Guide to Fall and Foliage in New Hampshire

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August 2015

Fall and Foliage in NH

10 Great Foliage Hikes in NH

Tips for a great autumn hike far from the madding crowd.

Scenic Foliage Drives and Byways in New Hampshire

A regional guide to help you find the best foliage in New Hampshire.

Fall and Foliage Festivals In NH

Here's a list of New Hampshire fall, foliage and pumpkin festivals happening in 2014.

New Hampshire State and Agricultural Fairs

Mark your calendar for the Rochester Fair, Deerfield Fair, Hillsborough County Fair and more!

Head to Hanover for fall shopping

Head to one of New Hampshire's college towns for fall shopping

Five Places to Find German Food in NH

Celebrate Oktoberfest in New Hampshire at the following locations.

Fall Cocktail Recipe With Cabin Fever Maple Flavored Whiskey

A apple cider and Cabin Fever Maple Whiskey cocktail - hot or cold - that's perfect for fall.
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Food and recipes

Five Places to Find German Food in NH

Celebrate Oktoberfest in New Hampshire at the following locations.

Favorite fall treat: Cider Donuts

A cider donut recipe plus local NH stores and orchards where you can get hot and fresh donuts.

Great Pumpkin Dishes and Foods for Fall

Find the best pumpkin food items from fudge and ice cream to pasta and bread.

Fall-themed recipes from New Hampshire chefs

We've compiled all our recipes that feature fall produce, like butternut squash and apples, and those that would be perfect for a Thanksgiving table, such as roasted turkey or baked Brie with cranberries.
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Fairs, Fall and Halloween Events

July 2015

Sundays through October weather permitting. Opens at 7 a.m. The Flea is a great place to buy or sell antiques and collectibles - one of the oldest and largest flea markets in NH and a...

Cost: Free - $2 Parking

Where:
Hollis Flea Market
447 Silverlake Road
Hollis, NH  03049
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Telephone: (603) 465-7677
Contact Name: Nick
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Enjoy a wonderful Champagne Brunch with live entertainment aboard the M/S Mount Washington while you cruise Lake Winnipesaukee, the most beautiful scenic cruise in New England. Lake Winnipesaukee...

Cost: $47.00

Where:
M/S Mount Washington
211 Lakeside Ave.
Weirs Beach, NH  03246
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Telephone: (603) 366-5531
Contact Name: Ticket Office
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The Ultimate Jimmy Buffett Experience! A two-day music festival featuring Bluffett, the nation's premier Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band in an island-inspired atmosphere of games, contests,...

Cost: Ticket information on the website

Where:
Tri City Stadium Rochester Fairgrounds
72 Lafayette Street
Rochester, NH  03867
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Sponsor: Fest Events New England
Telephone: (978) 361-2124
Contact Name: Jude David
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The Hampton Beach Comedy Festival returns for its sixth year, with four nights of shows featuring top national comedians who have appeared on "Letterman," "Conan," Comedy...

Cost: $18

Where:
Ashworth By The Sea
295 Ocean Boulevard
Hampton, NH  03842
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Sponsor: Scamps Comedy Productions
Telephone: (978) 828-9532
Contact Name: Dave Rattigan
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This year's Prescott Park Arts Festival's summer family play is "Peter Pan." Based on J.M. Barrie's classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score by Morris...

Where:
Prescott Park
105 Marcy St.
Portsmouth, NH  03801
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Website »

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Celebrating 70 years, the North Haverhill Fair features concerts, the North Haverhill's Got Talent competition, fireworks, children's events (face painting, milk mustache competition Kiddie...

Cost: $12 for adults, seniors are $5, children under 12 are free

Where:
Fairgrounds
1299 Dartmouth College Highway
Haverhill, NH  03774
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A romantic escape at Snowvillage Inn can completely recharge you and your relationship. Come experience what the “Charming Country Inn" (NH Magazine, Best of NH 2015) in NH has to offer....

