Fantastic Cape Events This Fall

3 Fantastic Cape Events this Fall in Falmouth, Cape Cod.

3 Fantastic Cape Events This Fall

Festivals, fine music, and frights for everyone.

3 Fantastic Cape Events this Fall in Falmouth, Cape Cod.
3 Fantastic Cape Events this Fall in Falmouth, Cape Cod.

Scallop Fest 2015, September 18, 19, 20, 2015

Scallops by the sea, Cape Cod
Scallops by the bay.

50,000+ Patrons over 3 fun-filled days! Famous Fried Scallop & Herb Roasted Chicken Dinners, a Food Court – Beer & Wine, Chowder, Lobster Rolls, Raw Bar, Hotdogs, Burgers, Salads, Wraps, Fried Dough, a Juried Arts & Craft Show, Fantastic Entertainment, an Inflatable Ride Park & Obstacle Course, and more. Held at the Cape Cod Fairgrounds, just 15 minutes from the Palmer House Inn.

JazzFest Falmouth, September 26 – October 4

JazzFest Falmouth
JazzFest Falmouth

Our second fantastic Cape event this Fall is wonderful, JazzFest Falmouth, an eight-day celebration of a uniquely American art form presented by ArtsFalmouth. There will be lectures, recitals, concerts, a Jazz Stroll, a Jam Session, and a jazz brunch. 

We will have cranberry oatmeal cookies and cider as afternoon refreshments. By the way, the Friday evening entertainment starts at the Queen’s Buyway shops with entertainment in the shops. Then they stroll past the Palmer House to the Museums on the Green where there will be more entertainment, then down to Main Street for an evening where the shops stay open late with entertainment.

Falmouth Village of Scarecrows, October 2015

Each fall for the last few years, one by one the scarecrows begin appearing throughout Falmouth Village, MA.  See if you can find all them all. We’re also looking forward to Falmouth’s annual Halloween festivities: the Trick or Treat Stroll, A Visit with the Night Watchman at the Museums on the Green, and Halloween Spooktacular at Highfield Hall.

Falmouth Village of Scarecrows, Palmer House
Falmouth Village of Scarecrows, Palmer House


Cape Cod's Stowe Room, A
Harriet Beecher Stowe room
Cape Cod's Roosevelt Room, B
Cape Cod’s Roosevelt Room, B

While all of the bedchambers at the Palmer House have their own charm suitable for relaxation after the most wonderful day of adventures sampling the fantastic Cape events this Fall, we recommend the Harriet Beecher Stowe room, the Theodore Roosevelt room or the Emily Dickinson room. These rooms feature comfortable king beds, fireplaces, jacuzzi-style tubs for a relaxing stay before and after your day.

Bed and Breakfast Reviews, January 2015

Cape Cod Bed and Breakfast Rose

January 1, 2015

Started off the New Year right. We were married. Here! Every moment was so romantic. How could we not love this place? Bill and Pat are wonderful people. Our stay and every one to come is beautiful.

-Drey and Mary

January 3, 2015

We had a wonderful mini-vacation at your lovely Inn. The room was comfortable and we appreciated all the interesting decorative touches. Breakfast was delicious! Thank you for your gracious hospitality, we will be back again!

-Sharon and Mark

January 13.2015

Just what we needed  – a wonderful place to restore and refresh. A great night’s sleep, great food, and a relaxing bath in my favorite Cape Cod town. Thank you for the great hospitality and conversation and breakfast. My (our) compliments to the cook too!

Warm regards,
Steve and Diane

January 16.2015

A perfectly lovely stay!

Thank you.
-Rosanna and Joel

January 7.2015

Dear Pat and Bill,

Thanks for making our winter get-away so warm and cozy, as well as comfortable. It was wonderful to be able to walk to so many restaurants and shops, and enjoy the holiday light on the commons just before they were taken down. And then be out in nature so quickly. Best wishes to you for a wonderful year.

-Lynne and Alan

January 24.2015

Dear Pat and Bill,

We enjoyed our stay at the Palmer House. Everything was lovely, truly a delightful place to spend a winter weekend!

– Martha & Henry

A Cape Cod Holiday Walk

Cape Cod holiday holly detail.

A Wonderful Cape Cod Holiday Holly Walk December 7th

Join us for a guided stroll through the Ashumset Holly Wildlife Sanctuary.

Bill and I have been members of the Massachusetts Audubon Society for eight years. We have truly enjoyed their publications, emails and visiting the sanctuaries throughout Cape Cod and eastern Massachusetts. We have found their information especially interesting during the spring and fall seasons when many species of birds fly over the Cape while on their migration.

Cape Cod Holiday Holly

Falmouth is fortunate to have the Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuary in East Falmouth on the Mashpee town line. On Saturday December 7th. from 1:00 – 2:30 pm, Sanctuary director Ivan Ives will conduct a “Holly Walk” to celebrate the season. The guided walk is free for Mass Audubon members and supporters of Long Pasture and the Mid and Upper Cape sanctuaries. However, guests are welcome to accompany me on the walk. Each person will receive a locally grown bough of holly to decorate your home.

Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuary has sixty-five varieties of holly trees that are planted throughout the Sanctuary.  While walking the trails with director Ives, you will hear the inside story of how the unique sanctuary came into existence.

The diversity of holly trees at Ashumet Holly is the legacy of Wilfred Wheeler who saved many American holly species from destruction on the Cape. His work spanned the years from 1930 – 1961. Wheeler was considered one of the most knowledgeable horticulturists on Cape Cod. Landscapers, gardeners, botanists, and horticulturists sought his advice for many years.

The walk with director will also feature a fascinating inside look at the Mass Audubon Society’s ground breaking work with wetlands restoration at Ashumet Holly Sanctuary.  In addition, you will learn about the “Eastern Spadefoot Toad Restoration Project”. This secretive and endearing native Cape Cod toad is an endangered species and you will learn about what Mass Audubon Society is doing to save it from extinction.

Cape Cod holiday holly detail.
Holly and berries.

If you would like to attend and are not members of the Mass Audubon Society but will be staying at the Palmer House Inn that weekend, please call so that we can take you with me on the walk as our guests. I will call ahead to reserve space for you. To make a reservation at the Palmer House Inn and to let us know to include you on the walk, please call the Inn at  508-548-1230 or email us at

For more info. about the walk :

Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuary
Ashumet Rd, Falmouth, MA 02536

Palmer House Holiday Holly Walk Event Details

Cape Cod's Stowe Room, A
Cape Cod’s Stowe Room, A

The sanctuary is located just 7 miles from the Palmer House. While all of our rooms have their own Cape Cod charm, we recommend the Harriet Beecher Stowe room, the Theodore Roosevelt room, or the Emily Dickinson room. All three rooms feature comfortable king beds, fireplaces, jacuzzi-style tubs and a relaxing stay before and after your adventures in Falmouth.