Hosts, presenters, organizers and Festival friends met at the Y-Bar in Pittsfield to mingle and raise a toast to the close of an extraordinarily successful 2013 Festival season.

Approximately 2,000 people attended the 56 Festival events held throughout the county during the month of March, and a preliminary review of the audience evaluations indicates that everyone was well-pleased by the events they attended.

Below are some photos from the party, for those who were there in body and those who were with us in spirit!


Alison Larkin & Kristen Van Ginhoven

Festival Program Coordinator Claudette Webster, left, with Festival presenter Pauline Dongala

Keith Emerling carves the luscious duck and lamb he cooked and brought to the party!


Festival host Suzi Banks Baum with Festival Rep. Lorrin Krouss

Festival presenters Susanna Opper and Robin Catalano

Nina Ryan and her husband with Claudette Webster

Festival presenters JoAnne Spies and Lynnette Lucy Najimy

Festival essay contest winner Deborah Swiatek samples the great Mission tapas fare

Lorrin and Andrew Krouss


Drawing for prizes!