Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year in Cape Cod. The crisp air is perfect to don a sweater and take a walk on the beach, or you could get into the autumn mood with a mug of warm cider. The leaves on the trees change from their usual green to shades of red and yellow, almost as if by magic. Stay with us at Candleberry Inn to experience the season and all the Cape Cod fall festivals that come with it! Access our complimentary Vacation Guide to get the inside scoop about planning your trip.
5 of the Best Cape Cod Fall Festivals You Can’t Miss
1. Yarmouth Seaside Festival
Every October, usually during Columbus Day Weekend, the Yarmouth Seaside Festival comes to town. This craft fair has more than 125 artists and crafters represented! Other activities include a parade, live entertainment, fireworks, and more. If you’d like to challenge yourself, you can even partake in the road race. It’s definitely a weekend to stay in town for.
Cranberries have become a staple of Cape Cod culture. Celebrate the cranberry harvest at the Annual Harwich Arts & Music Cranberry Festival! This Cape Cod fall festival began in the mid-1970s and has been held every year since. Now, it raises money for scholarships and other nonprofits in Harwich! Here, you will find more than 100 vendors selling arts and crafts, live music, and plenty of cranberry-based food. The event is held every September, and admission is free.
3. Celebrate Our Waters Festival
During September, you can attend Celebrate Our Waters Festival in Orleans. The goal of this fall festival is to showcase the bays, ponds, lakes, marshes, creeks, and beaches of the area. Awareness of water as a resource is incredibly important, and this event does a great job of that through walks, bike rides, kayaking, sand sculpture contests, and more!
4. Harbor to the Bay Bike Ride
If you enjoy bike riding, the Harbor to the Bay Bike Ride is the Cape Cod fall festival for you! The scenic ride begins in Boston and ends in Provincetown. The main goal is to raise awareness and care for those living with HIV and AIDS. 100% of the proceeds go to this cause!
Seafood is a staple in Cape Cod, especially oysters. The Wellfleet Oysterfest comes to town every October to bring both locals and visitors together over their love of food. Make sure to come on an empty stomach since plenty of oysters, clams, and other foods will be available. Plus, there will be live music, cooking demonstrations, an annual oyster shucking competition, and more! Since its start in the 1990s, it has become one of our favorite and most popular Cape Cod fall festivals close to Candleberry Inn.
Experience Fall at Candleberry Inn
Cape Cod fall festivals are the perfect way to celebrate the season. If you are planning on coming to the Cape to catch one of these events, we invite you to stay at Candleberry Inn. Located in Brewster, we are in the center of the peninsula, making you close to everything our area has to offer. Browse through our cozy accommodations to start planning your stay. Book your autumn getaway today!