Fall Rhode Island Festivals in 2017

Looking for things to do near Providence or Newport? You can find the dates for a number of different events in Rhode Island here.  For such a small state, RI plays host to a pretty good number of fall and harvest festivals in fall 2017.  Plus, if you are looking to enjoy seafood in the fall, there’s definitely a festival for that here.  There’s even one to celebrate a mysterious cornmeal flatbread known as a Johnny Cake.  So once you have sobered up from Oktoberfest in Rhode Island, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the beautiful weather of autumn. Be sure to put one of these on your calendar now!

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Providence Fall Festivals

2017 Festivals

Rhode Island Seafood Festival - Providence, RI - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2017
Sixth 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.

Norman Bird Sanctuary Harvest Fair - Middletown, RI - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2017
Time for the 42nd harvest fair at the Norman Bird Sanctuary.  Features include crafters and artisan booth, local foods and beer vendors, live music, and family fun.

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!

Pawtucket Arts Festival - Pawtucket, RI - Aug 26 to Sep 25, 2016

Rhythm and Roots Festival - Charlestown, RI - Sep 2 to Sep 4, 2016
Spend Labor Day Weekend at Ninigret Park. 19th annual event. 5 stages of live music. Full festival and day tickets for sale. Camping available.

WaterFire - Providence, RI - Sep 4 to Sep 4, 2016

Slater Park Fall Festival - Pawtucket, RI - Sep 10 to Sep 11, 2016
Arts festival, event, and fireworks with activities at Daggett Farm, Looff Carousel, Watercooler Society, and historic Daggett House.

Ocean State Oyster Festival - Providence, RI - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016

Smith’s Castle Colonial Harvest Festival - North Kingstown, RI - Sep 24 to Sep 25, 2016

GACSRI Oktoberfest - Pawtucket, RI - Sep 24 to Sep 25, 2016

International Oktoberfest - Newport, RI - Sep 24 to Sep 25, 2016
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.

Cluny Country Fair - Newport, RI - Sep 25 to 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.

AutumnFest - Woonsocket, RI - Oct 8 to Oct 10, 2016

Beervana Fest - Cranston, RI - Oct 14 to Oct 14, 2016
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.

Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival - Newport, RI - Oct 15 to Oct 16, 2016
26th 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.

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

Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror Film Festival - Providence, RI - Oct 17 to Oct 23, 2016

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

One thought 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.

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