Best Best Strolling and Peeping
“Tradition!” Yankee style. Without Tevya and the shtetl line dance, but nearly as village-quaint. Without fail, every Columbus Day weekend the Scituate Art Festival takes place on the picturesque town green. Three days of arts and crafts, antiques, and food booths with regional and ethnic taste treats, plus music. It’s all against fall foliage, and autumnal air as crisp as apples. The event started in 1967 as a fund-raiser to help restore the Congregational Church building. Today there are more than 300 exhibitors from across the United States and Canada. There’s also hiking and horseback riding available in this woodsy northwest corner of the state. So, many visitors plan their visit around those opportunities as well that weekend, when the leaf-peeping is usually at its best. This year the festival is October 7 through 9 from 10 am to dusk. Free admission.
Village Green, Route 116, North Scituate | www.scituateartfestival.org
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