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.

Stratham Fair
Date: Thursday, July 21 – Sunday, July 24, 2016
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

North Haverhill Fair
Date: Wednesday, July 27 – Sunday, July 31, 2016
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 30, 2016
Location: Baptist Road, Canterbury
Tickets: Admission is free but there is a $5 parking donation fee
More information: canterburyfair.com

Cheshire Fair
Date: Thursday, August 4 – Sunday, August 7, 2016
Location: 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 13 – Sunday, August 14, 2016
Location: Mile Hill Road, Belknap
Tickets: $7 for ages 10+, children under 10 are free
More information: bc4hfair.org

Cornish Fair
Date: Friday, August 19 – Sunday, August 21, 2016
Location: Town House Road, Cornish
Tickets: $8 for adults, children under 12 are free
More information: cornishfair.org

Lancaster Fair
Date: Thursday, September 1 – Monday, 5, 2016
Location: 516 Main Street, Lancaster
Tickets: $15 (including rides) on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Monday; $16 on Saturday and Sunday; children and seniors are free
More information: lancasterfair.com

Hopkinton State Fair
Date: Friday, September 2 – Monday, September 5, 2016
Location: State Fairgrounds, Contoocook
Tickets: $10 for ages 10+, children under 10 are free
More information: hsfair.org

Rochester Fair
Date: Friday, September 16 – Sunday, September 25, 2016
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

Hillsborough County Agricultural Fair
Date: Friday, September 9 – Sunday, September 11, 2016
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

Deerfield Fair
Date: Thursday, September 29 – Sunday, October 2, 2016
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 8 – Monday, October 10, 2016
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
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, June 3, 2016
Location: Downtown/Oval Square, Milford
Tickets: $25 and $30
More information: milfordimprovementteam.org

Taste of Downtown Nashua
Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Location: Downtown Nashua
Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 the day of the event
More information: downtownnashua.org

Chowder Festival
Date: Saturday, June 4, 2016 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

Best of NH Party
Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016
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 18, 2016 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

Phantom Gourmet BBQ and Country Music Festival
Date: June 24-26, 2016
Location: Tri-City Arena at the Rochester Fairgrounds
72 Lafayette Street, Rochester
Tickets: $5
More information: festeventsne.com/events

13th Annual Rockin' Ribfest
Date: June 17-19, 2016
Location: Anheuser-Busch Brewery
221 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack
Tickets: $7 in advance and $10 at the gate
More information: ribfestnh.com

Phantom Gourmet BBQ & Music Festival
Date: June 24-26, 2016
Location: Tri-City Stadium
72 Lafayette St., Rochester Fairgrounds, Rochester
Tickets: $5
More information: phantomgourmetbbq.com

New England Brewfest
Date: June 24-26, 2016
Location: Lincoln Village Shops
Tickets: General admission is $40 and VIP admission is $60.
More information: nebrewfest.com

Seacoast Microbrew Festival
Date: July 9-10, 2016
Location: Henry Law Park, Dover
Tickets: $35 or $50 for VIP access
More information: seacoastbrewfest.com

Jewish Food Festival
Date: Sunday, July 10, 2016
Location: Temple B'Nai Israel, 210 Court St., Laconia
More information: tbinh.org

Granite State Brewers Association Summer Fest
Date: July 30, 2016
Location: Arms Park, Manchester
More information: granitestatebrewersassociation.org

Wyman Tavern Brew Fest
Date: July 30, 2016 from 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Location: Wyman Tavern Museum, 339 Main St., Keene
More information: hsccnh.org/event/wyman-tavern-brew-fest-2

17th Annual Chocolate Fest
Date: Saturday, July 30, 2016
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 August
Location: Our Lady of the Cedars Church
140 Mitchell St., Manchester
More information: mahrajan-nh.com

Beveridge Summer Fest
Date: August 13, 2016 from 12 p.m.-4 p.m.
Location: Abenaki Ski Area, 390 Pine Hill Rd., Wolfeboro
More information: Facebook

