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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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Make the Most of a Busy Fall Weekend in Western Mass.

From Skillfair and dance productions to trolley rides and museum visits, there's a lot going on for everyone to enjoy during family and friends weekends at the colleges.

Win Tickets for Historic Theater’s World Premiere Play

The Academy of Music Theatre in Northampton celebrates its grand reopening with its first ever commissioned play, Nobody's Girl, October 17 and 18.

Enter to Win Tickets to Columbus Day Weekend Events

Up for grabs is a pair of VIP day passes for the Paradise City Arts Festival and a pair of full-access passes for the Northampton International Film Festival.

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Calendar by Daily Hampshire Gazette

Enter to Win Tickets

Enter to Win Tickets

Win passes for Paradise City Arts Festival or the Northampton International Film Festival



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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.



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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