Cost: $1,159

Where:
Snowvillage Inn
136 Stewart Road
Snowvillage, NH  03832
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Sponsor: Snowvillage Inn
Telephone: (603) 447-2818
Contact Name: Carrie
Website »

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A delightful summer tradition since 1974. Held in the waterfront Prescott Park, the festival offers a full summer of events that are family appropriate. Here's a sample of what's...

Cost: Cost vary - see the website for details

Where:
Prescott Park
105 Marcy St.
Portsmouth, NH  03801
View map »


Website »

More information

Come enjoy a peaceful stay with magnificent views and serene surroundings at the Snowvillage Inn.  We have the perfect package for two, who love to take a drive, enjoy the view and find an...

Cost: All Inclusive Package Starts at $389

Where:
Snowvillage Inn
136 Stewart Road
Snowville, NH  03832
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Sponsor: Snowvillage Inn
Telephone: (603) 447-2818
Website »

More information

Based in the Portsmouth, New Hampshire area, the Halcyon Music Festival brings together world-class artists and young professionals of the highest caliber to live, work, and perform together. It is...

Where:
Various Venues
Portsmouth, Exeter and Durham, NH


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Catch the original 1939 "Wizard of Oz" film on the big screen backed by the live NHMF Orchestra! Follow the yellow brick road to this beautiful summer concert venue in Gilford. Hear...

Where:
Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook
72 Meadowbrook Ln.
Gilford, NH  03249
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Telephone: (603) 293-4700
Website »

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Come enjoy a peaceful stay with magnificent views and serene surroundings at the Snowvillage Inn.  We have the perfect package for two, who love to take a drive, enjoy the view and find an...

Cost: All Inclusive Package Starts at $389

Where:
Snowvillage Inn
136 Stewart Road
Snowville, NH  03832
View map »


Sponsor: Snowvillage Inn
Telephone: (603) 447-2818
Website »

More information

A delightful summer tradition since 1974. Held in the waterfront Prescott Park, the festival offers a full summer of events that are family appropriate. Here's a sample of what's...

Cost: Cost vary - see the website for details

Where:
Prescott Park
105 Marcy St.
Portsmouth, NH  03801
View map »


Website »

More information

A romantic escape at Snowvillage Inn can completely recharge you and your relationship. Come experience what the “Charming Country Inn" (NH Magazine, Best of NH 2015) in NH has to offer....

Cost: $1,159

Where:
Snowvillage Inn
136 Stewart Road
Snowvillage, NH  03832
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Sponsor: Snowvillage Inn
Telephone: (603) 447-2818
Contact Name: Carrie
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The Waldorf School Children’s Series has grown dramatically in recent years, and these popular family events now average over 500 attendees per week.  The host site, the Rotary Arts...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Rotary Arts Pavilion Stage
6 Washington Street
Dover, NH  03820
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Sponsor: Seacoast Waldorf School
Telephone: (603) 742-2218
Website »

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A delightful summer tradition since 1974. Held in the waterfront Prescott Park, the festival offers a full summer of events that are family appropriate. Here's a sample of what's...

Cost: Cost vary - see the website for details

Where:
Prescott Park
105 Marcy St.
Portsmouth, NH  03801
View map »


Website »

More information

Come enjoy a peaceful stay with magnificent views and serene surroundings at the Snowvillage Inn.  We have the perfect package for two, who love to take a drive, enjoy the view and find an...

Cost: All Inclusive Package Starts at $389

Where:
Snowvillage Inn
136 Stewart Road
Snowville, NH  03832
View map »


Sponsor: Snowvillage Inn
Telephone: (603) 447-2818
Website »

More information

A romantic escape at Snowvillage Inn can completely recharge you and your relationship. Come experience what the “Charming Country Inn" (NH Magazine, Best of NH 2015) in NH has to offer....

Cost: $1,159

Where:
Snowvillage Inn
136 Stewart Road
Snowvillage, NH  03832
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Sponsor: Snowvillage Inn
Telephone: (603) 447-2818
Contact Name: Carrie
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National & Regional Tribute Artists take the stage at the Tri-City Stadium at the Rochester Fairgrounds for a weekend-long dedication to legendary bands that cross several generations...

