NH Fairs and Festivals

New Hampshire Fairs and Festivals

What are the dates of this year’s NH fairs? We’re glad you asked! Check here for dates, times and locations for your favorite New Hampshire fairs, food and brew festivals, arts and music celebrations and more.

Please note that we do our best to keep this list updated and accurate but mistakes and typos do happen to the best of us. If you notice some incorrect information (or a great event that's missing from our list) then we welcome you to let us know.

New Hampshire State and Agricultural Fairs

Stratham Fair
Date: Thursday, July 20 – Sunday, July 23, 2017
Location: Stratham Hill Park
Route 33, Stratham
Tickets: $8 for adults, ages 6-12 and seniors are $5, children under 6 are free
More information: strathamfair.com

73rd Annual North Haverhill Fair
Date: Wednesday, July 26 – Sunday, July 30, 2017
Location: 1299 Dartmouth College Highway in Haverhill
Tickets: $12 for adults, seniors are $5, children under 12 are free
More information: nohaverhillfair.com

Canterbury Fair
Date: Saturday, July 29, 2017
Location: Baptist Road, Canterbury
Tickets: Admission is free but there is a $5 parking donation fee
More information: canterburyfair.com

79th Annual Cheshire Fair
Date: Thursday, August 3 – Sunday, August 6, 2017
Location: 247 Monadnock Highway, Swanzey
Tickets: $10 for adults, ages 5-11 are $5, seniors are $6 and children under 4 are free
More information: cheshirefair.org

Belknap County 4-H Fair
Date: Saturday, August 12 – Sunday, August 13 2017
Location: Mile Hill Road, Belknap
Tickets: $7 for ages 10+, children under 10 are free
More information: facebook.com/bc4hfair and bc4hfair.org

Cornish Fair
Date: Friday, August 18 – Sunday, August 20, 2017
Location: Town House Road, Cornish
Tickets: $8 for adults, children under 12 are free
More information: cornishfair.org

Lancaster Fair
Date: Thursday, August 31 – Monday, September 4, 2017
Location: 516 Main Street, Lancaster
Tickets: $15 (including rides) on Thursday, Friday and Monday; $16 on Saturday and Sunday; seniors are free on Thursday and Monday and $10 on Friday-Sunday; children under 36" are free with paying adult
More information: lancasterfair.com

Hopkinton State Fair
Date: Friday, September 1 – Monday, September 4, 2017
Location: State Fairgrounds, Contoocook
Tickets: $12 for ages 13-59, $10 for seniors 60+, $8 for youth ages 5-12, children under 4 are free. Four day passes are also available.
More information: hsfair.org

Hillsborough County Agricultural Fair
Date: Friday, September 8 – Sunday, September 10, 2017
Location: 15 Hill Dale Lane, New Boston
Tickets: $10 for adults, children 6-12 and seniors are $5, children under 6 are free
More information: hcafair.com

Rochester Fair
Date: Friday, September 16 – Sunday, September 25, 2016; 2017 date TBD
Location: Rochester Fairgrounds
72 Lafayette Street, Rochester
Tickets: $14 for adults. Children under 36″ in height are free. If you have a children under 36″ but over 30″ and they want to go on children's rides you must buy admission for them as well. Grandstand events are $8 or $10 for box seating.
More information: rochesterfair.com

Deerfield Fair
Date: Thursday, September 28 – Sunday, October 1, 2017
Location: Deerfield Fairgrounds
Route 43, Deerfield
Tickets: $10 for ages 13+; ages 12 and younger are free
More information: deerfieldfair.com

Sandwich Fair
Date: Saturday, October 7 – Monday, October 9, 2017
Location: Sandwich Fairgrounds
Route 109 North, Center Sandwich
Tickets: $10 for adults, ages 8-12 are $3 and children under 7 are free
More information: thesandwichfair.com


New Hampshire Food and Drink Events and Festivals

Annual Chowderfest & Brews
Date: Sunday, May 29, 2016; 2017 date TBD
Location: Town Square, Waterville Valley
Tickets: $7.50 for adults, $5 for ages 12 and under
More information: waterville.com

Taste of Milford
Date: Friday, May 19, 2017
Location: Downtown/Oval Square, Milford
Tickets: $25 and $30
More information: milfordimprovementteam.org

Taste of Downtown Nashua
Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2017; 6-8:30 p.m.
Location: Downtown Nashua
Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 the day of the event
More information: downtownnashua.org

22rd Annual WOKQ Chowder Festival
Date: Saturday, June 3, 2017 starting at 11:30 a.m.
Location: Fishing Pier on Peirce Island
Marcy Street in Portsmouth
Tickets: $14 for adults, $7 for ages 12 and under, Prescott Park members are free
More information: prescottpark.org

16th Annual Best of NH Party
Date: Thursday, June 15, 2017
Location: Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, home of the NH Fisher Cats
1 Line Drive, Manchester
Tickets: $65 for adults, $19 for children
More information: bestofnh.com

Newport Brewfest
Date: Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Held rain or shine.
This brewfest only features New Hampshire nano breweries.
Location: Newport Town Common
Tickets: $19.99 in advance and $25 the day of
More information: Facebook

