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! 

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

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DSHS Cross Country Team's

DOVER DASH 5K & FUN RUN!

Held conjunction with DoverRec's Dover Days Fair on the second Saturday of September,  the Dover Dash 5K & Fun Run are fully organized and managed by 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!

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

Both races are held during the Dover Days Fair,

and both begin and end in front of the Dover American Legion

Fair date: Saturday, 9/11/21 (rain date: Sunday, 9/12/21)

Race start times:

  • FUN RUN (ages 3 - 9 years old) at 10:00AM 

  • 5K (ages 8+) at 10:30AM

To REGISTER for the DOVER DASH 5K and/or FUN RUN, CLICK HERE 

or visit:  https://doverdash.racewire.com


Course Details: Both races begin and end on Dedham Street, in front of the Dover American Legion. 

The Dover Dash 5K debuted a new, safer road course in 2017, and will continue with this course for 2021. The 5K runs on the right side of all roads, except for the race start, and finish line stretch along Dedham Street, which is closed to traffic due to the Fair.  You can view an image the 5K course by CLICKING HERE: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1265569801

The Fun Run is a short loop of approx. one-third of a mile, on the three roads surrounding the Dover Town Common (Dedham/Centre/Springdale/Dedham) This run is held on closed roads and is led by a police cruiser. Additionally, students from the DSHS cross country team run with the kids to keep them on track and motivated, with participants ending their race by running through a "funnel" of cheering cross country athletes, celebrating their accomplishment!




2nd annual PUMPKIN DECORATING EVENT!

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'*