2018 Fall Cape Cod Festivals

Fall LeavesFall is almost here and there are lots of fun festivals going on around the Cape. Take time to enjoy some of these fall festivals with your family and friends.

Paws at the Beach Pet Festival & Walk
Saturday, September 22nd

Enjoy a 1 mile fundraising beach walk with your furry friend to help strays and pets on the Cape. Local vendors, food, and pet contests!

Cape Cod Oktoberfest
Saturday, September 22nd

Enjoy German style beers, brats, warm pretzels, games, prizes, and a costume contest. Live music by Funktapuss.

Hyannis Open Streets
Sunday, September 23rd & Sunday, October 21st

Main Street will be closed to traffic and open to those who want to walk, bike, run, dance, or play in the street. Do yoga or another fun physical activity.

Saturday, September 29th

The biggest fishing party in the Northeast features live music, beer, food, games, competitions, exhibits, and much more!

Mashpee Oktoberfest
Saturday, September 29th

Participate in the celebration with German music, beer, and food. Also features kids activities and local craft exhibits.

Cape Cod Cranberry Day
Saturday, September 29th
East Sandwich

Watch cooking demonstrations with traditional cranberry recipes, tour a cranberry bog, and view gallery exhibits featuring Thornton W. Burgess.

LoveLocal Fest
Sunday, September 30th

Join local artists, artisans, farmers, food trucks, musicians, and more at Aselton Park.

Vinegrass Music Festival
Sunday, September 30th
North Truro

Enjoy live Bluegrass/Folk/Americana music along with food and beverages at the Truro Vineyard.

Osterville Fall Festival
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Osterville Village

Features a dog parade and lots of children’s activities.

US Route 6 Cruise Weekend
Saturday, October 13, 2018

Classic car enthusiasts will stop at a few rally points on Historic U.S. Route 6 from Seekonk to Provincetown. Join them at the Cape Cod Chamber Visitor Center between 11:50 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Yarmouth Seaside Festival
Saturday, October 6th - Monday, October 8th

Bring your friends and family to explore arts & crafts from all over New England. Enjoy food, live music, fireworks, parade, children’s entertainment, and races.

Wellfleet Oysterfest
Saturday, October 13th & Sunday, October 14th

Features plenty of oysters, clams, and other foods along with live music, cooking demonstrations, and an oyster shucking competition.

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    2 Beautiful Ranch Style Homes Under $350K in Yarmouth MA

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    52 Crowes Purchase Road
    Yarmouth, MA 02673

    52 Crowes Purchase Road Yarmouth, MA 0267352 Crowes Purchase Road Yarmouth, MA 02673
    52 Crowes Purchase Road Yarmouth, MA 0267352 Crowes Purchase Road Yarmouth, MA 02673

    Turnkey 2 bedroom year round home with lots of upgrades! New roof, siding, deck, garage door, electric box, bedroom septic. Newer windows, fresh paint, updated bath. Fireplace and chimney redone. New hardwood floors in living room open to a large deck.

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    Yarmouth, MA 02664

    19 Rose Road Yarmouth, MA 0266419 Rose Road Yarmouth, MA 02664
    19 Rose Road Yarmouth, MA 0266419 Rose Road Yarmouth, MA 02664

    Beautiful 4 bedroom ranch style home is move in ready! Renovations include refinished hardwood floors throughout, new roof, windows, furnace, hot water heater. Spacious kitchen with bay window, marble countertops, and stainless steel appliances. Located around the corner from James Pond.

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      Best Year Round Restaurants in Dennis MA

      Cape Cod DiningDelicious meals can be enjoyed all year long at these wonderful dining options in Dennis. From family friendly eateries to award winning seafood, fine dining, and more, there’s something to suit everyone’s taste year round.

      Scargo Cafe - Dennis

      This popular cafe has been on the Cape for 30 years. They offer a casual, upscale, and intimate atmosphere in a Colonial setting with American dishes ranging from seafood to sirloin and ribs.

      Encore Bistro and Bar - Dennis

      Located on the grounds of The Cape Playhouse, this fine dining venue features a quaint ambiance along with a variety of meat and seafood dishes.

      Lost Dog Pub - East Dennis

      If you want a laid back atmosphere and a fabulous variety of pub fare, including seafood and pizza, this is the place! Enjoy warm hospitality, cold beer, and American music.

      The Marshside - East Dennis

      The Marshside offers a casual and family friendly dining experience overlooking the scenic Sesuit creek. Enjoy great food, friendly service, and beautiful views.

