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

There is simply no end to the great things to do in the Granite state. From mountains to lakes, in cities, quaint towns and villages, you’ll find celebrations of music, arts and crafts, local food and drink, balloon rides, history and heritage. Take part in ethnic and religious events and enjoy the fireworks and parades, amusement rides and much more. Bring the family and stay near it all for the time of your life.

To find more events, visit the NH Events Calendar or check out the New England Boating news page.

Antique cars at Sandwich Fair-credit-NH Division of Travel and Tourism Development
Stomping Grapes - Seven Birches Winery - Lincoln, NH
Seven Birches Winery

River Walk at Loon - 22 South Mountain Drive Lincoln, NH, 03251 Phone: 603-745-7550

You can seriously crush it at this festival weekend honoring wine – and grapes

If you’ve ever wondered if winery grapes can still be crushed a la the famous scene in “I Love Lucy,” the answer is yes, and you can see for yourself, and do some grape stompin’, at the White Mountains Crush Festival - October 25-27. At that Seven Birches Winery, that means participating in everything from a welcome mixer at the beautiful Atrium Wine Bar to taking educational workshops, meeting winemakers, taking a special tour to see how wine is produced (including barrel tasting) and enjoying local fare and great wine at a wine dinner. There’s also a boxed-lunch picnic with entertainment by The Sweetbloods, yard games and craft vendors. Oh, and kids under 10? They get to stomp free!
Athletics - NH Highland Games & Festival - Lincoln, NH
New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival

60 Loon Mountain Road Lincoln, NH, 03251 Phone: 603-229-1975 Toll-Free: 800-358-7268

Come celebrate all things Scottish! - September 20-22, 2019

Discover the rich culture of Scotland – no passport required - at the NH Highland Games & Festival. The Games will be hosting the 2019 Scottish Highland Games World Championships showcasing the top world Highland athlete’s strength, speed, agility and skill for the title. Enjoy the pageantry and excitement of massed bands, pipes & drums, Highland dance, fiddle, harp, sheep dog trials and much more. Explore Clan Village and the Living History Encampment to search your Scottish roots and understand everyday life in the Highlands from 1317-1746. Scottish and Celtic performers will be playing traditional ballads to tribal beats and bagpipe rock. Children can participate in the Bairns & Weans program, which features games, crafts, storytelling, and more. Adults can savor tastings of authentic Scotch whisky and beer. For more details or to purchase tickets, visit nhscot.org.
Attitash Oktoberfest 2019

Attitash Ski Resort, Route 302 Bartlett, NH Phone: 603-374-2600

October 12-13, 2019

The two-day event will feature traditional Bavarian music from the world-renowned King Ludwig's Band, authentic German fare plus a Biergarten featuring 20 breweries serving beers and ciders. On Sunday, children will have a Kinderplatz tent with crafts, face painting, a giant inflatable obstacle course. Sunday’s schedule features an apple slingshot and a kid’s schnitzel toss. Optional scenic lift ride is available.
Time: Noon-6 p.m.
Admission:Adults, online, $18, $34, or $45 with chair lift ride; age 7-20, online, $8. Adults at the door, $20; age 7-20, $10; chair lift rides, $10.
Warner Fall Foliage Festival 2019

Depot Street and downtown Warner, NH Phone: 603-456-9775

October 11-13, 2019

Three days of concerts, parades, a road race, kids’ run and dance party, oxen and woodsmen’s contests, fresh lobster and chicken barbecue, rides, street performers, and many artisans, farmer’s market, and food vendors. Festival program.
Time: Friday, 6-9 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Langdon Fall Festival 2019

Village Road Langdon, NH Phone:

September 21, 2019

Quilts display, food, children's activities, live music, hay rides, craft vendors, tractors and more.
Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
White Mountain Oktoberfest 2019

Loon Mountain, 60 Loon Mountain Road Lincoln, NH Phone:

October 12-13, 2019

Enjoy beer and brats alongside views of the White Mountains. An oompah band adds zest to a to a stein-holding contest, keg toss, and kids activities like a root beer keg toss and pumpkin painting. Prost!
Time: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Free
Harvest Festival 2019 at Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm

Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm, 58 Cleveland Hill Road Tamworth Village, NH Phone: 603-323-7591

September 21, 2019

Activities that show and teach about old-time farm life, like fall harvesting; historic crafts and trades ; fiber arts; apple cider pressing; bee keeping; wood turning; farm animals; antique and modern tractors; wood shop displays; dairy barn; seasonal games like scavenger hunt and hay jump; tractor-pulled wagon rides; lunch from the farmhouse kitchen; tours of barns and buildings.
Time: 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Admission: for age 11 and older, $10; kids age 5 to 10, $5.
Oktoberfest 2019 at East Hill Farm

Inn at East Hill Farm, 460 Monadnock Street Troy, NH Phone: 800-242-6495

October 6, 2019

This is more a farm dinner with German music that a full-fledged festival. Enjoy a German dinner and live oompah music. Reservations required. BYOB.
Time: Hors d’oeuvres of German Fare and live oompah music at 5 p.m.; German feast at 6 p.m.
Admission: Adults: $27.95; children: $14.50
Littleton Arts and Culture Festival 2019

Main Street Littleton, NH Phone:

September 21, 2019

The tradition continues with artists from around the region selling their creations along Littleton's picturesque Main Street. Headline and mandolinist David Grisman and his Dawg Trio perform at Ammonoosuc River Park, River Glen Lane at 4 p.m. This is a ticketed afternoon event with an opening act at 2 p.m. Tickets.
Other offerings at the festival includes a Kids’ Corner activity area, Arts Open House at 23 Ammonoosuc Street, one-hour historic downtown Littleton tours throughout the day.
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.