Events INSIDER: Sep 16-24, 2013

Giveaways & Features
Win: La Cage Aux Folles
This is a great musical show presenting at the North Shore Music Theatre, running 9/24 to 10/6. 7:30pm. I have two pairs of tickets to give away for the 9/25 show. Email to win! Win: La Cage Aux FollesNorth Shore Music Theatre Beverly, MA, .
Win: King Richard’s Faire
Don’t hesitate! If you havent won yet, keep trying. I’m giving away 2 more pairs of tickets this week. Email to win! Win: King Richard's Faire Carver, MA, .
Johnny’s Picks
Talk Like a Pirate Day
It’s Talk like a Pirate Day! You could throw a party, or just talk, game and live like a pirate for one day! Talk Like a Pirate DayAll over All Over, , .
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, , .
Values in Action Park Cleanup
Hey, helping others is great. Join this group of people and clean a park from weed! 2013; 1pm. Values in Action Park Cleanup Cambridge, MA, .
Street Theater Festival
A whole month of street performances by the best entertainers in Boston. Worth checking it more than once, they say. Street Theater FestivalFanueil Hall Marketplace Boston, MA, .
Danehy Park Family Day
‘Family events’ usually mean ‘for kids only’. This one is no exception, but at least they will have kites. Everyone loves kites. 11am-4pm. Rain date the next day. Danehy Park Family DayDanehy Park Cambridge, MA, .
Life is Good Festival
I’m positive this concert features great artists and a lot of optimism. Life’s good! Life is Good FestivalProwse Farm Canton, MA, .
Jamaica Plain Open Studios
An open studios is an excuse to walk around an urban community, visiting local artists at their homes or working studios, not just merchants at a mall. It’s a good activity for fall because you’re partly outdoors, partly indoors. Jamaica Plain Open StudiosVarious Locations Jamaica Plain, MA, .
Somerville Riverfest
This is a huge party, with Brazilian drumming, a steam-punk show and fireworks at dusk. 11am-8pm. Somerville RiverfestDCR Baxter Park along the Mystic River Somerville, MA, .
Harvard Square Folk Festival
This is the first annual Folk Festival… It seems there will be music, and more music. 12-4pm. Harvard Square Folk FestivalHarvard Square, Palmer Street Cambridge, MA, .
Arlington Town Day
This sounds fun! Arlington will have a town night with fireworks, and a town day street festival with small towny stuff, even though Arlington isn’t a small town. Arlington Town DayMassachusetts Ave. from Pleasant Street to Mill Street Arlington, MA, .
South End Open Studios (Boston Open Studios, United South End Artists Open Studios)
South Boston is said to be the ‘best’ artist community in the area. So come walk around visiting local artists in their homes and studios — something far more personal than simply meeting vendors, and it’s nice to walk around getting to know a neighborhood! It’s free but of course they hope you’ll buy artwork. 11am-6pm. South End Open Studios (Boston Open Studios, United South End Artists Open Studios)Various Locations Boston, MA, .
Revels RiverSing
It’s one of my favorite events on the year! Join the sing-a-long back and forth from banks of the Charles River Sing 6-7:30pm. It’s free! Revels RiverSingWeeks footbridge, Charles River Cambridge, MA, .
Civil War Living History Weekend
I love re-enactments, a very creative way to learn some history, and the actors are super-passionate. See battles and wander through the military camp asking questions. Civil War Living History WeekendLawrence Common Lawrence, MA, .
Small towny fests with their live music, artists, and vendors can be quaint but fun, but this one adds an animal show! No fireworks this year, though. 10:30am-4:30pm. GrotonfestLegion Common, Route 119 at Hollis Street Groton, MA, .
Holyoke Merry-Go-Round Anniversary Gala
So yeah, this one has a silent auction, dancing and a fancy dinner. It costs $45. 6:30 pm. Holyoke Merry-Go-Round Anniversary GalaLog Cabin Banquet and Meeting House Holyoke, MA, .
Wolf Hollow – Full Moon Howl
Trust me: SEE THIS! You get to ‘meet’ and howl along with real wolves at night. 6pm. Wolf Hollow - Full Moon HowlWolf Hollow Ipswich, MA, .
Tattersall Farm Day
This farm will have pony rides, beekeeping, and hay rides! Also, live music, local food and much more. 12-5pm. Tattersall Farm DayTattersall Farm Haverhill, MA, .
Full Harvest Moon Night Hike and Campfire
