ThunderFest

A Winter festival in the Berkshires…the best cure for your cabin fever!

Cure your cabin fever at Thunderfest!

March 24, 2024

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 24 from 12-5 p.m. at the Adams Vistor Center for this year’s ThunderFest.

THUNDERFEST

THE FEST

Scenes from past ThunderFests

Party on Saturday

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.

Live Music & Great Food!

Thunderchow! Hexagon Bagels, M&Js Taste of Home, Bezzle's BBQ, Adams Lions ClubThis year’s hot food vendors include Hexagon Bagels, M&J’s Taste of Home, Bezzle’s BBQ, and the Adams Lions Club!

ROCK ON!

Enjoy some of your favorite songs performed by the band Midnite:30, with opening solo artist Greg Caproni.

Thunderfest Music Midnite:30's The Honig Brothers and Greg Caproni

 

Thunderbrews - BBC Cabin Fever, Shire, Sam Adams, Truly Seltzer, Long Trail, Balderdash Cellars

Local Craft Beer & Wine

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, Shire Breu-Hous, 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!

Train Rides!

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. 

For tickets and scheduling information, please visit the Hoosac Valley Train Ride website.

Bunny Hop Train Rides with Berkshire Scenic Rail

Thanks to the generous sponsors of ThunderFest 2024!

This wouldn’t happen without our sponsors: Adams Community Bank, 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, the Town of Adams, Youth Center Inc., and the many volunteers that donate their time and efforts.

 

Thanks to the generous sponsors of Thunderfest
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3 weeks ago

It’s a beautiful day for Thunderfest!! #AdamsMA ... See MoreSee Less

It’s a beautiful day for Thunderfest!! #AdamsMAImage attachment

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It was a good day for it. Midnight 30 was awesome!

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3 weeks ago

What are you doing tomorrow?
The Adams Lion’s Club will be at Thunderfest tomorrow….
Mother Nature says it is going to be nice crisp spring day after today’s weather.
Come out from noon until 5:00 pm Sunday, March 24th
Held outdoors at the Adams Visitor Center at 3 Hoosac Street
Admission is free to the festival full of music, food, and fun in celebration the end of winter and the beginning of spring.
The Adams Lion’s Club will have its food wagon there as one of the food vendors for the afternoon.
Stop by and purchase a Hamburger, Cheeseburger, Hot Dog, French fries, Cheese Fries or our famous Fried Dough, coffee soda and water.
Remember we also now take credit cards along with cash for your purchase.
ALSO, WE WILL BE SELL ADVANCE TICKETS TO THE ANNUAL AROUND THE WORLD WINE & CRAFT BEER TASTING TO BE HELD AT THE BOUNTI-FARE RESTAURANT ON FRIDAY, APRIL 5TH FROM 6:00-8:00PM
$25.00 IN ADVANCE - $30.00 PURCHASED AT THE DOOR
Reserve tickets and pay by Square square.link/u/5evSdrf3?src=sheet
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4 weeks ago

Updated Food Vendor info for SUNDAY's Thunderfest! ... See MoreSee Less

Updated Food Vendor info for SUNDAYs Thunderfest!

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Heard Hexagon bagels are amazing!

The lobster truck can’t make it on Sunday, sorry!

Go back to satursay!!

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4 weeks ago

🌧ThunderFest 2024 is now being held on its rain date: SUNDAY, MARCH 24 from 12-5 p.m. at the Adams Visitor Center (3 Hoosac St. in Adams, MA).

Plus, we have even MORE vendors to announce:

Sewing Wishes will be bringing us embroidered clothing, accessories, blankets, baby clothes, and blankets, plus engraved glassware, beer mugs, shot glasses, wine glasses, and more!

Laurie's Creations will offer sublimation items including coasters, wind spinners, ornaments, necklaces, bird houses, and wooden banks.

Tastefully Simple will feature sauces, seasonings, and mixes.

Sun Shines Findings will offer repurposed china made into bird feeders and houses, as well as planters with succulents, handmade jewelry, and framed photography.

Always Love will feature a selection of vibrant black light reactive glow-in-the-dark mixed media including keychains, cups, tote bags, hats, phone charms, stickers, and more.

Jennifer's Wacky Gnomes will bring us seasonal gnomes, sublimation items, keychains, beaded pens, and coasters.

Plus: crocheted items by Crafts by Brielle; jewelry from Rings and Things; stuffed animals and eco-friendly alternatives from Syd & Co. Creations; and more!
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🌧ThunderFest 2024 is now being held on its rain date: SUNDAY, MARCH 24 from 12-5 p.m. at the Adams Visitor Center (3 Hoosac St. in Adams, MA).

Plus, we have even MORE vendors to announce:

Sewing Wishes will be bringing us embroidered clothing, accessories, blankets, baby clothes, and blankets, plus engraved glassware, beer mugs, shot glasses, wine glasses, and more!

Lauries Creations will offer sublimation items including coasters,  wind spinners, ornaments, necklaces, bird houses, and wooden banks.

Tastefully Simple will feature sauces, seasonings, and mixes.

Sun Shines Findings will offer repurposed china made into bird feeders and houses, as well as planters with succulents, handmade jewelry, and framed photography. 

Always Love will feature a selection of vibrant black light reactive glow-in-the-dark mixed media including keychains, cups, tote bags, hats,  phone charms, stickers, and more.

Jennifers Wacky Gnomes will bring us seasonal gnomes, sublimation items, keychains, beaded pens, and coasters.

Plus: crocheted items by Crafts by Brielle; jewelry from Rings and Things; stuffed animals and eco-friendly alternatives from Syd & Co. Creations; and more!Image attachmentImage attachment

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Kimberly Sakaske

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4 weeks ago

Sun & Sun Ltd. will be joining us at this year's Fest. We'll see you there! ... See MoreSee Less

Sun & Sun Ltd. will be joining us at this years Fest. Well see you there!Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment
4 weeks ago

Community Health Programs (CHP) mobile health team is coming to ThunderFest! They'll be offering tours of the mobile health vehicle, blood pressure checks, sick visits (ex. sore throats, stomach aches, eye infections, rashes), physical examinations, and smoking cessation help. They can even help you sign up for health insurance. Stop by to say hi! They'll have some great swag to give away, too! ... See MoreSee Less

Community Health Programs (CHP) mobile health team is coming to ThunderFest! Theyll be offering tours of the mobile health vehicle, blood pressure checks, sick visits (ex. sore throats, stomach aches, eye infections, rashes), physical examinations, and smoking cessation help. They can even help you sign up for health insurance. Stop by to say hi! Theyll have some great swag to give away, too!
4 weeks ago

Milltown Beadworks will return to this year's Fest to offer beaded jewelry, cabochons, accessories, and decor. We'll see you Saturday! ... See MoreSee Less

Milltown Beadworks will return to this years Fest to offer beaded jewelry, cabochons, accessories, and decor. Well see you Saturday!Image attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

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Sunday

4 weeks ago

Please give a warm welcome to Heart's Pace, a tea house and healing arts lounge that will be offering tea and massage at this year's Fest. 🍵💚 ... See MoreSee Less

Please give a warm welcome to Hearts Pace, a tea house and healing arts lounge that will be offering tea and massage at this years Fest. 🍵💚Image attachmentImage attachment
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