Cape Cod February School Vacation Week Activities for Families and Kids
Below we have compiled some of our favorite February School Vacation week activities for families and children! If you are staying local or you are visiting there is a ton of fun activities to do! Check out our list below and please comment with any additions! Have a great week!
Inside Out Movie Night with Good Grief Cape Cod
Feb 16, 2019 5:30-8pm at the Falmouth Cinema Pub
Join us as we dive into neuropsychology and watch Disney Pixar's Inside Out on our large blow up movie screen as a community! This family friendly fundraiser promotes that emotions are a normal part of life and we are all here to support one another through the grieving process. All proceeds go providing educational programming to help children cope with death and support groups for children on cape cod through the non profit Good Grief Cape Cod.
Food and Beverages included. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and get comfy!
$25 per family , $8 individual tickets. For tickets please email email@example.com
STEM Event for Kids – WaterBots and JiggleBotsTues
Feb 19, 2019 West Falmouth Library 2-3pm For kids 4-12, a February Vacation Week STEM event on Tuesday, February 19th at 2pm. Design your own Water Bot and Jiggle Bot. Call 508-548-4709 to register. 15 spaces available. Donations appreciated.
Glass Class February School Vacation At The Cape Cod Art Bar
Feb 18, 2019 3-5pm Mashpee at Cape Cod Art Bar Create Your Own Glass Art!
Ages 7+ All Materials and a 8x10 Shadow Box Frame are Supplied! Make whatever you wish Please BYOB if you wish! For Tickets www.capecodartbar.com Or to pay by phone 508-265-6457. Please note designs must remain over night to set. Shipping can be arranged for an additional cost. Tickets are non refundable however you can attend a different scheduled date by confirming with Bren.
Green Briar Nature Center
Jam Making workshops Wednesday & Thursday
Cape Cod Children’s Museum in Mashpee February Vacation Break Out!
February Vacation Week
Open 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM all week!
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History Nature Recess! A Week of Science, Magic & Wizardry!
869 Main St./Route 6A , Brewster. Cost: Free with museum admission; some events $15. Information: 508-896-3867, ccmnh.org. Saturday, February 15 to Sunday, February 24 – Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM Special events during the week
1 p.m. Feb. 16, East Coast Therapy Dogs
1 p.m. Feb. 17, Mad Science presents Fire & Ice(members $8/non-members $10), about the properties of fire and combustion;
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 18, Harry Potter-esque activities for all ages;
2 p.m. Feb. 18, Meet Adam Howard , Emmy Award-winning special effects wizard of over 130 films including “Harry Potter,” “Star Wars” and “Star Trek” movies($5);
11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 19, Mixology: Chemistry for Kids!;
11:30 a.m. Feb. 20, “The Magic of Horseshoe Crabs” with Dan Gibson;
11:30 a.m. Feb. 21, Nature Screen presents “The Magic of Motion” about transportation; every 50 minutes in The John Hay Room.
Kitchen Camp with chef Joseph Cizynski: 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 18-20, the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth; $95; 508-394-7100, cultural-center.org. Easy recipes
Feb. 18, “Fun With Chicken”
Feb. 19, flatbreads;
Feb. 20, pastas. Designed for ages 8-12 (flexible).
Dot to Dot Art Workshop, Harwich Port
TUES.2/19, 1:30-4PM: SELF PORTRAIT SHADOW BOXES
WED.2/20, 1:30-4PM: ANIMALS (choose your medium)
THURS.2/21, 10-12:30: COMIC BOOK ADVENTURES(**1/2FULL)
School Vacation Fairy Garden Workshops
1-2:30 p.m. Feb. 18-22, Hyannis Country Garden, 380 West Main St., Barnstable. $45 for one child for one session, prices drop for multiple children. Advance registration required. 508-775-8703.
STEM workshop on magnets, for kids 6-12:
2-4 p.m. Feb. 20, Dennis Memorial Library, 1020 Old Bass River Road. 508-385-2255, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gelli Plate Printing For Kids with Mary Jane Xenakis:
Noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 21, the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth. $25. 508-394-7100, cultural-center.org.
National Marine Life Center Daily vacation activities including Patient Upodate, Stories and more! http://nmlc.org/
Tumble Time Camp
During school vacations throughout the year, we maintain camps for the continuation of athletic activities during these vacation periods. Worried about what to do with your children over the school vacations? Join one of our Gymnastics Camps held during each of the school vacations during the year. Our air conditioned summer camp program will offer your child a summer full of fun and activities. Our camp is designed for children ages 4-12* of all skill levels. Your child will be grouped according to age and ability. We are dedicated to filling each day with fun and learning in a safe and supportive environment. We also offer a competitive team summer program. Visitors are welcome. Camps will be held from 9:00 AM through 4:00 PM daily
Pajama Llama Painting Party
Feb 21, 2019 6-8pm Color Me Mine Mashpee
No prob- llama... just wear your favorite pajamas and join us for a Llamazing night of all things Llama. You will paint your choice of Llama figurine or bank, create a No Drama Llama wooden sign, craft a llama from glitter papers, and snack on llama party snacks. Reservations are required for this event, as well as a $15 party fee. You will pay for your choice of llama pottery the night of the event. The $15 covers the llama craft, wooden sign, party snacks and glazing and firing of your pottery. Call to register today 508-539-8500. Kids age 9+ may be dropped off for this event, if your kids are younger we ask that you stay for the event.
