Fall Events

September / October / November


DOVER DAYS FAIR 

(held annually on the second Saturday of September)

This annual Dover tradition is BACK for 2021, and will continue 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 11, 2021

10:00am - 3:00pm

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

FREE for general attendees! 

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILED 2021 FAIR INFORMATION

Please note: All Small Business and Local Organization vendor display spaces are now FULL.

                                                                           


*NEW* at Dover Days 2021...

FALL FAMILY MINI PHOTO SESSIONS!

Boston area photographer, Brandon Fitts will be at the Dover Days Fair this year, helping to capture beautiful images of your family to kick-off the fall season!

Each $65 mini photo session will be 15 minutes in length and includes 5-10 edited images.

All sessions available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Reserve your photo session today @ doverrec.activityreg.com

B.Fitts website home displaying three families who had photos taken during 2021 Dover Days Fair Opens in new window

Click on the image above to view Brandon's portfolio!

                                                                           


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 2021 Dover Dash

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


VIRTUAL COSTUME CONTEST

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

FREE TO ENTER - PLUS every entry receives a FREE Halloween Gift!


1st, 2nd & 3rd places 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 

9:00am on Friday, 10/1/21 through 12 noon on Saturday, 10/30/21

*Images should be sent in JPEG or PNG format*

ALL WINNERS will be posted on the @DOVERRECMA Instagram page on Halloween Day, Sunday 10/31/21!



2nd annual

PUMPKIN DECORATING!

Dover residents are invited to join us for an afternoon of costumes, music and pumpkin decorating at the Caryl Community Center!

DJ Jimmy's Halloween-themed playlist will fill the air as children decorate their own pumpkins, participate in musical contests (with prizes!) AND collect their goodie-bags filled with pre-packaged Halloween treats and #DoverRec goodies!

SATURDAY OCTOBER 30, 2021

Open to ALL AGES! 

(adult supervision required)

12:00 - 1:15pm        OR        1:30 - 2:45pm

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

COST:  $6/pumpkin (or $24/ family maximum)


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




*NEW* at Dover Days 2021...

FLAG FOOTBALL TURKEY BOWL!

Join DoverRec and Coach Pete in our own, first ever 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 24, 2021

11:15am - 1:15pm

This event will be held rain or shine.

$25/player


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!

*TO GUARANTEE YOUR "TURKEY BOWL 2021" PLAYER T-SHIRT, PLEASE REGISTER BEFORE 5:00PM on FRIDAY 10/29!*


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