Fairs & festivals in NH entertain with music, food, art, outdoor fun

For more fun activities, see New Hampshire Events page

Sugar Hill Meetinghouse & Historical Museum, Harman’s Cheese & Country Store Inn, Sugar Hill Sampler Sugar Hill, NH Phone: 603-823-5661

June 6-21, 2015

Locations: Sugar Hill Meetinghouse, Carolina Crapo Memorial Building Sugar Hill Historical Museum, Harman’s Cheese & Country Store Inn at Sunset Hill, Sugar Hill Sampler. Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Rain or Shine
Artisans demonstrate, show, and sell alpaca fiber products, bat houses, birdhouses, candles, doll clothes, glass art, gourmet chocolates, handmade soaps, pickles & relishes, knitted baby sweaters, jewelry, maple syrup, lawn ornaments, photographic prints, pottery, quilted items, rustic furniture, wind chimes, wood carvings, and more!
Saturday Events
Photography Workshop at 10:30 a.m.
Pole Fishin’and Feeding Lambs NH History at 11 a.m.
True Stories of a NH Conservation Officer at 11:30 a.m.
Keyboard Concert with Joseph Hansalik at 12:30 p.m.
NH Character and NH Characters at 1 p.m.
Photography Workshop at 2 p.m.
NH Wildlife with Nigel Manley of The Rocks Estate at 3 p.m.
Sunday Events
Pole Fishin’and Feeding Lambs NH History at 11 a.m.
Piano Concert with Joseph Hansalik at 11:30 a.m.
Photography Workshop at 11:30 a.m.
Concert with The Vermont Fiddle Orchestra at 1 p.m.

Sugar Shack Campground Thornton, NH Phone: 603-726-3471

July 30-August 2, 2015

Family weekend of acoustic country and bluegrass music, camping, workshops, dance, swimming, tubing, food and musical vendors. Family activities include movies in the clubhouse and a children's music academy hosted by other professional musicians. The kids will attend daily classes culminating with a children's academy performance on the main stage on Sunday afternoon.

Silver Center for the Arts, Plymouth State University, 17 High Street Plymouth, NH Phone:

July 7-August 6, 2015

The New Hampshire Music Festival is a summer music festival that honors the tradition of classical music while exploring new artistic paths. ​See festival website for schedule of events.

Chowder Festival 2015 at Prescott Park

Prescott Park, Marcy Street Portsmouth, NH Phone:

June 6, 2015

More than 4,000 people help kick off the Prescott Park Arts Festival summer season by enjoying more than 500 gallons of piping hot chowder served up for tasting. Be your own judge and vote for your favorite chowder. Many restaurants use this event to try out new recipes before adding them to their menu. Time: 11:30 am 'til the chowder is gone. Cost: Adults, $14; Youth age 12 and younger, $5. Information: www.prescottpark.org/chowder.cfm

Various locations; see description below Sugar Hill, Franconia, NH Phone: 603-823-5661

June 5-20, 2015

This yearly series of events honors the lupine as its blossoms create a breathtaking floral display against the majestic backdrop of the Franconia, Presidential, and Kinsman Mountain ranges.
Plein Air workshop on June 5 -Artist Lynn Bart will conduct a Plein Air workshop out in the lupine fields near Polly's Pancake Parlor, 672 Route 117, Sugar Hill. . Starter kits will be provided for free.
Sugar Hill Lupine Celebration, June 6-7, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Rain or shine. See detailed listing on this page.
Museum Open House Weekend on June 13-14 - Museums include the New England Ski Museum at Exit 34C, 9 Franconia Notch; The Frost Place, 158 Ridge Road, Rte. 116, Franconia; Franconia Heritage Museum, 553 Main St. Franconia; Sugar Hill Historical Museum, Rte. 117, Sugar Hill.
Swing & Sweets at the Sugar Hill Meetinghouse on June 16 - An evening of music for dancing and enjoyment by the Swing North Big Band with sweets provided by the best of local chefs, $10 pp, $18 couple
Franconia’s Longest Day Celebration on June 20 - Celebrating 16 hours of daylight at sunset with dinner and dancing at Dow Park in Franconia with the Jim Ciampi Band.