The weekend: Scarecrow Festival among 37 things to do in northern RI

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Northern, RI – With more than 100 submissions by local families and businesses, all day entertainment, food and fun activities for visitors, the Glocester Scarecrow Festival is our top pick for things to do this weekend in northern Rhode Island.

Sponsored by the the Chepachet Grange $38 and the Glocester Libraries, the event takes place this Saturday, Oct. 15 but fear not: if you can’t make it, scarecrows will remain on display through Halloween.

We’ve listed the event among plenty of great activities taking place in our area, and below you’ll find a full schedule of entertainment and activities.

Be sure to check out all of this week’s listings – aimed at helping you to have a fun-filled weekend close to home. As always, however you spend your time, we hope you have a great weekend, and make time to check these great local businesses and events.

Glocester Scarecrow Festival

Entertainment along Putnam Pike: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Bob Drouin 12:30-2:30 p.m. at Chepachet Union Church
The Bel Aire’s 3-4:30 p.m. at Chepachet Union Church
Bill Worthy 1-4 p.m. at The Pavilion at Kent Field
Nolan Leite 3-5 p.m. at Brown and Hopkins Country Store
John Fuzek 1 & 2 p.m. at the Tavern on Main porch
Gooseberry Road 11-12:30 p.m. at the Tavern on Main porch
Lainey Dionne 1 & 2 p.m. at the Glocester Heritage Society
– Glocester Scarecrow Marketplace at Kent Pavilion 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Family events to include:
– Face painting at The Creative Room
– Pumpkin painting and children’s games at the Glocester Manton Library
– Enchanting Stables Pony Rides at Chepachet Baptist Church
– Xen Critters petting zoo at Chepachet Baptist Church
– Moonlit Farms at Chepachet Baptist Church
– Amy the Mime will be in the village
– State Police K-9 unit and Tate, the Glocester Town Dog will be walking the village

Rhonda Alin of Northern New Jersey Tarot will be one of the guest speakers at Dragonfly Apothecary Friday night.

Friday, Oct. 14   

The Taco Shop, 459 Chapel St. Harrisville, Ponaganset Girls Soccer Fundraiser, 3 to 8 p.m. A portion of all proceeds to be donated to the team

Wright’s Farm Gift Shop, 84 Inman Road, Burrillville, Fall Fling, 4 to 8 p.m. Raffles, discounts, wine, light refreshments and the chance to win prizes.

Dragonfly Apothecary, 15 Money Hill Road, Chepachet, Guest Reader Night, 4-8 p.m., with Jason Still of Viking Divination & Rhonda Alin from Northern New Jersey Tarot. Celebrate Samhain every Friday through October with guest readers on site. Walk-ins welcome but appointments preferred by calling (401) 300-1605.

Chapman’s Food & Drink, 1950 Broncos Highway, Harrisville, Cornhole tournament, 5:30 p.m., $10 buy- in. 

Haunted Gallows, 505 East Ironstone Road, Burrillville, Haunted trail walks, 6-10 p.m. Halloween attraction features family-friendly pumpkin patch & spooky trail walk for teens and adults. Dinolicious food truck & other vendors on site. Trail tickets $20

Wallum Lake Rod & Gun Club, 200 Brook Road, Harrisville, Beginner Skeet, 6-8 p.m. Open to the public with non-member rounds at $5

Johnny’s Victory Diner, 2731 Victory Highway, Nasonville, Fit to be Red, 6-9 p.m. On the deck, weather permitting

The Art of You, 73 Eddie Dowling Highway, North Smithfield, Henna Art, 6-9 p.m. Learn the background of Henna art, how to roll cones and basic shapes then how to put it all together. Tickets $40. Register here.

The Lodge, 50 Lodge Road, Pascoag, Zumbathon Fundraiser, 6:30-8 p.m. Proceeds to benefit a gymnast’s trip to compete in N.C.

Heritage Hall, 101 Green Street, North Smithfield, Mushroom Hunting & Cooking lecture, 7 p.m. Join author and naturalist, Ryan Bouchard, to examine the science and history of mushroom foraging, including the ecological role, unique uses, and nutritional benefits of wild fungi.

