Hey Rhody Fall Bushel List 2023

A statewide calendar of autumn must-dos across Rhode Island


Hayrides, apple picking, carving pumpkins, outdoor festivals and harvest fairs, corn mazes, and so much more: these are the activities to revel in during the beloved third season. And while it’s bittersweet to wave goodbye to summer, let’s face it, it’s still going to be warm until we publish our Holiday issue. Get ready to circle, highlight, and dog-ear pages because each section, divided by region, kicks off with recurring events followed by calendar listings by date. There are also statewide groupings by activity to help you find what you need quickly. We suggest exploring new-to-you destinations, sure to become new favorites and annual traditions to fall for.

Please note that all events are subject to change. To avoid disappointment, we recommend first checking with the host venue for any details, restrictions, rain dates, and cancellations. For any ongoing restrictions visit COVID.RI.gov. If we missed your favorite event or activity, let us know! Email Marketing@ProvidenceOnline.com


Central Rhode Island

Coventry, Cranston, Warwick, East Greenwich, West Greenwich, West Warwick



Warwick Food Truck Nights: Sip and savor from your favorite food vendors as they take over Crowne Plaza on Thursday, September 21 and Friday, October 6. Facebook: PVD Food Truck Events

Oakland Beach Cruise Nights: Motor down to Oakland Beach for a gathering of classic cars, food trucks, raffles, and music, all overlooking the Narragansett and Greenwich Bays. Select Tuesdays through September 17, Warwick, Facebook: Oakland Beach Cruise Night presented by Greater Warwick Lions Club

Maize/Fall Fest: Billed as “Rhode Island’s most popular Halloween destination,” Confreda Farms pulls out all the stops with hayrides, train rides, carnival rides, a corn “maize,” tomato cannon, and the list goes on! While we couldn’t confirm at press time, our hunch is that the fun begins on September 22 and occurs weekends through Halloween. Hope, ConfredasFallFest.com



September 9

Warwick Fall Apple Festival: Live dance and music performances, special character guests, touch-a-truck and other children’s activities are all part of the fun at Rocky Point. Warwick, WeBeJamminEvents.com

September 16

Mac & Cheese Festival: Local vendors flock to LineSider Brewing Company, where you can pair plates of mac with some of the best craft beer in the state. East Greenwich, LineSiderBrewing.com

September 24

Cranston Fall Festival: Indulge in the treasures of the vendor-lined Itri Square, along with a beer garden, food trucks, and live music! Kids’ activities are also available. Cranston, WeBeJamminEvents.com

September 29-October 8

East Greenwich Restaurant Weeks: Find warming fall specials at town-wide eateries offering discounts tantalizing new and frequent diners alike. Savor East Greenwich is a culinary showcase kicking off the event September 28. EastGreenwichChamber.com

September 30

Paws In The Park Dog Walk: Enjoy a fun-filled day of pet activities at Rocky Point Park, including local vendors, treats, a canine costume contest, and a walk along Narragansett Bay. Warwick, RISPCA.com



October 3

12th Annual Fall Golf Tournament: Sign up to tee off in this annual fundraiser for the East Greenwich Little League at the Cranston Country Club. EastGreenwichChamber.com

October 7

Yankee Steam-Up: Sparks fly during the region’s oldest steam engine show for model makers, engineers, and history buffs at the New England Wireless & Steam Museum. Live music by CruisinBruce, as well as food and beverages. East Greenwich, NEWSM.org

October 21

Spooky Fall Festival: We Be Jammin and Ocean State Food Truck Festivals join forces for this family-friendly fest featuring 17 food trucks, plus vendors, pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, and more at Rocky Point Park. Warwick, WeBeJamminEvents.com

October 21-22

West Bay Open Studios: Meander through North Kingstown, Warwick, and East Greenwich for a self-guided tour of artists and their maker spaces. Check back online for more details closer to the date. WestBayOpenStudios.com


