Fall Festivities on the North Shore
Are you looking for the best fall festivities on the North Shore? Then look not further! With summer at an end, we’ve rounded up a list of fun autumn events happening this season.
Marini Farm Corn Maze: Every Weekend Through October (Ipswich)
This family-friendly farm offers a 1-acre corn maze for younger kids AND an 7-acre corn maze with an Alice in Wonderland Theme for adults and older kids.
Cider Hill – Hard Cider Bar & Live Music: Every Friday September 1st – October 20th (Amesbury)
Relax on the farm with free live music, hard cider bar, and farm snacks at the food truck. Checkout all upcoming events and apple picking through the link below!
4th Annual Salem Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival: September 23rd & 24th (Salem)
This 2023 festival will be a weekend of craft beer, great food, lawn games, music, and fun for the whole family.
Topsfield Fair: September 29th – October 9th (Topsfield)
Started by the Essex Agriculture Society in 1818, this fairground offers endless fun, activities, rides, games, music, and events – like The Great Pumpkin Weigh Off! Enjoy exhibitions like beekeeping, animal barns, and produce barns.
Oysterfest in the Port: September 30th (Newburyport)
Oysterfest In The Port hosted by Newburyport FISH will bring together oyster farms and fish vendors from across New England to highlight delicious local seafood.
Halloween in Salem: October 1st – 31st (Salem)
Salem is home to many Halloween festivities and museums. Stroll through downtown and enjoy the shopping and decorations. Visit the Salem Witch Museum or The Peabody Essex Museum. Checkout Hunted Happenings for a full list of things to do during the month of October.
Newburyport Chocolate Tour: October 7th (Newburyport)
Come to downtown Newburyport to indulge yourself! Our traditional walking tour will offer ticket holders a chance to browse through 30 + stores, sampling a delicious chocolate treat at each location.
Newburyport Oktoberfest: October 14th (Newburyport)
Enjoy great bier, food, music, games, dancing, and camaraderie. All while supporting our local youth! As always family & pet friendly.
Porch Fest: October 20th (Amesbury)
Porch Fest is hosted by Byrony & Birch in Amesbury with live music, local food and beverages, small business pop-ups, and so much more!
Russell Orchards: Open Seasonally (Ipswich)
Russell Orchards is a family owned and operated 120 acre fruit farm in Ipswich. Enjoy apple picking, hayrides, and pumpkin patches. Visit their barn market for seasonal produce, fresh cider donuts, and selection of house wines. And don’t forget to stop by the barnyard and say hello to their farm animals.
Appleton Farms (Ipswich)
“Rolling grasslands, grazing livestock, stone walls, vegetable crops, and historic farm buildings comprise this 1,000-acre pastoral landscape, offering a rare glimpse into New England’s agricultural past. Start your visit at the white farmhouse affectionately called the “Old House,” and easily find your way to our many hiking and walking trails. Follow the paths to Sunset Hill, Wilson’s Field, Briar Hill, The Great Pasture, The Plains, and beyond.”
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Looking to stay nearby all the excitement? Book at room at Briar Barn Inn and you will be centrally located to all the north shore has to offer!
Featured Photo: Lana Baughman