Northern Rhode Island



Farmers Markets: Through mid- to late-October enjoy buying fresh produce, flowers, and more from local farms and vendors in Central Falls and Woonsocket (Tuesdays), Smithfield (Sundays), and Burrillville (Saturdays through September 25).

Classic Car Cruise Night: Held at various locations throughout the state, radio personality Cruisin’ Bruce Palmer holds classic car shows while DJing tunes. 

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. Friday, Saturdays, and Sundays in October, Smithfield

Stadium Theatre: A lineup of concerts, shows, and even a Murder Mystery Dinner series beginning September 30-October 10 are all in store for the fall season. Woonsocket


August 27- September 19

Pawtucket & Central Falls Restaurant Weeks: Flavor comes first during this celebration of all things food. Featuring American, Asian, Cape Verdean, Irish, Italian, Latin American, and Indian cuisine, the week also debuts the PCF Empanada-Fest September 18. Various locations, Pawtucket and Central Falls

September 9-11

Rootstock: To celebrate environmental non-profit Revive the Roots’ 10th anniversary at Mowry Commons, three days of music, art, food, and fun are planned at the scenic grounds, including a Garden Tasting Fundraiser. Smithfield

September 10

Lorraine Mills Fest: Shop art and crafts from mill studios while sampling food truck fare and listening to live music to kick off the Pawtucket Arts Festival at Lorraine Mills. Pawtucket

September 10 and 17

Levitt AMP Woonsocket Concert Series: Free outdoor concerts take place at River Island Art Park in downtown Woonsocket, featuring Adam Ezra Group on the 10th and Sidy Maiga with AfriManding on the 17th. 

September 10-19

Pawtucket Arts Festival: This 10-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, with an emphasis on education and public engagement.

September 11

Seven Cedars Farm Fall Festival: An annual event that includes a marketplace of crafters and vendors, taking place 10am-4pm. Rain date: September 12. Smithfield. 

Stillwater Pond Paddle: Join the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council to see the early autumn sights with a paddle through the narrows of the Woonasquatucket up toward the dam at Stillwater Reservoir. Smithfield

River Bend East Songwriters Festival: From 12-5pm, local singer-songwriters will perform outside at Slater Mill along the banks of the Blackstone River, with Mark Cutler and Rachel Sumner headlining. Pawtucket

September 11-12

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. Johnston

September 12

Music at the Farm Concert: Cellist Yunwen Chen, with Jiarong Li on piano, will perform classical works at Grace Note Farm from 12-2pm. Burrillville

September 18

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

September 25

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

Great Road Day: Every year, the public historic properties on quaint Great Road open their doors for visitors, including Hearthside House where old-fashioned apple crisp and free tours will be available. Lincoln

September 25-26

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


October 9

Lincoln’s 150th Anniversary Parade and Celebration: Catch the parade
beginning on Smithfield Avenue and ending at Chase Farm Park, where
post-parade festivities include live music, food trucks, and other festivities.

October 9-11

Woonsocket AutumnFest: Northern RI’s largest fall fest, spend the weekend getting in the seasonal spirit with amusement park rides, food and art vendors, and of course the AutumnFest Parade. Woonsocket

October 16

Glocester Scarecrow Festival: This scarecrow competition includes hot cider and other treats along with entertainment throughout the day. And the best part, all scarecrows stay on display for the entire autumn season. Chepachet

Manville Cowboy Action Shoot: Learn the basics of cowboy shooting or come to hone your skills at the Manville Sportsmen’s Rod and Gun Club, with a required safety meeting before hitting the range.

October 16,17, 24, & 30

Gone But Not Forgotten Mourning Exhibit & Tour: Visit Hearthside House for a guided tour journeying from Simon Thornton’s wake with all the traditions and pageantry of death embraced by the Victorians on display. Lincoln


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