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Scarecrows on the Common - Jaffrey, NH

Oct 10, 2015 - Oct 10, 2015 Main Street Jaffrey, NH
Scarecrows on the Common is returning to Jaffrey’s Main Street with fun for the whole family on the Library lawn and Jaffrey Town Common. Come "build a crow" (all materials provided for $5), play free games, eat your fill at our fun pie-eating contest (ages 11 and under). There will be face-painting, affordable food concessions, and awards for the most creative scarecrows.
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: $5 to build a scarecrow, otherwise free
Telephone: 603-532-7168

Mount Sunapee’s Fall Foliage Pig Roast & Barbecue Weekend 2015 - Newbury, NH

Oct 10, 2015 - Oct 11, 2015 Mount Sunapee, 1398 Route 103 Newbury, NH
Outdoor pig roast and barbecue, aerial sky rides, games & activities with prizes, pumpkin carving, live music from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday by Dr. Harps Blues Revue and on Sunday by Kid Pinky. Old fashioned games like water balloon toss, ring of fire disc golf toss and donut on a string will be available from noon until 3 p.m. Skyrides will be running from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Telephone: 603-763-3564

Arts & Crafts Shows

Craftworkers’ Guild 2015 Harvest Craft Shop - Bedford, NH

Oct 10, 2015 - Oct 11, 2015 Kendall House, 5 Meetinghouse Road Bedford, NH
Nearly 80 juried artisans and craftspeople participate in the seasonal shop located in Kendall House, behind the Bedford Library.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Telephone: 603-472-8109

Mount Washington Valley Foliage Craft Fair - North Conway, NH

Oct 10, 2015 - Oct 11, 2015 North Conway Community Center, 2628 White Mountain Hwy. (Route 16) North Conway, NH
Enjoy the beautiful fall foliage and the local arts & crafts. Arts & crafts for sale will include pottery, jewelry, wooden crafts, folk art, soy candles, gourmet foods, scarves, wearable art, fabric crafts, quilts, glass art, tole painting, seasonal decor and more. Music and food.
Time: Saturday, 10 a.m. 5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Telephone: 603-528-4014

Lincoln Fall Craft Festival 2015 - Franconia, NH

Oct 10, 2015 - Oct 12, 2015 Village Shops and Town Green, 138 Main Street Franconia, NH
Enjoy the crisp air and glorious mountain foliage while viewing the works of over 150 juried artists and craftsmen. From Route 93 take Exit 32. Handicap accessible; friendly pets on leashes are welcome.
Time: Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Monday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Telephone: 603-332-2616

Lincoln Fall Craft Festival - Lincoln, NH

Oct 10, 2015 - Oct 12, 2015 Village Shops & Town Green, 138 Main Street Lincoln, NH
Enjoy glorious mountain foliage among the over 150 booths or arts, crafts, food and live music.
Time: Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Monday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 603-332-2616

Leaf Peeper's Craft Show - North Conway, NH

Oct 17, 2015 - Oct 18, 2015 Next to the Conway Scenic Railroad at the North Conway Community Center, Route 16 North Conway, NH
One hundrred and one arts & crafts exhibitors present their hand made jewelry, paintings, scroll saw creations, tapestry bags, gourmet food & more! Live music daily.
Time: All day
Telephone: 603-528-4014

Children & Families

Pumpkin Patch Express - North Conway, NH

Oct 16, 2015 - Oct 25, 2015 Departing from North Conway Station, 38 Norcross Circle North Conway, NH
Travel by train to the Pumpkin Patch at White Mountain Cider Company, where each child may select a small pumpkin. Costumes are encouraged for all ages. Reservations suggested but not required. Tickets may be purchased online. Dates: October 16-18 & 23-25.
Time: Train departures at 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m., with an additional 3 p.m. departure Saturdays only.
Admission: Adults, $16-$52; children, $11-$36; children under age 4 ride free in coach!
Telephone: 800-232-5251