This is not your ordinary hike. Sit around a bonfire and roast marshmallows. 6:30-8pm. Full Harvest Moon Night Hike and CampfireAttleboro Springs Wildlife Sanctuary, Attleboro Springs Rd Attleboro, MA, .
Full Moon Twilight Hike & Bonfire
Want to see a really good bonfire? Then come to this, and enjoy the hike that’s part of the event. 7:30pm. Full Moon Twilight Hike & BonfireHilltop Orchards Richmond, MA, .
Camp Edwards Time Line Reenactment
Military re-enactors feature every era in American history. It’s probably one of the best ways of learning some history! 2pm. Camp Edwards Time Line ReenactmentCamp Edwards, Connery Ave Bourne, MA, .
Montague Soap box Derby
Races on hand-made cars. What could possibly (NOT) go wrong? 11:30am-3:30pm. Montague Soap box DerbyUnity Park hill Turners Falls, 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, .
Fire Camp at the Steel Yard
Come make your own steel sculpture, and take it home! There will be tours of the studios too. 5-8pm. Fire Camp at the Steel YardThe Steel Yard Providence, RI, .
Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon
Talk about overachievers. These people read all of Emily Dickinson’s 1,789 poems in two days. It’s the same day as their anniversary celebration, and they’ll have a special reception and art exhibit. Emily Dickinson Poetry MarathonEmily Dickinson Museum Amherst, MA, .
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
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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, , .
Lee Founder’s Weekend
It’s a small town fair with food contests, a parade and new this year a 1 mile race. Lee Founder's WeekendMain Street Lee, MA, .
Housatonic River Walk Riverside Festival
Expert-led tours at more than thirty significant landscapes throughout Berkshire County. You get the chance to make the Berkshires even more beautiful too! Housatonic River Walk Riverside FestivalW.E.B. Du Bois River Garden Park, Church and River Streets Great Barrington, MA, .
3rd Thursdays Celebrates Italy
This one has grape stomping, and pizza dough throwing. Various restaurants will serve food too, and there will be Italian music as well! 5-8pm. 3rd Thursdays Celebrates ItalyUpstreet Pittsfield, North Street Pittsfield, MA, .
Historic Lenox Horse Drawn Carriage Tub Parade
This parade of horses and carriages festooned with flowers is part of the ‘What’s Out There Weekend’. It should be fun to watch. 1:30-6pm. Historic Lenox Horse Drawn Carriage Tub ParadeShakespeare & Company Lenox, MA, .
What’s Out There Weekend
Whoa! It’s a full pack of tours, parade and historical events along the African American Heritage Trail. Not to be missed! What's Out There WeekendVarious Locations Tyringham, 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, .
HarborArts Festival
Art exhibits, live music, food. There will be activities for everyone. 12-7pm. Free, but a donation is appreciated. HarborArts FestivalBoston Harbor Shipyard & Marina Boston, MA, .
Toilets, Closets, Attic & Basement
It’s your chance to see the toilets, closets and service rooms at Longfellow House. It’s HISTORY, I’m telling you. 6pm. Toilets, Closets, Attic & BasementLongfellow House Cambridge, MA, .
Moon Dance Gala
This dance fund raises for the restoration of the Esplanade. Tickets start for as ‘low’ as $175, and go up to $25,000. 6:30-11:59pm. Moon Dance GalaCharles River Esplanade Boston, MA, .
PARKing Day
I don’t really get this, but I guess all of Cambridge’s parking spaces get turned into a public park? Get to know your neighbors and meet some cool people. So is anything happening except strolling and massive traffic? 8am-3pm. PARKing DayAll Over Cambridge, MA, .
Quincy ArtsFest
This is another commercial event with an art competition where you can buy art if you want. Quincy ArtsFestOne Merrymount Parkway Quincy, MA, .
Walk the Labyrinth at Armenian Heritage Park
GET LOST! It’s the monthly labyrinth walk at the Armenian Heritage Park. 7:30am-12:30pm. Walk the Labyrinth at Armenian Heritage ParkArmenian Heritage Park on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Boston, MA, .
Forum on Current Events in Syria and Egypt
Come talk about the current situation in Syria and Egypt. It’s hosted by two people who know what they’re talking about. 12-1pm. Forum on Current Events in Syria and EgyptWasserstein 3016 at Harvard Law School Cambridge, MA, .
Armenian Independence Day Festival
There are not many Armenian events in the region. Here’s one that celebrate their independence and culture. Oh, and it’s outdoors! 12-8pm. Armenian Independence Day FestivalArmenian Cultural & Education Center Watertown, MA, .
