Events INSIDER: Sep 9-17, 2013

Giveaways & Features
Win: Billy Currington at the House of Blues
I have 2 tickets to this. Email to win! Win: Billy Currington at the House of BluesHouse of Blues Boston, MA, .
Win: The YardbirdsLegends of the 60s British Invasion
This is a performance with two of the original Yardbirds. Here’s where we all scream of excitement! 7:30pm I have 4 tickets to this. Email to win. Win: The YardbirdsLegends of the 60s British InvasionThe Regent Theatre Arlington, MA, .
Win: King Richard’s Faire
It’s New England’s largest and longest-running Renaissance Festival. It’s fun, and you should come! I’m giving away 2 more pairs of tickets this week. Email to win! Win: King Richard's Faire Carver, MA, .
Outdoor movies!
Nobody lists more outdoor movies in New England! I track 97 different series with more than 400 shows, and most of them are free! To see them, go to Events INSIDER, select your region on the map, and then scroll all the way to the bottom. more
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
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, .
Lebanese Day
Any excuse to eat falafel and baklava is a good enough excuse for me to go to City Hall. 11am-7pm. Lebanese DayCity Hall Plaza Boston, MA, .
Project MUM
OMG — that’s Outdoor Music Groove! It’s a dance party with a theme: Super Cosmic Space! 8pm. Rain or shine. Project MUMJoy Street Studios Somerville, MA, .
South Boston Street Festival
You will find a ton of vendors, different musical performances and even Irish step dancing. 11am-5pm. South Boston Street FestivalEast Broadway, between I and L Streets Boston, MA, .
MassCann Freedom Rally
This ‘green’ concert will probably make you feel spacey! It’s also a political movement to legalize marijuana (whatever, man). Sat 12pm-8pm. Sun 12pm-6pm. MassCann Freedom RallyBoston Common Boston, 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, .
Mercedes Day at the Larz Anderson Museum
Who is this Mercedes, and why does the museum have a full day dedicated to her? Gotcha, I know it’s cars! 10am-3pm. Mercedes Day at the Larz Anderson MuseumLarz Anderson Museum Brookline, MA, .
Somerville Dog Festival
There will be multiple events at this one, but I’d go to the Dog/Owner Look-a-Like Contest. am-3pm. Somerville Dog FestivalTrum Field, Broadway Street Somerville, MA, .
Harvard Fall Festival
Oh, this one has jousting, knife throwing and trebuchet challenges. Comes with rides for kids, a BBQ and live music. Harvard Fall FestivalHazel’s Farm Harvard, MA, .
Diamond Aviation Expo
Everyone is welcome to this aviation expo. There will be flying lessons, speeches, displays and more! 9am-6pm. Diamond Aviation ExpoMinute Man Airfield Stow, MA, .
Fish Box Derby Race
Kids and home-built high speed vehicles. What could go wrong? Cars and drivers must be present for check-in at 10am. Fish Box Derby RaceRogers Street under the Gorton’s sign. Gloucester, MA, .
Billerica’s Yankee Doodle Homecoming Festival
More fireworks! It’s still summer! They also have a parade, games, eating contests and more! Billerica's Yankee Doodle Homecoming FestivalBillerica Common Billerica, MA, .
NorthEast LSA Expo
Air crafts on display, vendors, food, free admission… does not that take you to cloud No. 9? 9am-6pm. NorthEast LSA ExpoLawrence Municipal Airport Lawrence, MA, .
EAA 196 Fly-in
Another fly-in this week! Well I guess you can attend to the closest one, all of them are fun fun fun. 10:30am-3pm. EAA 196 Fly-inMyricks Airport Berkley, MA, .
Legio III Cyrenaica Roman Legion
Nice, it’s a Roman living history group! Come to the museum and say hi to the soldiers. 2pm. Legio III Cyrenaica Roman LegionHiggins Armory Museum Worcester, MA, .
stART on the Street
They claim this is the largest arts festival in central Massachusetts. And they could be right, featuring over 200+ artists & crafters, 10 live bands, street performers, kids activities and a food court. 11am-6pm. stART on the StreetPark Avenue from Pleasant to Highland Streets Worcester, MA, .
Less nerdy but WAY more adult is this convention in the heart of Cape Cod’s gay community. This year it’s all about Hawaii! NauticonProvincetown Inn Provincetown, MA, .
