Five Can’t-Miss Events: Oct. 11–17

Have your pick of the sea at Bowen's Wharf Seafood Festival, Moooove through peaceful yoga flows with baby cows, enjoy family fun fall festivals and more fun things to do.

Bowen’s Wharf Annual Seafood Festival

Have your pick of the sea and indulge in Rhode Island’s best seafood dishes. Beneath the Wharf’s colorful tents, guests can munch on delicious clam cakes, scallops, fish tacos, lobster rolls, fried calamari and more. Additional food including fresh smoothies, doughnuts, kettle corn and more is available for kids and landlubbers alike. Plus, sip a cold brew from Whaler’s Brewing and listen to the tunes of live music. Proceeds from festival bars benefit Oliver Hazard Perry, Rhody’s 200-foot official sailing education vessel.

The Details: Oct. 13-14. See website for event times. Free admission. Bowen’s Wharf, Newport, 849-3478,  

Exeter Fall Festival

Welcome the autumn season with a family fun fall festival! Enjoy a hayride, paint a pumpkin, play carnival games, find a new read at the book sale and much more. Plus, munch on sweets from the bake sale and find your favorite food from one of the food vendors. Donations benefit the Exeter Public Library.   

The Details: Oct. 13. 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Free admission, some activities cost a fee. Yawgoo Valley Ski Area, 160 Yawgoo Valley Rd., Exeter,


Festival of Children’s Books and Authors

Bookworms and budding authors can spend a day listening to thirty minute presentations from nationally acclaimed authors and illustrators, get their favorite book signed, have a chance to meet the authors and create book making crafts. Plus, guests can grab a bite of delicious food truck fare from the array of food trucks.  

The Details: Oct. 13. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. $5. Lincoln School, 301 Butler Ave., Providence, 401-331-9696,


Calf and Cow Family Yoga

Moooove through peaceful yoga flows in the company of baby calves at Wrights Dairy Farm. Yogis and their families are invited to a forty-five minute beginner yoga class that will be guided by the dairy farm cows for a unique, zenful experience. After the session, guests can enjoy fall flavored snacks and graze the beautiful dairy farms to see cows being milked.

The Details: Oct. 14. 1-3 p.m. Adults $17, children fifteen and younger $10. Wrights Dairy Farm, 200 Woonsocket Hill Rd., North Smithfield,


Maize Flashlight Night

Guests of all ages can take twilight hayrides around the grounds of Confreda Greenhouses and Farms, find their way through the corn maze by flashlight and munch on s’mores (and sip cider!) accompanied by spooky ghost stories by the fire.

The Details: Oct. 11. (POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER. OCTOBER 18). 6:30-8 p.m. $12, children under two free. Confreda Greenhouses and Farms, 2150 Scituate Ave., Hope,


Want more fun things to do? Check out our calendar listings.

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