Be inspired by the region’s inventors and their innovative technologies. 6:30 pm. INVENTED HEREThe Museum of Science Boston, MA, .
Beau the Giraffe’s 15th Birthday Bash and Run Wild 5K
Beau the Giraffe is having a b-day party, and everyone’s invited! Except lions, they can be dirt-bags when hungry. 11am-3pm. Beau the Giraffe's 15th Birthday Bash and Run Wild 5KFranklin Park Zoo, One Franklin Park Road Boston, MA, .
Science and Cooking: Bill Yosses
There’s no science in cooking. Or is there? Come find out, you’ll be surprised. 7pm. Science and Cooking: Bill YossesHarvardScience Center at 1 Oxford Street Cambridge, MA, .
Boloco Block Party & Mayor’s Cup
Burritos and bikes on Boston City Hall Plaza. I don’t really get the connection, except that both make your butt uncomfortable. Enjoy! Boloco Block Party & Mayor's CupCity Hall Plaza Boston, MA, .
Civil War Lawn Games
This is a dose of outdoorsy games, OLD STYLE! And a Civil War parade too… 1pm. Civil War Lawn GamesGeorges Island Boston, MA, .
Allston Village Street Fest
They will have 2 stages with live entertainment, games, food and more! Did I mention it’s free? 12-6pm. Allston Village Street FestHarvard Avenue Allston, MA, .
Boston Sharkfest Swim
Do you realize the words shark and swimming don’t play along well? Anyways, this is more of swimming and less of sharks. 12-1pm. Boston Sharkfest SwimPiers Park Sailing Center Boston, MA, .
Artist Talk: Sammy Chong
Far Away So Close is an upcoming exhibit at Gallery 263. Come talk to the artist, Sammy Chong, and learn more about his work. 2pm. Artist Talk: Sammy ChongGallery 263 Cambridge, MA, .
Waltham Day on the Common
Come to Waltham’s Common for a dose of (not so) common fun stuff: Vendors, entertainment and food! 10am-3pm. Waltham Day on the CommonTown Common Waltham, MA, .
Harvest Festival and Perennial Divide
When you squeeze apples, cider results. For some reason, people decided this phenomenon deserves a festival. There will be workshops, plant trading and gardening stuff for sale. 10am-2pm. Harvest Festival and Perennial DivideCity Natives Mattapan, MA, .
Civil War Tour at Mount Auburn Cemetery
Stories of the Civil War will be shared as you take this tour though the cemetery. Sad, but interesting & informative. 1-2:30pm. Civil War Tour at Mount Auburn Cemetery Cambridge, MA, .
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, .
New England Pet Expo (7PM)
Celebrities from TV’s ‘Animal Planet’ will be there! It’s like a huge market of stuff for pets. 10am-6pm. New England Pet Expo (7PM)Aleppo Shriners Auditorium Wilmington, MA, .
Merrimack Valley Jazz Festival
It’s 6 hours of continuous music. It’s free and outdoors… and you should be there! 12-6pm. Merrimack Valley Jazz FestivalBoarding House Park Lowell, MA, .
Claw Down
Great local chefs will try to impress you… Taste the 19 lobster dishes and then pick your favorite! 6-9pm. Claw DownOcean Point Marina East Boothbay, ME, .
Ashland Day
They have a parade, and they ask you to come dressed as your favorite animal, riding your bike. Wicked! 9am. Ashland DayCherry & Park Streets Ashland, MA, .
Medway 300 Tercentennial Parade
Yup,it’s a parade to celebrate Medways’ first 300 years. There will be more than 20 bands, plus marching groups, floats, and other parade favorites! 10:30am. Medway 300 Tercentennial ParadeCommunity Church, Route 109 Medway, MA, .
Bedford Day
Bedford Day is a parade that ends at a street festival, with the usual high-school and ‘community’ entertainment. 10:30am. Bedford DayVarious Locations Bedford, MA, .
Country Harvest Fair
There will be tours of the Asa Whiting House, apple pies and lots of games for kids. 10am-4pm. Country Harvest FairThe Holliston Historical Society Holliston, MA, .
If These Walls Could Speak
Walls don’t speak, so we have to figure out what happened at Jacob Whittemore’s House through tours and historic docs. 3pm. If These Walls Could SpeakJacob Whittemore House, N Great Road Lincoln, MA, .
The Vintage Bazaar
This vent will have crafts for sale, live music and a great motorcycle show on Sunday. The Vintage BazaarPettengill Farm Salisbury, MA, .
Wicked Half Marathon
It’s a half-marathon… and it’s WICKED! Or so they say. 7am. Wicked Half MarathonBentley School Salem, MA, .
Trails and Sails Weekend
