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Fall Falladays Festival

Wed, Oct 12  |  4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Happy Fall Y'all.

Spice up your fall days and join us for annual Fall Falladays Festival on Wednesday, October 12th from 4-8pm!
This is a cant-miss evening of fall festivities that will kick off a month of pumpkins & gourds & hay bales (oh my!).

During the Fall Falladays Festival enjoy live music, festive games, harvest treats, and complimentary family photos with an unbe-leaf-able BRAND NEW surprise backdrop. For those who are 21+, beer and wine will be available for purchase.

Entrance is FREE, however we are encouraging donations all month long to the Watertown Community Foundation. To make a donation, please click here.

NOTE: This event is first come, first serve. There is limited space available in the event at one time.
We cannot guarantee re-entry into the event area if we are at max capacity.

For those who are interested in the complimentary family-photos, you will need to sign-up via Eventbrite. All photos will be sent to the email included in this sign-up link.

Event Details (please forgive us, we are clearly pun-kings!):

The Fun:
-Games! Have you ever played pumpkin bowling? Well, check this off your To-Boo-List! Rest assured; we've got all the Fall fun games & activities ready.

-Family Photos! Picture your family in front of a very festive Fall backdrop and well, we'll photograph it! Our professional photographer will take complimentary photos on a first-come, first serve basis and will be emailed to you a few days after the event.

-A-maize-ing! The magic of Ryan Lally is truly amazing - catch him throughout the event performing for all ages!

-A Fall-themed Takeover! Our River Green will transform into the Fall Decor Wonderland of your dreams. All the pumpkins, and hay bales, and corn stalks your eyeballs can handle. Hay there, we can't forget the fire pits - coming out for this night only! So cozy up & hang out.

The Live Music:
-You really autumn know that we have an amazing band lined up for you, The Soul Monstah's!
The Soul Monstah's are a group of talented Berklee College alums that excel at a variety of music including Top 40, Pop, RbB, Rock, Motown, Soul, Reggae and Hip-hop.

The Food & Drink:
-We encourage you to bring takeout from any Arsenal Yards restaurant into the event to enjoy at our picnic tables. Think: a Harvest Bowl from sweetgreen, a caramel delight ice cream from Ben & Jerry's and so many more. Please remember we cannot guarantee re-admittance into the event if we are at capacity.

At the event we will have a few complimentary fall treats available. This are first come, first serve.

-Yes, we will have boo-ze at the event including some fall beer and wine favs. We welcome you to sip back and feel all the fall feels.

The Beneficiary:
About Watertown Community FoundationEstablished in 2003, Watertown Community Foundation (WCF) is a 501 (c)(3) public foundation that works to develop and strengthen community in Watertown, Massachusetts in the short and long term. WCF raises funds from individuals, families, foundations, and businesses, awards grants to non-profit organizations and community projects serving Watertown, and builds networks of donors, grantees, program participants, and volunteers to best serve the community. 

WCF and its grantees work to advance education and health initiatives, support the most vulnerable, protect the environment, encourage creativity and the arts, and foster community engagement and leadership. 

WCF serves Watertown by focusing on the broad needs of the community. We focus on services and programs that provide support for infants, preschoolers, and their families, and for community members of all ages. We support programs that focus on arts, culture, and the environment. We also work on an ongoing basis to respond to immediate needs as they arise throughout the year. 

The Small Print:

-  Due to capacity limits, this event will be first come, first serve. Please come to the Arsenal Yards tent upon arrival.
-For those who are 21+ and wish to purchase a beverage, you must provide a valid ID to receive a 21+ verification, no exceptions. The bar reserves the right to re-ID a guest at any time.
-This event is weather dependent and we reserve the right to cancel or reschedule in the case of inclement weather.
-This event will be photographed and by attending you agree to being in photos that may be used for Arsenal Yards website and other promotions.
-While we love pups, dogs are not allowed in River Green during this event.

Can't make it on the 12th? No problem, we're keeping the festivities going all month long!

For the remainder of the month, come experience the River Green for all the fall feels! From October 12th - October 31st we're making Fall a daily holiday. Grab your favorite AY takeout and spice up your fall days on the River Green.

Schedule of Special Events:

Friday, October 14th:
Harvest Market with Roche Bros.
plus live music, themed entertainment & more!
4:00 - 6:00PM

Friday, October 21st:
Harvest Market with Roche Bros.
plus live music, themed entertainment & more!
4:00 - 6:00PM

Wednesday, October 26th:
Watertown's Got Talent!
benefiting the Watertown Community Foundation
5:30 - 7:30PM

Friday, October 28th:
Harvest Market with Roche Bros.
plus live music, themed entertainment & more!
4:00 - 6:00PM

Friday, October 28th - Monday, October 31st
Pumpkin Carving Contest
vote for your favorites!

Plus, all month long guess how much the GIANT pumpkin weighs for your chance to win a $500-value prize! Simply scan the QR code next to to the pumpkin to make your best guess.
And as always - don't forget to share your photos with us on Instagram @ArsenalYards we can't wait to see the gourd-ous pics!

See our Events Calendar here, for all the upcoming details.

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Arsenal Yards is approximately a 10-minute drive from Harvard Square and approximately a 15-minute drive from Copley Square. Other areas will find it easily accessible from the Mass Pike or Fresh Pond Parkway, among many routes available to Watertown’s East End. Once on site, ample free parking is available. Traveling via public transportation? MBTA bus route 70 stops right on site and can be picked up at the Central Square Red Line T stop.