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Arts & Crafts Shows

Labor Day Weekend Craft Fair at the Bay - Alton Bay, NH

Sep 5, 2015 - Sep 7, 2015 Alton Bay Community House, 24 Mount Major Hwy. Alton Bay, NH
Over 75 juried craftsmen and craftswomen from all over New England will display and sell their works. Gourmet specialty foods include herbal dips, jams & jellies, candies and more. Alton Bay is accessible by boat on Lake Winnipesaukee!
Time: Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Monday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Free Admission
Telephone: 603-332-2616

Hampton Falls Craft Festival - Hampton Falls, NH

Sep 19, 2015 - Sep 20, 2015 Hampton Falls Town Common, 4 Lincoln Avenue Hampton Falls, NH
Over 75 juried craftsmen and craftswomen from all over New England will display and sell their works. Come and sample the culinary delights of herbal dips, maple products, roasted nuts, homemade fudge, jams, jellies and more. Live musical entertainment each day.
Time: Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Free admission
Telephone: 603-332-2616

Art and Soul Art Show at the Farm at Eastman's Corner - Kensington, NH

Sep 27, 2015 - Sep 27, 2015 267 South Road Kensington, NH
Everything from photography, to glass blowing, to jewelry will be featured and available for purchase from the artists themselves. Admission and parking are free, food will be available for purchase.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 603-347-1909

Children & Families

Just Ducky End of Summer Bash - Waterville Valley, NH

Sep 6, 2015 - Sep 6, 2015 Waterville Valley Resort, 1 Ski Area Road Waterville Valley, NH
This celebration to close out the summer offer a family foot race, outdoor concerts, kids games, and a charity Duck Race across Corcoran Pond with cash prizes for the fastest three ducks.
Time: Consult event website
Telephone: 603-236-8175

Fairies and Magical Creatures Festival - North Conway, NH

Sep 18, 2015 - Sep 18, 2015 Mount Washington Valley Children’s Museum, 2936 White Mountain Hwy. North Conway, NH
Explore the curiosities of our natural world, and become inspired by the fantastical realm! Enjoy a weekend of outdoor programs, including special dance performances, music, fairy workshops and creations, fairy house tours and much more!
Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Telephone: 603-356-2992

The Wiggles’ Rock and Roll Preschool Tour - Concord, NH

Sep 19, 2015 - Sep 19, 2015 Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, NH
Ready to once again delight families with their incomparable brand of preschool entertainment, The Wiggles will be touring in support of their brand new CD and DVD, Rock & Roll Preschool, as well as a new season of their hit TV. Joining the Wiggles will be their lovable friends Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog and Henry the Octopus. The Rock & Roll Preschool tour will include new music from the Rock & Roll Preschool album.
Time: 1 p.m.
Admission: $24.50, $34.50, $44.50
Telephone: 603-225-1111

Fairy House Tour 2015 - Portsmouth, NH

Sep 26, 2015 - Sep 27, 2015 Governor John Langdon House, Strawbery Banke Museum, Prescott Park and Peirce Island Portsmouth, NH
More than 200 handcrafted fairy houses made by local artists, florists, garden clubs club members, businesses, families and local school children will be on display, including 10 select fairy houses build by creative professionals. The main information/ticket booths will be located at Peirce Island, Marcy Street, and at the corner of Court and Washington streets. All tour guests must check in at a ticket booth to receive their tour maps and wristbands. Limited parking is available on Peirce Island. Free parking is also available on Junkins Avenue.
Time: 11 a.m.
Admission: Advance: adults, $12; children 3-12, $4. Day of the event: adults, $15; children 3-12, $5

Harvest Day at the New England Farm Museum - Milton, NH

Oct 3, 2015 - Oct 3, 2015 New Hampshire Farm Museum, 125 White Mountain Hwy. Milton, NH
Celebrate the Harvest at the Farm Museum! Kids can dig potatoes and carrots to make Stone Soup, bob for apples, play farm games and make potato prints. We will press apples to make cider, shell dry beans, winnow the buckwheat and more. Horse drawn wagon rides around the farm, visits with farm animals, and blacksmith and spinning demonstrations.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $7; children age 4-17, $4
Telephone: 603-652-7840

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


Boston Stand Up Comedy - Lincoln, NH

Aug 30, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015 Jean’s Playhouse, 34 Papermill Drive Lincoln, NH
Boston Stand-Up Comedy returns to Jean’s Playhouse, this time with headliner Paul Nardizzi!
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: All tickets $20
Telephone: 603-745-6032


Mount Washington Cog Railway Rail Fans Day - Marshfield Station, NH

Sep 11, 2015 - Sep 11, 2015 The Mount Washington Cog Railway, 3168 Base Station Road Marshfield Station, NH
WAY Rail fans dream come true! A day of coal-fired steam train and photo opportunities, visits with the steam crew as they service the trains, and a guided museum tour.

