Check Out These Cape Events This Month

sk_chat-eastham-wellfleet-dawn-till-dusk_10-20-16-6The holiday season has begun. Granted Halloween is not celebrated on the same level as Thanksgiving and Christmas it still kicks off several weeks of food, fun, and family. However in between Trick or Treating and Turkey there are twenty-three days to be used to enjoy some of the great fall festivals and special events that Cape Cod has to offer. Here are just a few of the possibilities.

For those who enjoy good beer combined with exquisite accommodations there is the third annual Cape Cod Beer, Bed and Breakfast Weekend occurring from November 4th through 6th. Some of the finest bed and breakfast establishments will be participating in the event by offering special packages including tours of local breweries, tastings, and other goodies. Several restaurants will also be participating. It is perfect for a visitor on a vacation, or locals on a stay-cation. Check out the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce website for more details.

If the holiday spirit is appealing there is the annual lighting of the Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown. On the evening of November 23rd from 5-7PM the monument, adorned with more than 3,000 lights, will be illuminated and remain so until the first week of January. Last year the event was attended by more than 1,500 people with live music and light refreshments served. It is a free event with families encouraged to come and enjoy an unofficial start to the Holiday season. Check out for more information.

On the other end of the Cape is another festival of lights. Beginning November 25th and running through December 18th the public garden at Heritage Museum & Gardens in Sandwich will be illuminated. The largest public garden in Southern New England is a tremendous place to visit all year round, during this time the charm is palpable with marshmallow toasting and photos with Santa in a class Model T Ford. The festivities run daily from 4:30-8:30pm and tickets run $18 for adults and $7 for children.

sk_chat-eastham-wellfleet-dawn-till-dusk_10-20-16-19Foodies take heed there is the third annual Trolley Tour Taste of Yarmouth happening Saturday November 12th. It is sponsored by The Loft in West Yarmouth with the trolley tour of local establishments beginning and ending there; there is even an after tour party held at The Loft. Tickets are $45 and can be bought on Many of the top establishments in town are participating including Riverway, Captain Parker’s Pub, Yarmouth House, and DiParma. The tour runs from 1-5pm with the reception at The Loft running from 5-7pm. It is sure to be a fabulous afternoon.

For those who prefer the quirky to the normal there is the unique Eastham Turnip Festival to be held Saturday November 19th. Held from 1-4pm it is a collection of tastings, contests, entertainment and cook-offs all having to do with the turnip. The event is quite popular and it is totally free. Even if one does not enjoy turnips per se there is so much more to this one day event sponsored by the Eastham Public Library. One great aspect is the sale of local cuisine for Thanksgiving. This includes locally grown fruits and vegetables, pies, honey, jams, and breads. It is held at Nauset Regional High School. For more information check out the Eastham Library website.

Finally those wishing to clear some room for Thanksgiving dinner, or just get some morning exercise there are a few road races that will allow you to do both. The Chatham Turkey Trot 5K and Pilgrim Trot 5K in Provincetown are each held Thanksgiving Day while the popular Andrea Holden Thanksgiving Race is held on the following Saturday November 26th. These races all support good causes and are perfect excuses to get out and enjoy the fall weather on Cape Cod.

November on Cape Cod is filled with fun, family-friendly events. In between Halloween and Thanksgiving there is a lot to see and do. Make sure to partake in some or all of these events and enjoy fall on the Cape.

By Christopher Setterlund
737 West Main Street
Hyannis, MA 02601
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