The Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association sponsors annual events to promote the region, bring business to our town centers, and celebrate our vibrant communities. For a full listing of events in the region, visit

Friday, November 24, 2017

bridge moonlight magicMoonlight Magic is just around the corner! Come to Shelburne Falls and kick-off to the holiday season! This community event attracts a village full of people who gather to enjoy our unique and wonderful shops, the Lighting of the Village, the Parade of Lights, Santa’s Workshop, carolers, street performers plus vendors of all kinds!

This joyful and magical event will fill you with warmth and hope (and maybe hot chocolate and other delicious treats!). Plan now to come experience the wonder of MOONLIGHT MAGIC!

Visit the 2017 Moonlight Magic event page for updated events and happenings!

BAH logo for web onlyBusiness After Hours (BAH) is a networking and educational event coordinated by the Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association. These events provide helpful information and networking opportunities to its members. Members of the GSFABA are encouraged to host BAH, if they have the ability to do so, to expose their business to other members, and help in this mission to unite the community.

2017 Dates for Business After Hours - Time is always 5-7 pm
(Dates and locations subject to change. Go to for the most up-to-date information.)

Tuesday 9/26 at Apex Orchards
Tuesday 10/17 at Trailside Health
Thursday 12/7 at Kuklinski Woodworking, co-hosted by Kenburn Orchards

$5 for Members | $8 for Non-Members

Interested in hosting a Business After Hours at your business? Click here to download the Business After Hours Host Form.

Thank you to our sponsor!

bridgeofFEnjoy our unique small businesses, meet the artists, relish the food of our restaurants, walk in natural beauty, and experience HOME.

For a full listing of each Second Saturday's events, visit or our Facebook page.

Each month has a special theme:

  • March 11 - Syrup
  • April 8 - Solar Earth Day
  • May 13 - Bring Your Mother
  • June 10 - River
  • July 8 - 4th of July
  • August 12 - Race Day
  • September 9 - Harvest
  • October 14 - Leaf Peepers
  • November 11 - Cider
  • December 9 - Holiday
  • January 13, 2018 - New Year Sales
  • February 10, 2018 - Love

Thank you to our sponsor!
Greenfield Savings Bank

2017 Auction PosterSaturday, April 22, 2017

Celebrate Spring with all your friends and neighbors by attending the 21st Annual Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association Spring Auction! Come enjoy the live auction, silent auction, delectable foods, fine wines, and local beer while supporting programs and initiatives that benefit our hilltowns.

Visit our Auction Page | Volunteer | Donate Items

breakfastspeaker2014croppedEach Fall and Spring, the GSFABA hosts a breakfast and annual meeting. Members and non-members are welcome to join to eat, network, and hear updates and projections for the Business Association.

Our most recent breakfast was Friday, October 28th, 7:30-9 am at the Ashfield Lake House in Ashfield (141 Buckland Rd). The breakfast was well-attended, the speakers were wonderful, including Rep. Steve Kulik, and the food from Gloriosa & Co. was delicious!

bridge dinner collage 201617th Annual Iron Bridge Dinner
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Iron Bridge, 6:00 PM (Seating at 5:30 PM)

Modeled after a similar community dinner in France, this unique event features a single table set with linens and china for 400 people along the entire span of the Iron Bridge over the Deerfield River that connects the towns of Buckland and Shelburne.

Email to be added to the Iron Bridge Dinner email list and receive notifications about ticket sales.

Interested in sponsoring this event? View our sponsor options and contact Carmela today. 413-625-2526 or

Friday, November 24, 2017

bridge moonlight magicMoonlight Magic has become a traditional event across the region. It is the kick-off to the holiday season that includes Lighting of the Village, the Parade of Lights, Santa’s Workshop, carolers, and street performers.

Interested in vendor, sponsorship, or parade opportunities at Moonlight Magic?

Download the 2017 Moonlight Magic Vendor Form and return it to GSFABA with payment no later than Friday, November 10, 2017. Checks can be made payable to Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association. 

The 2017 Moonlight Magic event will feature a parade of lights. Anyone can enter a float into the parade for free. Line up is at 4:45 pm at the Lamson property, and the parade will kick off at 5:15 pm. To participate in the parade of lights, complete this form.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available and range from $30.00 to $750.00+. Our most popular option is the pole tag which markets your business AND decorates the village. Click here for a full list of sponsorship opportunities.  

Forms can be mailed to P.O. Box 42, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370 or emailed to

Visit the 2017 Moonlight Magic event page for updated events and happenings!

FringeFestE PosterSaturday, February 11th, 2017

West County Arts and Culture, Women in Film and Video: New England, and Hermes Strategic Communications invited female filmmakers to submit works which run 20 minutes or less to their “Fabulous February Fringe” through All films should be written and/or directed by women filmmakers and address the theme of LOVE.

Then, on Saturday, February 11th, the winning films (listed below) were screened at the Buckland-Shelburne Community Center for all to enjoy!

Blossom of My Heart (Canada) by Shawna Gnutel
Stray Animals (Brazil) by Maju de Paiva
Family Shadows (United States) by Laura Malatos
I Wish I Were in Batumi (Georgia) by Salome Sagaradze
Hubo un Lugar (Spain) by Irene Garces
Happy Endings (United States) by Rebecca Shoptaw
Mechanical (Spain) by Alba Capilla and Marina Diez
Labyrinth (United States) by Ping-Wen Wang
Notes (Australia) by Samantha Brown
The Future (Australia) by Venetia Taylor
A Love Story (United Kingdom) by Anushka Kishani Naanayakkara and Elena Ruscombe-King
Radio Kaos (Italy) by Linda Fratini
The Joke’s on You (United Kingdom) by Katie Smith and Victoria Muldoon
Interception (United Kingdom) written by Ash Corristine
A Meal With Dad (United States) by Brittany Alsot
Undertow (Canada) by Kristin Shepherd
Date With Fate (Australia) by Venetia Taylor

​What Is Fringe?

Simply put, a Fringe Festival is a live performance art festival meant to provide exposure to artists working independently and outside traditional forms and structures. The first Fringe Festivals were held in Edinburgh, Scotland in the 1940s after several independent and experimental theater companies were denied access to the city’s thriving annual drama festival. Outraged but undeterred, the companies began their own alternative festival, held in pitched tents and storefronts on the outskirts of town, the fringe. Word of these performances spread until the alternative festival proved popular enough to become an annual event of its own. The idea spread to different cities around the globe and has nurtured generations of fringe artists in Europe and Canada. Recently the Fringe Festival movement has been gaining momentum in the United States as a showcase for artists and performers with something new and different to showcase. (source)

About West County Arts and Culture

West County Arts and Culture, a new subsidiary of the Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association, presents visual and performing art happenings in the Hilltowns of Western Massachusetts.

About Women in Film and Video: New England

The screening is sponsored by Women in Film and Video: New England (WIFVNE) and Hermes Strategic Communications. WIFVNE is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to supporting the accomplishments of women working in the film, video, and new media industries.

Thank you to our sponsor:

Greenfield Savings Bank

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