Category Archives: Event

Cape Cod Canal Concerts 2017 in Buzzard Bay MA

The Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce has scheduled another exciting year for the popular “Eastern Bank Concerts by the Canal” series. The 2017 concerts are held at  Bourne Community Serues  each Thursday evening during July and August from 6:30 p.m – 8:30 p.m., right along the banks of the Canal near the base of the Bourne Railroad Bridge.

 

Christmas Holiday Happenings 2016 at Mashpee Commons

Make your holiday shopping outings into a memorable family experience this season at he Mashpee Commons schedule of events, check out our holiday events calendar for details.  Christmas Holiday Happenings 2016 at Mashpee Commons

MASHPEE COMMONS 2016 HOLIDAY EVENTS SCHEDULE

Friday, Nov 25
Carolers 12-2pm
Santa 1-4pm, Setting The Space
Brass Band Trio 5-6:30pm, near MOCEAN

Saturday, Nov 26
Carolers 12-2pm
Santa 1-4pm, Ghelfi’s Candies
Brass Band Trio 5-6:30pm, near Vineyard Vines

Sunday, Nov 27
Carolers 12-2pm
Santa 1-4pm, Pottery Barn
Brass Band Trio 3-4:30pm, near Starbucks

Saturday, Dec 3
Carolers 12-2pm
Santa 1-4pm, Sweet Waves
Brass Band Trio 4-5:30pm, near Port Cargo

Sunday, Dec 4
Carolers 12-2pm
Santa 1-4pm, Cape Cod Art Bar
Brass Band Trio 3-4:30pm, near Bobby Byrne’s

Wednesday, Dec 7
Brass Band Trio 12-1:30pm, near Ghelfi’s Candies

Saturday, Dec 10
Carolers 12-2pm
Santa 1-4pm, Washashore Bakery
Brass Band Trio 3-4:30pm, near Setting the Space
Mashpee Chamber Christmas Parade 5:30pm

Sunday, Dec 11
Carolers 12-2pm
Santa 1-4pm, Soft as a Grape
Brass Band Trio 3:30-5pm, near Organic Market

Wednesday, Dec 14
Brass Band Trio 12-1:30pm, near Market Street Bookshop

Saturday, Dec 17
Carolers 12-2pm
Santa 1-4pm, Cape Kids
Brass Band Trio 4:30-6pm, near The Black Dog

Sunday, Dec 18
Carolers 12-2pm
Santa 1-4pm, Red Balloon Toy Shop
Brass Band Trio 3-4:30pm, near Post Office

Wednesday, Dec 21
Santa 1-4pm, The Black Dog
Brass Band Trio 5-6:30pm, near Maiden Voyage

Thursday, Dec 22
Carolers 12-2pm
Santa 1-4pm, Vineyard Vines
Brass Band Trio 5-6:30pm, near Unique Boutique

Friday, Dec 23
Carolers 12-2pm
Santa 1-4pm, Organic Market
Brass Band Trio 5-6:30pm, near Puritan Cape Cod

New this year, we will be holding a Holiday Scavenger Hunt throughout the season. Game cards can be found on the reverse side of our holiday events calendar, which will be located at all of the businesses. Winners will receive a $25 Mashpee Commons gift card and will be entered into a raffle to win a $500 Mashpee Commons gift card! More details can be found on the game cards.

As always, the Commons will be festively decorated this holiday season and we will be lighting our twenty-foot holiday tree on November 25th at dusk. We will also have extended shopping hours in place for your convenience. Shops will be open Monday through Saturday 10am-8pm and Sunday 11am-5pm, November 25th through December 23rd.

Wellfleet OysterFest 2016

The 16th annual Wellfleet OysterFest will take place on Saturday and Sunday, October 15 & 16, 2016, in Wellfleet, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. This two-day family festival celebrates the town’s famous oysters, clams and shellfishing traditions bringing together locals and visitors alike for a weekend full of hometown flavor and big time fun! There is something for everyone: local cuisine, arts and crafts, educational programs, cooking demonstrations, children’s activities, walking tours, live music, a road race, and the annual Oyster Shuck-Off competition. 546765_10151552628494423_1862323360_n

Saturday, October 15

 

10:00 am

OysterFest 2016 Kickoff and Main Street Festival

Welcome and Announcements from the Main Stage.
No outside alcohol or pets permitted.
Click here for detailed information and to purchase tickets.