This ‘festival’ is really a series of 150 independent events all over the region, like house tours, Lynn’s Fallfest, and kayak, walking, and 1812 schooner sailing tours. Trails and Sails WeekendVarious Locations All Over, , .
Salem Witch Trials of 1692 Walking Tour
This is one of the many events of the Sails and Trails Festival. This walking tour has reenactors from 1692! 10-11am. Salem Witch Trials of 1692 Walking TourCharter Street Salem, MA, .
Gloucester Downtown Block Party
This block party invites everyone to dance, dine… and shop. Seriously? 6pm. Gloucester Downtown Block PartyMain Street Gloucester, MA, .
Honor the Military Parade
This parade honors all veterans past and present. There will be over 20 WWII, Korea and Vietnam era military vehicles including 3 tanks! Honor the Military ParadeFederal Sreet Lynn, MA, .
Fiddlers Fest
Oh Fiddlers Fest. You had me at ‘Fiddlers Fest’. I’ve been to this park. It’s tiny, but creative! 12-4pm. Fiddlers FestEnergy Park Greenfield, MA, .
Endless Summer Waterfront Festival
Summer’s about to end, and all we can do is eat until sadness goes away! 12-5pm. There will be live music too! Endless Summer Waterfront FestivalNantasket Beach, Nantasket Avenue Hull, MA, .
Webb Park Fall Festival
A cider press demo? Sounds like I get some cider! 🙂 The time? Oh, you don’t worry about that, it’s not important at all! Webb Park Fall FestivalWebb Memorial State Park, River Rd Weymouth, MA, .
Colonial Wedding and Feast
I don’t know who’s getting married, but we’re all invited! It’s a colonial style celebration. 1:30-3:30pm. Colonial Wedding and FeastPlimoth Plantation Plymouth, MA, .
The Soule Homestead Harvest Fair and Joe Davies Folk Festival
Sheep dog demonstrations, ‘trick horse show’, and lots of craft demonstrations are featured in this small fest. Admission is $7. The Soule Homestead Harvest Fair and Joe Davies Folk FestivalSoule Homestead Middleborough, MA, .
Women’s Circle
Explore the concepts of peace on a personal level. 10am-12pm. I suppose this is a women only event. Women's CircleWinslow Farm Animal Sanctuary Norton, MA, .
Utopia/Dystopia Reception
One person’s utopia may be another person’s dystopia. This is the opening reception for this exhibition of art. Time’s still TBA. Utopia/Dystopia ReceptionGallery X New Bedford, MA, .
Hooksett Old Home Day
Another craft market with games for kids. They say the have great food, though. BBQ 12-5pm. Hooksett Old Home DayMain Street Hooksett, NH, .
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, .
Rock and Blues Festival
It’s a small music fest that fundraises to make The Bolton Fair happen every year. enjoy the music, and support the cause! 12-6pm. Rock and Blues FestivalTown Fairgrounds Lancaster, MA, .
New Hampshire, VT, ME Day at Southwick’s Zoo
If you live in New Hampshire, Vermont, or Maine, it’s your turn to get a free admission when you buy another at the largest zoo in New England. New Hampshire, VT, ME Day at Southwick's ZooSouthwick’s Zoo Mendon, MA, .
Skating for Hope
This is 24 hours straight of skating… The event fund raises to fight cancer, and brings some skating celebrities too! Skating for HopeHart Recreation Center Worcester, MA, .
This event will have food, of course, and a Frisbee show! The real fun will start with the fireworks and ice cream social. ApplefestVarious Locations Northborough, MA, .
Massachusetts Outdoor Expo
Any overly manly man knows how to shoot and fish wildlife, archery, rock climbing, and do some other surviving other stuff. Come learn, or show your skills! 9am-4pm. Massachusetts Outdoor ExpoHamilton Rod and Gun Club Sturbridge, MA, .
Full Moon Torchlight Walk
There will be Fire Spinning at the Orchard, which goes perfect with their torchlight walk. 7:30pm. Full Moon Torchlight WalkPark Hill Orchard Easthampton, MA, .
BikeFest Tour of the Valley
Forget about getting first to the finish line. Join this bike event and enjoy a scenic ride through stunning fall foliage, dairy farms, and quaint villages of the Pioneer Valley. Preregistration required. BikeFest Tour of the ValleyDow Pavilion in Look Park Northampton, MA, .
Dinosaur Festival
What? A church that supports a dinosaur festival? Anyway, they will have games, crafts and a chili contest. 9am. Dinosaur FestivalGranby Common Granby, MA, .
Belchertown Fair
This time, Fanelli Amusements will provide the rides. I guess that means ‘fun for the Whole Herd’. Belchertown FairTown Common, Main Street Belchertown, MA, .
Free Underground Raildroad Walking Tour