The regularly scheduled 9:15 a.m. steam trip will stop at Waumbek Switch, (about halfway up) for a photo run-by.

At the summit and upon return to the base the steam crew will be available for discussion. There will be a guided museum tour at 12:30 p.m.
Time: Consult event website


Mount Washington Cog Railway Guided Photo Tour - Marshfield Station, NH

Jul 13, 2015 - Sep 13, 2015 The Mount Washington Cog Railway, 3168 Base Station Road Marshfield Station, NH
WAY Now offering photo tours this summer season! Our photo tours are open to all abilities. The tour will include a round trip train ticket, four hours of shooting time at the summit with one-on-one instruction from a professional photographer and a boxed lunch. Participants should be prepared to traverse rocky terrain and be ready for all weather conditions. Use the provided guide for instructions, clothing, and gear guidelines.
Please plan to arrive 45 minutes prior to departure, tour will meet in the Base Station lobby for a short introduction before boarding. Call for details or to book in advance at 603-278-2255 or 603-278-2256 or send email to becky@thecog.com. Space is limited.
Time: Departing on the 10:30 a.m. train, returning to base at 4:30 pm.
Admission: $165 per person
Telephone: 603-278-2255

Artisan Workshop Weekend - East Madison, NH

Sep 25, 2015 - Sep 27, 2015 The Lodges at Camp Tohkomeupog, Purity Spring Resort, 1251 Eaton Road East Madison, NH
This unique weekend event gives artists and amateurs alike the opportunity to take a variety of different classes, taught by local artisans. The workshops cover everything from bookbinding and glass blowing to jewelry making and paper casting, and more! Guests are welcome to begin their weekend on Friday with dinner, followed by a Sip & Paint. Workshops will be held on Saturday and Sunday, and signups will be in advance.
Time: Friday to Sunday
Admission: $189 per person, plus NH state tax and workshop fees
Telephone: 800-414-2267


From Birds to Beasts: Audubon's Last Great Adventure - Manchester, NH

Jun 1, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015 Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash Street Manchester, NH
During the Industrial Revolution, there was great public fascination with America’s unique and varied wildlife. John James Audubon shared that enthusiasm and sought to take advantage of it by portraying these animals in drawings and etchings. This exhibition features his interest in mammals, most of which were drawn to appear in their natural settings.
Time: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $12; seniors, $10; students, $9; youth age 13-17, $5; children under age 13, free
Telephone: 603-669-6144


Keb' Mo' - Plymouth, NH

Sep 3, 2015 - Sep 3, 2015 The Flying Monkey, 39 South Main Street Plymouth, NH
Over the past two decades Keb’ Mo’ has cultivated a reputation as a modern master of American roots music through the understated excellence of his live and studio performances. Don't miss this blues great in our intimate venue!
Time: $7:30 p.m.
Admission: $59 and up

James Montgomery with Bruce Marshall and the Nor'easters - Lincoln, NH

Sep 6, 2015 - Sep 6, 2015 Jean’s Playhouse, 34 Paper Mill Drive Lincoln, NH
When blues legend James Montgomery plays the harmonica, he “brings it on home”. With the high-energy southern rock, blues, soul and funk of Bruce Marshall and the Nor’easters and special guest opener Charlie Farren!
Time: 7:30 pm
Admission: All tickets $20
Telephone: 603-745-6032

Ani DiFranco - Portsmouth, NH

Sep 11, 2015 - Sep 11, 2015 The Music Hall Historic Theater, 28 Chestnut Street Portsmouth, NH
While many know her as the “Little Folksinger,” her music has grown far beyond her acoustic solo roots in cozy venues to embrace jazz, soul, electronica, and even more distant sounds.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $32, $38
Telephone: 603-436-2400

Lucius - Portsmouth, NH

Sep 17, 2015 - Sep 17, 2015 The Music Hall Historic Theater, 28 Chestnut Street Portsmouth, NH
Lucius is a triple-threat of vocal harmonies, infectious hooks, and dance-inducing percussion. Pair those traits with the band’s irresistible live show and it’s easy to see why NPR Music calls Lucius “a fabulous band playing such infectious pop songs.”
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $20-$24
Telephone: 603-436-2400