East Bay & Newport

Barrington, Bristol, East Providence, Little Compton, Middletown, Newport, Portsmouth, Tiverton, & Warren



Fall Railbike Rides: Experience three miles of unique vistas over the Narragansett Bay as you ride to the Bayside Station for a sunset ride in September, and in October, sign up for Fireside Tours, with a break for BYO s’mores over small campfires. Portsmouth, RailExplorers.net

Live Music & Food Trucks: Enjoy jazz tunes and eats from the Village Greek Food Truck or Newport Chowder Co. while sipping wine at Greenvale Vineyards on select weekend nights. Portsmouth, Greenvale.com

Newport History Tours: Learn the history behind burial grounds, legends and lore, and other local history with a variety of fascinating tours throughout September and October. NewportHistoryTours.org

Private Adirondack Experience: Along with first-come, first-served seating on the lawn at Castle Hill Inn, plan ahead and reserve a private group of chairs for six to 12 friends, with cocktail service and menu add-ons. Newport, CastleHillInn.com

Pumpkin Palooza: Celebrate fall with special events every weekend, from a ride on a magic pumpkin coach and pumpkin painting to a DIY scarecrow workshop. Warren, FrerichsFarm.com

Sunday Bird Walks: Norman Bird Sanctuary leads guided morning walks throughout the conservancy for novice and expert birders on select Sundays through October. Middletown, NormanBirdSanctuary.org



September 9 & 10

Mum & Scarecrow Weekend: A contest is the linchpin of this fun all-ages happening where you can build your own scarecrow following set categories, for judging on Sunday. Warren, FrerichsFarm.com

Raptor Weekend: Bird enthusiasts of all ages won’t want to miss this Audubon Nature Center & Aquarium celebration of raptors featuring food trucks, sing-a-longs, and live presentations with eagles, owls, hawks, and falcons. Bristol, ASRI.org

September 14-17

Newport International Boat Show: Take in the shiny new boats along the harbor, some making their US debut, and all the marine accessories and services you can imagine for boat show events all over downtown. NewportBoatShow.com

September 16

Newport Oktoberfest: Bavaria meets
the East Bay at this rollicking annual fundraiser for Fort Adams Trust where authentic German beer flows, along with plenty of traditional food to go. NewportOktoberfest.com

September 17

Thrive Outside in the Mud: Get messy for a good cause! Thrive Outside teams up with BoldrDash to raise funds for youth programming by inviting participants to compete in obstacles and challenges to get to the finish line. Warren, ThriveOutside.info

Bristol PorchFest: Local bands and musicians take the “stage” on neighborhood porches, entertaining passersby and music-goers with acoustic sets all over town. Rain date is September 24. Facebook: Bristol PorchFest

September 22-24

Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival: Enjoy a weekend of seminars by day and restaurant and wine dinner events by night – all backdropped with exquisite ocean views. NewportMansions.org

Ocean State Bluegrass Festival and
Head to Frerichs Farm for two days of performances, jam sessions and workshops, food, and camping. Warren, RIBluegrass.org

September 23

Hope & Main’s Schoolyard Twilight Party: Hand-crafted small bites and beverages by local makers, plus a raw bar, are the centerpieces of this can’t-miss foodie evening under the stars. Warren, MakeFoodYourBusiness.org

September 23, 24, 30, October 1

Johnson’s Roadside Farm Market: Enjoy vendor samplings, food and
drinks, raffles, giveaways, face painting, and more just over the state line near Warren. Swansea, MA, JohnsonsRoadsideMarket.com

September 23-24

Fall Vintage Market: Shop the upcycled, unique, antique, and more while grabbing bites at popular local food trucks, all on the grounds of Mount Hope Farm. Bristol, MountHopeFarm.org

September 28-October 1

Audrain Newport Concours and Motor Week: Dining pop-ups, seminars, cocktail hours, and Gatsby-esque VIP parties are all part of this car enthusiast’s dream, building up to a showing of rare and vintage automobiles. Newport, AudrainConcours.com