Cost: See website for information

Where:
Tri City Stadium - Rochester Fairgrounds
72 Lafayette Street
Rochester, NH  03867
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Sponsor: Fest Events New England
Telephone: (978) 361-2124
Contact Name: Jude David
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There is nothing better than a warm summer day at the Seacoast Growers Association Farmers’ Market with a live acoustic music performance on site.  This...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce
550 Central Avenue
Dover, NH  03820
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Telephone: (603) 742-2218
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This traditional farmers market features ultra-fresh and local produce, meats, dairy, baked goods, artisan bread, micro-brew ale, maple products, flowers and crafts. Each week there will be a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Canterbury Center, next to Elkins Public Library
9 Center Road
Canterbury, NH  03224
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Sponsor: Canterbury Community Farmers Market Assoc.
Telephone: (603) 783-9043
Contact Name: Julie Dewdney
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This year the Shark in the Park will be at the Cochecho Arts Festival for the 12th straight year. Back will be a line up of the Seacoast’s best classic rock bands, however, the series is...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Rotary Arts Pavilion Stage
6 Washington Street
Dover, NH  03820
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Sponsor: 102.1 & 105.3 The Shark
Telephone: (603) 742-2218
Website »

More information

A romantic escape at Snowvillage Inn can completely recharge you and your relationship. Come experience what the “Charming Country Inn" (NH Magazine, Best of NH 2015) in NH has to offer....

Cost: $1,159

Where:
Snowvillage Inn
136 Stewart Road
Snowvillage, NH  03832
View map »


Sponsor: Snowvillage Inn
Telephone: (603) 447-2818
Contact Name: Carrie
Website »

More information

Events at the Cheshire Fair include the Battle of the Bands, tractor pulls, a cupcake eating contest, exhibits, a demolition derby, daily shows, music, rides, games, educational gardens and much...

Cost: $10 for adults, ages 5-11 are $5, seniors are $6 and children under 4 are free

Where:
Fairgrounds
Monadnock Highway
Swanzey, NH  03446
View map »


Website »

More information

A delightful summer tradition since 1974. Held in the waterfront Prescott Park, the festival offers a full summer of events that are family appropriate. Here's a sample of what's...

Cost: Cost vary - see the website for details

Where:
Prescott Park
105 Marcy St.
Portsmouth, NH  03801
View map »


Website »

More information

Come enjoy a peaceful stay with magnificent views and serene surroundings at the Snowvillage Inn.  We have the perfect package for two, who love to take a drive, enjoy the view and find an...

Cost: All Inclusive Package Starts at $389

Where:
Snowvillage Inn
136 Stewart Road
Snowville, NH  03832
View map »


Sponsor: Snowvillage Inn
Telephone: (603) 447-2818
Website »

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Manchester Arts Market will feature work by artists and artisans of the Greater Manchester Area, as well as cross-pollenators from other communities. Variety, quality and fun are the goal. If you...

Cost: Free

Where:
Veteran’s Park
889 Elm St.
Manchester, NH  03101
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Website »

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For five consecutive Thursdays, enjoy world-class live music in the Mt. Washington area. $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and free for children 12 and under. Early concerts begin at 6 p.m. and main...

Cost: $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and free for children 12 and under.

Where:
Cranmore Mountain Resort
1 Skimobile Road
North Conway, NH  03860
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Free pre-concert lectures start at 7 p.m. Classical Conversations will increase your appreciation of, and involvement with, the music presented this summer. Join music director Donato Cabrera...

Cost: $22-$75. Half off for 18 and under and college students with ID.

Where:
Silver Center for the Arts Hanaway Theatre
114 Main Street
Plymouth, NH  03264
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Telephone: (603) 238-9007
Website »

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A delightful summer tradition since 1974. Held in the waterfront Prescott Park, the festival offers a full summer of events that are family appropriate. Here's a sample of what's...