Harwich Cranberry Arts & Music Festival
This cranberry festival is a nice surprise. It’s hard to base an entire festival on cranberries, but they seem to be up for it, including craft vendors and music. Harwich Cranberry Arts & Music FestivalBrooks Park, Cape Cod Rail Trail Harwich, 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, .
Harvest Festival at Coggeshall Farm Museum
Here’s another living history museum, but this one’s set in 1799! I’m sure it’s worth a visit, and their fair has all the flavor of the 18th century. Harvest Festival at Coggeshall Farm MuseumCoggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road Bristol, RI, .
Providence Roller Derby
It’s like women wrestling in a mud pit, without the pit. And they’re on roller skates. The Mob Squad take on The Old Money Honeys! 5pm. Providence Roller DerbyRhode Island Convention Center Providence, RI, .
Chase Farm Reenactment
A civil war re-enactment to celebrate the anniversary of the War of Northern Aggression. It’s in Wakefield, so it’s easy to get to. Chase Farm ReenactmentChase Farm Lincoln, RI, .
Wings of Freedom Tour
Upgrade to airplanes as this show tours New England. You can walk through a historic aircraft for $12, go for a flight for $425, or learn to fly it ($2200 for 1/2 hour, $3200 for an hour)! Wings of Freedom Tour All Over, , .
Events INSIDER Corn Maze Guide
I also track 42 cornfield mazes in New England, many of which have events at night! To see them, go to Events INSIDER, select your region on the map, and then scroll all the way to the bottom. more
Get the 2013 New England Guide
Mention my website to friends and get my 2013 New England Guide, with 1,200 off-beat destinations including dinosaur footprints, zoos, ziplines, where to go stargazing, and where to find an indoor water park in December! Get the 2013 New England Guide All Over, , .
Find 16 New England Regions on Twitter
Hey! I’ve split my Twitter feed into 17 regions so that you can REALLY get just the events close to home, or pick what you like. Please check it out and add me to a ‘Twitter list’ too (google it). Find 16 New England Regions on Twitter All Over, , .
Also Fun
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, , .
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, .
Eating with the Ecosystem
You will probably eat seafood you’ve never heard about before, or not. There will be guest speakers too. 6pm. Eating with the EcosystemHenrietta’s Table Cambridge, MA, .
From the New England Sea-serpent to Loch Ness
It’s a lecture by Adrian Shine, who has been researching Loch Ness for nearly 40 years. There will be amuse-bouches!. 5:15-10pm. From the New England Sea-serpent to Loch NessBritish Consulate General Cambridge, MA, .
This is the only Serbian festival I’ve ever heard of in New England. It’s church-related but comes with folk dancing and grilled meat. SerbFestSt. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church Cambridge, MA, .
Barefoot Walk in the Park
Footwear is optional at this race (clothes are not). Feel free and run across different places in Boston. Barefoot Walk in the ParkVarious Locations Boston, MA, .
Roxbury’s Main Streets bike tour
If you don’t feel like walking, then try this bike tour to the four corners of Roxbury. 10am. Roxbury's Main Streets bike tourMission Church Boston, MA, .
Chowder Cookoff
Go to Spectacle Island and help decide who makes the best Chowder in town! 12pm. Chowder CookoffSpectacle Island Boston, MA, .
Family Fall Festival
This event has a BBQ, a petting zoo, one hot-air balloon and more activities, mostly for kids. 12-6pm. Family Fall FestivalHudson Elks Pavilion Hudson, MA, .
Boston Festival of Indie Games
Come to this festival and play that video game you have never heard about! Also, meet game creators. 10am-10pm. Boston Festival of Indie GamesStratton Student Center Cambridge, MA, .
Farm Day at Franklin Park Zoo
This zoo will become a farm for a day, so you don’t have to travel. How thoughtful! 10:30am-3pm. Farm Day at Franklin Park ZooFranklin Park Zoo Boston, MA, .
Sunday Fun in the Park
