5 Ways to “Take it Outside” This Fall

Support the Rhode Island economy and local small business owners with these five outdoor events.
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A section of Westminster Street in Providence will be closed to traffic Saturday afternoons from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through December 26. Photo from Indowncitypvd’s Facebook page.

This article was created in collaboration with Rhode Island Commerce.

Fall is in full swing! Get the most out of the season and try something new with these five outdoor events that will help you “Take it Outside” while supporting the Rhode Island economy and local small business owners. 

Mount Hope Farm Farmers Market

Browse locally sourced products at the Mount Hope Farm pasture. Each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., there are more than fifteen vendors selling dairy, meat and produce and sometimes baked goods and other treats. Sometimes a food truck stops by to serve breakfast or lunch options. During the month of November, shop for locally made artisan products that are perfect for gift-giving.

The details: Saturday 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 250 Metacom Ave., Bristol, mounthopefarm.org


Outdoor Wine Tasting at Leyden Farm

Spend an afternoon sipping wine and enjoying the outdoors. Leyden Farm Vineyard and Winery is offering wine tasting. Guests can try up to five different wines and learn about the process of wine-making.

The details: Daily from noon-4 p.m. 160 Plain Meeting House Rd., West Greenwich. Get your tickets here.


One Team Scavenger Hunt Providence

This mix of a scavenger hunt and adventure race is a self-guided tour around Providence. Participants follow clues and log their progress on a mobile app. Get some friends together and take an adventure around the city to finish the race!

The details: Daily 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Tickets are sold per team. Suggested starting location: 165 Washington St., Providence. Get tickets here.


Trinity Beer Garden

Enjoy some beer right in downtown Providence at Trinity Beer Garden. Try some new beer from the local brewery or other cocktails and wine and order from local food vendors that change every weekend. Reservations are recommended.

The details: Thursday-Saturday 4:30-9 p.m. Reservations can be made here. Biltmore Park, 2 Kennedy Plaza, Providence. 


Open Air Saturdays in Downtown Providence

Visit downtown Providence during Open Air Saturdays on Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m. and stroll Westminster Street between Eddy and Mathewson streets and Union Street from Weybosset to Westminster streets, which are closed to traffic. Pedestrians can browse craft vendors, holiday shop at local retail stores, enjoy live performances in collaboration with Providence World Music, and stop by a pop-up outdoor beer garden at Grant’s Block, located at 260 Westminster Street. The program has been extended through December 26 thanks to both the City of Providence and a Take It Outside Grant.

The details: Saturdays, noon- 6 p.m. Westminster Street between Eddy and Mathewson streets and Union Street from Weybosset to Westminster streets.



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