Daffodil Festival; Naumkeag In Full Bloom
Berkshire County was taken by storm this winter, not by snow, but by the Winter Lights at Naumkeag. Families and friends of all ages flocked to the Stockbridge Gilded Age property to stroll the gardens methodically covered in colorful holiday lights that just begged to be Instagramed. The Winter Lights were the brain child of director Brian Cruey, who developed the electric display to entice local residents to check out the historic property, many of which never even knew it existed.
The popularity of Winter Lights has carried over into the spring season with Naumkeag's first ever Daffodil Festival. The Berkshire Record reports that according to Cruey, last fall more than 65,000 Daffodil bulbs were planted in preparation for the kick off to the 2019 season. Visitors who check out the floral display covering the grounds of the 44 room Choate family "cottage" can meander through 15 different varieties of daffodils, in a celebration of color and nature that is truly unique. There will also be activities, concessions and a cut flower sale throughout the event, plus a Mother's Day concert on May 12.
Tickets are available here, member adults are $9 and non-member adults are $15, all children under 12 are free.