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Country fairs, music and food festivals in New England are fun for families

New England fairs and festivals offer affordable, family-friendly fun year round. Discover the newest art, crafts, music, and film. Enjoy live blues, folk, bluegrass, and jazz music. Shop for handmade art and crafts and find vendors selling celebrated New England food like maple syrup, blueberries, cheeses, ice cream, seafood, barbecue, craft beer and wine. Take a fun peek into world cultures at Scottish, Celtic, Italian, Portuguese, Asian, and French Canadian celebrations. Classic cars, books, and glowing hot air balloons are some of New England’s favorite festival treasures.

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Yarmouth Summer Festival in Yarmouth MA
Athletics - NH Highland Games & Festival - Lincoln, NH
New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival

60 Loon Mountain Road Lincoln, NH, 03251 Phone: 603-229-1975 Toll-Free: 800-358-7268

Come celebrate all things Scottish! - September 20-22, 2019

Discover the rich culture of Scotland – no passport required - at the NH Highland Games & Festival. The Games will be hosting the 2019 Scottish Highland Games World Championships showcasing the top world Highland athlete’s strength, speed, agility and skill for the title. Enjoy the pageantry and excitement of massed bands, pipes & drums, Highland dance, fiddle, harp, sheep dog trials and much more. Explore Clan Village and the Living History Encampment to search your Scottish roots and understand everyday life in the Highlands from 1317-1746. Scottish and Celtic performers will be playing traditional ballads to tribal beats and bagpipe rock. Children can participate in the Bairns & Weans program, which features games, crafts, storytelling, and more. Adults can savor tastings of authentic Scotch whisky and beer. For more details or to purchase tickets, visit nhscot.org.
Stomping Grapes - Seven Birches Winery - Lincoln, NH
Seven Birches Winery

River Walk at Loon - 22 South Mountain Drive Lincoln, NH, 03251 Phone: 603-745-7550

You can seriously crush it at this festival weekend honoring wine – and grapes

If you’ve ever wondered if winery grapes can still be crushed a la the famous scene in “I Love Lucy,” the answer is yes, and you can see for yourself, and do some grape stompin’, at the White Mountains Crush Festival - October 25-27. At that Seven Birches Winery, that means participating in everything from a welcome mixer at the beautiful Atrium Wine Bar to taking educational workshops, meeting winemakers, taking a special tour to see how wine is produced (including barrel tasting) and enjoying local fare and great wine at a wine dinner. There’s also a boxed-lunch picnic with entertainment by The Sweetbloods, yard games and craft vendors. Oh, and kids under 10? They get to stomp free!
Stowe Foliage Arts Festival 2019

Topnotch Field, 3420 Mountain Road Stowe, VT Phone:

October 11-13, 2019

Two hundred juried artisans exhibit and sell a wide range of contemporary and traditional crafts, original art, photography, sculpture and specialty food products. There will be live music, great food, draft beer, wine and demonstrations of traditional crafts. Sample and purchase specialty food products such as maple syrup, gourmet chocolate, craft distilled spirits and more.
Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $10-$12; kids, free
Attitash Oktoberfest 2019

Attitash Ski Resort, Route 302 Bartlett, NH Phone: 603-374-2600

October 12-13, 2019

The two-day event will feature traditional Bavarian music from the world-renowned King Ludwig's Band, authentic German fare plus a Biergarten featuring 20 breweries serving beers and ciders. On Sunday, children will have a Kinderplatz tent with crafts, face painting, a giant inflatable obstacle course. Sunday’s schedule features an apple slingshot and a kid’s schnitzel toss. Optional scenic lift ride is available.
Time: Noon-6 p.m.
Admission:Adults, online, $18, $34, or $45 with chair lift ride; age 7-20, online, $8. Adults at the door, $20; age 7-20, $10; chair lift rides, $10.
Eat on the Green Food & Music Festival 2019

Vergennes City Park Vergennes, VT Phone:

September 21, 2019

Come to the Vergennes City Green to enjoy local food, music, craft beverages and fun with your friends and neighbors. Sample a variety of delicious dishes served up by Vergenneseateries while listening to music by 3 local bands & DJ Fattie B! Enjoy hula hooping, face painting, henna, corn hole and lawn games for everyone. Street parking available, additional parking at Little City Family Practice, Bixby Library, VUES, VUHS and Kennedy Brothers.
Time: 3-9 p.m.
Honk Festival of Activist Street Bands 2019

