19 Things To Do This Weekend In Boston (& Beyond)

Hello friends, I hope you’re having a great week! If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, here’s a great roundup of weekend events in Boston and beyond for you to consider! As always, events are ordered alphabetically by city/town. And also, don’t forget to check out these amazing roundups for fall festivals and apple picking!

1. Caterpillars: Life on the Leaf Edge explores the hidden world of New England caterpillars through hands-on, interactive activities and offers the chance to see lots of local caterpillars up close throughout phases of their life cycles (Acton)

2. Celebrate the fall equinox at Revels RiverSing (Allston)

3. Join designers from Minni at this month’s BSA family design day for a crash course  into the realm of Moving Machines (Boston)

4. Explore the Enchanted Garden at Tower Hill Botanic Garden to find fairies, elves and gnomes, plus have fun with fairy house building, scavenger hunts, dress ups, potion brewing, and more (Boylston)

5. It’s time for King Richard’s Faire (Carver)

6. Make butter, save and plant seeds, press apples, paint pumpkins, enjoy arts and crafts, dress-up like a 19th century farmer, ride ponies and tractors, listen to live music, and celebrate fall at this Homestead Harvest Festival (Cummington)

7. Head to this Apples & Honey Grandparent Tea to celebrate Rosh Hashanah (Framingham)

8. Find original handmade crafts by 40 local artisans, plus a food truck, live music, and more during the 9th Annual Craft Festival at Fruitlands (Harvard)

9. Visit with farm animals, climb aboard a tractor, paint your own pumpkin, learn about beekeeping and how to press apple cider, challenge your friends at potato spoon, and make sure to enjoy an HKS Clydesdales wagon ride during the Annual Fall Festival at Weir River Farm, which also offers food trucks, local brews, live music, old-fashioned lawn games, face painting, and ice cream (Hingham)

10. Enjoy live musical performances, local artisan crafts, great food, a Knucklebones play area, and fun activities for all ages at the annual Mystic River Celebration (Medford)

11. From contra dancing, parades, and hiking to ice cream, BBQ, and a pancake breakfast, Northborough Applefest offers 30 unique events to celebrate and enjoy the harvest (Northborough)

12. Trails & Sails kicks off two weekends full of mostly free walks, guided hikes, historical tours, boating, paddling, and cycling adventures (Salem)

13. All Roads Lead to Fluff, so bike, boogie, scooter, or jetpack to Union Square as Marshmallow Fluff journeys round the world and back again for this year’s Fluff Festival (Somerville)

14. Take in more than 50 works by New England artists at the Flying Horse Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit (South Hamilton)

15. Visit the new baby sloth at the Stone Zoo and learn all about these tree-dwelling animals through trivia and games (Stoneham)

16. Try free children’s dance classes like Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, Modern, Tap, Modern, Improv Theater, and more (Wellesley)

17. Check out traditional Viking-era crafts, kids' activities, Viking games, combat demonstrations, Nordic vendors, and games, plus even take a traditional Finnish sauna at Berserk: A Viking Festival for All (West Newton)

18. Check out The Big E calendar this year and make plans to visit the largest agricultural event on the eastern seaboard (West Springfield)

19. Receive free admission at many museums and cultural institutions with a Museum Day ticket (Various Locations)