2018 MetroWest Fall Festivals

2018 MetroWest Fall Festivals

MetroWest Fall Festivals 2018

Explore an exciting corner of MetroWest each weekend this fall with festivals of all kinds!

Natick Days

September 8, 10am– 3pm, Natick Common

Attended by several thousand people each year, the event includes food, fun and entertainment; Past events have featured mini golf, a moonwalk, bungee challenge, pony rides, big trucks from the DPW, raffles, Big Daddy racing, photo booth, obstacle course, a police raffle and a lot more.

Autumn Arts & Crafts Festival

September 8-9, 10am, Wayside Inn, Sudbury

$5 adults, $4 seniors

Food and music accompany this arts show and sale, which includes handpainted accessories, stained glass, candles, books, alpaca clothing, paintings, ceramics, calligraphy, embroidery, and more

Blooms, Brews, & BBQ

September 8, 11am, Weston Nurseries of Hopkinton 

$10; beers $5; food price a la carte

A day of live music, zesty BBQ, and local microbrews on our lush event lawn as we raise money to benefit the Jimmy Fund Walk. We're gathering a great lineup of local bands, excellent beers and ciders, and great food.

Lookout Farm Harvest & Craft Brew Fest

September 9, Lookout Farm, Natick


Celebrate local ingredients and agribusiness at its best. Featuring a 21+ craft beer fest, local vendors, live music, lawn games, moon bounces, face painting, BBQ, and more.


September 13-16, Algonquin Regional High School, Northborough

Most of the four-day activities take place at Algonquin Regional High School athletic fields. Fireworks are September 15, 8-9pm, preceded by BBQ, live music, pony rides, and games. Other days offer Taste of Northborough, road race, hike, historical society tour, pancake breakfast, and more.

Ashland Day

September 15, 9am, Stone Park, Ashland 

Vendors and exhibits, artisans, food, activities, and music show the best of Ashland in this annual great community gathering.

Polyarts Festival

September 15, 10am, Hopkinton Common, Hopkinton 

More than 75 professional craftspeople, performing artists, and community groups participate throughout the day. Polyarts is free to attend and is a family-friendly day with something for everyone, be it food, music, crafts, or other entertainment.

Fall Harvest Celebration

September 15, 10am-4pm, Drumlin Farm, Lincoln 

Spend the day outdoors, watch cooking demonstrations, enjoy tastings, make herb butter, flower arrangements, and crafts, take place in a scavenger hunt, explore the garden, and meet some animals up-close!

3rd Annual Cider Festival & Pig Roast

September 21, 6pm, Wayside Inn, Sudbury 


Featuring local craft hard ciders, authentic barn dancing, bluegrass, traditional pig roast by Firefly's, tractor hayrides, and cider-pressing. Come enjoy and celebrate America's most beloved beverage, all while helping to raise funds towards the restoration of the Wayside Inn Cider Mill. Call 978-443-1776 for tickets or visit the website.

Celebrate Holliston

September 22, 9am-3pm, Goodwill Park, Holliston

Parade, horse show, chili cookoff and kid’s entertainment.

Dragonfly Festival

September 22, 1-6:30pm, Mill Pond Park, Ashland

Artisans, food, music, family fun. Live music from Crocodile River Band, Railroad House Band, Bobby Watson Band, and more at this annual Ashland arts festival.

Colonial Faire & Muster of Fyfe and Drums

September 29, 10am, Wayside Inn, Sudbury

From living history demonstrations to historical re-enactments, it's a day of traditional fun. At noon, the parade of fyfes and drums will begin, followed by the fyfe and drum muster. 


September 28, 6pm, Wayside Inn, Sudbury

Great food, live music, beer tastings.

Arts in Common

September 29, 10am, Bay State Commons, Westborough

The Westborough Cultural Council is coming up on 10 years of offering this kid- and family-friendly event, with activities for the whole family to get involved in:  all media of arts and crafts, delicious local food vendors, live music, and giveaways.  

26th Annual Maynard Community Festival & 2nd Annual Oktoberfest

September 29, 9am-11pm, Downtown Maynard 

Celebrating community, culture, and commerce. Entertainment, a farmers market, and over 100 vendors.  Oktoberfest, featuring outdoor biergarten and pig roast, runs 2-11pm at Mill & Main. Live music all day. Fireworks!

Harvest Festival

October 13, 11am, Downtown Franklin 

Business and community group booths, games, a YMCA children’s area, delicious food, fall crafts, and live local entertainment will draw thousands of people downtown for a great afternoon with their neighbors. (Main Street will be closed to vehicle traffic for the event.) 8000 people are expected to enjoy this annual event.

MetroWest Beer Fest

October 13, 6pm, VFW Hall, Ashland


Sample beers, sake, and wine from local craft brewers; live music; food trucks, cornhole tournament, arm-wrestling challenge and exhibition.