Not Just Them Apples
Lenox's Apple Squeeze festival is coming to town
Photo by Kevin Sprague
The Felice Brothers’ new album, Life in the Dark, is getting international reviews, and the group, on a national tour, is coming to the Berkshires—to headline Lenox’s Apple Squeeze.
The 37th annual fall festival weekend, September 24 and 25, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., is growing into a new dimension, says Kameron Spaulding, director of the Lenox Chamber of Commerce. So much so that Main Street will close for the 150-plus vendors and more than 15,000 people. Locals will find familiar food and family activities, along with more music, art, and community involvement.
Musicians will perform both days on at least three stages—17 bands on the Main Stage. In keeping with the Felice Brothers’ roots-folk-rock feel, Whiskey Treaty Roadshow will open, and Jamie Kent will come from Northampton fresh from a tour with Huey Lewis & The News. Restaurants and shops are open late Saturday.
During the day, the town will fill with photography and paintings, handmade jewelry, clothing, alpaca wool, woodworking, and more. Big Elm Brewing, Balderdash Cellars, and Hilltop Orchards (home of Furnace Brook Winery) will offer craft-wine and beer tastings. And food will range from local barbecue to Mary Zabian’s towering cakes and St. Helena’s Chapel’s corn chowder. And, of course, apples—caramel apples, apple pies and sauce, and cider, hard and fresh.