The Esplanade Association kicks off their Sunday Fun in the Park Series, free community days for the entire family, by which they mean kids, of course. 2-4pm. You can sail a fish off the docks, direct an R/C boat and play outdoorsy games. Sunday Fun in the ParkFiedler Field at the Esplanade, One David G Mugar Way Boston, MA, .
Movie Night: California Forever
It’s the screening of a movie that deals with the history of California State Parks. Somehow, the Olmstead family had to do with it. 6:30pm. Movie Night: California ForeverOlmstead historic Site Brookline, MA, .
Salem Excursion
Yay! Let’s all go on a guided tour to Salem! It costs $50, though. 9:30am. Salem ExcursionLong Wharf , State Street Boston, MA, .
Science on Screen: Memento
The Science on Screen in back to Coolidge Theater. This time, Memento is the featured film. A speaker will also be present. 7pm. Science on Screen: MementoCoolidge Corner Theater Brookline, MA, .
Oktoberfest Salem
I love Salem, but I have to admit it sickens me when Oktoberfests reduce the entire German culture to ‘let’s get drunk on beer!’ Also, this event takes place in September, not October. Wake up, people! Get a calendar! Oktoberfest SalemMillennium Center Salem, MA, .
Paint Out
Join in the excitement as artists paint pictures before your eyes. Or arrive late and watch paint dry. 9am-1pm. Paint OutWakefield Farmers Market, North Avenue Wakefield, MA, .
Essex Graveyard History Tour
Visit an Essex ancient cemetery, where personalities form the past will share stories with you. 2-4pm. Essex Graveyard History TourThe Essex Shipbuilding Museum Essex, MA, .
Teen Short Film Festival
Watch a bunch of short films shot by teenagers with smart-phones. 7-9pm. Teen Short Film FestivalFitchburg Public Library Fitchburg, MA, .
Folk Art Quilt Show
Another Quilt show, but this one is not inspired by planes. This one shows folk art, and that’s good too! Folk Art Quilt ShowSouth County Museum Narragansett, RI, .
Jimmy Fund Cars and Copters
OK, so these guys now have 1800+ cars and two dozen helicopters… Where do they get so many vehicles? 9am. Jimmy Fund Cars and CoptersPlymouth Municipal Airport Plymouth, MA, .
The Big E
Whoa, it’s 17 days of fun activities. The big E has parades, a super circus, live music and more! The Big E West Springfield, 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, .
Wachusett Valley Folk Festival
This music festival helps local charities and strives to preserve the joy of music. Wachusett Valley Folk FestivalFirst Church of Christ Unitarian Lancaster, MA, .
Roots N’ Bluegrass Festival
Lots of Roots, lots of Bluegrass… It’s a music festival with multiple performances. And it’s free! 2-8:30pm. Roots N' Bluegrass FestivalSturbridge Town Common Sturbridge, MA, .
Moonlight Canoe for Adults
Dusk is a wonderful time to be on the water Enjoy a relaxing paddling trip. 6:30-8:30pm. No kids allowed! Moonlight Canoe for AdultsWachusett meadow Wildlife Sanctuary Princeton, MA, .
RI / CT Day at Southwick’s Zoo
This time it’s the turn of people with Rhode Island or Connecticut IDs to get a free admission when they buy another at the largest zoo in New England. RI / CT Day at Southwick's ZooSouthwick’s Zoo Mendon, MA, .
Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market
Come get healthy food. Your local farmer and your body will thank you. Oh, it’s a craft market too. 9am-1pm. Downtown Pittsfield Farmers MarketTown Common Pittsfield, MA, .
Josh Billings Run Aground Triathlon
Lots of running, biking and paddling, then a dinner & party to celebrate this big race! 12pm. Josh Billings Run Aground TriathlonPrice Chopper Plaza, Route 7 Great Barrington, MA, .
Berkshire Food Festival
Stroll around Main Street, grab a bit, enjoy the live music. Not much else. 12-4pm. Berkshire Food FestivalMain Street North Adams, MA, .
Ten Days of Art
It’s ten days of art, and talks about sea creatures, water, waves, sand & land, sky and art. With music, sometimes. Ten Days of ArtProvincetown Town Hall Provincetown, MA, .
Murder Mystery Dinner Train
Return to the high school years of Prom Queen and gym coaches. Come in school clothes for a death as awkward as your senior photo. 6:30pm. Murder Mystery Dinner TrainHyannis Depot Hyannis, MA, .
Tivoli Day
