Looking for something to do this weekend? We’ve rounded up some of the best events happening in New England. Let us know if you visit any of these local attractions


Festival of Illumination: Once Upon A Time (Southwick’s Zoo, Mendon, MA) - Travel within the realm of Fairytales, Myths, and Legends featuring larger-than-life Chinese lanterns custom-made for Southwick's Zoo. Children will stare in wonder and delight at the visual representation of some of our favorite fairy tales and stories...such as Cinderella, Puss in Boots, and Billy Goats Gruff.   Experience the mystical fantasy lanterns featuring Dragons, Medusa, the great Sphynx, and others with amazing detail and staging and so much more!


King Richard’s Faire (Carver, MA) - King Richard’s Faire, THE New England Renaissance Festival is long considered THE premier fall entertainment event of the region! Entertainment, exciting rides, and challenging games abound on the Faire’s enchanting 80-acre wooded site. King Richard’s Faire is the largest, biggest, and best Renaissance festival in the six states of New England! Be prepared to escape YOUR reality as you enter our world of magic and merriment!


Applefest (Wachusett Mountain, Princeton, MA) - Celebrate fall at one of our most expansive festivals!  Over 100 Crafters and Farmers' Market Vendors. Entertainment, Live Music, and Food Trucks. Enjoy a fun, entertainment-packed weekend while taking in some of the best fall foliage views! 


Oktoberfest! at the Newburyport Brewing Co. (Newburyport, MA) - Join us for the 11th annual Oktoberfest at the Newburyport Brewing Company featuring the Oberlandahauer Hofbrau band - a 12-piece traditional Oktoberfest Band playing all the classic songs and sing-alongs with big festive energy. For this epic occasion, we have brewed a new Oktoberfest beer, we'll have big steins for the stein-holding competition and great food including brats, and pretzels! Family-friendly, big outdoor party - fun for all! Bring you lederhosen and dirndls! $10 - all proceeds go to Newburyport Youth Services. KIDS FREE!


Bowen’s Warf 31st Annual Seafood Festival (Newport, RI) - Named one of the “10 Fabulous Fall Festivals on the Coast,” by Coastal Living Magazine, this event is an open invitation for all to come back to the waterfront after the rush of the summer season! Honoring the “Harvest of the Sea,” the Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival offers fresh, local seafood. Fish tacos, lobster rolls, stuffies, chowder, fried calamari, clams, oysters, signature cocktails and cold beer accompany continuous live music, and family fun, all beneath the Wharf’s colorful tents

Londonderry Fall Fest (Londonderry, NH) - Join us for a fun day of crafters, vendors, food trucks, and more at the Londonderry Fall Fest...one of the largest craft fairs and vendor events in southern NH! Over 50 local vendors will be on hand showcasing their products, including crafts, candles, jams & jellies, baked goods, jewelry, clothes, soaps, skincare, fitness, home decor, stained glass, wreaths, wooden signs, knitted items, pet products, Tastefully Simple, Color Street, Scentsy and more!