Contrary to popular belief, you don't need deep pockets to enjoy your time in Newport (it's okay, we know you were thinking it!) Just because America's wealthiest used to play here back in the day, doesn't mean we don't know how to have a good time on a budget. Come Fall, this Classic Coast is brimming with corn mazes, hay rides, pumpkin parties and so much more to make your season epic - all on a budget. 

 

Got $10? Here's everything you can do:

 

 

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ESCOBAR'S HIGHLAND FARM CORN MAZE

Get lost in the 8-acre corn maze at Escobar's Highland Farm. Not to worry, they'll rescue you if you get lost. 

When: Friday - Sunday, through November 8
WhereEscobar's Highland Farm
Admission: $10 ages 12 and up, $8 children 5-11, free for children under 4

 

COVID-19 NOTE:

Masks/ face coverings are required for adults and youth 2 years of age and older. Please maintain six feet of social distancing.

 

 

RAGGED ISLAND OKTOBERFEST

When: Thursday - Sunday through October
Where: Ragged Island Farm, 54 Bristol Ferry Road, Portsmouth

Ragged Island Brewing Company has teamed up with McGrath Clambakes & Catering to host a series of outdoor beer and food events on their farm during October. Each event offers a choice between two sections: the Beer Garden and the Lawn Area. n both sections, a wide variety of Ragged Island brews and pre-ordered food service provided by McGrath Clambakes & Catering are available at additional cost.

 

SCHEDULE:

  • Thursday: 4:00 - 8:00 PM, first come first serve - no tickets required
  • Friday: 4:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Saturday: 2:00 - 7:00 PM
  • Sunday: 1:00 - 6:00 PM

 

COVID-19 NOTES:

Party sizes are limited to a maximum of 6 adults (21+) in the Beer Garden Tent and a maximum of 8 people (adults and children) in the Lawn Area. Masks/face coverings are required at all times except when at your seat. All attendees are required to check-in at the Ragged Island pop up tent for a COVID-19 screening prior to entering the Beer Garden or Lawn Area.

 

 

AUTUMN LEAVES MUSIC SERIES

Enjoy live performances on the waterfront throughout October. Local shops and restaurants at Bowen’s Wharf welcome you to join the tradition of local live music, waterfront dining, shopping, and crisp autumn air in Newport this Fall.

When: Thursdays, Fridays, Mondays, October 1 - 30
Where: Bowen's Wharf
Admission: Free

Note: All events are weather permitting and the schedule is subject to change.

 

 

PUMPKIN PALOOZA

Frerichs Farm & Greenhouses is hosting Pumpkin Palooza every weekend through October 31 (closed on October 10) filled with family fun. Stroll through the holiday house, enjoy make your own scarecrows, paint a pumpkin and more.

When: Saturday and Sunday through October 31, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
WhereFrerichs Farm & Greenhouses
Admission: Free

 

COVID-19 NOTE:

Masks/face coverings are required while at the farm. Please maintain 6 feet of social distancing. 

 

 

TRINITY CHURCH ANNUAL PUMPKIN PATCH

Trinity Church's Annual Pumpkin Patch offers a wide selection of pumpkins, mums, decorative cabbages, gourds and more. Once you've picked all your favorites, enjoy home-made goods, freshly popped popcorn and hot cider. Enjoy hot lunch, live music and vendors on the weekends.

When: Friday, October 16 - Saturday, October 31
Where: Queen Anne Square
Admission: Free

 

COVID-19 NOTE

This event will adhere to city and state COVID-19 guidelines and regulations. Masks/face coverings are required for entrance and sanitation stations will be provided. Please maintain six feet of social distancing and follow the directional arrows for entering and exiting.

 

 

HAYRIDES AT ESCOBAR'S HIGHLAND FARM

Enjoy a picturesque ride though the dairy farm and if you're lucky, get a chance to feed apples to the cows.

When: Saturdays, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM + Sundays, 12:00 - 5:00 PM, through November 8
Where: Escobar's Highland Farm
Admission: $5

 

COVID-19 NOTE:

Masks/ face coverings are required for adults and youth 2 years of age and older. Please maintain six feet of social distancing.

 

 

NEWPORT GALLERY NIGHT

Established in 2001 and now in its 19th year, Newport Gallery Night stands as first-hand evidence that Newport's art scene is alive and well. On the second Thursday of every month, art aficionados of all kinds stroll the streets of our bustling wharves and eclectic neighborhoods to experience the work of 25+ galleries. Participating galleries, museums and cultural institutions will be open from 5:00 - 8:00 PM. 

When: Second Thursday of each month
Where: Throughout Newport
Admission: Free

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEER AND SPIRIT TASTINGS

 

NEWPORT CRAFT BREWING

Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling Co. was originally founded in 1999 by four college friends. It was the original production craft brewery in Rhode Island, and has since created more than 100 distinctive beers while keeping things local and authentic. Savor your way through a tasting of 4 beer samples for $9 or three spirits for $10.

When: Daily
Where: Newport Craft Brewing Co.
Cost: $9 - $10

 

 

RAGGED ISLAND BREWING

Established in 2017 by old friends, Ragged Island exists to share a passion for indulgent libations. Head Brewer Tony Barber brings skills he developed over years working in the industry to keep the tap lines flowing with a diverse and constantly evolving lineup of beer.

When: Wednesday - Thursday, 4:00 - 8:00 PM; Friday, 3:00 - 9:00 PM; Saturday
Where: Ragged Island Brewing
Cost: $10

 

 

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