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"Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile."
 - William Cullen Bryant   

October was a very special month for our community.  Shelburne Falls and Buckland were designated by the American Planning Association as one of their 2018 Great Places in America. On October 18th the community came together to celebrate this special award. The event was organized by GSFABA to celebrate the residents, businesses, nonprofit organizations, area towns and agencies that have contributed to making Shelburne Falls a special place and preserving the village cache and quality.

Moving into November, the GSFABA is getting ready to kick off the holiday season with our beloved annual tradition, Moonlight Magic on Friday, November 23, 2018!  Vendors from all over New England and beyond will join our local businesses for this great family event full of unique holiday shopping, delicious homemade fare, plenty of activities for the kids, including Santa’s Workshop, and the beautiful luminaria display sponsored by Yankee Candle.  So, mark your calendars and look for more details about how you can participate in the newsletter!

Lastly, thank you for your support of the GSFABA and we hope to see you at our upcoming events. You make Shelburne Falls a Great Place in America to Live, Work, Play and Stay!

John Baldwin, President

GSFABA Board of Directors

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Mark Your Calendars and Join Us for 

Moonlight Magic on

Friday, November 23, 2018, 04:00pm - 09:00pm

 Contact kara@shelburnefalls.com

Moonlight 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 2018 Moonlight Magic Vendor Form and return it to GSFABA with payment no later than Friday, November 9, 2018. Checks can be made payable to Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association.

Click here to download the Moonlight Magic Vendor Form

Businesses can also take advantage of our Sponsorship Opportunities!

Click here to download our Sponsorship Form

The 2018 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 the Parade Entry Form and return it to the GSFABA.

Visit the Moonlight Magic page to learn more!

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Shelburne Falls a Great Place in America

Some 175 residents and people who love Shelburne Falls crowded into the Shelburne-Buckland Community Center to celebrate and honor the village on October 18th.  The American Planning Association named the two-town village one of 15 “Great Places in America” at the gathering by presenting its award to the Towns of Buckland and Shelburne and the Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association (GSFABA) which make up the Shelburne Falls Area Partnership.

The event was organized by GSFABA to celebrate the residents, businesses, nonprofit organizations, area towns and agencies that have contributed to making Shelburne Falls a special place and preserving the village cache and quality. 

Representative Steve Kulik honored Shelburne Falls by being the MC for the evening.  Keynote speaker, John Mullin, Professor Emeritus of Urban Planning at UMASS, spoke to the quality of the village by describing it as “unique, special and distinctive” in character.  

Through GSFABA and the Partnership, Shelburne Falls has earned numerous designations that help the three partners raise funding for capital improvements and preservation of the villages historic architecture and intact “main streets,” promotes West County as a “great place” to live, work and stay, and supports the region’s creative sector. 

Awards include designation of the village as a Creative Community, the establishment and expansion of the Cultural District on both sides of the Deerfield River that mirrors the Business District in Buckland and Shelburne, and its new identity as a Great Place in America.

Hager’s Farm Market Annual Pumpkin Smash

Saturday, November 3, 2018

11am - 2pm

In partnership with Bear Country 95.3 and WHAI 98.3, Hager’s Farm Market will hold our annual Pumpkin Smash on Saturday, November 3rd from 11am to 2pm. Bring your pumpkin (or jack o ‘lantern) to smash for a good cause

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