Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Fairy Houses, Pumpkin Chuckin', Autumn-Fest, Fluffernutters, and more- New England Fall Events Top Picks for Sept 23-29, 2015

It's another white-hot weekend for fall festivities coming up! Your head just may spin from all the fabulous fun competing for your attention! 

Where is New England Fall Events Headed this Weekend?

Vermont Pumpkin Chuckin' Festival _ New England Fall Events
How far can YOU chuck a pumpkin?
New England Fall Events is thrilled to be making our way up to the 7th Annual Vermont Pumpkin Chuckin' Event! Set in a wide open field, competitors engineer DIY trebuchets to see how far the participants can catapult a pumpkin!With three rounds of launching in four different "weight" categories, this fun fall event also features a chili cook-off, live bands, children's activities and more. Pumpkin Chuckin' Event details.

While in Vermont we will be popping by Sam Mazza Farms to enjoy their Giant Pumpkin Weigh-in for the first time. 
As if that isn't enough, we're also very excited to be visiting Springfield's The Big E on Friday and Fright Fest at Six Flags New England on Saturday! Looks like we will be busy making the most of the fall fun that New England has to offer--what will you be up to?

This weekend's Portsmouth Fairy Tour is one of the most anticipated events of the season!
Portsmouth NH Fairy House Tour_New England Fall Events
Just one of over 200 stunning fairy houses
You've been seeing us build it up for weeks and you might be wondering why! Our experience at the Portsmouth Fairy House Tour was so special and memorable that we simply refuse to one of the best events of the season be overlooked!
We've got a sneak peek into the Fairy House Tour with our short video of festival moments and our full write up will give you in-depth look at why this is a festival not to be missed!

Can't attend this weekend? Here's our Fall Guide to Fairy and Princess Events Across New England.

The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival is a world class gem in our backyard
Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival MA_New England Fall Events
Beatnik Jam at the PTown TW Fest
The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival is an acclaimed 4-day festival featuring many of the lesser-known, rarely-produced, or newly interpreted Williams’ plays often in unconventional settings (inside a home, at a boat slip). 

Celebrating its 10th year, New England is incredibly fortunate to host a festival of this stature right here in our own backyard! We had an outstanding time last year attending this festival and appreciated the unique vision and re-imagined productions that this festival features. 

Tickets are limited for the performances running Thursday through Sunday and we hope you will have a chance to go. Here's a full account of our trip to this event and we'll give you a taste of the treat you are in for

Bridgewater celebrates 27 years of Autumn-fest this Saturday
Barn Babies Bunny Swaddle _ Autumn-Fest Bridgewater MA_New England Fall Events
Barn Babies were a hit at Autumn-fest
This Saturday will be a whirlwind of fun starting off with the Autumn-Fest in Bridgewater, MA--their 27th year of bringing fall fun and community support to the residents of Bridgewater and beyond!

Autumn-Fest is a super family-friendly festival jam-packed with kids’ activities, performances, crafts, vendors, train rides, live music, bouncy houses, petting zoo, and more all on the expansive quad at Bridgewater State University.
New England Fall Events had the pleasure of attending this festival first-hand and here's everything you would love to know about Autumn-fest.

Flufferettes_Somerville MA What the Fluff Festival_New England Fall Events
Flufferettes at What the Fluff? Festival
Somerville's What the Fluff? Festival Coming up Saturday!
You may not know that inventor Archibald Query developed Marshmallow Fluff right in Somerville’s Union Square 98 years ago but if you are a native New Englander you know what an important role fluffernutter sandwiches play in our childhood food culture.

The Somerville What the Fluff? Festival this Saturday gives proper homage to this sticky sugary culinary goo with wacky games, fluff-inspired food, fluff jousting, fluff fear factor and more! Eating FlufferNutters are a New England childhood rite of passage and now you can add the What the Fluff? Festival to your True New Englander bucket list. Read about this one-of-a-kind festival right here: "Somerville's Fluff Festival is Sticky, Campy Fun for your Bucket List".

In case you missed it...
We recently posted our wraps ups from our recent visits to a few delightful New England Festivals.
Be sure to check out "Celebrating the 'stinky rose' at Vermont's Garlic and Herb Festival" and "King Richard's Faire Offers Charm and Good Cheer" which is an ongoing festival through October.

