This awesome outdoor winter festival was born in 2012 as a downtown activity after the Thunderbolt Ski Race on Mount Greylock. It has become an annual winter outing for residents and visitors alike!
Join us on March 25 from 12-5 p.m. at the Adams Vistor Center for this year’s ThunderFest.
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 winter in the Berkshires. There will be live musical acts, local craft beer and local wine, great food, outdoor recreation and craft exhibitors. Activities include a toasty campfire with marshmallows 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. The festival runs from noon to 5.
Enjoy some of your favorite songs performed by the band SHYNE, with opening duo The Brave Brothers.
This year’s hot food vendors include The Firehouse Cafe & Bistro, Bezzle’s BBQ, Burrito Revolution, and the Lions Club.
From our very first event, ProAdams has always featured local craft brewers and vintners. This year’s ThunderBrews will include favorites from Berkshire Brewing Company, Wandering Star, Sam Adams, Long Trail, and Truly, plus wine from Balderdash Cellars.
In addition, non-alcoholic beverages will be offered by many vendors, and the Poseidon Coffee kiosk will be open!
Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum will be offering train rides with the Easter Bunny on its Hoosac Valley Service vintage rail cars. Their station is directly across Hoosac Street from ThunderFest.
The party doesn’t have to end at 5 p.m.! As ThunderFest winds down, hop aboard the Fling into Spring train featuring live music from Samantha Talora and Ron Ramsay at 5 p.m.
For tickets and scheduling information, please visit the Hoosac Valley Train Ride website.
This wouldn’t happen without our sponsors: Adams Community Bank, Aladco, Berkshire Gas, Chee’s Chinese Cuisine, and SBM Insurance!
Also, thanks to the in-kind support of Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum, Bounti-Fare Restaurant & Catering, Broadlawn Farm, the Town of Adams, Youth Center Inc., and the many volunteers that donate their time and efforts.