Fall is the perfect season for fairs and festivals in Massachusetts. If you are a person who enjoys fairs, exhibitions and other events where you can celebrate something, anything, your calendar is likely to get full this month. Here is a list of the many events that are being hosted in and around New England this season.
King Richard’s Faire
Kings and queens await ye all! King Richard’s Faire is the largest renaissance fair in New England and features acrobats, minstrels, jousting and a royal court. It recreates a 16th century marketplace over an area of 80 acres. The fair will be set up and open to public on all weekends till 19th October, and also on one Monday, 13th October.
Newport International Oktoberfest
The Newport International Oktoberfest takes place over the Columbus Day weekend and is the perfect event for those who want to enjoy local and international varieties of beer. There will also be plenty of Austrian and German food like freshly baked pretzels, spiral potatoes and schnitzels & giggles.
Pawtucket Arts Festival
Love the arts? Then the Pawtucket Arts Festival is where you should be this fall. The festival turns 16 this year, and features theater performances, film screenings and reviews, and Irish music events. Events like the Samfest (a concert featuring American singers), Steampunk Soiree for Steampunk music lovers and Blackstone River Party where you can sample local food from community restaurants are already over. However, there are many other exciting events Mixed Magic Theater, photo contests, The Artist Loop etc. lined up till 28th September.
The New Hampshire Highland Games is perhaps the biggest Scottish festival celebrated in North Eastern US. Be there to see the bagpipers, highland dancers and to taste some of the best varieties of whisky. You can also test your strength by participating in the competitions like drumming contests, sheepdog trails and fiddling.
ART on the Street
The largest arts, music and culture festival of Massachusetts is scheduled for 21st September. The event has a number of free activities that families and children can partake in, while enjoying the street performances and food. The event takes place in Worcester.
With these unique and exciting events lined up for the rest of this fall, residents of New England will not run out of things to do.