Fall Events

September / October / November


DOVER DAYS FAIR 

(held annually on the second Saturday of September)

This annual Dover tradition is back to kick off the fall season with our wonderful community, again!

Meet the owners of many local businesses and members of various Town organizations and several state representatives. Bring the whole family along and enjoy food, games and fun all together - the Dover Days Fair is enjoyable for all ages!

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 10, 2022

10:00am - 3:00pm

(rain date: Sunday 9/11 from 12 - 5pm)

FREE for general attendees! 


For detailed information about the 2022 Dover Days Fair, including map, vendor lists, parking & restroom information and where to find kids/family activites, please CLICK HERE! 

(or enter https://www.doverma.gov/587/Dover-Days-Fair-2022 directly into your browser)


2022 VENDOR RATES 

PLEASE NOTE: AFTER 1:00PM ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 12th, A LATE FEE OF $10 WILL BE APPLIED TO ALL RESERVATIONS. 

VENDOR REGISTRATION WILL END ONCE AVAILABLE SPACES HAVE BEEN FILLED  -OR-  AFTER 5:00PM ON WEDNESDAY AUGUST 31st, WHICHEVER OCCOURS FIRST, WITHOUT EXCEPTION! 

DOVER RESIDENT Vendors:

  • Booth Space ONLY (NO electricity)

    • June 1 - August 12:   $35/space
    • after August 12:   $45/space
  • Booth Space WITH ELECTRICITY (provided via access to a GAS-POWERED GENERATOR) 

    • June 1 - August 12:   $60/space with generator  then  $35/any additional space
    • after August 12:   $70/space with generator  then   $45/any additional space 

NON-RESIDENT Vendors:

  • Booth Space ONLY (NO electricity)

    • June 1 - August 12:   $45/space
    • after August 12:   $55/space
  • Booth Space WITH ELECTRICITY (provided via access to a GAS-POWERED GENERATOR) 

    • June 1 - August 12:   $70/space with generator  then  $45/any additional space
    • after August 12:   $80/space with generator  then   $55/any additional space 

                                                                           


Dover Days:

Dover-Sherborn High School Cross Country Team

DOVER DASH 5K & FUN RUN!

Held annually in conjunction with the Dover Days Fair, the Dover Dash 5K & Fun Run are fully organized and managed by the students and coaches of the Dover-Sherborn High School Cross-Country Team. 

Run to help support youth running programs in a fun and family-friendly atmosphere - then enjoy the Dover Days Fair after your race!

Both races will begin and end in front of the Dover American Legion. CLICK HERE to view an image the Dover Dash 5K course or copy http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1265569801 directly into your browser

*Walkers and baby strollers are both welcome in the 5K event.* 

Race / Ages / Start Times:

  • FUN RUN       ages 3 - 9 years old           10:00am start
  • 5K                    ages 8+                               10:30am start

CLICK HERE to register for the 2022 Dover Dash

or copy https://doverdash.racewire.com directly into your browser



VIRTUAL COSTUME CONTEST

Who is ready for our SPOOK-TACULAR annual costume contest?!?

FREE TO ENTER

PLUS every entry receives a FREE Halloween Gift!


1st, 2nd & 3rd place will be awarded in each of the following five categories:

  • BABY'S / TODDLER'S & PRESCHOOLERS

  • KINDERGARTEN  -  2nd GRADERS

  • 3rd - 5th GRADERS

  • 6th - 8th GRADERS

  • FAMILIES / GROUPS

 

Submit your costume photos to: NDICICCO@DOVERMA.GOV anytime between SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1st to SATURDAY OCTOBER 29th!

*Please send images in JPEG or PNG format*

ALL WINNERS will be posted @DOVERRECMA on HALLOWEEN DAY, MONDAY OCTOBER 31st!




3rd annual

PUMPKIN DECORATING PARTY!

Dover residents are invited to join us for an afternoon of costumes, music and pumpkin decorating on the Dover Town Common!

DJ Jimmy's Halloween-themed playlist will fill the air with *fun* as costumed children decorate their own pumpkins, participate in musical contests (with silly prizes!) AND collect goodie-bags filled with Halloween treats and cool DoverRec surprises!

SATURDAY OCTOBER 29, 2022


Open to ALL AGES! 

(adult supervision required)

1:00 - 2:15pm on the DOVER TOWN COMMON


COST:  $6/child (includes 1 pumpkin)

 or    $24/family maximum

PLEASE NOTE: space is limited and advance registration is REQUIRED!

REGISTRATION WILL END ONCE AVAILABLE SPACES HAVE BEEN FILLED or WHEN THE DOVERREC OFFICE CLOSES ON FRIDAY, 10/21 - WITHOUT EXCEPTION!

*NO REFUNDS or CREDITS ISSUED FOR 'NO-SHOWS'* 



2nd annual

FLAG FOOTBALL TURKEY BOWL!

Join DoverRec and Coach Pete in our second annual Thanksgiving Flag Football games to celebrate Thanksgiving and DSHS Athletics as they prepare to face-off against epic rival, Medfield in their annual Thanksgiving Day football game!

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2022

TIME T.B.D.

This event will be held rain or shine.

COST: T.B.D.


P&R staff will pick up all players directly from school following the early release. We will first walk all together down to Chickering Fields and eat lunch as a group, then will begin the series of flag football games!

*NO REFUNDS or CREDITS ISSUED FOR 'NO-SHOWS'*