Thank you for a wonderful season of 3rd Thursday!
We look forward to seeing you at the Harvest Festival, a collaboration with the Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market, on October 14 from 11am-1pm at the Common.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Cultural Pittsfield and Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market Join Forces to Host Second Annual Harvest Festival at the Common
Festival features Free Rides on the Roaming Railroad, the Greylock Halloween Costume Fest, Pumpkin Painting and More!
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(Pittsfield, Mass.) The Office of Cultural Development announces the second annual Harvest Festival, a collaboration with the Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market. The Harvest Festival will take place on Saturday, October 14 from 11am-1pm at The Common on First Street in conjunction with the final outdoor market of the season from 9am-1pm.
“The fall is one of the most magical times in the Berkshires,” stated Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer. “We are privileged to witness nature on full display and enjoy all the outdoor activities that come with this time of year. Pittsfield’s second annual Harvest Festival is one of those great events that celebrates the very best of the season.”
The festival will feature the Greylock Federal Credit Union Halloween Costume Festival (yes, wear your Halloween costumes to this event!) with giveaways for each participant, pumpkin painting and a “future farmer” selfie photo booth. The Roaming Railroad, popular at 3rd Thursday, will be giving FREE rides to all attendees.
In addition to the weekly line-up of farmers, food producers and artisans, the market will host chef demos with Anna Gershenson and sous chefs, Mayor Tyer and Jeff Bellows, VP of Corporate Citizenship at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, a major sponsor of the Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market.
“Blue Cross is thrilled to celebrate the close of another successful outdoor market season. By increasing access to nutritious, locally-grown food and providing programming that encourages healthy cooking and active lifestyles, the market is improving the quality of life for residents of Western Massachusetts,” says Jeff Bellows. “We’re proud to continue our partnership with the Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market and encourage everyone to take advantage of this great community resource. You won’t be disappointed!”
There will be live music all day long with Banulis & the Miller Jazz Duo from 9-11am and The Hoping Machine from 11am-1pm. Other Harvest Festival participants and vendors include: the Berkshire Museum; the Thanksgiving Angels; a Group Run with Berkshire Running Center at 11am; free fitness and yoga classes; tours of the newly renovated Zion Lutheran Church space; activities with Head Start; a meet and greet with Dan Sadlowski, author of Finding Brooklyn and The Next Great Superhero; Curves for Women Fitness and New Life Chiropractic. Don’t forget the Downtown Pittsfield Farmer’s Market regulars like Assembly Coffee Roasting, Cricket Creek Farm, Square Roots Farm and Taft Farm. Go to http://farmersmarketpittsfield.org/ for a complete list of vendors.
For more information visit discoverpittsfield.com or email email@example.com or call 413-499-9348. The Harvest Festival will be held rain or shine, and there is plenty of free parking in the parking lot across from the Common.
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3rd Thursdays is organized by the City of Pittsfield Office of Cultural Development. For more information on 3rd Thursdays please visit discoverpittsfield.com/3rdthursdays, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 413-499-9348. 3rd Thursdays are held rain or shine and there is plenty of free parking throughout downtown’s Upstreet Cultural District.