October has become one of best months to visit Cape Cod. The weather is pleasant, the air crisp and there are fewer crowds than the busy summer season. The vibrant red cranberry bogs are being harvested as Cape Codders adorn the landscape with pumpkins, gourds, and colorful mums.
Autumn rates are lower for lodging and rentals and there is still plenty of things to do. Visit a farmer's market, arts and craft fair or the well known annual Wellfleet Oyster Festival. Wellfleet's shellfishing history is deep rooted and its waters produce some the world's best oysters. This year the town celebrates their oyster bounty on October 15th & 16th. Wellfleet’s town center comes alive for this two-day family festival that brings together locals and visitors for a weekend of food, art, music, fun and games.
October is the perfect time of year to walk along the beach, enjoy a meal at one of the Cape's many restaurants, do some shopping in a charming Cape Cod town or stroll through the Mashpee Commons and discover its fine shops and restaurants. The beauty that surrounds Cape Cod in Autumn is magical and a wonderful time of year to explore the area and enjoy all its glory.