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Cape Cod Events
October 2020

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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Fairs, Festivals & Special Events in October


Due to COVID-19 concerns, some event sponsors and venues have cancelled their October 2020 events. Others are taking a "wait and see" approach.

Although I try my best to keep this page up-to-date, things can change quickly in uncertain times. So I strongly urge you to contact the event sponsor or venue directly to verify the event status before you make any plans to attend!

Pumpkin Day at Bourne Farm

When: October 10, 2020, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Bourne Farm, North Falmouth Hgwy., North Falmouth

Admission: Admission and parking are free; ticket sales per activity

More Info: Pumpkin Day

Get into the swing of autumn at Bourne Farm. Pumpkin Day is a great family outing featuring hayrides, pony rides, arts and crafts, kayaks and paddle boats, face painting ... and plenty of pumpkins ripe for the picking!

Yarmouth Seaside Festival

When:  October 10 - 12, 2020

Where: Various venues around town

Admission: Free

More Info: Yarmouth Seaside Festival

Columbus Day weekend means it’s time for the Yarmouth Seaside Festival. This annual three-day extravaganza has tons of fun activities for the whole family including a parade, craft fair, kids rides and games, a one-of-a-kind haunted maze, 5K road race, canoe and kayak race, sand-sculpting contest, a beach bonfire, and a fantastic fireworks display at Seagull Beach.

*Note: This year's parade, craft fair and field events have been cancelled. The canoe & kayak race, sand sculpture contest, beach bonfire and fireworks are (tentatively) scheduled to go on.

Taylor-Bray Farm's Fall Festival

When: October 10, 2020, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Taylor Bray Farm, 108 Bray Farm Road, Yarmouthport

Admission: Suggested parking donation $5

More Info: Taylor Bray Farm Fall Festival

Visit historic Taylor-Bray Farm for a wonderful day of autumn activities. Originally settled in 1639, the 22-acre farm will host all sorts of old-fashioned family fun including hayrides, games, hearth cooking, face painting, a free giant pumpkin raffle for the kids, live music, and refreshments.

Wellfleet OysterFest

When: Cancelled for 2020

Where: Main Street and other venues in Wellfleet


More Info: Wellfleet OysterFest 

Each year, OysterFest welcomes hundreds of locals and visitors from near and far for a celebration of the salty, succulent, world-renowned Wellfleet oyster. Fresh seafood is the star of the show, with fresh oysters, homemade chowder, and plenty of other delicacies purveyed in venues from the quaint town center to restaurants throughout town.

Fest-goers of all ages will also enjoy arts and crafts, cooking demonstrations, nature walks and talks, live music, kids activities, and much more ... including the weekend's feature event - an oyster-shucking contest where competitors vie to win the $1000 first prize by properly shucking 24 oysters in the quickest time.

Hyannis Open Streets

When: October 25, 2020, noon to 5 p.m. (weather permitting)

Where: Main Street and Village Green, Hyannis

Admission: Free

More Info: Hyannis Open Streets

Remember when your parents told 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 be tons of family friendly activities on Main Street and at the Village Green, including: pumpkin decorating, face painting, a kids' bike rodeo, ballroom dance demos, a costume parade for kids and pets, balloon twisting, performances by Trevor the Juggler, and music music music. Fun for all ... and it's all free!

Cape Cod Marathon Weekend

When: This Event Has Gone Virtual for 2020!

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!

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Important Note: The date, time, place, admission charges, etc. of the events on this page may be changed by the event sponsor at any time, without my knowledge. Please be sure to confirm all information directly with the sponsor before you make any plans!