Holiday Weekend Happenings Around Newburyport

Fall is here in full swing and there is nothing more beautiful than Fall in New England! The leaves are changing, the temperature is crisp, the skies are still blue, and spending time outdoors is still a possibility. This weekend is Columbus Day Weekend, the unofficial “official” kick-off to Fall, like Memorial Day is to Summer! Some of us have plans to head out of town, but there is no need to head too far because the Greater Newburyport Area offers so many fun events to take the whole family to!


Start your weekend off on Friday night with a family trip to the Topsfield Fair!topsfieldfair

The Topsfield Fair is America’s Oldest Country Fair and has something for everyone; a kids’ area, all of the yummy fair food favorites (think deep fried oreos!), New England agriculture & animals, rides, entertainment, the list goes on! Not only is it fun to walk around and see all the different vendors, it is educational for the kiddos too! They offer a whole program dedicated to teaching children about agriculture and animals and you can learn more about those programs HERE!



If you are all about finding the most calorie-containing food, look no further than The Topsfield Fair! We all know that it’s our “cheat meal” and we can totally just walk off the calories we consume.



The fair runs through October 10 and they are open daily at 10am!



On Saturday, The Grog, in downtown Newburyport is hosting a chili cook-off and craft beer fest! They kick off at noon and are family friendly with live music, chili from local restaurants, and craft brewers from the North Shore. Want more info? Check it out HERE!

On Sunday & Monday, the Newburyport Chamber of Commerce is hosting their annual Fall Harvest Festival. Starting at 10am, enjoy great food, live music, and family fun while celebrating autumn’s arrival. Explore downtown shops as well as craft vendor booths from artisans all over New England! Bring the kids in the morning for children’s entertainment in Market Square.




Enjoy the weekend ahead and make sure you share the beautiful photos of all of the fun you are having with us!


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