Acting And Puppetry WorkshopTheater teacher, director, designer and performer Jacek Zuzanski will hold a vacation acting and puppetry workshop for children ages 7 to 12 during school vacation week, February 18 through 22.
The workshop will take place in the fellowship hall at the John Wesley United Methodist Church, 270 Gifford Street in Falmouth. The workshop will take place from 9 AM to 1 PM. Cost is $160. The workshop will culminate in a performance on February 22 at noon.
Participants will immerse themselves in creative fun and a theatrical adventure. Children will play acting games, improvise, develop scenes and dialogues, draw, sculpt, paint, build puppets, create sets, rehearse, and at the end of the week perform for friends and family. This will be time for individual creativity and for enjoying camaraderie of the ensemble.
Participants will take home their own puppets and puppet theater at the end of the workshop in order to continue their adventures with family and friends. No experience is necessary. All materials are provided.
Mr. Zuzanski is the founder and artistic director of Dream Tale Puppets, a local theater group formed in 2003 that produces and performs puppet shows for children and families and offers workshops and classes in acting, puppetry and theater.
Registration for the February workshop through the Dream Tale Puppet website at dreamtalepuppets.org. Contact Mr. Zuzanski at email@example.com or 508-420-0931.
Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House
This past weekend my family and I had the pleasure of visiting the Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House in exchange for an unbiased review. My daughter has been very interested in the Alcott’s since reading Little Women over the summer. The Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House
is located in Concord, Massachusetts and tours run daily lasting about 30 minutes. Tours cost $10 for adults and $5 for children 7 and up.
During the Christmas season Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House runs a "A Little Women Christmas at Orchard House" on the weekends. This tour is a living history format. Set in the late 1800’s after the completion of Little Women the tour leads you through the house to meet the Alcott’s. First you meet Louisa who gives you a brief overview of what her life was like then and some insight to what was fact or fiction in Little Women. Louisa then talks about how the Alcott family was always helping those less fortunate and asks the children in the tour to collect a basket full of items; one item from each of the Alcotts they meet. The basket of gifts will then be “given” to a family in need this holiday season. Upstairs you meet Mr. Alcott (Mr. March), May (Amy), and Mrs. Alcott (Marmee). Each person you meet tells you a little bit about what it was like living at the house, references Little Women as well as conferring with the group/kids. There are original pieces of art throughout the house created by May; it is fun to try and find all the owls. When you head back down stairs you meet Margaret (Meg) who with the help of some of the “neighborhood” children puts on a play of a scene in Little Women they also sing Christmas carols that you are encouraged to join in and sing. The tour ends in the kitchen where the children recieve Little Women paper dolls and bookmarks. You exit out through the gift shop. The gift shop was toys representative of the time of Little Women, books, movies, crafts kits, and clothing with quotes from Louisa May Alcott.
I would definitely recommend "A Little Women Christmas at Orchard House" for children 10 and under. For adults, older children and those who are very interested in the history and/or are very familiar with Little Women and Alcott’s writing the regular tour would probably be more informative.
Have you ever been to "A Little Women Christmas at Orchard House" or is there another historical holiday event you enjoy?
Molly, her husband, and their 1, 6 and 8 year split their time between their little piece of the cape in Orleans and Cambridge. She was a kindergarten teacher before her oldest was born then became a SAHM. She loves running, books, supporting literacy, nature walks, arts, craft, knitting and sewing as well as being outside and on the beach!
Cape Cod Moms and Bridgeview Montessori School Partner to Present the 2nd Annual Cape Cod Parent Resource Fair
Cape Cod Moms and Bridgeview Montessori School partner to present the 2nd Annual Cape Cod Parent Resource Fair
Cape Cod Parent Resource Fair January 26, 2019 at Cape Cod Community College Cafeteria, Barnstable, MA.
December 6, 2018, Cape Cod - Cape Cod Moms, the region’s premiere online resource for parents, announces the 2nd Annual Cape Cod Parents Resource Fair to be held on Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM at Cape Cod Community College in the cafeteria. Parking will be in lot 9. All parents, caregivers and children will enjoy this educational and fun resource fair sponsored by Bridgeview Montessori School. Attendees can connect with local family-friendly nonprofit organizations, resource providers and businesses that are dedicated to helping families in our community grow and prosper. The event will feature informative, parent-focused sessions for adults led by area professionals along with fun. The event will also feature engaging entertainment for the whole family including music, art, martial arts, a princess party, Wampanoag Jewelry demonstration, parent/child fitness class, and even a puppet workshop!
Admission to the Parent Resource Fair is only $2 for adults, and children are FREE. Tickets can be purchased in advance online at CapeCodMoms.com or obtained from participating vendors. All ticket holders will be entered to win a Cape Cod Moms swag bag and will be given chances to win the many other prizes provided by local businesses. Special thanks to the additional top sponsors: Cape Cod Health Care, Seaside Pediatrics, Family Birthplace, Cape Cod Young Professionals, Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod, The Waldorf School of Cape Cod, Grand Prix Driving School, United Way, Rising Tide Whole Life Wellness, Camp Wingate * Kirkland & Pixie Vacations.
For a full list of participating sponsors and vendors, plus a complete schedule of events, visit capecodmoms.com/parent-expo.html
Cape Cod Parent Resource Fair details
Who: Presented by Cape Cod Moms and The Children’s Workshop for parents, children and caregivers
What: Connect with local nonprofits, family-friendly organizations, educators, and health care providers, plus enjoy informative sessions, entertaining programs and prize giveaways.
