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Day 94 Wellfleet OysterFest

The annual Wellfleet OysterFest is this weekend Saturday October 15 and Sunday October 16th in Wellfleet, MA. The two day family friendly  festival brings together locals and visitors alike for a weekend full of hometown flavor and big time fun featuring something for everyone: local cuisine, educational lectures, cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts, children’s activities, live music, road races, walking tours and the Oyster Shuck-Off competition. The Wellfleet OysterFest is a free event however donations are accepted.

wellfleet oyster festival

The ‘Fest is produced by Wellfleet Shellfish Promotion and Tasting, or SPAT, a non-profit organization devoted to fostering
a greater understanding of the town’s shellfishing industry and made possible through collaboration with the Town of Wellfleet, the support of many generous sponsors, the area shell fishermen and a dedicated group of volunteers.

There is so much on the schedule viist the http://www.wellfleetoysterfest.org/scheduleofevents.php

 

Day 89 Yarmouth Seaside festival 2011

The Fall festival season is in full swing on Cape Cod and that means many folks have their sights set on The Yarmouth Seaside Festival. The Yarmouth Seaside festival will be held on Columbus Day weekend Saturday Oct 8, Sunday Oct 9th and Monday Oct 10th.  This family friendly festival will have  ‘Parades, children’s rides, craft fair, kayak and road races, food and fireworks.  Admission is free however some food event may have a small cost.

Yarmouth Seaside Festival Parade

The Yarmouth Seaside Festival has grown into a gala event which boasts a craft fair of more than 125 crafters from all over the country, a giant parade, continual musical entertainment, high-quality children’s events, kayak and canoe race, 5K road race, greased pole contests, pie-eating contests, fireworks display, etc. to name just a few.

Event highlights include…

 

Saturday & Sunday
Kid’s Rides & Games Arts & Crafts
Magician Live Music – Delta Kings
Children’s Tent Demonstrations
Farmers Market Bwana Jim’s Wildlife Show
Inc Sons Seaside Clowns
Ronald McDonald
Saturday Only
Kooks & Spooks Parade Pie Eating Contest
Pumpkin Decorating Contest African Dance & Drum Show
Sunday Only
Road Race Parade along Route 28
Fireworks at Seagull Beach – Dusk
Monday Only
Sand Sculpture Contest Canoe/Kayak Race

 

For the full schedule of events

 

The Festival is held all around Yarmouth, but primarily at the Laurence Mac Arthur Elementary School, 1175 Rt. 28 South Yarmouth, MA (Bass River Area) Directions Crafts, Rides, Food and Demonstrations are all held there.

 

Day 83 Free Museum Day

Are you looking to go to a museum but don’t like paying the high prices for tickets! Then you should go to the Free Museum day sponsored by the Smithsonian Museums on Saturday September 24th.

 

Here are the museums on the Cape Cod that will having a free museum day.

Cahoon Museum of American Art

Cotuit

Cape Cod Museum of Art

Dennis

Green Briar Nature Center & Jam Kitchen

East Sandwich

Thornton W. Burgess Museum

Sandwich

Winslow Crocker House

Yarmouth Port

Smithsonian Magazine get the whole list of free museums in Massachusetts

 

 

 

Day 75 Red River Beach Day in Harwich MA -free event

If you are looking for a fun family event this weekend, check out the  free   family beach day in Harwich. The Berry Berry Cranberry beach day will be held this Saturday from 11-3pm.at the Red River Beach in Harwich.  There will be lots of  kid  friendly things to do including

Red River Beach family beach day

Games on the beach
Races
Crafts for kids of all ages
Face Painting
Hay Rides
Pony Rides
Farm Animals
Sand Sculpture Contest

*Karate and Self Defense byLord Utmost’s School of Martial Arts
*Cooking demo by Ring Brothers

Come back at night time for live music by the Beach Plums at 6;30pm and there will be bonfire at sundown!

Food and drink will be available for sale throughout the day!

 

 

 

 

Day 70 Cape Cod Beers & Brewery Tour in Hyannis MA

There is nothing like a cool beer on a hot summer day especially while on your Cape Cod vacation. If you like to taste the local beers, then you should head to Cape Cod Beer in Hyannis for a tour and also a tasting.  Tours are free!
Cape Cod Beer

 

FREE GUIDED TOURS 

Tuesday @ 11am

Saturday @ 1pm

The tour of the brewery takes about 45 minutes.

Kids must be supervised. Must  be 21 to sample beers.

FREE SELF GUIDED TOURS & TASTINGS
On days when they  are opened  but not giving a guided tour, you are welcome to come and sample their beers and check out the brewery. The self guided tour consists of a tasting session and reading a guide  provided  for you. Their  tasting bar is directly adjacent to the production area.  There is plenty to see and learn about brewing beers.

 

Cape Cod Beer

1336 Phinney’s Lane,

Hyannis, MA

 

Sandwich Glass Museum in Sandwich MA

If you have free  day on your vacation week down the Cape, a fun place to check out is the Sandwich Glass Museum.  The glass museum is a fascinating place to visit even on a sunny day as the light coming from the windows make the glass sparkle.  Rainy days work as well  a visit will take you between 90 minutes to 2 hours.  You can learn about the history of glass as well as see some new exhibits. It is an absolutely beautiful museum to visit.

