These Fall Events Will Keep You Busy Until November


Posted: September 12, 2017

Fall festivals and fun are a New England necessity, and here in Central Mass, we celebrate autumn like no one else.

Oct. 14 - 15 / AppleFest

AppleFest is a fall festival celebration that includes over 100 craft exhibitors, a farmers' market, kids entertainment and peak fall foliage viewing from the SkyRide. You'll aslo enjoy live music, the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off, Apple Pie Baking and Eating Contests. There will be a Jonathan Woods Raptor Project show along with additional family entertainment. +more

Oct. 14 - 15 / Sturbridge Harvest Festival

The 28th Annual Harvest Festival on the Sturbridge Town Common and grounds of the Publick House Historic Inn is a family fun tradition. The event includes countless local crafters, artisans, live music, specialty food vendors and farm fresh harvests.  +more

Oct. 19-22 & 26 - 29 / Great Pumpkin Nights 

An all-ages Halloween spectacular with more than 3,000 carved pumpkins lit up in stunning displays of dinosaurs, safari animals, and beautifully carved Jack O'Lanterns. Friendly Halloween costumes are encouraged! +more

Oct. 21 - 22 / Oktoberfest 

A new event hosted by Wachusett Mountain focused around great German Music, specialty food, beer and entertainment! The SkyRide will be running to view all the great fall foliage from above and 100+ craft and farmers' market vendors will be on-site. +more

Oct. 28 / Fall Festival at Ski Ward

This family-friendly festival is hosted by Ski Ward. Enjoy fall-flavored ice cream, Oktoberfest brews, bounce houses, caramel apples and more. +more

Oct. 28 / Fall Festival on Worcester Common 

The historic Worcester Common will be full with crafters selling their finest goods and community vendors of all types. Enjoy entertainment, a pie-eating contest, Animal Adventures, and kids activities. +more


Past Events:

Sept. 16 / Worcester Beer Festival

The Mass Brewers Guild will hold its first festival in Worcester, deemed the Mass Fermentational. The event, which typically draws 2,500 patrons to The World Trade Center in Boston will be held at the Worcester Oval this year. Brewers include Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing, Foundation Brewing Co., Honest Weight Artisan Beer, and Tree House Brewing Co., among many others. +more  

Sept. 17 / stART on The Street

central Massachusetts' largest art, music and performance festival. Come shop handmade with over 200+ artists and crafters, and watch as artists create unique works right on the street. +more  

Sept. 23 / Clustertruck Food Festival

The Clustertruck Food Festival is taking over the EcoTarium grounds for an evening of craft beer from Wormtown Brewery, live music by Doctor Robert, and food from a huge selection of some of New England’s best food trucks. Grab a glass of beer or wine and explore the beautiful outdoor spaces of the EcoTarium in the ultimate after-hours setting. +more

Sept. 23 / Dragon Boat Festival

The Clustertruck Food Festival is taking over the EcoTarium grounds for an evening of craft beer from Wormtown Brewery, live music by Doctor Robert, and food from a huge selection of some of New England’s best food trucks. Grab a glass of beer or wine and explore the beautiful outdoor spaces of the EcoTarium in the ultimate after-hours setting. +more

Sept. 23 - 24 / Spirit of Shrewsbury

Want to be a part of history? Attend the inaugural year of the Worcester Dragon Boat Festival! This family friendly event includes dragon boat races, cultural performances, vendors, food, music, activities and more! +more

Sept. 27 - Oct. 29 / Sleepy Hollow Experience

The Sleepy Hollow Experience is an immersive tehatrical experience at Old Sturbridge Village where guests will be ghoulishly guided through the Village's countryside where they will encounter Ichabod Crane, Katrina Van Tassel, Brom Bones and quite possibly the Headless Horseman. Each outdoor performance is approximately 1.5 hours long. +more

Sept. 30 - Oct. 1 / Global Harvest Festival

Heifer Farm in Rutland will welcome visitors to their Global Harvest Festival from September 30th through October 1st. This international-themed festival will feature crafts, games, live music, food, hayrides, and plenty of farm animals. +more

Oct. 6 - 8 / Worcester Wine Festival 

The 1st Annual Worcester Wine Festival will take place from October 6th-8th, designed to expand palates, educate attendees, and entertain. A Grand Tasting at Union Station will include over 400 fine wines from around the world. +more