When: Saturday, January 26, 2019 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Where: Cape Cod Community College, Cafe. Park in lot 9. 2240 Iyannough Rd, West Barnstable, MA
Cost: Adult Admission is $2 per person; Kids are FREE. Purchase your ticket here and we will mail it to you!
About Cape Cod Moms
Cape Cod Moms was founded in 2010 as a free resource, a place to network and collaborate for moms and parents on Cape Cod. Our blog is designed to help Cape Cod Moms connect with other moms, parents, and caregivers to empower the community with knowledge and support. Today much of our culture focuses on celebrity perfection, which fosters a desire in women and caregivers to do everything right. This is an impossible achievement for anyone and leaves women feeling overworked as the try to strive for a standard only achieved in the media. Cape Cod Moms is a supportive safe-haven for moms to know they aren't alone in the obstacles they face every day; other moms and caregivers struggle to get it all done too!
The Woods Hole Renaissance Fair, a celebration of crafts, music and community held each year at the Community Hall will be held Saturday, December 1st from 10 am to 3 pm at 68 Water Street, Woods Hole MA.
Over 30 craft vendors crowd Woods Hole Community Hall with one of a kind items including Tessa Morgan's Flying Pig Pottery, Ruth Beakley's hand stitched journals, Rachel Switzer's Cape Cod Shibouri fabrics, Rooster Fricke's hot sauces, Carrie Richter's Peachtree Circle Farm preserves and much more. Neighbors and visitors jostle for hand-made goods which make unique gifts at the holidays.
The hall is filled with free music all through the day provided by local musicians, and "Solstice Singers" who perform holiday revels in renaissance garb.
Next door at the Woods Hole Firehouse, Jennifer Gaines leads a group of home made wreath makers who offer original creations with greenery fresh cut from woods nearby. Woods Hole's Church of the Messiah offers home made soups and breads for lunch, and upstairs there is a Tea Room with hot coffee and sweet treats on offer.
This authentic event has created community for decades and many volunteers lean in to make it happen. It remains a wonderful day to celebrate the neighborhood for those far and wide who love Woods Hole. Benefits from the event support the Woods Hole Community Association, which restores and maintains Community Hall and other community structures in Woods Hole.
More about the Woods Hole Community Association can be found here: http://woodsholecommunityassociation.org/
Check out this week's Cape Kids Cast brought to you exclusively from Cape Cod Moms. This week they learn more about the upcoming performance of The Sea Captain's Nutcracker presented by Turning Pointe Dance Studio. They interviewed the local kids performing as well as Artistic Director, Laura Sciortino. They also will highlight some upcoming events.
Next week we will discuss some fun local events, Small Business Saturday Deals and the holiday giveaway!
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My Family’s First Trip to King Richard’s Faire
Last weekend my family made our very first trip to King Richard’s Faire.
Here a a few photos from our day in Carvershire.
The side shows...
My kids’ favorite, the jousting...
A few things to keep in mind:
*Tickets get you in the door. You can see the shows (and performers will ask for tips at the end), but food and rides cost extra. Remember to bring extra money if you are interested in the rides, food, or items from the various artisans and gift shops.
*The gates open at 10:30am and close at 6pm.
*The side shows contain innuendos and coarse joking. We left one of the shows within a couple minutes of sitting down. Everyone has different opinions when it comes to this type of entertainment, but I didn’t find it to be appropriate for our family. Just something to keep in mind as you walk around with your kids.
*The jousting is highly entertaining, and my kids definitely found it to be their favorite part of the day. The day ends with a “joust to the death”. Characters act out these scenes in way that I found my kids could handle, but again, consider your kids and their sensitivities as you plan your day.
Charissa was born and raised on Cape Cod. After 9 years away from the Cape, she and her husband returned home to start their family. A former 5th grade teacher, Charissa has spent the last 12 years at home with her 3 children while working various part-time jobs. Just about a year and a half ago she decided to pursue something she had been thinking about for many years; she started a blog! She loves sharing her passion for living a full life without all the busy over at http://www.thenotsobusymom.com/. You can follow her on Facebook and Instagram (@thenotsobusymom) to learn more.
Check out this week's Cape Kids Cast brought to you exclusively from Cape Cod Moms. Every Friday, local kids will bring you all the latest Cape Cod News including awesome upcoming events as well as special interest pieces, reviews and interviews with local kid friendly businesses that our kids choose and prepare questions for. Tune in each week on our YouTube channel, our website or social media to catch the latest things that local Cape Cod kids think are great! This week they highlight some fall fun go in search of Halloween costumes.
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The Cape Cod holiday classic, The Sea Captain's Nutcracker, makes its return to the stage with three performances over Thanksgiving weekend! Directed by Laura Sciortino, Artistic Director of Falmouth’s Turning Pointe Dance Studio, the shows are held at the Tilden Arts Center at the Cape Cod Community College on Saturday, November 24 at 2pm and 6pm and Sunday, November 25 at 2pm.