Glass blowing demo in Sandwich Glass Museum

 Glassblowing Demonstrations

This is a definitely a highlight of your museum visit  Watch molten glass, drawn from the furnace, blown and pressed into exquisite shapes. Learn why the Boston & Sandwich Glass Company led the world in the manufacture of glass during the early 19th century. The glassblower selects someone from each audience to press an actual piece of glass. The 20 minute demonstration takes place every hour on the hour with plenty of time for questions afterward. Even if you have seen glassblowing before this up close, hands on demonstration is truly enthralling for adults and mesmerizing for children

The Sandwich Glass Museum exhibits nearly 6,000 pieces of glass produced at the Boston & Sandwich Glass Company between 1825 and 1888. Natural light pours through the spectacular colors as other exhibits describe how substantial Sandwich’s contributions were at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution.

Special events 

The Sandwich Glass Museum celebrates its 3rd Annual PumpkinFest this Fall on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 10 – 2pm.  Discover a pumpkin patch filled with handblown glass pumpkins of all sizes crafted by prominent local and national glass artisans.

Wander the grounds of the Sandwich Glass Museum and admire a dazzling array of one-of-a-kind pumpkins designed to reflect nature’s brilliance in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes.  No two are the same!  They are perfect for decorating for Halloween and Thanksgiving and make a lovely gift.  All pumpkins will be available for purchase during the event.

Our very own special Sandwich Glass Museum’s Hospitality Team will offer delicious and delectible homemade baked goods available for purchase.  Everything is truly scrumptious!!

It is an enchanting and magical experience.   Celebrate the season at PumpkinFest!

All proceeds go to support the Sandwich Historical Society and its Glass Museum.

Hours

Summer hours:The museum is open April 1 – December 31 daily 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Winter hours: The Museum will be closed the month of January and will reopen in February. The hours in February and March will be Wed.-Sun. 9:30-4:00.

Admissions

$5.00 for adults, $1.25 for kids 6-14, free for 6 and under, group rates available..

The Museum is located at the corner of Rt.130 and Tupper Road at 129 Main St., Sandwich MA. across the street from the Sandwich Town Hall.

For more information visit the Sandwich Glass Museum

Woods Hole Science Aquarium

The Woods Hole Science Aquarium is a small public aquarium that displays approximately 140 species of marine animals found in Northeast and Middle-Atlantic U.S. waters. The aquarium is designed for self-guided tours of the main exhibits and a behind-the-scenes look at aquarium operations. Woods Hole Science Aquarium visit free

The Woods Holes Science Aquarium  is the country’s oldest marine aquarium. It is owned by the federal government and operated by NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, in partnership with the Marine Biological Laboratory. The aquarium is a federal building and admission is free; however, they  welcome donations.. This  place was designed for kids with a great seal feeding experience and the opportunity to get behind the tanks and see how the fish are cared  for

Other aquarium features include

  • Non-releaseable harbor seals
  • Animals of the Northeast and Middle Atlantic waters
  • Exhibit cases with bones, skulls, and teeth
  • Information about marine animals, marine environments, endangered species, marine science, and resource management issues
  • Touch tanks where you may find lobsters, tautogs, quahogs, horseshoe crabs, spider crabs, sea stars (starfish), and hermit crabs

Visitors are allowed behind the scenes, where they can watch the staff feed animals, clean tanks, and work on the life support systems.  A visit to the Woods Holes Science Aquarium is great activity to do while your family is visiting the Cape this summer on a rainy day.

Woods hole Science Aquarium

open 11 AM to 4 PM, Tuesday through Saturday, year-round.

 

Day 13 Provincetown Restaurant Week

Provincetown’s Spring 2011 Restaurant Week-  will take place between May 20 and May 26, and it will feature some of the best restaurants the Provincetown dining scene has to offer. You can enjoy a 3 course fixed dinner for either $25 of $35 at more than 20 restaurants in Provincetown.  Provincetown restaurants include Lobster Pat, Napi, Ross’s Grill, Victors and Waterford Café and Tavern.  You just may find your new favorite restaurant!

Provincetown restaurants include Lobster Pat, Napi, Ross’s Grill, Victors and Waterford Café and Tavern. For a full list of Restaurants

Other promotions during Restaurant Week include:

  • Benchmark Inn will offer a 10% discount for two night stays or 20% discount for stays of 3 nights or more.  
  • Gabriel’s at the Ashbrooke Inn will offer a free bottle of wine at check-in OR a “third-night free” for those mentioning “Restaurant Week” at the time of their reservation.  This offer cannot be combined with other discounts at Gabriel’s.  
  • Lucky Dog Ptown will offer a $9.99 special that includes a premium chili dog, a beverage, a homemade side and a homemade red devil dog with a participating restaurant receipt. Working hours: 11 am – 6 pm.

  • The Pilgrim Monument will again offer a $1 off admission with any participating restaurant receipt. 
  • Utilities Home Store will offer a 15% off your purchases with any participating restaurant receipt.  

Day 1 Cape Cod Potato Chip factory tour in Hyannis MA

Cape Cod Potato Chip FactoryDid you know that the Cape Cod Potato chip factory  assembly line produces 150,000 to 200,000 bags of chips a day.  

You can take a free  tour of the Cape Cod Potato chip factory located in Hyannis, MA to see the how the kettle cooked  potato chips are actually made! Kids will be fascinated to see how one of their favorite snacks are made.  It is a great way to spend an afternoon on your vacation week on the Cape.

 Cape Cod Potato Chips began as the dream of Steve and Lynn Bernard. They imagined a small operation where they could produce and sell the potato chips they had cooked in their kitchen for years. On July 4, 1980 that dream became a reality when they set up shop in a small store front in Hyannis. The big crunch of the kettle cooked chips soon became a local favorite. News of the chips quickly spread as tourist sampled the chips and took bags home to share. The business soon grew out of the store-front and a worldwide love affair with our natural snacks began.

For hours of operations and you can do a sneak peek of the factory tour online visit Cape Cod Potato chips company