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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.

Read the full article.

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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37th Annual Bridge of Flowers Road Race
Sat, Aug 8th, 2015

Click here for full race information.

8:15 AM Steve Lewis Subaru 3k Charity Run Walk
9:00 AM 10K Classic

10K Course Description: The first 2 mile loop is mostly shaded & flat that starts in the center of the village on the iron bridge next to the Bridge of Flowers. On the second loop the first 1/2 mile is pretty steep, but shaded uphill, it starts as a pavement surface turning to a dirt country lane. This is followed by 70% shaded flats and downhills on pavement to the finish line on Bridge Street. It's a great spectator course!

 
Shelburne Falls Music Fest
Sat, Aug 8th, 2015

Shelburne Falls Music FestFrom flying feet to tapping toes on 10K Race Day...
After the race, stay on for the
Shelburne Falls Music Fest

1pm to 7pm
on the stage at the foot of Deerfield Avenue, overlooking the Falls.

Jill Connolly, acclaimed jazz vocalist
with Eugene Uman, pianist/director of Vermont Jazz Center, Brattleboro
and Devlin Miles, award-winning country/pop, folk rock stylist and lead singer of the Sweet Little Bloodhound band

and

Joe Graveline, guitar stylist, singer
Bruce King & Friends, blues & country
Orlen and Gabriel, modern folk pop
Short Change, acoustic swing jazz
Trolley Dodgers, jam'n rock, folk and blues

Admission by free-will donations to benefit the Arms Library Association's Capital Campaign to repair and restore the library's 101-year-old Pratt Memorial Building.

Vendors, local restaurants, and shops will be offering meals, snacks, drinks, books, art and more throughout the day.

 
Iron Bridge Dinner
Sun, Aug 16th, 2015

Iron Bridge dinnerModeled 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. Diners have a wonderful view of the world famous Bridge of Flowers.

The Iron Bridge Dinner proceeds benefit the Mohawk Trail Athletes -- who also serve the dinner and tidy up afterwards -- and the Greater Shelburne Area Business Association whose programs, events, and initiatives benefit the ten hilltowns we serve throughout the year.

Tickets for this year are all gone and there is a lengthy wait-list so please mark your calendars now for the third Sunday in August 2016.   Tickets will go on sale in mid-July.  

 

 
Art Walk
Sat, Sep 12th, 2015

Come and stroll the Village and enjoy the galleries, shops, and restaurants.  Enjoy live music, meet the artists, see special exhibits, and appreciate the wide range of art that Shelburne Falls is known for.

 

 
Art Walk
Sat, Nov 7th, 2015

Come and stroll the Village and enjoy the galleries, shops, and restaurants.  Enjoy live music, meet the artists, see special exhibits, and appreciate the wide range of art that Shelburne Falls is known for.

 

 

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