Back to the future: Fairgrounds, Suffolk Downs reach agreement to return horse racing to Great Barrington

“This is a very exciting opportunity for us to help preserve and refurbish an iconic property in the heart of the Berkshires, to boost economic development in Great Barrington, continue live racing and preserve the hundreds of jobs, associated agribusinesses and working open spaces associated with the Massachusetts racing industry.”

— Chip Tuttle, CEO of Suffolk Downs

GB Fairgrounds draws attention from Waldorf High School senior class

The Senior Class at the Berkshire Waldorf High School in Stockbridge is exploring imaginative ways of representing the history of a particular place, talking with those involved in it, and then translating their impressions into a collaborative “documentary illustration.” The first topic the class selected is the ongoing restoration of the Great Barrington Fairgrounds.