Slater Park and Looff Carousel

Slater Park has a bit of everything, from a small petting zoo to paddle boats to walking trail to a playground the kids will like. But the highlight of the park is undoubtedly the Looff Carousel, built by craftsman Charles I.D. Looff in 1895, that has resided at the park since 1910.

The Big E

West Springfield, Massachusetts
413 737 2443

County fairs are everywhere, but there’s only one Big E.

 

The Brooklyn Fair

Brooklyn, Connecticut

The Brooklyn Fair, which began in 1809, and occurs every year in late August, claims to be the oldest continuously active agricultural fair in the United States. Despite its age, it’s not at all stodgy.

 

The Granite Theater

Westerly, Rhode Island
401-596-2341

Westerly is one of Southern New England’s most charming towns, so it figures the resident theater would be no less charming. And the Granite Theatre – located in handsomely restored Greek Revival Church from 1843 – is just that.

Waterfire

Providence, Rhode Island

In 1994, Barnaby Evans realized a unique artistic vision – to light bonfires on the three rivers of downtown Providence, creating a powerful work of art and a symbol of Providence’s Renaissance.