      Etzy’s Wine Bar & Bistro - Dennis Port

      Etzy’s boasts New American Cuisine with a Cape Cod twist and features a full bar, flat screen TVs, beer on tap, and live entertainment.

      Clancy’s Restaurant - Dennis Port

      This waterfront restaurant offers a casual family dining experience and a variety of creative lunch and dinner specials all year long.

      Cleat & Anchor - Dennis Port

      This American style restaurant and tavern features weekly entertainment, live bands, local craft beers, and big screen TVs.

      Morrell’s Restaurant & Catering - South Dennis

      This is a great family friendly dining option with an affordable menu. Enjoy delicious seafood meals and daily specials.

      Jason’s Tavern - South Dennis

      In the mood for a tasty burger? The burgers at Jason’s Tavern were voted Gold in the 2017 Best of Cape Cod by Cape Cod Life Magazine. The menu has something for everyone, from salads and sandwiches to seafood and specialty dishes.

      Buncey’s Restaurant - South Dennis

      This family friendly place offers a great local dining experience at a reasonable price. From pizza, subs, and salads to delicious dinner specials, there is something for everyone.

      O’Shea’s Olde Inne - West Dennis

      A popular place for dining and live music, O’Shea’s also has a fun pub style atmosphere and a wonderful selection of beer.

      Paradise Pizza - West Dennis

      This local Italian spot has been around since 1976 and has an extensive menu of delicious pizzas, calzones, and subs.


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        Winter Home Renovation Tips

        Interior Kitchen RemodelThe winter is a great time for home renovations for a few reasons. Some renovations are less expensive during the off-season because prices tend to increase during the spring and summer for both services and supplies. Also, you may be able to get permit approvals and time scheduled with the contractors more quickly since this is a slower time of year for them.

        Here are a few tips for successful winter renovations.

        Focus on the Interior

        Since it’s cold outside and the weather may affect certain projects, try to focus your efforts on interior improvements. Projects like basement remodeling, painting an enclosed porch, kitchen upgrades, laying flooring, repairing drywall, and replacing appliances can all be done in the winter months. There are technologies and processes available to help reduce or eliminate dust, fumes, and debris.

        Plan Ahead

        If you do have projects that need to wait until the warmer months, now is a good time to start talking to contractors. Set some appointments to get estimates and timelines. Since spring and summer are their busiest times, go ahead and try to get on their calendar as soon as possible for these projects.

        You can usually find better inventory in the winter. Appliances, faucets, and fixtures tend to stay on the shelves longer. This gives you more time to do some research so you can find exactly what you’re looking for.

        Consider Additional Projects

        Winter weather can be unpredictable. Sometimes it can warm up faster than expected, or stay cold longer. If there are periods of nice weather, consider talking to your contractor about any extra projects you’ve been thinking about. Adding a sunroom, building a deck, or adding a porch probably won’t be possible during a snowstorm, but if there is a long period of nice weather, you might be able to get these projects finished.


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          2017 Holiday Events on Cape Cod

          Cape Cod is a wonderful place to enjoy the holiday season with countless events and festivities. Here are some of the holiday events happening around the Cape in December to warm your holiday spirit.Staying warm by the fireplace in Cape Cod

          Nantucket Christmas Stroll
          Friday, December 1 to Sunday, December 3, 2017
          Nantucket Island

          This holiday tradition features a parade, carolers, holiday crafts, performances and more. Enjoy the popular Christmas House tour Friday evening and don’t miss the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus on Saturday! Click here for more information >>

          Brewster for the Holidays
          Friday, December 1 to Sunday, December 3, 2017

          This holiday celebration, sponsored by local Brewster businesses, includes shops, restaurants, museums, and galleries. Look for the “Brewster for the Holidays” flags at participating businesses. Click here for more information >>

          Falmouth Holidays by the Sea Weekend
          Friday, December 1 to Sunday, December 3, 2017

          Enjoy singing carols at the Historic Nobska Lighthouse, run in the Jingle Jog 5K, watch the little ones take part in the Kids Elf Run along Vineyard Sound. Stroll along Main Street with the parade and festivities on Sunday. Click here for more information >>

          Christmas in Harwich
          Friday, December 1 to Sunday, December 3, 2017

          This event features a tree lighting ceremony, horse and carriage rides, photos and breakfast with Santa, Polar Express Trolley Ride, carolers, community decorating contest, merchant open houses, and more. Click here for more information >>

