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Falling for New England

September 26, 2019
Fall and New England go together like apple pie and ice cream. With the crisp, colorful leaves, cozy sweaters, and pumpkin spice, us Rhode Islanders really know how to take advantage of those gorgeous Autumn days. We've compiled some of our favorite Fall events happening all October long.
EventsFalling for New England

There’s nothing quite like Fall in New England. To make the most of it, we’ve put together a list of the best Autumn activities New England has to offer.

Slater Park Haunted Tunnel

October 4, 2019 – October 26, 2019

The Haunted Tunnel at Daggett Farm in Slater Park is a big draw on Friday and Saturday nights throughout the month of October from 6:30 pm to 8:30pm. Many volunteers bring their passion to this popular attraction, whose revenue benefits Daggett Farm. Very intense, 10-minute cycle. $10 per person.

The Haunted Tunnel is broken down into two sections. A 200 ft concrete tunnel is host to nine rooms, each individually themed around various fears. The attraction in also home to a large outdoor path including an industrial corn maze, Pumpkin patch, and Cemetery to name a few.

Jonathan Edwards Winery Harvest Festival

October 5 & 6 2019 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Jonathan Edwards celebrates their bountiful Harvest season with a two-day gathering featuring two bands each day, food trucks, an artisan vendor tent, free activities for adults and children and of course wine! Bring extra pocket change for the Truck Stop – local food vendors and artisan tent with handcrafted items including fine art, jewelry, home goods and specialty items.

Advance sale: $25pp
Door price: $35pp

Your ticket price includes: a glass of JE wine, entertainment (two bands each day), tattoo artist, face painting, a vintage photo booth, pumpkin painting, and a chance to join in the grape stomping contest.

They provide some tables and chairs under the tents, but feel free to bring your own and pop-ups to set-up on the grounds.

74 Chester Maine Rd.
North Stonington, CT

Get your tickets here.

53rd Scituate Arts Festival

October 12, 2019 – October 14, 2019

The Scituate Art Festival, in its 53rd year, is a favorite Rhode Island tradition over the Columbus Day weekend. They feature 200 juried art and craft exhibitors, select antique vendors, a food court offering regional specialties, live musical entertainment and a huge art/craft/antique raffle. They have been recognized eight times as ‘Best Annual Arts/Crafts Festival Statewide’ by the readers of ‘Rhode Island Monthly Magazine’.

Scituate is a picturesque New England town nestled in the northwest corner of Rhode Island. Visitors stroll the beautiful North Scituate village green, taking in the unique varieties of art, craft, sculpture, and antiques offered by exhibitors while listening to upbeat music and pondering what to enjoy for lunch. Autumn provides the perfect backdrop for this wonderful festival, with crisp air and colorful foliage to energize the body and the spirit.

554 W Greenville Road, North Scituate, RI 02857

Beervana Fest 2019

Saturday October 26, 2019

Session #1 – 1PM to 4:30PM | Session #2 – 6PM to 9:30PM

Enjoy Rhode Island’s ultimate craft beer fest at the historic Rhodes on the Pawtuxet.

Ticket includes 1 tasting glass, 2 oz pours of some of the best beers in the world, fest guide and 1 bottle of water.

2 floors of World Class Craft Beer, 60 Beer Tables, with 200+ beers!

Rhodes on the Pawtuxet: 60 Rhodes Place Cranston, RI 02905

Get your tickets here.

Providence Ghost Tour

May – December

Immerse yourself in the spooky side of Providence’s history! Allow the guides to lead you by lantern light as they introduce you to Providence’s longest-lingering residents. As you creep among the shadows, you’ll walk in the footsteps of local literary giants and humble servants alike, their restless souls still stirring among the living. Learn the tales that keep college students at Brown University and RISD jumping out of their beds at night as we weave history and mystery into a fine tapestry of spine-tingling delight.

As you explore the university campuses and admire the beautiful architecture, your guide tells you about the fascinating and sometimes chilling history of the area. Your guide is an excellent storyteller, and their tales are sure to give you goosebumps. If you’re a fan of the supernatural, you can’t miss this ghost tour!

Be sure to wear your walking shoes to explore the hills and streets of Providence. And don’t forget your camera! You might capture a ghostly presence during your tour.

Get your tickets here.