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

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9 Thorne Road Kingston, NH Phone:

May 9-10 and 16-17, 2015

Gallant knights; fantastical fairies; lots of Renaissance-era entertainment; a Children’s Glen with games, crafts, and jousting; archery range; craft demos, knight encampments, Charity Wench & Lad Auction; Maypole. Time: Gates open at 10 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. 

Deerfield Fairgrounds Deerfield, NH Phone: 603-744-3851

May 9-10, 2015

A family weekend of fun. Thirty plus free speakers or demonstrators, workshops, sheep dog trial, youth sheep and camelid shows. More than 150 vendors. Great food. A safe and fun environment to bring the family to learn about agriculture in New Hampshire. Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: Adults, $5; seniors, $4. Free for youth under 12 years of age.

Jackson Village Park Jackson, NH Phone: 603-383-9356

May 24, 2015

Come see this wild and zany event that has been a favorite for more than a quarter century. The plunge into the Wildcat River of 3,500 yellow rubber ducks is just part of a day-long festival that includes vendors, a silent auction, train rides, kids games, a parade (2:30 p.m.), release of ducks  (2:45 p.m.) and the Jackson Cake Boss competition. See event website for detailed schedule. Time: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.