Even though summer is basically over and school has started, there are still plenty of things to do in Newport during the fall season. Here is a list of some of the upcoming festivals to look forward to as the leaves start to fall and the nights begin to cool down.
September 20th-22nd: The 8th Annual Newport Mansion Wine and Food Festival
Enjoy hundreds of wines from around the world as well as great cuisine. There will be cooking demonstrations by world renowned chefs, auctions and various gala events throughout the weekend. Tickets start at $150.
October 5th-6th: Norman Bird Sanctuary’s 39th Annual Harvest Fair
Start your fall off right by attending and old-fashioned Harvest Fair. There will be crafters, pony rides, music, and food for all ages to enjoy. The event is from 10am to 5pm and tickets are $6 for adults.
October 12th-13th: International Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest is Newports “official” sendoff of summer and welcoming of fall. Seasonal beers, German Cuisine and lively music will be available to all who attend. There will be two Biergartens this year in order to make more room for the festivities. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
October 19th-20th: Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival
Local restaurants celebrate the “harvest of the Sea” on Bowen’s Wharf. There will be a variety of seafood and baked goods for everyone to enjoy. Live music will be playing all day long and the event is rain or shine.
October 26th: Newport Food Truck Festival
A variety of food trucks will be rolling into the Newport Yachting center to serve up great food such as grilled cheese sandwiches, tacos, lobster mac and cheese and desserts such as whoopee pies and homemade ice cream sandwiches. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door.
November 1st-10th: Newport Restaurant Week
Enjoy three course lunches and dinners at some of Newport’s best restaurants. Three course lunches are $16 and dinners are $30.