Where Will You WOO? - Week of September 14, 2017
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Thursday, September 14th
qFLIX Worcester: New England’s LGBTQ Film Festival
Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
2 Southbridge St.
Worcester, MA 01608
qFLIX Worcester: New England's LGBTQ Film Festival presents a series of films that seek to educate and entertain.
Tickets are $15 for opening night and closing night film and party, $10 for other individual films and $89 for an all access badge with first access to seating. Student and senior rates are available. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact the box office at 877.571.SHOW (7469) for more information.
Friday, September 15th
Worcester Rocks for Autism Speaks
321 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Join us at Worcester’s historic concert hall for an unforgettable evening of live music by Mike Girard’s Big Swinging Thing and a silent auction, while helping to raise money for Autism Speaks. Beverages and light refreshments will be available for purchase throughout the evening.
Cost: $25 & $50
Saturday, September 16th
Family Clay Day
Worcester Center for Crafts
25 Sagamore Road
Worcester, MA 01605
Come explore ceramics at the Worcester Center for Crafts! Guided by a ceramics instructor, learn a few techniques and create your own masterpiece. $10 per participant includes a pound of ceramic clay, instruction, glaze options and firing! Pre-registration is encouraged, and drop-in participants are welcome to join provided there is space in the studio. Finished pieces will be available for pick up after firing on a date TBD.
Sunday, September 17th
sTART on the Street
255 Park Avenue
Worcester, MA 01609
sTART on the Street returns to Park Avenue with 250+ artists and crafters, demonstrations, youth market vendors highlighting artists and crafters under 18, multiple stages and performance groups, food trucks, hands-on activities, non-profits, and more! As always, sTART is free to the public; come see the festival that’s been voted Best of Worcester Annual Festivals!
Monday, September 18th
222 Harrington Way
Worcester, MA 01604
It’s Half-Price September! All month long, General Admission and Planetarium Shows are half-price! Enjoy our hands-on exhibits, nature trails, outdoor fun, daily Science Discovery Programs, and more for half price. Indoors and outdoors there’s always something fun for the whole family to discover at the EcoTarium!
Tuesday, September 19th
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA 01505
Tower Hill Botanic Garden is pleased to announce that seniors ages 65 and up will receive free admissions on Tuesdays throughout the month of September 2017! Visitors can enjoy the late summer blooms, formal garden, inspiring views, and more. Free admissions for seniors on Tuesdays in September are part of Tower Hill’s ongoing efforts to make the gardens accessible to all and is made possible by the generosity of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.
Wednesday, September 20th
DIY Crafts for Adults: Drawing with Dots
Worcester Public Library
3 Salem Square
Worcester, MA 01608
We provide the materials, you provide the creativity. Drop in to try our craft ideas, bring your own crafts to work on, or just drop in to say hi to our crafting community! For ages 16 and up.
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September 9 & 10
The Rhode Island Seafood Festival is an annual event, which started in 2011, that brings together the best local sellers of seafood and other fine fare as well as beer, wine and spirits from Ocean State producers.
The festival includes live music, great food and much more.
The festival will go from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
South Kingstown, RI
The third annual Ocean State Beer Festival will take place at Whalers Brewing Company in South Kingstown.
The festival will feature beer from breweries around Rhode Island.
The festival is hosted by the Rhode Island Brewer’s Guild.
The Phantom Gourmet Food Festival is an event to look forward too and it will be held on September 12 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.
September 15 - October 1
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.
Sample food and enjoy rides, games, horse shows, historical exhibits and more.
September 15 -16
2017 Fitchburg Greek Festival at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
The 2017 Festival begins at on Friday, September 15 from 5 p.m.to 10 p.m. and continues on Saturday, September 16 from 11 am. to 10 p.m.
The festival will feature an outdoor bar area, a menu including Mezedes, Greek BBQ, and pastries, vendors, music, and dance.
Ocean State Oyster Festival at Riverwalk Park
The Ocean State Oyster Festival hopes to raise awareness and celebrate RI’s aquaculture industry.
The festival will take place on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Providence.
The festival will feature fine local food, beer, wine, and refreshments, local bands & DJs, activities for kids, culinary exhibitors, educational exhibits, a shucking contest.
Purchasing a general admission ticket gets you a half dozen oysters and an ice cold craft beer of your choice.
September 23 & 24
KidsFest 2017 at Wachusett Mountain
Wachusett Mountain, MA
The festival runs from 10 a.m. on the 23rd to 5 p.m. on the 24th.
It will include entertainment such as a BMX Bike Show, Rainforest Reptile Shows Inc., and a Baby Animal Petting Zoo.
There will also be sample skiing and a USA Ninja Warrior Challenge Course.
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.
October 5 - November 5
This annual event, created by artists and craftsmen of Passion for Pumpkins, and features 5,000 illuminated jack-o-lanterns, with over 125 of them artistically carved and displayed in scenes to play out the annual theme.
The annual Fall Festival Weekend welcomes the start of a new season with live music every day, a crafts fair and some friendly competition.
That competition includes the 17th Annual North American Wife Carrying Competition where teams will compete and winners will receive the wife's weight in beer and five times her weight in cash.
PHOTO: Sunday River
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
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.
The Fair started on September 2 through October 22
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