2019 information:

Friday, October 4th; 6:30pm-10pm

Hancock Shaker Village

1843 W. Housatonic St., Pittsfield, MA

Join us for Roots Rising's first annual HOEDOWN THROWDOWN!


This will be a celebration of Roots Rising's work to empower youth and build community through food and farming, and a fundraiser to support our exciting vision for things to come!


  • Enjoy a cocktail hour and hors d'oeuvres and meet Roots Rising's phenomenal Crew members.

  • Taste the menu of our new food truck (designed and prepared by Chef Maggie O'Mara of Canyon Ranch!).

  • Learn about the impact of this work from Roots Rising's Co-Directors and Crew.


  • Pull on your boots and hit the floor for an ol' time contra dance with music by Aldo Lavaggi and The Russet Trio!


Standard: $75

Under 40 (limited availability): $50

Ticket fee includes food, live music, and dance! Cash bar.

All proceeds will support meaningful work for Pittsfield teens and a strong local food system!

hoedown throwdown

thank you to our event sponsors!