Events INSIDER: Sep 2-10, 2013

Giveaways & Features
King Richard’s Faire
This is New England’s largest and longest-running Renaissance Festival, and you should not miss it! I have 4 tickets for this. Email to win! King Richard's Faire Carver, MA, .
Outdoor movies!
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Outdoor Theatre!
I list more outdoor theatre than anyone else in New England! I track 75 performance series. That’s more than 600 shows, some of which are free! To see them, go to Events INSIDER, select your region on the map, and then scroll all the way to the bottom to see them. more
Jimmy Cliff in ‘The Harder They Come’
Live roots reggae music and screening of a popular movie starring Jimmy Cliff. 7:30pm I have 4 tickets to this. Email to win. Jimmy Cliff in 'The Harder They Come'The Regent Theatre Arlington, MA, .
Johnny’s Picks
Brazilian Independence Day Festival
It’s Independence Day for a country that *really* knows how to party: parade, live music, and the usual kids stuff like balloon animals. It’s free! Brazilian Independence Day FestivalDCR Herter Park Boston, MA, .
Jamaica Plain Music Festival
Everything but plain, that’s what this musical festival will be. It’s free, it’s outdoors… 12-7pm. Jamaica Plain Music FestivalPinebank Baseball Field, Jamaica Pond Boston, MA, .
Arlington Astronomy Night
I’m totally thrilled by this park telescope night. Meet friendly people and enjoy the beauty of the deep sky. 8:15pm. Arlington Astronomy NightRobbins Farm Park Arlington, MA, .
Porsche Fest
An entire day dedicated to Porsches! Will they let us drive them? I CALL the 911! 9am. Porsche FestLarz Anderson Museum Brookline, MA, .
Map, compass and Survival
In this event, you learn to use a map to wander the wilderness. As for me, I’ll use the GPS in my mobile phone. 8am-6pm. Map, compass and SurvivalWestminster Public Safety Bldg Westminster, MA, .
India Day – Festival and Concert
This is the only South Asian-themed event I know of in Boston, and definitely worth a trip. I’ve been to it . They have performers and a huge crowd with dozens of booths. 4-8pm. India Day - Festival and ConcertThe Collins Center Andover, MA, .
Cambridge Carnival International
They will have a costume parade, DJs, live bands from different countries and lots of food! 12:30-6:30pm. Cambridge Carnival InternationalMain Street and Ames Street Cambridge, MA, .
Norwood Day
It’s a street festival happening in Norwood! Most activities are free, but you can support by buying ‘buttons’. 9:30am-3pm. Norwood DayNorwood Common Norwood, MA, .
Battle Road Trail Walk
Follow the steps of the ones who took part in the events of April 19, 1775. Not literally, of course. Battle Road Trail WalkMinute Man Visitor Center Lincoln, MA, .
Rum Rations and Revolution: Eating and Drinking with Captain Boardman
Eat and drink like a pirate, but don’t speak like one! Come listen to cool pirate stories from the past! Have a genuine 1775 meal! 7pm. Rum Rations and Revolution: Eating and Drinking with Captain BoardmanSpencer-Peirce-Little Farm Newbury, MA, .
Will the wolves sing/howl at Woolfstock? I hope not…. Listen to reggae, have a drink and support the wolves. 2-6pm. WolfstockWolf Hollow Ipswich, MA, .
Public Stargazing
When you look at the stars, do they look back at you? Come to public stargazing events, every Friday in September and October! 6pm. Public StargazingFrosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Charlestown, RI, .
Audubon Society – Raptor Weekend
The Audubon Society hosts the largest show of eagles, hawks, falcons, and owls in New England. You can pet the birds and watch a falconeer send them hunting and returning to perch on an arm. 10am-4pm. Audubon Society - Raptor WeekendAudubon Center Bristol, RI, .
Clinton Olde Home Day
More than 15 museums are involved in this. There will be music, demos, food and much more. Clinton Olde Home DayVarious Locations Clinton, MA, .
Company of the Wolfe Argent
This company is dedicated to portraying the members of the Second Chambre of the Third Escadre of the Tenth Company of the Ordonnances of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, their families, and the support personnel of the company. That sounds, interesting! 11am. Company of the Wolfe ArgentHiggins Armory Museum Worcester, MA, .
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Also Fun
Behind the Scenes Series: Toilets, Closets, Attic, and Basement
It’s your chance to see the most intimate places of Longfellow House. What’s in the attic? Come find out! 6pm. Behind the Scenes Series: Toilets, Closets, Attic, and BasementLongfellow House Cambridge, MA, .
Mathematical Rhymes Opeing Reception
It’s the opening reception of this science/art exhibit, which runs from 9/6 to 10/6. Mathematical Rhymes Opeing ReceptionBoston Cyberarts Gallery Jamaica Plain, MA, .
Boston Heart Walk
Want to to fight heart disease? Come walk and donate. You’d be helping others and yourself! 9am. Boston Heart WalkHatch Shell Boston, MA, .
Boston Charter Day Bell Ringing
Boston is celebrating its ‘founding mothers’ with walking tours during this year’s birthday celebration. Must be confusing to have so many moms. Boston Charter Day Bell RingingVarious Locations Boston, MA, .
Festival of the Healing Saints Cosmas and Damian
I’d go to this one for the food, music and carnival rides. There will be a parade where they take 2 statues around, too. Festival of the Healing Saints Cosmas and DamianWarren St at Cambridge St Cambridge, MA, .