Cost: Cost vary - see the website for details

Where:
Prescott Park
105 Marcy St.
Portsmouth, NH  03801
View map »


Website »

More information

Events at the Cheshire Fair include the Battle of the Bands, tractor pulls, a cupcake eating contest, exhibits, a demolition derby, daily shows, music, rides, games, educational gardens and much...

Cost: $10 for adults, ages 5-11 are $5, seniors are $6 and children under 4 are free

Where:
Fairgrounds
Monadnock Highway
Swanzey, NH  03446
View map »


Website »

More information

Come enjoy a peaceful stay with magnificent views and serene surroundings at the Snowvillage Inn.  We have the perfect package for two, who love to take a drive, enjoy the view and find an...

Cost: All Inclusive Package Starts at $389

Where:
Snowvillage Inn
136 Stewart Road
Snowville, NH  03832
View map »


Sponsor: Snowvillage Inn
Telephone: (603) 447-2818
Website »

More information

A romantic escape at Snowvillage Inn can completely recharge you and your relationship. Come experience what the “Charming Country Inn" (NH Magazine, Best of NH 2015) in NH has to offer....

Cost: $1,159

Where:
Snowvillage Inn
136 Stewart Road
Snowvillage, NH  03832
View map »


Sponsor: Snowvillage Inn
Telephone: (603) 447-2818
Contact Name: Carrie
Website »

More information

This year's Prescott Park Arts Festival's summer family play is "Peter Pan." Based on J.M. Barrie's classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score by Morris...

Where:
Prescott Park
105 Marcy St.
Portsmouth, NH  03801
View map »


Website »

More information

The 23rd annual festival lineup promises to be one of the best yet! Many of your old favorites will be back along with some of your favorite national bluegrass bands including The Gibson Brothers,...

Where:
Benton Family's Sugar Shack Campground
2010 Rte. 175
Thornton, NH  03285
View map »


Website »

More information

Based in the Portsmouth, New Hampshire area, the Halcyon Music Festival brings together world-class artists and young professionals of the highest caliber to live, work, and perform together. It is...

Where:
Various Venues
Portsmouth, Exeter and Durham, NH


Website »

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The Friday Night Headliner Concerts are the signature Series of the Festival, with average crowds ranging from 750 to 1,500 people per night. Music lovers of all ages flock to Henry Law Park with...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Rotary Arts Pavilion Stage
6 Washington Street
Dover, NH  03820
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Sponsor: Liberty Mutual
Telephone: (603) 742-2218
Website »

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Events at the Cheshire Fair include the Battle of the Bands, tractor pulls, a cupcake eating contest, exhibits, a demolition derby, daily shows, music, rides, games, educational gardens and much...

Cost: $10 for adults, ages 5-11 are $5, seniors are $6 and children under 4 are free

Where:
Fairgrounds
Monadnock Highway
Swanzey, NH  03446
View map »


Website »

More information

Thousands of people are expected to head north to enjoy some muddy fun at this year’s ATV festival. Other than messy ATV rides you’ll find delicious food, a variety of vendors and a...

Where:
Jericho Mountain State Park
298 Jericho Lake Rd.
Berlin, NH  03570
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Telephone: (603) 752-6060
Website »

More information

A delightful summer tradition since 1974. Held in the waterfront Prescott Park, the festival offers a full summer of events that are family appropriate. Here's a sample of what's...

Cost: Cost vary - see the website for details

Where:
Prescott Park
105 Marcy St.
Portsmouth, NH  03801
View map »


Website »

More information

Based in the Portsmouth, New Hampshire area, the Halcyon Music Festival brings together world-class artists and young professionals of the highest caliber to live, work, and perform together. It is...

Where:
Various Venues
Portsmouth, Exeter and Durham, NH


Website »

More information

Come enjoy a peaceful stay with magnificent views and serene surroundings at the Snowvillage Inn.  We have the perfect package for two, who love to take a drive, enjoy the view and find an...

