Fall Rhode Island Festivals in 2017

Find a Rhode Island fall festival to attend in 2017. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2017 has things to do across Rhode Island including activities in Providence and Newport. Our list includes festivals celebrating the local harvest, food, music, beer, Oktoberfest and more.

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Providence Fall Festivals

2017 Festivals

Rhythm and Roots Festival - Charlestown, RI - Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2017
Spend Labor Day Weekend at Ninigret Park. 5 stages of live music. Full festival and day tickets for sale. Camping available. Annual event for 20+ years.

Rhythm & Roots - Charlestown, RI - Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2017
Come on down to Ninigret Park for a fantastic lineup of live entertainment, plus artists in residence and a family stage! A variety of vendors selling music, clothing, custom and handmade jewelry and crafts, and food will be on-site. Camping spots are available

Slater Park Fall Festival - Pawtucket, RI - Sep 8 to Sep 24, 2017
Arts festival, event, and fireworks with activities at Daggett Farm, Looff Carousel, Watercooler Society, and historic Daggett House.

Pawtucket Arts Festival - Pawtucket, RI - Sep 8 to Sep 24, 2017
Celebrates Pawtucket’s creative and cultural life by presenting vibrant arts events throughout the month of September to Pawtucket residents and visitors.

Rhode Island Seafood Festival - Providence, RI - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2017
Annual event with drinks, seafood and live music.

Newport International Boat Show - Newport, RI - Sep 14 to Sep 17, 2017
13 acres of powerboats and sailboats for boarding and review. Tickets go on sale in June. Parking is $16 per vehicle.

Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival - Newport, RI - Sep 21 to Sep 24, 2017
Wine tasting, celebrity chef appearances, gala and after dark party.

Ocean State Oyster Festival - Providence, RI - Sep 23, 2017
Celebrating fine Rhode Island oysters, music, and craft-beer. An Oyster Fan ticket gets you a half-dozen locally sourced oysters from an array of RI-based growers; a local micro-brewed beer, glass of wine, or spiked ginger beer. Live music & DJ’s. Proud member of the Ocean State Aquaculture Association (OSAA) with the goal of raising awareness about aquaculture industry and protecting Narrangasett Bay.

Smith’s Castle Colonial Harvest Festival - North Kingstown, RI - Sep 30, 2017
Enjoy the harvest, apple crisp, and a beautiful autumn Saturday with children’s games and music. 12-4 PM. Rain date is typically the Sunday after the scheduled day.

Norman Bird Sanctuary Harvest Fair - Middletown, RI - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2017
Harvest fair at the Norman Bird Sanctuary.  Features include crafters and artisan booth, local foods and beer vendors, live music, and family fun. Annual event for 40+ years.

AutumnFest - Woonsocket, RI - Oct 6 to Oct 9, 2017
Annual Columbus Day weekend festival. Began in 1977. Held at the World War II Veteran’s Memorial State Park. Includes Midway rides, arts and crafts, food court, live entertainment and fireworks.

Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival - Newport, RI - Oct 6 to Oct 9, 2017
Annual event named one of 10 fabulous fall festivals on the coast by Coastal Living Magazine. Enjoy fresh, local seafoods and desserts. Live music. Kid’s activities include face painting and pumpkin painting.

GACSRI Oktoberfest - Pawtucket, RI - Oct 7, 2017

International Oktoberfest - Newport, RI - Oct 7, 2017
Sendoff summer with a Rhode Island Oktoberfest on the Newport waterfront. Expect seasonal brews with savory German cuisine and music emanating from the beer gardens. Saturday has an active, college/beerfest vibe. Seniors and families with small children are encouraged to attend on Sunday, which is typically less congested.

Bold Point Park Oktoberfest - Providence, RI - Oct 7, 2017

Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror Film Festival - Providence, RI - Oct 16 to Oct 22, 2017

Beervana Fest - Cranston, RI - Oct 20, 2017
150+ world class beers. Only 1000 tickets available. Advance tickets are $50 online. Located at the historic Rhodes on the Pawtuxet. Runs from 6:30 – 10 PM.

Past Events

We know that you want current events. But we often don’t have dates for the current year. We leave those events with their link here so that you can look for the new dates yourself. We hope you don’t mind!

WaterFire - Providence, RI - Sep 4, 2016

Cluny Country Fair - Newport, RI - Sep 25, 2016

Oktoberfest at Redlefsen’s - Bristol, RI - Sep 29 to Oct 28, 2016
Starts with a kickoff parade. They will celebrate with German food music and dancing every Wednesday and Thursday through October.

Union Station Brewery Oktoberfest - Providence, RI - Oct 15, 2016

Great International Fall Beer Festival - Providence, RI - Nov 5, 2016

October 2015:

Providence Honk Fest Pronk Fest – Providence, RI – October 12, 2015

Beervana Fest – Cranston, RI – October 16, 2015
150+ world class beers. Only 1000 tickets available. Advance tickets are $50 online. Located at the historic Rhodes on the Pawtuxet. Runs from 6:30 – 10 PM.

Wakefield Art Festival – Wakefield, RI – October 3, 2015

Autumnfest – Woonsocket, RI – October 10-12, 2015
Steere Orchard Applefest – Greenville, RI – October 11-12, 2015

Great International Fall Beer Festival – Providence, RI – October 24, 2015

November 2015:

WaterFire – Providence, RI – Nov 7, 2015.  A full range of activities featuring “WaterFire Salute to Veterans.


Find other fun things to do in Rhode Island in October:

Oktoberfest in Rhode Island
Rhode Island Corn Mazes
Rhode Island Ghost Tours
Haunted Houses in Rhode Island
Pumpkin Patches in Rhode Island

2 thoughts on “Fall Rhode Island Festivals in 2017

  1. Liz Larcom says:

    How can I post information about our ucomingFall into Fun festival and our Haunted Trail? These 2 events are open to the public and are happening at Naval Station Newport. Thank you.

  2. The RI JAYCEE Alliance (RI JCI Senate & JCS Alumni Asso) says:

    National Public Lands Day 2 **Note: ** Saturday,OCTOBER 8, 2016 at 10:30Am – 2:30 PM Come join the JAYCEE Alumni Club and areawide volunteers for some fun-filled public landscaping activities such as planting fall flowers, trimming trees, pruning shrubbery, restoring planting beds, painting fences, shoring up trail/embankments, fertilizing, watering, sweeping lane, sign maintenance,trail walking/hiking along the award-winning JAYCEE Corridor & Arboretum and state Senator Donald Roch Riverwalk!

    The Arboretum is a beautiful 400 linear foot natural Esplanade with a 1.3 mile Riverwalk wilderness trail, which meanders along the confluence of the Pawtuxet River & Watershed.

    It’s portal entrance is located @ Riverpoint COMMUNITY Park – 110 Hay Street – W. Warwick, RI @ the West Bay Bikepath / GREENWAY! Contact Information: JAYCEES Phone: (401) 828-9191 E-mail: [email protected]

    We’ll Miss You SUMMER …. Hello There AUTUMN

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