Adams is Columbus Day Weekend!
Held during the peak of the Fall Foliage season, RambleFest offers two events: an awesome street festival and the 53rd Greylock Ramble, a hike to the summit of Mount Greylock. For family fun during the fall foliage season, come to Adams. Adams is Columbus Day Weekend!
Details subject to change.
Sunday, October 10
RambleFest - Noon to 5 - Free Admission
Held outdoors at the Adams Visitor Center at 3 Hoosac Street, admission is free to a festival full of music, food and fun in celebration of autumn in the Berkshires. There will be live musical acts, local craft beer and local wine, great food, produce, outdoor recreation and craft exhibitors. Activities include a toasty campfire with marshmallows, pumpkin decorating and other activities for the kids. Leashed pets are welcome, so it's fun for the whole family! Historic Train Rides by Berkshire Scenic Railway will also be available, right across Hoosac Street at Adams Station.
Local Craft Brewers
Berkshire Brewery will be offering local craft beers. Balderdash Cellars of Pittsfield.
Guthrie & Cormier - Noon to 2:30 - The dynamic duo of Abe Guthrie and Randy Cormier start the show with your favorites and some surprises.
Straight Up - Brian Benlien, Mike DeLego, Rick Williams and Bob Witherell will be covering 100% pure country-rock from the 90s. They're not only some of the best musicians in the Berkshires, but also a great group of fun, friendly guys. Prepare to dance!
Historic Train Rides
Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum will be offering historic train rides directly across the street from RambleFest at the Adams Station. Take a relaxing 10 mile round trip along the Hoosac River on a circa 1950 diesel rail car. Conductors in vintage costume will present a narration on the history of rail travel in the Berkshires. It's also a great and novel way to view the fall foliage. Tickets: $14 adult, $12 senior, $10 child (ages 4-14), FREE Lapsitter (3 and under).
Pumpkin Painting & More
Thanks to the Youth Center Inc. for offering activities for the kids - including the ever popular pumpkin decorating.
Monday, October 11
The 53rd Greylock Ramble!
Since 1967, people that love the fall colors, fantastic views and a great hike in the woods gather at base of Mount Greylock on Columbus Day for the annual Greylock Ramble. It's the ultimate way to experience autumn in the Berkshires. Free shuttles take hikers from downtown Adams to and from the base of the Cheshire Harbor Trail from 8 am to 4 pm. Using the shuttle is strongly recommended, as parking near the trailhead is very limited. Shuttles start and return to the Adams Free Library at 92 Park Street, Adams, MA 01220.
The Greylock Ramble takes place on the Cheshire Harbor Trail which is the quickest and gentlest path to the summit. However, the round trip is 6.6 miles, moderately strenuous and takes four to five hours. It can be significantly colder and windier at the summit, please dress according.
PLEASE NOTE: Bascom Lodge at the summit will not be serving food this year, although the building will be open for bathroom room use and to get out of the cold.