(STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.) – Chesterwood will mark the harvest season with food, spirits and live music at the second annual Cider Mash Bash on Saturday, September 17, 2011, from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Guests will enjoy beverages by Berkshire Mountain Distillery Spirits, Furnace Brook Winery, Wandering Star Brewing Company, and Woodchuck Hard Cider, and dinner by Mad Jack’s BBQ. Sweets will include confections by the Red Lion Inn and cider doughnuts from Hilltop Orchards. The festive evening will continue with dancing to the sounds of the Swift Kicks Band from Belchertown. The band plays a mix of classic rock standards and contemporary female country music.
“As our annual fundraiser, the Cider Mash Bash will be a fun-filled evening with good, local food and drink as well as live music. We hope to see a large crowd this year on the beautiful grounds of Chesterwood,” said Chesterwood’s director Donna Hassler.
Tickets are $80 per person ($150 per couple) for dinner, dessert, dancing and beverages and $40 per person for dessert and dancing only, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Casual, festive attire is suggested. Advance tickets may be purchased online at Cider Mash Bash or by calling 413.298.3579. Tickets will also be available at the event.
For more information, e-mail Chesterwood@nthp.org or call 413.298.3579. The tented event will be held rain or shine and is a benefit for Chesterwood, A National Trust Historic Site, the historic home, studio, gardens and woodland walks of America’s foremost public sculptor Daniel Chester French (1850-1931), most famous for the seated figure of Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial.
Chesterwood, A National Trust Historic Site, is open daily through October 10. The site will also be open the last three weekends in October. Guided tours of Daniel Chester French’s historic Studio and residence are available on Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for an additional $2 fee. Admission is $15 for adults; $7.50 for members of the National Trust for Historic Preservation; and is free for Friends of Chesterwood members and for children under 18, sponsored by Berkshire Bank. Chesterwood is located at 4 Williamsville Road off Route 183, in Stockbridge. For more information, visit Chesterwood or call 413.298.3579.