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.

Stratham Fair
Date: Thursday, July 21 – Sunday, July 24, 2016
Location: Stratham Hill Park
Route 33 in Stratham, NH
Tickets: $8 for adults, ages 6-12 and seniors are $5, children under 6 are free
More information: www.strathamfair.com

North Haverhill Fair
Date: Wednesday, July 27 – Sunday, July 31, 2016
Location: 1299 Dartmouth College Highway in Haverhill, NH
Tickets: $12 for adults, seniors are $5, children under 12 are free
More information: nohaverhillfair.com

Canterbury Fair
Date: TBD
Location: Baptist Road in Canterbury, NH
Tickets: Admission is free but there is a $5 parking donation fee
More information: www.canterburyfair.com

Cheshire Fair
Date: Thursday, August 4 – Sunday, August 7, 2016
Location: Monadnock Highway in Swanzey, NH
Tickets: $10 for adults, ages 5-11 are $5, seniors are $6 and children under 4 are free
More information: http://cheshirefair.org

Belknap County 4-H Fair
Date: TBD
Location: Mile Hill Road in Belknap, NH
Tickets: $7 for ages 10+, children under 10 are free
More information: www.bc4hfair.org

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

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

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

Rochester Fair
Date: Friday, September 16 – Sunday, September 25, 2016
Location: Rochester Fairgrounds
72 Lafayette Street in Rochester, NH
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 in New Boston, NH
Tickets: $10 for adults, children 6-12 and seniors are $5, children under 6 are free
More information: www.hcafair.com

Deerfield Fair
Date: Thursday, September 29 – Sunday, October 2, 2016
Location: Deerfield Fairgrounds
Route 43 in Deerfield, NH
Tickets: $10 for ages 13+; ages 12 and younger are free
More information: www.deerfieldfair.com

Sandwich Fair
Date: Saturday, October 8 – Monday, October 10, 2016
Location: Sandwich Fairgrounds
Route 109 North in Center Sandwich, NH
Tickets: $10 for adults, ages 8-12 are $3 and children under 7 are free
More information: www.thesandwichfair.com


New Hampshire Food and Drink Events and Festivals

Annual Chowderfest & Brews
Date: TBD
Location: Town Square
Waterville Valley, NH
Tickets: $7.50 for adults, $5 for ages 12 and under
More information: www.waterville.com

Taste of Milford
Date: Friday, June 3, 2016
Location: Downtown/Oval Square
Milford, NH
Tickets: $25 and $30
More information: www.milfordimprovementteam.org

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

Chowder Festival
Date: Saturday, June 4, 2016; begins at 11:30 a.m.
Location: Fishing Pier on Peirce Island
Marcy Street in Portsmouth, NH
Tickets: $14 for adults, $7 for ages 12 and under, Prescott Park members are free
More information: www.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 in Manchester, NH
Tickets: $65 for adults, $19 for children
More information: bestofnh.com

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: http://www.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: http://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: http://www.nebrewfest.com

Jewish Food Festival
Date: TBD
Location: Temple B'Nai Israel, 210 Court St., Laconia
More information: www.tbinh.org

Granite State Brewers Association Summer Fest
Date: TBD
Location: Arms Park
Manchester
Tickets: General admission: $30, VIP: $40, Designated driver tickets: $20
More information: http://www.granitestatebrewersassociation.org/events

16th Annual Chocolate Fest
Date: TBD
Location: Waterville Valley’s Town Square
Tickets: The concert is free and desserts are sold by the piece (cash only).
More information: http://waterville.com

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

Fire on the Mountain Chili Fest
Date: Sunday, August 21, 2016
Location: Pats Peak Ski Area
Flanders Road, Henniker, NH
Tickets: Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 10 and under
More information: http://chilinewhampshire.org

Festival of Earthly Delights Local Food, Beer and Wine Tasting Event
Date: TBD
Location: Alumni Hall, 75 Court Street, Haverhill
More information: http://courtstreetarts.org/festival.html

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

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

Taste of Downtown Manchester
Date: TBD
Location: Downtown/Elm Street
Manchester, NH
Tickets: Between $25-$30
More information: http://www.intownmanchester.com/

Fish and Lobster Festival (NH Fishtival)
Date: TBD
Location: Prescott Park
Marcy Street in Portsmouth, NH
Tickets: Food sampling available for $4, admission is free
More information: http://www.prescottpark.org/fish.cfm

