One of the best things about living in Western Massachusetts is getting to experience fall in New England! The leaves change, the apples are ready to be picked and the pumpkin patches are ready for visitors! One of the other great things that happen here are fall fairs and festivals! The season comes alive as communities celebrate the harvest and autumn. Each fall festival in Western MA is unique and fun! Our favorite of all is the Ashfield Fall Festival. If you haven’t been, you should put it on  your to-do list if you can make the date work!  We’ve added some festivals that were not on our list last year, and there are some festivals that are NOT happening this year. Is your favorite festival listed? Let us know in the comments or drop by the group.

Western MA Fall Festivals 2017:

September 16 :Apple Harvest Crafts Fair and Childrens’ Festival, Amherst, MA

September 22-24: Belchertown Fair, Belchertown, MA

September 23: Johnny Appleseed Festival, Leominster, MA

September 23: 2nd Annual Taste of Holyoke Festival, Holyoke, MA

September 23-24: North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival, Orange, MA

September 23-24: Yankee Candle Village Fall Festival, South Deerfield, MA

October 7: Flayvors of Cook Farm Fall Festival, Hadley, MA

October 7: HarvestFest, Ludlow, MA

October 7-9: Fall Paradise City Arts Festival, Northampton, MA

October 7-8: Ashfield Fall Festival, Ashfield, MA

October 7: Riverside Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival, Greenfield, MA

October 7-9: Granville Harvest Fair, Granville, MA

October 8: Celebrate the Harvest Fair, Orange, MA

October 14: Punkedellic Pumpkin Festival, Goshen, MA

October 14: 3rd Annual Yankee Candle Apple Festival, South Deerfield, MA

October 14: 7th Annual Harvest Festival at Nonotuck Park, Easthampton, MA

October 14: Northampton Montessori School Children’s Fall Fair and Open House, Northampton, MA

October 21: 8th Annual Great Falls Festival, Turners Falls, MA

October 22:  Outlook Farm Pumpkin Festival, Westhampton, MA

November 3-5: Franklin County Cider Days, Ashfield, Deerfield, Charlemont, Colrain and other locations

November 4-5: New Salem Apple and Cider Festival, New Salem, MA (Part of Franklin County CiderDays)

Looking for Festival of the Hills? It’s taking a break this year to celebrate Conway’s 250th Anniversary and will resume in 2018!