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Updated: September 26, 2022
If you're lucky enough to be on Cape Cod in October, you'll find an events calendar full of fantastic ways to enjoy the crisp, invigorating "sweater weather" that comes with autumn by the sea.
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When: October 1, 2022, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Route 130, Sandwich, MA
More Info: SandwichFest
This year's SandwichFest will include lots of fabulous food, a beer and wine tent, juried artisans and crafters, activities for the kids, and plenty of music.
*Note: I've heard that the popular Dog Parade & Costume Contest won't be happening this year. And looking at the SandwichFest flyer, it appears that's true.
Although we'll all miss this ever-popular part of the day's events, no doubt SandwichFest will be a fun time for all - as it always is!
When: October 1 & 2, 2022
Where: Falmouth MA
More Info: Cape Cod Marathon
There's good reason that Runners' World named this as one of the "Ten Most Scenic" marathons in the world!
Beginning and ending at the beautiful Village Green in Falmouth, the loop course takes runners along the shoreline, through farmlands and cranberry bogs, and past the imposing Nobska Light.
Choose your spot along the course, and help cheer the runners on as they pass by!
When: October 1, 2022, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Where: Bank and Commercial Streets, Wellfleet, MA
Tickets: $85 per person
More Info: Art & Oyster Crawl
Wellfleet SPAT's annual Art & Oyster Crawl celebrates two of the town’s treasures: outstanding art galleries and delicious local shellfish.
Along the 1.6-mile Crawl circuit, 6 participating art galleries will host raw bars and beverage stations where you'll enjoy freshly shucked Wellfleet oysters and clams, paired with a selection of Devil's Purse Brewing Company beer, Liquid Geography- Wellfleet SPAT Rosé and nonalcoholic drinks. survey Wellfleet's art scene.
Come experience the Wellfleet art scene, and meet the folks who farm and wild harvest Wellfleet's fabulous shellfish each day!
*Reminder: Sunset is at 6:26pm, and the streets are dimly lit. Don't forget your bring a flashlight!
When: October 2, 2022, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 65 Highfield Drive, Falmouth MA
More Info: Highfield Hall & Gardens
This 2nd annual celebration of Cape Cod's native Wampanoag culture and history is a free, family friendly event featuring something for all
The Wampanoag Singers and Dancers will once again be the highlight of the day, along with hands-on activities for kids, story sharing, food trucks specializing in traditional native fare, and vendors selling Native American crafted items.
When: October 2, 2022, noon to 6 p.m.
Where: Truro Vineyards, 11 Shore Road, N. Truro, MA
Admission: General admission $50
More Info: Vinegrass Music Festival
This popular annual event at Truro Vineyards showcases the sounds of Americana, Bluegrass, & Folk (a/k/a "American Roots Music").
This year's festival features performances by up-and-coming, talented artists - along with lots of yummy eats and Truro Vineyards' wines, Twenty Boat Rum, and Dry Line Gin available for purchase.
When: October 8, 2022, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Bourne Farm in Falmouth
More Info: Pumpkin Day
There's plenty of autumn fun at the farm on Pumpkin Day.
Bring the kiddos, and have your camera at the ready to capture those memories, as your youngsters choose their perfect Jack-o-Lantern pumpkin!!
When: October 8 - 10, 2022
Where: Various venues around town
More Info: Yarmouth Seaside Festival
Yarmouth Seaside Festival is a highlight of Columbus Day weekend on Cape Cod!
This annual extravaganza has tons of fun activities for the whole family, including old favorites like an arts and crafts fair, rides and games for the kids, food vendors, a sand-sculpting contest, canoe and kayak races, a beach bonfire, and a big fireworks display at Seagull Beach.
When: October 8, 2022
Where: Taylor Bray Farm, 108 Bray Farm Road, Yarmouthport
Admission: Free. Suggested parking donation $5
More Info: Taylor Bray Farm Fall Festival
Back again this year will be all the good, ol' fashioned fun Taylor Bray Farm's Fall Festival is known for: hayrides, a pumpkin patch, games for the kids, tasty refreshments, and visits with all the friendly farm animals.
Donations are greatly appreciated and go toward upkeep of the farm, feeding and care of the animals, and the farm's educational programs. So please chip in $5 for parking - and a little more, if you're able!
