Trick-or-treaters around Berkshire County and beyond will be donning costumes and ringing doorbells in anticipation of treats on Halloween on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Remember to dress appropriately, carry a flashlight and only visit homes with lights on in your neighborhood.
Below is a list of towns holding trick-or-treat hours on Halloween, unless otherwise noted. Those towns in orange have not been confirmed so check back. If you don't see your town listed and you know the hours, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-663-3384, Ext. 29, or if your organization is holding something Halloween related.
Adams:5:30 to 7; Adams Lions Club holds its annual Halloween Parade on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 4:30, beginning from Adams Community Bank and marching to the gazebo for judging and awards. Hot dogs and beverages will again be available. Participants are asked to arrive at 4 p.m. to line up.
Becket: 5 to 7
Cheshire: 5:30 to 7
Clarksburg: 5:30 to 7; annual Haunted Hayride sponsored by the Clarksburg School 8th Grade is Saturday, Oct. 18, from 6:30 to 10 at Clarksburg State Park.
Dalton: 5:30 to 7; Little Goblin Fun House at Dalton Youth Center is Sunday, Oct. 26, from 3 to 5 p.m. for children up to age 6. Friendly superheroes and cartoon characters; CRA costume parade is Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 6 p.m. and starts at Senior Center on Field Street and marches the to CRA with Candy for all.
Egremont: 6 to 8
*Florida: 6 to 8
Great Barrington: 5:30 to 7:30; Fair Ground hosts pumpkin carving and contest, outdoor screening of "A Nightmare Before Christmas" on Saturday, Oct. 25, beginning at 4. Bring pumpkin, costume and a blanket. Free admission; donations accepted.
Hancock: 5 to 7
Hinsdale: 5:30 to 7; costume parade begins at 5 and a haunted house behind the fire station at 8.
Lanesborough: 5 to 7; In addition, Berkshire Mall will host "Mall-O-Ween," on Sunday, Oct. 26, from noon to 2 for children up to age 12.
Lee:5 to 7; Look for stores with Halloween signs in the windows at Prime Outlets' annual trick-or-treat event from 5 to 7, get a bag and treat at the information center.
Lenox: 5:30 to 7, parade begins at 5 p.m. from St. Anne's; Lenox Dale: 5:30 to 6:30, parade is Saturday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. beginning from St. Vincent DePaul Church and ending at the Elm Street fire station for prizes and a party. Look for orange and black balloons outside storefronts for treats inside.
Monterey: 5:30 to 7:30
*Mount Washington: No designated times
New Ashford: 5:30 to 7
New Marlborough: 5 to 7:30
North Adams: 5:30 to 7; annual "Boo Bash" at MCLA is Monday, Oct. 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Berkshire Towers for children ages 6 to 11, accompanied by an adult.
*Peru: No posted hours
*Pownal, Vt.: No posted hours
Otis: 5 to 7
Pittsfield: 5:30 to 7:30; parade isFriday, Oct. 24, at 7 on Tyler Street.
Readsboro, Vt.: 6 to 8
Richmond: 5 to 7; stop by the library on Thursday, Oct. 30, in costume to get your picture taken and a treat.
*Sandisfield: No posted hours
Savoy: 5 to 8
Sheffield: 5:30 to 7:30
Stamford, Vt.: 6 to 7:30
Stockbridge: Halloween Parade begins at 6 p.m. at the corner of Main and Pine streets and marches to the Town Offices for cider and doughnuts.
Washington:annual Pumpkin Walk is Friday evening, Oct. 24, at Washington Town Park (Route 8) with trick-or-treating from 6:30 to 7:30, hayrides and bonfire.
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As a kid I remember getting into costume right after school then going trick or treating until late like 9 or so.... why is it so short its ridiculous!!!! My light will be on til late for any stragglers!!!! Orlando ave. cant wait to see the awesome costumes!!!!!
The area where I grew up in PA, they'd designate 4-5:30 for elementary and earlier ages, and 5:30 til 8 for the older kids. The towns in the area did a cooperative schedule so that there would be 3 consecutive days of trick or treat each night in a different town and ending on Halloween night.
Come on people 5 to 7 i used to go out as a kid and trick or treat till 9 Parents send your kids out on Halloween night let them stay out till 9 and the hell with the stupid rules the town tries to put on Halloween. Stick up for our rights and go with tradition not the stupid politician.
Hours should be extended for rick or treating.After all it is for "KIDS".Walking with a 3 and 4 year old is slow and a stroller makes it even slower!Plus the amount of houses actually handing out candy is few and far between sometimes.It is not the point of getting the most candy but the fun kids have doing it but at the same times kids like to fill a plastic bucket at least.It is sad a kids gets home and says "Mommy I didn't get much for all that walking".One and a half hours out in rain and cold for less than a store bag of candy.We might be better off buying a few bags and staying home and making a party instead!Very sad so I hope they extend hours.
Is this a joke? Trick-or-treating isn't something that is scheduled by municipal government. It is a national tradition. Where I live, trick-or-treating typically lasts until 9 PM. Oh, and by the way, Halloween is on October 31st. I feel bad for the children who live in this region with such crusty adults.
i dont understand why they have limits for trick or treating hours.its dumb and its very hard when u have to watch over little kids. it's not something the govenment should be able to control because it's a national traditon.
Editor: OMG, they're not going to arrest you if you continue to trick-or-treat! This is to let residents know when they expect the kids to be around. I don't know why anyone would be dragging their kids around at 9 on a school night to beg for candy. And if you can't get around your neighborhood in an hour or so, you're going way far afield.