Weekend Event Roundup

Hello friends! If you're looking for something to do this coming weekend, enjoy this roundup of 30 weekend events in Boston and beyond!

1. Bolton Orchards hosts a Fall Craft and Food Festival, featuring local crafters, live music, fresh cider donuts, and other seasonal food (Bolton)

2. Experience stories, workshops, author presentations by Kate DiCamillo and other writers, costumed characters, events for teens and kids, and more at the Boston Book Festival (Boston)

3. Discover vegetables and fruits used in favorite recipes across Latin America (Boston)

4. It’s a half-mile, tree-lined Jack-O-Lantern Journey with more than 5,000 carved pumpkins and pumpkin carving demonstrations (Boston)

5. Pop by Tea and Talk for chai, conversation, and community while listening to the Pangea quartet (Boston)

6. Check out the railroad displays, layouts, vendors, and exhibits at this model railroad train show (Boxboro)

7. Make ghosts and ghouls plus other zany crafts while learning about Halloween traditions (Brookline)

8. Meet scientists, learn what earthquakes can teach us, and explore Earth’s climate and atmosphere at Earth Stories: A Museum Mini-Festival (Cambridge)

9. Dress up in costumes and trick-or-treat throughout Edaville during its Not So Spooky Halloween (Carver)

10. Pop by Pumpkin People in the Park for clever and crafty displays (Chatham)

11.  Join gardeners, family, and neighbors to celebrate the bounty of Dorchester’s largest community garden at the free annual Nightingale Harvest Potluck, which also includes food preservation demos and family activities (Dorchester)

12. Find your way through the hay maze, compete in field day activities like sack races and egg-on-a-spoon runs, participate in pumpkin decorating, ride a bicycle cider press, eat donuts on a string, or enter a competitive pie-eating contest at Harvest Fest (Dover)

13. Visit the castle’s candle lit hallways, spooky scenes, and resident spirits during the Halls of Darkness Tour  (Gloucester)

14. Explore the Halloween Haymaze at Wilson Farm (Lexington)

15. Teens dig in the dirt, harvest root vegetables, and finish the day by roasting veggies and s’mores around the campfire (Lincoln)

16. Check out Zoo Boo Days (Mendon)

17. Head to the Owl Festival to meet live owls up close, learn how owls survive, stop by the food trucks, and participate in kids’ activities (Milton)

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

19. Bring a flashlight to the kid-friendly haunted nature trail to meet a friendly ghost, paint pumpkins, and enjoy a seasonal storytime (Norton)

20. 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)

21. Drop by this collaborative ball run event featuring hundreds of colorful balls, contraptions, adjustable supports, tubes, conveyor belts, and more (Roslindale)

22. Weird wonders, witches, and spooky legends abound on a family scavenger hunt (Salem)

23. Take part in a Pet Parade and costume contest (Salem)

24. Rock out at this annual Halloween Family Dance (Salem)

25. Sample s’mores and cider, play lawn games, take a pinetum tour, then take a free Fall Foliage Walk at Farandnear (Shirley)

26. Celebrate Halloween in spooky style with costume contests, a scavenger hunt, building challenges, a pumpkin trail, and more at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Brick or Treat (Somerville)

27. Monster Mashed Up! offers family fun complete with a costume parade, live music, doggie costume contest, giant chainsaw pumpkin carving, and more (Somerville)

28. See who wins the scarecrow contest at Sturbridge’s 29th Annual Harvest Festival and enjoy their mini food truck festival while browsing through the wares of over 80 local artisans and crafters (Sturbridge)

29. Family Day: Playing with Printmaking offers lots of hands-on fun including a treasure hunt (Wellesley)

30. Carve out some time for Great Pumpkin Nights with trick-or-treating and more than a thousand pumpkins (Worcester)