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Fall is Here! Check Out These Seasonal Events in New England

Autumn in New England: a time for pumpkins, foliage, and harvests. Here are the top events taking place this season to spice up your weekends.


October 19 to 20, 2019

Apple Harvest Festival: Prepare yourself for a weekend of apples in Glastonbury, Connecticut. Enjoy alcoholic beverages for the grown-ups and family-friendly entertainment on three stages, along with rides and amusements.

Bowen's Wharf 29th Annual Seafood Festival: If you love seafood, you’re in luck. Relish the laid-back vibe in this historic Newport, Rhode Island wharf with live bands from blues to surf rock.

35th Annual Harvestfest and Kidsfest: Horse-drawn wagon rides, music, an old-fashioned market, plus plenty of local food equal a memorable fall day by the sea in York Beach, Maine.

29th Annual Pumpkin Festival: Bring your jack-o-lantern to Laconia, NH, for this two-day spectacle, which culminates with the lighting of the 34-foot tower of grinning pumpkins. The line-up of events includes a zombie walk, a car show, and a duck derby, plus there are rides, concerts, and games like pumpkin bowling to amuse all ages.

Harvest on the Harbor: This annual food and drink festival in Portland, Maine, offers diverse delicacies for every taste.

Head of the Charles Regatta: Watch rowers compete in this historic regatta that takes place on the Charles River between Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts.


October 26 to 27, 2019 (Halloween Weekend)

Ghosts on the Banke at Strawbery Banke: Portsmouth, New Hampshire's oldest neighborhood is a spooky and festive place to trick or treat!

Spooktacular Chili Challenge: Calling all chili lovers! Simsbury, Connecticut hosts a cookout with live music and a costume contest.

39th Annual Essex Fall Craft and Fine Art Show: Get your holiday shopping out of the way at the Vermont Antique Expo and Sale in Essex Junction, Vermont.