Greater Shelburne Falls Area


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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Sat, Jun 18th, 2016

BELLAGAIA Egypt FireVeilSun KansasNew! RiverWalk: Saturday, June 18

Rain or shine, plan to "go with the flow" of RiverWalk, a day-long celebration of art, the beautiful Deerfield River and our Beautiful Earth.

The day kicks off with the Friends of the Arms Library Riverwalk Book sale - 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Shops open later that morning and then at 2:00pm, educational displays, fly fishing demonstrations, and children's activities -- including sidewalk decorating and face painting -- will all take place along with an Art Walk featuring artist signings, receptions, and openings. At 4pm, the “Frog & Flower Stroll" brings the community together for a festive walk winding up at the Potholes for a river dance finale.

The Art Walk continues through the early evening hours and then, at 8pm, Bella Gaia will perform in concert at Memorial Hall. This family friendly, highly visual performance delights young and old with original music and vibrant scenes from space looking down on our Bella Gaia - beautiful earth. The Bella Gaia concert is a ticketed event; other RiverWalk activities are free of charge (though donations are always welcome!).

Click here to download a vendor application.

Brought to you by the Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association, Mocha Maya's, the Village of Shelburne Falls and the following sponsors:

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RiverWalk is supported in part by a grant from the Local Cultural Councils of Buckland, Shelburne, Colrain, Charlemont/Hawley, and Heath, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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Come to the Final H.A.T.C.H. Event!
Sat, Jun 25th, 2016


38th Annual Bridge of Flowers Road Race
Sat, Aug 13th, 2016

38th Annual Bridge of Flowers 10K Classic and Steve Lewis Subaru 3k Charity Walk & Run

Walk, Run, or Volunteer at this outstanding community event, which has brought people to Shelburne Falls from all over Massachusetts and beyond for 38 years. 

Heading out

Race day registration opens at 7 AM.

Start times:
8:15 AM Steve Lewis Subaru 3k Charity Run Walk
9:00 AM Bridge of Flowers 10K Classic

10K Course Description:
The initial 3k loop begins with a gradual climb from the village center's historic 1890 iron bridge, where everyone lines up for the start. It then wends through neighborhood streets. The 10k race is a figure 8 loop, and the second loop passes over the same iron bridge, followed by the renowned 1k Crittenden Hill. The well-earned descent that follows is a gravel shaded mile, followed by flats and downhills to the finish under the great balloon arch on Bridge Street. The sixth mile is downhill, and the whole course is very spectator friendly.

3K Course Description:
The 3k loop begins with a gradual climb from the village center's historic 1890 iron bridge, where everyone lines up for the start. The rest of the run/walk is through neighborhood streets and finishes under the great balloon arch on Bridge Street almost 2 miles later.

For more information and to read about last year's race, click here.

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Past Events

June 06, 2015
10:00AM - 04:00PM
RiverFest 2015
July 18, 2015
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Art Walk
August 08, 2015
08:15AM -
37th Annual Bridge of Flowers Road Race
August 08, 2015
01:00PM - 07:00PM
Shelburne Falls Music Fest
August 16, 2015
05:30PM -
Iron Bridge Dinner
September 12, 2015
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Autumn Art Walk
November 07, 2015
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Art Walk
November 27, 2015
04:00PM - 09:00PM
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All photos not credited are courtesy of the Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association.