Explore Essex

Explore Essex Community Day Now Indoors

Community Day

WHEN: October 7, 2023
TIME: 10am to 4pm
WHERE: Events are now taking place INDOORS at the ESSEX MIDDLE SCHOOL due to forecasted rain. Food trucks will still be on site with tents and dining is now inside. 

See the Community Day event schedule

Event Schedule

Passport Stops

Sign up for a business booth

Explore Essex - the town that has a little bit of everything. From local farms, forests, and recreational amenities to amazing restaurants, shopping, and entertainment, Essex has an appealing interface between town and country. Enjoy all that the fall season brings our way with a perfect balance between homestyle comfort, outdoor fun, and artful and creative inspirations and music. Essex is where it all comes together!


Passport Week (September 30 to October 7)

Festival goers will appreciate a week-long passport event as they explore the many parks, businesses, and historical spots in Essex. Businesses, stores, and restaurants will hold up pop-events, demonstrations, provide samples, and advertise specials during the week. Nonprofit organizations may hold fundraisers and special engagements to promote their work in Essex and become an official "passport stop".

Community Day (October 7)

The week will be topped off with a day of community-focused events held at Foster Road Park. For rain, events will be held indoors at the Essex Middle School. There will be live musical performances, Alyx the Magician, horse-drawn hayrides, a Kids Carnival with bounce houses and miniature golf, a farmer's market including food trucks and craft booths, photo and baking contests, and drawings for the Giveaway Exploraganza!