30 Cool Things To Do In September

OH HEY, TOMORROW IS SEPTEMBER! I still can't quite wrap my head around the fact that summer is over but here we are. Grab your calendar and map out some fun events for September in Boston and beyond. This list offers one idea for each day of the month!

September 1: Sample some fine eats at Medford Eats! (Medford)

September 2: Attend the first Smolak Farms Fall Festival of the year and celebrate the harvest season with ice cream, hayrides, a corn maze, and of course, apple picking (North Andover)

September 3: Work together to follow the clues and collect a prize when the Fruitlands Museum hosts a Scavenger Hunt Challenge (Harvard)

September 4: Take an indoor babywearing tour of the Gore Place (Waltham)

September 5: Enjoy a family Challah bake, discover the art of Shofar making and blowing, have fun with honey, make Rosh Hashanah greeting cards, and more at this Jewish New Year Fair (Sudbury)

September 6: Enjoy free evening admission at the ICA, and be sure to check out its Feature Tour, We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85 (Boston)

September 7: Take an evening hayride through autumn meadows followed by songs, s’mores around the campfire along with a very special visitor (Lincoln)

September 8: The first ever Apex Orchards Peach Fest promises scoops from Bart’s Ice Cream, burgers, dogs, and fried dough with Maple Cream from All Things Maple, Apex Orchards Peach Ale, peach recipe demos, and live music, as well as peach and apple picking (Shelburne Falls)

September 9: Help out with trail maintenance, weeding, and getting the goats ready for winter at Habitat (Belmont)

September 10: Families with young children can attend this Rosh Hashanah Rainbow Service, led by Temple Israel clergy with Wayne Potash for free and to experience singing, storytelling, and new connections (Boston)

September 11: Design a walking stick and take it for a test drive through Fairyborough (Acton)

September 12: Check out this outdoor Sunset Drum Circle (Harvard)

September 13: Applefest at Wachusett Mountain celebrates the season with more than 100 craft exhibitors, a farmers' market, kids’ entertainment, and peak fall foliage viewing from the SkyRide, plus live music, the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off, and Apple Pie Baking and Eating Contests (Princeton)

September 14: Visit the bees, taste delicious honey-and-apple combinations, share stories and songs, and make apple crafts at this Apple Honey Harvest (Lincoln)

September 15: The Boxford Apple Festival has been a tradition for over 50 years, and features crafters, food, music, and community groups (Boxford)

September 16: Wind down the summer season at this End of Summer Jam, with an instrument playground, a pop-up bookshop, interactive optical illusions drawing activity, drumming for kids, and Groovy Baby Yoga (Boston)

September 17: Teens and tweens can learn to create Zentangles (Boston)

September 18: Head to the woods in search of fuzzy, black-and-orange-striped Woolly Bear caterpillars and learn whether they actually predict how long winter will last (Belmont)

September 19: Stop by Weir Farm for a Barnyard Storytime and explore the setting, meet animal friends, then gather round for a farm story with one of the farmers (Hingham)

September 20: Visit with Abby the Therapy Dog and learn how to take care of the people and pets you love (Acton)

September 21: Roll out dough and make different pasta shapes when Trustees of Reservations chef Cleo from The KITCHEN visits the Boston Children’s Museum (Boston)  

September 22: Fluff Fest draws over 12,000 people to a madcap festival celebrating the 101st anniversary of the invention of Fluff (Somerville)

September 23: Apples and delicious treats abound at The Lenox Apple Squeeze--stroll through town for children’s activities, live music, and more (Lenox)

September 24: Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret performs songs and scenes from shows that have been censored or challenged in the US (Boston)

September 25: Visit the most aromatic spots at Habitat and see if you can sniff out the scents that local animals use, then make nose masks to take home (Belmont)

September 26: Brush the goats, feed the pigs, make a barnyard craft, and more during Open Barnyard at Powisset Farm (Dover)

September 27: Take a free cooking class and learn to cook fresh, fast, and delicious for less (Boston)

September 28: Learn about the origins of sand, its unique properties, how it controls the shape of a beach, and then make your own sandpaper to take home (Boston)

September 29: The Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival features world-class musicians, international food, and an instrument petting zoo staffed by Berklee professionals (Boston)

September 30: Boston Hill Farm offers Fall Festivals throughout the season with apple and pumpkin picking, homemade apple cider donuts, live music from Ronnie Chase and Russ Bennett, BBQ, a petting zoo, ice cream, and much more (North Andover)