Fun Fall Activities to Do in Newport
It may seem like Newport, Rhode Island shuts down after the summer season is over, but in fact, there are plenty of activities and events going on in Newport. Here are a few reasons to stick around Newport during the fall and winter seasons.
Newport International Boat Show- Celebrate the end of summer at this prestigious event held on 13 acres of Newport’s famed waterfront. Get ready to view some beautiful boats, attend sailing seminars, and shop for products to enhance the boating lifestyle. This event is held from September 17-20.
Trinity Pumpkin Patch on Queen Anne Square- Every year Trinity Church has a pumpkin patch with over 1500 pumpkins for sale, a mini-pumpkin maze for toddlers, and a staged picture area. Come with friends and family to pick out the perfect pumpkin and take a picture with all of the fall inspired décor. Local artisans are also located around the park selling their handmade jewelry. On the weekends there is live music and other fun activities. Look for this pumpkin patch towards the beginning of October.
41st Annual Harvest Fair- The Annual Harvest Fair at the Norman Bird Sanctuary is an autumn ritual for many families. This old-fashioned fair offers something for everyone. There are children’s crafts tents, artisans selling beautifully created items, as well as local food vendors. Entertainment includes a variety of musicians. The fair runs from October 3-4.
Bowen’s Wharf 25th Annual Seafood Festival- Enjoy fresh, local seafood at this festival held downtown at historic Bowen’s Wharf. Named one of the “10 Fabulous Fall Festivals on the Coast,” it’s the perfect ticket to come back to the waterfront for delicious seafood after the summer season!
Local restaurants and fisherman’s associations serve up their most celebrated seafood dishes accompanied by live music and family fun. This festival runs from October 17-18 with plenty of fun-filled activities throughout the day.
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