Weekend 3: September 24-25, 2016

New England Weekend Events for Fall Foliage Travelers

Pipes in the Valley
••• Hear both traditional bagpipe bands and Irish rock bands during the free annual Pipes in the Valley event in Hartford, Connecticut. © 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

Looking for a reason to visit New England during the weekend of September 24-25, 2016? If New England fall foliage isn't adequate enticement, here is your guide to some of the best festivals and other events happening in the New England states this weekend:

This Weekend's Best Bets

Bourne Scallop Festival - Buzzards Bay, MA

Fluff Festival - Somerville, MA

Vermont Pumpkin Chuckin' Festival - Stowe, VT


Smithsonian Magazine Free Museum Day - participating museums throughout New England


Pipes in the Valley Celtic Festival - Hartford, CT

Celebrating Agriculture - Woodstock, CT

Hartford ComicConn - Hartford, CT

Durham Fair - Durham, CT

CK Scrapbook Convention - Hartford, CT


Acadia Night Sky Festival - Bar Harbor, ME

Punkinfiddle - Wells, ME


The Big E (Eastern States Exposition) - Springfield, MA

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival - Shrewsbury, MA

Smörgåsbord Nordic Food Festival - West Newton, MA

Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival - Jazz: The Voice of the People - Boston, MA

New Hampshire

Schnitzelfest New Hampshire - Hillsborough, NH

Fall Food & Wine Festival - Amherst, NH

New York State

Naples Grape Festival - Naples, NY

Appleumpkin Festival - Wyoming, NY

Rhode Island

Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival - Newport, RI

International Oktoberfest - Providence, RI

WaterFire - Providence, RI


Vermont Forest Festival and Vermont Fine Furniture and Woodworking Festival - Woodstock, VT

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