Adams is Columbus Day Weekend!
Held during the peak of the Fall Foliage season, RambleFest combines an awesome street festival with the 50th Annual 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!
Sunday, October 8
RambleFest Half Marathon/8K
Organized by the Berkshire Running Center, the second annual RambleFest Half Marathon will be held along the beautiful Ashuwillticook Trail from Berkshire Mall in Lanesborough, to the Visitors Center in Adams. Starting time is 9:30 am for the half marathon and 10 am for the 8K. Full details and registration available at this link.
RambleFest - Noon to 5 - Free Admission
Held outdoors at the Adams Visitors 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 usually hayrides or horse-drawn trolley tours of historic Adams, a toasty campfire, pumpkin decorating and other activities for the kids. Leashed pets are welcome, so it's fun for the whole family!
Local Craft Brewers
Berkshire brewed beers from Bright Ideas from North Adams and Wandering Star from Pittsfield will be available this year!
Quarter Life Crisis - Noon to 2 - Brian Benlien and Jim Witherell bring massive guitar skills, a great vocals, a huge repertoire and tons of fun!
License to Groove - 2 to 5 - Boogie down to the retro sounds of License to Groove! All your Disco and New Wave favs from the 70s and 80s.
The Adams Historical Society will be giving guided tours of historic downtown Adams... and what's even cooler, they are doing it in costume and on an antique horse drawn carriage with a pair of beautiful horses! The trolley and team are from Saratoga Horse and Carriage Company. $5 per seat. There are a limited number of tours and a limited number of seats available for each.
We're excited to introduce Henry the Juggler to RambleFest 2017 for the first time! Henry the Juggler is a real pro. He has been seen by tens of thousands up and down the East Coast - at theaters, schools, libraries and festivals. He has been performing for over 30 years. He studied physical comedy at California's Dell'Arte School and continues his development with classes in tango and yoga. He is an active member of the International Jugglers' Association.
Thanks to the Adams Youth Center for offering activities for the kids - including the ever popular pumpkin decorating.
Monday, October 9
The 50th Greylock Ramble!
Since 1967, people that love the fall colors, great 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.
Free Commemorative Patch
Courtesy of the Town of Adams, the first 1,000 to check in at the welcome table will receive a free 50th Greylock Ramble Commemorative Patch!
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. There are refreshments and souvenirs available for purchase at the top, but the hike itself and the spectacular views are free! It can be significantly colder and windier at the summit, please dress according.
Please take the shuttles running from Adams Free Library (map below) Parking is very limited at the trail head. They're free!