Mother’s Day Events and Brunches

There are plenty of great things to do during Mother’s Day weekend 2019, including special brunches at local wineries, a plant sale, craft fair, arts festival, lake cruise, kitchen tour and much more.

Annual Amherst Garden Club Plant Sale

Does Mom like to garden? If so, then take her to the largest plant sale in New England that features over 2,000 locally dug and potted perennials as well as special garden vendors. Or, simply pick up something special for a  Mother’s Day gift. A fun event for all ages; there’s something for everyone! Check out the heirloom tomatoes, hanging baskets, veggies, and flowers on sale, and take advantage of the club members on hand to answer all your gardening questions. You won’t want to miss this annual event that runs rain or shine.

Date: May 11, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Wilkins Elementary School, 80 Boston Post Rd., Amherst
More Info: Visit

Mother’s Day Concert: The Beauty of Strings

Held at the peaceful and uniquely beautiful Cathedral of the Pines, this concert will feature chamber music for strings — two violins, two violas, and cello.

Date: May 12, 2019
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Where: 10 Hale Hill Rd., Rindge
Cost: Free
More Info: Find more details about the concert and register here.

10th Annual Mother’s Day Weekend Craft Festival

Meet the makers at the Mother’s Day Weekend Craft Festival.

The scenic Town Common in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, will come alive with color, flavor and music for the 9th Annual Mother’s Day Weekend Craft Festival.

More than 75 juried craftsmen and craftswomen from all over New England will display and sell their American-made works, including stained glass, original watercolors, photography, pottery, carved wildlife, folk art, hand-crafted soaps, country wood, quilts, doll clothes, fine jewelry, floral design and more.

Come and sample the culinary delights of herbal dips, kettle corn, maple, pickles, jams, jellies, lemonade, homemade fudge, oils, sauces and more.

Live musical entertainment on the bandstand each day.

The fair is held rain or shine, handicap accessible and admission is free.

Hampton Falls Town Common is located directly on Route 1 in the lovely and picturesque village of Hampton Falls.

This event is a fundraiser for the Hampton Falls Recreation Commission with funds raised to maintain and improve the commons.

Date: May 11-12, 2019
Time: Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Hampton Falls Town Common, 4 Lincoln Ave., Hampton Falls
More Info: (603) 332-2616 or click here.

Treat Mom To Dining On The Rails

Conway Scenic Railroad in North Conway is offering brunch with two seatings on both Saturday and Sunday of Mother’s Day Weekend.  Moms dine for half price when accompanied by a paying adult.

Treat mom to a delicious meal in our elegant restaurant where the views are constantly changing. Departures are at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and are 1-¾ hours long, round-trip. To view the menu, please click here.

Date: May 11-12, 2019
Time: 11:30 and 1:30, both departures to Bartlett (1-3/4 hrs. roundtrip)
Where: Conway Scenic Railroad, 38 Norcross Circle, North Conway
Tickets: $57 for adults; $37 for children 4-12; $10 for children under 4
More Info: (603) 356-5251, or click here.

Dunbarton Arts On The Common

Now a Mother’s Day weekend tradition, Dunbarton Arts On The Common is a juried festival of fine art and craft located on the scenic town common in historic Dunbarton. More than 50 juried artists and artisans are featured, including Meshugenah Hats, Michelle Kolb Fine Jewelry, and Hoytie Toytie handwoven baskets. Admission is free.

Date: May 11-12, 2019
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Dunbarton Town Common, 1004 School St., Dunbarton
More Info: Visit

Brunch and Bubbles at Flag Hill Distillery & Winery

Enjoy brunch in a vineyard! Sparkling Cayuga white is included with your brunch, and have fun with a make-your-own mimosa bar.

Date: May 12, 2019
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: 297 North River Rd., Lee
Cost: $46 per person
More info: Reservations are necessary. Click here to register.

Mother’s Day Brunch at LaBelle Winery

Visit this lovely winery with gorgeous views for a special brunch. Mimosas and a make-your-own bloody mary bar are available for an additional cost.

