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Blackstone Valley is RI’s Apple Valley



Smithfield is known as the "Apple Valley" of Rhode Island, and it is no wonder with the many orchards to choose from for some great apple picking. Apple picking season is off to a good start, even with the drought, many of the orchards offering...

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Pirates On The Blackstone | Set Sail For Adventure!



Have you heard of the RI Walks Challenge?

Are you ready to become a pirate? Weekends now through - October 30, 2022 expect excitement, surprises and shanty singing aboard The Explorer.


This 45-minute experience along the Blackstone River includes a 20-minute journey on the water that is great for children of all ages and includes a FREE GIFT! And of course there are fun activities and photo opportunities on shore before your trip. Come fully dressed as a pirate to increase the fun!






·     Friday, September 23 @ 7 - 11 pm - Salsa Night, Roosevelt Avenue Bridge, Central Falls. MORE INFO


·     Saturday, September 24 @ 12 - 11 pm & Sunday, September 25 @ 12 - 5 pm: Oktoberfest- German American Cultural Society, Pawtucket MORE INFO


·     Saturday, September 24 @ 9:30 AM - 2:00 pm East Providence Area Chamber Touch-A-Truck, East Providence Chamber of Commerce MORE INFO

·     Saturday, September 24 @ 11 am - 4 pm - Great Road Day ,Three Centuries in Three Miles, Great Road Heritage Campus, Lincoln. MORE INFO


·     Saturday, September 24 @ 8 pm: North Sea Gas - Music from Scotland, Blackstone River Theatre, Cumberland MORE INFO.


·     Sunday, September 25 @ 9 - 11 am, Turner Reservoir Hike, Turner Reservoir, East Providence. MORE INFO


·     Wednesdays, September 28 through April 2023 @ 4 - 7 pm: Pawtucket Indoor Farmers Market, Hope Artiste Village, Pawtucket. MORE INFO


·     Thursday, September 29 Through Sunday, October 2: Ski Shop Plus Season Opening Sale, North Smithfield. MORE INFO


·     Friday, September 30 @ 8 pm: Chans Eggrolls and Jazz: Confounded Bridge- Chan's, Woonsocket MORE INFO








Blackstone Valley is preparing for the release of Hocus Pocus II on Disney Plus!


Filmed in Rhode Island last year, two sites in the Blackstone Valley figure prominently in the film! Chase Farm in Lincoln and Newman Church/Cemetery in East Providence.


Look for next week's blog post on for more details! Meanwhile pre-order your Hocus Pocus II watch party treats at Wright's Dairy and Bakery, Gingersnaps Bakery or Teddy's Candy Bar and More in East Providence!





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