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  • New England’s Events During the Fall Foliage

    Need a late-fall, family-friendly trip idea? Or you’d rather travel alongside your friends? Either way, this time around with fall in full bloom, you could go leaf-peeping, a concept that’s becoming more and more popular. And what better destination for a colorful encounter with the nature than New England, well-known for its picture-perfect scenery painted in shades of yellow, red and green and for the enormous leaves carpets you can find here?

    They say there’s no better place in the whole country to enjoy the fall foliage season than New England and not just because of the breathtaking sights, but because fall’s best harvest and cultural festivals take place every year in this region. Therefore, whether it’s a few days of hiking, discovering the nature, carving or tasting pumpkins, joining the locals for a festival, New England seems to be the perfect destination for both the weekend and the day trippers. Since this region seems to be the fall’s travelling hotspot, here are some of the main events and festivals it hosts in the following period. Mark them on your calendar and hit the road!

    Haunted Graveyard, Bristol

    This Halloween-themed event held at Lake Compounce in Bristol has reached its tenth edition and gathers every year, between October, 17 and 18 more and more fright-seekers. The ghosts, the witches and the goblins are the events’ main attractions and can cause many hair-rising experiences. Therefore, if you’re willing to venture into the scariest graveyard tours of all, get to Bristol every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday by October 31, 2009.

    Keene Pumpkin Festival, New Hampshire

    If you’re a fan of the jack-o-lanterns and you enjoy carving and lightning pumpkins, then you shouldn’t miss the Keen Pumpkin Festival held every year on October, 17 in New Hampshire. During this year’s edition you can admire more than 25, 000 pumpkins creating a huge torch and enlightening the city. Plus, there are many other fun-filled activities that you and your family can enjoy here like concerts, costume parades and pie eating contests.

    AppleFest at Wachusett Mountain, Princeton

    This fall festival held between 17 and 18 October is a family-friendly event featuring something for every member to enjoy. While the adults’ curiosity might be piqued both by the farmers’ markets and the craft exhibitors’ works, the little ones will definitely love the magic acts, the funny clowns and the pony rides. However, the festival’s tasty slices of apple pie will cater to each sweet tooth in your family!

    Martha’s Vineyard& Wine Festival, Edgartown, Massachusetts

    Taking place from October, 16 to 18 the third edition of the Martha’s Vineyard& Wine Festival will bring you the most delicious dishes prepared with fresh seafood by the famous chef Stefan Richter and will also offer you the possibility to sample some of the world’s best refined wines. Aside from tasting mouth-watering specialties, you’ll also be able to visit Martha’s Vineyard Museum as the Grand Tasting, held on Saturday afternoon will  take place right in the museum’s garden.

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