Botanical Garden inspires a sense of wonderment in children!
About the Berkshire Botanical Garden
It's no secret that the Berkshire Botanical Garden is the true star of the show each year when this popular festival rolls into town! Established in 1934, the Berkshire Botanical Garden is regarded as one of the oldest public gardens in the Northeast. The grounds cover 24 acres within Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Visitors from around the globe visit this landmark all year long to tour the garden in bloom, attend lectures and classes, view exhibits, and participate in classes. In addition to serving as the setting for Stockbridge's annual Garden Harvest Festival, the Berkshire Botanical Garden also hosts the Fête des Fleurs Garden Gala, Rooted in Place Ecological Gardening Symposium, and Grow Show. The inaugural Harvest Festival was held in 1935 as the venue's first fundraising event!
Making the Most of Your Fall Weekend in Stockbridge, MA
There's no need to rush home when you've found yourself in what many people consider to be the best place for foliage-watching and fall merriment in the country! The local area surrounding the Berkshire Botanical Garden offers amazing museums, restaurants, and nature attractions that fit in beautifully with a fall festival. This list of the best craft brewery spots in The Berkshires is a great place to start!