Hampshire County, MA Events

Apple Picking in Western Massachusetts

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The leaves are starting to change and we are smack dab in the middle of apple picking season! This is a perfect time to take a leisurely drive down a quaint New England scenic route, enjoy the gorgeous scenery, and stop at a local orchard.

My kids are older now but every year when they were little we would pick apples at the local apple orchard, go home, peel and core them and bake fresh apple pies. The kids loved it! The whole house smelled amazing and it’s the perfect cozy dessert to share on a chilly New England fall evening.

Making an apple pie is as easy as pie! And also, I cheat. I buy the ready made pie crust so what could be easier than that? Click on the picture below for a recipe I found on Pinterest that is basically the one I use but with gorgeous pictures. 

Check out these local apple orchards:

Franklin County

Apex Orchards, 225 Peckville Road, Shelburne Falls, MA 

Bear Swamp Orchard, 1209 B Hawley Road, Ashfield, MA 

Clarkdale Fruit Farms, 303 Upper Road, Deerfield, MA

Dole Farm, Peckville Road, Shelburne, MA

Hamilton Orchards, 22 West Street, New Salem, MA

Mohawk Orchards, Colrain-Shelburne, MA

Pine Hill Orchards, 248 Greenfield Road, Colrain, MA

Quonquont Farm and Orchard, 9 North Street, Whately, MA


Hampshire County

Atkins Farm, 1150 West Street, Amherst, MA

Bashista Orchards, 160 East Street, Southampton, MA

Dickinson Farms, 134 South Street, Granby, MA

Kielbasa Orchards, 290 Bay Road, Hadley, MA

Outlook Farm, 136 Main Road, Route 66, Westhampton

Round Hill Orchard, 1 Douglas Road, Southampton

Small Ones Farm, 416 Bay Road, Amherst, MA

South Hadley Farm, 10 Pearle Lane, South Hadley, MA


For detailed information on the above orchards, http://www.pickyourown.org/MAwest.htm. Enjoy!


Pamela Sclafani is the Marketing Manager for Coldwell Banker Upton Massamont. She lives in the Pioneer Valley and enjoys everything it has to offer, gorgeous scenery, hills and mountains for hiking, lakes for paddle boarding, the change of seasons, and the close proximity to Boston and New York.



Holiday Bazaar Season Begins

hOLIDAY bAAZARHampshire County, MA opens the Holiday Bazaar/Craft Show season this weekend with several events to attend.

November 8th 10am-2pm - Rockridge Retirement Community - 25 Coles Meadow Rd., Northampton

November 8th - 9am-2pm - Easthampton Festival Fall Fair - 112 Main Street, Easthampton

November 8th - 9am-3pm - Hadley Fall Craft Fair - 98 North Maple Street, Hadley

Halloween Fun For Your Teenagers

LookingZombie-Ad-BOIHAZARD-MOON for some Halloween Fun for your teenagers?  When the Trick or Treat days are over, many teenagers struggle with how to have fun on Halloween. Mike's Maze at 25 South Main Street in Sunderland, MA is providing an event just for you.  "Zombie Paintball Night Patrol".  Check out their website and plan your evening with the best fun in town.

Belchertown Fair Weekend

September 20th-22nd, 2013

Everybody get READY!  This weekend the 156 Belchertown Fair opens with "FUN FOR THE WHOLE HERD"!  How cute... Below is a list of links that will help you plan your fun weekend on the Main Common in Belchertown Center. The parade is on Saturday and sure to be an enjoyable event for the whole family.

Friday 9/20/2013  Fair open 3 PM-10 PM

Saturday 9/21/2013 10 AM parade-10 PM

Sunday 9/22/2013 Noon-6 PM


Argricultural Events, Food, Entertainment, Fannelli Traveling Amusement Park, Free concerts and shows.  Let us not for get the FOOD!
Make Plans for the Weekend

Home Buyer's Fair

Looking for a home?  Need some education on the Home Buying process?  Greenfield Savings Bank "Home Buyer's Fair" is scheduled for Monday, April 22nd, 2013 from 5:30pm-7:30pm at Chandler's Restaurant in South Deerfield, MA.

