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Boston Festivals for Kids and Families

Find out about the top family-friendly Fairs and Festivals in Boston, including the Boston Pizza Festival, Boston Music Festivals, Boston Book Festival, Boston Christmas Festival and more.


Boxborough Antiques ShowBoxborough, $
Sun, March 10, 2019  -  Sun, March 8, 2020   
The Boxborough Antique Show Series Antiques, Folk Art, Quilts, Furniture, Ceramics, Textiles, Jewelry, Art, Sterling Silver, and Primitives. March 10, 2019 September 22, 2019 October 27, 2019 January 5, 2020 March 8, 2020 Admission $8 per person
SoWa Open MarketBoston, Free
Sat, May 4, 2019  -  Tue, October 29, 2019   
Now in its 16th season, the award-winning SoWa Open Market is Boston's largest celebration of local artists, farmers, chefs, brewers and musicians. Every Saturday and Sundayfrom May - October, 10 am – 4 pm.
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King Richard's Faire 2019Carver, $$$$
Fri, August 30, 2019  -  Sun, October 20, 2019   
Escape YOUR reality at New England's largest and longest-running Renaissance festival nestled in the enchanted woods of Carvershire... one day, one thousand memories running weekends and Monday holidays from August 31st...
Pumpkin Festival at Chris' Farm StandBradford, $
Tue, October 1, 2019  -  Thu, October 31, 2019   
Pick your own pumpkins, try the fun maze, see the animals, take a hayride or pony ride, play games and more! There will also be a haunted house for kids, fresh vegetables and herbs for sale, photo opps and more.
Love and Passion Psychic FaireSalem, $$
Tue, October 1, 2019  -  Thu, October 31, 2019   
The oldest Psychic Faire in Salem hosted by the Salem Love Psychic, Rev. Barbara. Come and find new love or have the passions relit in your existing Love!
3rd annual Racines Black Dance FestivalBoston, $$
Fri, October 18, 2019  -  Sun, October 20, 2019   
A one-of-a-kind dance festival that explores the evolution of African Dance in the Americas. Experience workshops, presentations, history, music and culture this fall in Boston!
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Head of The Charles Regatta 2019Cambridge, Free
Sat, October 19, 2019  -  Sun, October 20, 2019   
Watch rowing teams compete from all over the country and take in the sights of autumn along the banks of the Charles River.
Saco Spirit's Annual Pumpkin Harvest FestivalMaine, $
Sat, October 19, 2019  -  Sat, October 19, 2019   
Saco Spirit's Annual Pumpkin Harvest Festival is family fun for the whole family. Enjoy music, crafters, shopping, children's games and old fashion fun.
Boston Book Festival 2019Back Bay, Free
Sat, October 19, 2019  -  Sun, October 20, 2019   
Join us for a day of: Fascinating Authors, Dynamic Presentations, Cool Programs & Activities for Kids, Workshops and Contests, Historic Copley Square, Live Music, booksellers and signings, Technology and Reading, Good Food and more.
Beechwood Knoll Fall Festival 2019Quincy, Free
Sat, October 19, 2019  -  Sat, October 19, 2019   
This much-anticipated annual event features carnival rides, children's games, moon bounces, pony rides, raffles, a silent auction and much more.
Charles River School Family FairDover, Free
Sat, October 19, 2019  -  Sat, October 19, 2019   
Fun for all ages at the Charles River School Family Fair! Amusement rides, games, pony rides and delicious food -- a great way to celebrate Fall!
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Rockport HarvestfestRockport, Free
Sat, October 19, 2019  -  Sat, October 19, 2019   
Local food, craft beer, a farmers' market, cooking demos and cookbook signings, nonprofit street fair, live music, scarecrow contest in the quintessential New England coastal village!
39th Annual Daniel Webster Farm DayMarshfield, $
Sat, October 19, 2019  -  Sat, October 19, 2019   
A fall festival not to be missed! Hayrides, farm animals, games, crafts, great food, artisan demonstrations, live bluegrass music, educational programs from Eyes on Owls and the Caterpillar Lab. Proceeds benefit Mass Audubon South Shore.
Annual Applefest at Wachusett MountainPrinceton, $
Sat, October 19, 2019  -  Sun, October 20, 2019   
Our most popular fall festival celebration including over 100 craft exhibitors, a farmers' market, kids entertainment and peak fall foliage viewing from the SkyRide. Also enjoy Oktoberfest themed food specialties and German music.
