A month of fun days .there's lots to do in Massachusetts in September! A complete list of events, attractions, outdoor activities, and accommodations for September is available online at www.massvacation.com
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
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
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
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.
Info: 508-759-6000 or
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
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.
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.
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.
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. .
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.
Info: 978) 740-0444
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