New Hampshire Fairs and Festivals

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Check the list below for dates, times and locations for our favorite 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

53rd Annual Stratham Fair
Date: No event in 2020
Location: Stratham Hill Park
Route 33 in Stratham, NH
Tickets: $10 for adults, ages 6-12 and seniors are $5, children under 6 are free
More information: strathamfair.com

76th Annual North Haverhill Fair
Date: No event in 2020
Location: 1299 Dartmouth College Highway
Haverhill, NH
More information: nohaverhillfair.com

82nd Annual Cheshire Fair
Date: No event in 2020
Location: 247 Monadnock Highway in Swanzey, NH
Tickets: $10 for adults, ages 5-11 are $5 and children under 4 are free
More information: cheshirefair.org

Belknap County 4-H Fair
Date: No event in 2020
Location: Mile Hill Road in Belmont, NH
Tickets: $8 for ages 10+, children under 10 are free and $7 for ages 65+
More information: facebook.com/bc4hfair and bc4hfair.org

Cornish Fair
Date: Friday, August 21– Sunday, August 23, 2020
Location: Town House Road in Cornish, NH
More information: cornishfair.org

Lancaster Fair
Date: No event in 2020
Location: 516 Main St., Lancaster, NH
More information: lancasterfair.com

Hopkinton State Fair
Date: No event in 2020
Location: State Fairgrounds
Kearsarge Avenue in Contoocook, NH
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

62nd Annual Hillsborough County Agricultural Fair
Date: No event in 2020
Location: 15 Hill Dale Ln., New Boston, NH
More information: hcfair.com

144th Annual Deerfield Fair
Date: No event in 2020
Location: Deerfield Fairgrounds
Route 43, Deerfield
Tickets: $12 for ages 13+; ages 12 and younger are free
More information: deerfieldfair.com

Sandwich Fair
Date: No event in 2020
Location: Sandwich Fairgrounds
Route 109 North, Center Sandwich
Tickets: $12 for adults, ages 12 and up are $12 and children under 12 are free.
More information: thesandwichfair.com


New Hampshire Food and Drink Events and Festivals

31st Annual Chowderfest & Brews
Date: No event in 2020
Location: Town Square, Waterville Valley
More information: waterville.com

36th Annual WOKQ Chowder Festival
Date: No event in 2020
Location: Fishing Pier on Peirce Island
Marcy Street in Portsmouth, NH
More information: prescottpartk.org

19th Annual Best of NH Party
Date: Thursday, June 18, 2020
Location: virtual event
More information: bestofnh.com

7th Annual Newport Nano Brewfest
Date: No event in 2020
This brewfest only features New Hampshire nano breweries.
Location: Newport Town Common
More information: Facebook

New England Brewfest
Date: No event in 2020
Location: Loon Mountain Resort
Lincoln, NH
More information: nebrewfest.com

5th Annual NH PoutineFest
Date: July 11 – August 31
Location: virtual event
More information: nhpoutinefest.com

7th Annual NH Brewers Festival
Date: No event in 2020
Location:  Kiwanis Waterfront Park, Concord
More information: granitestatebrewersassociation.org

7th Annual Manchester Brewfest
Date: Saturday, July 25, 2020
Location: Arms Park
Commercial Street, Manchester, NH
More information: manchesterbrewfest.com

21st Annual Chocolate Fest and Live Music
Date: No event in 2020
Location: Waterville Valley’s Town Square
Tickets: The concert is free and desserts are sold by the piece (cash only).
More information: waterville.com

Wyman Tavern Brew Fest
Date: Saturday, August 1, 2020
Location: Wyman Tavern Museum
339 Main St., Keene, NH
More information: hsccnh.org

8th Annual Gate City Brewfest & Wing Competition
Date: No event in 2020
Location: Holman Stadium
67 Amherst St., Nashua, NH
More information: gatecitybrewfestnh.com

Hampton Beach Seafood Festival
Date: Friday, September 11 – Sunday, September 13, 2020
Location: Hampton Beach
Ocean Boulevard, Hampton
More information: seafoodfestivalnh.com

Claremont Brewfest – Battle of the Brews
Date: Saturday, September 19, 2020
Location: Visitor’s Center Green, Claremont
More information: claremontbrewfest.com

Passport Craft Beer & Food Tour
Date: No event in 2020
Location: Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hanocock St., Portsmouth
More information: nhptv.org/passport

9th Annual Exeter Powder Keg Beer & Chili Festival
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2020; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: Swasey Parkway in Exeter, NH
More information: powderkegbeerfest.com

Attitash Mountain Resort Annual Oktoberfest
Date: TBD October 2020
Location: Attitash Mountain Resort, 775 Route 302, Bartlett
More information: attitash.com/event/oktoberfest

31st Annual WHEB Chili Cookoff
Date: No event in 2020
Location: Prescott Park
105 Marcy St., Portsmouth, NH
More information: prescottpark.org/event/chili

12th Annual New Hampshire Brewfest
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2020
Location: Cisco Brewery
35 Corporate Dr., Portsmouth
More information: prescottpark.org


Annual New Hampshire Festivals

44th Annual Sheep and Wool Festival
Date: No event in 2020
Location: Deerfield Fairgrounds
32 Stage Road, Deerfield, NH
More information: www.nhswga.com

