Fabulous fall festivals!

Updated: Apr 11, 2020

It’s that time of year when literally everything has a pumpkin spice option, the leaves are showing their reds, oranges, and yellows, and the weather is just right for spending time outdoors. We at Liz & Ellie Real Estate love to pick apples and pumpkins, and we always make time to enjoy the various festivals that pop up right in our neighborhoods. We’ve shared our curated fall festivals here*, and we hope you get out to a few this autumn. These are in roughly chronological order, so scroll down and fill up that calendar.

*It looks like the weekend of October 18-20 is full to the brim with festivals. Do your research and choose the right one for you, or randomly select one and enjoy a spontaneous fall fest experience.


King Richard's Faire, weekends through October 20 in Carver

"Game of Thrones" fans, this weekend the Faire is themed just for you! Travel back to medieval times at the 37th annual King Richard's Faire—New England's largest Renaissance fair. Enjoy tiger shows, turkey legs, rides, royal parades, music, merriment, and more with the whole family.

HONK!, October 11–13 in Davis Square, Somerville

This extended marching band parade and festival takes place in one of Somerville’s coolest neighborhoods. You’ll listen to great music and see some of the most impressive marching bands from all over the country. If you’ve never been, this is the year to make it.

Fort Point Open Studios, October 19–20, Fort Point, Boston

If you’ve never been to an Open Studios event, this would be a great one to start with. And if you’re a seasoned pro, add this one in. Artists who live in the Fort Point area will open their studios to the public. You’ll see art from all kinds of makers: pottery, painting, sculpture, and much, much more. You just have to get your map and show up!

Boston Book Fest, October 19-20 in Copley Square, Boston

Copley Square hosts this yearly event that “promotes a culture of reading and ideas and enhances the vibrancy of our city.” Check out their schedule and see Cameron Awkward-Rich, Jamaica Kincaid, Meghna Chakrabarti, and other incredible writers in person. Browse the incredible selection of books from Boston and beyond, and...READ!

Applefest, October 19–20 at Wachusett Mountain, Princeton