Powder Keg Beer & Chili Festival
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016; 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Swasey Parkway in Exeter, NH
Tickets: $30 for full admission, $15.00 for designated driver and youth
More information: https://powderkegbeerfest.com

WHEB Chili Cookoff
Date: October 9, 2016
Location: Prescott Park in Portsmouth, NH
Tickets: Entry is $17.50/adults and $6/kids, children under 5 are free. Admission gets you unlimited chili samples
More information: https://www.prescottpark.org/event/chili

New Hampshire Brewfest
Date: October 15, 2016
Location: Redhook Ale Brewery
35 Corporate Drive in Portsmouth, NH
More information: http://www.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: https://www.prescottpark.org

22nd Annual Celebration of Lupines (formally the Fields of Lupine Festival)
Date: TBD (Typically, the entire month of June)
Location: Various locations throughout Sugar Hill, NH
More information: http://www.franconianotch.org/things-to-do/special-events/lupine-festival.aspx

Great Waters Music Festival
Date: TBD
Location: Anderson Hall at Brewster Academy and the Kingswood Arts Center in Wolfeboro
More information: http://greatwaters.org

Granite State Music Festival
Date: TBD
Location: The Kiwanis Riverfront Park, Concord
Tickets: $40 for a weekend pass in advance and $60 at the event. $30 per day at the event.
More information: http://www.gsmfest.org

5th Annual Wyman Tavern Festival
Date: TBD
Location: Historical Society of Cheshire County’s historic Wyman’s Tavern, Keene
More information: http://hsccnh.org

Market Days Festival
Date: Thursday, June 23 – Saturday, June 25, 2016
Location: Downtown Concord
Tickets: Admission is free
More information: http://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: http://castleberryfairs.com

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

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

Cochecho Arts Festival Headliner Series
Date: TBD
Location: Downtown Dover
More information: http://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: http://castleberryfairs.com

American Independence Festival
Date: TBD (Typically, held in mid-late July)
Location: American Independence Museum, One Governor's Lane, Exeter
Tickets: $7.50 for adults, $3.75 for kids (12-18 years old)
More information: https://aimuseum.wpengine.com/experience/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: http://halcyonmusicfestival.org

Parrot Head Festival of New England
Date: TBD
Location: Tri City Stadium, Rochester Fairgrounds, 72 Lafayette St., Rochester
More information: http://festeventsne.com/events/56

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

Jericho ATV Festival
Date: August 5-August 7, 2016
Location: Jericho Mountain State Park, 298 Jericho Lake Rd., Berlin
More information: www.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 in Newbury, NH
Tickets: $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and children
More information: www.nhcrafts.org

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

Home Grown Music Festival
Date: TBD
Location: Rochester Faigrounds, 72 Lafayette St., Rochester.
More information: http://www.festeventsne.com/event-details.asp?eventid=58

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

White Mountain Art & Artisan Festival
Date: August 20- 21, 2016
Location: Jackson Village Park Rt. 16A, Jackson
More information: http://www.jacksonnh.com/event/966/White-Mountain-Art--Artisan-Festival

Hampton Beach Children’s Festival
Date: August 15-19, 2016
Location: Hampton Beach
Ocean Boulevard in Hampton, NH
Tickets: This is a free event to attend
More information: http://www.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, NH
Tickets: $25-$40
More information: http://www.whitemountainboogie.com

Festival of Fireworks
Date: TBD
Location: Cheshire Fairgrounds
Swanzey, NH
Tickets: $10-$250 depending on group size and vehicle
More information: http://atlaspyro.com

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

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

Exeter UFO Festival
Date: Saturday, September 3 – Sunday, September 4, 2016
Location: Swasey Parkway in Exeter
More information: http://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: www.shakers.org

New Hampshire Highland Games
Date: Friday, September 16 – Sunday, September 18, 2016
Location: Loon Mountain
Route 112 in Lincoln, NH
Tickets: Prices range from $20 to $43
More information: www.nhscot.org

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

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

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

Hudson Pumpkin Festival
Date: TBD
Location: Hills House Fairgrounds
Derry Road in Hudson, NH
Tickets: This is a free event to attend
More information: http://www.hudsonpumpkinfest.com

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

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