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Indian Summer

INDIAN SUMMER


Ritch's Farm Stand
Once a Wellfleet landmark for many generations

The goldenrod is yellow, the leaves are turning brown,
The trees in apple orchards with fruit are bending down.
The breezes lap our waters, still warm from summer's smile;
The beaches stretch untrodden, mile after sandy mile.
Among the little inlets float boats, now moored at rest.
This pause in life is tranquil, old Cape Cod at its best.
By all these lovely tokens, September's finally here
With summer's best of weather and autumn's best of cheer.

Adapted from "September" by Helen Hunt Jackson from Songs of the Treetop and Meadow, pub. 1898

Indian Summer, our unique time! Until the waters surrounding us cool, we enjoy warm fall days with a hazy glow of sunshine
that's more oblique...not overhead and hot. It's a wonderful time. Most rates are 2/3 to 3/4 of in-season prices (or less). Most stores and restaurants are still open, and the specialty shops are having clearance sales. Nature beckons with changes every day,
from the slightly more subdued brilliance of our fall leaves to the visits of migratory birds on the wing. It's perfect for all those
outdoor activities you've been waiting to try, from riding the Rail Trail its whole length, through thickets, meadows, and moors,
to grave rubbing in the 'ancient' cemeteries or painting the Cape in her many moods and costumes. Come see us! Rent a
week; at our lower rates, you can't afford not to visit the Outer Cape!

Off season dates for our September vacancies are listed on the Vacancies page. Call or email for information about which cottages
remain open later in the fall.

AUTUMN EVENTS:
Our beaches are still waiting during the early fall before the water cools, but leave some time for the many special autumn celebrations that are held on the Cape after the summer is over. Farm stands take on a special aura during the harvest season. Many have locally made jellies and baked goods.

FAIRS, FESTIVALS, AND EVENTS from the tip to the top of the the Outer Cape:
Provincetown
Schooner Regatta & Yacht Race Many events free
September 5 - 8, 2016
Provincetown Schooner Race

Tennessee Williams Theater Festival
September 22-25, 2016
Tennessee Williams Festival

Truro
Agricultural Fair FREE Agriculture, aquaculture, fishing and farming
September 4, 2016 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

"Truro Treasures" Weekend Many events free
September 16 - 18, 2016
Truro Treasures

Wellfleet:
Oysterfest
Saturday and Sunday, October 15 & 16, 2016
Wellfleet Oysterfest

Eastham:
Eastham's Windmill Weekend Festival Many events free
September 9 - 11, 2016
Windmill Weekend

Not the Outer Cape, but worth a visit:
Orleans
:
ClamBQ! The Orleans Food & Music Festival
October 1, 2016
ClamBQ!

Harwich:
Beach Day
September 10, 2016, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Beach Day

Cranberry Arts & Music Festival
September 17 & 18
Festival

Yarmouth:
Yarmouth Seaside Festival
October 8-10, 2016, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat. & Sun., fireworks 8 p.m. Sunday, morning events on Monday.
Yarmouth Seaside Festival

Sandwich
:
Bird Carvers & Wildlife Arts Show and Sale Admission fee: $5
Thornton Burgess Green Briar Center, Sandwich
September 10 and 11, 2016, 10 am - 4 pm
Green Briar Nature Center

Falmouth:
Cape Cod ScallopFest
September 23, 24 and 25, 2016, Fri. and Sat, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
ScallopFest

FAVORITE FARM STANDS AND FARMERS' MARKETS:

Nauset Farms

Orleans Farmers Market








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