Celebrate fall with Historic New England

Sep 3, 2019

Experience the unmatched beauty of autumn in New England by visiting one or more of our upcoming fall festivals. Artisan crafts, tasty apples, and steampunk fashions are on their way to Historic New England sites this fall.

A girl looks at an autumn-hued tree in front of the barn at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm. Photo by Carrie Hershenson (@carriesanity).

Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, photo by Carrie Hershenson via Instagram (@carriesanity)

Saturday, September 7, 10 AM – 4 PM: Meet some of the region’s most creative artisans at the 37th Annual Codman Estate Fine Arts and Crafts Festival. More than 100 vendors present jewelry, painting, woodworking, and more. Codman Estate, 34 Codman Road, Lincoln, Mass. 

Saturday, September 21, 10 AM – 5 PM: Dust off your canes and fasten on your goggles for the 2nd Annual Compass Rose Steampunk Festival. The Victorian-era setting of Roseland Cottage comes alive with steampunk-inspired music, fashion, food, and games. Roseland Cottage, 556 Route 169, Woodstock, Conn.

A woman in steampunk-style attire reads a book in the parlor at Roseland Cottage

Saturday, September 28, noon – 6 PM: Musicians playing bluegrass, folk, funk, and more take the stage at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm all day long during the American Music and Harvest Festival. Proceeds benefit both Historic New England and the Newburyport Education Foundation, and the day also includes Vintage Base Ball, family-friends farm activities, and food. Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Little’s Lane, Newbury, Mass.

Saturday, October 12, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Take a bite out of fall as the weekly Coastal Growers Market hosts Taste of the Market: Apples and Eats Festival. Casey Farm, 2325 Boston Neck Road, Saunderstown, R.I.

Apples at Casey Farm

Saturday, October 19, 10 AM – 4:30 PM, and Sunday, October 20, 10 AM – 4 PM: Another opportunity to shop for work by some of the region’s best artisans; don’t miss the two-day 37th Annual Roseland Cottage Fine Arts and Crafts Festival. Roseland Cottage, 556 Route 169, Woodstock, Conn.

Saturday, November 2, 10 AM – 3 PM: Explore three historic landscapes near the Blue Hills Reservation at the 3rd Annual Blue Hills Great Estates Fall Foliage Day. Eustis Estate, 1424 Canton Avenue, Milton, Mass.

Learn more about what’s happening at Historic New England this fall by visiting our Events Calendar.