Piscataqua Riverfest
Date: August 15, 2020
Location: Strawbery Banke Museum
14 Hancock St., Portsmouth, NH
More information: piscataquariverfest.wordpress.com

97th Annual Laconia Motorcycle Week
Date: August 22-30, 2020
Location: Downtown Laconia, Weirs Beach
More information: laconiamcweek.com

27th Annual Celebration of Lupines (formally the Fields of Lupine Festival)
Date: No event in 2020
Location: Various locations throughout Sugar Hill, NH
More information: franconianotch.org

46th Annual Market Days Festival
Date: Thursday, August 20 – Saturday, August 22, 2020
Location: Downtown Concord
Main Street in Concord, NH
Tickets: Admission is free
More information: intownconcord.org/events/market-days

Hillsborough Summerfest
Date: No event in 2020
Location: Grimes Field
Henniker Street, Hillsborough
Tickets: Admission is free, parking is $10
More information: hillsborosummerfest.com

31st Annual Craft Fair at the Bay
Date: No event in 2020
Location: Alton Bay Community House & Waterfront
24 Mt. Major Highway, Alton Bay, NH
More information: castleberryfairs.com

American Independence Festival
Date: TBD July 2020
Location: American Independence Museum
1 Governor’s Lane, Exeter, NH
More information: independencemuseum.org/american-independence-festival

62nd Annual Canterbury Fair
Date: No event in 2020
Location: Baptist Road in Canterbury, NH
Tickets: Admission is free but there is a suggested $5 parking donation fee.
More information: canterburyfair.com

11th Annual Jericho ATV Festival
Date: No event in 2020
Location: Jericho Mountain State Park
298 Jericho Lake Rd., Berlin, NH
More information: androscogginvalleychamber.com/jericho-atv-festival

39th Annual Suncook Valley Hot Air Balloon Rally
Date: No event in 2020
Location: Drake Field
7 Barnstead Rd., Pittsfield, NH
More information: suncookvalleyrotary.org

87th Annual League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s Fair
Date: Saturday, August 1 – Sunday, August 9, 2020; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily Location: virtual event
More information: nhcrafts.org

63rd Annual NH Antiques Show
Date: Thursday, August 6 – Saturday, August 8, 2020
Location: Virtual event
More information: nhada.org

28th Annual Lincoln Summer Craft Festival
Date: August 8-9, 2020
Location: Village Shops & Town Green
138 Main St., Lincoln, NH
More information: castleberryfairs.com

Hampton Beach Children’s Festival
Date: August 17-21, 2020
Location: Hampton Beach
Ocean Boulevard in Hampton, NH
Tickets: This is a free event to attend
More information: hamptonbeach.org

White Mountain Boogie N’ Blues Festival
Date: No event in 2020
Location: Sugar Shack Campground in Thornton, NH
More information: whitemountainboogie.com

Atlas PyroVision Festival of Fireworks
Date: No event in 2020
Location: Jaffrey Airfield Silver Ranch
190 Turnpike Rd., Jaffrey, NH
Tickets: $8-$375 depending on group size and vehicle (walk-ins all the way up to buses)
More information: jaffreyfireworks.com

29th Annual North Country Moose Festival
Date: No event in 2020
Location: Downtown Colebrook
Tickets: This is a free event to attend
More information: chamberofthenorthcountry.com/moose-festival.html

Exeter UFO Festival
Date: No event in 2020
Location: Swasey Parkway in Exeter, NH
More information: exeterufofestival.org

Canterbury Artisan Festival
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2020
Location: Canterbury Shaker Village
288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH
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: No event in 2020
Location: Loon Mountain
Route 112 in Lincoln, NH
More information: nhscot.org

16th Annual Fairy House Festival
Date: October 3-4, 2020
Location: Prescott Park
105 Marcy St., Portsmouth, NH
More information: portsmouthfairyhousetour.com


Fall and Foliage Festivals

31st Annual Milford Pumpkin Festival
Date: Friday, October 9 – Sunday, October 11, 2020
Held annually each Columbus Day weekend
Location: Milford Oval in downtown Milford, NH
Tickets: This is a free event to attend
More information: Facebook

73rd Annual Warner Fall Foliage Festival
Date: Friday, October 9 – Sunday, October 11, 2020
Held annually each Columbus Day weekend
Location: Downtown Warner
Main Street in Warner in NH
Tickets: This is a free event to attend (parking fees may apply)
More information: wfff.org

Monadnock Pumpkin Festival
Date: TBD October 2020
Location: Cheshire Fair Grounds
247 Monadnock Hwy., Swanzey, NH
More information: monadnockpumpkinfestival.org

Somersworth Pumpkin Festival
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2020
Location: Somersworth Plaza
Somersworth Plaza in Somersworth, NH
More information: nhfestivals.org/pumpkin-festival.html

NH Pumpkin Festival
Date: Friday, October 16 and Saturday, October 17, 2020
Location: Downtown Laconia
Tickets: This is a free event
More information: nhpumpkinfestival.com

Keene Pumpkin Festival
Date: Saturday, October 25, 2020
Location: Downtown Keene
Tickets: This is a free event
More information: pumpkinfestival.org