Festive Fall Events in Newport

Visitors flock to Newport in the summer months for the sandy beaches and extraordinary mansions, but the fun does not have to stop when the leaves change colors. Check out some of these festive fall events happening in or around Newport, and have a bewitching time!


PUMPKIN PATCH AT TRINITY CHURCH NEWPORT | October 7 – 31, 2017 | Weekdays 12 AM to 6 PM and Weekends 10 AM to 6 PM

Trinity Church | 141 Spring Street | Newport

Admission: Free

Fun for the whole family! Live music (Saturdays & Sundays), Artisan craft vendors, picture-in-the-patch, refreshments, home-made goodies, and so much more.



BALLARD PARK HALLOWEEN DANCE PARTY & COSTUME CONTEST | October 14, 2017 | 1 PM – 3 PM

Ballard Park | Newport, RI 02840

People’s Credit Union is hosting a FREE Halloween Dance Party & Costume Contest in the quarry meadow of Ballard Park. DJ Butch will play spooky tunes and Halloween favorites. There will be a costume parade and contest; costume contest contestants will be judged in three categories: cutest, scariest and most original.


FALL WEEKEND AT NEWPORT STORM | October 14 – 15, 2017 | 12 PM to 8 PM

Newport Storm Brewery  | 293 JT Connell Road | Newport

Join Newport Storm for their Fall Weekend at The Brewery and Distillery Pavilion! They will be serving up some warm cocktails and Newport Storm Fall Storm of the Season beers.


27TH ANNUAL BOWEN’S WHARF SEAFOOD FESTIVAL | October 14 – 15, 2017 | 11 AM to 5 PM, Extended on Saturday night to 6 PM

Bowen’s Wharf | Newport, RI 02840

Admission: Free

Named one of the “10 Fabulous Fall Festivals on the Coast,” by Coastal Living Magazine, this event is great reason to hang out by the waterfront after the rush of the summer season! Fish tacos, lobster rolls, fried calamari, oysters, signature cocktails and cold Whaler’s Brewing beer accompany continuous live music, and family fun, all beneath the Wharf’s colorful tents.


MYSTERY AT THE MUSEUM | October 14 & 21, 2017 | 7 pm

Newport Art Museum | 76 Bellevue Ave | Newport

Admission: Adults $30, Seniors 65+ & Active Military $25, Youth 17 & under & Students $15

Help solve the crime by searching through the museum for cryptic clues while trying to pry useful answers out of the suspects… but be careful who you trust, or you might just end up the victim!


FORTRESS OF NIGHTMARES | October 16, 17, 18, 23, and 25, 2017 | 6 PM to 10 PM

Fort Adams State Park | 90 Fort Adams Drive | Newport, RI 02840

Admission: $5 – 15

Fortress of Nightmares, Newport’s premier haunted hangout, will return to Fort Adams State Park in October!  The event hosts 3 haunted attractions inside North America’s Largest Coastal Fort.


PELL BRIDGE RUN | October 25, 2017 | 7 AM to 9 AM

Registration: $55

This is your once-a-year opportunity to run or walk the 4-mile course across the Claiborne Pell Bridge from Jamestown to Newport. The event is not-for-profit and 100% of proceeds will go to support local not-for-profits.



HALLOWEEN CARNEVIL CELEBRATION | October 27, 2017 | 7 PM to 11 PM

Newport Vineyards | 909 East Main Road | Middletown

Newport Vineyards 2nd Annual Halloween CarnEvil! This event is the regions’ premier costume party with an evening full of circus performers, a fortune teller machine, beats by DJ Jay Buff from 92 PRO-FM and appearances from Ami Bruni and Adam Berry of TLC’s Kindred Spirits! Prize will be awarded for best costume! Cash bar, strictly 21+.


NEWPORT STORM HAUNTED TOURS | October 27 – 29, 2017 | 7 PM to 10 PM

Newport Storm Brewery  | 293 JT Connell Road | Newport

Admission:$15, must be 21+

When the lights go out, Newport Storm will come to life, with spine tingling scares and delicious bubbling brews.


PUMPKIN CARVING | October 29, 2017 | 1 PM to 4 PM

The Grace Vanderbilt | 41 Mary Street | Newport

Admission: $10

Goblins big and small are welcomed to carve a pumpkin while enjoying caramel popcorn and apple cider, or toast marshmallows for some s’mores by the fire pit.


THE ADDAMS FAMILY HALLOWEEN PARTY | October 30, 2017 | Doors open at 7 pm, Film begins at 8 pm

Jane Pickens Theater | 49 Touro St. | Newport

Admission: $10

What’s Up Newp & The Jane Pickens Theater present: The Addams Family Halloween Party. Dress up like your favorite character and celebrate the season of spook while watching the Halloween classic.


NEWPORT RESTAURANT WEEK | November 3 – 12, 2017 | Recurring daily

Location: Various Locations throughout Newport and Bristol Counties

Dine around Newport at any of the 50+ participating restaurants offering extraordinary three-course prix fixe lunches for $16 and three-course prix fixe dinners for $35.

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