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A month of fun days .there's lots to do in Massachusetts in September!

A month of fun days .there's lots to do in Massachusetts in September! childgarlic.jpg
A complete list of events, attractions, outdoor activities, and accommodations for September is available online at Good Eatin' Sept. 6 Harvest Festival A perfect place to pick your own apples; eat your fill at the family barbecue; enjoy live music, hay rides and entertainment; winery tours and tastings. Nashoba Winery, Bolton Info: 978-779-5521 Sept. 6-7 Rib'n Brews Festival Don't miss this opportunity to see the Massachusetts State BBQ Championship. Over 28 contestants from Maine to New York will compete. Also on tap are the best microbrews in New England. For football fans, games will be on in the "pigskin tent." Kids will have a ball too with numerous children's activities. Tsongas Arena, Lowell Info:800-443-3332 Sept.13 Annual Corn Festival Enjoy this popular farmers market celebrating the cultural heritage of maze; Lots of fun including crafts, hayrides, and children's activities. Rain date September 16. South Shore Natural Science Center, Norwell Info: 781-659-2559 Sept. 19-21 39th Annual Bourne Scallop Festival New England's largest scallop festival. Enjoy arts and crafts, specialty foods, entertainment, rides and games and plenty of scallops. Bourne Info: 508-759-6000 or Sept 20-21 North Quabbin Garlic & Arts Festival, "The Festival That Stinks" More than 50 artists, fold, blues, bluegrass musicians, hayrides, children's activities, and garlic products. Children admitted free. Evening entertainment. Forsters Farm, Orange Info: 978-544-7564 Fairs and Shows Through Sept. 7 Brimfield Antiques Show Walk the mile-long strip of Rte. 20 featuring 4,000 dealers from all over the country. Brimfield Info: 413-283-2418 Sept. 11-14 Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival Combining the laid back beach style of the island of Martha's Vineyard, a passionate audience of film and culture enthusiasts with the buzz and excitement of a festival celebrating films from across the globe - The Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival is an amazing experience not to be missed. West Tisbury Info: 508-693-8989 Sept. 12-28 The Big E The great New England Fall Festival and the largest fair in New England. Be sure to see the Avenue of the States, Storrowtown Village Museum and harvest New England. There's also a big top circus, contests, exhibits, children's activities and much more. West Springfield Info: 413-737-2443 Sept. 20-21 Old Deerfield Fall Craft Fair & Quilt Fest An award winning show with more than 230 craftspeople from 20 states. Spend some time in the dining tent and take advantage of the free shuttle busses. . Old Deerfield Info: 413-774-7476 Sept. 26-28 Trails & Sails Weekend More than 100 free events at 60 different locations throughout Essex County. Tour lighthouses, whale watch, sail on the Schooner Lannon, outdoor activities. Essex Info: 978) 740-0444 Sep. 27-29 Hancock Shaker Village 11th Annual Country Fair Celebrate traditional craftsmanship at this old-fashioned fair with demonstrations of blacksmithing, woodworking, basket weaving and more. Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield Info: 413-443-0188