Although the weather would suggest otherwise, fall has indeed descended upon us. And you know what that means! It is fall festival time! We have gathered a list of all types of festivals taking place throughout October, some to be expected and others, well, not so much. Grab your pumpkin flavored lattes, muffins and whatever else comes pumpkin flavored these days, and hit the road for one of these sweet festivals.
|5. Harvard Square Oktoberfest, Cambridge, Sunday, October 12, 2014|
Directions: Hit up the Red Line and get off at Harvard Square. Easy Peasy!
|4. Festival of the Dead, Salem, Throughout October|
Directions: From North Station grab either the Newburyport or Rockport lines and jump ship at Salem. From the station you will be in the thick of it!
|3. HONK! Festival of Activist Street Bands, Cambridge, October 10-12|
Directions: Check dates for locations either in Davis Square or Harvard Square. Take the Red Line to Davis Square or Harvard Square.
|2. Harvestfest, Rockport, Saturday, October 18|
Directions: From North Station hop on the Rockport line and ride it out until the end! From there you can either take a CATA bus to downtown or walk the 15-minute jaunt.
|1. What the Fluff!!, Somerville, Last Weekend in September|
Fluffernutters! That classic sandwich that reminds us all of kicking it with the neighborhood kids. They are everywhere and only $3. You can pick them up at the Fluffernutter stand or from the many kids trotting around a box filled of them. Everywhere you turn, someone is devouring this retro sandwich and it is truly glorious. What’s even better? You are supporting the Somerville Public School Music Program with every sandwich you buy and consume. Get your hands sticky, people.
Fluffernutters are just the beginning, too. We saw things made with Fluff that blew our minds. Let’s start with the chorizo and fluff empanadas from Casa B. You could also find PB & Fluff oatmeal crème pies, Guinness and fluff pudding cake, fluff and caramel apples, Fluff ice cream, Fluffernutter donuts, fluff pot roast and fluff cocktails and beer. Fluff paradise, if you ask us.
Had your fill of Fluff? Impossible! But if you are sugared out, hit up the main stages for some fun Fluff related entertainment. It is chock full of sets from the get-go at 3 p.m. all the away to the Fluff finale at 7 p.m. You won’t be disappointed; here is a little gander of greatness from the great ladies of Rogue Burlesque.
Watch some sweet sets and get involved with all the activities, too. You can draw on the Fluff board, enter a cooking contest and much more. Pick up a Fluff t-shirt or tote bag to recall all your favorite Fluff memories later.
Although this year’s festival has come and gone, make sure to stick in the dates on your calendar for next year. Don’t miss out on this truly classic Somerville celebration.