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Welcome to!

the judge still 3The 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).

Bridge of Flowers Road Race

The Bridge of Flowers Classic is a 10k Road Race and a 3k Walk & Run to benefit local charities. Save the date: Saturday, August 13, 2016!

Cultural 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

Sat, Sep 24th, 2016

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If you participated in our Art Walk in April, then we're sure you will not want to miss this one! If you were not there in April, then make sure you don't miss out twice!

Art Walks are a wonderful way to experience this thriving arts community with businesses offering special events like book signings, artist receptions, new exhibits, and musical offerings. 

Please note the new time: 2pm-6pm.

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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?

For more information, visit the event website,