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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.

Antique cars at Sandwich Fair-credit-NH Division of Travel and Tourism Development
hampton beach seafood festival
Hampton Beach Seafood Festival 2022

Ocean Boulevard (Center Beach), Hampton Beach, NH Phone: 603-926-8718

September 9-11, 2022

Sixty of the seacoast’s top restaurants serve seafood favorites like fried clams, shrimp, and lobster and non-seafood items like barbecue, blooming onions, and desserts; 80 arts and crafts vendors; live entertainment on two stages; fireworks on Saturday night; end-of-season sidewalk sales; a beer tent; lobster eating contest, chef demonstrations.
Time: Friday, 1-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
american independence festival
American Independence Festival 2022

American Independence Museum, Ladd Street near Water Street, Exeter, NH Phone: 603-772-2622

July 16, 2022

Enjoy historical reenactments and activities for all ages at the American Independence Museum. Featuring artisans, concerts, snacks, games, sing-alongs, crafts, and more. See website for additional details.

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Vintage & Vine Wine Festival 2022

Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock Street, Portsmouth, NH Phone:

September 10, 2022

Vintage & Vine fine wine and food festival and silent auction is Strawbery Banke Museum’s major yearly fund-raiser. Chefs serve original tastes from centrally located grills and grazing locations. A wine raffle and silent auction covers many greats treats from travel to shows. Cuppa Joe performs jazz and blues under the September sky. Checks the website for chefs’ names and items in the auction.
Time: 5-7:30 p.m.
Admission: General, $85; VIP with early access, $125; designated driver, $35
Hillsborough Balloon Festival and Fair - Hillsborough, NH - Credit Hillsborough Summerfest
Hillsborough Summer Festival 2022

Grimes Field - 29 Preston Street Hillsborough, NH, 03244 Phone: 603-464-0377

July 7-10, 2022

Live entertainment on Friday and Saturday; midway and carnival rides every day; fireworks on Saturday; 5k road race on Friday; car and truck show on Sunday; parade on Sunday at noon. Full Schedule
Time: Thursday 6-10pm; Friday 5-11pm; Saturday Noon-11pm; Sunday Noon-5pm.
Admission: Parking is $10 per carload, Unlimited Ride Wristbands are $20.
Great Waters in Wolfeboro, NH - Book your tickets now for our 2022 Season! Click here for our calendar.