Cost: All Inclusive Package Starts at $389

Where:
Snowvillage Inn
136 Stewart Road
Snowville, NH  03832
View map »


Sponsor: Snowvillage Inn
Telephone: (603) 447-2818
Website »

More information

A romantic escape at Snowvillage Inn can completely recharge you and your relationship. Come experience what the “Charming Country Inn" (NH Magazine, Best of NH 2015) in NH has to offer....

Cost: $1,159

Where:
Snowvillage Inn
136 Stewart Road
Snowvillage, NH  03832
View map »


Sponsor: Snowvillage Inn
Telephone: (603) 447-2818
Contact Name: Carrie
Website »

More information

This year's Prescott Park Arts Festival's summer family play is "Peter Pan." Based on J.M. Barrie's classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score by Morris...

Where:
Prescott Park
105 Marcy St.
Portsmouth, NH  03801
View map »


Website »

More information

The 23rd annual festival lineup promises to be one of the best yet! Many of your old favorites will be back along with some of your favorite national bluegrass bands including The Gibson Brothers,...

Where:
Benton Family's Sugar Shack Campground
2010 Rte. 175
Thornton, NH  03285
View map »


Website »

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The Annual "Lou Black" Memorial Saco River PowWow will be held August 1st and 2nd at Hussey Park on River Road in North Conway, NH. Gates open at 9am each day and close at 5pm. Events...

Cost: Under 6 FREE / Seniors & under 12 $3 / Adults $5

Where:
Hussey Park
River Road
North Conway, NH  03860
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Sponsor: NH Intertribal Native American Council
Telephone: 603-630-4757
Contact Name: Peter Newell

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The League of NH Craftsmen’s Fair is now 82 years old, and this year there’s more to see and do than ever before. The fair showcases the work of some of the finest craftspeople in the...

Where:
Mount Sunapee Resort
1398 Route 103
Newbury, NH  03255
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Website »

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“We are such stuff as dreams are made on” rings true as Prospera and daughter Miranda watch a ship full of nobles engulfed in a tempestuous storm. With magic assistance and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Henry Law Park, Lower Park
Henry Law Ave
Dover, NH  03820
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Sponsor: theatre.unmasked
Telephone: (207) 358-9887
Contact Name: Aimee Blesing
Website »

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Listen to a live performance while indulging in decadent chocolate desserts in Waterville Valley’s Town Square. Fireworks will be set off over Corcoran Pond at 8:30 p.m. Other events:...

Cost: Admission is free, desserts are sold by the piece.

Where:
Waterville Valley Resort
1 Ski Area Rd.
Waterville Valley, NH  03215
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Waterville Valley, NH – Satisfy your sweet tooth at Waterville Valley Resort’s 16th Annual Chocolate Festival on Saturday, August 1. This annual event celebrates all things...

Cost: Charge for dessert & beverage

Where:
Waterville Valley Town Square
Village Road
Waterville Valley, NH  03215
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Sponsor: Waterville Valley Resort
Telephone: (800) 468-2553
Website »

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The award-winning Concord Arts Market was founded in the Fall of 2008, in downtown Concord, NH. CAM is a weekly, juried outdoor artisan and fine art market. It was NH's very first event of its...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bicentennial Square
Concord, NH  03301


Website »

More information

A delightful summer tradition since 1974. Held in the waterfront Prescott Park, the festival offers a full summer of events that are family appropriate. Here's a sample of what's...

Cost: Cost vary - see the website for details

Where:
Prescott Park
105 Marcy St.
Portsmouth, NH  03801
View map »


Website »

More information

Come enjoy a peaceful stay with magnificent views and serene surroundings at the Snowvillage Inn.  We have the perfect package for two, who love to take a drive, enjoy the view and find an...

Cost: All Inclusive Package Starts at $389

Where:
Snowvillage Inn
136 Stewart Road
Snowville, NH  03832
View map »


Sponsor: Snowvillage Inn
Telephone: (603) 447-2818
Website »

More information

Grab a blanket and join us for some beautiful country sounds. More information to follow! Suggested donation is $8 - $10.

