added to the web site that features the 10 best Fall Foliage Drives in New England. According to me! Been there done that and will go again. Summer may be over, but the weekend is just getting started and a couple of good events this weekend are featured here.
The Big E continues its run this week as the largest fair in the Northeast, and the sixth largest fair in the nation. The Big E is inclusive of all six of the New England states and each of the state prominently represented with a building on the avenue of states.
Festival on the Green in Mansfield Ct. will take place this Sunday from noon to four pm. The festival is a true old fashioned town festival with a parade, Food tents, and events for the kids and one more big difference. Black Prairie will also be the featured performers at the Festival. From Portland Oregon, The band plays a brand of Americana that defies easy categorization, cross-pollinating a number of different styles while exposing the venerable, forgotten roots of folk and bluegrass. They’ve got
a unique blend of sound going on. The high profile of each musician in the band‚ which includes three-fifths of the Decemberists‚ ensures a certain amount of attention,
Waterfire Saturday Providence Ri There will be a another special performance tonight at Waterfire from over a dozen of the TEN31 characters. Some have never been seen before at WaterFire. In addition to surrounding the Monument with Living Statues, a collection of Human Birch Trees will meander and integrate into the performance, and will also include special dance performances by TEN31’s Fairies. The Dance of the Fairies will occur multiple times throughout the night at: 7:15pm, 8:15pm, 9:15PM and 9:55pm
Waterfire features over eighty bonfires that will be lit along the river in downtown Providence. You walk along the paths in Waterfront Park, past the arched bridges and beautiful sculptures; your senses will be captivated by the flames, aromas of burning wood, performances by The Gargoyles in their torch-lit vessels that travels down the river. WaterFire has been enjoyed by of over ten million visitors since its flames were first lit in 1994.
Ready-Set-Go…..For the fourth annual Soap Box Derby this Sunday in Montague Ma. How many of you can remember or have ever seen one of these races. There will be different types of cars featured as well as age groups racing. Kids, Teens and Adults. The cars range from old school to modern but the challenge remains the same. Start at the top of the hill at a “Dead Start” and glide down in the fastest time and hope you built your car well. Adult Vehicles must be sturdy enough to survive potential speeds above 35 MPH and a long left turn, and then zigzag chicanes, without collapsing or steering into the hay bales. Teen and Kid Racers will start further down the hill, making the track less severe.
The Endless Summer Waterfront Festival at Nantasket Beach in Hull, Ma Listen to live music, Hot Dog and Pizza eating Contests to name a few and just good Fun. This festival isn't about just fried dough and pizza. Hull boasts some of the best seafood restaurants in Massachusetts. You can also eat at over 25 restaurants that will be participating with foods such as lobster rolls, clam chowder, BBQ Ribs, Mediterranean and Vietnamese.