Fall’s a Beach: Misquamicut FallFest welcomes the season with style

Looking for a fun way to ring out the old season and ring in the new? Head to the Misquamicut FallFest, September 17 – 19, for music, food and fun. Each action-packed day promises an exciting lineup of outdoor family activities, from carnival rides and games to a Food Truck Rodeo serving chowder and clamcakes, burgers, candy apples, gelato and more. Where else can you take in a panoramic view of Block Island Sound from high up on a Ferris wheel on a crisp (maybe) fall day while slurping a Del’s?

More than 50 vendors will be on hand, offering henna tattoos, face painting, jewelry, candles and other fascinating items and experiences for kids and adults. And speaking of adults, there will be a beer and wine garden situated near the music tent to quench your thirst and gladden your soul.

Charles Trefes, president of the Board for the Misquamicut Business Association, says everyone is invited to share in the enjoyment, rain or shine. He encourages visitors to bring friends and family to the three-day festival, celebrating the beauty of the season and Misquamicut State Beach’s seaside charm. 

Musical guests representing a variety of genres will be performing throughout the weekend and, as in years past, a magician or two will add some surprise.

Sunday’s Annual Classic Car Show, in memory of Big John Hodis, former president of the Misquamicut Car Club, will be held in the main parking lot on Sunday from 11am until 3pm. There, trophies, prizes and giveaways will ramp up the show, hosted by classic car super emcee The Doc and 102.3 The Wolf. All classic and specialty cars are welcome, and drivers and their passengers will receive free tickets to the festival — normally $10 (children under 7 are free, as is parking).

Misquamicut FallFest takes place Sep 17-19, at Misquamicut Beach. For more info, go to misquamicutfestival.org. As of this writing, facemasks will be optional and no proof of vaccination necessary.