Welcome to ShelburneFalls.com!
The place to find information about the hilltowns of West Franklin County, 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 (pictured above).
The Bridge of Flowers Classic is a 10k Road Race and a 3k Walk & Run to benefit local charities. Save the date: Saturday, August 12, 2017!
The Village of Shelburne Falls, designated as a Massachusetts Cultural District, hosts a variety of exciting events throughout the year for residents and visitors.
Sun, Oct 9th, 2016
According to tradition, long ago the men of Hawley, Massachusetts, competed to see who could bake the best pie. Several gentlemen in town have asked for a revival of this procedure, and so the Sons & Daughters of Hawley (the town’s historical society) plan to re-introduce The Hawley Gentlemen's Pie and Tart Extravaganza.
The day will start with the arrival of the pies (due by 11 a.m., please!) at the Hawley Grove, across the road from the Meeting House. A delicious lunch hand prepared by Hawley's finest cooks will follow at 12:30 at the Grove. At about 1:30 (or whenever everyone has finished lunch), we will repair to the Meeting House for the Pie Parade, a brief musical entertainment, and the announcement of the winners!
The Extravaganza is a fundraiser for the Sons & Daughters’ efforts to restore the Meeting House, a former church, as a community center.
Of course, men and boys outside Hawley are welcome to compete as well. Admission is free. A $15 entry fee is required to enter the contest, and a donation for lunch is requested as well. Lovely scenery, entertainment, a chance to donate to a great cause, and pie to eat: who could ask for anything more?
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