Come learn about Springfield’s underground past. It’s free! Register for the time schedule. Free Underground Raildroad Walking TourDowntown Springfield, 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, .
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, .
Bourne Scallop Festival
Carnival rides, live entertainment, and lots of fun. Oh, they also have a ‘professional’ arts and crafts fair, whatever that means. Bourne Scallop FestivalBuzzards Bay Park, Main Street Buzzards Bay, MA, .
Historic House Tour (6 PM)
It’s tours through Provincetown’s historic places. One of them is the the home of Norman Mailer. 11am-3pm. Historic House Tour (6 PM)Pilgrim Monument, High Pole Hill Road Provincetown, MA, .
Truro Treasures
This festival has many events, but the grape stomping, adult scavenger hunt and jazz concerts make it stand out. Truro TreasuresVarious Locations Truro, MA, .
Harbor to the Bay Bike Ride
Bike tours, bike tours everywhere! 3 options: Ride from Boston to Provincetown / Ride from Boston to Sagamore / Ride from Sagamore to Provincetown. Harbor to the Bay Bike RideVarious Loactions Provincetown, MA, .
Review: Driving Miss Daisy
An Academy Award nominee and two Elliot Norton Award winners star in this Pullitzer prize winning drama you know about because of the movie. Click for our review! Review: Driving Miss DaisyGloucester Stage Gloucester, MA, .
Berkshires to Boston Kick Off
This bike tours kicks off on 9/18, with a great musical performance. On Sunday, the event joins its big brother, Hub on Wheels, in Boston.7:30pm. Berkshires to Boston Kick OffHancock Shaker Village Pittsfield, MA, .
Fairy Tales for Grown-ups
Fairy Tale characters gone wild! Or something like that, they say. 8pm. Fairy Tales for Grown-upsPuppet Showplace Theatre Brookline, MA, .
Castle of Comedy
Or you can come to the museum, and laugh your butt off at this show. 8:30-10:30pm. Castle of ComedyCenter for Arts at the Armory Somerville, MA, .
ANIMUS: A Shamanic Journey Through Dance and Theatre
This is described as a ‘shamanic journey through dance and theatre’. Sounds mysterious and cool! 7-9pm. ANIMUS: A Shamanic Journey Through Dance and TheatreYMCA Theatre Cambridge, MA, .
Third Thursday Jazz at the Armory
Spend a night at the museum, and enjoy the music of local Jazz performers. 7:30-10pm. Third Thursday Jazz at the ArmoryCenter for Arts at the Armory Somerville, 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. Thursdays, 5:30pm. Classic Car Cruise nightsWindjammer East Parking Lot Westerly, RI, .
Looks like fire and water are finally getting along! Enjoy this amazing show, and relax. 6:45pm. WaterfireDowntown Providence, RI, .
Yankee Steam-Up
Steam powered engines still rock! Come see a bunch of them, while you have lunch. 8am-4pm. Yankee Steam-UpNew England Wireless and Steam Museum East Greenwich, RI, .
Sunset Celebration at Fort Adams
Sometimes, less is more. Bring your blanket and enjoy a sunset, live music and food. 6-10pm. Sunset Celebration at Fort AdamsFort Adams, Harrison Avenue Newport, RI, .
Harvest Festival
This harvest festival has a poetry contest, hay rides, live music and more. Too bad they did not bother to specify the time. Harvest FestivalNinigret Park, Rte. 1A Charlestown, RI, .
Annual Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival
Yes, let’s all chug wine and have a blast! (That was sarcasm, BTW). Celebrity chefs and wine experts will attend to this one. Annual Newport Mansions Wine & Food FestivalNewport Mansions, Bellevue Ave Newport, RI, .
The Builder’s Ball
This event will honor the Irish who built Fort Adams. Thank you, guys! 5:30pm. The Builder's BallFort Adams, Harrison Avenue Newport, RI, .
Summer’s End Festival
Kites and sandy fun to celebrate the end of summer sponsored by local businesses. 12-5pm. They’re selling beer. SERIOUSLY? You could not think of anything better? Summer's End FestivalNarragansett Town Beach Narragansett, RI, .
Save the Bay Beach Slam
It’s a free event, with canoe and kayak demos. Also, games and rock climbing! 12-5pm. Save the Bay Beach SlamGoddard State Park Warwick, 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, .
BioBlitz at the Seacoast Science Center
This seashore science center invites you to help find and count animals, for biodiversity research. Bring boots and meet super-passionate biologists. Slideshow presentation and ‘other activities’. Come anytime 6am-5pm. BioBlitz at the Seacoast Science CenterSeacoast Science Center Rye, NH, .