Lindy’s Tavern, 98 School St., North Smithfield, Sweetner, 7 p.m.

Kent Field Pavilion, 1111 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, Hocus Pocus Movie Night, 7-9 p.m. Kettle corn & cider donuts available

Rhode Island PBS, Channel 36, Episode 5 (season finale) of Slatersville America’s First Mill Village, 8 p.m. 

Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pik e, Chepachet, Ghost Cat Radio, 8 p.m.

Uncle Ronnie’s Red Tavern, 2692 Victory Highway, Nasonville, The Sharing Room, 8 p.m.

Dev’s Cafe, 341 Chapel St. Harrisville, Friday Meat Raffle, 8 p.m.

Hill’s Tavern & Grill, 417 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Karaoke with DJ Serge, 8 p.m.

Pascoag Cafe, 150 Main St. Pascoag, DJ Don, 9 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 15

Bridgeton School, 16 Laurel Hill Avenue, Pascoag, Burrillville Historical & Preservation Society’s Halloween Bazaar, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Halloween penny social, spooky baked goods, indoor yard sale, and book sale.  Information on Burrillville cemeteries will also be available.  Donations are welcome.

North Smithfield Public Library, 20 Main St., North Smithfield (meeting spot) Slatersville Walkabout, 10 a.m. Learn about the evolution of Slatersville while walking through the historic district with walk ending at Slatersville Cemetery.

Chepachet Village, Glocester, Glocester Scarecrow Festival, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Live music, more than 100 scarecrows, marketplace, food vendors, family events

Art Box Studio, 180 Tinkham Lane, Harrisville, Recycled pumpkin crafts, 1-2 p.m. $15 per person. Call (401) 568-5000 or register online at www.artboxstudiori.com

Hill’s Tavern & Grill, 417 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Countryfest, 2-11 p.m. Featuring Rivers North, Back Rhodes, Kevin Herchen & Backyard Swagger. $5 cover

Spritzer’s Bar, 63 Grove St., Pascoag, John Larson Memorial Beer & Dynamite Fundraiser, 2-8 p.m. To benefit Burrillville Gridiron

Toti’s Tavern, 8 Callahan School St., Harrisville, Game Day, 2 p.m. Card Against Humanity & more

Haunted Gallows, 505 East Ironstone Road, Burrillville, Haunted trail walks, 6-10 p.m. Halloween attraction features family-friendly pumpkin patch & spooky trail walk for teens and adults. Dinolicious food truck & other vendors on site. Trail tickets $20

Lindy’s Tavern, 98 School St., North Smithfield, Radio Badlands, 7 p.m.

Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, Stone County, 8 p.m

Uncle Ronnie’s Red Tavern, 2692 Victory Highway, Nasonville, Music Bingo, 8 p.m.

Pascoag Cafe, 150 Main St. Pascoag, Karaoke, 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

Goodwin Bros. Farm Stand will continue offering free hayrides this Sunday

Sunday, Oct. 16

Wallum Lake Rod & Gun Club, 200 Brook Road, Harrisville, Guns & Coffee, 9 a.m.-noon Open to the public. A free hot breakfast and Black Rifle coffee will be served.

The Beef Barn, 200 Industrial Drive, North Smithfield, Outdoor Yoga class with Debby Reddy, 9 a.m. Participants are asked to bring $10 and their own mat.

Goodwin Bros. Farm Stand, 458 Greenville Road, North Smithfield, Hayrides & Oatmeil Cafe food truck on site, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Toti’s Tavern, 8 Callahan School St., Harrisville, Horseshoes pickup game, Noon

Mulberry Vineyards, 95 Pound Road, Chepachet, Jessy Desorcy & Mike Sullivan, 1-4 p.m.

Lindy’s Tavern, 98 School St., North Smithfield, Don Colt’s open mic, 1 p.m.

Uncle Ronnie’s Red Tavern, 2692 Victory Highway, Nasonville, Football party, 1 p.m. Prizes when the Pats score a touchdown

Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, Roadhouse Blues Jam, 3 p.m.

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