Being on Cape Cod is something special all throughout the year, but come Fall, locals and visitors alike take advantage of the lingering summer weather and the fact that there is a little more room to spread out! The tourists who choose to come now mix in with the locals and enjoy the attractions and special events that have become staples of a Cape Cod, New England Fall. Residents of the Massachusetts retirement community, Southport on Cape Cod, are perfectly situated to enjoy the local beaches and parks, take in the changing leaves, and attend some of the local festivities. Here are a few events you might want to try.
Fall for the Arts Festival
Throughout the entire month of October, the annual Fall for the Arts Festival will take place throughout Cape Cod. The full schedule is released in late September, but there’s sure to be something to appeal to every arts lover, with performances by local musicians, readings and lectures, guided art and heritage walks, special exhibits, open houses at cultural venues, plein air painters, and much more. The artsfoundation.org website will have all of the details of this month-long celebration of the arts.
You can’t get much more autumnal than Pumpkin Day at the historic Bourne Farm in West Falmouth. This annual event is held rain or shine and takes place this year on October 7, from 9 am to 3 pm. This is a great event to attend if you have grandchildren nearby, but it’s just as fun for adults. As well as being able to pick your own pumpkin, there are hayrides, pony rides, crafts, face painting, a petting zoo, a bake sale, and lunch is available. Admission and parking are free!
Fall is a splendid time to get out and enjoy one of the many nature walks available, allowing you to take in the stunning colors of the changing foliage. Beebe Woods in Falmouth covers 383 acres and includes numerous walking trails throughout the forest. This conservation land also has a pond hidden deep in the center, known as the Punch Bowl. A slightly easier walk can be found at Taylor Bray Farm in Yarmouthport. Dating back to the Plymouth Colony, the farm has a boardwalk that passes through Black Flats Marsh, where you can take in the colorful leaves, as well as the dunes of Chapin beach and Cape Cod Bay.
Mashpee Annual Oktoberfest
Finally, there’s the chance to visit Germany without going far from your Massachusetts retirement community. The annual Mashpee Oktoberfest is held September 30, from 10 am to 5 pm at Mashpee Commons, Village Green and Steeple Street. This free event will feature authentic German music, booths from local restaurants, exhibits by local crafters, and of course, a beer garden!
These are just a few of the events and activities available this Fall to residents of Southport. If Cape Cod seems like the ideal place to retire, Southport is the place you want to live. There are only a few brand new properties left however, so contact them today to ensure your retirement in this fun and fantastic location.