Great NH Pie Festival
LET THEM EAT PIE. ALL THE PIE THEY CAN EAT. Moo ha ha! 12-4pm. Great NH Pie Festival Milton, NH, .
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, .
Vintage Baseball Game
Enjoy a baseball game with rules from the not so distant past. 11am. Vintage Baseball GameNew Hampshire Farm Museum, White Mountain Highway Milton, NH, .
New Hampshire Highland Games
WHOA! This is not only Highland Games, but a Regional Scottish Fiddle Championship and also a Dance Championship. You have to be there! New Hampshire Highland GamesLoon Mountain Lincoln, NH, .
Telluride by the Sea Film Festival
It’s six movies, three days… It’s a weekend festival of new cinema. Telluride by the Sea Film FestivalThe Music Hall Portsmouth, NH, .
Bark in the Park
It’s a walk, and also a small festival with games, demos and a market of stuff for pets. 9am-3pm. Bark in the ParkSchouler Park, White Mountain Highway North Conway, NH, .
Fairy House Tours
See more than 100 handcrafted fairy houses made by local artists. That’s a lot of fairy houses! Fairy House ToursVarious Locations Portsmouth, NH, .
Harvest Moon Festival
What’s a wigwam? Come find out and help the museum build one! Harvest Moon FestivalMt. Kearsarge Indian Museum Warner, NH, .
Sylvania 300
I don’t understand why people drive to watch cars drive. I guess it’s the vroom. 2 pm. Sylvania 300NH Motor Speedway Loudon, NH, .
The Connecticut Renaissance Faire
All the Faire is a big stage with jousting knights, armored combat, belly dancers, fire eaters, acrobats, musicians, and many other shows! The Connecticut Renaissance Faire Norwich, 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, .
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, .
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, .
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, .
‘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, .
Lyman Orchard Corn Maze
They say Lady Liberty is at Lyman Orchards. Will you find her, or will you get lost? Lyman Orchard Corn MazeLyman Orchards Middlefield, CT, .
Guest Operator Weekend
It’s your chance to operate a subway train! (Racing not allowed) Reservations are required. Guest Operator WeekendThe Shore Line Trolley Museum East Haven, CT, .
Warrior Dash New England
Only true warriors will complete this race… or so they say. Are you a warrior? 9am. Warrior Dash New EnglandThompson Speedway Thompson, CT, .
Artists in the Country
Yes, it’s another outdoor juried art show and sale. But this one fund raises to fight autism. Artists in the Country Woodstock, CT, .
For all the anime lovers out there, this three day festival is dedicated to all things anime (and some things not). CampAnimeYMCA Camp Woodstock Woodstock, CT, .
Fall Harvest Festival
This outdoor festival has live music, food and wine tasting. But the real fun starts when they let you stomp on grapes! Fall Harvest FestivalSunset Meadow Vineyards Goshen, CT, .
Guilford Fair
Carnival rides, horse pulls, animal shows and more. They will have a parade too! Guilford Fair Guilford, CT, .
Milford Irish Festival
It’s an Irish festival. They’ll have 2 days of music, sports and shopping. Kinds under 12 get in for free. Milford Irish FestivalShipyard Lane Milford, CT, .
This festival has 2 entertainment stages, fire truck demos, hay rides, inflatable rides, a Pumpkin Patch and more! 10am-6pm. CornfestBroad Street Green Wethersfield, CT, .
Garlic Festival
A festival that revolves around garlic? Vampires, stay away! Garlic FestivalOlde Mistick Village, Exit 90 off I-95 Mystic, CT, .
Annual East Rock West Rock Music Festival
Be prepared for a week of non-stop music, starting with The Grand Band Slam on September 20th. Most of this will happen at Anna Liffey’s. Annual East Rock West Rock Music FestivalAnna Liffey’s New Haven, CT, .
Celebrate Mansfield Weekend
This fair does not seem very big, but they have ‘larger-than-life’ puppets. Also, food, music and games. Celebrate Mansfield WeekendMansfield Community Center Mansfield, CT, .
Annual Raspberry Festival
Yeah, this one has love music and tours around White Silo Farm & Winery. Not much else. Annual Raspberry FestivalWhite Silo Farm & Winery Sherman, CT, .
Newtown Arts Festival
This one smells like an art market. But it actually has cool workshops and live music too! Newtown Arts FestivalFairfield Hills, Newtown, CT, .
Annual Pig Roast
So this is basically food, wine tasting and bluegrass music. 5pm. Annual Pig RoastMiranda Vineyard Goshen, CT, .
