Here are some things to do in and around Barrington this Columbus Day weekend, Oct. 11-14.
Start your weekend on Friday afternoon at Atria Bay Spring Village, 147 Bay Spring Ave. The assisted living facility is bringing Munich to Barrington in a celebration of Oktoberfest starting at 3:30 pm. You can enjoy a selection of seasonal beers and Bavarian fare with music by accordionist Marcus Ferrelli. You might even want to don your lederhosen (leather breeches). Contact Justin Payne at 401-246-2500 if you plan on celebrating with them.
The Barrington Farmers Market continues on Saturday from 9 am to noon at Barrington Congregational Church on County Road. Vendors will offer seasonal produce, breads, pastries, meats and other home-grown goods until the final Saturday this month.
Pumpkin Junction also continues on the front lawn of St. John’s Episcopal Church on County Road across the street from the Barrington Shopping Plaza. Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes are available for purchase for as little as 50 cents to as much as $30. The 7th annual event is a fundraiser for the church. It continues through the end of this month.
The annual Columbus Day Festival on Federal Hill in Providence runs on Saturday from 10 am -11 pm, Sunday from 11 am – 11 pm and Monday from 11 am – 8 pm. Opening ceremonies are Saturday at noon. A highlight of the festival, of course, is always the annual parade on Federal Hill. It runs on Sunday at 11 am.
Then, of course, there is the 47th annual Scituate Art Festival, which takes place every year during the Columbus Day weekend on the Village Green in North Scituate. You can see more than 200 arts and craft exhibitors and antiques dealers, eat regional and ethnic foods, and enjoy musical entertainment. Admission is free. Hours are Saturday and Sunday from 10 am until 5 pm and Monday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
St. Luke’s School, 10 Waldron Ave., hosts its annual Fall Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, Oct. 13, from 7:30 am to 1 pm. Feast on pancakes, sausage, muffins, coffee and juice to help support the 2014 St. Luke's Jamaica Missionaries. A donation of any size will help defray the cost of their Mission Trip in February. Consider helping fill St. Angela's Food Pantry at the same time by donating a non-perishable food item.