September 29

Super Harvest Moon Ride: A 15-mile bike ride stretches from Newport to Fort Adams, cruising by the Ocean Loop and the Bellevue mansions. The Hunter’s Moon ride takes place on October 28. Newport, BikeNewportRI.org

September 30

Newport Festa Italiana: This annual appreciation of Italian culture through food, music, and the arts kicks off with the Ziti Night benefit. A series of lively events continues through October 9 with the Italian Heritage Parade. NewportFesta.org

September 30 & October 1

Norman Bird Sanctuary Harvest Fair: The 45th annual Harvest Fair features craft and food vendors, hay rides, face-painting, and even a mud pile. Participate in the home and garden competition and enjoy live music. Middletown, NormanBirdSanctuary.org

September 30

Harvest Moon Gala: The Warren Heritage Foundation hosts a celebration
of historic Touisset Point as their 9th Annual Gala, featuring the Paper Moon Jazz band, delectable appetizers, and hors d’oeuvres. WarrenHeritageFoundationRI.org



October 1

Great Townie Pumpkin Festival:
Along with decorating your own festive gourds, this family-friendly event at Crescent Park Carousel hosts a variety of vendors, games with prizes, food, and more. Riverside, CrescentParkCarousel.org

French & Breton Bal Folk Dance: Dance to the folksy sounds of French bagpipes, accordions, fiddles, and even the didgeridoo for this Bay Spring Community Center concert and dance instruction. Barrington, BSCCRI.org

Folk on the Farm: The Collaborative hosts a lineup including Jake Blount, The Whelks, The Vox Hunters, and The Atwater Donnelly Band at Frerichs Farm. Warren, TheCollaborative02885.org

October 5-8

Fall Fest: Start the month off laughing at the fall installment of the Rogue Island Comedy Festival, Little Rhody’s only stand-up comedy festival. Check for updates on the list of talent and locations. Newport, RogueIslandComedyFest.com

October 6-9

Columbus Day Sidewalk Sale: Enjoy breezy browsing at this lively annual event where participating shops put their wares outside and offer special discounts. Newport, BowensWharf.com

October 8

Newport Marathon & Half Marathon: Support local charities as you qualify for the Boston Marathon, or simply elevate your morning jog! NewportMarathon.com

October 8, 15, 22 & 29

Warren Walkabout: Park, walk, take the free trolley, or hop on a pedicab to explore historic downtown at this annual festival of arts, food, independent businesses, and history; live music all over town and artist demonstrations add to the scene. DiscoverWarren.com

October 11-31*

Trinity Church Pumpkin Patch: Each year 1 Queen Anne Square is filled with pumpkins as far as the eye can see. Also find gourds, mums, and more. *Dates based on last year; not confirmed at press time so please check before visiting. Newport, TrinityNewport.org

October 14-15

Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Fest: Sip on Whalers, listen to live music, and eat lobster rolls, fish tacos, calamari, and oysters to your heart’s content. Newport, BowensWharf.com

October 15

Pell Bridge Run: Wake up early to participate in this annual bridge run, a picturesque four-mile journey, all while supporting dozens of nonprofit organizations. Newport, PellBridgeRun.com

October 17

Garlic Roast: Garlic lovers, this event is for you! Held at the Tiverton Town Farm Rec Area, this first-annual celebration includes vendors selling garlic-infused foods, a “Tent Talk” about the benefits of planting and eating, and more. Tiverton, TivertonFarmersMarket.com

October 29

Trunk or Treat: Rather than going door to door, head to Fort Adams State Park where kids get to visit a fleet of car trunks. Admission is typically a canned good. Newport, AudrainAutoMuseum.org


Northern Rhody

Cumberland, Lincoln, Central Falls, Pawtucket, Johnston, North Providence, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Burrillville, Scituate, Foster, Glocester, Woonsocket



