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15 Can’t Miss Fall Festivals in New England

Saturday, September 08, 2018


Oktoberfest is coming up

One of the best parts of the fall season is the fall festivals that take place throughout the region. 

From Oktoberfest to film festivals, there is a festival somewhere in New England on just about every weekend from now until early November.  

With so much going on, its hard to keep track of them all so GoLocalWorcester has scouted New England and put together a list of 15 fall festivals that you absolutely have to check out.

How many festivals can you make it to this fall?

See the 15 Festivals You Must Attend this Fall Slideshow Below 


Related Slideshow: 15 Can’t Miss Fall Festivals in New England - September 2018

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September 8 & 9

RI Seafood Festival at India Point Park 

Providence, RI

The Rhode Island Seafood Festival is an annual event, which began in 2011, that brings together the best local purveyors of seafood and other fine fare as well as beer, wine, and spirits from Ocean State producers.

The festival features live music, activities and more. 

The festival goes from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

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September 14 -15

2018 Fitchburg Greek Festival at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church

Fitchburg, MA

The festival will feature an outdoor bar area, a menu including Mezedes, Greek BBQ, and pastries, vendors, music, and dance. 

There will also be live music by Athenian dancers, performances from Floga dancers and much more. 

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September 14 - 16

Wormtown Music Festival at Camp Keewanee

Greenfield, MA

A three-day long concert featuring live music every day, food, activities and much more. 

Kids 15 and under are FREE to the event. 

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September 14 - 16

Misquamicut Fall Festival 

Misquamicut Beach, RI 

The festival features music from the Atlanta Rhythm Section, the 8th annual classic car show, a circus performance and much more. 

Festival hours are 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. 

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September 22

Phantom Gourmet Food Festival

Boston, MA

The Phantom Gourmet Food Festival is an event to look forward too and it will be held on September 22 from 12- 4 p.m. on two streets next to Fenway Park.

Tickets are $40 in advance and online and will go up to $50 at the event.

The ticket includes sampling 100 of Phantom's foods from hot dogs and pizza to pulled pork and more. Beer and wine will be served on the street.

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September 28-29

Harpoon Brewery Oktoberfest in Boston

Boston, MA

Harpoon Brewery will hold their 28th annual Octoberfest from September 28 through September 29. 

The event will feature Harpoon brews, bratwursts, chicken dancing, and German chocolate cake-eating contests as well as Oompah music.

Harpoon Brewery is located at 306 Northern Ave in Boston.

Click here for more information or for tickets.

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September 29

Burke Mountain Fall Foliage Festival

Burke, Vermont

The Burke Mountain Fall Foliage Festival is one of the biggest festivals of the year in Vermont.

Events at the festival include a parade which begins at 10 a.m., a farm animal petting zoo, horse-drawn carriage rides, a beer and wine tent open from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. and live music by Tritium Well from 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

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September 14 -30

The Big E 

West Springfield, MA

The Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts features a circus spectacular, Mardi Gras parade, agricultural competitions, arts & crafts, food contests, live music, and midway. 

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September 1 to October 30

King Richards Faire 

Carver, MA

Dive into history at King Richard's Faire, New England's oldest and largest Renaissance Festival and most beloved annual fall event.

Dress up, play games and learn a lot at a fair that is a great fall event for the entire family.

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October 5 - 7

20th Annual Freeport Fall Festival 

Freeport, Maine

The 20th Annual Freeport Fall Festival is a town-wide celebration of 150 New England artists, crafters, and Maine food producers.

The event features three days of live music, games and kids activities.

Admission, kids activities and parking are free

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October 6

International Oktoberfest at Bold Point Park 

East Providence, RI 

The festival includes Biergartens featuring dozens of seasonal, craft, imported and local brews, autumnal libations, food trucks offering traditional German favorites and festival fare, as well as, Bavarian/American entertainment. 

The festival goes from noon to 8 p.m. 

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October 6 - 8

Columbus Day Festival on Federal Hill

Providence, RI

Filled with great music and even better food, the Columbus Day Festival is a fall event to look forward to every season.

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October 13

New Hampshire Brewfest at Red Hook Ale Brewery 

Portsmouth, NH

The New Hampshire Brewfest will feature more than 150 beers from over 50 brewers. 

Admission includes entry to the session specified on your ticket, 5oz souvenir sampling cup, beer samples, and live music and festivities

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October 18 -28

2018 Vermont International Film Festival 

Burlington, Vermont

The 2018 Vermont International Film Festival is set to take place from October 18 to October 28. 

The festival will feature films from all over the world. 

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October 4 to November 4

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo

Providence, RI

What better way to spend a fall evening than strolling through Roger Williams Park Zoo and viewing some cool Jack-O-Lanterns. 

The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park is a Rhode Island and New England Fall staple featuring thousands of illuminated pumpkins from October 4 to November 4. 


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