Davis Square and Harvard Square Somerville and Cambridge, MA Phone:

October 11-13, 2019

This three -day free festival brings brass street bands from all over the United States and world. The festival opens on Friday night with a lantern parade in Davis Square neighborhoods and a band showcase. On Saturday more than 25 bands take over Davis Square for a giant music and dance party. On Sunday, community activists join the brass bands in a giant parade from Davis Square to Harvard Square along Massachusetts Avenue.
Swine and Stein Oktoberfest 2019

200 Block of Water Street Gardiner, ME Phone:

October 12, 2019

Restaurants and local food vendors from Gardiner and across the state will serve up a variety of interesting culinary dishes featuring local pork. Beer and live music by Pete Kilpatrick Band, Emilia Dahlin, and Calypso Soldiers.
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Admission:VIP, $45; general admission, $25; non-drinkers, $5
The Big E 2019 – Eastern States Exposition

1305 Memorial Avenue West Springfield, MA Phone: 413-737-2443

September 13-29, 2019

The Big E is a gigantic, 17-day agriculture fair representing all six states of New England. Activities, entertainment, and exhibits cover the entire range of everything you will see at any great country fair. Avenue of the States has permanent buildings where Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont display information about their communities, products, and foods. There is a giant midway . Entertainment throughout the fair includes a daily parade, a circus, car shows and live performances. Storrowtown Village is a window into an earlier New England. Agricultural exhibits and demos and competitions run the full gamut of the work that farm families do, from raising horses to canning berries. Fair food is everywhere, and repeat visitors often pre-order the famous Big E cream puff.
Time: Gates open 8 a.m.; buildings and Craft Common, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Avenue of States and Storrowton Village Museum & Shops, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; midway, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Admission: Over age 12, $12$15; children age 6-12, $8-$10; one-day midway pass, $25
Topsfield Fair 2019

207 Boston Street, Route 1 Topsfield, MA Phone: 978-887-5000

October 4-14, 2019

America's oldest county fair has the traditional event down to a T, and offers guests a broad menu of New England tastes, sights, sounds, and animal experiences. Animal events include a horse show, horse and oxen pulls, a petting zoo, and more. Special events in 2019 include Johnny Rockett’s Cycle Circus/FMX & BMX Freestyle; music by Tommy James and The Shondells and by 38 Special and by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band; exhibitions by Dock Dogs.
Hours: Open daily at 10 a.m.
Admission: Tickets and prices.
Garlic & Harvest Festival 2019

Bethlehem Fairgrounds, 384 Main Street North (Route 61) Bethlehem, CT Phone: 203-266-7810

October 12-13, 2019

Come to see garlic cooking demonstrations; hear live music; learn how to grow garlic; buy garlic dips, spreads, cheeses, and oils; taste free samples. If samples aren’t filling you up, skedaddle over to the food court for garlic sausage with peppers and onions, and more great food.
Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: Over age 12, $9; seniors, $8; children under age 12, $1.
Burke Fall Foliage Festival 2019

368 Route 114 East Burke, VT Phone:

September 28, 2019

The day's events include a parade at 10 a.m.; rubber duck race; kids area with a jump house, face painting and more; arts & crafts; horse drawn wagon rides; pony rides; farm animal petting zoo; cow flop bingo; craft show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; silent auction in the library featuring work from local artists and crafters, unique historical items and antiques; show live music.
Time: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Tiny House Fest and Tiny House Tours 2019

Sugarbush Ski Resort, 102 Forest Drive Warren, VT Phone:

October 26-27, 2019

Learn about the world of tiny houses on Sunday at the Tiny House Village, speed deisng reviews, talks and panels, exhibitors. Food trucks onsite, too. On the Saturday tour, you’ll visit four unique tiny homes in the Mad River Valley. Tours will depart from the Yestermorrow campus, 7865 Main Street, Waitsfield, VT, at 9 a.m. on October 26. Transportation and lunch are included. Tickets are limited.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: $15
Acadia Oktoberfest, Wine Tasting, and Beer Fest 2019

