The official beginning of fall is almost here! And when it’s time for fall, a lot of people turn to the beauty of the northeastern United States. There is a ton of history and woodland beauty to be found in the New England area. That beauty is put on display when the fall season makes the leaves change color and the air turn crisper. If you’re in the northeastern United States or are planning to visit that part of the country during the fall, here are some September fall festivals that will put you in a festive mood.
Old Deerfield Fall Art & Craft Festival
The Old Deerfield Fall Art & Craft Festival is part of a series of festivals held in Deerfield, Massachusetts. The fall festival held September 21 and 22, is known as “New England’s Most Beautiful Craft Fair” and was named as one of Sunshine Artist Magazine’s 200 Best Shows. Crafting fans will love seeing the products for sale, made by almost 180 juried exhibitors from 14 states. There will also be farm-crafted food available for tasting, such as fresh cheeses and wines.
Burke, Vermont will be holding their East Burke Fall Foliage Festival September 28. Even though the festival only lasts for one day, it’s jam-packed with fun stuff to do. The day kicks off with a parade at 10 am. Activities and exhibits scheduled for the festival include a rubber duck race, a kids’ area, horse drawn wagon rides, cow plop bingo, a farm animal petting zoo, craft show, a reptile exhibit from Reptiles on the Move, and a wine and beer tent. Music lovers will also appreciate performances by Chickweed featuring Linda Warnaar and Tritium Well.
The East Burke Congregational Church will also have some cool stuff for festival-goers. The church will provide soup and sandwiches for lunch, as well as a shoebox auction of local donations, a cookie walk, a craft table, and a jelly cabinet.
Bethel, Maine will celebrate the fall and chowder during their Bethel HarvestFest. The festival, taking place September 21, will celebrate the beginning of the fall season with music, arts and crafts, and a farmers’ market. Fall food competitions such as chowder and apple pie cook-offs, will also take place and will surely be festival favorites. The chowder cookoff (called the “Chowdah Cookoff”) will feature different chowders from the area’s restaurants, with patrons tasting the offerings and naming the People’s or Judges’ Choice.
What do you think about these fall festivals?