October events from Boston to Cape Cod

Outstanding October Events from Boston to Cape Cod

Fall is in the air and with it brings festivals, apple picking, foliage tours and much more! Here are some of our favorite October events from Boston to Cape Cod.

October Events from Boston to Cape Cod

Mashpee Oktoberfest

Date: October 5th, 10am-4pm
Location: Village Green, Mashpee Commons

Join the town of Mashpee for the annual Oktoberfest. The celebration continues throughout the day with authentic German music, a beer garden, kids’ activities and exhibits by local crafters & restaurants

Yarmouth Seaside Fest

Date: October 12th-14th; view the weekend schedule 
Location: Joshua Sears Memorial Field

A weekend full of activities including animal shows, pumpkin decorating, pie eating contest sand sculpture contest and much more!

Wellfleet Oysterfest 

Date: October 19 & 20, 10am-5pm, schedule of events
Location: Main Street, Wellfleet

The Wellfleet OysterFest is an annual celebration of the town’s famous oysters, clams and its deep-rooted shellfishing traditions. Wellfleet’s town center comes alive for this two-day family festival that brings together locals and visitors for a weekend full of food, art, music, fun and games.

Halloween in Provincetown

Date: 10/31-11/3
Location: Provincetown town-wide

Halloween Weekend in Provincetown includes spooky parties, haunted dances, events for families, a haunted house and even a costume ball. Amp up your costumes for the wackiest, scariest, and most salacious Halloween fun that only Provincetown offers.

Boo at the Zoo

Date: Weekends from 10/12-10/28
Location: Buttonwood Park Zoo, New Bedford

Grab your favorite costume head to the zoo! Climb aboard the Spooky Express for a haunted train ride, stroll down the Trick or Treat Trail, and creep through the Shipwreck Cove Maze. New this year will be a world of night time exploring in Charlie’s Nature Play. Families are encouraged to bring their own “trick or treat” bags.

King Richard’s Faire

Date: Weekends and holidays until October 20th
Location: 235 Main Street, Carver

Entertainment, exciting rides and skilled games abound on the Faire’s enchanting 80 acre wooded site. You’ll be dazzled by acrobats, aerialists, and jugglers! Captivated with our minstrels, dancers and puppeteers and instantly enthralled by fire eaters, and exotic tigers. Hundreds of talented performers perform non-stop for you throughout the day when visiting any one of our eight vibrant stages.

Festival of the Dead

Date: Daily through October
Location: town-wide in Salem

The Witches of Salem honor this time with Festival of the Dead, an annual event series that explores death’s macabre customs, heretical histories, and strange rituals.

Boston Columbus Day Parade

Date: Sunday, October 11th
Location: Parade kicks off in Boston and winds through the North End’s narrow streets – Atlantic Ave, Hanover Street, Cross Street

Boston’s spectacular Columbus Day Parade features an eclectic mix of marching brass bands, military units and Colonial militias, Italian-Boston organizations, Duck Boat floats, politicians, other entertainers, and even vintage autos.

Hayrides on the Farm

Date: Saturdays throughout October, 10am-2pm
Location: Powisset Farm, Dover

Bring the family for a hayride around the farm on Saturdays in October. Ride past the agriculture fields, and into the grazing fields past a tree line of colorful fall foliage. After your hayride, be sure to visit the Powisset Barnyard, stop in the Powisset Café.