Cape Cod in the Fall: The Definition of Beauty

Cape Cod in the FallThere is no greater breathtaking sight than Cape Cod in the fall! As the leaves change to the vibrate colors of red and orange, Cape Cod is the definition of beauty. When you are deciding where to spend your vacation this fall, think about the beautiful countryside and all the exciting festivities of the Cape. There is no better way to experience and celebrate the changing of seasons than at Chatham Gables Inn. On the peninsula, we know how to celebrate the colorful season. Here are a few things to do on Cape Cod in the fall.

36th Annual Yarmouth Seaside Festival

Founded in 1978 by South Yarmouth resident, Jan Butler, the Yarmouth Seaside Festival is held annually on Columbus Day weekend. Now a grand event, Yarmouth Seaside Festival boasts a craft fair of more than 125 crafters from all over the country, a grand parade, live musical entertainment, fun filled children’s events, kayak and canoe race, 5K road race, greased pole contests, pie-eating contests, a colorful fireworks display, and more! Celebrate the season October 11th through the 13th with the lovely people of Yarmouth, Cape Cod in the fall.

Wellfleet Oyster Fest

Do you enjoy scrumptious cuisine, live music, arts and crafts, or shucking contest? Well then, the Wellfest Oyster Fest is just what you are looking for! Taking place the weekend after Columbus Day, the 14th Annual Wellfleet OysterFest will be held in the charming town of Wellfleet, Cape Cod. This two-day family festival celebrates the town’s famous oysters, clams and shell fishing traditions. With local cuisine, arts and crafts, cooking demonstrations, children’s activities, walking tours, live music, a road race, and the annual Oyster Shuck-Off competition, there is something for everyone! The Wellfest Oyster Fest is one for the best events on Cape Cod in the fall!

37th Annual Cape Cod Marathon Weekend

The 37th Annual Cape Cod Marathon is a one-loop course that begins and ends at the Village Green in Falmouth. While the first part is easy, the latter is a test of your endurance. Delight over the season’s colors while you enjoy a run through the quaint town of Falmouth and the surrounding areas! If a marathon is a little too daring for you, try the half marathon. Start training today for the 37th Annual Cape Cod Marathon Weekend this October 25th through 26th.


Chatham Gables Inn is the perfect place to which to return and unwind after you experience a full day of all the events offered on Cape Cod in the fall. Our elegant and comfortable guest rooms provide a quiet and calm environment so you can refresh and recharge. And our luxurious spa-inspired amenities like ZENTS Aromatherapy toiletries, Turkish towels, Matouk & Comphy Co. linens and plush robes will aid in your relaxation. Enjoy the changing of colors from the comfort of your room. When you book your stay at our Cape Cod bed and breakfast, your visit to the area will be enhanced by our excellent accommodations and the attention of our staff. We can’t wait to see you this fall!


Photo courtesy Liz West.