Five Can’t-Miss Events: Sept. 14–20
StyleWeek Northeast returns, autumn is in the air at two fall festivals and more fun things to do.
1. Apple Festival
It’s the right way to kick off fall. Join more than 5,000 people for a weekend of fun, great food and apple pie that beats Mom’s — but we won’t tell her that. Indulge in all that is apple, while enjoying live entertainment, an apple pie baking contest, carnival rides, pony rides and a free kids zone. Free parking is available at Johnston High School, with complimentary shuttle service to the festival grounds.
The Details: Sept. 16–17. Sat. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Free. Johnston Memorial Park, 1583 Hartford Ave., Johnston, 401-334-1000, nrichamber.com.
2. Misquamicut Fall Festival
The end of summer doesn’t have to be a bummer. Take a trip back to the beach to celebrate the change in seasons, and enjoy all the music, food and entertainment this festival has to offer. Whether you’re dancing around to Rubix Cube, participating in games on the beach, perusing the car show or channeling your inner child on a carnival ride, you’re bound to have a wonderful waterfront time.
The Details: Sept. 15–17. Fri. 5–11 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. $8, children younger than four free. Misquamicut State Beach, Westerly, 401-322-1026, misquamicutfestival.org.
3. StyleWeek Northeast
After a brief hiatus, the strut down the runway returns with both local and national designers showcasing their spring 2018 collections. Each night there will be a cocktail hour and accessory showcase before the main event, as well as a special showing of the capsule collections from the SEED Student Design Challenge, which includes works from Rhode Island School of Design students and other fashion school programs.
The Details: Sept. 20–23. See website for times. $50–$100. Rhode Island Convention Center, 1 Sabin St., Providence, Styleweeknortheast.com.
4. PawSox Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival
It’s out with peanuts and cracker jacks and in with food trucks and beer. Head to McCoy for the first-ever food truck and craft beer festival on the field. The warning track will be lined with food trucks and craft beer breweries, while live music and old school hip-hop music videos play on the center field video board. From Frisky Fries to Like No Udder, GottaQ BBQ to Ocean Spray, the list of more than twenty food trucks certainly won’t disappoint.
The Details: Sept. 16. 6–10 p.m. $20 general admission, $15 for guests younger than twenty-one. McCoy Stadium, 1 Columbus Ave., Pawtucket, 401-724-7300, pawsox.com.
5. Newport International Boat Show
What do boat lovers and anchors have in common? Neither will be able to stay aweigh from the Newport International Boat Show (ha!). The forty-seventh annual show will be four days of beautiful boats, educational seminars, boating courses and more. The event will take over thirteen acres of Newport and will bring in hundreds of domestic and international companies to flaunt their nautical inventory. Parking is available for $20 per vehicle at Easton Beach, with a continuous shuttle service offered all weekend. With Newport as a scenic backdrop, there’s no better place to build up your love of boating.
The Details: Sept. 14–17. Thurs.–Sat. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $15 general admission, $35 VIP day Thursday. Newport Yachting Center, 4 Commercial Wharf, Newport, 401-846-1115, newportboatshow.com.
Want more fun things to do? Check out our calendar listings.
Reporting assistance by Grace Kelly.