Lots of vendors and food. The cool thing about this event is watching antique bikes around, of course! 10am-6pm. Tivoli DayCircuit Avenue Oak Bluffs, MA, .
Review: The Libertine
It’s a musical play presenting at The Stanford Calderwood Pavilion from 9/7 to 9/22. Hit the link to read my review! Review: The LibertineThe Stanford Calderwood Pavilion Boston, MA, .
Ghosts of Jupiter: Music Experience.
This band is releasing a self-titled album, and the celebration includes visual show that rivals with Led Zeppelin’s laser spectacle. WHOA! Ghosts of Jupiter: Music Experience.Museum of Science Boston, MA, .
Mix Fest
WHAT? Is it 1999 again? The Backstreet Boys will be live on stage! 1-8pm. Mix FestDCR Hatch Memorial Shell Boston, MA, .
Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony
With real Nobel laureates as guests, the Ig Nobels are the phony comic awards given to real scientists for bizarre and funny research. Not super fancy, but worth seeing if you like science. 6pm. Ig Nobel Prize CeremonySanders Theatre Cambridge, MA, .
Ig Nobel Prize Lectures
Wait, there’s more. The Ig Nobel Prize winners will attempt to explain what they did, and why they did it. 1pm. Ig Nobel Prize LecturesMIT, Building 10, room 250 Cambridge, MA, .
Arts in Conversation
Elements Theatre Company will present Yasmina Reza’s Tony Award-winning play The God of Carnage, then there will be a panel discussion named ‘The Importance of Live Theater in Our Culture: The Art of Making Humans More Human.’ 5:30pm. Arts in ConversationBack Bay Events Center Boston, MA, .
Desire Hassler and Jamie Hillman: Guest Artist Recital
A vocal and piano recital with Desire Hassler, a multiple award winner soprano. 7:30pm. Desire Hassler and Jamie Hillman: Guest Artist RecitalPhillips Music Center Wenham, MA, .
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, .
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, .
Newport International Boat Show
Not only boat races. This one has hands-on skills training and international exhibitors. Newport International Boat ShowNewport Yachting Center Newport, RI, .
Misquamicut Fallfest Weekend
This festival has 5K races, classic car shows, a petting zoo and rides by Rockwell Amusements. Misquamicut Fallfest WeekendMisquamicut State Beach Westerly, RI, .
Frosty Drew Public Stargazing
These guys open the dome and let you watch the stars with them. They tend to stay until dawn. WHOA! 6pm. Frosty Drew Public StargazingFrosty Drew Observatory South Kingstown, RI, .
Civil War Re-Enactment: ‘Road to Richmond’
I love Civil War re-enactments. It’s a cool way of learning some history! Civil War Re-Enactment: 'Road to Richmond'Hearthside House Museum Lincoln, RI, .
BoldrDash Race
It’s a military-style obstacle race with multiple difficulty levels. They encourage you to show how bold you can be! BoldrDash Race Exeter, RI, .
Free Family Fun Day
Hey, it’s free admission to the Environmental Education Center. There will be crafts, games for kids and hikes. 9am-5pm. Free Family Fun DayAudubon Environmental Education Center Bristol, RI, .
Wickford Harbour Fest
The main event is the Wickford Cup Race, but there are also food trucks, games and live music. Wickford Harbour FestNorth Kingstown Town Beach North Kingstown, RI, .
Bring Your Own Improv – Family Friendly Improv Comedy Show
Join improv shows, or just applaud at the different performances. Even the audience gets to interact at this event. Cool! Bring Your Own Improv - Family Friendly Improv Comedy ShowWarwick Museum of Art Warwick, RI, .
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, .
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, .
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, .
Hermann’s Royal Lipizzan Stallions
These horses are capable of executing the ‘Airs Above the Ground’ maneuvers. That sounds complicated, and cool! Hermann's Royal Lipizzan StallionsCogswell’s Grant Essex, MA, .
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, .
FBRA Annual Meeting & Pie-Baking Contest
It’s the FBRA’s annual gathering, and they have a pie-baking contest. OMG! GET ME THERE! FBRA Annual Meeting & Pie-Baking ContestPenfield Beach Fairfield, CT, .
