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Sep 24th, 2016
Star Island - Isles of Shoals, NH

Star Island is one of the rocky, wind-swept Isles of Shoals, located off the coast of Rye, New Hampshire. Boat rides are available from Rye and Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Race classes include cruising, racing, and J-24, as well as a team cup for yacht clubs entering three or more boats. Follow the race from the starting line on the M/V Thomas Laighton and come ashore in time for lunch with entertainment and the best views of the finish line.

Autumn-Fest
Sep 24th, 2016
Bridgewater, MA

This FUN-tastic day includes sampling delicious food and treats from local eateries, music, crafts and face painting, live demonstrations and activities, train rides, moon bounce, petting zoo, magic, … and much, much more!

Annual Chili-Chowdah Festival
Sep 24th, 2016
East Bridgewater, MA

This Annual Chili Chowda Festival is in its 22st year. Area restaurants and individuals can enter their chili and/or chowder to be voted on by the crowd. Live music throughout the day, fully stocked cash bars and draft beer, food booths and vendors, and a “Show & Shine” motorcycle competition. $10 admission and free parking. 21+, no pets.

Sep 24th, 2016 to Sep 25th, 2016
Hancock Shaker Village – Pittsfield, MA

At this event, vendors fill the village with delightful fresh produce, finished farm products and crafts of all sorts. The farmers’ market tents boast vegetables, flowers, maple sugar treats and hand-made cheeses. Artisans have furniture, Shaker-style oval boxes, original paintings and hand-woven textiles available for purchase. A display of quilts in the Round Stone Barn is an integral part of the country fair each year. There’s also a kids’ tent full of old fashioned games and activities, a hay pile to jump on, pony rides and much more.

Martha's Vineyard Craft Beer Festival
Sep 24th, 2016
Washington Park
Oak Bluffs, MA

Craft Beer comes to paradise! 50 Breweries, 150 Beers, 1 Island. Join us for the 1st Annual Martha's Vineyard Craft Beer Festival in Oak Bluffs, Mass. on the beautiful island of Martha's Vineyard. The festival will feature a variety breweries ranging from locally produced to the west coast. In addition to the amazing beer selection the event will feature live entertainment, fresh food and local art. Entertainment will include Live Bands and Dj's keeping the party rockin'. The ticket price will include a beer tasting glass and event tasting guide. VIP tickets will be available with extended tasting hours and access to an exclusive VIP tasting area featuring super special releases from participating breweries. This is a 21+ event. Come, taste, enjoy! Tickets $50 - $85. 1 to 5 p.m.

Essex Steam Train & Riverboat Fall Foliage Journey
Sep 26th, 2016 to Oct 23rd, 2016
Essex Steam Train & Riverboat
Essex, CT

(Select dates, see website for details) View the spectacular New England autumn foliage in style at Essex Steam Train & Riverboat!  Offering a multitude of weekday and weekend options to experience this beautiful scenery from the train and the boat, Essex Steam Train has just the ticket for you and your family to see the fleeting vibrant colors of the season. 

Choose from our Steam Train & Riverboat Excursion, a 2.5-hour nature excursion, available on weekends & weekdays, that takes riders through the valley on vintage train coaches. From there they will board the Becky Thatcher Riverboat for stunning views of the leaves reflecting off the water. Looking for more culture with the beautiful landscape? Opt for our Haddam Special train, a delightful fall foliage excursion that combines a river cruise, sight-seeing, and your choice of culture, shopping, or dining in the towns of Haddam and East Haddam. Or perhaps you’d prefer lunch while you ride on our Essex Clipper Lunch Train every weekend, offering seasonal fare in cozy first class dining cars! If romance is what you’re seeking, purchase tickets for our Friday Night Sunset Swallow Cruise, where you can watch hundreds of thousands of barn and tree swallows flock over the river with a breathtaking autumnal backdrop.