Fairs and Festivals -- Music, food, dance, art, ethnic, children's celebrations

Informational Listings Courtesy of VisitNewEngland.com

Bowen's Wharf Seafood Festival 2014

13 Bowen's Wharf Newport, RI Phone: 401-849-2120

October 18-19, 2014

Food! Food! Food! Area seafood restaurants serve up their most outstanding dishes. The festival offers a smorgasbord of seafood, plus kid-friendly dishes, baked goods, cider, and hot and cold beverages. Non-stop live music by local bands. Face painting, games, and other fun children's activities. Free admission, rain or shine. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

International Oktoberfest 2014

Newport Yachting Center, Newport Newport, RI Phone: 401-846-1600

October 11-12, 2014

Delight in the tastes, sights, and sounds of Oktoberfest. Enjoy seasonal brews, German food, and the music of the Biergartens. Admission: Saturday, adults, $20-$25 and kids, $12; Sunday, adults, $17-$20 and kids admitted for free. Time: Saturday, noon-8 p.m.; Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

Norman Bird Sanctuary Harvest Fair 2014

Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road Middletown, RI Phone: 401-846-2577

October 4-5,2014

Monkey bridge, mud pit, greased pole, Mabel’s express barrel train Home & garden competition, games, artisans, crafts, great food, country store, live music, children’s entertainment & more! Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Scituate Art Festival 2014

Village Green, Route 116 North Scituate, RI

October 11-13, 2014

Guests of all ages can appreciate this gathering of fine artists and craftspeople on the town green. From original modern art to one-of-a-kind antique treasures, this outdoor celebration of fine art features hundreds of vendors and displays. Take in the sights, sounds, and scents of fall in New England. Artists from all over the country will be here in idyllic Scituate for a day of fun. Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Monday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.