WaterFire is a highly unique public art experience that has attracted tens of thousands of visitors to Rhode Island’s creative capital city of Providence. The event is based on an original artistic installation of bonfires lit on the three waterways passing through downtown Providence. On select Saturday evenings throughout the year, WaterFire creates a magical artistic event celebrating earth, air, fire and water. Amidst the flickering firelight of 100 bonfires, stroll through Waterplace Park and enjoy music and entertainment from around the world. Please see complete schedule for event dates.
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King Richard’s Faire is New England’s largest and longest-running Renaissance Festival. Tucked away on 80 acres of beautiful, enchanted forest off Rt. 58 in Carver, Mass., King Richard’s Faire offers guests a full day of live, interactive entertainment for all ages, including new liger cubs, daring knights jousting on horseback, and eight stages filled with song and dance, stunts and storytelling. Every Saturday afternoon, the King’s Stage offers special themed contests and events to add variety to the festival-like entertainment lineup.
(Select dates, see website for details) Board the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat for a fall foliage journey through the unspoiled Connecticut River Valley during the turn of the season. Relax and soak up the beauty of the turn of the season while gently rolling through the countryside aboard vintage train coaches. From the open decks of the Becky Thatcher Riverboat, you'll revel in stunning views of the hills bursting with fall foliage and reflecting off the river water.
Hailed by USA Today as “extraordinary.” Experience the glow of 5,000 pumpkins carved into amazing works of art and set in a magical display during this night-time spectacular. A team of professional pumpkin carvers spends six weeks creating the trail, resulting in a truly breathtaking display. Feast your eyes on thousands of carved and illuminated pumpkins with hundreds of them depicting people, places, and scenes — all with painstaking detail and amazing intricacy!
This event is the quintessential country fair — traditional agriculture, big entertainment, rides, games, shopping, and great food … something for everyone! Established in 1818, America’s oldest continuously running agricultural fair opens with the famed New England giant pumpkin weigh-off (in 2012, the 2,009-pound heavyweight champion became the world’s first 1-ton pumpkin). Come see horse and dog shows, a circus, crafts and farm animals of all kinds.
Come to beautiful midcoast Maine for a celebration of all things pumpkin. This festival is a fun-packed week of events including a pumpkin paddle boat relay and pumpkin motor boat regatta, pumpkin polo, and the Maine Pumpkin Growers Organization-sanctioned giant pumpkin weigh-off. There’s also pumpkin catapulting, a pumpkin drop, underwater pumpkin carving, a giant pumpkin parade, 60 giant pumpkins lining Damariscotta’s main street, and a pumpkin derby.