This lovely production is an excellent way to kick off your holiday season and is perfect for all ages. The Sea Captain’s Nutcracker, set to the original Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker score, opens in a Chatham Sea Captain’s home in the mid-1800’s. Local authors Donna Smith & Anne LeClaire’s script transports the audience on an enchanting journey through local history and folklore invoking elements of the natural environs of Cape Cod. The heroic battle scene takes place aboard a sailing ship as it is attacked by mooncussers off the coast of Eastham; a swift and violent storm off Monomoy Point then threatens the voyage. The salty old Sea Captain, who replaces the traditional Drosselmeyer character, returns home to Chatham bearing exotic gifts from his voyages for Clara. Audiences will be charmed by the Waltz of the Sea Grass and will be thrilled by the Dance of the Icy Winds.
You need not go to Boston or New York City to see a high quality Nutcracker! The Sea Captain’s Nutcracker, not only includes 125 local dance students and actors but features professional guest dancers from Omaha and Chicago. Kristen Evans and Alex Luntz from the Festival Ballet Providence star as the Beach Castle Princess and her Cavalier. The enchanting choreography is a collaboration by professional and world renowned dancers including Laura Sciortino, Catherine Batcheller and Joseph Cipolla. This year’s production features exciting additional choreography by Yves de Bouteiller, recently relocated from Paris and now on faculty at Turning Pointe Dance Studio. Mr.de Bouteiller along with Falmouth local, Brett Baird, play the role of the salty old Sea Captain.
The Sea Captain's original set and costume designs are by London stage designer Jean Marc Puissant but watch for elegant and imaginative new costumes and sets added this year. A special newcomer to the cast is Sandwich school teacher Cathy Lemay who opens the production as the adult Clara reminiscing to John Lennon's So This is Christmas. Tickets sell quickly so reserve your seats today!
For tickets to this production visit the studio's website at www.turningpointedancestudio.org or call (508) 444-0278.
Adults: $26; children and seniors: $16. Group discounts are available.
Guest Performer Bios:
Kristen Evans, Beach Castle Princess
Born in Providence, Ms. Evans began training in the Festival Ballet Providence School at age 11. She performed as a member of FBP’s Junior Company for 5 years before joining the main company as a trainee in 2010. Ms. Evans has attended summer intensives with Bolshoi Ballet Academy, The Nutmeg Conservatory, and was a member of the Jacob’s Pillow Summer Dance Festival in 2009. Ms. Evans was a two-time finalist in the Youth America Grand Prix in New York City, where she was awarded several scholarships as well as a traineeship with Ballet West in Utah. Previous roles with FBP include Wendy in Jorden Morris’ Peter Pan, the title role in Winthrop Corey’s Cinderella, Pas de Trois, Big Swans, and Cygnets in Swan Lake, Princess Tsarevna in Mihailo Djuric’s The Firebird, the roles of Sugarplum Fairy, Dew Drop Fairy, Clara, Spanish, and Marzipan in The Nutcracker, and the principal in Etudes, as well as principal roles in George Balanchine’s Apollo, Allegro Brillante, Agon, Rubies, and Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, in addition to the principal role in Christopher Wheeldon’s The American. Kirsten has also been featured in contemporary works by Viktor Plotnikov, Dominic Walsh, Ilya Kozadayev, Joseph Morrissey, and others. Kirsten works as the PR and Communications Assistant for FBP and is also pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts/Journalism at Providence College. This is Kirsten’s ninth season with the company.
Alex Lantz, Cavalier
Alex Lantz began his dance training at age seven at the Rockford Dance Company in his home town of Rockford, Illinois. In 2006, he was accepted into the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Professional Division. Mr. Lantz joined the Royal Winnipeg Ballet company as an apprentice in 2010. He performed with the company in The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Moulin Rouge – The Ballet, Dracula, Wonderland, The Ecstasy of Rita Joe, Svengali and Giselle. Mr. Lantz also joined the company in 2010 on a three-city tour of Israel, part of the RWB’s 70th Anniversary tour. Lantz came to Festival Ballet Providence in 2012. He has performed the roles of Spanish, Snow King and Sugarplum Cavalier in The Nutcracker, has been featured in Dominic Walsh’s Afternoon of the Faun, Ilya Kozadayev’s Moonlight Pas De Deux, and has also performed leading roles in Viktor Plotnikov’s Orchis and Coma as well as principal roles in George Balanchine’s Agon and Tchaikovky Pas de Deux. Mr. Lantz also has performed a number of character roles including Von Rothbart in Swan Lake, The Witch in Hansel & Gretel, Kastchai in The Firebird, Smee in Jordan Morris’ Peter Pan and Herr Drosselmeyer in The Nutcracker. This is his sixth year with Festival Ballet Providence.
Fall and King Richard's Faire are Synonymous
To the Minshall Family, autumn is synonymous with “King Richards Faire”. Each year this theater loving family, eagerly awaits dressing up in costume and taking on the faire….or do they? Corinne takes you on their family’s journey through the faire with their autistic son, Remy and shares his reactions, favorite aspects, wardrobe malfunctions and more.
You can read more on the “Raising Remy” Blog at https://www.remysrainbows.com/raising-remy/2018/10/1/here-ye-here-ye-the-faire-is-in-the-air
Corinne is a wash-a-shore who grew up on Long Island, NY, but spent summers and vacations here on the Cape in Brewster. She moved to the Cape, full- time, shortly after college in 2000, and eventually settled in Falmouth in 2014, with her husband Rob. She is mom to her incredible autistic 6 –year-old son, Remy, stepmother to twins, William and Samantha, and eldest, Sophie who are all now young adults. Corinne is also a local community theatre director and actor and whose work on, and offstage, has been seen throughout the Cape. She also enjoys; knitting, crocheting, painting, reading, cooking and baking in her free time. In early 2018, her son Remy started on an artistic journey creating stunning images through fluid art. Corinne and her husband started “Remy’s Rainbows,” as a way to share Remy’s talents, as well as their unique journey with autism. You can follow their journey at www.remysrainbows.com and they can be found on FB, Twitter, Instagram and Etsy @remysrainbows.