2019 Mayo PTA Craft FairWorcester, $
Sat, October 19, 2019  -  Sat, October 19, 2019   
Mayo PTA Craft Fair - Over 50 New England Crafters Holiday Shopping, Bake Sale, Kids Games and Activities, Face Painting Something For Everyone! Adults $3, Seniors $2, Kids FREE
Hardy School Harvest FestArlington
Sat, October 19, 2019   
Family-friendly outdoor Harvest Festival with games, food, pumpkin sale and more in East Arlington between Cap Sq and the Bike Path.
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Eastleigh Farm: Rock the Farm EventFramingham, $
Sat, October 19, 2019  -  Sun, October 20, 2019   
Come out to Eastleigh Farm for two days of incredible music - Blue grass, classic rock, traditional country-blues and soul, funk & motown on Saturday with music schools on Sunday!
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Jamaica Plain Lantern Parade & Festival 2019Jamaica Plain, Free
Sat, October 19, 2019  -  Sun, October 20, 2019   
Each year approximately 4,000 people arrive at Jamaica Pond on each of two evenings at sunset with their decorated paper lanterns; many children arriving in full Halloween costume as well.
Roslindale Open StudiosRoslindale, Free
Sat, October 19, 2019  -  Sun, October 20, 2019   
15th annual Roslindale Open Studios featuring arts and crafts from local artisans. Mediums include painting, photography, ceramics, furniture, jewelry, fiber arts and so much more.
The Eliot Church of Newton Annual Fall FairNewton, Free
Sat, October 19, 2019  -  Sat, October 19, 2019   
Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9:30am-3:00pm at Eliot Church, 474 Centre Street, Newton. Huge flea market & book sale, live music, baked goods and kids’ games and pumpkin decorating.
Slightly Spooky, Mostly Kooky Fall Fun FestLincoln, $
Sat, October 19, 2019  -  Sat, October 19, 2019   
Calling all little monsters, ghosts, witches and warlocks for a spooktacular night of arts and witchcrafts, outdoor games, and fall hikes! Come and join the fun!
Zoo and BrewBoston, Free
Sat, October 19, 2019  -  Sat, October 19, 2019   
Gather up the whole family and join us on Saturday, October 19th for the third annual Zoo and Brew on Sea Green from 11:00am – 3:00pm.
4th Local Craft Spirits Festival at University Park (DATE CHANGE)Cambridge, $$
Sat, October 19, 2019  -  Sat, October 19, 2019   
Sustainable Business Network’s Local Craft Spirits Festival is Boston’s premier spirits festival focusing on New England craft distilleries and brews. Takes place on October 19, 2019 from 4-7 (3:30PM VIP) at University Park
22nd Annual Beechwood Knoll Fall FestivalQuincy
Sat, October 19, 2019  -  Sat, October 19, 2019   
A FUN Family event with tons of jumpies, ponies, touch-a-truck, pumpkin decorating, face painting, arts and crafts, games, silent auction, raffles and much much more!!
The Eliot Church of Newton Annual Fall FairNewton, Free
Sat, October 19, 2019  -  Sat, October 19, 2019   
Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9:30am-3:00pm at Eliot Church, 474 Centre Street, Newton. Huge flea market and book sale, live music (outside), cafe, baked goods, pies for sale, and kids’ activities: pumpkin painting and storytelling.
Newton Harvest FairNewton, Free
Sat, October 19, 2019  -  Sun, October 20, 2019   
For 44 years this community celebration has good food, peruse unique hand- crafted goods, discover ways to create a “greener Newton” and watch the kiddies delight in their first amusement rides courtesy of Cushing Amusements.
Harvest FestivalLynnfield, Free
Sun, October 20, 2019  -  Sun, October 20, 2019   
We’re bringing back the good ol’ days with an outdoor roller rink surrounded by carnival games, a beer garden, giant pumpkin patch, a fall cook-off, sidewalk sales, live music and more!
Hay Day Harvest FestivalLynnfield, Free
Sun, October 20, 2019  -  Sun, October 20, 2019   
MarketStreet Lynnfield will host Hay Day Harvest Festival on Sunday, October 20th from 2pm to 5pm. This new event celebrates the magic of the season and nostalgia of local fairs.
Martha's Vineyard Food & Wine FestivalMartha's Vineyard, $$$
Wed, October 23, 2019  -  Sun, October 27, 2019   
The Martha's Vineyard Food & Wine Festival brings four days and four nights of unique-to-the-Island experiences. Enjoy word class wines, food from local and regional talent in the beautiful setting of Martha's Vineyard.
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Fabulous Fungus Fair at HMNHCambridge, $
Sat, October 26, 2019  -  Sat, October 26, 2019   
Explore the wondrous world of fungi! Join Harvard students for a closer look at the mushrooms, yeasts, and molds found in gardens, forests, and labs!