Meredith Willson's “The Music Man” - Rochester, NH

Oct 16, 2015 - Nov 14, 2015 Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street Rochester, NH
There's trouble in River City when a fast-talking salesman gets his heart stolen by the town librarian. By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best.
Time: October 16-17, 23, November 6-7 and 15 at 7:30 p.m.; October 17-18, November 7-8 and 15 at 2 p.m.; October 24 and November 14 at 11 a.m.
Admission: Adults, $18-$22; youth age 12 and younger, $12

Fall Fun Festival and Craft Fair - Manchester, NH

Oct 17, 2015 - Oct 17, 2015 2291 Elm Street Manchester, NH
This festival will feature Ellen Carlson, the director of the NH Fiddle Ensemble and a cast of fiddlers producing the music. Some of our other activities include a craft fair, barn dancing, musical activities for kids, trick-or-treaters, a costume contest, face painting, puppeteers and much more!
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: $5; adults accompanied by a child admitted for free
Telephone: 603-644-4548

The Big Pumpkin Party - Milton, NH

Oct 17, 2015 - Oct 17, 2015 New Hampshire Farm Museum, 125 White Mountain Hwy. Milton, NH
Join us for pumpkin games and stories. You can pick out your own pumpkin and carve or paint it at our carving station. We will roast pumpkin seeds over the fire and kids will love the pumpkin trail in the woods. A free pumpkin is given with each paid admission.
Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $7; children age 4-17, $4
Telephone: 603-652-7840

“Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience” - Keene, NH

Oct 18, 2015 - Oct 18, 2015 The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street Keene, NH
The Unauthorized Harry Experience (A Parody by Dan and Jeff) takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real life game of Quidditch) into 70 hilarious minutes. Perfect for audiences ages six to Dumbledore (who is very old indeed).
Time: 3 p.m.
Admission: $49
Telephone: 603-352-2033


David Sedaris - Plymouth, NH

Oct 20, 2015 - Oct 20, 2015 Silver Center for the Arts Plymouth, NH
David Sedaris has become one of America’s leading humor writers and observers of society. After the reading, there will be a question and answer session followed by a book signing.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $40-$35; seniors, $38-$33; youth, $25-$20
Telephone: 603-535-2787

Last Comic Standing: Live Tour - Keene, NH

Oct 30, 2015 - Oct 30, 2015 The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street Keene, NH
The Last Comic Standing tour brings finalists to stages across the country for a night of fun for stand-up comedy fans.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $55
Telephone: 603-352-2033


Fall Foliage Cruises on Lake Winnipesaukee - Weirs Beach, Laconia, NH

Sep 29, 2015 - Oct 18, 2015 M/S Mount Washington, 211 Lakeside Avenue Weirs Beach, Laconia, NH
Fall Foliage on Lake Winnipesaukee is spectacular and continues through the end of October. Let the captain do the driving while you enjoy the colors along the shoreline and the mountain sides from the lake. Cruises leave from Weirs Beach daily on the M/S Mount Washington or her sister vessels Doris E. and Sophie C. Also serving Wolfeboro and Alton Bay. schedule.
Time: Departure times vary; see schedule
Admission: Adults, $30; children, $15; children under age 5, free; family fare (2 adults & 2 kids) $75
Telephone: 603-366-5531

Rock, Roll & Remember Dinner Dance Aboard the M/S Mount Washington - Weirs Beach, Laconia, NH

Oct 10, 2015 - Oct 17, 2015 211 Lakeside Avenue Weirs Beach, Laconia, NH
Rock ‘n‘ Roll Aboard the M/S Mount Washington. Dine, dance & cruise while you enjoy a sunset and the romance of Lake Winnipesaukee at night. Live bands for your dancing or listening pleasure. Dates: October 10 and 17. Schedule.
Time: 5–8 p.m.
Admission: $54
Telephone: 603-366-5531


Keene Bottle Show - Keene, NH

Oct 11, 2015 - Oct 11, 2015 Keene High School, 43 Arch Street, Keene, NH
The Keene Show attracts dozens of dealers from across the country who fill their tables with thousands of bottles and related collectibles for sale to attendees. Keene and nearby Stoddard were two of five New Hampshire towns where glass was made between 1780 and 1886. Email: director@hsccnh.org.
Time: 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $3
Telephone: 603-352-1895