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

SPAT Booth

Located on the corner of Main Street and Town Hall Lot
Shop for lots of great OysterFest merchandise and support the educational mission of Wellfleet SPAT, Shellfish Promotion and Tasting, Inc., which includes a college scholarship program, community grants awards and initiatives to support the shellfishing and aquaculture industries. Learn more here.

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

SPAT Information Booth and Volunteer Check-in

Located within the Admissions Tent at Main and Bank Streets
Stop by for information, volunteer check-in, registration forms, directions, email list sign up and more.

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Family Fun Area

Wellfleet Preservation Hall Garden
The Family Fun Area features performances, educational displays, craft activities, moon bounces, face-painting and family friendly food vendors. Click here for more information.

10:15 am – 11:15 am

Music: Zoe Lewis and the Souvenirs

Main Stage, Town Hall Parking Lot
Zoë Lewis is described as a “band in a body!”  Vintage jazz, gypsy swing, Latin grooves, international folk and funk originals on anything from the piano to the spoons! She will be joined by her band the Souvenirs.www.zoelewis.com

10:30 am – 11:00 am

Presentation: Tidal Water – A History of Wellfleet’s Herring River

Wellfleet Public Library, 55 Main Street
The fascinating history of Wellfleet’s Herring River is the subject of a newly published book, “Tidal Water: A History of Wellfleet’s Herring River”. The book provides an overview of the post-glacial formation of the Herring River valley to modern initiatives to restore tidal flow and salt marsh to the River’s estuary.  The book features some of the ecology, people, and events that frame the history of this important waterway, which flows from Wellfleet’s famous kettle ponds and Truro uplands into Wellfleet Harbor. The co-authors John Portnoy, Barbara Brennessel, and Alice Iacuessa will share selected passages from the book, historical photos, and answer questions. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing.

11:00 am – noon

Cooking Demonstration with Chef Erez Pinhas

Lower Level, Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street
Chef Erez Pinhas, of ABBA Restaurant in Orleans will showcase his inventive “Fusion” fare by preparing local scallops with herbs from his kitchen garden and Turkish-style stuffed Chatham mussels.  Cost is $10 per person and participation is limited to the first 75 attendees. . Click here to purchase tickets.

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Music: The Daggers

Main Stage, Town Hall Parking Lot
The Daggers are aural architects of the indefatigable dance party playing their repertoire of original rock, R&B, funk, Latin jazz, country, hip-hop, and more.  the-daggers.com

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Presentation: TBD

Wellfleet Public Library, 55 Main Street
wellfleetlibrary.org

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Shucking Contest Preliminaries

Main Stage, Town Hall Parking Lot
Emceed by local hero and reporter, Eric Williams, host of CapeCast, the daily webcast of the Cape Cod Times:capecodonline.com/capecast. Register to compete at the SPAT booth by 12:00 noon. For more information and to register in advance click here.
Prizes awarded: 1st Place-$1,000 2nd Place-$500 3rd Place-$250

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Presentation and Panel:  Tackling Marine Pollution

Wellfleet Public Library, 55 Main Street
Marine pollution takes on many forms and levels of impact: from the obvious trash littering beaches and floating debris ensnaring wildlife like sea turtles and birds, to the less understood microplastics in the marine environment and its health effects on humans. Additionally, an un-seen form of pollution is man-made ocean noise, and its threat to marine animals like whales and dolphins.  Representatives from Ocean Conservancy, The 5 Gyres Institute, Center for Coastal Studies, and International Fund for Animal Welfare will each give 15 minute presentations, followed by 30 minute panel discussion moderated by Heather Goldstone, WCAI.

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Taste the Terroir and the Meroir

Lower Level, Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street
Sample oysters from various regions of Wellfleet paired with wines produced in Truro. Purchase tickets and learn more about this and other culinary programs here. The cost is $100 per person and participation is strictly limited to 50 people.

