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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

Friday, May 5th, 2017, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Berkshire East, 66 Thunder Mountain Road, Charlemont, MA 01339

We invite you to join us for a delicious full breakfast buffet at Berkshire East on Saturday, May 5 at 7:30 am for our Spring Breakfast!

The program will include:

Marvin Shippee Community Service Award Announcement
GSFABA Scholarship Announcement
What's New at the GSFABA

Plus a presentation by Oreste Varela, Springfield Branch Manager, U.S. Small Business Administration. Oreste will provide an overview of SBA’s programs and resources which assist entrepreneurs and existing business owners, in the areas of capital access, business mentoring and workshops.

Oreste Varela has been with the U.S. Small Business Administration since November 2012. He is the Branch Manager of the Springfield office with responsibilities that include; lender relations, customer service, and marketing of SBA resources and programs. He received an Associate’s degree in Radiation Therapy Technology from  Gwynedd-Mercy College, PA and his Bachelor’s in Computer Science from  St. Peter’s College, NJ. He is also a retired US Air Force Colonel with over 30 years of experience in administrative leadership, management and strategic planning.

Call 413-625-2526 or email to reserve your tickets in advance!

Advance Rate:
$14 for GSFABA Members, $16 for Non-members

Door Rate:
$16 for GSFABA Members, $18 for Non-members

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors!

chunks of energy berkshireeast2

Saturday, May 13th, 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.

Bring your mother to Shelburne Falls!

Visit these local businesses:

Photograph #1973, by Carl Nardiello, archival color Giclée

Salmon Falls Gallery (1 Ashfield St): Winter’s Bone: Photographs by Carl Nardiello, reception 4-6pm with music by Al Canali. The exhibit Winter’s Bone by photographer Carl Nardiello is a series of ongoing photographic studies inspired by the forms, color, and light of late fall and winter. When the dominant foliage of summer falls away, fresh layers of landscape reveal themselves. Each day, each shift of weather and wind, creates new contexts. The capture of such images is one of feeling, of intuition, and a precise use of technology. Exhibit runs from May 5 – June 25. (Photo left)

 Keystone Market (44 Bridge St): Grab a free cookie for mom at the deli!


Shelburne Arts Cooperative (26 Bridge St): "A World Beneath Our Feet", Rag rugs by Lynda Faye and floor cloths by Joanne Gold are 19th-century crafts brought into the 21st century. The artists experiment with vivid color and bold patterns for these traditional floor coverings, moving them from utilitarian objects to usable art. Reception 2-5 pm with live music and refreshments. (Photo right)

The Arms Library (60 Bridge St): will host an event at 4 PM in the basement to make the town aware of the statewide drive for 100% renewable energy! The purpose of the event is to encourage folks in West County to advocate for 100% renewable energy within their towns and at the state wide level.  It is a campaign being sponsored by MA Forward; towns all across the state are signing on and working for the goal both in individual towns and on the legislative level. There will be slide shows, speakers, & refreshments. Sarah Pirtle will sing for us, Ageless Waves of Rhythm, a drumming group, and a lovely Earth mother puppet will greet folks at the door. Plus, at 5:30, they will be showing the film: the Future of Energy (that people may come to separately, or stay for…yet leaving if they wish) It runs for  about an hour and is inspiring as it shows the many communities across the nation that have worked for and been able to have their communities sign on to this goal of 100% renewable energy! 

Thank you to our sponsors!

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