Smugglers Den Campground on Route 102 within Acadia National Park Southwest Harbor, ME Phone:

October 11-12, 2019

This fun fall festival includes great microbrews, wine and cheese tasting with wines from several countries, live music and a crafts tent with artisans from Maine and beyond. The event is held rain or shine under big tents. Guests must be 21 or older to enter beer tents. Music by Pitch Black ribbons.
Time: Wine Tasting is Friday, 4-6 p.m.; Brewfest is Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.
Admission: Wine Tasting, $20; Brewfest, $40; designated drivers or non-drinkers, $10.
Oktoberfest 2019 at East Hill Farm

Inn at East Hill Farm, 460 Monadnock Street Troy, NH Phone: 800-242-6495

October 6, 2019

This is more a farm dinner with German music that a full-fledged festival. Enjoy a German dinner and live oompah music. Reservations required. BYOB.
Time: Hors d’oeuvres of German Fare and live oompah music at 5 p.m.; German feast at 6 p.m.
Admission: Adults: $27.95; children: $14.50
Fall Festival 2019 at Gore Place

Gore Place, 52 Gore Street Waltham, MA Phone: 781-894-2798

October 5, 2019

The Gore Place Century Party offers games, music and activities like wagon rides, live music by the Riverboat Stompers, archery, lawn games, and mansion tours. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Food and drink, wagon rides, archery and house tour sold separately. Large bags and backpacks will not be allowed into the mansion. No pets allowed. This is a rain or shine event. Buy tickets in advance or at the door.
Time: Noon-4 p.m.
Admission: $5 for all ages
Bristol Harvest Festival 2019

Bristol Town Green, West Street (Routes 116 and 17) Bristol, VT Phone:

September 28, 2019

Craftsmen and -women; vendors; live music and more local talent; children's venue with games, pony rides, face painting. LIve music by RambleTree, Rick Ceballos, Harvest Festival Band, Mark Lavoie, Keith Williams, and Patrick Fitzsimmons.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Hartford Saengerbund Oktoberfest 2019

Hartford Saengerbund, 719 North Mountain Road Newington, CT Phone: 860-953-8967

September 29, 2019

German festival featuring German beer, food and live German music by John Baker and the Happy Five Oompah Band.
Time: 1-9 p.m.
Admission: $4; children age 12 and younger admitted free.
Old Deerfield Craft Fairs Fall Festival 2019

10 Memorial Street Deerfield, MA Phone:

September 21-22, 2019

This fair features more than 180 juried exhibitors from 16 states displaying and selling crafts of all media in the picturesque setting of the historic village of Old Deerfield. Highlights include a free museum tour, craft displays and demonstrations, music, food court and specialty food sampling.
Time: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: Above age 12, $7; children under 12, free
White Mountain Oktoberfest 2019

Loon Mountain, 60 Loon Mountain Road Lincoln, NH Phone:

October 12-13, 2019

Enjoy beer and brats alongside views of the White Mountains. An oompah band adds zest to a to a stein-holding contest, keg toss, and kids activities like a root beer keg toss and pumpkin painting. Prost!
Time: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Free
Harvest Festival 2019 at Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm

Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm, 58 Cleveland Hill Road Tamworth Village, NH Phone: 603-323-7591

September 21, 2019

Activities that show and teach about old-time farm life, like fall harvesting; historic crafts and trades ; fiber arts; apple cider pressing; bee keeping; wood turning; farm animals; antique and modern tractors; wood shop displays; dairy barn; seasonal games like scavenger hunt and hay jump; tractor-pulled wagon rides; lunch from the farmhouse kitchen; tours of barns and buildings.
Time: 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Admission: for age 11 and older, $10; kids age 5 to 10, $5.
Durham Fair 2019

Main Street and Fowler Avenue Durham, CT Phone:

September 26-29, 2019

Livestock exhibits and competitions; truck and tractor pulls; home arts exhibits; lawnmower racing; Discovery Center; children’s events. Events include demolition derby. Headliners in 2019 include Little River Band and Big & Rich.
Hours: Thursday, 4-10 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.- 11 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $10-$15, depending on the day; children age 11 and younger admitted for free.
Freeport Fall Festival 2019