Connecticut Schooner Festival
You will find boats racing, a chowder challenge, public theatre performances and much more. Connecticut Schooner FestivalVarious Locations New London, CT, .
Four Town Fair
If a fair is organized by four towns, fun should be four times greater, don’t you think? Four Town FairTown Fairgrounds Somers, CT, .
1st Annual Great Mac & Cheese Challenge
Try different mac and cheese variants, as prepared by top chefs in the area. Then, vote for your favorite. 4pm. 1st Annual Great Mac & Cheese ChallengeArtisans Park, Artisans Way Windsor, CT, .
From the Earth and the Sea: Clambake and Drumming Fundraiser
Enjoy traditional indigenous foods of lobster then listen to the sounds of Native drumming around the campfire in their replicated Algonkian Village. 6-8pm. From the Earth and the Sea: Clambake and Drumming FundraiserThe Institute for American Indian Studies Washington, CT, .
Comedy Night Season Kicks Off
This is the first of five comedy nights. The lineup includes 2 experienced comedians and even a former hip-hop dancer. 8pm. Comedy Night Season Kicks OffPlayhouse on Park West Hartford, CT, .
Antique Tractor & Engine Show
Tractor rides for everyone! These guys will have a parade and multiple exhibits. Antique Tractor & Engine ShowHaddam Meadows State Park, Route 154 Haddam, CT, .
Arts & Crafts Festival
This one is just an art & crafts market. Soooo, if you feel like buying some stuff… 10am-5pm. Arts & Crafts FestivalIron Horse Boulevard Simsbury, CT, .
Killingly Cooks and The Great Killingly Tomato Festival
It’s a farmers and craft market. Kids will have the chance to make crafts with tomatoes, and there will be a 5K race. 9am-4pm. Killingly Cooks and The Great Killingly Tomato FestivalDavis Park, Main Street Danielson, CT, .
Pumpkin Harvest Festival
Come get your pumpkins, you’re going to need them for Halloween! 9am-5:30pm. Pumpkin Harvest FestivalEllsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm Sharon, CT, .
Coastweeks Rowing Regatta
Watch the boat races, and then go for a tour at the museum. 7am-2pm. Coastweeks Rowing RegattaMystic Seaport Museum Mystic, CT, .
Norwich Auto Show
This car show comes with a LEGO building contest, and a flea market. 8am-3:30pm. Norwich Auto ShowDodd Stadium Norwich, CT, .
Simsbury Fly-In and Car Show
600 airplanes and cars, 10,000 visitors, formation flying, parachutists, hot air balloons. Should I say more? 8am-3pm. Simsbury Fly-In and Car ShowSimsbury Airport Simsbury, CT, .
‘Flights and Fantasies’ Quilt Show
Find a bunch of Quilts inspired by flight in fairy tales and fantasy stories. The event is included with your admission ticket to the museum. 'Flights and Fantasies' Quilt ShowNew England Air Museum Windsor Locks, CT, .
End-of-Summer Garden Party
Food and live music, which sounds good to kiss summer good-bye. It costs $75, though. 5:30-8:30pm. End-of-Summer Garden PartyButler-McCook House & Garden Hartford, CT, .
Art After Dark: Happy & The Moonshine
It’s a good thing this is a concert because appreciating visual art becomes harder after dark. 6-8:30pm. Art After Dark: Happy & The MoonshineMystic Arts Center, 9 Water Street Mystic, CT Mystic, CT, .
Old Barkhamsted Day
It’s a free event, and you will learn how people used to get the stuff we use on a daily basis. 1pm. Old Barkhamsted DaySquire’s Tavern Barkhamsted, CT, .
New Portland Lions’ Fair
WHAT? No lions? At least we have fireworks, midway rides, food, music and a demolition derby. New Portland Lions' FairTown Fairgrounds, Route 146 New Portland, ME, .
Crossroads International Celtic Festival
Multiple concerts on a series of venues, all featuring Celtic music. There will be dancers and storytellers too! Crossroads International Celtic FestivalVarious Locations Stratton, ME, .
Oxford County Fair
This fair has a well organized schedule. Each day has something cool for everyone, like horse racing or demolition derbies. Oxford County FairTown Fairgrounds Oxford, ME, .
Battle of the Bands for Acadia Hospital Foundation
Several bands will play so you can dance. Then, you will vote for your favorite. 7-10pm. Battle of the Bands for Acadia Hospital FoundationCross Insurance Center (formerly Bangor Civic Center) Bangor, ME, .
