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Weekend 6: October 11-13, 2014

Columbus Day Weekend Events in New England for Fall Leaf Peepers


Damariscotta Pumpkinfest

The Damariscotta Pumpkinfest $ Regatta, held over Columbus Day Weekend each year in Damariscotta, Maine, is... in a word... a hoot.

© 2013 Kim Knox Beckius
Updated July 10, 2014
Looking for a reason to visit New England during the Columbus Day holiday weekend of October 11-13, 2014? If stunning New England fall foliage isn't adequate enticement, here is a round-up of some of the fun festivals and other events happening in New England over Columbus Day weekend:

This Weekend's Best Bets

Damariscotta Pumpkinfest $ Regatta - Damariscotta, ME

Paradise City Arts Festival - Northampton, MA

WaterFire - Providence, RI


10th Annual Garlic & Harvest Festival - Bethlehem, CT

105th Annual Riverton Fair - Riverton, CT

Mystic Seaport Chowder Days - Mystic, CT

Southwind Alpaca Farms Annual Fall Festival and Open Farm Days - Watertown, CT


North American Wife Carrying Championship at Sunday River - Newry, ME

Acadia's Oktoberfest - Southwest Harbor, ME


Cape Ann Artisans Fall Open Studios Tour - Essex, Gloucester and Rockport, MA

Cranberry Harvest Celebration - Wareham, MA

Ashfield Fall Festival - Ashfield, MA

The New England Dessert Showcase - Boston, MA

HONK! Festival of Activist Street Bands - Somerville, MA

Wholesale Gem - Jewelry Show - West Springfield, MA

Pumpkin Festival at Clearview Farm - Sterling, MA

Wachusett Mountain Ski & Snowboard Sale & Swap - Princeton, MA

New Hampshire

67th Annual Warner Fall Foliage Festival - Warner, NH

New York State

Flaming Leaves Festival - Lake Placid, NY

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze - Croton-on-Hudson, NY

Rhode Island

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular - Providence, RI

International Oktoberfest - Newport, RI

Fort Adams' Fortress of Nightmares - Newport, RI


14th Annual Tractor Parade - East Charlotte, VT

Harpoon Octoberfest - Windsor, VT

44th Annual Newfane Heritage Festival - Newfane, VT

Oktoberfest and Harvest Art & Craft Show at Mount Snow - West Dover, VT

Stowe Foliage Arts Festival - Stowe, VT

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