Charlestown Art in the Park Festival
Although outdoors, it seems this is simply art vendors and games for kids. If anything, visit the food trucks and grab a bite. 10am-5:30pm. Charlestown Art in the Park FestivalDCR’s City Square Park Charlestown, MA, .
MSPCA Walk for Animals
This time animals do the walking! They also are holding events in Methuen and Hyannis. 11am-1:30pm. MSPCA Walk for AnimalsBoston Common, Charles Street Boston, MA, .
Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk
It’s yet another charity walk. This time for Cancer, a good cause. It runs along the Boston Marathon route. Register ahead of time. Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund WalkVarious Locations Boston, MA, .
European Motorcycle Day at Larz Anderson Museum
Hey, motorcycles need some love too! This is a full day dedicated to them. 10am-2pm. European Motorcycle Day at Larz Anderson MuseumLarz Anderson Museum Brookline, MA, .
Set Sail
Well this event sure has a lot going on. A petting zoo, silent auctions, local sports personalities showing and a BBQ. 1-4pm. Set SailSpaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Community Charlestown, MA, .
Contra Folk Dance – Beginner’s Night
Contra is a social dance that gets you interacting with everyone who comes and is easy to pick up. This event seems even more geared to newbies. 8-10:03pm. Contra Folk Dance - Beginner's NightMIT Student Center Cambridge, MA, .
Greater Boston Theatre Expo
More than 50 Greater Boston theatre companies of all styles and sizes will unite in one place. go there, talk to them and maybe event get tickets to their shows for free! 5:30-7:30pm. Greater Boston Theatre ExpoBoston Center for the Arts Boston, MA, .
Bee Day at Harvard
This event has all the buzz! Talks and movies about how important bees are to us humans. But let’s be serious, the honey tasting is what sounds REALLY interesting. 1pm. Bee Day at HarvardVarious Locations Cambridge, MA, .
Boston Comedy Arts Festival
My favorite comedy club brings in comedians from all over the nation for this annual event. Although it’s really a performance series, not a festival, they do offer workshops. Boston Comedy Arts FestivalVarious Locations Cambridge, MA, .
Pick You Own Apples – Where to Go
Somehow I found this list of apple picking locations in Massachusetts. My favorite? Davis Farmland. Pick You Own Apples - Where to Go All Over, , .
Free First Wednesday at DeCordova
Free tours at this awesome outdoor sculpture museum. You have to pay for admission, though. 1pm. Free First Wednesday at DeCordovaDeCordova 51 Museum, Sandy Pond Road Lincoln, MA, .
Summer Clambake
Here’s a clambake that’s closer to Boston and goes for $65. 6-8pm. Reservations needed. Summer ClambakeLongfellow’s Wayside Inn Sudbury, MA, .
Wrentham Day
This festival seems to revolve around food. And here’s proof of it: They have a giant banana split! 9am-3pm. Wrentham DayWrentham Town Common Wrentham, MA, .
Verrill Farm Barbecue
This one’s small but good. It’s a farm but it’s in classy Concord, and they’ll have hayrides. And BBQ!! With pony rides and entertainment for kids. 11am-3pm. Verrill Farm BarbecueVerril Farm Concord, MA, .
Codman Fine Arts and Crafts Festival
Another craft market. This one has tours of the Codman house, live music and food. 10am-4pm. Codman Fine Arts and Crafts FestivalCodman Estate Lincoln, MA, .
Colonial Music
Music had social and military uses back in the 18th Century. It’s an informative performance! Colonial MusicHartwell Tavern Lincoln, MA, .
Lowell Carnival
Fiesta Shows will hit Lowell with multiple fun rides. Get your Unlimited Rides Special! Lowell CarnivalRegatta Field, Pawtucket Blvd Lowell, MA, .
Andover Days
Oh! It’s a giant block party and a kids carnival, live music, and more! These small town events can be great fun because the enthusiasm of the celebrating locals is infectious. 10am. Andover DaysMain Street Andover, MA, .
Dracut Old Home Day
This celebration has martial arts demos, games for kids, live music, food and even a bubble gum blowing contest. 8am. Dracut Old Home DayDracut High School Dracut, MA, .
Salty Dog Day
No, not hot dogs! Dog dogs. And they’re salty. Live music and animal training demos. 2pm. Salty Dog DayShipbuilding Museum Essex, MA, .
Green Meadows Harvest Fest
This farm will have games for kids, live music and an art contest. It seems there’s no water balloon fight this time. 11am-3pm. Green Meadows Harvest FestGreen Meadows Farm Hamilton, MA, .
Vintage Baseball Doubleheader
Teams demonstrate the old-timey original rules of baseball. 12-2pm. Vintage Baseball DoubleheaderSpencer-Peirce-Little Farm Newbury, MA, .
Reading Fall Street Faire
This festival has a car show, street performers, and the usual vendors, music, and more vendors. 12-5pm. Reading Fall Street FaireDowntown Reading Reading, MA, .
Family, fire and Fur
Learn about Wampanoag life, inside of New England’s largest Nushwetu. I guess the fire and fur are found inside of it. 9am-5pm. Family, fire and FurWampanoag Homesite at Plimoth Plantation Plymouth, MA, .
Mishoon Burning at Wampanoag Homesite
Create canoe-like boats by burning wood. WHAT? Is that even possible? 10am-4pm. Mishoon Burning at Wampanoag HomesiteWampanoag Homesite at Plimoth Plantation Plymouth, MA, .
Flag Making at Mayflower II
The Mayflower II has several flags on exhibit, learn all about them! Also, make your own flag and take it home. 10-11am. Flag Making at Mayflower IIMayflower II at Plimoth Plantation Plymouth, MA, .
