LIVE: Over 8,000 Expected In Newport for Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Over the course of two days, organizers say they usually see between 8,000 to 12,000 people from across New England.
Trixie Wadson, of Bowen's Wharf Company, says the hope is people will come and spend a few days exploring Rhode Island, giving local businesses an extra boost as Newport tourist season winds down.
With food, shopping and music on-site the Seafood Festival was named one of the "10 Fabulous Fall Festivals on the Coast," by Coastal Living Magazine.
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Pumpkin Patch at Trinity Church Newport
The Pumpkin Patch at Trinity Church in Newport features live music, artisan craft vendors, refreshments and much more.
There will also be home-made food, hot lunches, popcorn, cider, and cold and hot drinks.
The event goes from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is FREE.
3- Hour America's Cup 12 Meter Racing Experience
Race aboard a 12 Meter America’s Cup contender.
Aboard the 12 Meter racing yachts, professional and friendly crew will coach those interested in a “hands-on” sailing experience, but participation is not required. No sailing experience necessary.
The event goes from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Fall Weekend at Newport Storm
Head to the Newport Storm Brewery and Distillery Pavilion for a fall weekend of fun.
They will be serving warm Thomas Tew Rum Cocktails and Newport Storm Fall Storm of the Season beers.
The event goes from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
German Car Day at Newport Car Museum
This is a must-attend event for all car lovers.
The event will feature a German Car Corral outside of the museum from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Inside the museum, several German cars will be featured and their hoods will be up all day.
The event runs from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Newport Hospital's "Fall Into Fitness" 5K Race/Walk & Family Fun Run
The race will start and finish at the Newport County YMCA, and wind along Tuckerman Avenue and Purgatory Road in Middletown.
This event benefits the breast health program at Newport Hospital.
First-place, second-place, and third-place medals for men and women will be awarded to 5K runners, and medals will be awarded to all participants in the family fun run. Activities for the entire family will be available at the finish line.
The event goes from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Guided Bird Walks at Norman Bird Sanctuary
Birding masters and beginners are invited to join our experts as they visit the best bird watching spots that the sanctuary has to offer.
How many types of birds can you pick out?
The bird walks go from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
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