14th Annual Rockin' Ribfest
Date: June 16-18, 2017
Location: Anheuser-Busch Brewery
221 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack
Tickets: $7 in advance and $10 at the gate
More information: ribfestnh.com

New England Brewfest
Date: June 23-25, 2017
Location: Lincoln Village Shops
Tickets: General admission is $40 and VIP admission is $60.
More information: nebrewfest.com

Concord Multicultural Festival
Date: Saturday, June 24, 2017; 2-6 p.m.
Location: Statehouse lawn in Concord
Tickets: Free and open to everyone
More information: concordNHmulticulturalfestival.org

NH PoutineFest
Date: Saturday, June 24, 2017
Location: Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, home of the NH Fisher Cats
1 Line Drive, Manchester
Tickets: $30-$40
More information: nhpoutinefest.com

Jewish Food Festival
Date: Sunday, July 9, 2017
Location: Temple B'Nai Israel, 210 Court St., Laconia
More information: tbinh.org

Seacoast Microbrew Festival
Date: July 15, 2017
Location: Henry Law Park, Dover
Tickets: $35 or $50 for VIP access
More information: seacoastbrewfest.com

Granite State Brewers Association Summer Fest
Date: July 22, 2017; 12-4 p.m.
Location:  Kiwanis Waterfront Park, Concord
More information: granitestatebrewersassociation.org

Manchester Brewfest
Date: July 29, 2017; 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location:  Arms Park, Manchester
Tickets: $50 for VIP and $40 for general admission
More information: manchesterbrewfest.com

Wyman Tavern Brew Fest
Date: August 5, 2017
Location: Wyman Tavern Museum, 339 Main St., Keene
More information: hsccnh.org/event/wyman-tavern-brew-fest-2

17th Annual Chocolate Fest
Date: 2017 date TBD
Location: Waterville Valley’s Town Square
Tickets: The concert is free and desserts are sold by the piece (cash only).
More information: waterville.com

Mahrajan Festival
Date: TBD, usually held in mid August
Location: Our Lady of the Cedars Church
140 Mitchell St., Manchester
More information: mahrajan-nh.com

5th Annual Gate City Brewfest & Wing Competition
Date: August 20, 2017 from 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Location: Holman Stadium, 67 Amherst St., Nashua
Tickets: $25 in advance and $30 day of
More information:
gatecitybrewfestnh.com

Fire on the Mountain Chili Fest
Date: Sunday, August 20, 2017
Location: Pats Peak Ski Area
Flanders Road, Henniker
Tickets: Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 10 and under
More information: chilinewhampshire.org

Hampton Beach Seafood Festival
Date: Friday, September 8 – Sunday, September 10, 2017
Location: Hampton Beach
Ocean Boulevard, Hampton
Tickets: $5 per person (admission does not include food or drinks)
More information: hamptonbeachseafoodfestival.com

Taste of Downtown Manchester
Date: Usually a Wednesday in mid-late September; TBD for 2017
Location: Downtown/Elm Street, Manchester
Tickets: Between $25-$30
More information: intownmanchester.com

Claremont Brewfest - Battle of the Brews
Date: September 16, 2017
Location: Visitor's Center Green, Claremont
Tickets: $25 and $45
More information: claremontbrewfest.com

Passport Craft Beer & Food Tour
Date: TBD for 2017
Location: Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hanocock St., Portsmouth
More information: nhptv.org/passport

6th Annual Exeter Powder Keg Beer & Chili Festival
Date: Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: Swasey Parkway, Exeter
Tickets: $30 for full admission, $15 for designated driver and youth
More information: powderkegbeerfest.com

Attitash Mountain Resort 20th Annual Oktoberfest
Date: October 7-8, 2017
Location: Attitash Mountain Resort, 775 Rte. 302, Bartlett
More information:
attitash.com/event/oktoberfest

WHEB Chili Cookoff
Date: October 8, 2017
Location: Prescott Park, Portsmouth
Tickets: Entry is $17.50/adults and $6/kids, children under 5 are free. Admission gets you unlimited chili samples
More information: prescottpark.org/event/chili

New Hampshire Brewfest
Date: October 14, 2017
Location: Redhook Ale Brewery
35 Corporate Drive, Portsmouth
More information: prescottpark.org/


Annual New Hampshire Festivals

41st Annual Sheep and Wool Festival
Date: May 13-14, 2017
Location: Deerfield Fairgrounds, Deerfield
More information: www.nhswga.com

Prescott Park Arts Festival
Date: Events take place throughout the Summer
Location: Prescott Park, Portsmouth
More information: prescottpark.org

Laconia Motorcycle Week
Date: June 10-18, 2017
Location: Downtown Laconia, Weirs Beach
More information: laconiamcweek.com

24th Annual Celebration of Lupines (formally the Fields of Lupine Festival)
Date: June 2017
Location: Various locations throughout Sugar Hill, NH
More information: franconianotch.org

Market Days Festival
Date: Thursday, June 22 – Saturday, June 24, 2017
Location: Downtown Concord
Tickets: Admission is free
More information: intownconcord.org/events/market-days

