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Cape Cod Events
October 2017

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.


Cranberry farmers harvesting berriesWatching the Cranberry Harvest on a Beautiful October Day

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Fairs, Festivals & Special Events in October


Family Emergency Preparedness Fire Prevention Fair

When: 2017 date TBA

Where: Gus Canty Rec Center, 790 Main Street, Falmouth

Admission: Free

 
Is your family prepared to handle an emergency? At Falmouth Fire Rescue Department's annual Emergency Preparedness Fire Prevention Fair, you'll learn all about preparing emergency supply kits, helping senior and disabled family and friends through an emergency, readying your four-legged friends for sheltering, and so much more!

This fun event is for the whole family, so bring the kids along.

Your young 'uns will love the outdoor "Touch A Truck" event featuring fire trucks, a police cruiser and SWAT truck, an Emergency Command Center vehicle, and a Coast Guard boat. Entertainment will be provided by Harold the Ventriloquist and Friends, as well as “Patches” the Talking Automated Fire Dog.

Raffle prizes will be awarded, and popcorn, hot dogs and pizza will be available free of charge.


Historic Sandwich Village Tours

When: 2017 dates TBA

Where: Meet at Sandwich Glass Museum, 129 Main Street, Sandwich

Admission: Free. Donations are welcomed!

More Info: Sandwich Glass Museum; (508) 888-0251

These fascinating walking tours stroll through the historic village of Sandwich, the Cape's oldest town. Knowledgeable, entertaining docents lead the tour, sharing stories of the town's people, places and history.


Pumpkin Day at Bourne Farm

When: October 7, 2016, 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 7-9, 2017, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat. & Sun., fireworks 8 p.m. Sunday, morning events on Monday.

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 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.


Taylor-Bray Farm's Fall Festival

When: October 7, 2017, 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: October 14 - 15, 2017, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Main Street and other venues in Wellfleet

Admission: 

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.


Cape Cod Marathon Weekend

When: October 28-29, 2017  

Where: Beginning and ending at the Falmouth Village Green, Falmouth

Admission: No cost for spectators, registration/entry fees required for marathoners

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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