Welcome to the fifth and final week of New England Precious Places!
Fall is upon us and there are great places to get to! You may not want to go swimming, or do those summer things, but Fall has so many wonderful things to experience.
Here's a few to get your Fall started.
This series ends today, got an idea for a series? TELL ME!
photo from http://foodtruckfestivalsofne.com/photosvideo/
Food Truck events are happening all over the country and you can experience them right here in New England! Check out Food Truck Festivals of New England.
There are Food Truck Festivals coming up in Barnstable, MA, Newport, RI and more. Your ticket will include great food such as gourmet grilled cheese, spicy tacos, brown sugar hot dogs, lobster mac and cheese - hungry yet?
The goal of Food Truck Festivals of New England is not only to introduce communities to the wildly popular phenomenon of gourmet food trucks, but to support the small business owners who run them.
Go here for the schedule: http://foodtruckfestivalsofne.com/photosvideo/
KEENE PUMPKIN FESTIVAL SATURDAY OCTOBER 19TH
KEENE, NEW HAMPSHIRE
Keene, NH, is a quintessential New England community. There's a pristine church at the head of a welcoming square. Get ready because on October 19, 2013, the square will be full of jack-o'lanterns carved by area school children!
The bandstand will come alive with entertainment and a tower of pumpkins so spectacular it is called "spell-binding" will rival the church steeple. The Food & Craft Court will send forth thw e glorius smells of apple crisp and maple cotton candy and the streets will be lined with pumpkins. Eight world records and 22 years later, Keene Pumpkin Festival is the darling of New England events. Admission is a suggested donation of $5 per adult plus a carved pumpkin. Check it out here: http://pumpkinfestival2011.org/index.html
APPLEFEST AT WACHUSETT MOUNTAIN
October 19-20, 2013 10am - 5pm
499 Mountain Road - Princeton, MA
AppleFest features over 75 Craft Fair & Farmers' Market Booths, Family Entertainment, Scenic Foliage Skyrides to the Summit, Mountainside Barbecue, Pony & Hay Rides, Clowns, Climbing Wall and Euro Bungee, Jugglers & Magicians for the Kids. Applefest also features an Oktoberfest Celebration complete with authentic German cuisine, a variety of beer in the Beer Garden and LIVE music. There's an apple pie contest, a BIG pumpkin weigh-off, a Lumberjack show and more. Sounds awesome! Check it out here: http://www.wachusett.com/EventsActivities/CalendarofEvents/AppleFest/tabid/362/Default.aspx
SPOOKY WORLD NIGHTMARE NEW ENGLAND Litchfield, NH
Well, being scared isn't really my thing, but I had to include this because I know there are so many of you who love this stuff.
I remember when Spooky World first started out in Berlin, actually in my neck of the woods. It was an old farm house and the line of cars waiting to get in was so long and the neighbors hated it I'm sure.
The Spooky World of today is MUCH BIGGER and SCARIER than ever. SpookyWorld has joined forces with Nightmare New England in one location to create the most terrifying haunted house & Halloween attraction in all of New England! Check it out here: http://www.nightmarenewengland.com/index.html
This is the end of the New England Precious Places series. Be sure to go to the links listed in the blog and 'like' their Facebook page if they have one. You can find a wealth of information on any of the state visit.com sites. By doing a little research, you can find all that New England has to offer.
Next week a new blog will start - I'm still throwing around some ideas in my head so stay tuned!
It's me, just trying to get by.