This is a great time to get a home buying education with sessions about mortgages, inspections and legal aspects of the home buying process.  Coldwell Banker Upton-Massamont agents will be on-hand to share what is available on the market today and how they can help you find your dream home.

Greenfield Savings Bank will have a Grand Price Drawing of a $500.00 gift card to the winners choice of Cow's Lumber, R.K.Miles, Home Depot or Lowe's.  Appraisal Refund Coupons will also be given to buyers hoping to close by June 298th, 2013.

Deadline for the fair is Wednesday, April 17th.  For more information or to register, email sfiske@greenfieldsavings.com or call 413.775.8107.


Great Time at Local Event

Last night Coldwell Banker | Community Realtors took part in The Annual Table Top Event.  This event is organized by 5 area chambers, from Hampden and Hampshire Counties.   It was extremely well attended, with over 500 in attendance.

Coldwell Banker Upton-Massamont was represented by Christine Aubrey (Owner/Broker), Mike Packard, Dave Ryan and Maureen Borg.  This is a great event to make business acquaintances and learn about our local companies.   Our team enjoyed meeting many people, sharing about our company and handing out recycle  bags.  Our raffle of a $50 Northampton Gift Card was won by Sarah Etelman of Girl's Inc. of Holyoke.

The event was enjoyed by all and we look forward to attending again next year.


Holiday Weekend Events

NORTHFIELD, Massachusetts

Enjoy old fashioned fun on Saturday, December 8 from 10am-5pm, in the historic village of Northfield, MA.  Free horse drawn hayrides, holiday foods, gift making, live music, Santa and Mrs. Claus on Northfield's Main Street and backroads.  Pioneer Valley Symphony and "Tree-Lightful" -a display of lighted Christmas trees on Main Street.  Click HERE for a times of events.


Florence Community Band presents:
"Together for the Holidays"

A musical celebration at the Northampton High School on Sunday, December 9th at 2pm.  Admission free with donation of non-perishable food items.  Great family event to enjoy the sounds of the holiday season.  More information click HERE.

Weekend Event in Northampton Masschusetts

Tis' the season for holiday bazaars and many will be found all around Western Massachusetts.  The artisans at the craft fairs/bazaars are usually from your local area,  providing a great opportunity for holiday shopping and a way support your community.

32nd Annual Northampton Winter Craft Fair

Saturday & Sunday (12/1-12/2)

Northampton Hampton High School

9:30am - 4:30pm

$3.00 Admission proceeds go to benefit the

Hampshire County Big Brother/Big Sister Programs.

Pioneer Valley Halloween Events

The Pioneer Valley is alive with an array of parties and activities for the whole family, starting this weekend and continuing through Halloween Night!

Spend a scarey evening in a local corn maze or join the Halloween Harvest Festival for family fun and great food.

Mike's Maze is Sunderland is open this weekend.  Check the website.

Hicks Farm Corn Maze in Charlemont is also open this weekend.  Check the website.

A Hallowe'en Harvest Festival will be at Camp KeeWanee in Greenfield this weekend.  This is a benefit festival with proceeds helping the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society, The Food Bank of Western Mass, and others. For details on this family event check out the website.

On Sunday, October 28th, the Northampton Rec Department will hold a Monster Bash, great fun for the kids.  Check out details at their website.

On Halloween, Wednesday, October 31st, the Town of Greenfield will host a Rag Shag Parade and Costume Contest. To register for the contest and more details about the evening events, check out the website.

The town of Northampton will also host downtown Trick or Treating with over 40 businesses participating.  The website has more details.

This Halloween is shaping up to be great family fun, hope you all enjoy!