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
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.