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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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10 Things You Might Not Have Known About Music in Western MA

Discover some of the musicians who got their start here and many more who call us home, as well as noteworthy festivals, record labels, and recording studios.

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May

DIY Paper Fans

Michaels – Hadley1035

10:00 am

30
May

Pathfinder Pirates Game

Comics N' More – Easthampton

1:00 pm

30
May

Bird Walk with John Green

Notch Visitor Center – South Amherst

7:00 am

Calendar by Daily Hampshire Gazette

Hotel Spotlight

Hotel Spotlight

The Courtyard Marriott in Hadley unveils a refreshing new look and Bistro this spring!

Farmer’s Markets

Farmer’s Markets

Visit more than a dozen weekly farmer's markets across the county!

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.

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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