Fall Family Fun on Cape Cod & Beyond!
It's back! Our annual list of events, festivals, and places to visit on Cape Cod and the surrounding area to celebrate the season! Many options are off Cape, but worth the drive, as options are limited here.
Events by date:
Harwich Cranberry Festival Saturday and Sunday, September 15 & 16
Arts, Crafts, Music and Food. NEW LOCATION, Behind the Harwich Community Center Harwich Center.www.harwichcranberryfestival.org
Saturday: Crafts Fair, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Food Vendors 9:00AM-8:00PM
CranJam Music Festival, 12:30 – 8:00 PM
FIREWORKS… 8:00 PM
Cider Fest Saturday September 22nd 2-4pm Ring Bros Market, Dennis
Join us as we celebrate Fall with samples of hard apple ciders & apple treats!
Celebrate Our Waters: Family Fun Tent Saturday, September 22 10am-3pm Rock Harbor, Orleans. Don't miss these free, fun-for-all activities!
- "Sharktivities!" for kids with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy
- “Captain Awesome” with microscopes and plankton educational activities
- Make your own fish print T-shirt using frozen bycatch - yucky & fun!
- Discover Cape Cod Eco-Tales with Heidi Clemmer
- Meet the Turtle Sisters with Susan Baur
- A Lifeguard’s Job is Keeping You Safe with a Nauset Lifeguard
- Nature art with Mary Richmond
- Science fun with Lucy Gilmore of the Cape Cod Children’s Place
- Hop on board and explore the motor lifeboat CG36500
- Filter ocean water - activity with “Krill” Carson
- Can you recognize Cape Cod Frogs?
- Pick up your “Geocaching” map at the Tent and explore around Town
- Yummy ice cream and food trucks
- Sand sculpture contest (starts at 3 pm at Rock Harbor)
Fall Harvest Festival at the Cape Cod Fairgrounds Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23. Rte 151, East Falmouth, MA/Free Parking
Come browse our extensive arts and crafts marketplace. Give the kids a thrill on our amusement rides. Check out all the farm animals, and our horse show. Take in our agricultural exhibits. Don’t miss our pony rides and trolley hayrides. And of course, enjoy seasonal treats!
The gates open each day at 10am and the fun lasts all day until 4pm. The Harvest Festival - it’s everything you love about fall in one place!
The Harvest Festival will also be the host to the 6th Annual Cape Cod Comedy Festival on Saturday night! Doors open at 5 and the laughs starts at 7PM! A portion of each ticket sale is donated to the Barnstable County Agricultural Society, Inc. Scholarship Program Tickets for the comedy festival can be purchased at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3556236
ADMISSION: $7 Adults/$3 Kids ages 6-11/Kids 5 and under: FREE $6 Senior/Military discount available
Cape Cod Cranberry Day Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Green Briar Nature Center and Jam Kitchen, 6 Discovery Hill Road (off Route 6A), East Sandwich, MA 02537 Green Briar celebrates this native cranberry so prominent in the history of Cape Cod. See cooking demonstrations in the historic Jam Kitchen using traditional cranberry recipes. Enjoy a homemade cranberry dessert for a $5 fee served from 11am-4pm. Tour a neighboring cranberry bog at 11am and 1:15pm. Listen to "A Frog in the Bog" story time at 12pm. View the gallery exhibit featuring the life and works of children's author/naturalist Thornton W. Burgess.
Mashpee Oktoberfest Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Mashpee’s Annual Oktoberfest on the Village Green (across from the Mashpee Library)! The day long celebration includes authentic German music, a beer garden, kids' activities and exhibits by local crafters & restaurants.
Rain Date: Sunday September 30; 11 am to 4 pm.
This event is sponsored by the Mashpee Recreation Department
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Love Live Local Fest Sunday September 30th 11am-6pm Aselton Park, Hyannis
The 6th season of our free and fun-for-all-ages event continues!
The Cape may slow down in September, but LoveLocal Fest shows no signs of stopping! Same great vibe, tons of local vendors, food and beverage purveyors, kids' activities, and music from local bands Chantal Joseph and Bittersweet Band Cape Cod, all while enjoying the beautiful views of Hyannis Harbor.
Theme Park Open: Not So Spooky Halloween Monday, October 1, 2018 - 10:00am to Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 10:00am
Edaville Family Theme Park, 5 Pine St, Carver, MA 02330 Hours: 10:00AM - 6:00PM Come RIDE, ROAR, and EXPLORE at the exciting world of Edaville! With 3 PARKS IN 1, you can ride through Cran-Central, roar throughout Dino Land, and explore with Thomas & Friends through the magical Island of Sodor! Admission includes all rides & attractions. Not So Spooky Halloween
Jack o Lantern Spectacular October 4th-Noevember 4th (Daily) @ Rodger Williams Zoo
Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, presented by Citizens Bank, at Roger Williams Park Zoo & Carousel Village is celebrating 30 years of Halloween magic. Called EXTRAORDINARY by both CNN and USA Today, this year’s show includes more than 5,000 intricately carved pumpkins featuring scenes of wizards, fairy tales, and the luminaries of great myths and legends, alongside superheroes, and historical figures who changed our world. Revel in the sights and sounds of the season, and celebrate this otherworldly experience!