*Note - No dogs are allowed at the farm on festival day.
When: October 13, 2022, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Pelham House Resort, 14 Sea Street, Dennis Port, MA
Tickets: $50 per person (cash bar will be available)
More Info: Taste of Dennis 2022
Enjoy a casual evening of delicious cuisine from Dennis restaurants and caterers at Pelham House Resort, and bid on silent auction items donated by local businesses.
A portion of the proceeds from Taste of Dennis 2022 will benefit the Lifeguard Scholarship Fund.
When: October 14th to 26th, 2022,
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Where: Harwich Antique Center, 10 Rte. 28, West Harwich, MA
More Info: Harwich Antique Center
Bring a carved or decorated pumpkin to the Harwich Antique Center between Oct 14th through Oct 26th, and receive 10% off any item in the Center.
All pumpkins will be displayed and offered for sale to the public.
Proceeds from pumpkin sales will go: 60% to Wild Care Cape Cod, 30% to the pumpkin artist/creator; and 10% to Harwich Antique Center.
What a great way to have fun and support a wonderful organization that helps wild animals on Cape Cod!
(This event is open to all ages and artistic abilities. )
When: October 15 & 16, 2022, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Baker's Field, Wellfleet, MA
Tickets: $20 per adult; children under 12 Free; free tickets for Wellfleet residents to attend on Sunday
More Info: Wellfleet OysterFest
The ever-popular OysterFest is back for 2022, once again bringing shellfish lovers from near and far to celebrate the salty, succulent, world-renowned Wellfleet oyster.
What about the famous "Shuck Off"? It's back again in person this year - along with fun, tasty, and educational pop ups for all to enjoy.
Free parking will be available at three Wellfleet beaches: Lecount Hollow, White Crest, and Newcomb Hollow, with a shuttle bus running between these beaches and OysterFest.
*Note: Everyone attending must pre-register and show a ticket for entry to the event.
When: October 15, 2022 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Meeting House Farm, 333 Quaker Meetinghouse Road, East Sandwich, MA
Admission: $10 per person; $15 per pony ride (reservations required)
More Info: Meeting House Farm on FB
Meeting House Farm in East Sandwich hosts the best, most unique Halloween event of the year!
For these three days, the farm will be all decked out in Halloween decor ... and the horses
will be in costume!!
There'll be music, photo ops, and plenty of candy for the kids, too.
Don’t miss your opportunity to sign up for this super-cool "Trick or Treat" event! Last year, tickets sold out within the first 48 hours.
When: October 16, 2022, noon to 5 p.m. (weather permitting)
Where: Main Street and Village Green, Hyannis
More Info: Hyannis Open Streets
Remember when your parents warned you, "Don't play in the street!"? Well, this is one day when it's okay - encouraged, actually - for you to do just that.
Beginning at noon, Main Street in downtown Hyannis will be closed to auto traffic, allowing everyone to walk, run, bike, dance and play in the street!
There'll also be lots of family friendly activities on Main Street and at the Village Green, along with food, shopping, and live performances. Fun for all on an October day!
When: October 21, 2022, 7 p.m.
Where: Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street, Wellfleet, MA
Admission: $15 general admission; $10 for those under 30; $5 with student ID
More Info: Outermost Contra Dance
Put on your dancin' shoes for this fun event at Preservation Hall!
Contra dancing is the older cousin to the square dance. No fancy footwork is needed – if you can walk, you can contra dance!
All the dances are taught and called. If you're new to contra dance, be sure to get in on the early dances to learn the basic moves. (No need to bring a partner; there are plenty of friendly people in this welcoming dance community.)
This month's caller is Rhode Islander, Paul Wilde, accompanied by local fiddler extraordinaire, Clayton March, and talented young pianist, Bailey Ford.
Come to dance or come just to listen. All are welcome!
(*Note: Vax card required for entry.)
When: October 31, 2022, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Main Street in Hyannis
More Info: Hyannis Main Street
Head to Main Street in Hyannis for a fun, family friendly trick or treat experience! The street will be closed to traffic, and businesses will be passing out candy.
Come in costume, and dress your 4-legged friend up, too. (Yes, pets are welcome!) This is sure to be a fun event for the entire family.
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