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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
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.
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!
Mount Washington Chocolate Festival 2020

Selected Inns and Businesses in Mount Washington Valley Intervale, NH Phone:

February 23, 2020

Nearly 30 miles of outdoor winter fun and cozy indoor chocolate tasting events. You can ski, snowshoe, or drive around Mount Washington and indulge yourself inside warm inns loaded with a huge selection of chocolate treats, along with tastings of Tuckerman's beer of Conway. Also, two trailside stops also offered chocolate martinis for sale. See event website for names of participating inns, a bakery, a ski center. Every participant will have a Festival map and brochure for each trail side business to validate to confirm your stop.
Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: advance purchase, $30; day of event, $35.
GoNorth Snofest 2020

Coleman State Park, Coleman Lodges and the Swift Diamond Riders clubhouse Stewartstown, NH Phone: 603-237-8939

March 6-7, 2020

Shuttle service is available, with stops at all locations.
Snowmobile displays and test drives of 2021 models at Coleman State Park, 1166 Diamond Pond Road, Stewartstown. With the purchase of a daily $10 demo pass, attendees will able to test drive as many machines as they would like. Must be age 18 or older, with a drivers license.
Groomer rodeo at the Swift Diamond Riders will clubhouse, 978 Diamond Pond Road, Stewartstown. Check out the newest grooming equipment.
Spirits of the North Country beer and wine tasting at Coleman Lodges, 36 Eckerd Alley Way, Stewartstown. Along with the tastings, also come to enjoy snowshoeing, fat tire biking and winter survival techniques.
Parade of Lights on Back Lake in Pittsburg (March 7)
Steak Feed at Umbagog Snowmobile Association in Errol (March 7).
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Bill Koch League Festival 2020

Great Glen Trails, NH Route 16 Pinkham Notch, NH Phone:

February 29 and March 1, 2020

This festival is the marquee event of the Bill Koch League, the largest cross country ski program for children in the United States. The weekend will feature relay and individual races by age group, as well as a healthy mix of non-racing activities that everyone can enjoy. The theme of 2020's Festival will be Superheroes. Map of festival grounds.