Newport RI Events

October 2009

Newport RI Events going on in October:

Newport’s Architecture Lecture with James Yarnall, Ph.D.

Date: October 1 - 5:30pm
Location: Colony House
Address: Washington Square

Dr. Yarnall, an art and architectural history professor at Salve Regina University, will deliver a lecture and book signing at the historic Colony House (seen in the film Amistad) on Washington Square.

Newport Colony House

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Taste of Rhode Island

Date: October 3-4
Location: Newport Yachting Center
Address: 4 Commercial Wharf

If you love to eat (who doesn't?), then bring your appetite with you to the 21st Annual Stop & Shop Taste of Rhode Island.

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Sample food from some of the best Newport Rhode Island restaurants, and restaurants from all over the Ocean State.

Live entertainment and children's activities as well.

Mrs. Astor's Salon - Concert

Date: October 4
Location: Astors' Beechwood Mansion
Address: 580 Bellevue Avenue

Come enjoy Baritone Louis Seymour and Soprano Anne Kristofferson performing in "The Mrs. Astor's" Salon.

Have a cocktail and enjoy the view from the terrace

astors beechwood

Lecture: Ocean Drive Revisited--A Re-Evaluation of its National Importance

Date: October 7
Location: Rosecliff mansion
Address: 584 Bellevue Avenue

Learn the history of the breathtaking Ocean Drive, perhaps the most beautiful 10-mile drive in the world (it has my vote!).

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17th Annual International Oktoberfest

Date: October 10-12
Location: Newport Yachting Center
Address: 4 Commercial Wharf

Come take part in this German festival featuring many varieties of beer, food and entertainment! Beginning at 11am Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

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Columbus Day Clambake

Date: October 12
Location: Newport Vineyards
Address: 909 East Main Road - Middletown

Come enjoy the following at this traditional old fashioned clambake, from 2-5pm:

  • Steamed Clams
  • Mussels
  • Corn on the Cob
  • Chourico
  • Barbecued Chicken
  • Lobster

7th Annual Ballard Park Pumpkin Tour

Date: October 17
Location: Ballard Park
Address: Hazard and Wickham Road (across from Rogers High School)

Enjoy the trails of Ballard Park which will be lined with more than 1,000 jack-o-lanterns carved by local students, artists and the general public.

Ballard Park Nature Preserve

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Bowen's Wharf Seafood Festival

Date: October 17-18
Location: Bowen's Wharf
Address: Off of America's Cup Avenue

Who's hungry? Come sample dishes from the best Newport waterfront restaurants. Live music, kids activities and free admission.


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5th Annual Fortress of Nightmares

Date: October 23-25
Location: Fort Adams
Address: Fort Adams State Park

Make your way through spooky areas of the Fort not usually seen on regular tours, and you will hear eerie, bizarre and macabre tales of the Fort’s long history and legends from the resident “spirits” themselves.

$10 per person

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8th Annual Fort Adams in the Fall Car Festival

Date: October 25 - 9am-3pm
Location: Fort Adams - North Lawn
Address: Fort Adams State Park

Spend the day at historic Fort Adams, where you'll enjoy the sights of hundreds of cars, trucks and vans.

Fort Adams - North Lawn

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In addition to seeing the usual attractions like the Newport mansions, Newport Cliff Walk and Ocean Drive, there are plenty of other reasons to visit Newport Rhode Island every month.

Put one of these great Newport RI events on your calendar today!

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