Autumn Fest is a Woonsocket tradition which is celebrated every October. At the festival, live bands play old tunes from the 1970’s and 1980’s and carnival rides are open to those who enjoy them. There are also hundreds of booths dedicated to the sale of arts and crafts amongst other novelties. However, the number one visited attraction of Autumn Fest is the “Beer Tent.” Thousands of inner city drunkards consume as much alcohol as possible while this attraction is available. This usually leads to violence and drunk driving accidents, but who places value on that? Right?
On the second day of Autumn Fest, fireworks can be viewed from the beach section of Social Park. This display of fireworks brings forth a massive collaboration of gang like activity and even gang violence. Marijuana is blatantly smoked while alcohol is smuggled into the festivities as well by countless teenagers. With such a diverse crowd of drunken teenagers, this almost always leads to some sort of altercation.
Overall, Autumn Fest is a fun place to kill and hour or two but only if it’s early in the day. You do not want to bring your children around this atmosphere after dark. If you’re visiting Rhode island I’d definitely at least check it out though. The northern section of Rhode Island doesn’t have much to offer, but you may enjoy Autumn Fest under certain stipulations.