L.L. Bean campus, Main Street Freeport, ME Phone: 207-865-1212

October 4-6, 2019

Come enjoy the works of 150 of the best New England artists, craftsmen and local food producers for a free three-day festival. Discovery Stage on the L.L.Bean campus will be site of live music for all three days. Music schedule. Food and other vendors.
Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Scituate Art Festival 2019

Village Green, Route 116 North Scituate, RI Phone:

October 12-14, 2019

Guests of all ages can appreciate this 48-year-old gathering of fine artists and craftspeople on the town green. From original modern art to one-of-a-kind antique treasures, this outdoor celebration of fine art features hundreds of vendors and displays. Take in the sights, sounds, and scents of fall in New England. Artists from all over the country will be here in idyllic Scituate for a day of fun.
Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Monday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Killington Brewfest and Golf Tournament 2019

Killington, 4763 Killington Road, Killington, VT Phone:

September 27-28, 2019

Friday, September 27, is the Brewfest golf tournament for players age 21 and older. For information, call 800-621-MTNS. On Saturday, come enjoy fresh Vermont's craft beers, live music, and food offerings at Snowshed and Ramshead Base Lodges. Beer samples will be poured in 5-ounce souvenir tasting glasses. Shuttles and taxi services will be available throughout the festival. Please designate a driver and drink responsibly.
Time: VIP tasting session, noon-1 p.m.; general tasting session, 1-5 p.m. Participants must be at least 21 years of age and a valid ID with proof of age is required.
Admission to Brewfest: $55-$65; designated drivers, $10
Harvest Festival 2019 at Berkshire Botanical Gardens

5 West Stockbridge Road Stockbridge, MA Phone: 413-298-3926

October 12-13, 2019

The Garden’s Harvest Festival covers the full 15-acre campus with children’s activities, pony and hay rides, games, live entertainment, artisan vendors, a farm market, tag and plant sales, and education offerings. No dogs.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $7; children under age 12 admitted free. Free parking.
Brandon Harvestfest 2019

Estabrook Park, Route 7 Brandon, VT Phone:

October 6, 2019

Hayrides and pumpkins; food from the grill; apple pies; coffee, cider and donuts. Make Your Own Harvest Person. Chamber of Commerce supplies all materials, accessories, and instruction on how to make a Harvest Person. Choose clothes, a hat, shoes, and embellishments to personalize your Harvest Person. Volunteers can help. The first Harvest Person per family is free of charge. After that, they are only $5 each.
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Vermont Wine & Harvest Festival 2019

39 Mount Snow Road West Dover, VT Phone:

September 20-22, 2019

Designated one of North America’s Top 100 events by the American Bus Association, the Vermont Wine & Harvest Festival 2018 is your time to discover and enjoy Vermont vintners, small specialty food producers, chefs, painters, publishers, cheese makers, potters, jewelers, photographers and farmers. Schedule:
Friday Night: Wine Stroll and Soup Contest, Downtown Wilmington 5-7 p.m. with a after party at the Wilmington Inn; Saturday: The Grand Tasting at Mount Snow and wine dinners at various locations; Sunday: Vermont Wildlife Festival at Mount Snow 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 
Fall Festival and North American Wife-Carrying Championships 2019

Sunday River South Ridge Base Area,15 South Ridge Road Newry, ME Phone: 207-824-5104

October 12-13, 2019

At the North American Wife-Carrying Championship, Saturday at 11 a.m. at South Ridge, couples compete in this Finnish-style race for the grand prize of the wife's weight in beer and five times her weight in cash. Also on Saturday are the wine tent and live music. On Sunday, the festival opens a Bloody Mary tent, arts and crafts fest, corn hole championship and live music, skydiving, mountain park rides, wagon rides, chainsaw carving demos. See event website for full schedule.
Killington Harvest Faire 2019

Killington ski resort, 4763 Killington Road Killington, VT Phone:

October 12, 2019

Killington will host an open-air fest with live music, craft beer, pumpkin painting, horse -drawn hay rides, a bounce house, and apple launching, and stein hoisting. During the Taste of Killington, chefs from Preston's, The Wobbly Barn, Snowshed and the Jerk Shack will be serving up a variety of fall foods and signature. Admission for the event is free. There will be tickets available for adventure center attractions, food tastings and beverages. In case of bad weather, tasting stations will be inside of the Snowshed Base Lodge.
Time; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Harvest Faire Food Ticket (4 tickets), $28-$33; Harvest Faire Food and Adventure Center, $72-$92
Langdon Fall Festival 2019