Hillsborough Balloon Festival
Date: July 6-9, 2017
Location: Grimes Field
Henniker Street, Hillsborough
Tickets: Admission is free, parking is $5
More information: balloonfestival.org

28th Annual Craft Fair at the Bay
Date: July 15-16, 2017
Location: Alton Bay Community House & Waterfront
24 Mt. Major Highway, Alton Bay
More information: castleberryfairs.com

American Independence Festival
Date: July 15, 2017
Location: American Independence Museum
1 Governor's Lane, Exeter
Tickets: $7.50 for adults, $3.75 for kids (12-18 years old)
More information: independencemuseum.org/american-independence-festival

Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival
Date: August 2-5, 2017
Location: Sugar Shack Campground
2010 Rte. 175, Thornton
More information: pemivalleybluegrass.com

Jericho ATV Festival
Date: August 4-5, 2017
Location: Jericho Mountain State Park
298 Jericho Lake Road, Berlin
More information: androscogginvalleychamber.com/jericho-atv-festival

League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s Fair
Date: Saturday, August 5 – Sunday, August 13, 2017; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily
Location: Mount Sunapee Resort
Route 103, Newbury
Tickets: $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and children
More information: nhcrafts.org

60th Annual NH Antiques Show
Date: Thursday, August 10 – Saturday, August 12, 2017
Location: Radisson Hotel
700 Elm Street, Manchester
Tickets: $15 on Thursday, $10 on Friday and Saturday
More information: nhada.org

25th Annual Lincoln Summer Craft Festival
Date: August 12-13, 2017
Location: Village Shops & Town Green
138 Main St., Lincoln
More information: castleberryfairs.com

White Mountain Art & Artisan Festival
Date: August 19-20, 2017
Location: Jackson Village Park
Rte. 16A, Jackson
More information: jacksonnh.com/event/966/White-Mountain-Art--Artisan-Festival

Hampton Beach Children’s Festival
Date: August 14-18, 2017
Location: Hampton Beach
Ocean Boulevard, Hampton
Tickets: This is a free event to attend
More information: hamptonbeach.org/

21st Annual White Mountain Boogie N' Blues Festival
Date: Friday, August 18 – Sunday, August 20, 2017
Location: Sugar Shack Campground, Thornton
Tickets: $25-$40
More information: whitemountainboogie.com

Atlas PyroVision Festival of Fireworks
Date: TBD for 2017
Location: Jaffrey Airfield Silver Ranch
190 Turnpike Rd., Jaffrey
Tickets: $10-$250 depending on group size and vehicle
More information: atlaspyro.com

North Country Moose Festival
Date: Friday, August 25 – Sunday, August 27, 2017
Location: Downtown Colebrook
Tickets: This is a free event to attend
More information: chamberofthenorthcountry.com/moose-festival.html

Exeter UFO Festival
Date: Saturday, September 2 – Sunday, September 3, 2017
Location: Swasey Parkway, Exeter
More information: exeterufofestival.org

25th Annual Duck Race and Auburn Day
Date: Saturday, September 9, 2017
Location: Downtown Auburn by Griffin Falls in Auburn
Tickets: This is a free event to attend
More information: auburnhistorical.org

Canterbury Artisan Festival
Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017
Location: Canterbury Shaker Village
288 Shaker Road, Canterbury
Tickets: $12 for adults; $6 for children ages 6-17; children 5 and under attend free.
More information: shakers.org

New Hampshire Highland Games
Date: Friday, September 15 – Sunday, September 17, 2017
Location: Loon Mountain
Route 112, Lincoln
Tickets: Prices range from $20 to $43
More information: nhscot.org

13th Annual Fairy House Festival
Date: Saturday, September 23 – Sunday, September 24, 2017
Location: Prescott Park
Marcy Street, Portsmouth
Tickets: $25 for families, $5 for children, $12 for adults
More information: prescottpark.org


Fall and Foliage Festivals

10th Annual Merrimack Fall Festival
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016; TBD for 2017
Location: James Mastricola Upper Elementary School
26 Baboosic Lake Road, Merrimack
Tickets: This is a free event to attend
More information: facebook.com

28th Annual Milford Pumpkin Festival
Date: Friday, October 6 – Sunday, October 8, 2017
Location: Milford Oval in downtown Milford
Tickets: This is a free event to attend
More information: milfordpumpkinfestival.org

70th Annual Warner Fall Foliage Festival
Date: Friday, October 6 – Sunday, October 8, 2017
Location: Downtown Warner
Main Street, Warner
Tickets: This is a free event to attend (parking fees may apply)
More information: wfff.org

Somersworth Pumpkin Festival
Date: October 8, 2016; TBD for 2017
Location: Somersworth Plaza
Somersworth Plaza, Somersworth, NH
Tickets: Adults are free; kids are $12
More information: nhfestivals.org/pumpkin-festival.html

NH Pumpkin Festival
Date: October 14, 2017
Location: Downtown Laconia
Tickets: This is a free event
More information:
nhpumpkinfestival.com

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