News for the North Adams fall foliage festival:

Fall foliage parade

Fall foliage parade

The Fall Foliage Festival Parade kicks off Oct. 5 with a Mohawk Trail theme.

 The Fall Foliage Festival Parade is marking the Mohawk Trail’s centennial anniversary this October.

The trail will be theme of the 59th annual parade and Peter Tomyl,  longtime president of the Mohawk Trail Association, will be this year’s grand marshal.

2014 Fall Foliage Festival Schedule of Events:

Welcome to all things Northern Berkshire Fall Foliage Parade!
Presented by the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce

Join us for the 2014 Fall Foliage Parade, scheduled for Sunday, October 5, 2014.

This year’s theme celebrates the adventure and culture that people have experienced on the Mohawk Trail over the last century, allowing everyone to pay homage to the communities that have made it possible with the theme “100th Anniversary of the Mohawk Trail.”


Planning for the 2013 Fall Foliage Festival and Parade have begun.  The schedule of events will updated as events are confirmed.  You may contact the North Adams Office of Tourism at 413-664-6180 for more information about the festival events. 

2014 Events will be posted on or before September 22, 2014. Until then, the list of 2013 events can be found below. Please note that The City of North Adams Office of Tourism is organizing the 2014 Fall Foliage Festival of Events, while the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce is coordinating the Parade Day. For more information about the events, call 413-664-6180..

SATURDAY, Sept. 28 –

North Adams Farmers Market
St. Anthony Municipal Parking Lot, Intersection of Route 8 and Marshall St. and St. Anthony Drive / 9am-1pm / FREE
The North Adams Farmers Market provides its customers with fresh, quality, locally grown produce and products in a safe and fun environment. Patrons of the market can find fresh fruits and vegetables, canned goods, baked goods, eggs and meat. The market also includes workshops on composting, seed saving and more.

Albert Cummings ROPES Benefit Concert
Joe Wolfe Field (SteepleCats Stadium), State Street
Gates open at 5:30 / Music begins at 7 / $20 in advance or $22 at the gate
Purchase tickets here: 
Support the Northern Berkshire Youth R.O.P.E.S. Summer Camp and listen to some great music all in one night! Albert Cummings takes the stage at Joe Wolfe Field for a one-night-only concert in a unique North Adams venue. Albert’s innovative blues music is something you won’t want to miss! A full concession stand will be run by the North Adams SteepleCats. The R.O.PE.S. Camp is a free one-week camp for students from participating cities and towns who are have met the eligibility criteria. The camp is staffed by volunteers from the North Adams Police Department, Fire Department, and Ambulance Service. The camp relies on donations in order to provide this free experience to area youth. Email northernberkshireropes@yahoo.coom with any questions. 


Fall Foliage Ziti Supper
St. Elizabeth’s of Hungary, 70 Marshall Street / 4-7pm
St. Elizabeth’s of Hungary will hold its annual ziti supper at the Parish Center. Dinner includes ziti and meatballs, salad, bread and butter, and a beverage. Desserts will also be available.

FRIDAY, Oct. 4

Annual Children’s Parade
Downtown North Adams, Corner of Main Street and Eagle Street / 5pm lineup, 5:30 parade / FREE
Children from throughout the Northern Berkshire’s are encouraged to make costumes and enter the parade. This year’s theme is “Haunts, Legends, and Ghost Stories”. Participants must arrive at the corner of Main and Eagle streets at 5pm. Parade begins at 5:30pm and will proceed west on Main St. to City Hall. Ribbons will be given to all participants. Group and float winners will be invited to participate in the Gall Foliage Parade on Sunday, September 30. Please note that groups should be 10 or less children, as there are only 10 metals that will be awarded per category/prize.

Lasagna Dinner at Eagles
Fraternal Order of the Eagles, 515 Curran Highway / $10 /(413)664-9043 for details
‘Carb up’ at the Eagles in preparation for a busy Fall Foliage Parade weekend! Join your friends and your neighbors at this annual community dinner.


North Adams Farmers Market: Bring Your Dog to the Market
St. Anthony Municipal Parking Lot, Corner of Marshall Street and St. Anthony Drive / 9am-1pm / FREE / (413)664-6180 for details
The Farmers Market is one of the most pet-friendly places in the city! Help us celebrate the Dog Day of Fall by bringing your dog to the market. Special market vendors will include animal rescue agencies and animal-themed products. As always, patrons of the market can find fresh fruits and vegetables, cheese, canned goods, baked goods, eggs, and meat. For more information or a schedule of events, call or e-mail