Colonial Day
It’s like traveling in time! They will have musket firings, reenactors, and bonfires! 10am-4pm. Colonial Day Hebron, CT, .
EnvisionFest Hartford
This one has bike rides, live music and art exhibits in Bushnell Park. 11am-6pm. EnvisionFest HartfordVarious Locations Hartford, CT, .
Celebrating Agriculture
This event will have hay rides, farm tours and scavenger hunts. Arrive early and enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast! 9am-3pm. Celebrating AgricultureWoodstock Fairgrounds, Rte. 169 Woodstock, CT, .
Antique Motor Vehicle Show
Oh, Antique Motor Vehicle Show, you had me at Antique. Enjoy rides on cars that were used around 1920. 9am-5pm. Antique Motor Vehicle ShowMystic Seaport 75 Greenmanville Ave Mystic, CT, .
Annual St. Peter’s Church Charity Horse Show
Apparently this is a decent horse show and competition. It has a Three Bar Jumper Challenge, Jumper Relay Race and a Handy Hunter Challenge. 8am. Annual St. Peter's Church Charity Horse ShowOld Bethany Airport, Route 63 Bethany, CT, .
Farmington Fair
They have the usual stuff at a fair: Animal pulling, midway rides and food. Farmington FairHigh St & Franklin Ave Farmington, ME, .
Common Ground Country Fair
Celebrate the rural and agricultural traditions of Maine, with animal exhibits and food. Common Ground Country Fair Unity, ME, .
Harvest Fest & Chowdah Cook-off
This festival revolves around food, but you will also find hay rides, games for kids and more! 9am-4pm. Harvest Fest & Chowdah Cook-offTown Common Bethel, ME, .
Portland BBQ & Blues Festival
BBQ + Blues is a winning combo. This even will also have a craft market. Portland BBQ & Blues FestivalMaine State Pier, Commercial Street Portland, ME, .
Chalk on the Walk
Remember when you drew on the sidewalk with chalk? This is that, but by people with talent. 10am-3pm. Chalk on the WalkCity Square Biddeford, ME, .
Annual Fall Festival, Saddleback Mountain
This fall festival has a 4 mile race, live music, BBQ and fly tying demos. 9:30am. Annual Fall Festival, Saddleback MountainSaddleback Maine Rangeley, ME, .
Cumberland Fair
It’s a weekend full of fun. There will be a demolition derby, and rawhide rodeo shows too! Cumberland FairCumberland Center Cumberland, ME, .
Earth Movers & Shakers & Antique Aeroplane Show
Cool! It’s a vehicle show with construction trucks and other heavy stuff. Oh, and also planes! Earth Movers & Shakers & Antique Aeroplane ShowOwls Head Transportation Museum Owls Head, ME, .
British Invasion Weekend
Fear not. This time, it’s just British cars. Old, classy British cars. British Invasion WeekendStoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa Stowe, 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 moley. They make sculptures out of hay bales and PAINT them! Killington Hay FestivalVarious Locations Killington, VT, .
Northeastern Open Atlatl Championship Weekend
Learn to make an atlatl, which is the ancient spear used to hunt mammoths. Them see the national championships! Pre-registration required. Northeastern Open Atlatl Championship WeekendChimney Point State Historic Site Addison, VT, .
UVM Kingdom Cup
Another bike related event. This goes undescribed and you have to be part of their community to learn more. Meh. UVM Kingdom Cup East Burke, VT, .
Vermont Life Wine & Harvest Festival
Sigh, another wine tasting event. At least this one seems to focus on food too! Vermont Life Wine & Harvest FestivalMount Snow Resort West Dover, VT, .
Super Spartan Beast Race
Spartans! Prepare for glory! As Leonidas once said: This race will put participants to the test. Starts at 8am. Super Spartan Beast RaceKillington Ski Resort Killington, VT, .
Shelburne Farms Harvest Festival
It’s a festival with multiple performers, games for kids, hay rides, food and a craft market. 10am-4pm. Shelburne Farms Harvest FestivalShelburne Farms Shelburne, VT, .
Fall Festival on the Green
This one looks like a craft market, and not much else. 10am-4pm. Fall Festival on the GreenTown Green Chester, VT, .
Adirondack Balloon Festival
If you really feel like a long drive, there’s ballooooooons out theeeerreee. 3.5 hours from Boston. It’s actually in Glens Falls, NY. Adirondack Balloon FestivalVarious Locations Pawlet, VT, .
Outdoor Theatre
 Outdoor Theatre & More – click map above to set region Mon 9/16 Tue 9/17 Wed 9/18 Thu 9/19 Fri 9/20 Sat 9/21 Sun 9/22
Much Ado About NothingCambridge, MA

