Can you believe September is almost here? We know you’re sad to see summer coming to an end, but we’ve found a ton of fun events going on to cheer you up!
Musicfest at Wachusett Mountain – Head to Wachusett Mountain in Princeton on Sunday, September 8th for their 16th annual Musicfest! There will be 5-6 local bands playing on the main and side stages from 12 noon – 6 PM, a Mountainside BBQ and multiple food stations, their traditional “BEER-FEST-OF-ALE”, craft vendors, a scenic summit ride, and a classic car show presented by the Pike FM. Performers include Ashley Jordan, Air Traffic Controller, Andy Cummings, Strange Machines, Michael Bernier & Freevolt, and Badfish, a tribute to Sublime. This event is rain or shine and the gates open at 11:30 AM, make sure you bring your lawn chairs and blankets! Adult tickets are $25 at the door, and children ages 6-12 are $7 at the door, although discounts are available if you purchase online in advance.
The Big E – You don’t want to miss out on the biggest fair in the Northeast! The Big E comes to West Springfield, MA every September and will be there this year from the 13th – 29th! When we say this is a big event, we mean BIG! Luckily there is plenty of parking in a nearby lot and only costs $10 per vehicle, but make sure you have cash on hand. One day tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children ages 6-12, plus an additional $1 service charge per ticket. So what does this ticket buy you? Once you enter the fair you may not know where to start first, not only are their rides, farm animals, plenty of food, and tons of exhibits, but there are also awesome concerts with big name headliners every weekend! This year’s performers include Don Felder of the Eagles, Hunter Hayes, Randy Houser, the Beach Boys, and Austin Mahone for all of the “Mahomies” out there. There will be many more events than the ones listed here so be sure to check out their site for all of the entertainment info!
Bourne Scallop Festival – Get a final seafood fix at this annual event in Buzzards Bay. Taking place from September 20th – 22nd, this event draws over 55,000 patrons over the three days. Their scallop and herb roasted chicken dinners are not to be missed, and there will also be beer, wine, a raw bar, chowder, lobster rolls, hot dogs, burgers, desserts, and more to eat at this family friendly event. There will also be a craft show, rides, games, and non-stop entertainment throughout the weekend. The event will be held rain or shine, and the dinner hours are from 10 AM – 9 PM Friday and Saturday, and from 10 AM – 6 PM on Sunday. General admission tickets are $6 each, and children ages 6-12 cost $2 and children 5 and under are free! Their scallop dinner ticket costs $22 and the chicken dinner ticket costs $20, however discount are available if you purchase online in advance!
Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival – Also known as Boston’s biggest block party, the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival is a party you definitely don’t want to miss! Taking place in the South End, not only will there be tons of live performances by talented musicians, but there will also be great food and plenty of activities for the kids including face painting, inflatables, photos, and an instrument petting zoo. This free event is perfect for all ages, and takes place on Saturday, September 28th, from noon – 6 PM on Columbus Ave between Massachusetts Ave and Burke Street.
There are still tons of fun events going on even though summer is coming to a close, and all of these events are outdoors so soak up the sun for as long as you can and enjoy a day out and about with friends and family!
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