Summer often steals the spotlight here in Newport, and it’s not hard to imagine why, but many locals will tell you autumn is their favorite time of year. The temperature cools, the pace is slower and the season of savoring is a feast for the senses. With highlights like these, it’s never too early to plan your fall getaway:

 

Newport Secret Garden Tour

When: September 8 - 9
Where: Throughout Newport
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Audubon’s Raptor Weekend

When: September 9 - 10
WhereThe Audubon Environmental Education Center
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Newport International Boat Show 

When: September 14 - 17
Where: Newport Yachting Center
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Newport Mansions Food & Wine Festival 

When: September 22 - 24
Where: Rosecliff 
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Ulysses S. Grant Meets Ida Lewis Culinary Adventure 

When: September 23
Where: Colony House
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Norman Bird Sanctuary Annual Harvest Fair

When: September 30 - October 1
Where: Norman Bird Sanctuary
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Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival

When: October 14 - 15
Where: Bowen's Wharf
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Newport Restaurant Week

When: November 3 - 12
Where: Throughout Newport & Bristol Counties
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And don’t forget, the fun continues at Newport International Polo on Saturdays through September, sailing and lighthouse tours, food tours, the legendary mansions, museums (including the new Newport Car Museum), wineries, the brewery and distillery, fabulous local shops and restaurants, miles of trails (great for leaf-peeping!) and so much more. Your fall adventure awaits.