Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival, Oct. 16-19, Edgartown
Vino lovers unite for four days wine tasting, cooking demonstrations, and culinary dinners from a world-class array of chefs. A “Grand Tasting” on October 18 makes this an experience you won’t forget.
Fall Fairy Tale Festival, through Oct. 19, Brookline
Watch tall tales come to life at Brookline’s Puppet Showplace Theater, which is currently celebrating four decades of fun. The tradition kicks off with Puppetkabob’s rendition of “What the Moon Saw” and will feature four more performances before the end of October.
Keene Pumpkin Festival, Oct. 18, Keene, NH
Celebrate the season at Keene’s annual Pumpkin Festival, a daylong pumpkin-carving extravaganza that culminates with a “lighting” in downtown Keene. The festival holds a world record for the largest display of jack-o’-lanterns with more than 30,000 in 2013.
King Richard’s Faire, through Oct. 19, Carver
Step back in time at King Richard’s Faire, New England’s largest and longest-running Renaissance Festival. It takes place on an 80-acre wooded site in Carver. Watch knights joust on horseback, acrobats, aerialists, jugglers. minstrels, puppeteers, fire eaters, and more. Enjoy music, dancing, and storytelling. Food includes spit-roasted turkey legs, chowder, and stew. Watch sword making, glass blowing, and other demonstrations. And all participants are in period clothing, of course.
Pumpkins in the Park, Oct. 25, East Walpole
Bring your favorite carved jack-o’-lantern to Francis William Bird Park in East Walpole to be reviewed by a panel of judges. Why’s that, you ask? Prizes will be be awarded to winners across multiple categories such as the scariest, funniest, and most unusual pumpkin!
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