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Fall Fest Newburyport – Gratitude and Appreciation for Community

By Laura Bentley, Newburyport.Com Correspondent
Owner of Newburyport.Com, Laura manages Business Development, Fundraising, the VIP Program, Blogging and the Events Calendar.
Fall Fest Newburyport

Experience Newburyport Fall Fest 2023 on Saturday, October 14th and Sunday, October 15th from 10 am – 6 pm in downtown Newburyport. In the spirt of autumn traditions, we come together for Fall Fest a community-wide celebration of gratitude and appreciation that welcomes visitors to share in the excitement of our local fall festivities.

Enjoy live music, a variety of food, retail and craft vendors and a beer garden along the stunning backdrop of the Merrimack River. In addition to Fall Fest activities, we encourage everyone to explore downtown Newburyport’s amazing retail shops. Featuring a wide variety of clothing boutiques, home décor, jewelry stores, art galleries and artisan goods, you are certain to Fall in Love with Shopping Local in Newburyport! As part of a collective local effort, many shops accept the Newburyport VIP Discount Card to encourage Loyalty to Shopping Local!

If you’re planning to visit Newburyport for Fall Fest, make sure to arrive in time for Witches’ Night Out, scheduled for Friday night of Fall Fest weekend. Downtown Newburyport offers many options for arts & entertainment, interesting attractions as well as excellent shopping and restaurants. If you’re in need of a hotel room in Newburyport, make sure to reserve a room or suite in advance.

Fall Fest is about enjoying the outdoors and appreciation for the beauty of  the Fall season in New England. Autumn is one of the most picturesque times of the year to experience the Newburyport Waterfront and all that downtown Newburyport has to offer. Make sure to take a stroll on the boardwalk and enjoy the fall foliage. If you are looking for information regarding local events, download the Newburyport App for direct access to the Newburyport Events Calendar and make sure to check out Things to Do for interesting places to explore.

Hosted by the Newburyport Chamber, Fall Fest is the official name for Newburyport’s 2023 Autumn celebration, yet both the name of the event and the associated activities have evolved over the years. Fall Festival, Fall Harvest Festival, Octoberfest and October Festival are all prior year names for what is now referred to as Newburyport Fall Fest. If you happen to recall the Pumpkin Lighting or the Scarecrow Contest these are also prior year activities that were part of the Fall Fest umbrella. If you enjoy attending outdoor events during during the autumn season, we high recommend the annual Fall Festival in Georgetown, hosted by Nunan’s and Cafe Sarina. Newburyport and Amesbury are also host to traditional Oktoberfest celebrations hosted by our local breweries.

Newburyport.com Video from Fall Fest 2022