Off The Block
Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival
Food! Food! Food! Area seafood restaurants serve up their most outstanding dishes. The festival offers a smorgasbord of seafood, plus kid-friendly dishes, baked goods, cider, and hot and cold beverages. Non-stop live music by local bands. Face painting, games, and other fun children’s activities. Bowen’s Wharf, 45 America’s Cup Ave., Newport, RI. Oct. 15 and 16 from 11 a.m. to 5p.m. Free admission, rain or shine. For more information call (401) 849-2120 or visit www.bowenswharf.com.
Mills and Mysteries: A Ghostly Experience
Are There Ghosts at Slater Mill? Explore Pawtucket's long and rich history of the unexplained, ending where an episode of Ghost Hunters was filmed. Stand in the same spot as the T.A.P.S. crew and search the paranormal. Tickets are $20; reservations suggested. Oct. 21, begins at 7:30 p.m. Slater Mill Historic Site, 67 Roosevelt Ave., Pawtucket, RI. For more information call (401) 725-8638 or visitwww.slatermill.org.
Shanty Night at Coggeshall Farm
Pack up the family and a picnic dinner, bring your instruments and singing voices, and join us for an open sing around the campfire. Everyone is encouraged to share their favorite song and take a turn leading the singing. Members, free; non-members, $5. Oct. 21, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Rd, Bristol, RI. For more information call (401) 253-9062 or visit www.coggeshallfarm.org.
Fortress of Nightmares
Explore the largest, most complex Fort in America via this multi-faceted FEAR experience! Featuring Tunnels of Terror, Zombie Hunter Challenge (Laser Tag), the Haunted Officer's Quarters Ghost Hunt, a Killer Film Fest, a Kids' Fun House (for children who might scare easily), and food trucks. $15; tours are weather dependent; sturdy footwear is required; not recommended for children under 12. Oct. 21 to 23 from 7 to 10 p.m. Fort Adams State Park, 90 Fort Adams Dr., Newport, RI. For more information call (401) 841-0707 or visit www.fortressofnightmares.com.