3:00 pm & 4:00 pm

OysterFest Spelling Bee

Wellfleet Public Library
Test your spelling skills at the annual OysterFest Spelling Bee, with children’s and adult rounds, prizes, and fun! Beekeeper Ed Miller returns with a new list of words this year. Registration form for both Littlenecks (12 and under) and Quahogs (13 and up) available here and at the Wellfleet Public Library, 55 Main Street. Please register by 2:30pm. Littlenecks round begins at 3pm and the Quahogs round follows immediately at 4pm.

3:30pm – 5:00 pm

Music: The Rip-It-Ups and Friends

Main Stage, Town Hall Parking Lot
The Rip-It-Ups are an 8-piece OysterFest original playing roots rock/original tunes. Good friends Shred Hawthorne, Steve Magliano and Mac Hay will join them to create some jump up, rock out, dancing feet fun! theripitups.com

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Children & Family Walk: Eco-Tales & Trails

Meet at Uncle Tim’s Bridge
Enjoy a leisurely stroll across Uncle Tim’s Bridge to the salt marsh beyond with local children’s book author Heidi Clemmer. Discover the creatures which live there, listen to a story featuring the ecosystem we are exploring, and create a “take home” memory. This program is designed for families with young children.

7:00 pm

Film Screening: Sonic Sea

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, 2357 Route 6, Wellfleet
Oceans are a sonic symphony. Sound is essential to the survival and prosperity of marine life. But man-made ocean noise is threatening this fragile world. Sonic Sea is about protecting life in our waters from the destructive effects of oceanic noise pollution. The film is co-produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and this screening is supported by Ocean Conservancy. Admission is $8 per person, children 12 and under are free. Seating is limited. Click here to purchase tickets or call 508-349-9428.

Sunday, October 16

9:00 am

OysterFest 5K Adult Road Race

New Route this Year! Course begins in the Dunkin’ Donuts parking lot on Rt. 6 and rune along Cove Road to Pilgrim Spring Road, then out to Indian Neck Beach, and back.
Join the 16th annual Shuck n’ Run. Prizes are awarded to first, second and third place, First Wellfleet Resident and First Race Walker male and female! T-shirts limited to first 100 entrants aged 10 and older. All registrations will be done electronically. To register click here.

10:00 am

OysterFest Main Street Festival

Main Street and Town Hall Parking Lot
No outside alcohol or pets permitted.
Click here for detailed information and to purchase tickets.

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

SPAT Booth

Located on the corner of Main Street and Town Hall Lot
Shop for lots of great OysterFest merchandise and support the educational mission of Wellfleet SPAT, Shellfish Promotion and Tasting, Inc., which includes a college scholarship program, community grants awards and initiatives to support the shellfishing and aquaculture industries. Learn more here.

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

SPAT Information Booth and Volunteer Check-in

Located within the Admissions Tent at Main and Bank Streets
Stop by for information, volunteer check-in, registration forms, directions, email list sign up and more.

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Family Fun Area

Wellfleet Preservation Hall Garden
The Family Fun Area features performances, educational displays, craft activities, moon bounces, face-painting and family friendly food vendors. Click here for more information.

10:15 am – 11:15 am

Music: Steve Morgan and the Kingfish

Main Stage, Town Hall Parking Lot
Steve Morgan and the Kingfish play jazzy blues and rocked-up R&B. The unconventional chord choices and structures in their original tunes blend with the vocal harmonies that will get you out on the dance floor! www.stevemorganmusic.com.

10:30 am – 11:00am

Presentation: Oysters and the Health of the Harbor

Wellfleet Public Library, 55 Main Street
Dr. Anamarija Frankic, Director of Green Harbors, faculty at University of Zadar, Croatia and Umass Boston, she will discuss the critical role shellfish play to maintain a healthy coastal ecosystem and coastal communities, and introduce the oyster reef restoration project in Wellfleet Harbor.

