To some, the fall, is their most favorite time of year. To Cape Codders and people visiting the cape, “fall” can be seen as a dirty word. Let’s be honest, no one ever wants to put their flip flops or beach chairs away. However, in the most recent years the Cape has been trying to become more of a year round destination hosting many festivals and restaurant events. Whether you’re local or visiting, our Cape Cod team can make travel arrangements, run errands, and so much more to save you time and energy. Leave the details to us.
The fall is becoming a bustling time – come check it out!
“This educational and sailing event honors our maritime history and the great natural resources of our region. We promote public awareness of the important role that Schooners and other historic vessels played in our economic and cultural history.The Regatta takes place each year in September beginning Monday, Labor day and ending with the big race on Thursday.”
“Celebrating its 29th year, this quintessential Provincetown tradition symbolizes the heroic efforts of a community devastated by the pandemic and its unequivocal response to it. The Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla (a 1.4 mile swim) has become a catalyst for a nurturing community, offering connectedness, healthy exercise and continuity for those who return year after year.”
“The 13th Annual Cranberry Harvest Celebration, hosted by the A.D. Makepeace Company and co-sponsored by the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association and Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc., is scheduled for October 8 & 9, 2016, from 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. each day, rain or shine. Visitors are treated to to demonstrations of the wet cranberry harvest, cooking demonstrations, an enormous tent full of juried crafters, paddleboat rides on scenic Tihonet Pond, food vendors, music, and more.”
“This year’s theme, celebrating the 25th anniversary of Truro Treasures, is “Lighthouse Revisited”. The weekend begins on Friday with a talk at the Highland House Museum, and an evening cocktail party hosted by The Whitman House. Among the many activities over the next two days are: a pancake breakfast, arts & crafts show, flea market, kids events, silent art auction, 5k run/walk, golf tournament, Truro Police Department Tour and K-9 demonstration, antique and classic car show, adult treasure hunt, and our closing event, the grape stomp and jazz festival. Check the 2016 Schedule of Events page for details on all weekend activities.”
“The Wellfleet OysterFest is an annual celebration of the town’s famous oysters, clams and its deep-rooted shellfishing traditions. Wellfleet’s town center comes alive for this two-day family festival that brings together locals and visitors for a weekend full of food, art, music, fun and games. The ‘Fest happens annually the weekend after Columbus Day, – October 15 & 16, 2016. Please check the Schedule of Activities for Main Street activities which take place on Saturday and Sunday, and Around Town for additional activities starting Friday, October 14th.”
“Join [Truro Vineyards] for the Truro Treasures weekend closing party that has become the event of the season! Bring your beach chairs and blankets and sip away, and enjoy live music from 2pm-6pm. Get your dancing shoes (or bare feet) ready! The annual Grape Stomp will begin at approximately 3pm, with the children going in first. Live music, cocktails, wines by the glass, and delicious food. FREE admission and parking. Blackfish food truck will be open!”
“Enjoy New England’s largest Scallop Festival at the Cape Cod Fairgrounds. The Scallop Festival has a proud 47-year history in the community, attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world, and has been awarded Cape Cod Life Magazine’s “Best Festival Winner”. Families can enjoy non-stop entertainment, an inflatable ride park & obstacle course, and a professional Arts & Crafts Show, featuring 75 vendors. Enjoy famous scallop and herb-roasted chicken dinners, plus a food court offering hamburgers, hot dogs, lobster rolls, chowder, salads, raw bar, strawberry shortcake, beer, wine and so much more! General Admission charged. Children 5 and Under Admitted Free”
“The fifth annual Cape Cod Brew Fest is on October 1, 2016 at the Cape Cod Fairgrounds. Join this celebration of American craft brewers and sample from 75+ breweries and over 250 styles of beer. The event will have one session from 3:30 – 7:00 p.m. The festival will feature live music and food trucks & vendors will be on-site for purchase. Every attendee will receive a custom glass. A portion of every ticket sold will benefit the Barnstable County Agricultural Society.”
“The Cape Cod Marathon, Relay and Half is a unique event because it is staged by the Falmouth Track Club (it’s local running club) and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Nearly 800 volunteers including medical teams, radio amateurs, Civil Air Patrol, local and state police, students, and scores of interested folks volunteer year after year. All courses are run around the scenic town of Falmouth. The courses include such landmarks as the Nobska Lighthouse, cranberry bogs, the legendary Shining Sea Bikeway, the quaint fishing village of Woods Hole and the grand vistas of Martha’s Vineyard and the endless seashores.”
The Orleans Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual ClamBQ! held on the field at Eldredge Park. This early fall celebration features a traditional clambake dinner complete with steamers, lobster, corn and potatoes and a “food court” featuring local restaurants and food trucks. In addition to the food and music, the festival includes a craft show featuring local artisans and handcrafted items, with free kids’ activities.
“Enjoy Halloween in Provincetown, experience the haunts, decorated businesses and homes, haunted ghost tours, and costume balls!”