The Berkshire Eagle reports American music icon Natalie Merchant, a fiddler festival and those adorable piglets, lambs and baby chicks highlight the 2018 season at Hancock Shaker Village.

A conscientious voice in folk/pop music for nearly four decades, Merchant will perform Sept. 22 in the 1910 Barn hayloft as a fundraiser to benefit educational programming at the living museum.

The concert is among the several new events Hancock Shaker Village will roll out in the upcoming season.