Village Road Langdon, NH Phone:

September 21, 2019

Quilts display, food, children's activities, live music, hay rides, craft vendors, tractors and more.
Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Littleton Arts and Culture Festival 2019

Main Street Littleton, NH Phone:

September 21, 2019

The tradition continues with artists from around the region selling their creations along Littleton's picturesque Main Street. Headline and mandolinist David Grisman and his Dawg Trio perform at Ammonoosuc River Park, River Glen Lane at 4 p.m. This is a ticketed afternoon event with an opening act at 2 p.m. Tickets.
Other offerings at the festival includes a Kids’ Corner activity area, Arts Open House at 23 Ammonoosuc Street, one-hour historic downtown Littleton tours throughout the day.
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Oktoberfest at Quassy 2019

Fieldside Pavilion, Quassy Amusement Park, Route 64 Middlebury, CT Phone:

September 28-29, 2019

Live traditional German and Octoberfest music for everyone’s enjoyment. Traditional festival food in the pavilion will include knockwurst, bratwurst, sauerkraut, potato pancakes, roasted pork. Live music starts at 1 p.m. Rides operate 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featured entertainment on Saturday will be the Beer Hall Boys, a five-piece band. The band for Sunday is the four-piece Swedish Meatballs. Children may participate in pumpkin decorating at the pavilion both days, while supplies last. The park’s rides and attractions operate during Oktoberfest starting at 11 a.m. The waterpark and beach will be closed.
Time: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: Free admission . Pay-as-you-go for food, beverages, rides and attractions. Parking is $7.
acadia night sky festival
Acadia Night Sky Festival 2019

various locations Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park, ME Phone: 207-801-2566

September 25-29, 2019

Entertainment, panel discussions, workshops, art exhibits, and science programs are on the agenda. There are opportunities for stargazing from different sites in the park. Indoor and outdoor events are planned. Highlights include night walks led by park rangers to observe the wildlife active during darkness, a special ecological program, a picnic with the planets and a photography workshop. See website for details.
Lisbon Fall Festival 2019

19 South Burnham Hwy. Lisbon, CT Phone:

September 28, 2019

The day’s events start at 10 a.m. 3.5-mile road race. Festival events include games, vendors, crafter, food, and costume contest and entertainment. Road race.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; road race at 9 a.m.
Shelburne Farms Harvest Festival 2019

1611 Harbor Road Shelburne, VT Phone: 802-985-8686

September 21, 2019

Head to the farm for a celebration of Vermont farm and food traditions. The day includes children's activities, musical entertainment, artisans sharing their crafts, farm-fresh food, farm animals, and horse-drawn hayrides.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $10; seniors and kids, $5
Southwest Harbor Week 2019

various locations Southwest Harbor, ME Phone:

October 11-20, 2019

Celebrate the Quietside of Acadia at the week-long festival, celebrating the wonderful diversity of the Quietside! Each day will have a theme that connects to an institution in Southwest Harbor. Events includes Oktoberfests, wine tastings, canoe and belt sander races, birding walks and cruises, quarry tours, granite cutting, geology walks, lighthouse tours, art and auto museums, live music by the Crown Vics and Cabaret at Coda. and more.
October 11
  • Seal Cove Auto Museum Presents rides in antique automobiles (207-244-9242)
  • Wine Tasting at Smuggler's Den Campground under the big tent for an evening of wines from around the world. 4-6 p.m.
October 12
  • Seal Cove Auto Museum Presents: Cars & Coffee: Two-Wheelers. 9 a.m.-noon
  • Oktoberfest Craft Fair on the Pemetic School Lawn in downtown Southwest Harbor. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Oktoberfest at Smuggler's Den Campground under the big tent. Twenty-one brewers will be pouring more than 60 craft beers. Noon-5 p.m.
  • Mes Amis. Jazz combo Mes Amis plays Gypsy Jazz quartet. (244-8133)
October 13
  • Fogtown Brewing Presents: Fogtoberfest! All-day indoor and outdoor party featuring tastings of new releases. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Atlantic Brewing's War Canoe & Belt Sander Race at Long Pond: war canoe races, a sampler platter (with seconds!), and a pint glass. Mainely Meat BBQ open from 11:30 a.m. -close
October 15
  • Wendell Gilley Museum Presents: Treasures of the Farnsworth. Join the museum director for a tour of the 2019 exhibit Treasures from the Farnsworth. Last chance to see this outstanding collection of works by Maine artists. Repeats on Thursday.
  • Birding Walk with Michael Good. Explore the birds of the Seawall Picnic area with Michael Good, founder of the Acadia Birding Festival. 12:30 p.m.
October 16
  • Lighthouse Cruise. Climb aboard the Elizabeth T. and bring your camera! We will visit 3 local lighthouses from the water side. 3 p.m.
October 17
  • The Maine Granite Industry Historical Society's Quarry Tour of the granite quarry at Williams Boat Yard in Hall Quarry. 9 a.m.
  • Beech Cliffs Geology Walk #1 with Duane and Ruth Braun. Come join us on top of Beech Cliff for an overview of when MDI was a super volcano 420 million years ago. 12:30 p.m.
  • Red Cloak Tours Presents: Union Cemetery Tour. 2 p.m.
October 18
  • Lobstering Cruise with Sail Acadia. Sail aboard the 1899 Friendship Sloop Alice E. Built in the early 1900s, Friendship Sloops were used by coastal fishermen to haul lobster traps by hand under sail. 10 a.m.
  • The Hinckley Company Shop Tour. For 90 years The Hinckley Company has been building fine yachts in Maine. 9 a.m.
  • Southwest Harbor Artisans Presents: Wine & Cheese & Meet the Artists. 5-7 p.m.
October 19
  • Wendell Gilley Museum Presents: Woodburning Workshop. 10 a.m.-noon
  • Coda Presents: Season Finale with the Knotty G’s. Based in Asheville, NC, The Knotty G's travel the country sharing their soul-soaked Americana music and sensibilities. Doors open for dinner at 5:30 pm and the show starts at 8pm. $5 cover.
Fall Festival 2019 at Auerfarm

158 Auer Farm Road Bloomfield, CT Phone:

October 5, 2019

Everyone can meet the animals, live music, pumpkin painting, touch a truck, food trucks, pony rides.
Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $20 per carload
Harpoon Octoberfest in Vermont 2019

Harpoon Riverbend Taps and Beer Garden, 336 Ruth Carney Drive Windsor, VT Phone:

October 12-13, 2019

Harpoon Octoberfest at the Windsor brewery presents live oompa music, outdoor seating, food from the Riverbend Taps kitchen, and a selection of fresh Harpoon beer. Guests must be 21 years old or older to drink. Families are welcome.
Time:Noon-5 p.m. both days
Admission: Free
Mount Snow Oktoberfest 2019

Mount Snow Resort, 39 Mount snow Road West Dover, VT Phone:

October 12-13, 2019

Plenty of beer, schnitzel and oom-pah music along with kids games like pumpkin painting, an apple sling shot and the famous schnitzel toss, a beanbag toss, a huge bouncy house. While the young ones are playing, adults can enjoy beers from 25 German and domestic breweries and authentic German food. Try the keg toss, yodeling contest and stein holding as well as a horseshoe tournament.
Time: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adult drinker for one day, $30-$40 and for two days, $40-$50; designated drivers and kids at 7 to 20, for one day, $15-$20 and for two days, $20-$25. (Lower prices are before October 11)
Fall Foliage Festival 2019 at Boothbay Railway Village

586 Wiscasset Road Boothbay, ME Phone: 207-633-4727

October 12-13, 2019

Handsome crafts take center stage on the Village Green of the Boothbay Railway Village. Families will enjoy rides on the narrow gauge steam train and exhibits about Maine’s railroad heritage, village life, and more than 60 antique cars.
Time: Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Over age 12, $5; Steam train tickets, $5 each.
Shelburne Farms Harvest Festival 2019

1611 Harbor Road Shelburne, VT Phone:

September 21, 2019

Explore a tent of children’s activities, entertainers , traditional artisans demonstrating their crafts, including the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association, and farm food. Farm animals, live bird presentations with Outreach for Earth Stewardship, and horse-drawn hayrides.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $10; seniors and kids, $5; under age 2, free.
Harpoon Octoberfest in Boston 2019

Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Avenue Boston, MA Phone:

October 4-5, 2019

This Octoberfest has been a tradition for decades for Boston’s brew-loving population. The party serves Harpoon beer, German food, oompah bands, chicken dancing, keg bowling game, and German chocolate cake. Tickets are not sold in advance. Please pay entry fee in cash at the door. Must be 21 or older. Shuttles will be running from South Station. Pick up is on Summer Street heading toward Fort Point Channel. The MBTA’s Silver Line serves the neighborhood.
Time: Friday, 5:30-11 p.m. and doors close at 9:30 p.m.; Saturday, 1-7 p.m. and doors close at 5:30 p.m.
Admission: Entrance and one beer for $25; early admission is $30.
Fall Festival 2019 at Wolf's Neck Farm

184 Burnett Road Freeport, ME Phone: 207-865-4469

October 19, 2019

This family festival includes live music, hay bale climbing, face painting, animal interactions, tasty local food and more. Take a tractor ride out to our pumpkin patch and pick out your favorite pumpkin.
Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission: $8 per person above age 3. Pumpkins cost $3-10. Cash is recommended for food and pumpkin purchases (there is no ATM on premises.)
Fall Dog Party 2019

Dog Mountain, 143 Parks Road Saint Johnsbury, VT Phone:

October 5, 2019

Dog Mountain’s annual Fall Dog Party is a time of fun among the fall foliage with your canine friends. Come enjoy live music by Luke Sackett Willard, Mexican food by Caja Madera, psychic pet readings by Sara Moore, family and pet portraits by Barry Hayes, dog contests, bounce house. lawn games bubble machine and more.
Noon-4 p.m.
19th Century Apple & Cheese Harvest Festival 2019

Justin Smith Morrill State Historic Site, Justin Smith Morrill Hwy Strafford, VT Phone:

September 29, 2019

Celebrate Johnny Appleseed’s birthday with face painting, live music, and an apple pie contest. Meet farm animals; squeeze cider on an old cider press; and taste Vermont cheeses, ice cream and apple pie. Visit gardens, exhibits, an ice house, and a historic home.
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission: Over age 15, $10; youth under age 14, $5 (includes lunch).
Weir River Farm Fall Festival 2019

Weir River Farm, end of Turkey Hill Lane Hingham, MA Phone:

September 21, 2019

Visit farm animals, climb onto a tractor, custom-paint a pumpkin to keep, learn about beekeeping and how to press apple cider, take a wagon ride tour of the property pulled by a Clydesdale or a pony ride. Also: old-fashioned games like egg and spoon races, crafts, face-painting, farm tattoos, and live music. A food court features local food trucks. Hornstra Farms ice cream will be available. Admission includes everything except food, beverages, and wagon rides. This event runs rain or shine
Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $10; children, $5; family, $30.
Paradise City Northampton Fall Arts Festival 2019

54 Old Ferry Road Northampton, MA Phone:

October 12-14, 2019

More than 200 artists and crafters from all over the United States present their visual arts, food, lots of activities and special events. The festival is held inside three large buildings connected by covered walkways.
Time: Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission:Over age 12, $14, seniors over age 64, $12; students, $8; three-day pass, $16; kids under age 12, free.
Warner Fall Foliage Festival 2019

Depot Street and downtown Warner, NH Phone: 603-456-9775

October 11-13, 2019

Three days of concerts, parades, a road race, kids’ run and dance party, oxen and woodsmen’s contests, fresh lobster and chicken barbecue, rides, street performers, and many artisans, farmer’s market, and food vendors. Festival program.
Time: Friday, 6-9 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Greenwich Historical Society Fall Festival 2019

47 Strickland Road Cos Cob, CT Phone:

October 12, 2019

This fall fest theme is “Around the World,” in connection with the exhibition, "An American Story." Enjoy Caribbean music by the Carnival Trio; and a journey of the Americas with Serious Coyote. A scarecrow building competition, face painting, crafts and food await the whole family. Raid date is October 13.
Time: Noon-4 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $10; family, $25; child over 2 years old, $5. Scarecrow Competition, $15
North Easton Harvest and Craft Fair 2019