New Bedford Open Studios
New Bedford is also having an open studios. Walk around town and meet real artists in their private homes and studios, not just vendors. And you can check out the Whaling Museum while you’re there. New Bedford Open StudiosOrchard Street Studios New Bedford, MA, .
Narrows Festival of the Arts
This musical festival has 2 stages, one indoors, and one outdoors. There will be art and crafts too. 11am-7pm. Narrows Festival of the ArtsHistoric Waterfront Fall River, MA, .
Brimfield Antiques Festival
This is the largest antiques festival in New England, which is a big deal until you realize that they hold it 3 times a year and it’s just shopping. More people tend to show up for the spring and fall shows, I hear, because it is HOT out there. Brimfield Antiques FestivalRt 20 at Rt 19 Brimfield, MA, .
Worcester Pride Celebration
It’s Worcester’s Pride Celebration! There will be a kick-off party, a parade on Saturday and live music around town. Worcester Pride CelebrationVarious Locations Worcester, MA, .
Greendale Mall Carnival
Yup, it’s Fiesta Shows’ carnival, with unlimited ride specials. Friday: 6pm. Sat and Sun: 1pm. Greendale Mall CarnivalGreendale Mall Worcester, MA, .
Sterling Fair
This one has multiple live performances, an antique engine & machinery show and a livestock exhibits. Not bad at all. Sterling Fair Sterling, MA, .
Salle d’Armes Class
Learn the proper way of wielding swords and other super deadly weapons. Every Saturday 10:30am. Salle d'Armes ClassHiggins Armory Museum Worcester, MA, .
Johnny Appleseed’s Country Fair
Come and get your apples. There will be a mysterious event that involves a local celebrity and airplane stunts. Johnny Appleseed's Country FairRed Apple Farm Phillipston, MA, .
Blackstone Canal Festival
This one has kayak rides over a full size canal replica, wagon rides, food and music! Blackstone Canal FestivalWorcester’s Canal District, Harding Street Worcester, MA, .
Pet Rock Festival
You mean the dogs play rock? It’s a benefit for animals, with a bunch of pet competitions, live music, activities for kids and crafts. Dogs will be getting massages! 12-5pm. Pet Rock FestivalQuinsigamond Community College Worcester, MA, .
Massachusetts Day at Southwick’s Zoo
What’s better than the largest zoo in New England? Free admission!! Buy one get one free when you bring your Massachusetts ID. Bless them for doing it on a Sunday. Massachusetts Day at Southwick's ZooSouthwick’s Zoo Mendon, MA, .
Brimfield Antiques Festival (Fall)
Think antique shop on steroids. They have more than a mile of vendors. It’s the largest in New England and I’m sure it’s great if you’re an antique. Antique collector, I mean. Off of Rt 20. Bag pipers, DJ, fire truck rides, car show. Brimfield Antiques Festival (Fall)Rt 20 at Rt 19 Brimfield, MA, .
Pittsfield’s Glory
Meet some citizens from Pittsfield’s past. They might have some great stories about the town’s good old glorious days. 6pm. Pittsfield's GloryPittsfield Cemetery, Wahconah Street Pittsfield, MA, .
Art with Heart
It’s all about giving! Create an art masterpiece as a gift for patients dealing with cancer. It’s free, too! 10a,-12pm. Art with HeartMoments House Pittsfield, MA, .
Evening Canoe Trip – Twilight
No, this canoe trip has nothing to do with sparkling vampires. Actually, this is much better! 5-7:30pm. Evening Canoe Trip - TwilightWellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Rte. 6 South Wellfleet, MA, .
Yankee Mardi Gras
It’s four days of fun, but the cool stuff happens on 9/7 (The parade, car show, costume contest and more). Yankee Mardi GrasVarious Locations Provincetown, MA, .
Sandwich Glass Museum Glass Show and Sale
If I wanted to buy art, I think I’d prefer to be at this glassblowing event instead. I stopped here once and was given a spontaneous demonstration with no pressure to buy anything. This event will likely be worth a visit. Sandwich Glass Museum Glass Show and SaleSandwich Glass Museum Sandwich, MA, .
Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla
It’s a swimming race, with entertainment and brunch open to the public. It’s fun watching lots of neon-colored swim caps all around! 8am. Swim for Life & Paddler FlotillaBoatslip Resort Provincetown, MA, .
Wildlife Arts & Bird Carvers’ Show
Come see how artists turn pieces of wood into beautiful ‘birds’. Of course, they will try to sell them to you afterwards. Wildlife Arts & Bird Carvers' ShowGreen Briar, Route 6A Sandwich, MA, .
Great Provincetown Schooner Regatta
It’s described as a five day educational and sailing event. they will have movie screening, boat tours ans of course, a sailing race. Great Provincetown Schooner RegattaVarious Locations Provincetown, MA, .
Franklin County Fair
Apparently, there are 165 reasons to go to the Franklin County Fair. For me, the fireworks is number 1. Franklin County FairFranklin County Fairgrounds Greenfield, MA, .
Professional Bull Riding
Grab life by the horns and come to this professional bull riding event. Are the bulls pro too? Professional Bull RidingMassMutual Center Springfield, MA, .
Glendi is Greek for Celebration, so let’s celebrate! They will have dancer,s food and tours of a Greek church. GlendiGreek Cultural Center, St. George Road Springfield, MA, .
Mattoon Street Arts Festival
This festival has strolling musicians, food, a car show and more than 100 vendors. Mattoon Street Arts FestivalMattoon Street Springfield, MA, .
Art in the Orchard
