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Shelburne Falls was featured on ABC 5's Chronicle as their "Mystery Town". Watch this great video for lots of hints of what mystery town they are profiling. Yes, you know the answer but watch it anyway.

Then watch this video which reveals the answer.

"The Reveal"

CLOSE your eyes and think of a great American road. Whatever ribbon of highway is unfurling across your mental windshield, it’s probably not in Massachusetts. But the state that gave America Jack Kerouac also built the Mohawk Trail, a Berkshire Mountains-straddling, automotive-age incarnation of an ancient Native American footpath between the Hudson and Connecticut River valleys.

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UP in the highlands of western Massachusetts, a Brigadoon lies squirreled away in the dense forest.

The Deerfield River bisects Shelburne Falls, along the scenic Mohawk Trail. Indians fished for salmon at the falls on the Deerfield River here in the 17th century; Europeans settled here in the 18th century. After the Mohawk Trail, designated a scenic road, opened early in the 20th century, touring families began to discover the attractions of this town, named for William Petty, Earl of Shelburne. And now, 100 years later, explorers have arrived from out West.

In the last year, Hollywood has made Shelburne Falls the cinematic canvas for two movies. Overnight, with a little window dressing, this village can mutate into other places or eras. Any morning, townsfolk could wake up in a Colonial village, the Wild West or even Indiana.

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Themed Art Walks
NEW JULY DATE!  Saturday, July 18!  Plus, September 12 & November 7, 2015

GSFABA sponsors 4-themed Art Walks each year in Shelburne Falls. Each walk highlights the Village's Cultural District, promotes the businesses in the community, and shows off the works of the region's artists that are displayed in local galleries and stores.

Visit our July 18th Art Walk page. | Volunteer

event roadrace
Bridge of Flowers 10k Road Race
Saturday, August 8, 2015

The Bridge of Flowers 10K Classic is a 10k Road Race and a Charity 3k Walk & Run sponsored by Steve Lewis Subaru.

Visit our Race page. | Volunteer

bridge dinner
Iron Bridge Dinner
August 16, 2015

Iron Bridge 6:00 PM (Seating at 5:30 PM)

Modeled after a similar community dinner in France, this unique event features a single table set with linens and china for 400 people along the entire span of the Iron Bridge over the Deerfield River that connects the towns of Buckland and Shelburne.

Moonlight Magic
November 27, 2015

Moonlight Magic has become a traditional event across the region. It is the kick-off to the holiday season that includes Lighting of the Village, the Parade of Lights, Santa’s Workshop, carolers, and street performers.

riverfest parade
June 6, 2015

The annual RiverFest celebration of the Deerfield River, one of the Top 20 Massachusetts Events according to Yankee Magazine, was held the weekend of June 5-7, 2015.  Festivities centered on the Deerfield River which flows through the Village of Shelburne Falls. The entertaining, educational, and joyful weekend-long event attracted almost 1,000 residents and visitors.  Highlights included the "Birds of Prey" with baby owls and giant hawks, the "Frog & Flower Parade," children's theater productions, live music all day long, raft rides, fly fishing demos, and an interesting array of vendors and educational tables.  Plan to attend next year and experience the beautiful setting, enhanced by views of Salmon Falls the extraordinary multi-hued glacial potholes and the famous Bridge of Flowers.

View the full 2015 RiverFest schedule

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