5 Great Ways to Spend the Fall In & Around Worcester

5 Great Ways to Spend the Fall In & Around Worcester

Beach season officially ends today — Monday, September 23 — but don’t be too sad! 

ThisWeekinWorcester.com has your guide to have you falling in love with fall.

 

Kick off the beginning of fall by savoring the tasty foods of the 10th Annual BBQ Fest at Wachusett Mountain on Sept. 28 and 29.

This big two-day bash is from 11 AM to 5 PM on both days, and features a variety of delicious foods, including a pig roast, chili, pulled pork, and different kinds of craft beers. This fest is not all about food; attendees can look forward to live music, keg tossing, tattoo contests, cooking demos, and a craft fair. Tickets are available online and adults can buy a general admission ticket for $9 or a package ticket that costs $17 with inclusion of admission and a SkyRide. 

Reserve your tickets here.

 

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Apples are in season and are ripe for picking! 

Take part in an annual tradition of apple picking at Tougas Farm in Northborough. Tougas Farm offers a full day of family fun by picking your own fruit, enjoying homemade baked goods and ice cream, and watching the animals at the barnyard. 

Get more information about Tougas Farm, click here.

Check out a full map of pick-your-own orchards in Central Mass. here!

 

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Get your own TOSS button and sample the Taste of Shrewsbury Street: Fall Edition!

On Sunday, Oct. 13 from 2 PM to 6 PM, Shrewsbury Street’s Restaurant Row will be transformed into a block party with live entertainment, scrumptious food from over 40 local restaurants, and unique vendors.

If delicious food isn’t persuasive enough, proceeds from this event go towards the up-keep of Shrewsbury Street and contributions to local charities. 

Enjoy good food for a good cause by purchasing tickets here.

 

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Return to Wachusett Mountain and taste the flavors of fall by attending the Wachusett AppleFest! 

Wachusett’s AppleFest and tribute to the fruit of the season extends from October 19 to October 20 from 10 AM to 5 PM each day. Entertainment is booked all day with pie eating contests, apple pie baking competitions, live music, and a variety of shows. No fall fest would be complete without a good view of the beautiful foliage and AppleFest promises the best vantage point of the landscape with their SkyRide. 

To order your tickets, click here.  

 

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Harvest season is at its peak at Brew Woo Harvest Fest!

Held at the DCU center on October 26, Brew Woo Harvest Fest is Worcester’s craft beer festival that gives beer lovers the opportunity to try a variety of beers and ciders. 

Food and merchandise will also be available to purchase. 

General admission tickets include a sampling glass and 30 drink tickets, while VIP tickets promise a sampling glass, 40 drink tickets, light appetizers, and more perks! 

Treat your taste buds to some delicious food by ordering your tickets here.

 

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    Heather Cameron is a graduate of Worcester State University with a Bachelor's degree in English and Education and a Master's degree in English. She is an adaptable writer and has worked with multiple genres including literary analyses, book critiques, ethnographies, how-to-guides, and an extensive Master's thesis that focused on the field of journalism. She is excited to contribute to a news source that concentrates on a city that holds many wonderful memories for her.