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Cummington Fair all about tradition

Aug 22 2017
The four-day Cummington Fair opens its gates for another year on Thursday night.
It’s “tradition” that keeps people coming back year after year to fairs.
That’s what Karen Rida believes about the four-day   Cummington Fair , which opens its gates for another year on Thursday night. And the fair secretary should [continue reading]

Massachusetts Renaissance Faire 2017- Winter Wit’s End | Cummington | July 29-30

Jul 15 2017
Published by under Cummington, Events
Massachusetts Renaissance Faire 2017- Winter Wit’s End Public · Hosted by Market of the Moons Faerie Festival July 29 – July 30 Cummington Fair 97 Fairgrounds Rd, Cummington, Massachusetts 01026
Lords, Ladies, Fae of all Houses, and Citizens of the Realm! Welcome to the Massachusetts Renaissance Faire! Queen Mab of the Winter Faerie Court [continue reading]

Cummington Pair Look to Pioneer Nut Farming in Western Mass

Feb 7 2017
The Daily Hampshire Gazette, February 6, 2017, by Nicole Defeudis
When Sara Tower began farming about eight years ago, she worked mostly with vegetables, which is typical of many farmers in the area. Next fall, though, she and her partner will harvest a crop that is new to western Massachusetts — [continue reading]

West Cummington Congregational Church

Jan 18 2010
missing imageCummington and the Hilltowns lost an important community resource this weekend when the 170 year old West Cummington Congregational Church burned to the ground.
Besides serving as a place of worship, the building had great acoustics and acted as a venue for many musical events. During the past few years the congregation invested a [continue reading]

Cummington, MA

Nov 10 2008
missing image Cummington is a small rural community in the Hilltowns region of Western Massachusetts. The town hosts the Hillside Agricultural Society’s Cummington Fair and the Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft Fair each year.
Poet William Cullen Bryant was born in Cummington. His home is maintained by the Trustees of [continue reading]

The Hilltowns Region

Nov 10 2008
The Hilltowns include areas of Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden counties west of and above the hills bordering the Connecticut River rift valley. This is a rolling, wooded, lightly populated area of Massachusetts, and contains several important wildlife habitat areas and watersheds. Residents of the area are intimately familiar with New England’s fifth season – mud!
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The William Cullen Bryant Homestead

Nov 3 2008
missing imageBarn for storing apples and pears, built in the 1870's
The William Cullen Bryant Homestead in Cummington (one of the hilltowns ) is maintained by the Trustees of Reservations. From Route 9, turn onto Route 112 South to Bryant Road. Parking, picnic tables and seasonal visitor center, gift shop and [continue reading]

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