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Festivals and events the weekend of 15-18 Sept

This is a short list of things going on this weekend, but it should help you out….

The largest fall festival in New England is The Big “E” which has its fair grounds in Springfield, Massachusetts. Dates are September 16-October 2, 2011. It’s a New England extravaganza with free top name entertainment, major exhibits, The Big E Super Circus, the Avenue of States, dazzling thrill shows, New England history and agriculture, animals, rides, shopping, crafts, a daily parade and a Mardi Gras parade and foods from around the world for the glorious days of the Big “E” during the most colorful days of fall foliage in New England.

The Shelburne Farms Harvest Festival on the shores of Lake Champlain in Vermont is an ideal setting to celebrate the fall foliage traditions of Vermont’s farms and forests with musical performances, hay rides, workshops, exhibitions, demonstrations, ethnic and traditional foods, and more for the whole family. Date is Saturday September 17th, 2011.

Maine has many autumn events and the links keep changing! (I wish that would happen) but I will update when I can. Here is the “Maine” page to visit so you can find things to do and see year round.

Apples to iPods

Turn delicious apples into sweet ipods!

Small Dog has teamed up with local Apple Orchards to bring you the best of what Vermont has to offer: Apple iPods and delicious Vermont apples! The list of prizes includes iPod nanos, shuffles,Small Dog CAR Tune nanos and Hippod speakers, and even a Grand Prize of an 8GB iPod touch!Visitors to Vermont’s pick-your-own orchards will have a chance to win iPods and iPod accessories during the “Apples to iPods” promotion from Sept. 17 to Oct. 8. Eleven specially marked wooden apples will be placed in apple trees at select orchards around the state. Customers who find the wooden apple replicas will win an iPod or an accessory pack.Apple picking is one of the most popular activities for visitors during Vermont’s foliage season. Vermont has almost 4,000 acres of commercial apple production, and the state’s leading apple varieties are McIntosh, Cortland, Red Delicious and Empire. In 1999, the Vermont legislature designated the apple as the state fruit, and the apple pie as the state pie.“Talk about mixing apples with Apples,” said Small Dog Electronics founder and co-owner Don Mayer. “The combination of Vermont’s tastiest harvest with this popular musical technology is a great way to support our apple growers and Vermont-based businesses.”For contest details about “Apples to iPods” and a list of participating orchards, visit, or
Deerfield Antiques Show 2011 – Deerfield, MA
October 9, 2011 to October 10, 2011
The two-day event will include more than 50 of the country’s leading antique dealers selling thousands of rare antiques-from furniture and carpets to books and quilts. Admission includes access to the Flynt Center of Early New England Life and the Apprentice’s Workshop at Dwight House. Location: Deerfield Academy Hockey Rink, 7 Boyden Lane. Time: Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Monday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: $12. Information:
Corn Festival 2011 at the South Shore Natural Science Center –Norwell, MA
September 17, 2011
A fun family day with childrens activities and games, hayrides, haymaze, 4-H Animals, music crafters,demonstrators and all things corn. In addition, explore our Jeff Corwin inspired EcoZone – an interactive museum with exhibits representing EcoSystems in southeastern Massachusetts. Location: 48 Jacobs Lane Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: Adults, $5; children, $3; family maximum, $20, Information: 781-659-2559 or visit
Northborough AppleFest 
Northborough, Massachusetts 
September 16 – 18
Northborough AppleFest
Applefest Street Fair on Blake Street on Saturday from 10:00 – 3:00 pm where merchants, clubs, food vendors and craft artisans will display their excellent wares in more than 110 booths. Applefest Road Race, Applefest Parade, Applefest BBQ/Concert, Northborough Has Talent AND MORE
King Richard’s Faire 
Carver, Massachusetts
September 3 – October 23, Weekends
King Richard’s Faire
Entertainment, exciting rides and skilled games abound on the King Richard�s Faire�s enchanted 80-acre site. Hundreds of talented entertainers perform non-stop throughout the day. Watch King�s mounted knight�s battle on horseback, and laugh as bawdy beggars compete in mud. Strolling performers will engage you all day long as you frolic in our forest and try your skill at our Gaming Glen. Visit any of our eight vivid stages and be enthralled by acrobats, aerialists, jugglers, minstrels, dancers, fire eaters, puppeteers and even exotic tigers. Witness the rare Liger, beautiful white lion and cute tiger cubs.

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Jeff Foliage

My name is Jeff Folger,
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I started with Yankee Magazine as their first blogger on everything fall foliage. Now I blog on my own blog on my favorite subject, telling leaf peepers where the fall foliage is showing up in New England and helping them (to some extent) plan their fall foliage vacations.
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Festivals and events the weekend of 15-18 Sept — 2 Comments

    • I think next year I will get a calendar on the site and have all these things entered into it in some fashion so you can look ahead and check a particular weekend..

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