With the start of fall comes tons of fun fall festivities! From corn mazes, to apple festivals, to Oktoberfest, there are so many ways to get into the autumn spirit! Check out MassDrive’s favorite activities and events happening around Massachusetts this month!
Massachusetts events in October
Looking for plans this month? We’ve got you covered! There are plenty of fun events going on across Massachusetts this October, so if you need to blow off some steam after the work week, these events are the perfect way to do that! Grab the family, your friends, and head to out enjoy all the Bay State has to offer!
Topsfield Fair – This event has already started, but not to worry, there’s still plenty of time to make your way to Topsfield and enjoy the fair! It will run until October 13th and is guaranteed to be fun for the whole family! This is the oldest agricultural fair in America, it has run since 1818 and since it’s beginnings it has grown into a New England tradition. There will be live music from artists such as Kellie Pickler, Danielle Bradbery, as well as local artists. Visitors can also enjoy monster truck shows, arts and crafts, rides, pumpkin weigh-offs, horse pulling, and so much more. Oh, and did we forget to mention the delicious fair food that will be there? Ticket prices vary depending on what day you attend but children under 8 with an adult are always free!
Wellfleet OysterFest – This event is perfect for all ages, and the fall is a great time to visit Cape Cod! Spectators can take in the exciting shucking contest, live music from local bands, arts and crafts, a road race, interesting lectures, delicious food, and much more! Learn about the history of the town’s shellfishing industry, try some tasty seafood, and enjoy the beautiful sights of the Cape! The festival will be October 18th and 19th, from 10AM – 5 PM, tickets are available to purchase at the event with cash only, and cost $5 for a one day ticket, or $8 for a two day ticket.
5th Annual New England BBQFest – If you’re a fan of BBQ, (and lets face it, who isn’t?) then you won’t want to miss this event at Wachusett Mountain! Some of the best BBQ vendors from the area will be on hand so there will be plenty of food to try. In addition to the classic BBQ food items on hand, there will also be oysters on the half shell, claim chowder, chili, shrimp, an oyster shucking competition, a pig roast, and a beer tent! Guests will also enjoy the Punkin Chunkin and Lumber Jack shows, as well as live music, craft fair, and Farmers’ Market! Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for children ages 6-12, they can also be purchased in advance for a discounted price.
Pumpkins Aglow – Get in the Halloween spirit with this family-friendly event at Edaville, USA! Stroll through the garden of endless jack-o-lanterns, dress in your favorite Halloween costume, take part in the Costume Parade, and even trick-or-treat at the rides in the park! This event will take place October 10-12, 17-19, and 24-26. Tickets are $20 for ages 2-59, $17 for ages 60+, and children under 2 are free.
Which one of these events would you enjoy most? We want to go to them all! Make sure you make the most of the beautiful weather we’ve been having and head outside for one of these fun events!
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