This is an outdoor scuplture exhibit, and also poertry readings, moon walks and live music. Opens on 8/10 to coincide with the Easthampton Second Saturday Art Walk and will end on 10/31. Art in the OrchardPark Hill Orchard Easthampton, MA, .
Review: The Jungle Book
The Jungle book is now running from 9/7 to 10/13. So this is your chance to enjoy it. Click here to read my review! Review: The Jungle BookBu Theatre Boston, MA, .
Second Sundays Open Stage
Enjoy 20 5-minute musical performances and then stay for the featured 25-minute ‘big show’. It’s free! 7:30pm. Second Sundays Open StageArts at the Armory Caf Somerville, MA, .
The Donkey Show
It’s an interactive 70s disco show with an ‘after party.’ Dance to the classics and enjoy the disco fever. 7:30pm, 10:30pm Every Saturday. The Donkey ShowClub Oberon Cambridge, MA, .
Swim for Life Concert
Apparently this is a concert to… celebrate life? Well, they don’t bother saying who will be performing. 8pm. Swim for Life ConcertUU Meeting House Provincetown, MA, .
Banjo & Fiddle Contest
You can come and watch people play their instruments, or you can give it a try and join a banjo workshop too. All for free! 10am. Banjo & Fiddle ContestBoarding House Park, French St Lowell, MA, .
Wayland Children and Parents Associations annual Beach Concert and BBQ.
An outdoor concert for kids, and their parents. They will have a BBQ as well but no swimming allowed. WHAT? 5:30-8:30pm. Wayland Children and Parents Associations annual Beach Concert and BBQ.Wayland Town Beach Wayland, MA, .
Winslow Farm Benefit Music Festival
Yay, it’s an outdoor music concert that benefits the farm. Bring blankets, and a picnic. 1-5pm. Winslow Farm Benefit Music FestivalWinslow Farm Norton, MA, .
Wachusett Mountain Music Festival
Six hours of music, BBQs and a car show await for you at the Wachusett Mountain Ski Area. 12-6pm. Wachusett Mountain Music FestivalWachusett Mountain Ski Area Princeton, MA, .
First Wednesday Night Westerly Arts Stroll
You’re given a map and sent out into the wild! Go visit the most popular ‘art’ places in Westerly. First Wednesday Night Westerly Arts StrollArtists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly Westerly, RI, .
Classic Car Cruise nights
Yup, it’s a classic car show, open to the public. Only 1980 and older models allowed. 5:30pm. Classic Car Cruise nightsWindjammer East Parking Lot Westerly, RI, .
Pawtucket Arts Festival
It’s a month of performances, shows and more! Don’t miss the Big Nazzo Puppets and Dragon Boat Races! Pawtucket Arts FestivalVarious Locations Pawtucket, RI, .
FirmMan Half Iron Triathlon
I think I’ll sit this one out. Still, it should be fun to watch. FirmMan Half Iron TriathlonNarragansett Bay Narragansett, RI, .
Galilee Fishing for a Cause Tournament and Seafood Festival
It’s a fishing tournament with proceedings going to charity. They will have music, games, educational exhibits and more! Galilee Fishing for a Cause Tournament and Seafood FestivalPort of Galilee, Galilee Escape Rd Narragansett, RI, .
15K run around the Block
Running 15K around a block must be pretty repetitive, huh? Oh, you mean the whole Island? Cool! 1:30pm. 15K run around the BlockIsaac’s Corner, Center Rd Block Island, RI, .
Rhode Island Chinese Dragon Boat and Taiwan Festival
It’s a shame dragon boats don’t breathe fire. Anyways, the races are fun to watch and come with music and cultural displays too. Rhode Island Chinese Dragon Boat and Taiwan FestivalSchool Street Pier, School St. Pawtucket, RI, .
Well, if watching fire burning on water is not enough for you, then take a look at the Waterfire Ballroom. Dusk. Waterfire Providence, RI, .
Slater Mill Labor and Ethnic Heritage Festival and Stone Soup Folk Festival
You’ll find folk and ethnic music at this festival. There will be food and crafts as well. 12-5pm. Slater Mill Labor and Ethnic Heritage Festival and Stone Soup Folk FestivalSlater Memorial Park Pawtucket, RI, .
Oakland Beach Tuesday Cruise Night
Come to this car show, happening every Wednesday at Oakland Beach. With food, music and cars, of course. Oakland Beach Tuesday Cruise NightOakland Beach Warwick, RI, .
Mud Bowl
Will players play dirty at Mud Bowl? You betcha! They have a parade too. Mud BowlSteve Eastman Memorial Field, White Mountain Highway North Conway, NH, .
North Country Endurance Challenge
It’s a multi sport mountain race in the North Country of NH. Can you beat the challenge? North Country Endurance ChallengeVarious Locations Colebrook, NH, .
Blacksmith Weekend
Go see the fall foliage by hiking New Hampshire and make this blacksmith festival your excuse to drive North. Blacksmith WeekendThe Fort at No. 4267 Springfield Rd Charlestown, NH, .
Walk with Washington
Where did George Washington go when visiting Portsmouth? This walking tour will show you! Walk with WashingtonGovernor John Langdon House Portsmouth, NH, .
Hampton Beach Seafood Festival
Whoa! Besides the usual food, this one comes with fireworks, lots of live music and a sky-diving show! Hampton Beach Seafood Festival Hampton Beach, NH, .
5th Annual Northeast Sonex Flyin
It’s a fly-in with nothing but Sonex aircrafts. There will be demo rides and food. 10am-6pm. 5th Annual Northeast Sonex FlyinDilant Hopkins Airport Keene, NH, .
Jackson Hill Cider Day
Help grind apples and press cider, old-school style! There will be games, crafts and food. Jackson Hill Cider DayJackson House Portsmouth, NH, .
Wings of Hope Butterfly Release
