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Massachusetts Archaeology Month

Saturday, October 1, 2016 to Monday, October 31, 2016

Begun in 1992 as Archaeology Week, Massachusetts Archaeology Month is a month-long celebration of archaeology in Massachusetts and around the world. Museums, libraries, archaeologists, and many more people and institutions join Secretary Galvin and the State Archaeologist in hosting exhibits, lectures, walks, and events for adults, children, and teachers.

Annual Fall for the Arts Festival

Saturday, October 1, 2016 to Monday, October 31, 2016

This month-long event showcases the best of the region's art and culture, including live performances by local musicians, open houses at cultural venues, readings & lectures, art activities for children, guided art & heritage walks, plein air painters, special exhibits and more! Presented by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod in partnership with the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce and others.

Osterville Fall Festival

Saturday, October 1, 2016
Osterville, MA

Osterville Village Fall Festival Day features a variety of fun events throughout town. Special outdoor & indoor activities include a farmers market, childrens' events, horse-drawn carraige rides, bake and book sale, craft fair, dog costume parade, book signings and much more.

US Route 6 Cruise Weekend

Saturday, October 1, 2016
Centerville, MA

Classic car enthusiasts drive from Seekonk to Ptown via historic US Route 6, learning about the rich history and culture of the region along the way. You can see all car rally enthusiasts on Saturday, October 1st at at the  Cape Cod Chamber Visitor Center (5 Shootflying Hill Rd. – U.S. Route 6 Exit 6) -11:50 am – 1:30 pm.

Mashpee Oktoberfest

Saturday, October 1, 2016 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Village Green, Mashpee Commons

Join us for the Town of Mashpee’s Annual Oktoberfest on the Village Green at Mashpee Commons (across from the Mashpee Library)! The celebration continues throughout the day with authentic German music, a beer garden, kids' activities and exhibits by local crafters & restaurants. 10 am to 4 pm.

5th Annual ClamBQ!

Saturday, October 1, 2016 -
10:30am to 5:00pm
Eldredge Park, Orleans

 The Orleans Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 5th Annual ClamBQ! The Orleans Food and Music Festival is on Saturday, October 1, 10:30 am - 5  pm at Eldredge Park. The early fall celebration will feature a traditional clambake dinner and lots of entertainment and fun activities for the whole family. 

Edward Gorey House: Artifacts from the Archives

Friday, April 15, 2016 to Sunday, December 18, 2016
8 Strawberry Lane, Yarmouth Port, MA 02675

 Artifacts from the Archives offers an eclectic and pleasantly inexplicable menagerie of characters, creatures and landscapes in ink, paper, ceramic, and leather, which have—until now—languished in obscurity. Spanning almost all of Gorey's career from childhood cut paper works, to figure studies from his teen years to exquisitely colored works from the early 1950s through to ceramic works and etchings created while living in Cape Cod. 

Cut! Costume and the Cinema

Saturday, April 16, 2016 to Monday, October 17, 2016
Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street, Sandwich

Visitors will discover the glamour, luxury and artistry of cinematic couture. Five centuries of fashion and style as interpreted by award-winning costume designers and worn by our favorite stars will be on display along with props, movie clips and photos and movie memorabilia.

Driven to Collect

Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 9:00am to Monday, October 10, 2016 - 5:00pm
Heritage Museums & Gardens

Gentlemen, start your engines! This exhibit of cars from the Heritage permanent collection showcases nationally significant and rare antiques. New this year are a 1934 Derby Bentley reminiscent of the cars, time periods, and luxury represented in the 2016 special exhibition CUT! Costume and the Cinema, and a special display of maps made from recycled license plates, created by artist Stephen Blyth.