Hilltown Families


The Not Quite Empty Nest My son is leaving home. Not today or tomorrow or even a month from now, but in 9 months he will begin a new life. The metaphor for this new evolution and birth are not lost to me. This time he is going to college.

Agricultural fairs, primarily established by agricultural societies for the purpose of agriculture promotion, science and education, celebrate New England history and local culture in communities all over western Massachusetts throughout late summer and early fall. These generations-old traditions of agriculture, self-sufficiency, and resiliency in rural communities afford families opportunities to participate in intergenerational community-based traditions while offering a myriad of entertainment and learning experiences through the lens of culture and food.

This month, “The Good Life” visits the Tri-County Fair and finds “sweet relief” from the madness of summer’s last day.

SUGGEST AN EVENT If you have a family-friendly event or educational program happening in Western Massachusetts that you’d like to let us know about, post your event on our “Suggest An Event” page. The events below are “suggested.” Please take the time to confirm that these events are happening, along with time, location, age appropriateness and costs before attending CUMMINGTON FAIR, AUGUST 27TH-30TH The way I see it, there is only one… Read More

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