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The Great Pumpkin Dash & Fall FestivalRevere, $
Sat, October 26, 2019  -  Sat, October 26, 2019   
The Revere Beach Partnership is pleased to present the 4th Annual Great Pumpkin Dash 5K and Revere Beach Fall Festival. A 5K road race, 1-mile fun run, and fall festival you won't want to miss!
9th Annual Dia de los Muertos Block Party at Taza ChocolateSomerville, Free
Sat, October 26, 2019  -  Sat, October 26, 2019   
Join us on Saturday, October 26th for our 9th Annual Dia de los Muertos celebration! Make sure you RSVP so you catch up-to-the-minute announcements and surprises!
Annual Harvest & Holly FairWilmington
Sat, October 26, 2019  -  Sat, October 26, 2019   
Join the Wilmington-Tewksbury United Methodist Women at the Annual Harvest & Holly Fair. Saturday, October 26th from 9am-2pm. 87 Church Street, Wilmington, MA Event is handicapped Accessible
Boston STEM FairLexington, Free
Sun, October 27, 2019  -  Sun, October 27, 2019   
Boston STEM Fair is an open house for families. Spend a fun and lively afternoon exploring after-school and summer programs that will spark your child’s interest as they explore, experiment, and learn about STEM.
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Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos Family Celebration 2019Cambridge, Free
Sat, November 2, 2019  -  Sat, November 2, 2019   
Remember and celebrate your departed loved ones at this year’s Día de los Muertos altar, savor traditional Mexican hot chocolate and pan de muerto, and enjoy live music.
4th Annual Create the Change Day - BostonRoxbury, $
Sun, November 3, 2019  -  Sun, November 3, 2019   
Kids, teens and families are invited to join Project Giving Kids for our fourth annual Create the Change Day Boston. Join us for an afternoon of hands-on service curated especially for youth and families.
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Boston Christmas Festival & Gingerbread Competition 2018Boston, $$
Fri, November 8, 2019  -  Sun, November 10, 2019   
Over 300 of America’s Finest Artists, and Craftsmen offering great Holiday Shopping!! Gourmet Foods to sample and buy. Don't miss the spectacular Gingerbread House Competition.
Harvest Festival at Wilson FarmLexington, Free
Sat, November 9, 2019  -  Sun, November 10, 2019   
Our farm will be full of everything you need for the perfect Harvest Feast. We will be having a Chef Demo featuring our Master Chef of France Raymond Ost, as well as samples from our bakery, cheese department, and a few of our favorite products from the farm.
A True, Old-Fashioned Holiday FaireWinchester, Free
Sat, November 9, 2019  -  Sat, November 9, 2019   
Holiday Faire: apple pies, breakfast & lunch snack bar, cookie bar, baked goods, handmade crafts, Christmas Room with holiday & specialty gifts, decorations, vintage jewelry, White Elephants, & more.
Scandinavian Viking FairActon
Sat, November 16, 2019  -  Sat, November 16, 2019   
Come meet a Viking at the annual fair at the Acton Boxborough Regional High School on Saturday November 16 from 10am to 3pm.
Paradise City Arts FestivalMarlborough, $$
Fri, November 22, 2019  -  Sun, November 24, 2019   
Contemporary crafts, art, and sculpture by more than 175 exhibitors from 40 states; gourmet food tent, live music, children's entertainment and craft demos.
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America's Hometown Thanksgiving Parade CelebrationPlymouth, Free
Fri, November 22, 2019  -  Sun, November 24, 2019   
The Annual America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration will be held this year as it is each year at the birthplace of Thanksgiving, Plymouth, Massachusetts on the weekend before Thanksgiving.
St. Athanasius Christmas FaireReading, $
Fri, November 22, 2019  -  Sat, November 23, 2019   
1000s of items (new and gently used): White Elephant, jewelry, toys. Also, homemade baked goods and gifts; handmade knit/crochet items; and kids crafts and games!
CD DVD Vinyl Record ShowBurlington, $
Sat, January 4, 2020  -  Sat, January 4, 2020   
One day sale of CDs, DVDs, 45s, LPs, Box Sets, Picture Discs, Imports, Books, Stickers, posters and more music goods. NEW & USED from $1 - 50 Tables filled with fun for all ages.
Black Picnic Day formerly Negro Election Day 279Salem, Free
Sat, July 18, 2020  -  Sat, July 18, 2020   
This is a cultural historical event which has been ongoing for 279 years. We bring together families, community, businesses and organizations for a day of family fun


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