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Music: Pulsation

Main Stage, Town Hall Parking Lot
Pulsation is a hard driving rock band with gritty southern roots. The trio, comprised of Brad Conant, Schuyler Grant and fronted by Brian Sandlin released its debut EP in July 2016. www.Facebook.com/pulsationband

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Presentation: Whale Entanglements and Rescue

Wellfleet Public Library, 55 Main Street
Entanglement is a leading cause of injury and mortality for whales and sea turtles around the world. The sources of entanglement are extensive and complex. Everett Sacrey of Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) will provide an overview of marine animal entanglement here in New England and how biologists, fishermen and managers are working together to come up with solutions to mitigate their impact. Everett has been a member of the CCS Marine Animal Entanglement Response (MAER) Team since May 2016. His prior experience with disentanglement work comes from Whale Release and Strandings in Newfoundland, Canada, where he has experience working alongside commercial fishers to release marine mammals and leatherback turtles from their gear. wellfleetlibrary.org

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Cooking Demonstration with Chef Charlie Dumas

Lower Level, Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street
Chef Charlie Dumas, the Chef de Cuisine at PB Boulangerie & Bistro, will demonstrate his passion for fine cuisine as he prepares raw oysters with cauliflower puree and homemade sea broth. Cost is $10 per person and participation is limited to the first 75 attendees. Click here to purchase tickets.

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Presentation: Turtles of the Saltmarsh

Wellfleet Public Library, 55 Main Street
Since 1980, Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary has been monitoring Outer Cape populations of the diamondback terrapin, a state-threatened species of turtle that lives in the salt marsh. Olivia Bourque of Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary will provide insight into the terrapin’s biology and natural history, and our conservation efforts which include managing and protecting nesting areas and monitoring the hatching success rate. Olivia is a Turtle Research Assistant and a recent graduate of Clark University where she earned an accelerated B.A./M.S. degree in Environmental Science and Policy. wellfleetlibrary.org

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Shucking Contest Finals

Main Stage behind Town Hall 
Cheer on your favorite contestant in the final round of Cape Cod’s famous Oyster Shucking Competition. Prizes will be awarded: 1st Place-$1,000, 2nd Place-$500, 3rd Place -$250. Interested in competing? Click here for more information.

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Film Screening: Trash, Manufactured

Wellfleet Public Library, 55 Main Street
Marcus Eriksen, Research Director and Co-Founder of the 5 Gyres Institute, and his team discovered microbeads in the Great Lakes which lead to a national legislative victory.
wellfleetlibrary.org

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Music: Sarah Swain and the Oh Boys

Main Stage, Town Hall Parking Lot
Sarah Swain and The Oh Boys are a delicious blend of rockabilly, Americana and a splash of soul. sarahswain.com

Cape Cod Restaurant Week Fall 2016

Cape Cod Restaurant Week Fall 2016Cape Cod Restaurant Week takes place Monday, October 10 through Sunday, October 16! During Restaurant Week, the best restaurants from Falmouth to Provincetown will offer three- and four-course exhibition menus for $25, $30 or $35. See some of your options below and check back regularly – we’re adding new restaurants every day!

 

Academy Ocean Grill Orleans
The Barley Neck Inn Orleans
Ardeo Mediterranean Brewster
The Belfry Inne & Bistro, Sandwich
Bear in Boots Gastro Pub Famouth
Belfry Inn & Bistro Sandwich
Bistro on Main Chatham
Bluefish Sushi & Sake Bar Chatham
The Bog Pub Gastro Pub Pocasset
The Bramble Inn Brewster
Brewster Fish House Brewster

British Beer Hyannis, Falmouth & Sandwich locations
Buca’s Tuscan Roadhouse

Cape Sea Grille, Harwich Port
Captain Linnell House Orleans
Chathm Wine Bar Chatham
Chills Bistro at chillingsworth Brewster
Del Mar Bistro Chatham
Fin Restaurant  Dennis

Five Bays Bistro, Osterville
Karoo Restaurant Sout African & World Cuisine Eastham
Mooncussers Tavern Harwichport

Naked Oyster Bistro & Raw Bar, Hyannis

Nauset Beach Club Restaurant, Orleans
Ocean House, Dennisport
Old Yarmouth Inn, Yarmouth
Oysters too restaurant East Falmouth
PB Boulangerie Bistro Wellfleet
Pisces Restaurant & Bar Chatham
The Red Inn Provincetown
The Red Pheasant Inn, Dennis

