There's no better time to experience Providence than in the fall; incredible colors, beautiful days, cool nights. Fall is certainly my favorite time of year, with everyone headed back to school, the subtle shift of the leaves in colors, and the time to bust out cozy sweaters and boots! Although not everyone may be excited for the weather to cool down, Providence certainly knows how to celebrate the fall. Whether you have been in Providence for years or are new to the area, here are a few things you can’t miss out on!
1. Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at the Roger Williams Zoo
You know it’s time for fall when the pumpkins come out at the Roger Williams Zoo. This highly anticipated annual event brings together artists and craftsmen of Passions for Pumpkins, who create breathtaking displays of over 5,000 illuminated jack-o-lanterns of every shape, size, and design you can imagine. Each year over 125 of the pumpkins are artistically carved to play out the annual theme, which this year is “Jack-O-Lanterns from A to Z.” This incredible event is no secret around the area and is a part of over 100,00 local’s fall traditions. You can get in on the fun as the spectacular is open nightly from 6pm-10pm until November 2nd. Click here for more details.
2. Escobar Farm
After you explore the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, you are probably going to be ready to carve a pumpkin of your own! Escobar Farm in Portsmouth is just the place to pick up your pumpkins and even go on a hay ride or try out the 8 acre corn maze! If you are looking for a great family event, check out the Halloween Party there on October 26th from 11am-4pm for games, crafts and costume fun! Click here for more details.
3. Go Exploring!
Although there are countless amazing fall events going on in the city, sometimes the best way to recharge your batteries after the craziness that always seems to go with the fall season is taking a drive and exploring! Late October is when Rhode Island shows its brightest colors. Get out of town for a few hours and check out Visit Rhode Island’s driving directions for a number of State Parks, farms, and other Rhode Island gems at the prime time of the season.
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