Fall Fest: Weekends in October, visit Butterfly Farm for their ongoing celebration of autumn. Local vendors will be on hand, along with hay rides, food trucks, and more. Even get a jump-start on the holidays by tagging your Christmas tree! Lincoln, ButterflyFarmRI.com

Historic House Tours: On first Saturdays, head to Smith-Appleby House for prime leaf-peeping and tours of the circa 1702 streamside home. A GoFundMe page has been created to help pay for repairs. Smithfield, SmithApplebyHouse.org

Observatory Open Nights: On clear Saturday evenings, head to Peeptoad Road to view the sky at the Seagrave Memorial Observatory. Free and open to the public, weather permitting. Scituate, TheSkyScrapers.org

Seven Cedars Farm Haunted Hayride: Ride through a mile-long trail that twists and turns through the farm’s haunted woods for a Halloween experience you won’t soon forget, every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October. Smithfield, SevenCedarsFarm.us



September 1-10

Pawtucket Arts Fest: This nine-day festival features a variety of programming, from arts in the park to live music and a block party put on by members of the Pawtucket community, all with an emphasis on education and public engagement. PawtucketArtsFestival.org

Pawtucket & Central Falls Flavor Fest: Taste comes first during this celebration of all things food, featuring American, Asian, Cape Verdean, Irish, Italian, Latin American, and Indian cuisine; the PCF Empanada-Fest will also return September 2. Pawtucket and Central Falls, PawtucketArtsFestival.org

September 1 & 2

River Bend East Songwriters Festival: Local singer-songwriters will perform outside at Slater Mill along the banks of the Blackstone River. Performers include High Planes with David Lawlor of Run of the Mill, Rachel Sumner, and Jeff Byrd. Pawtucket, Facebook: River Bend East Songwriters Festival

September 2

Dragon Boat Festival: See the fiberglass Taiwanese-style dragon boats float along the Pawtucket River during the Rhode Island Chinese Dragon Boat Races & Taiwan Day Festival, a day of cultural performances, cuisine, and fun. Pawtucket, DragonBoatRI.com

September 3

Revive the Roots Open Mic Night: Bring your poetry, music, storytelling, and all other art forms to perform at the farm, hosted by local artist Morgan Johnston. Smithfield, ReviveTheRoots.org

September 9

Fall Festival: The annual celebration at Seven Cedars Farm features vendors and artists selling everything from honey to baked goods to jewelry. Rain date is September 10. Smithfield, SevenCedarsFarm.us

September 9-10

Apple Festival: Nothing signals the start of fall quite like an apple festival. To celebrate, thousands flock to Johnston Memorial Park for apple pies, contests, and artisan row, now in its 35th year. Facebook: Apple Festival Johnston

September 16

Swallow Spectacular: Witness nature’s incredible “ballet” as thousands of swallows congregate on the lower Connecticut River at sunset. Hop aboard Audubon’s RiverQuest to watch the show with binoculars and a packed supper. Smithfield, ASRI.org

Great Pumpkin Festival: Experience the start of autumn with this family-friendly fall fest. Celebrate everything pumpkin with contests, food vendors, live entertainment, and community organizations. North Smithfield, GreatPumpkinFestival.org

September 23

Apple Picking Bike Ride: The Woonasquatucket River Watershed
Council invites cyclists to get together for a pleasant 14-mile (round trip – roughly four hours) bike ride to Dame Farm for some classic autumn apple picking. Johnston, WRWC.org

Great Road Day: Every year, the public historic properties on quaint Great Road open their doors for visitors, each displaying special exhibits and free tours curated for this event. Lincoln, HearthsideHouse.org

Rootstock: Bring your lawn chairs or blankets for a concert on the farm, where you can wander the grounds, snack on farm-fresh foods, and make arts and crafts (for all ages!) while listening to a lineup of folksy and groovy bands. Smithfield, ReviveTheRoots.org

Dinner Theater: Mapleville Farm hosts an evening of authentic farm-to-table dining with local comedian legends Charlie Hall and Doreen Collins performing “Aging Disgracefully.” Mapleville, BensBakery.com

September 30-October 1

Oktoberfest: The German American Cultural Society of RI invites guests to their biergarten, Bierhalle and Rathskeller bar for a cultural celebration of live music, dancing, festbier, and traditional cuisine. Pawtucket, GACSRI.org

September 30

Harvest Festival and Tractor Show: Find tractors, regional music, food trucks, scenic hayrides, historic barn tours, pony rides, and more at Franklin Farm’s annual show. Perfect for family fun, this event is a fundraiser for the Historic Metcalf Franklin Farm. Cumberland, FranklinFarmRI.org

Bewitched and Bedazzled: Chase Farm Park, the filming location of Hocus Pocus 2, invites you to don a costume and enjoy entertainment, local vendors, psychics, contests, hayrides, live music, and more. Lincoln, GreatRoadHeritageCampus.org

Fall Artisan Fair at Beef Barn: The popular restaurant known for their roast beef sandwiches hosts a day filled with vendors and more in their back fields. North Smithfield, Facebook: Fall Artisan Fair at Beef Barn



October 7-9

Woonsocket AutumnFest: Since 1979, this event that spans the entire long weekend has been a Northern RI favorite. The largest fest in the area’s long history includes a parade, rides, food, live entertainment, fireworks, and more. Woonsocket, AutumnFest.org

Scituate Art Festival: Don’t miss this annual event that stretches across and beyond the town’s postcard-perfect village green. Shop arts, crafts, and antiques from regional makers and enjoy live music and a food court, rain or shine. ScituateArtFestival.org

October 8

Autumn Harvest Tea and Luncheon: A home-grown farm-to-table experience curated by the Mapleville Farm family, this scrumptious lunch includes teas and pastries made from scratch. Mapleville, BensBakery.com

October 14

Glocester Scarecrow Festival: Contest participants have been asked to include solar lights in this year’s entries for the Scarecrows in Illumination theme. Adding to the fun is live music, pony rides, face painting, a marketplace, and more. Chepachet, GlocesterScarecrowFestival.org

October 27

Wing and Beer Night: Gourmet wings and farm-fresh fare from Mapleville Farm is complemented by beers from Pascoag’s Bravo Brewery during this pre-Halloween feast. Mapleville, BensBakery.com

October 28

Train Excursion: All aboard! This scenic two-hour train ride doubles as a history lesson of the Blackstone River Valley, with a tour booklet from historian Barbara Zdravesky and a chance to go antiquing and grab a bite to eat in Putnam. Woonsocket, TourBlackstone.com





Brown University Football: Watch the Brown Bears throw around the pigskin at their home games at Richard Gouse Field all fall long for their 2023 season. Varying dates, BrownBears.com

Food Truck Fridays: Craving handheld eats and an evening outdoors? Roger Williams Park Zoo hosts local food trucks doling out street fare at Carousel Village. Fridays through September 29, RWPZoo.org

Haunted Boat Tours: Take a spooky boat tour and learn about the many restless souls that haunt the streets and rivers of Providence. Tours run all season. ProvidenceRiverBoat.com

Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular: Take a stroll through Rhody’s favorite pumpkin patch as Roger Williams Park Zoo is lined with thousands of masterfully carved, candlelit gourds. September 28 through October 31, RWPZoo.org

Providence Artisans Market: Artists from all over Southern New England convene at Lippitt Park to sell their fine crafts, jewelry, paintings, and more. Saturdays through October, Facebook: PVD Artisans Market

Providence Flea: Take a leisurely stroll down South Water Street through tents of vintage clothing and decor. Sundays through September 24, ProvidenceFlea.com

Stranger Stories: Local writers gather to share their true stories and personal essays for this intimate reading series taking place at Askew and other city venues. Watch for upcoming readings by checking their website. StrangerStoriesPVD.com