New England Foliage Report from our favorite foliage tracker Jeff-Foliage:
This week Jeff Foliage says "Welcome to the First day of Autumn--Last week we were wondering if the cooler temperatures of autumn would ever arrive. But just in time for the first day of fall the summer temps have broken and it feels like autumn. The fall colors can't be too far behind these cool temps..."  Click here to read Jeff's full report.

New England Fall Events' Top Recommendations for this Weekend's Fall Fun
With plenty of fantastic festivities going on this weekend we don't envy you having to narrow down your fun. As always, there are even more terrific events listed on every New England state’s Fall & Activities guide and Food & Harvest Festival Guide.

Here are our recommended activities for Sept 23-29th:

An Evening With Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Portsmouth NH Fairy House Tour_New England Fall Events
Peer into a fairy house in Portsmouth NH
Providence, RI     Click for details
Thursday, September 24, 2015

"Harvest Moon" Full Moon Dinner
Newry, ME     Click for details
Friday, September 25th, 2015

Brews & Blues Beer Tasting at The Windjammer
Westerly, RI     Click for details
Friday, September 25, 2015

11th Annual Portsmouth NH Fairy House Tour
Portsmouth, NH      Click for details.
Saturday and Sunday, Sept 26th & 27th, 2015
Our in-depth look at the Portsmouth Fairy House Tour!
Check out our video from last year's Fairy House Tour.

Scenic Festival _ Autumn-Fest Bridgewater MA_New England Fall Events
Autumn-Fest in Bridgewater MA
Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival
Provincetown, MA     Click for details.
Thursday through Sunday, Sept 24th - 27th, 2015

Here's why this is a cultural gem not to be missed!

Foraging Edible Wild Mushrooms at Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Boylston, MA     Click for details
Saturday, September 26th, 2015

Working Waterfront Festival
New Bedford, MA     Click for details
Saturday & Sunday, September 26th & 27th, 2015

Giant Pumpkin Weigh-In at Sam Mazza Farms
Fluff-a-Tron-3000_Somerville MA What the Fluff Festival_New England Fall Events
Fluff-a-tron 3000 at What the Fluff? Fest
Colchester, VT      Click for details
Saturday, September 26th, 2015

Autumn-Fest– FREE
Bridgewater, MA     Click for details.
Saturday, September 26th, 2015

Read about our visit to Autumn-Fest!

Pumpkin Festival at Escobar’s Highland Farm 
Portsmouth, RI      Click for details. 
Saturday, September 26th, 2015 (rain date 9/27)
Read about our visit to the Escobar Farm Corn Maze

What the Fluff? Festival – FREE
Somerville, MA    Click for details.
Saturday, September 26, 2015 (Rain date: Sunday, Sept 27th)
VT Garlic and Herb Festival Bennington_New England Fall Events
Garlic lovers unite in Orange, MA

Peru Fair
Peru, VT   Click for details.
Saturday, September 26th, 2015.

North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival
Orange, MA  Click for details.
Saturday and Sunday, September 26th-27th, 2015

Wild Mushroom Festival at DPNC
Mystic, CT     Click for details.
Sunday, Sept 27th, 2015
Read why we recommend and love this festival - festival tips included!

Williston Chowder Challenge
Trebuchet Pumpkin Chuckin Festival Stowe VT_New England Fall Events
Trebuchet at VT Pumpkin Chuckin'
Williston, VT     Click for details
Sunday, September 27th, 2015

Vermont Pumpkin Chuckin’ Festival
Stowe, VT  Click for event details.
Sunday, September 27th, 2015

Especially for Me! Free Morning for Families with Deaf or Hard of Hearing Infants and Toddlers at the Discovery Museums
Acton, MA     Click for details
Monday, September 28th, 2015

Night Paddle and Blood Moon Eclipse Event at Fields Pond
Holden, ME     Click for details
Monday, September 28th, 2015

Apple Picking_New England Fall Events
Heading out apple picking this weekend? New England Fall Events has complete guides, features, maps, and contact info for New England PYO apple orchards. Here are your quick links to the apple picking guides:

Need help mapping out where to go? New England Fall Events’ state page maps are handy for scrolling and spotting farms near home or near your road-trip destination. Orchard and fall attraction maps for ConnecticutMaineMassachusettsNew HampshireRhode Island, and Vermont.

Remember, always call ahead before heading out to PYO as some farms will adjust their hours for weather or they close to allow more time for fruit to ripen.

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