Charlie Musselwhite - Plymouth, NH

Sep 18, 2015 - Sep 18, 2015 The Flying Monkey, 39 S. Main Street Plymouth, NH
Mississippi-born Charlie Musselwhite is one of the most revered blues musicians in the world. The harmonica master, also a respected singer and songwriter in his own right, has won countless awards during his legendary career including induction into the Blues Hall of Fame.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: starting at $35
Telephone: 603-536-2551

The Palace Theatre and Fisher Cats Present Craig Morgan - Manchester, NH

Sep 25, 2015 - Sep 25, 2015 Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, 1 Line Drive Manchester, NH
The Palace Theatre and the Fisher Cats present country music star Craig Morgan, performing with special guest Aaron Parker at the home of the Fisher Cats, Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. 
Time: Gates open at 6 p.m. and music starts at 8 p.m.
Admission: $39
Telephone: 603-668-5588

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

Science & Nature

Cog Railway AMC Natural History Train Tour - Marshfield Station, NH

Aug 31, 2015 - Aug 31, 2015 The Mount Washington Cog Railway, 3168 Base Station Road Marshfield Station, NH
WAY Join Appalachian Mountain Club Naturalist Nancy Ritger on the Cog Railway for a tour of Mount Washington's natural environment. At the summit we will spend about 3 hours exploring the tundra environment. We will walk down the Crawford Path and consider the adaptations of the plants and animals to live in such a harsh environment. From the low growing krumholtz to the tightly bound cushion plants, we will check out a variety of alpine species on our tour around the summit cone.
Guests must be able to traverse rocky terrain. Dress for mountain-top weather, include boots or sturdy shoes, layers, windbreaker or rain gear, gloves, hat and water. Lunch on own (summit snack bar accepts cash only). For details or to book in advance call 603-278-2255 or 603-278-2259, or email media@thecog.com. Space is limited.
Time: Train departs 12:30 p.m., returning around 5:30 p.m. Plan to arrive 45 minutes before departure. Round trip tour is about 5 hours:1 hour to the top, 3 hours at the summit, and one hour return to the base
Admission: $109 per person


“Avenue Q” - Portsmouth, NH

Aug 14, 2015 - Sep 13, 2015 Seacoast Repertory Theatre, 125 Bow Street Portsmouth, NH
The Tony Award-winning comedy comes to the Seacoast Rep stage, puppets and all. Recent college grad Princeton receives a good helping of life lessons from a bunch of colorful characters after moving into a dingy apartment on Avenue Q. Not appropriate for young children. Parents should use their discretion based on the maturity level of their children. Show times and tickets. Email: info@seacoastrep.org.
Time: Consult event website
Telephone: 603-433-4793

“Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” - Meredith, NH

Aug 26, 2015 - Sep 5, 2015 Winnipesaukee Playhouse, 50 Reservoir Road Meredith, NH
Set in the foggy atmosphere of Victorian England, this chilling adaptation of Stevenson’s novel will have audiences on the edge of their seats. Jekyll, obsessed with discovering the truth behind his father’s theories, discovers his alter ego in the form of the murderer, Edward Hyde.
Time: Mondays – Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; matinees at 2 p.m. on August 27 and 31; no performances on Sundays
Admission: Orchestra, $29; balcony, $18
Telephone: 603-279-0333

“Dames at Sea” - Lincoln, NH

Sep 3, 2015 - Oct 3, 2015 Jean’s Playhouse, 34 Papermill Drive Lincoln, NH
Sweet, little Ruby has come to New York from a faraway Hometown, U.S.A. to make it big on Broadway. She meets a boy from Hometown, U.S.A. — Dick, a sailor who also has ambitions as a songwriter. Ruby begins in the chorus, and by the end of the day, in true Hollywood fashion, Dick saves her doomed Broadway show with a smash tune, as Ruby becomes a star on the deck of a battleship which just happens to be passing by.
Time: Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. except for Wednesday matinees at 2 pm on September 9, 23, and 30. No performances week of September 14-19.
Admission: Adults, $30; seniors, $25; students and children, $16
Telephone: 603-745-6032

“Churchill” - Meredith, NH

Sep 9, 2015 - Sep 12, 2015 Winnipesaukee Playhouse, 50 Reservoir Road Meredith, NH
A play about Sir Winston Churchill, a special event to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Churchill tries to decide he reviews his uniquely eventful career, filled with history-changing events and people, glorious speeches, pithy comments, funny stories, and all the wit and wisdom that has made Churchill beyond greatness into an imperishable legend.
Time: Wednesday – Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m.
Admission: Orchestra, $25; balcony, $15
Telephone: 603-279-0333