|Taking the lift down Wachusett Mountain|
Nothing beats October in New England. It seems like every sleepy town in New England shines a little brighter come fall. Maybe it's the cool crisp air or the vibrant foliage acting as our own big coloring book, there's just something special about fall in New England. One of my favorite things about the fall are all the festivals that take place every weekend. We've got Octoberfests, pumpkin festivals, applefests, fall film festivals, fall foliage tours, maple syrup-paloozafest. Ok, maybe not the last one but you get the idea.
|Don't think these will fit on the porch.|
|View from the top.|
My favorite part of Applefest was the food and drink particularly the cider donuts and beer. In my opinion no fall festival is complete without cider donuts and a beer tent. I love cider donuts. I remember going apple picking as a kid and just waiting for it to be over so I could indulge in my donut treat. Obviously as a kid I couldn't partake in the beer festivities but now I happily engage in a brew or two as an adult. I wholeheartedly believe that beer tastes better when you have a cider donut in one hand, a beer in the other and the Jolly Kopperschmidts Band entertaining you in the beer tent. It's a joyful feeling swinging your glass side to side while singing a song that ends in "beer here". Yup, I love October.
|The Jolly Kopperschmidts Band|
|Me and Mom enjoying the atmosphere.|
For a list of more festivals in New England, click on the link below: