Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Full Moon Fun, Moose Festival, Corn Mazes, Brew at the Zoo, Waterfront Festival: New England Fall Events for Aug 26-Sept 1, 2015

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Tomatoes from Red Fire Farm
Hello New Englanders!

September is knocking on our door and we say, yes please!
Over the weekend New England Fall Events took a visit to check out the Tomato Festival at Red Fire Farm in Granby, MA. With dozens of tomatoes to be tasted and an incredible August harvest to be enjoyed, it was a beautiful day for a festival at this pretty farm. Stay tuned for our article covering this special day coming soon!

Though many folks are still drowning in August tomatoes, we’re thrilled to see more New England apple orchards opening up for PYO apple picking with each and every day. It's still early-season apples that you'll find right now- Paula Reds, Ginger Golds, Early Macs, and Zestar. 
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Early apples at the local farmers' market
It's always good practice to check with the farm the day-of to see if they are picking--especially since some orchards will begin selling pre-picked before pick-your-own fully ripens. 

New England Fall Events' Guide to local PYO Apple Orchards makes it easy to find contact info, maps, directions, and farm features for planning a memorable and visit. Here are links to our state apple picking guides: ConnecticutMaine,MassachusettsNew HampshireVermont, and Rhode Island.

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Making flower crowns at Red Fire Farm
If you love berries, many local farms are offering pick-your-own raspberries right now. Remember, raspberry bushes are prickly so wear long sleeves and pants to avoid getting scratched (and why it may not be ideal for young children). Don't let that stand in your way--there is nothing like popping a mouthful of sun-warmed raspberries in your mouth!

As August wraps up, Balloon Festivals seems to be happening every weekend somewhere in New England. This week it's the Crown of Maine Balloon Fest--a multi-day affair of magical moments.

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The first of a of "super moons" is coming up this Saturday, August 29th which will render the moon to appear "enlarged and brighter" due to its close proximity to earth this cycle.

Whether you call the August full moon the Sturgeon Moon, the Green Corn Moon, or the Grain Moon, if the skies are clear you'll love the chance to bask in the moon glow while enjoying one of a dozen-plus full moon events going on this fall.

Check out our Fall Guide to Full Moon and Stargazing Events happening this season.

In case you missed it, we recently posted our Guide to Dog-Friendly Events in New England this fall. If you have a beloved pooch or two that you would love to share the season with, please check out these terrific events.

Last but not least--we have a wonderful contest to win a four-pack of tickets to the Discovery Museums in Acton, MA. With many terrific kid-focused events coming up throughout the fall you will want to make sure to enter before August 31st. Visit our home page for the contest link here. We'll pick TWO winners!

New England Fall Events' Top Recommendations for August 26th-Sept 1st, 2015
With the long weekend still a week away, you’ll be happy to know that there still are plenty of fabulous outdoor activities to help you ease out of summer and into our beloved autumn.

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Full moon paddling this weekend in RI
Full Moon Canoe Tour at Scarborough Marsh
Scarborough, ME   Click for details.
Thursday through Saturday, August 27th-29th, 2015

Crown of Maine Balloon Fest
Presque Isle, ME    Click for details.
Thursday August 27th - Sunday, August 30th, 2015

Full Moon Paddle at Hundred Acre Cove
Hundred Acre Cove, Barrington RI   Click for details.
Friday, August 28th, 2015

Opening Weekend / Military Appreciation Weekend at Escobar Farm Corn Maze
Portsmouth, RI   Click for details.
Friday through Sunday, August 28-30th, 2015

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Escobar Farm Corn Maze opens!
Corn Celebration at the Gore Place
Waltham, MA   Click for details.
Friday, August 28th, 2015

"Sturgeon Moon" Full Moon Dinner at Sunday River
Sunday River, Newry, ME    Click for details.
Friday, August 28 2015

North Country Moose Festival
Northern VT and NH   Click for details.
Friday-Sunday, August 28-30th, 2015

Wells Maine Annual Chili-Fest
Wells, ME   Click for details.
Saturday, August 29th 2015

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Peaceful sailboats on the waterfront
Trini-style Carnival Parade
Roxbury, MA   Click for details.
Saturday, August 29th, 2015

Full Moon Hike at Hilltop Orchards/Furnace Brook Winery
Richmond, MA    Click for details.
Saturday, August 29th, 2015

Brew at the Zoo
Providence, RI   Click for details.
Saturday, August 29th, 2015

Plymouth Waterfront Festival - FREE
Plymouth, MA   Click for details.
Saturday, August 29th, 2015

Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Pairing Class - Spanish Theme
Litchfield, CT   Click for details.
Sunday, August 30th, 2015

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