Trinity Rep: Celebrate Trinity Reperatory’s 60th anniversary with The Good John Proctor, a retelling of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, and Becky Nurse of Salem, a dark comedy about a woman who consults a local eccentric to try and reverse her bad luck. TrinityRep.com



September 2, 9 & 30

WaterFire: This iconic Providence tradition of seeing the river set ablaze while strolling Waterplace Park continues into the cooler months, with food trucks, live entertainment, and more. WaterFire.org

September 8-10

PVDFest 2023: Providence’s signature art festival will feature artists and performers from near and far to celebrate the artistic community. The festival comes to a spectacular conclusion on the 10th with music, food, dancing, and a variety of art installations. Firstworks.org

September 9

The Steel Yard Market: Along with a slew of workshops and community studio access on select nights to learn welding and other skills, a bi-monthly outdoor art market showcases the wares of local makers. TheSteelYard.org

September 10 & October 28

LGBTQQIA+ Resource Fair & ART Marketplace: Haus of Codec hosts a recurring outdoor market and clothing swap featuring a variety of local vendors at Dexter Park. HausOfCodec.org

September 11 & 25

Architectural River Tour: Departing from 101 Dyer Street, these sell-out 75-minute boat tours take guests through 300 years of architectural history along the city’s waterways, from landmarks to hidden gems, led by the Providence Preservation Society. PPSRI.org

September 13

Music in the Garden: Mile of History Association sponsors this concert series presented by Providence Preservation Society at historic garden Shakespeare’s Head. This month features the Phil Sanborn Jazz Trio. PPSRI.org

September 16

Heritage Day: Bring the family to the WaterFire Arts Center to explore world cultures represented in Rhode Island through exhibits, visual art, demonstrations, diverse cuisine, and a multicultural fashion show. Preservation.RI.gov

September 16 & 17

Rhode Island Seafood Festival:
Pack a picnic blanket and soak up the last rays of summer while dining on lobster rolls and clam chowder at this popular fest, now in its 12th year, at India Point Park. RISeafoodFest.com

September 23

RI Herb Festival: This annual gathering invites enthusiasts and expert herbalists alike to experience a day packed with workshops, plant walks, community circles, family-friendly fun, food trucks, and more. RIHerbFestival.com

RI VegFest: Oktoberfest goes plant-based with a vegan foodie extravaganza at Trinity Beer Garden, showcasing samples from local restaurants and breweries, plus a marketplace of artists and makers. RIVegFest.com

September 24

Rain Harvest Festival: Taking place at Roger Williams Park’s Stormwater Innovation Center, this community event engages the public in stormwater runoff cleaning projects and water quality through visual and performing arts, presentations by environmental scientists, and more. StormWaterInnovation.org

September 29-October 1

Narragansett Beer Oktoberfest: The Fox Point brewery brings a taste of Munich to Providence for one of the biggest Oktoberfest celebrations in the state, with their very own festbier, authentic German food, and lots of fun in store. Facebook: Narragansett Beer

September 30

Makers Market: Stroll Wickenden Street for this family- and pet-friendly fest, where the street will be closed to traffic so vendors and artists can showcase their wares among local food trucks. ShopWickenden.com

Beervana Fest: The Waterfire Arts Center welcomes 45+ brewers and over 150 beers to sample. Admission includes a souvenir tasting glass and unlimited two-ounce pours of some of the most diverse brews in the world. WaterFire.org



October 6-9

Columbus Day Festival: An annual tradition put on by the Federal Hill Commerce Association, Atwells hosts entertainment stages, live chef demonstrations, a parade, and a taste of the hill’s many restaurants throughout the weekend. FederalHillProv.com

October 7

RISD Craft: Stroll Benefit Street to
peruse handmade fine art and design work by 130+ student and alumni artists, exemplifying mastery of craftsmanship and attention to detail in a wide variety of media. Facebook: RISD Craft