Gate City Brewfest & Wing Competition
Date: August 20, 2016 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 21, 2016
Location: Pats Peak Ski Area
Flanders Road, Henniker
Tickets: Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 10 and under
More information: chilinewhampshire.org

Wicked Wine and Brew Fest
Date: September 2016 (typically, the second Saturday in September)
Location: Funway Park
Route 3A, Litchfield
Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door, $5 for children and designated drivers
More information: wickedwineandbrew.com

Hampton Beach Seafood Festival
Date: Friday, September 9 – Sunday, September 11, 2016
Location: Hampton Beach
Ocean Boulevard, Hampton
Tickets: $5 per person (admission does not include food or drinks)
More information: hamptonbeachseafoodfestival.com

White Mountains Brewers Festival
Date: September 17, 2016 from 12 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Location: Doc Cote Field in Plymouth
Tickets: $35
More information: whitemountainsbrewersfestival.com

Taste of Downtown Manchester
Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Location: Downtown/Elm Street, Manchester
Tickets: Between $25-$30
More information: intownmanchester.com

Claremont Brewfest - Battle of the Brews
Date: September 24, 2016
Location: Visitor's Center Green, Claremont
Tickets: $25 and $45
More information: claremontbrewfest.com

Passport Craft Beer & Food Tour
Date: September 27, 2016 from 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; VIP reception starts at 4 p.m.
Location: Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hanocock St., Portsmouth
More information: nhptv.org/passport

Exeter Powder Keg Beer & Chili Festival
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016 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 19th Annual Oktoberfest
Date: October 8-9, 2016
Location: Attitash Mountain Resort, 775 Rte. 302, Bartlett
More information:
attitash.com/event/oktoberfest

WHEB Chili Cookoff
Date: October 9, 2016
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 15, 2016
Location: Redhook Ale Brewery
35 Corporate Drive, Portsmouth
More information: prescottpark.org/brew2009.cfm


Annual New Hampshire Festivals

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

Laconia Motorcycle Week
Date: June 11-19
Location: Downtown Laconia, Weirs Beach
More information: laconiamcweek.com
New this year at Laconia Motorcycle week is LaconiaFest, headlined by Steven Tyler. Concerts will be held at the Weirs Drive-in Theatre at

22nd Annual Celebration of Lupines (formally the Fields of Lupine Festival)
Date: June, 2016
Location: Various locations throughout Sugar Hill, NH
More information: franconianotch.org/2016/03/2016-sugar-hill-lupine-festival

Great Waters Music Festival
Date: Concerts are held starting June 24 through August 26, 2016
Location: Anderson Hall at Brewster Academy and the Kingswood Arts Center, Wolfeboro
More information: greatwaters.org

6th Annual Wyman Tavern Festival
Date: June 18, 2016
Location: Historical Society of Cheshire County’s historic Wyman’s Tavern, Keene
More information: hsccnh.org

Market Days Festival
Date: Thursday, June 23 – Saturday, June 25, 2016
Location: Downtown Concord
Tickets: Admission is free
More information: intownconcord.org/events/market-days

Summer Solstice Craft Festival on the Plains
Date: TBD
Location: Kingston Plains
150 Main St., Kingston
Tickets: Free
More information: castleberryfairs.com

New Hampshire Music Festival
Date: July 5-August 4, 2016
Location: Various venues
More information: nhmf.org

Hillsborough Balloon Festival
Date: July 7-10, 2016
Location: Grimes Field
Henniker Street, Hillsborough
Tickets: Admission is free, parking is $5
More information: balloonfestival.org

Cochecho Arts Festival Headliner Series
Date: TBD
Location: Downtown Dover
More information: cochechoartsfestival.org

27th Annual Craft Fair at the Bay
Date: July 16-17, 2016
Location: Alton Bay Community House & Waterfront
24 Mt. Major Highway, Alton Bay
More information: castleberryfairs.com