This butterfly release benefits the VNAVNH Hospice. Honor your loved ones, and enjoy the music and readings. 1-2pm. Also happening in VT. Wings of Hope Butterfly ReleaseColburn Park Lebanon, NH, .
Exhibition ‘From the Back Room’
Come see the weird stuff that belongs to no collection at this museum. Some objects have been stored for over 100 years! 2013:10am-4pm. Exhibition 'From the Back Room'Franklin Pierce Homestead Hillsborough, NH, .
Weekend on the Water
Not literally, of course. Spend a whole weekend on the water, with music, games, a 5K race and much more! Weekend on the WaterKiwanis Riverfront Park Concord, NH, .
Run Your Lives Zombie Infested 5K
It’s a 5K race, infested with zombies! Don’t let them eat your brains, or legs (you need them both for running, you know?). 8am-4:15pm. Run Your Lives Zombie Infested 5KLiquid Planet Water Park Candia, NH, .
River Day Festival & Wingzilla
Find science exhibits, lots of chicken wings, a water log rolling event and music. Wait, no giant chicken monster? 8am. River Day Festival & WingzillaNorthern Forest Heritage Park, Androscoggin River Valley Berlin, NH, .
Applecrest Antique Tractor Show
Join Applecrest Farm for their Antique Tractor Show. They have cool, rare machines. Come check them out! Applecrest Antique Tractor ShowApplecrest Farm Hampton Falls, NH, .
Connecticut Star Party
It’s a star party, but don’t expect George Clooney or Rihanna to show up. It’s outdoorsy astronomy, with friendly people! Connecticut Star Party Ashford, CT, .
Engine 260 Antique Fire Apparatus Show and Muster
Go see hundreds of antique fire apparatus. There will be competitions where they let you pretend to be a firefighter, and that’s cool! 2013:8am-5pm. Engine 260 Antique Fire Apparatus Show and MusterEisenhower Park Milford, CT, .
Apple Harvest Festival
Apples! Apples! Come get your fresh apples! Pick your own to bring home. 9am-5:30pm. Apple Harvest FestivalEllsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm Sharon, CT, .
Hebron Harvest Fair
This fair features the huge Reithoffer traveling carnival. They also have the ‘dock dogs’ , a demolition derby, live music and more! Hebron Harvest FairHebron Lions Fairgrounds Hebron, CT, .
North Haven Fair
Another big fair in Connecticut. This one has racing pigs! Don’t miss the carnival rides, horse pulling and live music. North Haven FairTown Fairgrounds, Washington Ave. North Haven, CT, .
Taste of Mystic
Thank you! Finally a ‘taste of…’ event that is not only about food. This one has art, karate and dance demos. Taste of MysticVarious Locations Mystic, CT, .
Bethlehem Fair
Bethlehem Fair comes with a lumberjack show, carnival rides, tractor pulls and much more. Bethlehem FairTown Fairgrounds, Route 61 Bethlehem, CT, .
Norwalk Oyster Festival
At this festival, the waterfront will be transformed into an interactive encampment with 50 pirates doing all kinds of crazy stuff. Come stop them! Norwalk Oyster FestivalNorwalk’s Veteran Park, Seaview Avenue Norwalk, CT, .
Experimental Balloon, Hopper, Chariot, and Airship Rally
Experimental balloons? Like, that you RIDE in?? I think I’ll keep my feet on the ground, but I’d love to see this. Experimental Balloon, Hopper, Chariot, and Airship RallyWhelan Farms Airport Bethlehem, CT, .
Ledyard Fair
This fair has multiple live animal shows, games and food. Most events are agricultural, but there will be an Irish Step Dance show too! Ledyard FairLedyard Fairgrounds, Route 117 Ledyard, CT, .
Fall Bird Walks at Hammonasset Beach State Park
I hope these birds have their papers at hand. It’s bird migration season and you can see them flying during this walk. Every Saturday. Fall Bird Walks at Hammonasset Beach State ParkThe Audubon Shop Madison, CT, .
Mystic Scavenger Hunt
Bring 3 friends and try to solve Cedar Hill Cemetery’s mystery before anyone else. There will be prizes! 10am. Mystic Scavenger HuntCedar Hill Cemetery Hartford, CT, .
Lobster Festival
For $45, you will get a lobster, baked potatoes and corn. There will be live music. 5-10pm. Lobster FestivalChester Fairgrounds Chester, CT, .
A Bison Adventure
It’s a wagon ride through a field full of bison. Sounds really fun, and adventurous. Saturdays only. A Bison AdventureCreamery Brook Bison Brooklyn, CT, .
Dinner at the Homestead
It’s not just a fancy outdoor dinner. It’s also demonstrations, music, living history, live and silent auction & more! 5-10pm. Dinner at the HomesteadNathan Hale Homestead Coventry, CT, .
Faulkner’s Island Lighthouse Open House
Ferry rides to the island, where they will hold a photography contest. They ask for a $20 USD donation. 5 Rides Sat, 3 Rides Sun. Faulkner's Island Lighthouse Open HouseFaulkner’s Island Guilford, CT, .
Riverfront Latin World Rhythms Festival
Two stages with nothing but Latin music. There will be dancing, food and giant puppets! Riverfront Latin World Rhythms FestivalMortensen Riverfront Plaza, Downtown Hartford Hartford, CT, .
Ovarian Cancer 5k
Walk, run or fund raise for this event, which fights ovarian cancer. It’s good for you, good for others! Ovarian Cancer 5kRentschler Field,615 Silver Ln East Hartford, CT, .
Greenfest in the Park
Enjoy the rides, food and music. There will be vendors too. What makes this festival green? Greenfest in the ParkQuassy Amusement Park Middlebury, CT, .
I am fest. You are fest. We all are fest. It’s a free indie music festival, with vendors, food and crafters. 12pm-2am. iamfestivalDowntown New London, CT, .
Connecticut Folk Festival and Green Expo