          54th Annual Falmouth Christmas Parade
          Sunday, December 3, 2017

          This parade, known as the largest holiday parade in Southeastern Massachusetts, kicks off at noon at the Falmouth Mall with theme decorated floats, live animals, costumes, marching bands, and Santa! The parade proceeds down Main Street to the Village Green. Click here for more information >>

          Christmas in Edgartown
          Thursday, December 7 to Sunday, December 10, 2017
          Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard

          Voted Best of the Vineyard for three years in a row, this event helps raise over $50,000 for island-wide nonprofits and charities. Click here for more information >>

          Chatham Christmas Stroll
          Friday, December 8 to Saturday, December 9, 2017

          Weekend festivities include caroling, tree trimming and lighting, music, trolley rides, performances, holiday characters, and Main Street shops welcoming you with holiday spirit. Click here for more information >>

          48th Annual Osterville Christmas Open House & Stroll
          Friday, December 8, 2017
          Osterville Village

          The traditionally decorated village’s holiday festivities include horse and carriage rides, trolley rides, music, carolers, refreshments, and a visit from Santa! Click here for more information >>

          Mashpee Chamber Christmas Parade
          Saturday, December 9, 2017

          This year’s theme for the parade is “Mashpee Celebrates Under the Stars!” During this nighttime parade, every float is illuminated. Enjoy festive music, holiday costumes, and beautiful lights! Click here for more information >>

          First Light Provincetown
          Thursday, December 28 to Sunday, December 31, 2017

          This town-wide holiday event, set against the festive backdrop of the illuminated Pilgrim Monument, features a fabulous fireworks display, live performances, craft fair, dancing, and the New Year’s Day Polar Bear Plunge. Click here for more information >>

          First Night Chatham
          Sunday, December 31, 2017

          This is an alcohol-free, family-friendly, town-wide celebration of the arts with more than 70 performances and events. Begin at the Chatham Lighthouse at noon for the town photo and end the full day of fun and entertainment with fireworks at Oyster Pond at midnight. Click here for more information >>

          First Night Sandwich
          Sunday, December 31, 2017

          This family festival is alcohol-free and celebrates arts and multicultural activities, music, dance, and live performances. The community celebration is open to all, from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m and a Reveler’s Parade is held at 8:00 p.m. Click here for more information >>

          Click here for a complete list of the holiday festivities around the Cape. 

          2 Beautiful Ranch Homes in Yarmouth

          70 Mattachee Road, Yarmouth, MA 02664

          Cute Ranch Home on Large Lot

          70 Mattachee Road, Yarmouth, MA 0266470 Mattachee Road, Yarmouth, MA 02664
          70 Mattachee Road, Yarmouth, MA 0266470 Mattachee Road, Yarmouth, MA 02664

          This cute 2 bedroom ranch has a big and bright 3 season sunroom. Big lot on a dead end street provides room for expansion. Enjoy walking along a wooded path to the beach and seaside restaurants. Updated with gas hot air heat, new insulation, and new electrical box.

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          23 South Street, Yarmouth, MA 02664

          Bass River Custom Cape

          23 South Street, Yarmouth, MA 0266423 South Street, Yarmouth, MA 02664
          23 South Street, Yarmouth, MA 0266423 South Street, Yarmouth, MA 02664

          This large custom cape is great for year round living or a summer escape. The home features a sunny breezeway room, beautiful fenced lot, outside shower, and attached garage. Spacious living room with fireplace, formal dining room, eat-in kitchen, four bedrooms, and three and a half baths. Located in premier Bass River neighborhood near Windmill Beaches.

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            Cottages in Falmouth MA

            4 Lewis Street, Falmouth, MA 02536

            Quaint Cape Cottage - Ready for Renovations

            4 Lewis Street, Falmouth, MA 025364 Lewis Street, Falmouth, MA 02536

            This quaint cottage is on a peaceful street lined with trees. The home features a country-style kitchen, small living room, and two bedrooms. Close to Menauhant Beach, Bristol Beach, and Falmouth Heights. Renovate and enjoy year round or as a vacation property.

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            20 Lewis Street, Falmouth, MA 02536

            Adorable Tiny Cottage - Turn Key Ready

            20 Lewis Street, Falmouth, MA 0253620 Lewis Street, Falmouth, MA 02536

            This adorable cottage is great for a year-round home, vacation home, or rental property. Nestled in a professionally landscaped tree-lined corner lot, enjoy privacy and views of the beautiful outdoors. The efficient home features a bright and sunny interior with a well-equipped kitchen and good storage in the basement. Close to Menauhant Beach, Bristol Beach, and Falmouth Heights.

