Top Things To Do This Weekend on the Cape

sk_capetowns-pumpkins_10-16-20As the weekend approaches, you may be wondering what there is to do here on the Cape. Not to worry – there are plenty of events going on to occupy your time and allow you to enjoy your weekend to the fullest. Here are a few suggestions:

October 21

Pumpkin People in the Park

The Pumpkin People in the Park one-of-a-kind creations can be found in Kate Gould Park, on Main Street in Chatham. The public can stroll through the park and see these wonderful creations. Thousands of visitors pose for photo ops with the “People,” who are on display until Halloween. Sponsored by Chatham Merchants Association. For more information, visit

“A Moon for the Misbegotten” – Eventide Theatre Company presents Eugene O’Neill’s, “A Moon for the Misbegotten,” directed by Steve Reynolds. Following the events of O’Neill’s classic Long Day’s Journey into Night,”A Moon for the Misbegotten” brings James “Jamie” Tyrone, Jr., to the home of his tenant farmer and frequent drinking partner, Mike Hogan. There he encounters, after many years, Hogan’s daughter, Josie, a woman as tough as her father. During one moonlit night, Josie and Tyrone reveal their true selves to each other. When dawn comes, the moon is gone and so are all their burdens, leaving Josie with a new challenge to her dauntless spirit. For tickets, visit or call the box office at 508-398-8588.  Gertrude Lawrence Stage inside historic Dennis Union Church, 713 Main St., Dennis.

Pumpkin Patch – Known as “the Pumpkin Church,” the 12th annual Pumpkin Patch at the West Yarmouth Congregational Church is the largest Halloween nonprofit pumpkin sale in the state.  The church, located at 383 Route 28, will be staffed daily through October 31. The sale hours will be 9 a.m. -6:30 p.m. daily except Sunday hours, 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.  It has become a tradition for Yarmouth residents, as well as tourists from all over the world, to photograph the church’s expansive, pumpkin-filled front lawn. Many vie to purchase the most unusual shaped pumpkin or gourd, from palm-sized ounces to 50-plus pounds.  Lift up your Forks, a cookbook published by church members, hand-carved pumpkin pins by Roger Jenks, Pumpkin Patch notecards and magnets, and sweet treats will also be on sale.

October 22

Oktoberfest in Chatham – Join the Chatham Merchants Association for the 7th annual Oktoberfest on in Kate Gould Park. Free fun for the whole family! There will be food, a beer garden by Devil’s Purse Brewing Company, local vendors, children’s games and crafts, a corn-hole tournament, music by the Chatham Band, Gary Lamb Entertainment/Acoustic Blasphemy, and Sarah Swain & The Oh Boys. At 4 p.m., there will be a family-friendly, scavenger hunt-style Zombie Tag, presented by David Flower Productions and DeadZone Zombie Tag. 500 Main St., Chatham.

Cape Cod Doxie Day – Calling all Dachshunds, friends and wiener wannabes. Rain or shine with indoor and outdoor activities. Event includes a wiener dog fun run, red carpet canine fashion show, contests and prizes, photo booth, pumpkin patch, DJ, food trucks, T-shirts, singing of the official Dachshund song and much more. Bring along pet food, clean used towels and blankets, cat litter and pet toys for Cape Cod shelters. This event benefits Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue. Rain or shine with indoor and outdoor activities. Free admission and plenty of free parking. Free admission and plenty of free parking. Noon to 3 p.m., Cape Cod Fairgrounds – 1220 Nathan Ellis Hwy, East Falmouth.

An Evening with Art Garfunkel – Don’t miss the legendary Art Garfunkel, live in concert. Garfunkel was originally revered for his Grammy-winning, chart-topping songs and albums with partner and fellow NYC native, Paul Simon. Their greatest hits collection, which includes “Homeward Bound,” “Scarborough Fair,” “The Sound of Silence,” “The Boxer” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” among others, is one of the biggest selling album ever. Since parting ways, Garfunkel has appeared in a number of films, released 12 solo albums, and reached the top 10 with his single “All I Know.” This is a show not to be missed. Event begins at 8 p.m. at Tilden Arts Center, 2240 Iyannough Road, Barnstable. For ticket information, visit

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Crystal and Mineral Fair – Down to Earth Crystals and Minerals, and Cape Cod Center for Whole Health host this interesting and educational fair. Arrive early by 9:30 a.m with any minerals in your collection that you need help identifying. Tom and Paulette are happy to assist you identify what you already have and we can help you find minerals that will complement your collection to enhance your healing, meditation, abundance, creativity and so forth. We welcome you to experience the beauty and healing power of crystals and minerals. We offer 10-20% discounts on our already economical prices during our own fairs and classes.  Come see why Down to Earth’s crystals, minerals and jewelry are in high demand! They have many rare and hard-to-acquire specimens. 116 State Road, Sagamore Beach. For more information, visit

Big Splash of Jazz – International jazz pianist and composer Miro Sprague, known for his brilliant creativity and dynamic performance style, joins with saxophonist Daniel Rotem, masterful improviser and composer with a beautiful sound. Miro and Daniel are both graduates of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, where they studied and performed with jazz legends like Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter. Come listen to a dazzling mixture of standards, originals and free improvisations. Concert begins at 4 p.m. at Orleans Historical Society & Museum, 3 River Road, Orleans. For more information, visit

Dracula for Dummies – “Dracula For Dummies” (adapted and directed by Tristan DiVincenzo) pays homage to Bram Stoker’s gothic thriller, “Dracula.”  According to DiVincenzo, “The script crams as many references to the plays, films, pop songs, comic books, cartoons and fan fiction novels that one director can pack into 90 minutes.” The “frightfully talented” acting ensemble is supported by The Harmonics, a gypsy band of musicians. For tickets, call the Provincetown Theater box office at 508-487-7487 or visit

By Ann Luogno
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