A free folk festival? That’s my favorite price! It comes with several performers and food. 11am-9pm. Connecticut Folk Festival and Green ExpoEdgerton Park New Haven, CT, .
Fall Fine Arts Festival of Southbury
More vendors… This time, they sell ‘fine art’. There will be music and face-painting for the kids. 10am-4pm. Fall Fine Arts Festival of SouthburySouthbury Green Southbury, CT, .
Watching fire burning on water is intriguing, but spectacular too! Live music, food and more. 2013:Sunset. RiverfireRotary Park, Kennedy Drive Putnam, CT, .
Guilford Wellness Fair
This fair aims to promote healthy living, so you will find talks, demos and shows about it. 11am-2pm. Guilford Wellness FairTown Green Guilford, CT, .
Celebration of Connecticut Farms
More than 600 people attend to this massive feast, with food prepared with fresh ingredients. Celebration of Connecticut FarmsFairfield Farm at The Hotchkiss School Lakeville, CT, .
Putnam’s ‘Riverfire’
Putnam’s ‘Riverfire’ returns to Rotary Park for 3 amazing nights this summer! On 7/13 featuring ‘Diva al Fresco’. Putnam's 'Riverfire'Rotary Park Putnam, CT, .
Lighthouse Saturdays
How about a nice, calm Saturday tour around New London lighthouses? Slots sell up quickly! Saturdays 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm. Lighthouse Saturdays New London, CT, .
Pick your own Apples
Fresh apples, anyone? Come to this farm, pick your own and give them a home (that is, your belly). Pick your own ApplesRogers Orchards Sunnymount Farm Southington, CT, .
International Seaplane Fly-In
Look!! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a seaplane. There will be Float Plane Competitions, food and more! International Seaplane Fly-InMoosehead Lake Region Greenville, ME, .
Easport Pirate Festival
A pirate parade, fireworks, games for kids and the popular bed racing! Easport Pirate FestivalHistoric Waterfront Eastport, ME, .
Capriccio Festival of Kites
You get to decorate kites, for free, and then you fly them! It happens at the beach, so it’s instant double fun. 9am-4pm. Capriccio Festival of KitesOgunquit Beach Ogunquit, ME, .
Medieval Tournament
Medieval knights will battle! Wow! All takes place in a fort built in the 1840’s. It works because old is old. 10am-4pm. Medieval TournamentFort Knox Prospect, ME, .
Lewiston/Auburn Greek Festival
You’ll find dancing, food, books and music. All Greek flavored, of course. Lewiston/Auburn Greek Festival Lewiston, ME, .
Clinton Lions Fair
It’s an agricultural fair with both animal and mechanic pulls. It comes with food, music and games too! Clinton Lions FairClinton Fairgrounds, Rt 100 Clinton, ME, .
Behind Closed Doors
It’s a special rare-tour of Castle Tucker, where you get to explore places usually closed to the public. 2013:10-11:30am. Behind Closed DoorsCastle Tucker Wiscasset, ME, .
Fryeburg Samboree
Come to this event and become a better RV person. There will be games, music and food! Fryeburg SamboreeFryeburg Fairgrounds, Ballard Road Fryeburg, ME, .
Litchfield Fair
Okay, so this fair has strolling entertainment, live music, animal pulls and food. According to them, it’s what a fair should be. Litchfield Fair Litchfield, ME, .
Brewer Days
This town sponsored festival includes ice skating, a car show, fireworks and other events. There will be a children’s money grab. (Money grab? Hold on to your wallets!). Brewer DaysVarious Locations Brewer, ME, .
Franco-American Family Festival
There will be live music for free, but the rest of the events sound a bit too religious. Franco-American Family FestivalSt. Johns Catholic church Winslow, ME, .
Wheels on the Waterfront
Wow, more than 300 cars, organized and categorized. It’s one of the largest car events in Maine! 8am-2pm. Wheels on the WaterfrontBangor Waterfront, Front Street Bangor, ME, .
Kittery Trading Post’s Septemberfest
This festival has demos, games, music and more. There will be a lumberjack show, build-a-knife class and shooting workshops too! Kittery Trading Post's SeptemberfestKittery Trading Post Kittery, ME, .
Soldiers Atop the Mount
This ‘living history weekend’ has artillery demonstrations, tactical reenactments, museum tours and colonial crafts. Soldiers Atop the MountMt. Independence State Historic Site Orwell, VT, .
South End Art Hop
This is much more than just a huge art exhibit. They have a samba street band that will make you dance! South End Art HopVarious Locations Burlington, VT, .
Archaeology Month Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
I will be disappointed if there is anything less than Indiana Jones shenanigans this weekend. 1-3pm Every Saturday. Archaeology Month Lake Champlain Maritime MuseumLake Champlain Maritime Museum Vergennes, VT, .
Puppets in Paradise
Do puppets go to paradise when they die? It’s two days of outdoor puppetry and performances! Puppets in ParadiseSandglass Theater Putney, VT, .
Wings of Hope Butterfly Release
This butterfly release benefits the VNAVNH Hospice. Honor your loved ones, and enjoy the music and readings. 1-2pm. Also happening in NH. Wings of Hope Butterfly ReleaseLandmark College Putney, VT, .
Vermont State Fair
This festival has a carnival, live music, a bear show, stunt shows and lots of agricultural goodness. Vermont State Fair Rutland, VT, .
Killington Hay Festival
Holy crap, bro. They make sculptures out of hay bales and PAINT them! Killington Hay FestivalVarious Locations Killington, VT, .
Outdoor Theatre
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Free outdoor folk dancingLexington, MA