Where:
Prescott Park
Portsmouth, NH


Telephone: (603) 436-2848
Website »

More information

Based in the Portsmouth, New Hampshire area, the Halcyon Music Festival brings together world-class artists and young professionals of the highest caliber to live, work, and perform together. It is...

Where:
Various Venues
Portsmouth, Exeter and Durham, NH


Website »

More information

The 23rd annual festival lineup promises to be one of the best yet! Many of your old favorites will be back along with some of your favorite national bluegrass bands including The Gibson Brothers,...

Where:
Benton Family's Sugar Shack Campground
2010 Rte. 175
Thornton, NH  03285
View map »


Website »

More information

A romantic escape at Snowvillage Inn can completely recharge you and your relationship. Come experience what the “Charming Country Inn" (NH Magazine, Best of NH 2015) in NH has to offer....

Cost: $1,159

Where:
Snowvillage Inn
136 Stewart Road
Snowvillage, NH  03832
View map »


Sponsor: Snowvillage Inn
Telephone: (603) 447-2818
Contact Name: Carrie
Website »

More information

Thousands of people are expected to head north to enjoy some muddy fun at this year’s ATV festival. Other than messy ATV rides you’ll find delicious food, a variety of vendors and a...

Where:
Jericho Mountain State Park
298 Jericho Lake Rd.
Berlin, NH  03570
View map »


Telephone: (603) 752-6060
Website »

More information

This year's Prescott Park Arts Festival's summer family play is "Peter Pan." Based on J.M. Barrie's classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score by Morris...

Where:
Prescott Park
105 Marcy St.
Portsmouth, NH  03801
View map »


Website »

More information

Events at the Cheshire Fair include the Battle of the Bands, tractor pulls, a cupcake eating contest, exhibits, a demolition derby, daily shows, music, rides, games, educational gardens and much...

Cost: $10 for adults, ages 5-11 are $5, seniors are $6 and children under 4 are free

Where:
Fairgrounds
Monadnock Highway
Swanzey, NH  03446
View map »


Website »

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August 2015

Where to find foliage

Scenic Foliage Drives and Byways in New Hampshire

A regional guide to help you find the best foliage in New Hampshire.

Monadnock Region Fall Foliage Tour for Motorcycles or Cars

A planned fall foliage route in the gorgeous Monadnock Region ideal for motorcyclists. (Though cars are fine too!)

White Mountains Region Fall Foliage Tour for Motorcycles or Cars

A planned fall foliage route through New Hampshire's majestic White Mountains ideal for motorcyclists. (Though cars are fine too!)

Seacoast Fall Foliage Tour for Motorcycles or Cars

A planned fall foliage route along the seacoast ideal for motorcyclists. (Though cars are fine too!)

Lakes Region Fall Foliage Tour for Motorcycles or Cars

A planned fall foliage route around Lake Winnipesaukee ideal for motorcyclists. (Though cars are fine too!)

Great North Woods Fall Foliage Tour for Motorcycles or Cars

A planned fall foliage route in the Great North Woods ideal for motorcyclists. (Though cars are fine too!)
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August 2015

Halloween and Haunted NH

NH Halloween celebrations and trick-or-treat times

Family-friendly Halloween celebrations hosted by towns and trick-or-treat times for New Hampshire.

Halloween Events and Haunted Houses in New Hampshire

Whether you're looking to dance the night away in costume, want to find thrills and chills at a haunted house or need something a little less scary for children, we've got the Halloween event for you!

Dining with ghosts at The Windham Restaurant

It gives the catchphrase "food and spirits" a whole new meaning

"New Hampshire Book of the Dead" by Roxie Zwicker

Find out why graveyards are much more than burial spots

The story of "An Outcast Band"

Six people — victims of the 1792 smallpox epidemic — are buried together in a once-remote pasture in Jaffrey
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