Date: May 12, 2019
Where: 345 Route 101, Amherst
Cost: $49 for adults, $19 for children ages 3-12, under 2 are free
More Info: Visit the website to see the full menu or to reserve a table.

Mother’s Day Brunch at Zorvino Vineyards

The rustic post-and-beam building at this beautiful vineyard is a beautiful spot for brunch and wine with Mom.

Date: May 12, 2019
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: 226 Main St., Sandown
Cost: $40
More Info: Make reservations and see the menu here.

Mother’s Day at Averill House Vineyard & Winery

Enjoy a wine and chocolate tasting for two, tour, cheese and the chance to “adopt” a vine. Plus, they’ve even bottled “From Mom with Love,” which has a special commemorative label to be cherished for years to come.

Date: May 12, 2019
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: 21 Averill Rd., Brookline
Cost: $99
More Info: Register here and find more information.

Treat Mom to Mother’s Day on the M/S Mount Washington

Treat mom to brunch on the lake and help kickoff the M/S Mount Washington’s 2019 season during the Mother’s Day Cruise on May 12. During this annual event, enjoy a two-and-a-half-hour scenic cruise around Lake Winnipesaukee complete with a champagne brunch and entertainment for all ages. A sample brunch menu and tickets are available online.

Date: May 12, 2019
Time: Cruise at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m.
Where: M/S Mount Washington, 211 Lakeside Avenue, Weirs Beach
Tickets: $49 for adults, $24 for children 5-12 and children 4 and under are free.
More Info: (603) 366-5531 or click here.

Music and Mimosas

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a delicious brunch while talented local musicians entertain you. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling (603) 669-6144, ext. 191.

Date: May 12, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: The Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash Street, Manchester
Tickets: $24.95 for adults, $8.95 for children 10 and younger.
More Info: (603) 669-6144 or click here.

Mimosas, Massages & Mother’s Day Brunch

This Mother’s Day brunch includes complimentary mimosas and massages from Diana Carnivale, plus live music. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire. There’s also a chance to win prizes, including a family portrait by Charlene Graham Photography, gifts from Apotheca Flower and Tea Shoppe, an eyebrow wax and tint from Tan & Wax, Co. and gift cards to Indigo Blues & Co. and Soak Spa & Foot Haven.

Date: May 12, 2019
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Grappone Conference Center, 70 Constitution Ave.
Tickets: $35
More Info: Find more information and tickets at Eventbrite.

28th Annual Kitchen Tour: 2019

This walking tour of hand-selected homes in the heart of Portsmouth will showcase charmingly revived historic homes while also welcoming the new generation of dwellings. The perfect get-together for Mother’s Day weekend. The tour benefits Portsmouth’s Music Hall. See the website to purchase tickets and for a advice on what to bring and sneak peeks of a few participating kitchens.

Date: May 11, 2019
Time: 10 a.m.
Where: Maps, restrooms and additional tickets are available on tour day at The Music Hall, 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth.
Tickets: $27 ($25 members); $30 day of
More Info: (603) 436-2400 or click here.

More Brunch Suggestions

The Bedford Village Inn

The BVI offers both a Mother’s Day brunch and dinner. Menus and more information can be found here. Reservations required.

Date: May 12, 2019
Time: Brunch seating: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Dinner seating: 12-5 p.m.
Where: 2 Olde Bedford Way, Bedford
Cost: Brunch: $59 per person, $29.95 for children (plus tax and gratuity). Dinner: $65 per person, $34.95 for children (plus tax and gratuity)
More Info: (603) 472-2001 or click here.

Mother’s Day Grand Buffet at Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa

Enjoy a delicious spread in the hotel’s Harvest Tavern that includes an omelet station and smoked ham carving station. Buffet options include eggs Benedict, pancakes, cornmeal-crusted catfish, New Hampshire squash bisque and more.

Date: May 12, 2019
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa, 101 Mountain View Rd., Whitefield
Cost: Ages 13 and older are $50, ages 6 to 12 are $30 and children 5 and under eat free.
More Info: 1-888-589-6661 or click here. Reservations are required.

