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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
Centerville

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
Hyannis

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
Hyannis

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.

StriperFest
Saturday, September 29th
Falmouth

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

Mashpee Oktoberfest
Saturday, September 29th
Mashpee

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
Hyannis

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
Centerville

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
Yarmouth

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
Wellfleet

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

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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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