Time varies, check their email for more info.
Various Locations, 617-349-4380. more
Cornfield Mazes
 Cornfield Mazes (Day/Night/Both) – click map above to set region Mon 9/16 Tue 9/17 Wed 9/18 Thu 9/19 Fri 9/20 Sat 9/21 Sun 9/22 Mon 9/23
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

Largest in VT. 2013: Sun, Mon, Wed-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-9pm. Nights aren’t “haunted”. Last ticket sold one hour before close.
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. $6. 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
Lake Knoll Farm Corn MazeAlton, NH

2013 Weekends Only 11am-5pm. Fridays open only for groups with reservation.
55 Prospect Mountain Rd, 603.776.4830. 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
Fair Weather Acres Corn MazeRocky Hill, CT

Fridays 2-6 pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-6pm. Last ticket sold at 4:30pm.
Fair Weather Acres, 1146 Cromwell Ave, 860-529-6755. more
Castle Hill Farm Corn MazeFairfield, CT

Corn Maze: 9/21, 9/22, 9/28 & 9/29. Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze: October 4th to 31st, Weekends: 10am to 6pm, Week Days: 1pm to 5pm.
Castle Hill, 25 Sugar Lane, 203-426-5487. 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
Sauchuk Farm Corn MazePlympton, MA

Sat & Sun 10am to 6pm. 10/10 & 10/14 10am to 6pm. 10/19 & 10/26 6pm to 9pm.
234 Center Street, 781-585-1522. 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
Pumpkin Valley Farm Corn MazeDayton, ME

9/21-11/2 Sat-Sun, plus Columbus Day (10/14) 10am-6pm. Last ticket sold 5pm.
Union Falls Rd, 207-929-4545. more
Halloween Attractions
 Halloween Attractions – click map above to set region Mon 9/16 Tue 9/17 Wed 9/18 Thu 9/19 Fri 9/20 Sat 9/21 Sun 9/22 Mon 9/23
Count Orlok’s Nightmare GallerySalem, MA

Daily 10am-6pm. Special happenings from 10/11 to 10/13.
285 Derby Street, 978-740-0500. more
Fright Tours at Edith Wharton’s The MountLenox, MA

Fridays at 5:45pm and 7pm. Bring a flashlight. Partly outdoors.
2 Plunkett St, 413-551-5111. more
Barrett’s Haunted MansionAbington, MA

Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:00 pm. Monday-Thursday 6:30 pm Blackout events on 10/16 and 10/22.
1235 Bedford St, 781-871-4573. more
Factory of TerrorFall River, MA

Haunted house. Rt 195E to exit 5. Left off exit. Behind Dunkin Donuts. See website coupon. Mostly Fri-Sat 6:30-11pm. Flashlight nights scarier with much lower lighting!
18 Pocasset Street more
Witch Mansion Haunted HouseSalem, MA

Open daily at 11am. Extended hours during October.
Museum Place Mall, 2 East India Square, 978-825-1300. more
Fright Fest at Six Flags New EnglandAgawam, MA

Haunted house as part of largest amusement park in New England. Sat-Sun 12-10pm, Sun 12-9pm, Fri 6-11pm.
1623 Main Street, 413-786-9300. more
Pumpkintown USAEast Hampton, CT

Hayride through “town” of pumpkin dioramas, Daily,10am-5pm. Looks small but adorable.
93 East High Street, 860-267-0143. more
Headless HorsemanUlster Park, NY

Haunted house. Outside New England but a “Top Ten in USA” haunted house according to the industry magazine.
778 Broadway, Route 9W more