Mother’s Day Weekend at Omni Mount Washington Resort

In addition to an expansive Mother’s Day brunch, other special offers throughout the weekend include a free canopy tour for moms, evening carriage rides, soap making workshop, Karaoke with Mom and more. Sunday’s brunch is $45 for adults, $20 for children aged 6 to 12 and complimentary for children 5 and under. (Tax and gratuity included.) Brunch will be served from 12 to 2 p.m. in the main dining room. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the Activity Concierge Desk at (603) 278-8989. The menu for Mother’s Day brunch can be found here.

Date: May 10-12, 2019
Where: Omni Mount Washington Resort, 310 Mt. Washington Hotel Rd., Bretton Woods.
More Info: See the event schedule here.

The Old Courthouse

Enjoy a brunch buffet with a cooked-to-order omelet station and fresh sliced North Country Smokehouse applewood-smoked ham in this lovely restaurant that’s on the National Register of Historic Places.

Date: Available every Sunday
Time: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Where: The Old Courthouse, 30 Main St., Newport
Cost: $17.95 for adults and $8.95 for children under 12.
More Info: (603) 863-8360 or click here. Reservations are recommended.

Pickity Place

One of the most delightful places to lunch in New Hampshire is Pickity Place in Mason. It’s part history museum (with connections to “Little Red Riding Hood”), garden of wonder and lovely resource for herbs and country-style gift shopping. The daytime offering here is really a five-course luncheon inspired by the herbs grown on the grounds served in the 1786 antique cape. Each month the chef creates a new menu based on the seasons.

Date: Open daily
Time: Three seatings at 11:30 a.m., 12:45 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Where: Pickity Place, 248 Nutting Hill Rd., Mason
Cost: $23.95 for adults, $16.95 for children 12 and younger.
More Info: (603) 878-1151 or click here. Reservations are advised.

Ledges Dining Room at the White Mountain Hotel

White table linens, piano and a breathtaking view of the North Conway Ledges through the panoramic windows makes Sunday all the more sumptuous. The special Mother’s Day Brunch menu (available here) features chilled dishes such as smoked salmon and salads, hot items including seafood Newburg with basmati rice and strawberry and cream cheese stuffed French toast, carving stations and a dessert table.

Date: May 12, 2019
Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: The White Mountain Hotel & Resort, 2560 West Side Rd., North Conway
Cost: $32 for adults, $19 for children under 12 and free for children under 5.
More Info: (603) 356-7100, reservations are necessary. See the menu and more information here.

Red Fox Bar & Grille

You and Mom will love the delicious brunch buffet at this Jackson hot spot. They are featuring chef-carved wood roasted prime rib and chef-carved North Country Smokehouse steamship ham along with a variety of their famous breakfast buffet dishes and hearty lunch items.

Date: Available every Sunday
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Red Fox Bar & Grill, 49 Route 16, Jackson
Cost: Price changes on Mother’s Day and other holidays
More Info: (603) 383-4949 or click here.

Epoch at the Exeter Inn

Enjoy items from house cured gravlax with traditional garnishes and local cheeses to roasted Vernon Family Farm chicken and a carving station with North Country Smokehouse ham and roast sirloin.

Date: Brunch buffet regularly available on Sundays
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 90 Front St., Exeter
Cost: $49.99 for adults and $14.99 for kids 12 and under
Reservations: Call (603) 778-3762 or book online via OpenTable
More Info: See the full menu for the rest of the varied options.

The Grazing Room at The Colby Hill Inn

The Grazing Room, which is certified local by the New Hampshire Farm-to-Restaurant Connection, is located at the charming Colby Hill Inn. The special Mother’s Day brunch and supper has seatings from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Date: May 12, 2019
11-5 p.m.
Where: 33 The Oaks St., Henniker
Cost: $39.50 for adults and $19.50 for kids
Reservations: Call (603) 428-3281
More Info: See the menu here.

