Weekend Roundup

Happy Friday everyone, I hope you’re enjoying a great week. I’m in DC for some meetings so I’ll get right to it. Enjoy this roundup of 36 weekend events, lovingly curated for your consideration. Also, if you’re looking to pick some pumpkins (and capture some adorable family photos along the way!), check out this roundup of 7 places to pick your own pumpkins in Massachusetts.

1. Get answers to your questions about adoption at Let’s Talk: Adoption Basics (Acton)

2. The Discovery Museums provide dinner, therapy dogs, and the opportunity to explore at Especially for Me! A Free Evening for Families with Children on the Autism Spectrum (Acton)

3. Fall Foliage Fun Day kicks off the fall foliage season with guided hikes, spectacular views, kite making, lawn games, cider donuts, s’mores, and more (Andover and North Andover)

4. Build a communal sukkah with upcycled materials (Arlington)

5. Vanessa Trien & The Jumping Monkeys perform songs with the common theme of celebrating each child’s unique awesomeness (Arlington)

6. Midnight Zoo partners with Puppet Showplace Theater to surround visitors with never-before-seen creatures from the farthest realms of the imagination (Boston)

7. Design your own space vehicle using recycled materials (Boston)

8. Take a swing, throw a curveball, steal second, and celebrate baseball at the Red Sox Showcase (Boston)

9. The Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus comes to New England (Boston)

10. Experience the excitement of archaeology with dozens of hands-on activities, live presentations, and special programs at the Museum of Science Archaeology Fair (Boston)

11. Meet favorite authors and storybook characters, craft, and enjoy family-friendly activities at the Boston Book Festival (Boston)

12. The MFA offers free early morning admission, including art making and a story hour for families (Boston)

13. Catch Karen K and the Jitterbugs when they perform at the Coolidge Corner Theatre (Brookline)

14. Puppet Showplace Theater brings five original stories to life using nothing but cardboard and imagination (Brookline)

15. Check out a garden of endless carved pumpkins at Edaville’s Pumpkins Aglow (Carver)

16. Holly Hill Farm hosts a Vintage Farm Tractor Celebration (Cohasset)

17. Meet Cece Bell, creator of the Origami Yoda series, and hear her read from her new chapter-book (Dedham)

18. Celebrate the harvest season with a neighborhood garden potluck complete with a garden vegetable "stone soup" and local musicians (Dorchester)

19. Appleton Farms continues its Down on the Farm Fall Concert Series with live reggae music by Soul Rebel Project, wood-fired pizza, and burgers (Ipswich)

20. Live performances, pumpkin decorating, craft vendors, and amusement rides take over the streets at the Newton Harvest Fair (Newton)

21. It’s time for the Smolak Farm Children’s Festival and narrated Alice in Wonderland Hayride (North Andover)

22. Enjoy a walk along the Winslow Nature Trail’s Halloween Octoberfest Kids’ Trail (Norton)

23. Say farewell to the garden season with a Flower Fairy Festival (North Andover)

24. Explore hay mazes, hay rides, farm animals, live owl programs, live music and more at the 36th Annual Daniel Webster Farm Day at the Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary (Marshfield)

25. Take a twirl on a midway ride or play games at the Derby Street Carnival (Salem)

26. Bring a blanket to watch Hotel Transylvania under the stars (Salem)

27. It’s Halloween Brick-or-Treat every weekend this month at LEGOLAND™ (Somerville)

28. LEGOLAND™ hosts a sensory-friendly event , turning down the music, dimming  the lights, and providing designated quiet areas (Somerville)

29. Enjoy great food, craft beers, and kids’ activities at the North Shore Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival (Stoneham)

30. Get spooked with The Sleepy Hollow Experience at Old Sturbridge Village (Sturbridge)

31. Partake in the Palmer Pumpkin Palooza with family-friendly activities, a giant evening display of Jack O’Lanterns, hayrides, live music, and more (Three Rivers)

32. It’s time for the Topsfield Fair (Topsfield)

33. Experiment with paint, paper, collage, performance, and movement at this Free Family Fun Art & Theater Workshop (Watertown)

34. Make your way through Mahoney’s Haunted Forest Halloween Maze (Winchester)

35. Go on a non-scary Halloween Hike at Boo Meadow Brook (Worcester)

36. Local artists come together to create a Chalkfest for Charity (Wrentham)