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Welcome to Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts!

Moonlight Magic 2016 is the place to find information about the hilltowns of West Franklin County, Massachusetts, including the iconic village of Shelburne Falls.

In addition to the Village of Shelburne Falls, you'll find information on this site about all our towns, including Ashfield, Buckland, Charlemont, Colrain, Conway, Hawley, Heath, Plainfield, Rowe, and Shelburne, all lining the Mohawk Trail (Route 2) along the Deerfield River in Western Massachusetts.

The region boasts gorgeous scenery in every season; world-class recreational pursuits; and a bounty of farms offering fresh fruits and vegetables, maple syrup, and the best cider in the country.

You’ll also find artist-run galleries, bookstores, music, and theater alongside excellent restaurants, unique shops, and comfortable lodging.

The Village of Shelburne Falls features the world famous Bridge of Flowers, the ancient Glacial Potholes, and "movie stars" identifying the film locations for Labor Day and The Judge.

Shelburne Falls Cultural DistrictCultural District Events

The Village of Shelburne Falls, designated as a Massachusetts Cultural District, hosts a variety of exciting events throughout the year for residents and visitors.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, February 11th, 2017
Shelburne Falls, MA

One Day, Four Events... in Shelburne Falls!

The First-Ever Fabulous February Fringe Festival on Second Saturday in Shelburne Falls!

All events – except Second Saturday Shopping – will be held at the Shelburne Buckland Community Center at 53 Main Street.  Come for one or all of these fantastic events and shake off the winter doldrums! 

Second Saturday in Shelburne Falls

Every Second Saturday of the month, come to Shelburne Falls to shop, play, eat, explore, and more! Shelburne Falls is a place where you can meet the artists/curators themselves and get a behind-the-scenes understanding of their craft. 

Free event. Check individual businesses for hours.

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Shelburne Arts Cooperative (26 Bridge St): will feature their group show, "Art Attack!" (pictured right).

McCusker's Market (3 State St): The newly renovated store will display "Sands & Waters," a pastel show by Claire Blatchford and Liza O'Neil (pictured below).

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Fabulous February Fringe Festival
The Women’s Short Film Festival

Featuring short films written and/or directed by women filmmakers. A first for New England, this mini-film festival will screen films under twenty minutes in length that address the theme of LOVE. 

Selected from over 900 entries, the first Women’s Short Film Festival will feature films with many points of view!  Family-friendly.  Free Popcorn!

Time:  Afternoon (exact start time TBA- probably around 2:00pm but check back) 

Produced by West County Arts & Culture, a new subsidiary of the Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association, which presents visual and performing art happenings in the Hilltowns of Western Massachusetts. Special thanks to Women in Film and Video: New England (WIFVNE), Hermes Strategic Communications, Sophia Lanza-Weil, Des Buford, Sarah Kanabay, Linda Dunlavy, and Shira Lander.

H.A.T.C.H. 2 Community Art Launch Party

WHEN:  5pm – 7pm Presentations begin at 5:30pm.

WHAT: Come hear about the winning projects selected for the second round of H.A.T.C.H.!

H.A.T.C.H. (Hilltown Art & Thriving Community Happenings), a pilot program designed to inspire, support, and help fund creative projects that engage the hilltown communities of western Franklin County, announces its second round of projects! Come to the party where you’ll meet the artists, hear about their projects, and have a chance to get involved (if so inclined).  We’ll have snacks and beverages to add to the festivities! 

The program supports the development, refinement, and launching of projects brought forward by artists and other community members and is funded, in part, by a Massachusetts Cultural Council Adams Grant.  HATCH is a collaboration between The Art Garden, Phyllis Labanowski, and The Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association.

The Shad Ladder Radio Hour

Attend the first ever live performance of The Shad Ladder Radio Hour, a new, monthly, variety-style radio program and podcast featuring stories and talent from Western Mass.

Curtain at 7:30pm. 

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Fabulous February Film Festival - $10

H.A.T.C.H.2 Community Event - $5

Shad Ladder Radio Hour - $12

OR attend all 3 for $20!  (Kids under 12 - $1 a year)  Come and go, as you will.

Advance Reservations may be made by calling 413-625-2526 or get your tickets at the door.

Short on funds?  Volunteer to get in free!  Contact us at

All details subject to change.  Keep visiting for updates to information!



Wednesday, February 15th, 2017, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Greenfield Savings Bank, 58 Bridge St, Shelburne Falls

Check out Greenfield Savings Bank's new look at Business After Hours!

Networking and a short program

Refreshments and snacks

All are invited!

$5 for GSFABA members, $8 for non-members

Want to host a future Business After Hours? Download our Host Agreement Form and email to