Annual Car Show at Old Orchard Beach
A 90 minute drive from Boston separates you from this great car show. It takes place on a beach, so it’s worth it. 2013:. Annual Car Show at Old Orchard BeachMain Street Old Orchard Beach, ME, .
Trail’s End Festival
It’s not just 3 days of music. There will be a classic car & motorcycle show, and a 5K race. Trail's End FestivalVarious Locations Millinocket, ME, .
Open Lighthouse Day
Hundreds of people visit lighthouses along the Maine coast during this day. It’s Open Lighthouse Day! Their website shows all participating venues. Open Lighthouse DayAll Over All Over, , .
Annual Family Jamboree
It’s a rain or shine free event with hay rides, food, crafts and games for kids. 11am-3pm. Annual Family JamboreeSpiller Farm Wells, ME, .
Shaker Hill Apple Festival
This one has wagon and antique car rides, museum tours and games for the kids. Not bad at all. Shaker Hill Apple FestivalAlfred Shaker Village, Shaker Hill Road Alfred, ME, .
City-Wide Historic Tour on Molly the Trolley
Holly Molly guacamole! It’s Trolley rides! They’re 3-hour historic rides around town. 9am-12pm. City-Wide Historic Tour on Molly the TrolleyHistoric Fire Station Presque Isle, ME, .
Celebrate Bowdoinham Festival
Enjoy a spectacular fireworks show at night, but first join the 5K race, or join the parade. 8am. Celebrate Bowdoinham FestivalMailly Waterfront Park Bowdoinham, ME, .
Farmington Fair
They have the usual stuff at a fair: Animal pulling, midway rides and food. Farmington FairHigh St & Franklin Ave Farmington, ME, .
Rochester Fair
Demolition buses! There’s an unlimited rides midway, and food, and music, and pig racing… and I could go on and on. Just go and have fun! Rochester FairTown Fairgrounds Rochester, NH, .
Railfans Day at The Cog Railway
Museum tours and train rides. Fun fun fun! 8am Reservations required. Railfans Day at The Cog RailwayMount Washington Cog Railway, Base Station Road Bretton Woods, NH, .
Airport Awareness Day
Come learn all about airports. Teenagers get to fly with pro pilots! 10am-3pm. Airport Awareness DayDean Memorial Airport North Haverhill, NH, .
One-Lunger Engine and Antique Tractor Day
Old tractors and one-lunger engines will be running at this show. Bring yours! 9am-1pm. One-Lunger Engine and Antique Tractor DayThe Ice House New London, NH, .
White Mountain Central Railroad Days
The Railroad Days event is the only time multiple Steam Loco’s are viewable. Three LOCOS will be going crazy this time. White Mountain Central Railroad DaysWMCRR at Clark’s Trading Post Lincoln, NH, .
Civil War Home Tour
It’s a tour of a Civil War era house, with private readings of Edwin Boyer’s book. 1pm. Civil War Home Tour Freedom, NH, .
Pride Vermont
The parade will be held on Sunday Sep 15th. But they will have events during the whole week. Pride VermontVarious 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, .
Killington Hay Festival
Holy crap, bro. They make sculptures out of hay bales and PAINT them! Killington Hay FestivalVarious Locations Killington, VT, .
The Tunbridge Fair
This one has live music, multiple animal contests, carnival rides and much more. Apparently, the main event is a Swine Show. The Tunbridge FairTown Fairgrounds Tunbridge, VT, .
Open Mic a Artistree
Like to sing in front of others? This is the event for you! 7-9pm. You can come and just watch, or course. Open Mic a ArtistreeArtistree Arts Center Woodstock, VT, .
Annual Bennington Car Show
This is 3 days of cars, cars and more cars. There will be games, music and food too. Registration required for the ones who want to bring their car. Annual Bennington Car ShowWillow Park Bennington, VT, .
Northern Decadence Vermont
This is a food and travel expo that shares the spotlight with Vermont Pride Festival. Northern Decadence VermontBattery Park Burlington, VT, .
Explore a Shipwreck Without Getting Wet
Go for a trip under water, and don’t get wet! Is that even possible? 11:30am-12:30pm. Explore a Shipwreck Without Getting WetLake Champlain Maritime Museum Vergennes, VT, .
Outdoor Theatre
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Tango by MoonlightCambridge, MA