Red’s Restaurant @ Sea Crest, Falmouth
Scargo Café, Dennis

Siena Italian bar &Grill Restaurant, Mashpee
The 41-70 Restaurant Woods Hole
The Point Restaurant Provincetown
Torino Restaurant & Bar Hyannis MA
Trevi Café & Wine Bar Mashpee Commons
Van Rensselaer Restaurant Wellfleet
Viera Restaurant West Harwich MA
Wicked Oyster Wellfleet
Wicked Restaurant Mashpee
Wild Goose Tavern Chatham

Halloween Kids Fest at Tony Andrews Farm 2016 in Falmouth MA

Halloween Kids Fest   starts on Saturday  October 8th  at Tony Andrews Farm in Falmouth.  It continues every Sat and Sun through October plus Columbus Day   Bring your family and friends and come join in the fun!  Halloween Kids Fest at Tony Andrews Farm 2016 in Falmouth MA

Enjoy a fun-filled day with your family at Tony Andrews’ Farm in East Falmouth, MA, picking pumpkins and taking a tractor ride over 20 acres of farm land. Also treat your children to the popular Jack-O-Lantern Obstacle Course, and a kid-friendly walk through the haunted forest. Recommended for families with children 10 and under.

Harvest of Horrors at Tony Andrews Farm 2016 in Falmouth MA

Harvest of Horrors is at the Tony Andrews Farm  in East Falmouth MA.  Opening night is Saturday, Oct 8, 2016 at 6:30. Gear up for a frightful Halloween  season!  Harvest of Horrors at Tony Andrews Farm 2016 in Falmouth MA

Enjoy a chilling haunted hayride across 20 acres of farm land, followed by a hike through the creepy forest at Tony Andrews’ Farm in East Falmouth, MA. Thrills and chills at every turn! Frightful fun for the whole family, this event is recommended for adults and children 12 and over.
Hours: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Entry: $13.00

IN THE PAST YOU HAD A HAUNTED HOUSE – IS IT STILL THERE? I’M CONFUSED!

Yes, there has been a haunted house on the farm for about 15 years, but due to a change in building codes, we are no longer able to open it to the public. It is not financially feasible to bring it up to code, so instead we have re-vamped the event to a wonderful, haunted hayride which includes a ride on a tram (pulled by a tractor) plus a haunted walk in the woods. Please note that the event involves walking in dimly lit areasso you should be able-bodied and dressed appropriately!

WHAT TIME DOES IT START? WHAT TIME DOES IT END?

We start selling tickets at 6:30 pm, and continue selling tickets until 9:00 pm. The tram will continue until ticketed guests have enjoyed the event.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO GET IN?

Admission is $13 for everyone, regardless of age. There are no refunds.

DO WE NEED TO BUY TICKETS IN ADVANCE?

No, tickets are available for purchase at the event.

DO YOU ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS OR CHECKS?

Checks are accepted and should be made payable to “The Harvest of Horrors”. Sorry, we do not accept credit cards.

HOW LONG DOES THE HAYRIDE LAST?

The hayride plus the the haunted trail in the woods takes approximately 25 minutes.

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN THE TRAM HOLD?

Approximately 25-28 people.

HOW LONG WILL I HAVE TO WAIT?

The wait time can vary greatly, and in some instances can be substantial (over an hour) depending on the crowd. Those of you who have visited other haunted events in other areas know that long wait times are typical and expected, due to the nature of the event itself.

WHAT AGE GROUP IS THIS APPROPRIATE FOR?

Our haunted hayride is appropriate for adults, teens, and children 10 or older. There is no set minimum age limit, however. Some younger children really like it, and other children the same age are too scared to go in. Parents should use their own discretion. Children under 16 should be accompanied by an adult. For activities at the farm for children 10 or under, please visit halloweenkidsfest.com

ARE THERE ANY WARNINGS I SHOULD KNOW ABOUT?

During the ride, the group will be dropped off to walk a dimly lit trail in the woods. It is important to be physically able to do this, plus remember to wear appropriate footwear!

394 Old Meeting House Rd, East Falmouth, MA 02536