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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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Autumn Art Walk
Sat, Sep 12th, 2015

Coler Sidelined 14.56 X 10.75 Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum MACheck out special Art Walk offerings at the following businesses:

Shelburne Artists Co-op • 25 Bridge Street

"Crisp!" A group show at the Shelburne Arts Co-op. Stop by to see our artists demo their work. Refreshments, too!

mollycantorMolly Cantor Pottery • 20 Bridge Street

Fire of Life:
Vibrant scenes in paint and pastel from the life and imagination of homesteading artist Cosima Hewes. Colorful, whimsical earthenware menorahs from Rhonda Wainshilbaum and warm, wood fired pottery from Molly Cantor. Reception 4-8

Deerfield River ArtistsMcCusker's Market • 3 State Street

McCusker's presents a grand reception for the Deerfield Valley Art Association show. Nineteen artists' works will be featured, in a variety of mediums. Artists will greet you and be available for questions at 6 p.m. Enjoy a variety of refreshments provided by the Franklin Community Co-op. Please join us! Free and open to the public.

Salmon Falls Artisans Showroom • 1 Ashfield Street

Pioneer Valley Photographic Artists: Group Exhibit. Founded in 1997, PVPA’s membership includes 50 fine art photographers who live in the Pioneer Valley. Salmon Falls shows the art of 26 of their photographers using a wide range of digital techniques.

trolleyShelburne Falls Trolley Museum • 14 Depot Street

Free rides during Art Walk on the vintage Trolley. Catch it at the Trolley Museum.

Lamson & Goodnow • 45 Conway Street

The oldest continuous manufacturer of U.S. Cutlery offers LamsonSharp Cutlery, Lamson & Goodnow Tools, and a variety of kitchen products available. All Lamson made products will be marked down 10% on Art Walk Day.

MormorMormor Handmade & Vintage Goods • 8 Deerfield Avenue

One stop for over 50 local artists. Called a "treasure trove" by many and "I want one of everything!" overheard many times from customers We are passionate about what we do and would love for you to visit our little riverside shop.

Salaam clothingYoung & Constantin • 4 Deerfield Avenue

New clothing from Salaam, a handmade line from Vermont. There will also be music on the Avenue and live artist demonstrations in our new adjacent store, Brick & Mortar.

IMG 2275 Houston Disc of N Pole book cover medShelburne Falls Booksellers • 1 Deerfield Avenue

A nice selection of fine used and antiquarian books in a variety of subject areas also carry a variety of small antiques, framed art and ephemera. Please stop in, help yourself to a snack, find a good book, or just say “Hello.” We look forward to seeing you.

Jewel 05Mocha Maya’s • 47 Bridge Street

Phil Billitz Photography (see above) on the walls and Seth Adam concert at 8:00pm. Phil Billitz is a philosopher, poet, engineer, author, and technologist who is in recovery from an Argentine Tango addiction.

Seth Adam creates compelling, accessible, timeless rock music with honest lyrics. His songs demonstrate a deft pop-sensibility and a compelling vulnerability which continue to touch an ever-growing and remarkably diverse fan base.

Art Walk poster, September 2015Join us in Shelburne Falls, on Saturday, September 12, from 4 to 8pm for all this and much more!  

Many other galleries, restaurants and other shops will be open, too. For more information, please call 413-625-2526 or email

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Thanks to our sponsors:

TransCanadaGreenfield Cooperative BankPeople's United Bank

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.


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

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!


Past Events

November 28, 2014
04:00PM -
Moonlight Magic
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

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