American Independence Festival
Date: July 16, 2016
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

3nd Annual Halcyon Music Festival
Date: July 20-July 30, 2016
Location: Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter; St. John’s Episcopal Church, Portsmouth; Durham Community Church, Durham
More information: halcyonmusicfestival.org

Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival
Date: August 6- August 7, 2016
Location: Sugar Shack Campground
2010 Rte. 175, Thornton
More information: pemivalleybluegrass.com

Jericho ATV Festival
Date: August 5-August 7, 2016
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 6 – Sunday, August 14, 2015; 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

59th Annual NH Antiques Show
Date: Thursday, August 11 – Saturday, August 13, 2016
Location: Radisson Hotel
700 Elm Street, Manchester
Tickets: $15 on Thursday, $10 on Friday and Saturday
More information: nhada.org

24th Annual Lincoln Summer Craft Festival
Date: August 13-14, 2016
Location: Village Shops & Town Green
138 Main St., Lincoln
More information: castleberryfairs.com

PARMA Music Festival
Date: TBD
Taking place in the picturesque seacoast towns of Portsmouth and Kittery, Maine, the Festival showcases artists in a variety of venues including churches, parks, art galleries and concert halls.
More information: parmamusicfestival.org

White Mountain Art & Artisan Festival
Date: August 20- 21, 2016
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 15-19, 2016
Location: Hampton Beach
Ocean Boulevard, Hampton
Tickets: This is a free event to attend
More information: hamptonbeach.org/children-only.cfm

20th Annual White Mountain Boogie N' Blues Festival
Date: Friday, August 19 – Sunday, August 21, 2016
Location: Sugar Shack Campground, Thornton
Tickets: $25-$40
More information: whitemountainboogie.com

Atlas PyroVision Festival of Fireworks
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2016
Location: Jaffrey Airfield Silver Ranch
190 Turnpike Rd., Jaffrey
Tickets: $10-$250 depending on group size and vehicle
More information: atlaspyro.com

Fairy House Festival and Tea Party
Date: Sunday, July 24, 2016
Location: The Fells
456 Route 103A, Newbury
Tickets: $10 for children, $20 for adults
More information: thefells.org

North Country Moose Festival
Date: Friday, August 26 – Sunday, August 28, 2016
Location: Downtown Colebrook
Tickets: This is a free event to attend
More information: chamberofthenorthcountry.com/moose-festival.html

Exeter UFO Festival
Date: Saturday, September 3 – Sunday, September 4, 2016
Location: Swasey Parkway, Exeter
More information: exeterufofestival.org

Canterbury Artisan Festival
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016
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 16 – Sunday, September 18, 2016
Location: Loon Mountain
Route 112, Lincoln
Tickets: Prices range from $20 to $43
More information: nhscot.org

Polaris Camp RZR - Brand new in 2016!
Date: Friday, September 23 – Saturday, September 24, 2016
Location: Jericho Mountain State Park
298 Jericho Lake Road, Berlin
More information: camprzr.com

11th Annual Fairy House Festival
Date: Saturday, September 24 – Sunday, September 25, 2016
Location: Prescott Park
Marcy Street, Portsmouth
Tickets: $25 for families, $5 for children, $12 for adults
More information: prescottpark.org

Milford Pumpkin Festival
Date: Friday, October 7 – Sunday, October 9, 2016
Location: Milford Oval in downtown Milford
Tickets: This is a free event to attend
More information: milfordpumpkinfestival.org

Warner Fall Foliage Festival
Date: Friday, October 7 – Sunday, October 9, 2016
Location: Downtown Warner
Main Street, Warner
Tickets: This is a free event to attend (parking fees may apply)
More information: wfff.org

NH's 25th Anniversary Pumpkin Festival (formerly known as the Keene Pumpkin Festival)
Date: October 22, 2016
Location: Downtown Laconia
Tickets: This is a free event
More information:
pumpkinfestival2014.org

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