Plan your Escape to the North Shore - One Day is Not Enough! Inns of Rockport, MA

Fairs & Festivals celebrate music, food, and the seasons in North of Boston

Year round fairs and festivals bring the Cape Ann, just north of Boston, and Merrimack’s Valley’s legendary history and characters to life. Enjoy celebrations and great things to do from Patriots’ Day in mid-April when that shot was heard round the world, to folk fests and events celebrating favorite sons and daughters like writer Jack Kerouac. Ethnic events highlight the peoples and cultures of the Merrimack Valley while fall and winter fests illuminate the harvest and the holidays. Year-round music, art, and food festivals are great fun for families and kids.
Trails and Sails 2021

Many towns in Essex County Essex, MA Phone:

September 17-26, 2021

Visitors can tour lighthouses, watch for whales, and explore Essex's rich and scenic history. Enjoy walks, paddles, historical tours and adventures for all ages and interests. One hundred free events are in the towns of Salem, Gloucester, Newburyport, Lawrence, Saugus and more. Visit unique landscapes on land and sea, explore historic properties, and take in cultural experiences of all kinds.
Topsfield Fair 2021

207 Boston Street, Route 1 Topsfield, MA Phone: 978-887-5000

October 1-11, 2021

America's oldest county fair has the traditional event down to a T, and offers guests a broad menu of New England tastes, sights, sounds, and animal experiences. Animal events include a horse show, horse and oxen pulls, a petting zoo, and more.
Hours: Open daily at 10 a.m.
Admission: Tickets and prices.