SPECIAL THEME NIGHT SCHEDULE:
Fairy tale nights at Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular (Oct. 10 & 11)
Wizarding nights at Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular (Oct. 17 & 18)
Superhero nights at Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular (Oct. 24 & 25)
Pumpkin Day at Bourne Farm When: October 6, 2018, 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: 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!
Osterville Fall Festival Saturday, October 6, 2018
Osterville Village, Barnstable
Cranberry Harvest Celebration Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 10:00am to Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 4:00pm
158 Tihonet Rd, Wareham, MA 02571 The Cranberry Harvest Celebration is a great way to see and learn about the picturesque cranberry harvest while enjoying some old fashioned family fun. Watch as we harvest the crimson berries continuously each day.
Family Fun Day Saturday October 6th 11am-4pm Cape Abilities Farm, Dennis
Join the Fall fun at Cape Abilities Farm! Build a scarecrow, make a corn silk doll, decorate a pumpkin, or do the farm scavenger hunt. There will be apple and cider tasting too. We will move indoors if it's raining.
Taylor Bray Farm Fall Festival October 6, 2018, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (rain date October 7) Where: Taylor Bray Farm, 108 Bray Farm Road, Yarmouthport Admission: Suggested parking donation $5 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.
Yarmouth Seaside Festival October 6-8, 2018, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat. & Sun., fireworks 8 p.m. Sunday, morning events on Monday with various events around town.
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.
Pumpkin People in the Park Friday, October 12, 2018 to Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Kate Gould Park, Chatham Travel & Leisure Magazine listed Chatham as the 4th in America’s Best Towns for Halloween, citing the Chatham Merchants’ Association’s Oktoberfest & Pumpkin People in the Park. A fabulous event where our members Chatham local businesses, and others create unique and fascinating display with Pumpkins. Every year the creativity gets better and better. Thousands of visitors pose for photo opps with the “People,” who are on display until Halloween
Lantern Tours. Saturday, October 13 Start at dusk. Meet the “spirits” of Harwich past on these guided lantern tours of the Harwich Center Cemetery, with costumed re-enactors. Admission & Registration Required. Brooks Academy Museum. www.harwichhistoricalsocity.org.
Family Fun Day Saturday October 13th 11am-4pm Cape Abilities Farm, Dennis
Join the Fall fun at Cape Abilities Farm! Build a scarecrow, make a corn silk doll, decorate a pumpkin, or do the farm scavenger hunt. There will be apple and cider tasting too. We will move indoors if it's raining.
Wellfleet Oyster Fest October 13-14th
$10 admission. There is something for everyone at the Wellfleet OysterFest. There’s music, storytelling, cooking demonstrations, nature walks, oyster grant tours and much more. Take a fun fall weekend get-away and experience:
Harvest Fest Sunday October 14th at Southwick Zoo
Celebrate Autumn at Southwick’s Zoo with our Harvest Fest! This fall festival will feature activities such as live music, face painting, touch a truck, a farmers market and craft vendors, and even a beer garden featuring beer, cider, and wine from local vendors. This event is included with admission*. Harvest Fest takes place during our annual Zoo Boo Days, so children ages 3-12 in costume will receive free general admission! http://southwickszoo.com/harvest-fest/
*Beer Garden will require a separate ticket.
7TH ANNUAL PUMPKINFEST Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 9:30am to 5:30pm
Sandwich Glass Museum, 129 Main Street, Sandwich, MA 02563 Catch the fever and start building your own collection with the wonderful assortment found at the Sandwich Glass Museum gift shop and at the Museum's 7th Annual PumpkinFest on October 20, 2018! Free with Admission.
Halloween Candy Showdown Saturday October 20th 2-3pm @ Brewster Ladies Library
Halloween is almost here, and you know what that means—the great Halloween candy dilemma is upon us! Which to buy, which to give away, and which to save for ourselves? This year, the Library is doing the hard work for you. Kids of all ages are invited to come and sample a wide selection of Halloween candy, after which we will vote on our favorites. No tricks here—only treats!
If your child has any other allergies we should be made aware of, please call the Library at 508-896-3913 and inform us at least one week in advance of the program. The Library will make every effort to accommodate any and all allergies, but ultimate responsibility rests with the parents in attendance.
Autumn Gathering at the Benjamin Nye Homestead & Museum Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Benjamin Nye Homestead & Museum 85 Old County Road, East Sandwich Free admission, docents in costume, antiques, fireplaces in use, hearth cooking, wool spinning and an Artisan Craft Fair will be held in the Grange Hall next door.
Lantern Tours. Saturday October 20th
Start at dusk. Meet the “spirits” of Harwich past on these guided lantern tours of the Harwich Center Cemetery, with costumed re-enactors. Admission & Registration Required. Brooks Academy Museum. www.harwichhistoricalsocity.org.
Hyannis Open Streets October 21, 2018, noon to 5 p.m. Main Street and Village Green, Hyannis- Free! Remember when your parents told you, "Don't play in the street!"? Well, this is one day when it's okay - encouraged, actually - for you to do just that. Beginning at noon this Sunday, Main Street in downtown Hyannis will be closed to auto traffic, allowing everyone to walk, run, bike, dance and play in the street! All afternoon there'll be tons of family friendly activities on Main Street and at the Village Green, including: pumpkin decorating, face painting, a kids' bike rodeo, ballroom dance demos, a costume parade for kids and pets, balloon twisting, performances by Trevor the Juggler, and music music music. Fun for all ... and it's all free!
