Cape Cod might be best known for a summer vacation destination, but the fun doesn’t stop after Labor Day. Many locals will tell you that their favorite season on the Cape is the fall: The crowds and the traffic are gone, but there are still plenty of events on the schedule.
We love spending time on the Cape when the temperatures cool down and the leaves begin to turn, and we wanted to share our favorite things to do in the fall on Cape Cod with you.
- SIP LOCAL BREWS
If you’re a beer-lover, swing by the 7th Annual Cape Cod Brew Fest held at the fairgrounds in Falmouth. More than 60 breweries attend the event and you can sample 200+ styles of beer!
- TRY WELLFLEET’S FAMOUS OYSTERS
One of our favorite things to do on Cape Cod in the fall is head up to Wellfleet for Oysterfest. The two-day festival held October 13-14 attracts visitors and locals alike and is filled with goods from local retailers, restaurants, and breweries and local musicians perform throughout the weekend. There’s even an oyster shucking contest where competitors face off to see who can shuck two dozen oysters the fastest.
- SIGN UP FOR A ROAD RACE
If you’re an avid runner looking for a new course to try out, look into Cape Cod Marathon Weekend, held October 27-28 this year. Run along a beautiful course that winds all through Falmouth.
- ENJOY NATURE
The average high temperature on Cape Cod is 70 degrees in September and 59 degrees in October, meaning there is still plenty of time to spend time outdoors exploring the Cape’s beaches and hiking trails. And, an added bonus is that many beaches finally allow dogs starting after Labor Day or October 1, meaning your four-legged friend can join too!
- GO EXPLORE
Now that the roads aren’t clogged with cars, it’s the perfect time to go explore a new town. Some of our favorite autumn destinations are Provincetown and the coastal town of Chatham.