October in Boston between Fall Foliage, Film Festival and Halloween

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If you are planning a trip to Boston, in October, you will really find a lot of quality events waiting for you and to satisfy your tastes, framed in the suggestive setting of autumn leaves that make the atmosphere more magical than ever.

The first weekend of October is dedicated to good food: if you want to take a trip to Wareham, you will find the Cranberry Harvest Festival waiting for you (from 10am on days 5 and 6). This event, now in its tenth edition, sees the blueberry harvest as the absolute protagonist that you can taste very fresh.

October 6 is the turn of the 4th Annual Local Boston Food Festival on the Greenway, in Rose Kennedy Greenway: from 10 will be the ideal opportunity to taste a wide variety of local and extremely genuine foods offered by growers and fishermen in the area; do not miss the wine and cider tastings, accompanied by lots of good entertainment.

As I told you, the Bostonian scenography is particularly enchanting this month because of the yellow-orange leaves that magically remain attached to the trees and those that, when fallen, color the sidewalks. From this enchanting scenery offered by nature, a real tourist attraction has been derived that includes a series of sightseeing tours along the most enchanting landscapes of New England. Treat yourself to a Fall Foliage Tour departing from Boston and arriving in one of the suggestive destinations such as Maine and Cape Cod.

The focus of the month is of course the Columbus Day, dedicated to the celebration of the feat of Christopher Columbus and an opportunity to show the pride of Italian-Americans. In Boston, the parade is held starting at 13pm on October 13, in the North End; waiting for the parade you can spend a few pleasant hours, from 11, at Christopher Columbus Park where numerous events are scheduled. At the end, a stop in one of the best Spanish restaurants in the area is a must.

If you prefer a good dose of high quality art to the confusion and crowds that will inevitably crowd along the streets traveled by the parade, on the Columbus Day weekend (12, 13 and 14 October) you will have the opportunity to travel along the splendid coasts of Massachussets and take part in the Cape Ann Artisans Open Studio Tour 2013, an interesting tour that includes the exhibition of the most varied works of art (from painting to mosaic, from jewelry to sculpture) of 21 renowned artists scattered in Boston and in nearby locations .

If you are traveling with your children, treat them to an evening at the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus (from 16 to 20, TD Garden) where the acrobatics of the trapeze artists, the sweetness of the elephants and the skill of the riders will leave them a beautiful memory of Boston. If you want to make it unforgettable, the elephant walk from Vassar and Albany Streets near MIT in Cambridge to TD Garden, along the Charles River, will be a truly exciting time. The date has not yet been announced, but if you are in Boston when it does, you shouldn't struggle to see it!

In the days between 19 and 20 October, Boston hosts the renowned Head of the Charles Regatta, a sporting event where every year more than 55 rowers compete in over 8.000 passionate competitions, against the backdrop of the enchanting Fall Foliage. If you pass by these parts, do not miss the opportunity to look out from the bridges or from the banks of the Charles River, between Boston and Cambridge, together with the crowd of about 300.000 expected spectators and admire the deeds of these champions.

If, on the other hand, cinema is your passion, from 25 to 29 October it will be held there 29th edition of the Annual Boston Film Festival. The event is held at the glamorous Theater 1 at the Revere Hotel (200 Stuart Street), the program is still being finalized, but be aware that films of the caliber of the satirical Butter, welcomed by critics, were screened last year , with the beautiful Jennifer Garner and the Australian Hugh Jackman, and A Dark Truth with the desperate housewife Eva Longoria and Andy Garcia, a face present in many American colossals (from The Untouchables to the Godfather).

At the end of the month falls the most terrifying night of the year, Halloween. Boston offers a wide range of events to celebrate this anniversary. If you want to make happy not only your children, but also those in difficulty in Boston, from 11 on October 27 take part in Trick or Treating for Charity at the Confidential Theater where dressed as witches or vampires, your little ones can spend an afternoon full of activities .

As for us intrepid adults, we know that waiting for a party increases the suspense for the event itself: while you wait for the scariest night you can enjoy a truly creepy tour. At 17.30 pm (on the 31st), a guided tour of Beacon Hill will introduce you to details, legends, superstitions and much more that you would never have expected in this prestigious neighborhood. For the evening, green light for make-up, wig and the most terrifying costumes to show off in the city's pubs.

A range of events suitable for everyone awaits you in Boston for October: ready to go?

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