October 14-15

Little City Thrifty: Shop vintage and pre-loved clothing, books, records, art, home goods, furniture, and more at this curated experience of rummaged regalia taking over the WaterFire Arts Center with more than 90 vendors. LittleCityThrifty.com

October 20

PVD Flea x Witches’ Night Out: This collab promises a bewitching twist on the Flea with themed vendors and mor, held in the evening. ProvidenceFlea.com

October 27-November 5

PVD Vegan Restaurant Week: Celebrate little Rhody’s big vegan scene with plant-based cuisine prepared by chefs and restaurants across the city and beyond. Find specials from participating eateries online. VegRestaurantWeek.com

October 29

Halloween Monster Dash 5K: Dash through the RIPTA bus tunnels in your costume of choice dodging spooky zombies – and bring the little ones along for a fun dash of their own. MonsterDashRace.com


Southern Rhody & Block Island

Charlestown, Coventry, Exeter, Hopkinton, Narragansett, North Kingstown, Richmond, South Kingstown, and Westerly



Downtown Ghost Tours: Do you believe in ghosts? Seaside Shadows shares stories of deadly shipwrecks, cursed pirate treasure, and witches while exploring the historic architecture of this small seaside town. Westerly, SeasideShadows.com

Fall Harvest Festival: It’s fun on the farm at The Farmer’s Daughter. Enjoy hayrides, a pumpkin dunk tank, corn maze, scavenger hunt, barrel train, and more. Weekends September 23-October 29, South Kingstown, TheFarmersDaughterRI.com

Field Nights at Whalers: Head to Whalers Brewing Company to enjoy a drink and the handcrafted gems of Field of Artisans’ vendors. Thursdays September 28-October 26, South Kingstown, FieldOfArtisans.com

The General’s Market: This new incarnation of the oldest continually operating flea market in Rhode Island features an array of handcrafted goods, vintage finds, and more, curated by Field of Artisans. Weekends through October 8, Charlestown, FieldOfArtisans.com

Stargazing Nights at Frosty Drew Observatory: On clear Friday evenings head to what Yankee Magazine called the “Best Stargazing in New England.” See the rings of Saturn, the Milky Way, and more, conditions permitting, and don’t miss a Spooky Views Halloween stargazing event October 27. Charlestown, FrostyDrew.org

URI Rhody Rams Football: Bring your Rhode Island pride to the Ryan Center for the URI college football team’s home games. Arrive early for the tailgate, which requires a separate ticket, or just hit the stadium at gametime to cheer the team on to victory. Kingston, GoRhody.com

Wickford Art Association: See themed, juried art on view for the Fur, Feather, and Fins exhibit showcasing wildlife representations from September 1-October 1, and From Ordinary to Extraordinary is a selection of photography on view October 6-November 5. WickfordArt.org



September 1-3

Rhythm and Roots Festival: This music fest takes over Ninigret Park Labor Day weekend, showcasing a range of musical styles on three stages, plus on-site camping, food and craft vendors, family activities and more. Charlestown, RhythmAndRoots.com

September 8-10

Folk Art Quilt Show: The South County Museum celebrates the history of quilting and contemporary forms for its 37th annual show, featuring quilts from local makers and a raffle. Narragansett, SouthCountyMuseum.org

September 9

Applumpkin Fall Festival: Celebrate the season’s fave fruits at Ninigret Park with activities like apple-pumpkin tic-tac-toe, pumpkin painting, costume parades, a bounce house, and more. There’s also a beer and wine tent for adults. Charlestown, Applumpkin.com

Trifecta Festival: Enjoy a full day of activities at Saugatucket Park. The long list includes performances, kids activities, local breweries and food trucks, open studio tours, and a music festival that runs late. South Kingstown, FieldOfArtisans.com/trifecta

September 15-17

Gansett Fest: Three festivals in one kick off on Friday with the Endless Summer Music Festival. Saturday is the RI Calamari Festival and Cook Off and Gansett Days, capped by live music at night. Sunday is all about more Gansett Days fun with helicopter rides, music, and more. NarragansettCOC.com