Tues: Copley Square 7:30-9:30pm; Sat: 8-10pm Harvard Square. Sat 7/13 Depot Square 7-9pm and Sun 8/4 2-4pm.
Various more
Sunday Parkland GamesCambridge, MA

The parklands along Memorial Drive near the Weeks Footbridge more
Charles River Conservancy Parkland GamesAllston, MA

Memorial Drive at JFK Street more
Putnam’s RiverfirePutnam, CT

Rotary Park more
One-act WednesdaysNewport, RI

Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors”, performed in the lawn of Newport Art Museum. BYO Picnic basket. Wednesdays 6 pm (if it rains, it moves indoors).
Outdoor Movies
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Family Movie Night Under the StarsSandwich, MA

7:30pm, $9. 8/26, 9/2, 9/9, 9/16, Rain date 9/23.
Heritage Museums & Gardens, 508-888-3300 x100. more
Movies in Prescott ParkPortsmouth, NH

Prescott Park more
Movies on the Roof DeckNewport, RI

Vanderbilt Grace Hotel, 41 Mary St more
Movies on the BlockProvidence, RI

Thursdays at dusk.
Westminster St at Union St more
Family Movie Night AAAAcushnet, MA

First Sat 8:15pm.
Silverbrook Farm, 934 Main Street, 774-202-1027. more
Cornfield Mazes
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Fort Hill Farms Corn Maze AdventureThompson, CT

8/9-10/31 11am-9pm daily. Last ticket sold 7:30pm, BYO flashlights for night time hunts!
260 Quaddick Road, 860-923-3439. more
Davis MegaMazeSterling, MA

8/8-11/10 (weather permitting) Thurs-Sun. My favorite corn field maze is across the street from a big petting zoo with hayrides, go carts, and apple picking. It’s the best!! They have night mazes with telescopes and Halloween nights with monsters! Flashlight Maze Fridays and Sat starting 9/13.
145 Redstone Hill, 978-422-8888. more
Escobar’s Highland Farm Corn MazePortsmouth, RI

8/23-9/2 Everyday, Fri 3:30pm-dusk,Sat 10am-dusk, sun 11am-dusk until 11/3.
251 Middle Road, 401-683-1444 or manager @401-864-1064. more more
Schartner Farms Corn MazeBolton, MA

Sat-Sun, 10am-5pm. Daytimes only.
211 West Berlin Road, 978-779-0212. more
Hathaway Farm Corn MazeRutland, VT

LEFT VM 7/27- […] Left voicemail. Site not updated. Largest in VT. 2012: Sun, Mon, Wed-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-9pm. Nights aren’t “haunted”. Last ticket sold one hour before close. 12-acre maze!
741 Prospect Hill Road, 802.775.2624. more
Mike’s Maze at Warner FarmSunderland, MA

10am-5pm. Last ticket sold at 5pm.
South Main Street, 413-665-8331. more
Beans & Greens Farm Corn MazeGilford, NH

9am-6pm They stay open until the end of the year! Night mazes are not confirmed yet.
245 Intervale Road, 603-293-2853. more
Buttonwood Farm Corn MazeGriswold, CT

2013: Fri 3pm-dusk, Sat-Sun 10am-dusk thru 10/27. Some nights but you have to call to confirm. 860-608-9530.
471 Shetucket Turnpike, 860-376-4081. more
Spookfest at Hayes Corn MazeNorth Granby, CT

Fridays 4:00 – 9:00pm, Saturdays 12:00 – 9:00pm, Sundays 12:00 – 6:00pm. Holidays 12:00 – 4:00pm.
Hayes Dairy, 151 East St, 860-653-4157. more
Corn Maze at Hanson’s FarmFramingham, MA

Open 9:00am- 6:00pm 7 Days a week from July to November.
20 Nixon Rd, 508.877.3058. more
Kimball Farm Haunted MazeHaverhill, MA

Daily 10am-7pm. Moon Nights 7-10pm. Haunted Maze (10/4-11/2) 7-10pm.
780 East Broadway, 978-521-3990. more
Beech Hill Farm & Ice Cream StandHopkinton, NH

Daily 11am-dusk. 8/1-10/31. No nights.
107 Beech Hill Road, 603-223-0828. more
The Great Vermont Corn MazeDanville, VT

2013:Everyday in Aug 10-5pm,Sept-Oct 20 Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm. Haunted nightsOct 4,5,11,12, starting 7:30pm.
1404 Wheelock Road, 802-748-1399. more
Coppal House Farm Night MazeLee, NH

8/24 & 25: 10 am to 5 pm. 8/31 9/1: 10 am to 5 pm. 9/2 10 am to 5pm. September: Wed-Fr 12pm to 5pm. Sat-Sun 10 am to 5pm. October: All week. Mo-Fr 12 pm to 5 pm. Sat-Sun 10 am to 5 pm. 9/21 , 10/12 & 10/25 6pm to 8 pm.
118 North River Road (Route 155), 603.659.3572. more
Ekonk Hill Corn MazeSterling, CT

Sept-Oct Fri 3pm-dusk; Sat 11am – 10pm, Sun 11am-dusk, Columbus Day 11am – dusk.
227 Ekonk Hill Rd, 860-564-0248. more
Sam Mazza’s Corn MazeColchester, VT

9/2-10/31, Mon-Sat 10-6pm, Sun 10-5pm.
277 Lavigne Road, 802-655-3440. more
Marini Farm Corn Maze Flashlight NightsIpswich, MA

9/7-11/2 Mon, Thu, Fri 3-6pm, Sat-Sun, holidays 10am-6pm. Fri, sat starting 9/20 bring a flashlight, 6-10pm.
259 Linebrook Rd, 978 471-9203. more
Outdoor Music
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Downtown Boston Brass strolling musiciansBoston, MA

Downtown Crossing more
Club Passim Summer Concert SeriesCambridge, MA

47 Palmer St. more
Downtown Crossing Block PartiesBoston, MA

Downtown Crossing more
Kendall Square Concert SeriesCambridge, MA

Thursdays at noon except 7/16, 8/6, 8/27 4:30 p.
300 Athenaeum Street, 617 577-7354. more
Titus Sparrow Park Summer Concert SeriesBoston, MA

Wednesdays 6:30pm.
Titus Sparrow Park, South End, 617-918-5289. more
Ocean Beach Park Music SeriesNew London, CT

Variety of cruise nights, magic, live music.
Ocean Beach Park more
Summer Concerts at TrumbullTrumbull, CT

Town Hall Gazebo more
Norwalk Parks Concert ScheduleNorwalk, CT

Varios times, check schedule.
Calf Pasture Beach, 203-854-7806. more
Summer SoundsMiddletown, CT

7:00 pm.
Union Park, South Green, 860-343-6620. more
Outdoor Concert at the Sampas PavillionLowell, MA

Mondays 7pm.
Sampas Pavilion more
Waterfront ConcertsBangor, ME

7/21-9/14. 5:30pm Lowest ticket price I found was $26.75. Most were $30-$80.
Bangor Waterfront Pavilion more
Music at the Manse Concert SeriesConcord, MA

The Old Manse, 269 Monument Street, 978-369-3909. more
Sundays in Coggshall ParkFitchburg, MA

Sundays 2pm.
Coggshall Park, 978/345-9550. more
Summer Concert SeriesWinchendon, MA

Smith Community Pavilion at GAR Park, Grove Street, 978-297-0085. more
Summer Concert Series at DartmouthDartmouth, MA

6:30-8:30pm. $5.
Apponagansett Park more
Westport Rivers Winery Concert SeriesWestport, MA

417 Hixbridge Rd, 508-636-3423. more