A horse and rider round the barrel during the barrel racing portion of the Double M Rodeo at the 2018 Adams Agricultural Fair. Eagle File Photo. Click here to read more. This issue really captures the essence of UpCountry’s outdoors. UpCountry correspondent Stephanie Gravalese travels the Berkshires and Southern Vermont on culinary adventures and visited… Continue reading From the Editor
We’ve been creating this bimonthly magazine for a little more than two years now, and it’s a labor of love for all involved. Hardly a day goes by when someone mentions to me how much they enjoy reading and looking at UpCountry Magazine. That is so heartening. Hearing from you helps keep us on track.… Continue reading From the editor
From Welcome Campers and the Taste of Country Music Fest to the Green River Festival and Solid Sound, these are the musical festivals you don't want to miss.
Sap drips from a maple tree at Lilac Ridge Farm in West Brattleboro, Vt. Brattleboro Reformer file photo. Editor’s note: In the UpCountry, we get the chance to celebrate the maple sugaring season over two weekends. This year, in the Berkshires, maple producers will open their sugarhouses on Maple Weekend, March 16 and 17. The… Continue reading How to be a backyard maple buff
March 20 is the first day of spring. But does it not feel like winter just started? We who live in the UpCountry of the Berkshires and Southern Vermont know that a calendar is a calendar. The weather is the weather. What will be will be: Snow in April is entirely possible, if not probable.… Continue reading From the Editor
By March, winter has long since passed the fluffy and cute stage for arts buffs in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont. At this point, you’ve revisited collections at your favorite local museums, attended your friends’ coffee shop concerts, made some headway on your bookshelf. You’re ready for things to ramp up.
January and February are your months for atonement. While the arts scene isn’t dormant during 2019’s earliest days, it’s certainly a tad sleepy.
My parents had me on cross country skis by the time I hit kindergarten. If you cross country ski, winter is never a sedentary, solitary season. Instead, it’s filled with adventure and vitality. Thanks to my parents strapping those skis on my feet when I was a kid, I’ve had the privilege of cruising New… Continue reading From the editor
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November and December are months filled with traditions, religious and otherwise. In the Berkshires and Southern Vermont, you can set your clock to certain arts institutions’ offerings, too.