Pumpkin Carving Contest at Cape Ann Art Haven

Gloucester, Cape Ann Art Haven FREE Pumpkin Carving Party - come create art wit

All ages are welcome for our Fifth Annual Pumpkin Carving contest on Saturday the 25th! There will be some fall snacks, beautiful pumpkins to be carved, and great prizes for the winning pumpkins (both kids and adults).

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 4 - 8 p.m.
Cape Ann Art Haven

Essex Clam Fest 2014

Enjoy food, live music and all kinds of family fun at the Essex Clam Fest!

There's no better place in New England to eat clams than Essex, Massachusetts! Now in its 32nd year, this local festival takes place in Memorial Park in downtown Essex boasts 40 to 50 food, craft, and local product vendors. The Essex Division of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the 32nd annual Essex ClamFest in Memorial Park in Essex. The highlight of the day will be the Clam Chowder Tasting, a competition that pits area restaurants against one another to determine who serves the best clam chowder on Cape Ann. Local restaurants are expected to serve up their favorite chowder recipes starting at noon and ending about 2 pm.

Judges of the chowder will be announced in advance. The public will also have the opportunity to sample and vote on their favorite chowder.

In addition to the Chowder competition, an interesting variety of activities has been planned, including:

  • An arts and crafts area
  • Entertainment throughout the afternoon
  • The Lions Club Food Pavilion
  • An Ipswich Ale Station
  • Organization, church, and non-profit tables
  • Kids Rides and Games
  • A Health Fair

The crafts area and the rides will be open to the public starting at 11:00 am. For more information contact Sue Lufkin at

Saturday, October 25, 2014 11am - 4pm
Memorial Park (Essex)

Harvest Fest Make Your Own Instrument

Engage in Rockport’s annual Harvest Festival activities by making your own instrument—tambourine, maracas, guitar, and more—using fun, everyday items.  All ages are welcome to participate. Sponsored by Rockport Music. FREE

Saturday, October 18, 2014 10:00am

Rockport Harvest Fest

The Rockport HarvestFest is a family-focused event featuring live music, kids' art activities, a showcase for non-profits and community organizations, live music, and a celebration of local food! New England food producers gather under a giant tent on one of Rockport's historic corking wharves to celebrate the best of local food, fresh seafood, pastries, cider doughnuts, and more!

Saturday, October 18, 2014 10:00am - 6:00pm
Downtown Rockport

It's a Snap Community LEGO Art

Celebrate Community Creativity with LEGOs at Wenham Museum's LEGO Exhibit!

Wenham Museum celebrates community creativity with their new LEGO art exhibit! A display of over 60 unique sculptures by amateur and semi-professional LEGO artists showcases the creative talents of the community using a unique artistic medium. Carefully-configured towers, creatures and imaginary places built by children and adults will move and amaze you! Think out-of-the-box and build your own miniature masterpieces at our creative stations in this colorful exhibit.

September 17 - October 27, 2014
Wenham Museum

Newburyport's Fall Harvest Festival

The Newburyport Harvest Festival is a tradition filled with family fun!

A Newburyport tradition for over 35 years, Fall Harvest Festival features talented artisans offering handmade crafts & artwork, great local food vendors, live music by the Squeezebox Stompers, the annual Scarecrow Contest and kids entertainment in Market Square Sunday with Lindsay & Her Puppet Pals Puppetry and Storytelling, and on Monday sing-along with the the Whirlygigs!

Sunday & Monday, October 12 & 13, 2014 10am - 5pm

Salem Open Market

The Salem Open Market runs on weekendsduring the last 3 weeks of October!

Love Halloween? Witches, goblins and ghouls? Well, there’s no better place to spend a spooky weekend in October than in Salem, MA! And what could possibly make Salem’s October Haunted Happenings even better? How about the Salem Open Market flying in with a hauntingly cool open-air arts market!

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, October 10-26, 2014
Essex Street Hours are 11am-10pm
Downtown Salem

The Newburyport Farmers' Market

Newburyport Farmers find organic locally grown produce, mea, dairy Newburyport

The Newburyport Farmers Summer Market celebrates local fresh produce every Sunday morning rain or shine!  Start your Sunday browsing fresh North Shore local produce, meats, cheeses, and seafood in an open air market atmosphere! Food and beverage vendors offer fresh hot coffee, breakfast treats and delicious food. Live music every week!

Sundays, May - November 2014 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Tannery Marketplace

Essex Residents Arts & Craftsmanship Festival

Join the fun as essex residents celebrate their local creativity with Trails&Sai

The Essex Shipbuilding Museum present the Arts and Craftsmanship Festival. This celebration of the creativity of Essex residents. Join us at 66 Main St. as musicians play, food and beer is available, and all kinds of art work is displayed. Good dogs on leashes are welcome. This event is free and open to the public. This is a Trails and Sails event!

Saturday, September 27, 2014 1-6pm

Fifth Annual Flying Horse Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit

Pingree School Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit in Hamilton MA

The fifth annual Flying Horse Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit at Pingree School is open free to the public every day during daylight hours until November 23, including a reception with the artists on September 27 at 1 p.m. Forty-five sculptures are on display on the 100-acre campus at 537 Highland Street in South Hamilton.

Daily During Daylight Hours through November 23, 2014
Pingree School
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