If you're still reeling from the slew of outdoor fun this past summer season offered, then you shouldn't fret about fall. Outdoor activities are still a plenty even this time of year, you just have to really know where to go. And as the season heads towards the holidays, here's a list of festivals you can head over to, to make these final days before the snow settles in really count.
Southington Apple Harvest Festival Oct 5-7, Southington Conneticut
Not only does this event include apple pie baking and eating contests, but this Southington festival also features a concert as well workshops on what to do with an apple, given that there's going to be surely plenty of it this coming holiday season. Interestingly though, this fall marks the event's 44th year running.
Framingham Food Truck Festival October 6, Framingham
20 popular food trucks will descend upon Shopper's World in Framingham from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. for a day of tasting, live music, and children's activities. Tickets are available in increments of 10 ($13 for 10 tickets and $25 for 20 tickets). They're available for advance purchase or on site. Some trucks scheduled to appear include Bon Me, Grilled Cheese Nation, Captain Marden's Cod Squad, and Mei Mei Street Kitchen.
Boston Local Foodfest October 7, Rose Fitzgerald Greenway
Local farmers, chefs, and brewers will get together on the Greenway for a full day of celebrating the the many different healthy food options in the area. Vendors will include Blue Heron Farm, Bug Hill Farm, and Taza Chocolate.
Keene Pumpkin Festival October 20, Keene County N.H.
It's not just trying to set a world record for most lit pumpkins--although there's that, too--the annual Keene Pumpkin Festival also features hayrides, a pie-eating contest, and a seed-spitting contest.