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Events Calendar 2016


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Arts & Crafts Shows

Autumn Craft Festival - Meredith, NH

Oct 1, 2016 - Oct 2, 2016 Mill Falls Marketplace, 312 Daniel Webster Highway (Route 3) Meredith, NH
Enjoy the fall foliage around Lake Winnipesaukee as you shop for fine, hand-made craft and specialty foods.
Time: Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Free Admission

Fall Festival of quilts - Peterborough, NH

Oct 8, 2016 - Oct 9, 2016 South Meadow School, 108 Hancock Road Peterborough, NH
Two hundred and one quilts are on display, featuring quilts of valor, which are donated to past and present members of the armed services. Door prizes, vendors,boutiques, cafe,demos, children's activities, raffle quilts.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: $5; children under age 12 admitted for free
Telephone: 603 547 8509

Autumn Craft Festival on Lake Winnipesaukee - Lincoln, NH

Oct 8, 2016 - Oct 10, 2016 Village Shops, & Town Green, 138 Main Street Lincoln, NH
Take in the sights during peak foliage time during Columbus Day weekend as you browse fine arts and crafts and specialty foods at this lakeside town.
Time: Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Free admission

Auctions

Auction of Historic Proportions - Keene, NH

Sep 30, 2016 - Sep 30, 2016 Historical Society of Cheshire County, 2146 Main Stret Keene, NH
Historical Society of Cheshire County hosts an auction of more than 100 unusual artifacts, products and services. The offerings include such mementos as quart milk bottles, wooden butter molds, a Kingsbury tin bank, a classic 1925 photo of Keene’s Central Square and a guided walking tour of muralist Barry Faulkner’s installations in Keene. This is an evening out with gourmet food, wine and jazz at the Society’s 246 Main Street headquarters.
Time: 6-9 p.m.,
Admission: $50 admission

Children & Families

Pet Adoption Day - Portsmouth, NH

Oct 8, 2016 - Oct 8, 2016 Rundlet-May House, 364 Middle Street Portsmouth, NH
Join the New Hampshire SPCA for a pet adoption event at Rundlet-May House, in celebration of James Rundlet May’s role in founding the organization in 1872. Meet adoptable animals, do an animal scavenger hunt in the museum, watch a dog agility demonstration, and try your hand at pet-related arts and crafts projects outside. Registration is required. Please call 603-436-3205 or buy online.
Time: 10 a.m.-noon
Admission: $7 per family
Telephone: 603-436-3205

Scarecrows on the Common - Jaffrey, NH

Oct 8, 2016 - Oct 8, 2016 Main Street Jaffrey, NH
Come build a crow (all materials provided for $5), play free games, eat your fill at the  pie-eating contest (ages 11 and younger). There will be face-painting, affordable food concessions, and awards.
Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 603-532-7168

Fairy and Hobbit House Festival at - Lee, NH

Oct 8, 2016 - Oct 10, 2016 Bedrock Gardens, 45 High Road Lee, NH
Tracy Kane, author of the Fairy House Series, will offer a book reading with house building workshops at noon and at 2 p.m. all three days. Explore a special trail with featured fairy and hobbit houses. visit the main garden. A village of houses will be under construction during the event; visitors may join the project and help create the village. Vote for your favorite house! Parking is off-site with Shuttle Buses from Lee's Mastway School.
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Telephone: 603-659-2993

Home & Studio Tours

Lakes Region Parade of Homes - Lakes Region, NH

Oct 8, 2016 - Oct 10, 2016 Lakes Region, NH Lakes Region, NH
Lakes Region Parade of Homes is a self guided tour of beautifully crafted homes for your viewing. You will see by a wide variety of architectural styles and designs, beautiful settings and views, as well as innovative decorations and furnishings. <a href=" http://www.lakesregionbuilders.com/meetbuilders.htm" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Tour map.</a>  
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: $10
Telephone: 603-387-1817

Music

New Orleans Suspects - Plymouth, NH

Oct 2, 2016 - Oct 2, 2016 Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, 153 Main Street Plymouth, NH
This band is composed of members of three of the top bands to come out of New Orleans: The Neville Brothers, The Radiators, and The Dirty Dozen, along with a - add a saxophonist who was James Brown's horn director, and a keyboard player with extraordinary talent.
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Admission: $24 and over
Telephone: 603-536-2551

New Orleans Suspects - Plymouth, NH

Oct 2, 2016 - Oct 2, 2016 Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center, 39 South Main Street Plymouth, NH
Start with members of three of the top bands to come out of New Orleans, The Neville Brothers, The Radiators, and The Dirty Dozen - then add a saxophonist who was James Brown's horn director for 12 years, and a keyboard player with extraordinary talent, and you have The New Orleans Suspects.  
Time: Doors open at 5 p.m.; show at 6:30 p.m.
Admission: $24 and over
Telephone: 603-536-2551

Leyla McCalla - Concord, NH

Oct 6, 2016 - Oct 6, 2016 Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, NH
New York-born Haitian-American singer/musician Leyla McCalla will be performing at the Capitol Center for the Arts Spotlight Café. McCalla sings in French, Haitian Creole and English and plays cello, tenor banjo and guitar. Her work depicts a diverse American experience .
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: General admission, $20; students, $15
Telephone: 603-225-1111

Josh Ritter - Concord, NH

Oct 13, 2016 - Oct 13, 2016 Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, NH
Josh Ritter visits the Capitol Center for the Arts as part of an extensive U.S. tour supporting his latest album Sermon On The Rocks. The Wall Street Journal declares, “The new album’s music is airy, propulsive and more often than not, catchy.”
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $26-$32

Outdoor Activities

Lantern Tour - North Woodstock, NH

Jul 20, 2016 - Oct 15, 2016 Lost River Gorge, 1712 Lost River Road North Woodstock, NH
Come visit Lost River at night this summer and see it in a whole new light! The caves are lit by lanterns and boardwalks by headlamps. The two hour tour explores the boulder caves and concludes with s’mores around the campfire. Sturdy footwear and outdoor clothing recommended. Advanced registration required. Dates: July 20, 22, 23, 27, 29, 30; August 3, 5, 6, 10, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 24, 26, 27, 31; September 3, 10, 17, 24; October 1, 8, 15.
Time: Dusk
Admission: $31

Parties, Dances, Balls

Fur Ball 2016 - Concord, NH

Oct 15, 2016 - Oct 15, 2016 44 South Main Street Concord, NH
Enjoy live music provided by the Windham 16-Piece Swing Band, plus dinner, a live auction, raffle prizes, dancing, and more! All proceeds benefit the Pope Memorial SPCA of Concord Merrimack County.
Time: 5:30-10 p.m.
Admission: $125
Telephone: 603-856-8756