It is already mid-October; if you have not had the opportunity to join in fall activities, there are still plenty of seasonal events happening in Worcester this weekend.
What does cider and pie have in common?
They can be made from apples and they will be the stars of this year’s 36th annual AppleFest at Wachusett Mountain.
This popular fall festival is a full weekend extravaganza. Beginning at 10 AM and ending at 5 PM on both Saturday and Sunday, attendees can look forward to craft fair and farmers market booths, a mountainside barbecue, an apple pie contest, live music, and so much more!
For tickets and more information, take a look here.
Boo! Zoo Boo Days are beginning this weekend at the Southwick Zoo in Mendon!
From October 19 to October 31, Southwick’s Zoo will be decorating for Halloween and even the animals will be in the holiday spirit. During this annual event, the zoo will be decorated, children can trick or treat in the zoo, and the animals will receive some Halloween themed nourishment!
Children between the ages of 3 and 12 will receive free entry if they are wearing a costume during this event, so get the children dressed up and excited for a fun time.
For more about tickets, visit Southwick’s Zoo’s website.
Warm up with a cup of fresh cider at Old Sturbridge Village’s Celebration of Cider and Music Festival.
With special hours this Sunday, Old Sturbridge Village will be open from 11 AM to 6 PM.
With admission, guests who are 21 and older will receive coupons to savor 2 oz. samples of 6 ciders from participating makers as well as entry to the historic village. Within the village, history reenactors will discuss the importance of cider for early New Englanders and guests can view a working 19th century cider mill.
To learn more about the festival, take a look here.
Happy Farm-o-Ween, Worcester!
In the spirit of Halloween, the Canal Districts Farmers Market is holding their Farm-o-Ween event. The festivities begin this Saturday at 9 AM with a scary good time scheduled until 12 PM. Their Farm-o-Ween will include trick or treating through the market, a dog costume contest, and a spooky photo booth.
For more information on Farm-o-Ween check this out.
Wish Ralph’s Diner “Happy Anniversary” this Saturday.
This Saturday marks the diner’s 40th anniversary and they are celebrating with a 40th Anniversary Bash. The party kicks off with the first performance at 3 PM. The door cost is $10 and features the bands The Performers, The Ballbusters, and Thee Sonomatics. The bash gets even louder at 8 PM! With a door cost of $30, the music continues with performances by Living Colour’s Corey Glover, Huck/Childhood, Dirty Laundry, and Thinner.
For a list of events at Ralph’s Diner, look here.
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