Home & Studio Tours

Fall Foliage Art Studio Tour 2015 - Antrim, Nelson, Keene, Rindge and New Ipswich, NH

Oct 10, 2015 - Oct 11, 2015 Antrim, Nelson, Keene, Rindge and New Ipswich, NH
Art studios are opening throughout the Monadnock region over Columbus Day weekend. Traveling the Fall Foliage Art Studio Tour from Antrim and Nelson to Keene, Rindge and New Ipswich, visitors can see sculpture, paintings, wood turning, photography, ceramics and glass blowing. See event website for studio locations and other details of the weekend.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


Arlo Guthrie: Alice’s Restaurant 50th Anniversary - Keene, NH

Oct 10, 2015 - Oct 10, 2015 The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street Keene, NH
The 50th anniversary of “Alice’s Restaurant” deserves a tribute. The song will be the tour’s cornerstone, joined and fleshed out by a selection of other material from throughout Arlo Guthrie’s career, presented in multimedia retrospective.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $56

Kashmir: Nation's #1 Led Zeppelin Tribute - Plymouth, NH

Oct 10, 2015 - Oct 10, 2015 The Flying Monkey, 39 South Main Street Plymouth, NH
http://www.flyingmonkeynh.com/event-detail/kashmir-the-ultimate-led-zeppelin-show/2015-10-10/ Kashmir, the nation’s #1 Led Zeppelin tribute show, is the most authentic representation of Led Zeppelin on the modern national touring scene. Each of the 4 band members assumes their individual role with pinpoint accuracy.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Tickets start at $18
Telephone: 603-536-2551

Parsonsfield - Nashua, NH

Oct 17, 2015 - Oct 17, 2015 35 Railroad Square Nashua, NH
Parsonsfield will give you rich five-part harmonies one minute, sound like bluegrass on steroids the next, and then rock you over the head with unbearably cool and raucous Celtic rhythms. All with taste and class.

Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $12 in advance; $15 day of the show
Telephone: 603-801-5110

Stayin’ Alive: One Night of The Bee Gees - Keene, NH

Oct 23, 2015 - Oct 23, 2015 The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street Keene, NH
The largest and most definitive Bee Gees tribute experience, packed full of all of the generation-defining hits that you love The show captures the excitement of the Bee Gees live .
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $38
Telephone: 603-352-2033

Symphony New Hampshire Performs “Picture This” - Concord, NH

Nov 2, 2015 - Nov 2, 2015 Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, NH
Music Director Jonathan McPhee leads the orchestra in a program that will show how music paints pictures of character, emotion, story, time and place. The concert starts with high-impact excerpts from Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Sibelius, Holst, and others accompanied by slide projections and narration from the Maestro, and concludes with a complete performance of Ravel’s orchestration of Mussorgsky’s thrilling “Pictures at an Exhibition.”
Time: 7 p.m.
Telephone: 603-225-1111

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy - Concord, NH

Nov 4, 2015 - Nov 4, 2015 Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, NH
Dancers and singers perform the traditions of Cape Breton and Lakefield, Ontario. The special evening will highlight the unique talents, influences, and stories of the first family of traditional fiddlers through dancing, singing, and, of course, world-class music-making.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $35 front orchestra; $25 rear orchestra
Telephone: 603-225-1111

Outdoor Activities

Nighttime Lantern Tour of the Gorge and Caves of Lost River - North Woodstock, NH

Aug 1, 2015 - Oct 17, 2015 Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves, 1712 Lost River Road / Route 112W North Woodstock, NH
The caves are lit by lanterns and boardwalks are lit by headlamps. This guided tour takes about 2 hours and begins at dusk. When we are finished exploring the boulder caves and boardwalk, we hope you'll join us around the campfire for s'mores. You must be comfortable walking about one mile on a boardwalk trail that has over 1000 stairs. Caves may be bypassed.
Sturdy footwear and outdoor clothing is recommended. For guests age 5 and older. Advanced reservations with a valid credit card are required. Dates: August 1, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 15, 19, 21, 22, 26, 28, 29, 30; September 5, 12, 19, 26; October 3, 10, 17
Time: Consult event website
Admission: $29 per person
Telephone: 603-745-8031

