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Welcome to Adams, Massachusetts!

Hike it. Bike it. Ski it. See it. Explore it.

Adams, Massachusetts is a picture perfect valley town set in some of the most beautiful scenery of Berkshire County. For the visitor, Adams boasts an historic downtown, museums, galleries, dining, unique lodging, and  miles and miles of trails for outdoor adventures!

With its excellent real estate values, educational choices, and its strong sense of hometown values, Adams is a great place to live and raise a family. The business community of Adams offers a broad range of shopping and services to its residents.

Park Street 2 Adams MAPark Street, Adams MA - John Phelan [CC BY-SA 3.0]In Adams, Massachusetts, economic opportunities are a reality for those wishing to start or grow a business. A major development project is underway at Greylock Glen to create a four season resort for outdoor recreation enthusiasts and ecotourism at the foot of Mount Greylock. Over the coming years, Greylock Glen Resort will provide an anchor destination designed to bring tourists to Adams, which in turn will create new supporting business opportunities throughout the community. With it's burgeoning arts community, Adams is also part of the creative economy. The Adams Community Development Department at Town Hall is eager to work with new and existing businesses to encourage growth in Adams.

June 18, 2018

M.A.G.I.Con 2018

Mischievous Appreciation of Greylock & Ilvermorny Convention

MAGICON 2018 Adams Massachusetts

Gather with your fellow witches, wizards and no-maj friends for two magical days in the beautiful Greylock Glen at the foot of Mount Greylock and the Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft & Wizardry. M.A.G.I.Con 2018 will be bigger and better with two days of activities, more music, more vendors and more free activities.

In 2016, J.K.Rowling released a new story, "Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry" on the summit of Mount Greylock in Adams, Massachusetts. Realizing that the American version of Hogwarts was located in Adams, a group of volunteers from ProAdams created and held the first M.A.G.I.Con at Greylock Glen at the foot of the mountain in 2017. It was a big hit and the plans for 2018 will build on that success. All proceeds from this event will benefit ProAdams in support of its mission to create cultural and economic vibrancy in Adams, Massachusetts.

Venue

The event venue is the beautiful Greylock Glen. It is adjacent to the 12,000 acres of wilderness of Mount Greylock State Reservation. It is as close to the site of Ilvermorny where we are allowed to hold the event. Parking is extremely limited at the venue. You are strongly encouraged to take the free shuttles running from Adams Station at 4 Hoosac St. Adams, MA 01220. Feel free to bring lawn chairs or blankets, very limited seating will be provided. Leashed pets are allowed at the event, however they are not allowed on the shuttles. CLICK HERE FOR SHUTTLE INFORMATION.

Tickets

Advance sale tickets are $20 for each of the two days, or $35 for both days. Tickets purchased at the gate will be $25 for each day, or $45 for both days. Kids of age 12 and under are free, thanks to the generous support of our lead sponsor, Greylock Federal Credit Union. CLICK HERE FOR TICKET SALES AND INFORMATION.

Saturday, July 21 - Details

MAGICON 2018 Schedule 1 Adams Massachusetts 

 The Music

  • Harry & the Potters

    Harry & the Potters

    What would happen if Harry Potter quit the quidditch team, stole a time turner, and started a punk rock band with himself from an earlier point in the space-time continuum? The answer is Harry and the Potters. Since 2002, brothers Paul and Joe DeGeorge (Harry Potter, Year 7 and Year 4 respectively) have released 3 full length albums and played over 800 shows all over the world. Their high-energy live show has been legend since Pitchfork placed the band in their Best Live Shows of 2005 list. They are hailed as the founders of the wizard rock, a sub-genre of music boasting nearly 1000 bands playing songs about the Harry Potter books. And best of all they'll be Rocking & Rowling at M.A.G.I.Con again this year!
  • Banish Misfortune

    Banish Misfortune

    Isolt Sayre, founder of Ilvermorny, was born in the valley of Coomloughra, County Kerry, in Ireland. So, it is only fitting that Banish Misfortune opens the music for M.A.G.I.Con 2018 with a high energy selection of traditional jigs, reels, polkas, hornpipes, waltzes, slides and airs! The first of four bands for M.A.G.I.Con 2018, Banish Misfortune has six all-star musicians playing fiddles, concertina, flute, accordion, mandolin and guitar. If a spell were cast using music instead of words, it might sound like Banish Misfortune!
  • Lauren Fairweather