Just as you read it: It’s tango dancing under the beautiful moonlight. 7-11pm.
Weeks Footbridge, 617-699-6246. more
Sunday Parkland GamesCambridge, MA

The parklands along Memorial Drive near the Weeks Footbridge more
Putnam’s RiverfirePutnam, CT

Rotary Park more
Shakespearean Revival!Hartford, CT

The Mark Twain House & Museum presents Shakespearean Revival!!! Wonderful Outdoor Attraction! For One Afternoon Only! Direct from Castle Durham, Durham, UK! 2pm.
The Mark Twain House, 351 Farmington Ave more
Much Ado About NothingCambridge, MA

Time varies, check their email for more info.
Various Locations, 617-349-4380. more
Outdoor Movies
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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 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
Forg Pond Movie NightsBoston MA

Dusk. Popcorn and refreshments will be available to purchase.
Boston Common Frog Pond, Charles Street 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
West End Creamery Corn MazeWhitinsville, MA

12am-6pm No nights.
481 Purgatory Road, 508-234-2022. 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
Moulton Farm Corn MazeMeredith, NH

Daily 8am-6pm. No nights. $5. Trivia questions in the maze.
18 Quarry Road, 603-279-3915. 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
Preston Farm Corn MazePreston, CT

Mon-Fri 3pm-Dusk, Sat-Sun 10am-Dusk. Night MAze in OCtober til 9pm.
92 Route 2, 860-886-MAZE. more
Plasko’s Farm Corn MazeTrumbull, CT

Daily 9am-6pm, Reservations by school groups during weekdays. Last ticket sold one hour before close.
670 Daniels Farm Rd, 203-268-2716. more
Trombley Gardens Corn MazeMilford, NH

2013: Open daily 9am 6pm. Night mazes during all of October. 9:30pm.
150 North River Road, 603-620-5785. more
Foster Family Farm Corn MazeSouth Windsor, CT

9/14-10/31 Sep weekends, then weekdays during October.10am-6pm Night begins 9/20 Fri-Sat 10am-9:30pm. Last ticket 9pm. Bring a flashlight.
90 Foster Street, 860-648-9366. more
Thunder Farm Road Corn MazeCorinna, ME

Sat-Sun 10am-6pm. Ends 10/27/2013 Thr and Fr are for gropu reservations.
185 Newport Rd. Rt. 7/11, 207-278-3708. more
Pumpkin Land at Harvest Hill FarmsMechanic Falls, ME

Weekends 10am-6pm. Night Maze opens Friday Night October 4th. Last Ticket Sold at 9:30pm for Night Maze.
125 Pigeon Hill Rd, 207-998-3259. more
Gaines Farm Haunted Hayride and Haunted MazeGuilford, VT

Daytime Maze Sat, Sun 11am-5pm; Twilight Maze (non-scary) $7 Sat evenings 9/14-10/5; Haunted Maze $8, 6:30-10PM. Haunted hayride after 10/11.
6343 Coolidge Hwy, 802-257-0409. 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
Maze Massacre at Sherman FarmConway, NH

Corn Maze 10am-5pm. Haunted nights 7-9pm.
2679 East Conway Road, 603-939-2412. 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
Zack’s Corn Maze Flashlight TagYork, ME

9/14-10/31 Fri-Sun 11-6pm. Starting 10/5 Nights 7-10pm. Play flashlight tag!
7 Colby Turner Rd, 207-475-7857. more
Outdoor Concerts
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Downtown Boston Brass strolling musiciansBoston, MA

Downtown Crossing more
Downtown Crossing Block PartiesBoston, MA

Downtown Crossing 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
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
Westport Rivers Winery Concert SeriesWestport, MA

417 Hixbridge Rd, 508-636-3423. more
Alternatives’ Summer Concert SeriesWhitinsville, MA

Thursdays 6:00pm.
Alternatives’ Whitin Mill Plaza, 50 Douglas Road, 508-266-6502. more