Mount Sunapee Aerial Sky Rides 2015 - Newbury, NH

Oct 3, 2015 - Oct 18, 2015 Mount Sunapee, 1398 Route 103 Newbury, NH
Enjoy the beautiful scenery at the summit of Mount Sunapee! Ride the Sunapee Express chair to Mount Sunapee's 2,743-foot summit for a spectacular view. Weather permitting. Food and refreshments will be available. Dates: October 3-4 (October 3 will close at 3:30 p.m.); October 10-12; October 17-18 (October 17 will close at 3:30 p.m.)
Time: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $7; children ages 6-18 and seniors ages 65 and older, $6
Telephone: 603-763-3564

Sweet Trail Family Fall Foliage Hike - Durham, NH

Oct 9, 2015 - Oct 9, 2015 Longmarsh Road Durham, NH
Join Nature Conservancy ecologist Joanne Glode for a family-friendly trek along the Sweet Trail, which was recently named one of New Hampshire's Top 10 Fall Foliage Hikes by NH Magazine. We'll enjoy the sights and sounds of nature at a leisurely pace while hunting for falling leaves, frogs and salamanders. Registration requested at http://bit.ly/STFFFH15
Time: 9:30-11:30am
Admission: Free

AMC Guided Summit Tour & Hike - Pinkham Notch, NH

Oct 10, 2015 - Oct 10, 2015 Wildcat Mountain Base Lodge, Route 16 Pinkham Notch, NH
Join a naturalist Appalachian Mountain Club for a ride up the mountain on Wildcat Mountain’s gondola for a summit tour followed by a guided hike down the mountain (hike is optional). Reservations are not required and programs are geared for all ages. Tours depart from Wildcat Mountain Base Lodge promptly at 10 a.m. Those that wish to partake in the optional guided hike down can pay a reduced rate for the one-way ride to the summit. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Time: 10 a.m.
Admission: Adults, $15; juniors ages 6-12, $10; seniors age 65 and older, $13; children under age 5, free
Telephone: 603-466-3326

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

Radio Hamlet - Meredith, NH

Oct 23, 2015 - Oct 24, 2015 Winnipesaukee Playhouse, 50 Reservoir Road Meredith, NH
As war once again threatens Denmark's borders, the war raging within its crown prince likewise threatens to upend the nation. The ghost of Hamlet's father, the late Danish king, sets in motion a rapid series of events well-suited for Halloween. Using radio theater techniques and set in a 1940s radio studio, The Winni Players' venturous inaugural into the work of William Shakespeare will have audience members wishing they could hear more theater and see more radio!
Time: Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Admission: All tickets $10
Telephone: 603-279-0333

The Price is Right Live! - Concord, NH

Nov 5, 2015 - Nov 5, 2015 Capitol Center for the Arts Concord, NH
The Price Is Right Live is the hit interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to "come on down" to win. Prizes may include appliances, vacations and possibly a new car! Play classic games from television's longest running and most popular game show from Plinko, to Cliffhangers, to The Big Wheel, and even the fabulous Showcase.
Time: 7:30 pm.
Admission: Orchestra/mezzanine, $59; rear orchestra/balcony, $49; rear balcony, $39
Telephone: 603-225-1111

Shopping & Sales

Columbus Day Sidewalk Sales at Settlers' Green - North Conway, NH

Oct 9, 2015 - Oct 12, 2015 Settlers' Green Outlet Village, Route 16 North Conway, NH
The final sidewalk sale of the season, shop summer clearance, fall bargains and more!
Time: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Telephone: 603-356-7031


“Same Time, Next Year” - Lincoln, NH

Oct 8, 2015 - Oct 17, 2015 Jean's Playhouse, 34 Paper Mill Drive Lincoln, NH
“Same Time, Next Year” follows a love affair between two people, Doris and George, who are married to others but rendezvous once a year. As they meet, they share their lives and adapt to the world ever-changing around them.
Time: Thursday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday at 2 p.m. on October 14
Admission: $16-$30