Need to Know Newport, RI: Weekend of October 2


Norman Bird Sanctuary’s Harvest Fair is taking place Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4. Rain or shine! Photo courtesy of Norman Bird Sanctuary.

With Hurricane Joaquin on the horizon, looks like we can expect some wind and rain this weekend. Here’s how to keep busy, despite the stormy weather!

• Help raise funds when you start your happy hour cocktails at Cappy’s tonight (Friday, October 2), where Guest bartenders from Clean Ocean Access will be serving beginning at 5 p.m. A trip to Endless Olas Surf Camp in Costa Rica will also be raffled.

• On Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4, Norman Bird Sanctuary will host its 41st Annual Harvest Fair – rain or shine. Good old fashioned fun includes a greased pole climb, tug-of-war in a mud pit, pony rides, and more, plus 70 crafters and artisans, an impressive music lineup, and tons of food. This fall tradition will begin at 10 a.m. and runs till 4 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for kids, and can be purchased at the door or online.

• The boating piece of Sail Newport’s Sail for Hope regatta has been cancelled, but you can still rally for what would have been the after-party at IYAC on Saturday, October 3,from 4 to 7 p.m. A $10 donation is requested at the door.

As a heads-up, here are some cancellations due to weather:

• Clean Ocean Access has cancelled the 3rd Annual Paddle to Remember for Saturday, October 3. Stay tuned for a new date.

The 14th Annual Fort Adams Car Show has been cancelled for Sunday, October 4. No rain date has been specified.

Kara DiCamillo loves eating, traveling, shopping, and everything outdoors. She is an active volunteer in her Newport, Rhode Island community and has backpacked Mt. Washington in New Hampshire too many times to count. Kara started her online writing career with TreeHugger in 2005 and currently contributes to several websites focusing on lifestyle, food, and travel.

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