    Lauren Fairweather

    Lauren Fairweather is a Rhode Island-based YouTube content creator, singer-songwriter, crafter, and Hufflepuff who makes cute things inspired by the stories she loves. Over the last decade, Lauren has written original acoustic guitar music about The Prince's Tale, Luna Lovegood, Moaning Myrtle, and a variety of YA novels. However, she is possibly best known for her songs about being part of the Harry Potter fandom and for the emotional audience response that results from her live performances. Lauren will be casting her musical magic at M.A.G.I.Con 2018!
  • The Whomping Willows

    The Whomping Willows

    The Whomping Willows is a botanical wizard rock band from Providence, Rhode Island. Named the Greatest Wizard Rock Band of All Time by the (perhaps biased) Ents of Fangorn Forest, the band has played 700 shows across the United States, Canada, and Europe since 2005. Live at M.A.G.I.Con 2018!
 

Costume Contest

Magical Greylock costumers Adams Massachusetts

Dress according! You can geek out with your friends and maybe win a prize! You can register to enter the M.A.G.I.Con Costume Contest and read the contest rules by clicking here.

Food, Drink & Merch

magical vendors magicon Adams Massachusettsbrightideas

Fill your tummy, quench your thirst and score some magical swag at our many vendors! 

Hikes, strolls and photo ops!

 Newt Scamander standee Greylock Glen Adams MassPUCKWUDGIE XING Magicon Adams Mass

Take a stroll around the gentle Glen Meadow Loop Trail. It's only 1.7 miles and will take you by some interesting photo opportunities. To avoid being whomped, please don't get too close to the willows! There are several trails to the summit of Mount Greylock, however it is strenuous and takes most people the best part of a day to make the round trip. A great thing to do on another day.

Sunday, July 22 - Details

Ilvermorny Curriculum Magicon Adams Mass

Sample a day-in-the-life of an Ilvermorny student! Classes will commence at noon and will include such magical arts as Divination, Potions, The Real Fantastic Beasts of Mount Greylock and  other surprises. Details available at Magical Greylock!

 

The Tinseliner

& Adams in December

The Tinseliner - An American Christmas Train Ride

Tinseliner - An American Christmas Train Ride

Our friends at Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum has brought trains back to Adams! Their popular Tinseliner train rides offer a look at Christmas in America during the 50's. Guests will get a visit from Father Christmas with a small toy for each child. Also includes 20 min layover at a Christmas tree lot where trees can be tagged for later pick up. (Tree sales benefit PopCares.) Enjoy holiday cheer from their all-volunteer Berkshire staff and crew.

Ticket pricing: $20 for adults, $16 for kids 4-14. Kids under 4 are free but must sit in an adult lap.

Where to buy: To guarantee your seats, please purchase your tickets at the Hoosac Valley Train Ride website. Tickets may be purchased at the train without reservation if seats are available.

Schedule: Saturday and Sundays through December 17.
Saturday departures at 1, 3, 5, and 7.
Sunday departures at 1, 3, and 5.

Trains Depart from Adams Station at 5 Hoosac Street, Adams, MA 01220. Free public parking is available directly across the street at Adams Visitors Center.

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Adams in December

Before or after your train ride - or any time during the holiday season - please Explore Adams for dining, shopping, art and museums. Here are a few suggestions:

millchildrenVisit the Mill Children Exhibit for a glimpse into the lives of the children that worked in local textile mills during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The exhibit is next door to the Adams Station at 1 Berkshire Square.

SBAWith the upcoming centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote in 1920, now is a great time to visit a museum devoted to one on the Women's Suffrage Movement's greatest advocates:  Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum.

Early thunderbolt skierDirectly across from Adams Station, is the Adams Visitors Center where you'll find the Thunderbolt Ski Museum. Dedicated to history of the famous Thunderbolt Ski Run down Mount Greylock and to the early ski racers who later went on to serve in the 10th Mountain Division during World War 2.

Click for dining guide PDFPlease click the image to download a guide to Adams dining establishments.

 

 

holiday park streetEnjoy shopping at our traditional retailers as well as a special Holiday Marketplace at the Firehouse Cafe at 47 Park Street - organized by Downtown Adams. Be sure to visit our newest retail shop, Bohemian Road at 57 Park Street.