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Scarecrow in the Park: A Fun Fall Festival in Bernardston, Massachusetts

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Seeking an autumn-themed adventure for the weekend? Make your way to Bernardston and experience the delightful Scarecrow in the Park event organized by the Bernardston Kiwanis Club! From Friday, October 20th, through Sunday, October 22nd, immerse yourself in this yearly tradition at Cushman Park. The park comes alive with artists, crafters, [...]

Feature Friday: Reopening of The Farm Table in Bernardston!

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Local favorite restaurant, The Farm Table, in Bernardston, was reopened in June this year after shutting its doors during the Covid-19 pandemic. Turner Falls native Ashley Evans approached the owner of Kringle Candle, Michael J. “Mick” Kittredge III, about reopening The Farm Table while she was home visiting family. Evans is already an [...]

Bernardston's 47th Gas Engine Show, Craft Fair, & Flea Market This Memorial Weekend

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This weekend, head to Bernardston for the 47th Anniversary Bernardston Gas & Engine Show. The festivities are all weekend long from Friday, May 26th to Sunday, May 28th, 2023 at Pratt Field, 257 South Street in Bernardston. The events begin on Friday with an auction under the big top tent and various food vendor booths. Then on Saturday the [...]

Sweet Lucy's Bakeshop in Bernardston Offers Craveable High-Quality Pastries

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sweet lucy's bakeshop bernardston massachusettsA New-American Bakeshop in New England 

Lucy Damkoehler grew up in Bernardston, Massachusetts and has been working in bakeries since she legally could. She built a successful career outside of Western Mass, working in well-known establishments like Gramercy Tavern in New York City and other places overseas and across the country. After spending 12 years in Seattle working as Regional Pastry Chef at Bon Appetit Management Company and helping to open Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery, Lucy has brought her skills and experience back to Western Mass for all of us to enjoy!

Upon the opening of Sweet Lucy’s Bakeshop, the place was instantly a hit. Currently, the business has an average 5 star rating on Google and was voted as #1 Bakery in the Recorder’s 2020 Franklin Favorites competition. 

As the shop’s slogan promises, the bakeshop offers “craveable high-quality pastries” which are crafted with the best local ingredients and without unhealthy preservatives, additives, and sweeteners. Lucy bakes up classic favorites like croissants, pain au chocolat, and cherry pie. But she also whips up some unique mouth-watering creations like smore’s donuts, sweet corn and brown butter donuts, and her famous raspberry cornbread.

The next time you’re driving down Route 5 in Bernardston, be sure to stop by Sweet Lucy’s Bakeshop at 7 South Street! Follow her on Facebook for updates and to find out what Lucy is making for #donutthursday. Visit sweetlucysbakeshop.com for more info and check out this video below to meet Lucy and get some helpful baking tips from her:


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Fabulous Antique Cape For Sale in Bernardston, Massachusetts

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DiGeorge Builders has done it again. The transformation of this fabulous antique Cape is one you have to see in person to appreciate the quality workmanship and design. It is renovated top to bottom while keeping that old time charm you are looking for. The spacious, bright and sunny rooms enhanced by the beautiful wood floors makes this [...]

Scarecrow in the Park: Happening This Weekend!

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Looking for something fun and fall-y to do this weekend? Head to Bernardston for the 6th Annual Scarecrow in the Park, hosted by the Bernardston Kiwanis Club! This two-day event, happening Saturday, October 20th and Sunday, October 21st has become an annual tradition, where Cushman Park becomes filled with artists and craftspeople, live [...]

Fall Festivals in Franklin County!

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It’s October! That means pumpkins, cider, foliage, and Fall Festivals! Next weekend, October 6 and 7, Ashfield’s main street will be filled with people for the Ashfield Fall Festival. Admission is free to this annual event, which started in 1970. Celebrate Ashfield and browse over 50 arts and crafts exhibitors, book sales, and tag sales. Enjoy locally-grown and prepared foods, live music, and dancing. There will also be plenty of kids’ events, including the annual Pumpkingames! For more information, visit www.ashfieldfallfestival.org.

Another great fall festival that you won’t want to miss is the Great Falls Festival aka Pumpkinfest in Turners Falls on October 20th. From 2 to 9 pm, Avenue A in Turners Falls will be filled with over 150 food and craft vendors, 3 live music stages, 2 performance stages, a beer garden and of course, a pumpkin display! Bring your own pumpkin to add to the beautiful pumpkin display or carve one there for free. There will also be free kids activities. For more information check out their Facebook page.

Here are some other exciting fall festivals in Franklin County coming soon:

8th Annual Riverside Blues, Brews, and BBQs - October 6 - Greenfield

Old 78 Festival - October 6 - Orange

Scarecrow in the Park - October 20 - Bernardston

24th Annual Franklin County Cider Days - November 2-4 - Various locations throughout Franklin County


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