Boston on Budget here with your weekly guide of cheap, fun things to do this week in and near Boston. Know of anything else going on this weekend? Leave a comment and let us know!

A few things to do in Boston this week include Hayrides at Tangerini’s Farm, Hocus Pocus at Harpoon Brewery, Outdoor Movie: Beetlejuice, Virtual Flannel Fest, Visit the Union Square Farmer’s Market and Go Leaf Peepin.


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Virtual Flannel Fest

What: Fall activities galore! The Landing has free classes, activities like pumpkin painting and giveaways this weekend.

Where: Online Event

When: Saturday, October 24th from 9AM – 7PM

How Much: The virtual HIIT fitness class is free, brunch with the bagel table is $11 and a seasonal wreath-making class is $60


Visit the Union Square Farmer’s Market

What: Pick up your fresh veggies for the week here at the Union Square Farmer’s Market. You’re also able to pre-order ahead here on their website.

Where: Union Square Plaza, 70 Union Sq, Somerville, MA 02143

When: Every Saturday until November 1st, 9AM – 1PM

How Much: Pay as you go


Go Leaf Peepin’

What: It’s a peak weekend for fall foliage and wow does it look gorgeous out there! Check out our guide to experiencing New England fall foliage at these top spots.

Where: Various spots in the city, like the Emerald Necklace and the Boston Public Garden feature the best spots

When: Any time

How Much: Free


Hocus Pocus at Harpoon Brewery

What: A Halloween cult classic will be screened at Harpoon Brewery! Tickets include a beer token, pretzel, popcorn and Halloween candy for the table. Normal COVID restrictions apply when visiting the Harpoon Beer Hall.

Where: Harpoon Brewery

When: Sunday, October 25 from 12 PM EDT – 3 PM EDT

How Much: Tickets are $25 a person


Outdoor Movie: Beetlejuice

What: Purchase a ticket online ahead of time and experience a nostalgic night at the drive-in with some of your favorite spooky Halloween flicks. This weekend? The classic Beetlejuice will be played.

Where: Suffolk Downs, 525 William F McClellan Highway, Boston, MA 02128

When: Friday, October 23 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

How Much: $30 per car – each ticket includes a special trick-or-treat box with all your favorite fall treats


Hayrides at Tangerini’s Farm

What: Enjoy a beautiful 20ish minute scenic hay ride around Tangerini’s Farm, ending with picking out a sugar pumpkin from the pumpkin field. There is a maximum of four people per group, to ensure social distancing on the hay wagon.

Where: 139 Spring St Millis, MA 02054

When: Saturdays from 9AM – 3PM

How Much: $8/per person


Know of any other things to do in Boston this weekend? Share them by commenting below.