10 Things You Need to Do This Fall in Massachusetts

September 26, 2019

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Fall is here, and will be gone before you know it! Before the cold white stuff falls from the sky, enjoy these next two months of sun, fall foliage, apple crisp, pumkin spice lattes, and cider donuts before its too late! 

Here are the top 10 things you NEED to do in Massachusetts!

1. Grab you dog and head over to Harpoon Brewery for Harpoon Dogtoberfest on Sunday, October 6, 2019. I can't think of a better combination than beer and playing with pups! PLUS - net proceeds from the festival will benefit the Kenary Brain Tumor Research Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Count me in!


Harpoon Dogtoberfest presented by @wellnesspetfood is so close we can almost taste it. Join us in Boston on October 6th as we cap off Octoberfest weekend with a festival for our favorite four-legged friends. Link in bio for details. ----

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2. Visit America's oldest fair, The Topsfield Fair. From October 4 - October 14, 2019 you can indulge in fried oreos, pet cute goats, puke on spinny carnivale rides, and get heckled by a carnival clown that you can dunk in a water tank.


Our friends at @fiestashows are gearing up for another great Midway this year! Did you know they have been providing our Midway since 1950! We're thrilled to have them again! #TF200

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3. Support around 11,000 rowers from all around the world at the Head of the Charles Regatta. The weekend of October 19, 2019 is the biggest 2 day rowing race in the world, and it is super fun to cheer on these elite athletes, and participate in all the fun day parties along the river.


Ever get the feeling you’re being chased? #hocr54 . --: @caridossa

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4. Grab the kiddos and attend the 6th Annual Pumpkin Float at Frog Pond. Friday, October 18, from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM hundreds of illuminated jack-o’-lanterns will float on the water. It fun and spooky sight! 


Our 5th Annual Pumpkin Float was a happily haunted way to celebrate the Halloween season! Thank you to all of the booootastic pumpkin carvers, volunteers, vendors, and wicked spectators! --

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5. I feel like I don't even need to write this, BUT GO APPLE PICKING! Massachusetts has so many beautiful farms where you can pick apples, feed farm animals, and go on fun hayrides. Get that Instagram pic girlie!

Best Places in MA for Apple Picking

No school day means fabulous Fall fun at Brooksby! We are open for apple picking from 9-4 with the last bag sold at 4. Come on up and enjoy your day with us... animals, donuts and hot apple cider too!

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6. Scream your head off at Witch's Woods Haunted Hayride & Halloween Screampark. I mean it is called Halloween SCREAMpark. You most definitely will be screaming the whole time you are there.


#witcheswoods #halloween

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7. Visit Salem, MA and get your Halloween on! If you are a HUGE 'Hocus Pocus' fan, love haunted houses, and a big foodie, this coastal town has it all!


RELATED: 10 Things to Do in Salem, MA This October

That's a wrap for #SalemHauntedHappenings 2018! -- Thanks to everyone who came out and celebrated Halloween in #SalemMA with us this October! To follow Salem all year long, be sure to head over to @destsalem and we'll see you next October!

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8. Get lost in a corn maze! West End Creamery in Whitinsville has a corn maze that is shaped as 3X Super Bowl Champion, Robert Gronkowski, to honor his retirement with the New England Patriots. 


West End Creamery is proud to announce our 2019 maize design which celebrates the astounding football career of Rob Gronkowski. What an a-maize-ing person you are on and off the field, Gronk, and it’s been so fun to watch you play! Together with Pats fans everywhere, we are sad to see you retire, and wish you all the best! We will miss you this season! Open Fridays and weekends starting on September 21! Tag 3 friends to get lost with in our #ThanksGronk cornmaze for a chance to win 4 passes to visit our Fall Festival this season! https://www.westendfallfestival.com/ . . . . . #ThanksGronk #GoPats #WestEndCreamery #FallFestival2019 #CornMaze

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9. Be a "leaf peeper" and go take in the beautiful fall foliage that millions travel to New England to see. Visit Appleton Farms in Hamilton, Bryant Homestead in Cummington, and Rocky Woods in Medfield.

Best Places in MA for Fall Foliage

Walkin’ in an autumn wonderland ----. Thanks for sharing @cpphotography328!

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10. Dress your pet up in the cutest or scariest Halloween costume and enter them in the Halloween Pet Parade & Costume Contest at Faneuil Hall. Don't miss this fun event on October 26, 2019! 


Happy Friday the 13th! Here's the spookiest thing you'll see all day. . . . P.S. our Halloween Pet Parade is Saturday, Oct. 26th. Visit our Facebook page for more information!

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Have some fall fun and tag me in all your adventures on Instagram - @julia_scapa !