Sheep Pasture, at Route 138 and Main Street North Easton, MA Phone: 508-238-6049

October 6, 2019

Artists and crafters from throughout New England will display and sell their handmade creations like fabric art, stained glass, wooden art, jewelry, clothing, food items, seasonal decor, and more. Meet the alpacas from Kave Rock Alpacas, chain saw carving, juried craft makers, silent auction, children's fun.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Applefest 2019 at Wachusett Mountain

Wachusett Mountain, 499 Mountain Road Princeton, MA Phone: 978-464-2300

October 19-20, 2019

Craft fair & farmers market booths, family entertainment, scenic foliage skyrides to the summit, mountainside barbecue, pony rides, clowns, climbing wall, jugglers & magicians for the kids. Applefest also features an Oktoberfest Celebration complete with authentic German cuisine, a multitude of tasty beers in the beer garden and live music.
Admission: Age 13 and older, $11-$14; kids age 6-12, $6-$9; package of admission and skyride: age 13 and older, $19-$22 door; kids, $12-$15.
Salisbury Fall Festival 2019

Main Street Salisbury and Lakeville, CT Phone:

October 11-13, 2019

Wander Main Street and shop for antiques; enjoy the quilt show; buy home-baked goods; prowl the local shops for sales; dine of Greek pastries, baked potatoes with toppings, chili and cornbread. Local artisans will be selling hand-made jewelry, pottery, textiles, and crafts. Live music by the Salisbury Band and the Joint Chiefs. Cast your vote in the Scarecrow Contest. Schedule of activities.
Oktoberfest Vermont 2019

Waterfront Park, 10 College Street Burlington, VT Phone:

September 20-21, 2019

Enjoy food, authentic live music from the Josh Panda Band on Friday and the Craig Mitchell Band on Saturday, games and contests, and beer. ​Forty-one brewers and 100 brews ciders will be served. Events include stein lifting, keg tossing, costume contest, keg flipping, Wheel of Fortune, Plinko, and darts. This event has sold out since it stated in 2015.
Time: Friday, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Admission: $51.
Von Trapp Brewing Oktoberfest 2019

Trapp Family Lodge, 700 Trapp Hill Road Stowe, VT Phone: 802-253-8511

September 21, 2019

This Oktoberfest happens at the Bierhall Restaurant at Trapp Family Lodge, hosted by von Trapp Brewing. Enjoy live music from the Inseldudler Band and strolling accordionists, lawn games and Austrian fare like Bavarian pretzels with beer cheese sauce and grilled bratwurst sandwiches. Purchase a von Trapp Brewing beer. Prost!
Time: 11 a.m.- 7 p.m.
Hancock Shaker Village Country Fair 2019

Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic Street Pittsfield, MA Phone: 413-443-0188

September 28-29, 2019

Fifty vendors, a Harvest of Quilts, Fiber Festival, workshops and demonstrations, and family activities including pony rides and face painting.
Harvest of Quilts: The Shaker tradition of fine craftsmanship are celebrated in this colorful display of historic and modern quilts in the Round Stone Barn.
Fiber Festival: Fiber artisans and enthusiasts meet at Round Stone Barn for workshops, yarns, notions, and inspiration.
Broom-Making Workshop: Saturday. Make a bundle broom using authentic Shaker materials.
Contra Dance: Saturday, 6:30 pm. Give folk-style line dancing a whirl. Tickets $10; day-of tickets $15. Kids 12 and under are free.
Hot Sauce Contest: Saturday, 2 pm. Think your hot sauce is the boss? Enter it in a judged competition.
Time: Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Admission: Over age 17, $20; age 13-17, $8
Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta 2019

Townwide - consult website Damariscotta, ME Phone: 207-592-6184

October 11-14. 2019

A fun-packed weekend of events include the a pumpkin paddle boat relay and pumpkin motor boat regatta, a giant pumpkin weigh-off, pumpkin catapulting, pumpkin hurling, a giant pumpkin parade, a pumpkin derby, two dozen giant 600-pound decorated pumpkins lining Damariscotta's main street, children's activities, a pumpkin cooking contest, pie eating competition, a giant pumpkin drop , and Pumpkin Patch Express train rides from Brunswick to Rockland. Schedule of events.

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