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Friday, September 13, 2013

Friday The 13th and All is Well on Cape Cod

It may be Friday the 13th but, so far, no black cats or ladders around anywhere. Fall is pushing its' way in and the weather is perfect for outdoor activities. There are lots of fun things to do on Cape Cod this time of the year. In Sandwich, everything is open and everyone is taking advantage of the cooler weather and smaller crowds.

Provincetown begins Ten Days of Art Festival which will run until September 22nd. The kickoff is Friday, September 13th from 5 - 8pm at the Town Hall. For 10 days, more than 30 Provincetown artists will be performing and exhibiting their work. This is the third year for this now annual event and it is entitled "The Hidden Treasures of Provincetown". This event is being done in conjunction with the Center for Coastal Studies to bring awareness to the hidden treasures that surround the area.

photo of a cranberry bog before harvest
 The Harwich Cranberry Arts and Music Festival is Saturday and Sunday, September 14th and 15th. Enjoy work by artists and artisans from Cape Cod and southeast Massachusetts in the beautiful setting of Brooks Park at the corner of Main and Oak Streets. The Cranberry Jam music festival will feature a number of performances from 2:30 - 8:30 pm in the parks ball field. There will be lots of food vendors serving gourmet hotdogs, ice cream, and more. More information is available on their website.

For nature enthusiasts, the Long Wild life Sanctuary is holding the 4th Annual Cape Cod Wildlife Festival on Saturday, September 14th from 10 am - 3 pm. The are located at 345 Bone Hill Road off Route 6A in Cummaquid. There will be wildlife experts on hand to answer questions and lots of food and activities. Rain date is Sunday, September 15th and admission is free. Call 508-362-7475 for more information.

For bird lovers, the first ever Cape Cod Bird Festival is being held in Brewster at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History. Birdwatching is second only to gardening as the most favorite hobby in the United States. On Sunday, September 15th, Family Day is a wonderful free event. Enjoy craft projects, ask the expert sessions, and bird exhibits.

Other fun awaiting visitors to the Cape are:
--Tours of the Cape Cod Brewer at 11 am daily except Sunday. The brewery is located at 1336 Phinney's Lane in Hyannis. The tours are free and you can get more information by calling 508-790-4200.
--Walking tours of historic Sandwich Village from 10 - 11:30 am on Saturday from the Sandwich Glass Museum on Tupper Road. Donations are welcome and you can contact them at 508-888-0251.
---Lighthouse tours of Nauset Light in Eastham 1 - 4 pm on Sunday, the Three Sisters Lighthouses at the National Seashore in Eastham from 4 -5 pm on Sunday and Tuesday, and Chatham Lighthouse at Coast Guard Station in Chatham from 1 - 3:30 pm on Wednesday.

If you are planning a get-away to Cape Cod, we hope you will come stay with us and have some fall fun.

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