Boo Bash at Battleship Cove Thursday, October 25 Fall River
Trick-or-treat aboard the historic naval vessels at Battleship Cove, and meet friendly costumed sailors as your tour the museum! Fun activities and more for the whole family! $9.00 per person. Members are free. Price includes candy, activities and admission to the museum. 4:30-7:30pm
Halloween Parade Thursday October 26th 10-11:30am @ Brewster Ladies Library
Come celebrate Halloween at the Brewster Ladies’ Library! All ages are invited. Wear your costume! We will have a Halloween parade, walk over to the Brewster Store, stop for songs with Cathy Hatch, and then head to Kinlin Grover Real Estate for snacks.
Trunk or Treat Friday October 26th 5:30-6:30pm 239 Main St. Buzzards Bay at Bourne Community Center
Volunteers from the community & local businesses decorate their trunks or bed of their trucks and hand out treats to the children! Limited amount of candy provided by the Bourne Recreation Department to the volunteers! To register your trunk please visit www.bournerec.com
Parking will not be available at the Community Building. Please park along Main Street, or in the parking lot at town hall. A police detail will assist you in crossing Main Street at the cross walk directly in front of the Community Building. This is a free family for residents of the Town of Bourne
Due to the large crowd of people at this event, please no dogs.
Rain Date: Monday, October 29th
Halloween Family Festival Saturday, October 27 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Heritage Museums & Gardens is the place to be for Halloween fun in the Sandwich community! We are proud to partner with the STEM Academy/Sandwich High School Parent Teacher Student Association and Sandwich Soul to put on (not-too) Spooktacular family festival! Activities included with admission: Join the Halloween dance party with DJ Ooch Snap a family photo in our spooky Model T Take a ride on the vintage carousel Create a Halloween-themed craft Participate in STEM activities at The Hundred Acre School Fee: $5 per person with a $25 family maximum; free for infants 2 and younger.
Sheep Pasture Spectuacular Saturday October 27th 3:30-6:30pm 307 Main St. N. Easton, MA
Sheep Pasture Spooktacular
A great family-friendly event that will have special fall activities for visitors of all ages! Everyone loves to get outside and do special fall family activities in October, and we are glad that people have come to love our late October programs at Sheep Pasture!
Rain Date: Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 3:30-6:30 pm
Cost: $20/ family (up to 5 individuals) Additional people at $5/person. Price includes: All activities, hayrides, crafts, and events. Food items and pumpkins may be sold for an additional fee. Cash only.
Family Hayrides throughout the Event!
Hayrides will be scheduled during the Spooktacular in both daylight and dark. This will be a family-friendly hayride, with no spooky costumed characters, frightening effects, or scary scenes. Hayrides last 10-15 minutes and take place completely on the grounds of Sheep Pasture's paths and fields. Last hayride begins approximately 15 minutes before the end of the event.
Skull Station!- Come explore NRT's collection of animal skulls and biofacts and learn what makes each one special!
Nature Hikes at Sheep Pasture!- Join an NRT educator on a 20 minute hike into the dark on the Rhododendron Trail or other Sheep Pasture paths and learn how to explore the dark with your senses. Hike will be accessible and appropriate for children and adults of all ages. Night Hikes will be scheduled throughout the evening.
Face Painting, Pumpkin Decorating (bring your own, or some will be for sale!), Arts & Crafts, Roast marshmallows by the fire pit, and more! Nrtofeaston.org for more info!
9th Annual Fall Harvest Celebration Saturday, October 27th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Patriot Place
The ninth annual Fall Harvest Celebration at Patriot Place begins behind Bass Pro Shops as Ocean Spray harvests the real working cranberry bog at Patriot Place on Saturday, October 27.
The day is filled with fall activities for all ages including pumpkin painting, live music, sidewalk sales and more from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. www.patriot-place.com/fallharvest
Halloween Cruise Saturday October 27th 4-6pm 184 Onset Ave, Onset MA
Come and join us dressed as your favorite Halloween character on a spooky cruise through the Cape Cod Canal. Tickets are available for $12.00 per person. Neatladyfishing.com
Fall Wine Pairing Dinner / Parents Night Out Saturday October 27th 6-10pmSea Crest Beach Hotel 350 Quaker Rd. FalmouthSpend a picture-perfect evening at Sea Crest Beach Hotel at our Fall Wine Pairing Dinner! Our Chefs will lend their considerable expertise via a four-course meal highlighted by stunning seasonal wines. Providing a spectacular view of Buzzard's Bay, expect a true feast for the senses. $40 per person
MAKE IT A PARENTS NIGHT OUT!
Kids programs available for children 4-12 years old from 6-10pm for $25 a child. Dinner included.
