MID CAPE - Autumn Fairs, Festivals and Events…

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Americana Music Festival  |  September 21

Enjoy an evening of smoky blues and barbeque at the Cotuit Center for the Arts. The Tarbox Ramblers, The Bluegrass Gospel Project, and Paul Rishell & Annie Raines will delight listeners with sounds filled with fiddles, banjos, and harmonicas, taking the audience on a journey through musical history. General admission tickets are $25, and member tickets are $20. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday evening, and festivities wrap up at 10 p.m. For more information, visit, or call 774-428-0669.

Octoberfest  |  October 5

Celebrate the arrival of fall in traditional Germanic fashion at The Historical Society of Santuit and Cotuit’s Octoberfest at the Dottridge Homestead in Cotuit. Enjoy brats and hot dogs from the Doctor of Grillology, beer selections from Cape Cod Beer, and upbeat German music in a charming historical backdrop. Octoberfest runs from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, and tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. For more information, visit, or call 508-428-0461 for reservations.

35th Annual Yarmouth Seaside Festival  |  October 12–14

Back in 1978, South Yarmouth resident Jan Butler wanted to celebrate her town and foster a sense of community pride. Now, the Yarmouth Seaside Festival she founded draws more than 25,000 visitors from around the region to participate in a full day of fun on Columbus Day weekend. Featuring a parade, kayak and road races, pie-eating contests, fireworks, and more, it’s a great way to enjoy the shoulder season. Admission to the festival is free. For a schedule of events or more information, visit or call 508-778-1008.

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