Second weekend of November is bright in New England with a harvest fest at a beautiful Rhode Island vineyard, discounted meals in southern Vermont, folk music legends in Connecticut, circus magic in Vermont, and more:
Taste of the Shires Restaurant Week in Bennington, Manchester, Dorset, VT, through Nov 8 — Southwestern Vermont — the Shires region — is easily accessible from Boston and New York for a day (ending tomorrow) to celebrate regional restaurants with delicious discounts.
Circus Workshop Weekend at Center for Circus Arts in Brattleboro, VT, Nov 8-10 — New England Center for Circus Arts offers classes, shows, seminars, and conversations about circus that speaks to our times. Performances include Circus Fantasia XOXO Moongirl, Circus Cabaret.
Harvest Festival at Greenvale Vineyards in Portsmouth, RI, Nov 9 — Greenvale Vineyards, a glorious property overlooking a river, hosts its Harvest Festival to celebrate the completion of the grape harvest with live music, tractor rides, walking tours and tastings. Visit the vineyard’s own Highland cattle!
300 Years of Thanksgiving Traditions at Strawbery Banke, Portsmouth, NH, Nov 2-Dec 1 — Costumed actors lead craft making and tours of genuine houses and buildings from three centuries of Portsmouth history.
“Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie” at Ivoryton Playhouse, Ivoryton, CT, through Nov 10 — “Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie” uses Guthrie’s words and songs to tell the inspired and sometimes tragic life of Woody Guthrie. Four instrument-playing actors flesh out the story.
Early Bird Pajama Sale & Bed Races in Bar Harbor, ME, Nov 9 — Bar Harborites get silly at their annual costumed bed races through the center of town. The bed race starts at 10 a.m. in front of The 1932 Criterion Theatre. the early bird sale starts t 6 a.m.