The magic of the holidays begins in Franklin County. With miles of farmland and quaint New England towns, there are many holiday events taking place this Saturday and Sunday (December 3 & 4).
Shelburne Falls, famous for the Bridge of Flowers, hosts a Christmas Fair on Saturday from 9-1PM at Trinity Church. A tea cup auction to benefit the church, along with delicious snacks, pastries and beverages. Trinity Women will be hosting a Christmas Cookie Crawl where you can choose from delicious homemade cookies and make your own assortment. http://franklincc.chambermaster.com/events/details/christmas-fair-6852
After the Christmas Fair, head over to Ashfield from 10-4PM (both Saturday and Sunday) for Winterfest, featuring fine art, fine crafts, delicious food, and cider tastings and sales. And pick your Christmas tree at one of the local farms. http://www.mayamachinpottery.com/ashfieldwinterfest.html
Historic Deerfield has many events celebrating the season both Saturday and Sunday this weekend!
Holiday Baking - The day will be filled with the delightful aroma of baked goods from demonstrations and entries into the cookie baking contest. http://www.historic-deerfield.org/event/miscellaneous-events/holiday-baking-day/?eID=20390
Tavern Games - Sit down and enjoy a game of checkers, fox and geese or merelles. Try your hand at table top nine pins, Jacob’s ladder, and ball and cup. http://www.historic-deerfield.org/event/miscellaneous-events/tavern-games-2/?eID=20361
Hot Chocolate - Make your own hot chocolate mix to take home that is inspired by a colonial chocolate recipe.
Special Gifts - Make a special gift by hand. Visitors may choose one of two simple hand-crafted gifts.
At the Visitor Center in Historic Deerfield, both Saturday and Sunday from 11-3PM, the beautiful horses of Karas Farm will greet you, and provide a lovely tour of Historic Deerfield.
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.