Misquamicut Fall Fest: Take in the view of the Block Island Sound from atop a ferris wheel, snack on food truck fare, admire classic cars, and enjoy other fall festivities on the beach. Westerly, MisquamicutFestival.org

September 16

Winery Comedy Tour: A nationwide tour of topnotch stand-up performers makes an appearance at Tapped Apple this month with laughter flowing from the taps. Westerly, TappedApple.com

September 23

Colonial Harvest Festival: Family fun at Smith’s Castle includes live performances, vendors, docent tours, a book fair, apple crisps, music, pumpkin painting, and more. North Kingstown, SmithsCastle.org

Exeter Fall Festival: Celebrate the start of the season at Yawgoo Valley Ski Area by shopping the used ski sale, perusing arts and crafts vendors, snacking on food truck fare, and painting pumpkins, all to the beat of live tunes. The festival benefits the Exeter Public Library. Exeter, Yawgoo.com

Bark on the Beach: Leash up your pup and head to Narragansett Town Beach for an invigorating mile-long walk on the beach to raise money for Animal Rescue Rhode Island. Narragansett, AnimalRescueRI.org

September 29-October 1

Block Island Birding Weekend: Autumn on the island is flock-full of migratory birds on their way to their winter homes. Audubon naturalists lead birders on field trips to spot all kinds of species. Block Island, ASRI.org



Wakefield Oktoberfest: While unconfirmed at press time, check for updates on this lively celebration which features a biergarten and more. WakefieldVillageAssociation.com

October 1

Hobbit House Photo Op: The Preserve’s Hobbit House™ opens for pumpkin-filled photographic opportunities! Richmond, PreserveASpot.com

Thriller Panel with Deborah Goodrich Royce: Enjoy wine and light bites while thriller panelists discuss their latest books, writing process, and genre. Watch Hill, OceanHouseEvents.com

October 6-9

Atlantis Rising: Return to the beach for the International Sand Sculpture Competition, Atlantis Rising. A drone show, food trucks, and live music are part of the fun. Westerly, SouthCountyRI.com

October 7

Pumpkin Weigh-off & Fall Festival: Pasquale Farms Garden Center is excited to host the SNE Giant Pumpkin Growers event, which will feature enormous gourds and their proud growers, a pumpkin smash, hay rides, kids activities, music, food, and more. Richmond, PasqualeFarmsRI.com

October 14

Annual Solar Eclipse: Head over to Frosty Drew Observatory as they open their campus to view this spectacular once-a-year phenomenon. Charlestown, FrostyDrew.org

Guy Fawkes Bonfire Night: The Misquamicut Players reenact Monty Python’s parody of Guy Fawkes’ attempt to blow up Parliament in 1605. A bonfire will set the stage for this comedic night at The Windjammer. Misquamicut, Facebook: Windjammer Surf Bar RI

October 14-15

HopArts Studio Trail: Hopkinton and Richmond artists and artisans open their studios to the public for the weekend, offering demonstrations, details of their craft, and work for sale. Hopkinton and Richmond, HopArts.org

October 21

Spooktacular & Kid’s Craft Day: Head over to Fayerweather Craft Guild for a craft fair and a variety of hands-on family-friendly Halloween art projects, demonstrations, and activities along with delicious treats. South Kingstown, FayerweatherCraftGuild.com

Witches Dance Parade: Get in the spirit of the spooky season and join in the Witches Dance with the Witches of Wickford at this family-friendly parade through historic Wickford Village. Rain date October 22. Wickford, RIWitchesGuild.com

Wickford Wicked Week: While unconfirmed at press time, our crystal ball sees a roster of spooktacular events like the Witches Paddle, Spooky Sip ‘N Stroll, Scarecrow Contest, and more returning, all leading up to Halloween. Wickford, Instagram: @ilovewickfordvillage 



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