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Welcome to Hampshire County.

Locals adore it here. Guests daydream about us. Why all the love? Hampshire County is just one of those pockets on the planet where you can be yourself -- any side, any shade, any shape.

We’ve got the music, museums, and martinis to make city slickers feel at home; and the mountains, humanely-raised meats, and home-brewed mead to rival any farm town.

Hampshire County is salt of the earth meets on the rocks with salt.

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4 Essential Holiday Provisions in Western Massachusetts

Could you use a little more magical holiday splendor, perfect party provisions, extended shopping hours & deals, or awesome New Year's plans?

Four Prizes to Help You Embrace the Festive Side of Massachusetts

Enter to win dining and shopping gift certificates to make your season sparkle a little bit more.

Experience a Growing Beer Scene in Western Massachusetts

Visit new breweries, buy your home brew supplies here, or learn with the best in the craft beer industry.

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18
Dec

Slate Roof Poetry and Jazz

Northfield Coffee & Books – Northfield

7:30 pm

18
Dec

Splendor and Sorrow: Glimpses of WWI

Historic Northampton – Northampton

5:00 pm

18
Dec

Things That Die Interestingly

A.P.E. Gallery – Northampton

12:00 pm

Calendar by Daily Hampshire Gazette

Enter to Win

Enter to Win

Enter to win festive prizes in western Massachusetts.

Videos

Videos

Come find your side of Massachusetts in our video series.

50 under $50

50 under $50

50 Great Ideas for Under $50 in Massachusetts for couples and families.

Hotel Spotlight

Hotel Spotlight

The Fairfield Inn & Suites, Northampton's newest, state-of-the-art hotel, opens August 2014.

LGBT

LGBT

Learn more about Hampshire County’s LGBT community — The Out Side of Massachusetts.

The Five Colleges

The Five Colleges

Discover Hampshire County’s rich history as a renowned center of higher education.

Meet Our Western Mass Neighbors

We’ve got great neighbors – the kind that would lend us a cup of sugar if we ran out. Berkshire County is to our west; Franklin County is just above us; the Mohawk Trail is to our northwest; and Hampden County is to the south. Show them some love when you visit Western Massachusetts. And say hello from us.

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The Pool Side of Massachusetts

Chesterfield Gorge
Photo by Lynne Graves
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