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The Big E — Largest Fair in the Northeast
Sep 14th, 2018 to Sep 30th, 2018
West Springfield, MA

Celebrate the fall season at The Big E, the largest fair in the Northeast celebrating 100 years in 2016. For 17 days during New England’s most colorful season, enjoy free top-name entertainment, major exhibits, The Big E Super Circus, rides, shopping, crafts, parades, and foods from around the world. Take a stroll along the Avenue of States and see impressive replicas of each New England state’s original statehouse sitting on land actually owned by that state. Take a step inside and immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and tastes and of quintessential New England.

Harwich Cranberry Arts and Music Festival
Sep 15th, 2018 to Sep 16th, 2018
Brooks Park - Harwich, MA

A two-day music festival along with arts and crafts and a home town parade. This event marks the beginning of cranberry harvest season.

Annual Bethel Harvest and Chowdah Cook-Off
Sep 15th, 2018
Bethel, ME

The town of Bethel will come alive with scarecrows and harvest decorations as well as an arts & crafts festival, a farmers’ market, forest-products mill tours, a 50-mile scenic bike tour and the famous Chowdah Cook-off. This is an excellent area to view fall foliage.

Gosport Regatta
Sep 16th, 2018
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.

Annual Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival
Sep 20th, 2018 to Sep 23rd, 2018
Newport Mansions – Newport, RI

Held in one of the most spectacular settings in America, this event has quickly taken its place among the most anticipated food and wine events in the country. This remarkable weekend experience features hundreds of wines from around the world, fabulous food, cooking demonstrations by celebrated chefs, live and silent auctions and a gala celebration.

Common Ground Country Fair
Sep 21st, 2018 to Sep 23rd, 2018
Unity, ME

Come and join in the celebration of rural, sustainable living. Sample organic foods featuring Maine-grown ingredients. The fair, presented by the Maine Organic Food Growers Association, truly offers something for everyone, including a dynamic children’s area.