Norman Bird Sanctuary will host the 42nd Annual Harvest Fair on Saturday, October 1st and Sunday, October 2nd.

The event will be held at Norman Bird Sanctuary, located at 583 Third Beach Road in Middletown, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.

An autumn ritual for generations of families, this beloved old-fashioned fair offers something for everyone. The “Mabel Express” Barrel Train, Monkey Bridge, Mud Pit, Midway games and Children’s crafts tent invite kids of all ages to join in the fun. Talented crafters and artisans sell their beautifully created items, enticing fair-goers to get a jump on holiday shopping.

Local food and beer vendors offer an array of appetizing selections, while an impressive line-up of musicians round out the festive atmosphere. Let this be the year that you create fond family memories of your own by putting October 1st & 2nd on your calendar! Bring cash for game tickets! Individual tickets at the gate $6/Adults, $3/Children (3-12), Free/Under 3 years old.

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The Norman Bird Sanctuary is a not-profit organization dedicated to the protection and stewardship of 325-acres of diverse habitat in Middletown, RI—the largest contiguous open space on Aquidneck Island.  More than 20,000 people, from all walks of life, visit Norman Bird Sanctuary each year to enjoy seven miles of trails and learn about the natural world through public education programs, school programs and field trips, and camps for children.  The organization was founded in 1949.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).