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Welcome to Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts!

Moonlight Magic 2016 is the place to find information about the hilltowns of West Franklin County, Massachusetts, including the iconic village of Shelburne Falls.

In addition to the Village of Shelburne Falls, you'll find information on this site about all our towns, including Ashfield, Buckland, Charlemont, Colrain, Conway, Hawley, Heath, Plainfield, Rowe, and Shelburne, all lining the Mohawk Trail (Route 2) along the Deerfield River in Western Massachusetts.

The region boasts gorgeous scenery in every season; world-class recreational pursuits; and a bounty of farms offering fresh fruits and vegetables, maple syrup, and the best cider in the country.

You’ll also find artist-run galleries, bookstores, music, and theater alongside excellent restaurants, unique shops, and comfortable lodging.

The Village of Shelburne Falls features the world famous Bridge of Flowers, the ancient Glacial Potholes, and "movie stars" identifying the film locations for Labor Day and The Judge.

Shelburne Falls Cultural DistrictCultural District Events

The Village of Shelburne Falls, designated as a Massachusetts Cultural District, hosts a variety of exciting events throughout the year for residents and visitors.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Shelburne Falls Senior Center, 7 Main St., Shelburne, MA

All ages are welcome on Tuesday, May 30th from 1-3:30 to join this new, one-time program at the Shelburne Falls Senior Center. We’ll begin with reminiscing about our favorite local places. Perhaps you have a favorite swimming hole, field or overlook? Perhaps you’ve been mesmerized by a certain tree or encounter with an animal? Or perhaps you know of a place made special through a wedding or other life cycle ceremony?

After our stories are shared, we will create simple ‘X marks the spot’ pirate treasure maps to record our memories. No art experience is required!

This program is free of charge, supported by a HATCH grant, a program of West County Arts and Culture administered by the Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association.

This program is led by local storyteller and educator David Arfa.

Saturday, June 10th, 2017
Shelburne Falls, MA

Every Second Saturday

Enjoy our unusual small businesses,
meet the artists,
relish the food of our restaurants,
walk in natural beauty,
and experience HOME.

Celebrate the river in June!

Visit these local businesses:

C.Couture.Falls Blue

Salmon Falls Gallery (1 Ashfield St): CHRISTIN COUTURE: The Nearest Faraway Place
Encaustic Landscape Paintings 

For over a decade in all weather and seasons Christin Couture has drawn, painted, photographed, and filmed from a precipice overlooking the Deerfield River's Salmon Falls, her 'nearest faraway place' close to home in Shelburne Falls, MA. The Nearest Faraway Place exhibits a selection of the encaustic landscape paintings in this series of works. Reception is 4-6pm, music by Rosemary Caine. Contact or 413.625.9833. (Photo Right: Falls/Blue Night Lights by Christin Couture. Mixed medium: oil, beeswax, acrylic, and colored pencil, on archival panel mounted on wood cradles, 8 X 10 inches)


Keystone Market (44 Bridge St)

 portals and passages

Shelburne Arts Cooperative (26 Bridge St): Exhibition of photographs, "Portals and Passages," by Amanda Quinby. A collection of platinum/palladium and gum bichromate prints of windows, doors, stairways, and bridges. First discovered in the 19th century, gum printing was one of the earliest means of bringing color to the photographic process. During the 19th and 20th centuries, the palladium print was one of the most popular photographic techniques, supplanted by silver when the price of palladium soared during the first World War. 

Molly Cantor Pottery (20 Bridge St)


Hearty Eats (24 Bridge St)



The Art Garden (14 Depot St): Regional Teen Art Exhibit: "Works in Progress" organized by ARTeens for teens. Exhibit runs: June 10 - 30 and is supported in part by Local Cultural Councils.
Opening Reception: 6 - 8pm. Music, poetry, and performances from 7-8pm. 

The Art Garden is located in the Trolley Museum building. Parking access is via Elm St. or walk from Salmon Falls Gallery via Depot St. Directions on website: 


Arms Library (60 Bridge St): Friends of the Arms Library Book Sale, 10 am - 3 pm. All money earned from this event goes to support programming, operations and special projects at the Arms Library.


Village Information Center (75 Bridge St): The Shelburne Falls Area Women's Club will host their annual tag sale 9 am - 2 pm!

 EV River Cube S Falls 2.0

A special performance by Exploded View: River down at the Glacial Potholes on Deerfield Ave from 4-6 pm. Listen for the Ageless Waves of Rhythm drumming, starting at 3 pm to call you down to the Potholes! Supported by HATCH (Hilltown Arts & Thriving Community Happenings).


crescent dancers

The Crescent Dancers (pictured right), Western Mass' belly dancing group, will perform at the Arms Library (75 Bridge St) at 1pm, and then dance over the Bridge of Flowers, their true hearts' desire. 


Boaters: Meet on the river underneath the Bridge of Flowers at 3:00 for a photo opportunity, as we spell "RIVER" with our boats! 


Thank you to our sponsors!

Flanders Law Offices Keystone Market Molly Cantor Pottery Salmon Falls Gallery Shelburne Arts Co-op Greenfield Savings Bank hearty eats art garden


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