The Foundry

The Foundry’s regular Sunday Riverside Brunch changes slightly depending on the season, but most weeks you can expect the buffet to include a custom omelet station, local meats, handmade pastries, fresh oysters, Belgian waffles, shrimp cocktail, hand carved roasts and much more.

Date: Brunch is regularly available on Sundays
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: 50 Commercial St., Manchester
Make reservations via OpenTable or call (603) 836-1925
More info: See the website for more information.


The Mother’s Day Brunch at the Best of NH Editor’s Pick Alnoba in Kensington includes a farm-fresh buffet as well as a kids’ buffet. Enjoy buffet selections, carving station, omelet station, coffee, tea, fruit juices and pressed farm vegetable juices. Mimosas, bloody mary bar, beer and wine are available at an additional charge.

Date: May 12, 2019
Time: Seatings start at 11 a.m.
Where: 24 Cottage Rd., Kensington
Cost: $48 for adults and $27 for kids under 12
Reservations: Purchase brunch admission here.
More info: Visit the website for more information.


Enjoy the cozy confines of Papagallos and their award-winning Sunday brunch that includes omelets made to order, French toast, pasta dishes, seafood, salads, carving station, eggs Benedict, a dessert table and more. See the rest of the menu here.

Date: Brunch is held on Sundays
Where: 9 Monadnock Hwy., Keene
Cost: $14.50, though this price excludes holidays. Expect to pay more on Mother’s Day.
Reservations: Call (603) 352-9400
More Info: Visit the website for more information.

Granite Restaurant & Bar at the Centennial Hotel

Bring the whole family and enjoy Mother’s Day Brunch at Granite Restaurant with a buffet featuring all of your Mother’s Day favorites. See the special Mother’s Day menu here.

Date: May 12, 2019
Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 99 Pleasant St., Concord
Cost: $45, $38 for seniors and $20 for kids under 12
Reservations: Call (603) 227-9000

Atkinson Resort & Country Club

This special Mother’s Day brunch buffet has a carving station with ham, prime rib and pork loin, plus made-to-order omelets and waffles, salads, fruit, dessert table and much more.

Date: May 12, 2019
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: 85 Country Club Dr, Atkinson
Cost: $47 for adults, $20 for kids ages 3-10 and free for kids under 3
Reservations: Call (603) 362-8700
More Info: See the full brunch menu here.

Oak & Grain at the Inn at Pleasant Lake

Oak & Grain is the farm-to-table restaurant at the Best of NH award-winning Inn at Pleasant Lake. The Sunday brunch is inspired by their excellent prix-fixe dinners, with a three-course menu that includes appetizer, entrée and dessert.

Date: Regular Sunday brunch begins with a cocktail reception at 11:30 a.m. with seating at 12 p.m.
Where: 853 Pleasant St., New London
Cost: $35
Reservations: Reservations are required, and can be made by calling (603) 873-4833 or online.
More Info: See the website for more information and sample dishes.

The Common Man

Date: May 12, 2019
Time: Times vary
Where: See the website for all participating restaurants.
Cost: Costs vary

Various restaurants in the Common Man family will hold special Mother’s Day buffets and dinner menus. Click here for the full list.

Woodstock Inn, Station and Brewery

Offering the “Mother of All Brunches,” featuring an omelet bar, waffle bar, raspberry stuffed waffles, a carving station with both ham and prime rib, plus tons of desserts and much more.

Date: May 12, 2019
Time: Served 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m., reservations accepted but not required.
Where: 135 Main St., North Woodstock
Cost: Adults $25.95 (per person), children under 12 $15.95 (per person)
More Info: See the website for more information.

Mother’s Day Brunch at Castle in the Clouds (Update: This event is sold out.)

Celebrate Mom with a heartfelt, all-you-can-eat brunch buffet. Spend time together in The Carriage House’s beautiful Winnipesaukee Room, enjoying sweeping mountain and lake views right from your dining table. With a limited capacity for each reservation time, your meal with mom is guaranteed to be intimate.

Date: May 12, 2019
Time: None – this event is sold out
Where: 455 Old Mountain Rd., Moultonborough
More Information: Call (603) 476-5419 to make reservations.

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