Boston Fall Festivals - Polkadogtoberfest

Boston Fall Festivals – Polkadogtoberfest | Image Credit – Polkadog

Many family-friendly festivities take place in Boston throughout the fall harvest season. There is no better way to experience the season than to take part in a few Fall festivals in Boston.

Best of Boston Fall Festivals 2022

So, if you have been searching for, “Fall Activities near me”? Because don’t you worry, we’ve got to you covered with the best Fall things to do in Boston. Put a few of these Boston Fall activities on your schedule when the jumpers come out and the odor of pumpkin spice lattes fills Boston Common. These events will help you relax into the cozy season. Check out the top Boston Fall Festivals below:

Boston Fall Festivals 2022 – October 

The Arlington Center for the Arts will host the Great Northeast Jug Band Festival for a second consecutive year. Four of the top jug bands in the area will be performing, and spectators are urged to bring blankets and chairs to relax on while they do so! The Busted Jug Band, High Maintenance Jug Band, Outrageous Fortune, and The Squeakeasy Jug Band are some of the performers.

How Much: Free
When: 1st October from 1 pm – 5 pm
Where: Jason Russell House – 7 Jason St, Arlington, MA 02476, United States

Lansdowne Country Fest

Boston Fall Festivals 2022 - The Lansdowne Pub

Put your finest boots on and get ready for a day filled with line dancing and country music at this Fall Festival in Boston. Game On Fenway, Bleacher Bar, Lansdowne Pub, Bill’s Bar, Cheeky Monkey, and of course Loretta’s Last Call are the bars where the event is being held. Your favorite local country performer will play at each location, along with some special Nashville-based talents!

Cost: $10 – $15
Timings: 1st October 3 pm – 9 pm
Location: Loretta’s Last Call – 1 Lansdowne St, Boston, MA 02215, United States

Opening Our Doors Festival

Boston Fall Festivals - Opening Our Doors at Fenway Culture Boston

The Fenway Cultural District in Boston is open to everyone for free! performances, activations, visual and performing arts, spoken word, crafts, historical walking tours, nature hikes, and garden tours, among other things. Opening Our Doors, now in its 21st year, is Boston’s largest & longest-running free cultural events day.

Price: Free
From: 10th October from 11 am – 10 pm
Located at: The Fenway Alliance, Inc. – 337 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, United States

Boston Book Festival

Boston Fall Festivals - Boston Book Festival

Boston Fall Festivals 2022 | Image Credit – Boston Book Festival

The Boston Book Festival, which fosters a culture of reading and ideas and increases the vibrancy of our city.  Come out for a day of readings and conversations, book signings, workshops, and other exciting literary activities with 200 fiction, nonfiction, YA, and children’s writers. Children’s activities, strolling tours, the Copley Square Street Fair, live music, food trucks, and more will be be available at the BBF.

How Much: Free
When: 29th October from 9 am – 5 pm
Where: Copley Square – Boston, MA 02116, USA


Boston Fall Festivals - Polkadogtoberfest

Boston Fall Festivals – Polkadogtoberfest | Image Credit – Polkadog

Come celebrate the beginning of fall and our 20th anniversary with them at Polkadogtoberfest! Fromm, Earth Animal, Austin & Kat, Bond Vet, WellPet, Primal, Stella & Chewy’s, Preppy Puppy, and other top suppliers will be giving away exceptional discounts on must-have treats, food, and toys. Along with free samples and raffles, we’ll also be bringing back our prize wheel.

Cost: $10+
Timings: 15th October from 11 am – 5 pm
Location: Polkadog – 480 Neponset St Suite 3, Canton, MA 02021, United States

43rd Annual Oktoberfest Boston

Numerous stages with live music, a wide variety of foreign food sellers, arts and crafts, and of course, exuberant beer gardens spread out around the Square. It will be Wunderbar to see you again, so come join this historic tradition! The HONK! Parade, which enters the Square at 1:00 pm, is one of the festival’s many highlights. 

Price: Free
From: 9th of October from 12 pm – 6 pm
Located at: Harvard Square – Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138, United States

Smoke This Rib Fest

The Rib Fest is a competition amongst pitmasters to see who can make the greatest ribs in town. Come and enjoy some BBQ, live music, and so much more at this event that is appropriate for people of all ages. There will be lots of food and entertainment available, but a Taste Ticket is required for the greatest opportunity to try a range of ribs and vote for the People’s Choice. 

How Much: $27.50+
When: 2nd October 12 pm – 4 pm
Where: East Cambridge

Armenian Festival of Creativity & Community

Join in for a wonderful festival that will have arts, food, drinks, music, Zumba, and activities for people of all ages! It’s the ultimate solution to your search for, “Fall Festivals near me”. There will be about 40 artists and retailers present, offering a range of goods for purchase! St. Stephen’s Armenian Elementary School will profit from the festivities.

Price: Free
From: 8th and 9th October from 9 am – 4 pm
Located at: ACEC Watertown – 47 Nichols Ave, Watertown, MA 02472, United States

Boston Fall Festivals 2022 – November

Boston Jewish Film Festival

Boston Jewish Film highlights the richness of the Jewish experience via film and media. The community is encouraged to learn about the complete range of Jewish life, values, and culture via Boston Jewish Film all year long. 

Cost: $15+
Timings: 2nd – 13th November
Location: Boston and surrounding areas

Boston Fall Festivals 2022 – December 

Kids Holiday Craft Fair

The Kids’ Holiday Craft Fair returns in 2022, and we can’t wait to see what you make to sell!  Participants must be between the ages of 8 and 18, and space is highly restricted. You are reserving a table that is in great demand when you sign up for this; if for any reason you are unable to utilize the table, do let them know no later than one month before the Fair.

How Much: Free
When: 10th December 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm 
Where: Robbins Library – 700 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476, United States

So, which Fall events in Boston Tx do you plan to visit? Let us know in the comments section below.

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