Welcome to ThisWeekinWorcester.com’s Greatest Weekend EVER: Let us plan your weekend for you!

Every Saturday we will bring our readers a list of events and activities that will guarantee your weekend to be fun and will bring you to places in Worcester that you may have never thought to go to or have never heard of before.

Our staff has chosen ten fun things to do this weekend. If you have any other suggestions for the Greatest Weekend, please comment below or email us at [email protected].

Here’s this weekend’s – 10/21 & 10/22 – list! Enjoy!

Saturday, October 21

Oktoberfest – Wachusett Mountain

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A brand new Festival for 2017! Taking the best from AppleFest, we’ve expanded the calendar to one more event by pulling out the OktoberFest theme! Enjoy German food, music, traditional dancing, beer, craft vendors, a farmers’ market, contests & more. HOURS: Saturday: 10am-4pm, Sunday: 10am-3pm.

Great Pumpkin Nights – Ecotarium

Join us for an all-ages Halloween spectacular with more than 3,000 professionally carved pumpkins lit up in stunning displays, take a train ride on the Explorer Express Train presented by the Worcester Railers HC (additional ticket required, purchase at event), plus, enjoy traditional trick-or-treating, entertainment, and more. These striking pumpkin displays of dinosaurs, safari animals, and beautifully carved jack-o’-lanterns will captivate you as you stroll the EcoTarium’s gorgeous grounds.

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Saturday Night Public Skating – Worcester Ice Center

Come check out the Coolest place in the Woo for Saturday Night Public Skating! Admission: $10.00 at the door
Rental Skates: $5.00 available at Profiler’s Edge Pro Shop

Wootenanny Presents: The Sort of Late Show with Shaun Connolly – Ralph’s Rock Diner

Worcester’s ONLY live talk show hosted by Shaun Connolly, sidekicked byDoug Guertin and one man backing banded by James Keyes. FEATURING: Comedian John Baglio (Boston Comedy Festival) Special Guests: Christopher Bullock (Just completed hiking the Appalachian Trail!), Tim Garvin (CEO and President of UnitedWay CM). PLUS a very special edition of The Roomie Wed Game!

Pop-Up BBQ at 3Cross Brewing Co. 

We will be serving some traditional BBQ including Pork Ribs, Chicken Wings, pulled pork and pulled out beef. We will do a spin on BBQ inspired tacos with Pork Belly burnt ends! Mac n cheese, Crispy tots and Pit beans and other sides too. Come by and check us out.

Sunday, October 22

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Live Music Brunch with Topher Brew – Valentino’s

Join us on sunday October 22nd for our usual Sunday Brunch spiced up with a live acoustic performance by local artist Topher Brew.

Brian Regan – The Hanover Theatre

Setting a comedic standard of excellence that others continually try to follow, Brian Regan made history on September 26, 2015 with the critically-acclaimed live broadcast of Brian Regan: Live From Radio City Music Hall, the first live broadcast of a stand-up special in Comedy Central’s history.  And on May 8, 2015, Brian made his 28th and final stand-up performance on Late Show With David Letterman, the most of any comic since the show moved to CBS in 1993.
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A Half Marathon, 5k and a kids run in Downtown Worcester MA. Worcester’s only half marathon in Downtown area. Start and finish at City Hall. Medallions for all finishers in all races
A night of Halloween themed pole dancing performances! From creepy dolls to Jekyll & Hyde and all the goulish in between! Doors open @ 5:30pm, Show starts @ 6pm .Tickets will be available at the door -CASH ONLY- for $25
A meat raffle to help raise funds for Planting the Seed Foundation. Raffle starts at 2 PM.
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