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              Lovely Homes in Dennis MA

              33 Union Wharf Road, Dennis, MA 02639

              Two Homes for the Price of One

              33 Union Wharf Road, Dennis, MA 0263933 Union Wharf Road, Dennis, MA 02639

              The front house has a large and beautiful sunny deck, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, outdoor shower, new windows, new roof, brick fireplace in living room, and dining area in kitchen. The back house has a patio with a small garden yard, 2 wall heaters, 3 bedrooms, and 1 bath. Both houses are being sold furnished!

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              20 Purdue Drive, Dennis, MA 02660

              Spacious East Dennis Ranch

              20 Purdue Drive, Dennis, MA 0266020 Purdue Drive, Dennis, MA 02660

              This spacious ranch features a walkout basement with its own living area, bedroom, and half bath. The home has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, den, dining room, kitchen with vaulted ceilings and 2 car garage. Private backyard, new central air (2016), and new furnace (2015).

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                Two 3 Bedroom Ranch Homes in Yarmouth

                50 Benjamin Way, Yarmouth, MA 02673

                Immaculate Newer Ranch Home

                50 Benjamin Way, Yarmouth, MA 0267350 Benjamin Way, Yarmouth, MA 02673

                This lovely newer ranch home is on nearly an acre of beautiful land. The immaculate home features a living room with vaulted ceilings and fireplace, and a large custom kitchen. The deck opens into the family room and provides gorgeous natural light. The master suite has 2 large closets and a private bath. There are two additional bedrooms and one additional bath. Furniture negotiable. Enjoy privacy in the cul-de-sac and an easy walk to the Sandy Pond Recreation Area.

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                59 Driftwood Lane, Yarmouth, MA 02664

                Large Ranch Home with Great Floor Plan

                59 Driftwood Lane, Yarmouth, MA 0266459 Driftwood Lane, Yarmouth, MA 02664

                This large 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom ranch home is on a large lot and there is an additional 1.02 acres available for sale. The beautiful street provides access to Follins Pond. The home has a great floor plan and a new heating system is being installed. if you’re ready for projects, this is the home for you!

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                  5 Best Mid-Cape Beaches

                  1. Craigville Beach, Barnstable: Craigville Beach is very popular and for good reason. Located in the village of Centerville in Barnstable, MA, Craigville Beach offers great views of Nantucket Sound. This wide, long beach has soft and moderate surf. There is plenty of parking and a bathhouse with showers.

                  2. Sea Gull Beach, Yarmouth: Yarmouth’s largest beach is also its most popular. This beach is known for its lively atmosphere, rolling surf and gorgeous setting in West Yarmouth off of South Sea Ave. This beach is just west of Parker and offers lifeguards, concessions, toilets and paid parking.

                  3. Chapin Beach, Dennis: Chapin Beach on Chapin Beach Road at the northwest corner of Dennis is a favorite among owners of four-wheel-drive vehicles. At low tide, those looking for shellfish will delight in being able to walk more than a mile out on the tidal flats of Cape Cod Bay. The beach has no lifeguards and no restrooms, but portable toilets are available. Across the water is Yarmouth's Bass Hole and Gray's Beach.

                  4.  Cape Cod BeachesBass Hole (Gray's Beach), Yarmouth: Bass Hole, also known as Gray's Beach. It is at the end of Centre Street off Mass. Rt. 6A in Yarmouthport and is considered by many to be one of the great spots on the Cape to watch the sunset. Bass Hole is at the mouth of Garden Creek and has a long boardwalk that extends over the salt marsh and offers an excellent view of coastal plant and marine life as well as nature's beauty. Across the river is Dennis' Chapin Beach. Bass Hole Beach is rather small and, at low tide, has very little water, which makes it perfect for small children (just pay attention to the tidal current in the creek). Bass Hole Beach has a large picnic area complete with a pavilion and bathroom facilities.

                  5. Smugglers Beach, South Yarmouth: Smugglers Beach (also known as Bass River Beach) is a great family beach with a fishing pier, a large parking area, and a snack bar. This beach, located at the mouth of Bass River in South Yarmouth, also has lifeguards and bathroom facilities. The daily parking fee of $10 is required. Some free parking and there are lifeguards on duty.


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