Fall Fest Sunday October 28th 12-4pmSea Crest Beach Hotel 350 Quaker Rd. FalmouthGather your family for Fall Fest, where you'll enjoy a variety of seasonal activities including pumpkin painting, fall crafts, laser tag and a costume contest with access to the pool and hotel amenities. $20 for Adults $10 for Kids ages 4-12 Free for Children 3 and under
Trick or Treat Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Cape Cod Mall- Sears Wing, 769 Iyannough Road, Hyannis, MA 02601
Trunk or Treat October 31st 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Wellfleet Drive-In Theatre: Route 6, South Wellfleet. FREE and includes FREE HOT DOGS & CIDER
Lunch ‘n Learn Vampires of New England October 31st 12:30pm @ Cape Cod Museum of Natural HistoryNew England’s vampire history emerged a full century after the region’s more infamous Salem witch trials, and although Rhode Island was ostensibly the epicenter, it was a region-wide phenomenon.
Susan has been interested in legends and lores for many years. She first learned about New England’s vampires when her parents gave her a book that contained an article about them. Join Susan at our very special Halloween Lunch ‘n Learn for fascinating tales of true case histories and her analysis of Vampires of New England. For more information please call: 508-896-3867, ext. 133
Admission: Non-Member $25 / Member $15 / Includes Program, Box Lunch & Museum
Advance Tickets Recommended: 508-896-3867, ext. 133
Sandwich choices include Roast Beef, Turkey Club or Tomato Basil
Fall Wine Pairing Dinner / Parents Night Out Saturday November 17th 6-10pmSea Crest Beach Hotel 350 Quaker Rd. FalmouthSpend a picture-perfect evening at Sea Crest Beach Hotel at our Fall Wine Pairing Dinner! Our Chefs will lend their considerable expertise via a four-course meal highlighted by stunning seasonal wines. Providing a spectacular view of Buzzard's Bay, expect a true feast for the senses. $40 per person
MAKE IT A PARENTS NIGHT OUT!
Kids programs available for children 4-12 years old from 6-10pm for $25 a child. Dinner included.
First Congregational Church Chatham. Pumpkins for sale! 10/1-10/31 508-945-0800 or www.chathamcongregational.org. Proceeds benefit the Chatham Children's Fund an church missions. (For sale on lawn, not pick your own) Location:
First Congregational Church, 650 Main Street at the Rotary
Pumpkins October weekends to Halloween, 10-3. West Barnstable
Tony Andrews Farm
Pumpkins September - October 7 days a week 10am - 6pm East Falmouth Also: For sale at farm store, tomatoes, apples, corn, zucchini and summer squash, cornstalks, winter vegetables, fall decorations, hay rides.
Tobey Farm Dennis
Pumpkins, mums, gourds, and more. Also- children's Not-So-Scary Hayrides in October. They will be Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 1-4pm
Belkin Lookout Farm—South Natick
Belkin Family Lookout Farm is one of the oldest continuously working farms in the country, but it's about as modern and organized a U-pick operation as you can find. Trains escort you to pick your own peaches, apples and pumpkins in the fall. Families can also enjoy a children’s play area, picnic tables, hay pyramid, and rides, and grown-ups might care to sample some of Lookout's hard cider in the taproom on the grounds. Note: You must pay a per-person admission fee to enter the farm, apple-picking is an additional cost. 508-651-1539
Boston Hill Farm—North Andover
Boston Hill Farm offers pick-your-own apples on fall weekends from September 16 through October. There are apples to pick—including McIntosh, Ginger Gold, and Paula Red this year—but also cider doughnuts, live music, ice cream, and a petting farm complete with chickens, geese, bunnies, goats, sheep, and calves. 978-681-8556
Not only apples, but a popular corn maze, too! And that's not all this farm has to offer: For younger kids, there's a play area, jumping pillows, hayrides and more. For teens, there's Zombie Paintball and a Haunted Farm. 978-777-1245
While this farm is a solid hour drive from Boston, we are confident it will not disappoint. Plan to spend the day, because along with a U-pick apples and pumpkins, this farm also boasts a splash pad, bounce pillow, multiple playgrounds, a tiny play town, an animal feeding area, and more. There’s even a special section where little farmers get to hold baby goats. Note: while the farm attractions are open daily, the U-pick area is only open on weekends. 978-422-6666
Honeypot Hill Orchard—Stow
Honeypot's orchards yield about 12 varieties of apples, with different crops in the spotlight as they ripen throughout the season. The orchard offers other activities like hayrides, barnyard animals, and a hedge maze that’s great for kids ages four through 11. If you're looking for a simpler and less crowded apple picking experience, head down the street to Carver Hill (see above). 978-562-5666
Smolak Farm—North Andover
After their berries and summer stone fruits are picked over, Smolak Farm offers plenty of varieties of apples for plucking later in September, across several demarcated orchards. Don't miss the private (secret) orchard nestled behind their Old Standard orchard. During fall weekends, enjoy the Children's Festival Area: Hop on a hay wagon ride and linger longer for time at the playground and petting farm, which costs extra but kids love. 978-682-6332
Brianna is a native Cape Codder and homeschooling mom of 4, a six year old girl, three year old boy, and twin 7 month old boys. She enjoys nature exploration, beach days, snowboarding, baking, fishing, travel, crafting, and writing, as well as geocaching, hiking, and picnicking with her children. She runs a blog and Facebook page called "The Mostly Crunchy Mama" and owns a children's consignment shop in Orleans called Little Codders. She enjoys staying up late long after the kids have gone to sleep to indulge in homemade desserts, to sew, write, coupon, and generally catch up on life without little hands needing help. An avid volunteer with 14 years of experience working with the American Cancer Society, as well as several other organizations, she has a background in business management but left behind her career after deciding self employment was a better fit for family life and a good work/life balance.
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