Fall Foliage Parade2021-10-13T12:35:28-04:00

See you next year for the 66th Annual Fall Foliage Parade!

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Missed the Parade? Watch it Here:

Parade Route and Program

This year’s parade route is 1.2 miles and mostly flat, making the parade more walkable for all ages and abilities. The shorter parade route is also less of a time commitment for participants.

NEW Starting Point: Intersection of State Street and Old State Street
Lineup: Curran Highway between DiSanti Field (north point) to United Cerebral Palsy (south point); roughly 400 Curran Highway to 535 Curran Highway
Ending Point: Intersection of Ashland Street and Washington Ave, same as last year.
NOTE: Due to the new starting location and staging area, through traffic is able to detour on Old State Street to access parts of Curran Highway. The road will be fully shut down along the parade route starting at 12:30 pm.

2021 Parade Map
2021 Parade Program

Ways to View This Year’s Parade

  1. Be a spectator along the 1.2 mile parade route from the intersection of State Street and Old State Street, along Main Street, to the intersection of Ashland Street and Washington Ave. (Parade map)
  2. Watch on Community Television channel 1301. Thank you to Northern Berkshire Community Television for their annual broadcast of the parade.
  3. Watch it streamed live on iBerkshires.com Using the feed from community television.

Date, Time, Theme, and Announcer

Sunday, October 3, 2021
Each year, 1Berkshire collaborates with the city of North Adams to host a festive, inclusive, and vibrant downtown parade celebrating all things autumnal in the Berkshires. The entire community is invited to participate in this beloved event, which takes place on the first Sunday of October.

2021 Theme: Games, Movies & Takeout
This fall, the annual parade celebrates a fun theme honoring all the creative ways that we maintained a sense of normalcy during the pandemic. We’re honoring the the games we played, the movies we watched, and the takeout we dined on. Interpret this theme however you like in your float, costume, and more!

2021 Parade Announcer
1Berkshire is happy to announce that former MA Governor Jane Swift, has accepted the invitation from the City of North Adams to serve as the 2021 Fall Foliage Parade Announcer.

Meet Our Grand Marshals

This year, the parade committee is pleased to be able to honor the Regional Emergency Planning Committee Northern Berkshire COVID Operations Center by naming them as the Fall Foliage Parade Grand Marshal. The REPC Operations Center’s hardworking team came together immediately in March of 2020 to work on public service announcements, policies, recommendations, and state and federal communications. Along with this, they served as an important centralized PPE depot and they became the one spot for eight Northern Berkshire communities and two colleges to turn to throughout the pandemic.

Due to the planning and work the group did in 2020, including writing their own plan for a vaccine clinic, the Northern Berkshire vaccination clinic was established at St. Elizabeth’s of Hungary in North Adams; where the first Covid-vaccinations were then delivered in Berkshire County. As the parade committee was looking to highlight and celebrate the things that provided some normalcy during the pandemic (Games, Movies & Take-out), we couldn’t forget the people who were working to keep us safe.

Parade Line Ups

Alphabetical Parade Line Up
Numerical Parade Line Up

Thank You to Our 2021 Sponsors

Platinum Leaf

Gold Leaf

Silver Leaf

Berkshire Community College
iBerkshires.com
General Dynamics
Moresi & Associates
Adams Community Bank

Autumn Leaf

Specialty Minerals
BFAIR
Chasing Dreams Dance Center
Park Square Financial Advisors of Raymond James
AYJ Fund
North Adams Elks Lodge #487
Greylock Community Club Inc.

Bronze Leaf

Berkshire Bank
MCLA
Shire Donuts
The Brien Center
J.H. Maxymillian, Inc.

#NAMAzing Supporters

Community Supporters

Shirley Lescarbeau in Memory of Luczynski & Lescarbeau Familes, especially Louis C. Lescarbeau
Sheriff Thomas Bowler and The Berkshire County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association
Mayor Tom Bernard & Jennifer Flynn Bernard in Memory of Thomas G. Bernard

Stephen Green & Susanne Walker
Franklin Risatti in Memory of Al Nelson
Red & Matt Alcombright in Memory of City Councilor Danny Alcombright

Rita Gardner
David & MaryBeth Kennedy
Theresa Wood
John & Beverly Canale
Joseph & Patricia Prenguber
Susan Spooner
Marianne & Bill Judge in Memory of Doe, Paul & Arlene
Joe & Colleen Rossi in Memory of Suzanne & Bob Ross and Inez & Joseph Rossi
Mr & Mrs Joseph S Domenichini
Marilyn C DeRosa
Don & Carol Graves
Robert & Janice Moresi
Jean Veazie in Memory of Edward (Red) Veazie
Jerry & Mary Desmarais
Barbara Lewis in Memory of Larry & Joe

Susan Zoltek
Mr. Mrs. Robert Bona
Charlie & Judy Blaisdell
Mary LeBeau in Memory of Arabia & LeBeau Families
George & Debbie Forgea in Memory of Katherine Corriveau
Paul Corriveau in Memory of Katherine Corriveau
Barb & Bob St. Pierre in Memory of Billy Evans
Al & Lorraine Mancuso
Julia Wolfrum in Memory of Family & Friends
Diane & Michael Pytko
Gene & Justyne Carlson
Mary A Caproni
Catherine Scerbo
Rebecca & Curt Cellana
Dennis & Elizabeth Gilbert

Previous Parade Memories

Photo Credit: Gillian Jones and The Berkshire Eagle

2019

Theme: There’s No Place Like Home in the Berkshires (a nod to the Wizard of Oz)
Grand Marshall: Dr. Len Radin

2018

Theme: Year of the Dog
Grand Marshall: Curby and Seymour (and their owners)

2017

Theme: Magic in the Berkshires
Grand Marshall: Fall Foliage Parade Committee Members