Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)
With fall underway, the Department of Conservation and Recreation is hosting three events this week to celebrate the season that signals the start of cooling temperatures, changing leaves, pumpkin pie and football!
On Saturday, September 29, the Annual Fall Festival is taking place at the Breakheart Reservation in Saugus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There’ll be scarecrow making, face painting, balloon sculptures and arts and crafts. And you’ll be able to learn about Native American song, story and dance!
On Sunday, September 30, Belle Isle Park is holding the Harvest Festival from 1 to 3 p.m. Swing by to see live animals, take a hayride, decorate a pumpkin and listen to live music! It’s free fun for the whole family.
Sunday is also the day of the Fall Fest at the Webb Memorial State Park in Weymouth. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., learn how cider is made; go on the Fall Foliage Walk and learn how to make candles.
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