New Hampshire Fairs and Festivals

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 (and there’s still a pandemic going on). 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: No 2021 information yet
Location: Stratham Hill Park
Route 33 in Stratham, NH
More information: strathamfair.com

North Haverhill Fair
Date: July 28 – August 1, 2021
Location: 1299 Dartmouth College Highway
Haverhill, NH
More information: nohaverhillfair.com

Cheshire Fair
Date: August 5-8, 2021
Location: 247 Monadnock Highway in Swanzey, NH
More information: cheshirefair.org

Belknap County 4-H Fair
Date: August 7-8, 2021
Location: Mile Hill Road in Belmont, NH
More information: facebook.com/bc4hfair and bc4hfair.org

Cornish Fair
Date: Friday, August 20– Sunday, August 22, 2021
Location: Town House Road in Cornish, NH
More information: cornishfair.org

Lancaster Fair
Date: September 2-6, 2021
Location: 516 Main St., Lancaster, NH
More information: lancasterfair.com

Hopkinton State Fair
Date: September 3-6, 2021
Location: State Fairgrounds
Kearsarge Avenue in Contoocook, NH
More information: hsfair.org

Hillsborough County Agricultural Fair
Date: September 10-12, 2021
Location: 15 Hill Dale Ln., New Boston, NH
More information: hcfair.com

Deerfield Fair
Date: September 30-October 3, 2021
Location: Deerfield Fairgrounds
Route 43, Deerfield
More information: deerfieldfair.com

Sandwich Fair
Date: October 9-11, 2021
Location: Sandwich Fairgrounds
Route 109 North, Center Sandwich
More information: thesandwichfair.com


New Hampshire Food and Drink Events and Festivals

Chowderfest & Brews
Date: No 2021 information yet
Location: Town Square, Waterville Valley
More information: waterville.com

WOKQ Chowder Festival
Date: No 2021 information yet
Location: Fishing Pier on Peirce Island
Marcy Street in Portsmouth, NH
More information: prescottpartk.org

7th Annual Newport Nano Brewfest
Date: Saturday, June 19, 2021
This brewfest only features New Hampshire nano breweries.
Location: Newport Town Common
More information: Facebook

New England Brewfest
Date: No event in 2021
Location: Loon Mountain Resort
Lincoln, NH
More information: nebrewfest.com

NH Brewers Festival
Date: No 2021 information yet
Location:  Kiwanis Waterfront Park, Concord
More information: granitestatebrewersassociation.org

Manchester Brewfest
Date: No 2021 information yet
Location: Arms Park
Commercial Street, Manchester, NH
More information: manchesterbrewfest.com

Chocolate Fest and Live Music
Date: No 2021 information yet
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: No 2021 information yet
Location: Wyman Tavern Museum
339 Main St., Keene, NH
More information: hsccnh.org

8th Annual Gate City Brewfest & Wing Competition
Date: August 2021
Location: Holman Stadium
67 Amherst St., Nashua, NH
More information: gatecitybrewfestnh.com

Hampton Beach Seafood Festival
Date: September 10-12, 2021
Location: Hampton Beach
Ocean Boulevard, Hampton
More information: seafoodfestivalnh.com

Claremont Brewfest – Battle of the Brews
Date: No 2021 information yet
Location: Visitor’s Center Green, Claremont
More information: claremontbrewfest.com

Passport Craft Beer & Food Tour
Date: No event in 2021
Location: Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hanocock St., Portsmouth
More information: nhptv.org/passport

9th Annual Exeter Powder Keg Beer & Chili Festival
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: Swasey Parkway in Exeter, NH
More information: powderkegbeerfest.com

Attitash Mountain Resort Annual Oktoberfest
Date: No 2021 information yet
Location: Attitash Mountain Resort, 775 Route 302, Bartlett
More information: attitash.com/event/oktoberfest

WHEB Chili Cookoff
Date: No 2021 information yet
Location: Prescott Park
105 Marcy St., Portsmouth, NH
More information: prescottpark.org/event/chili

12th Annual New Hampshire Brewfest
Date: October 9, 2021
Location: Cisco Brewery
35 Corporate Dr., Portsmouth
More information: nhbrewfest.com


Annual New Hampshire Festivals

44th Annual Sheep and Wool Festival
Date: No event in 2021
Location: Deerfield Fairgrounds
32 Stage Road, Deerfield, NH
More information: www.nhswga.com

Piscataqua Riverfest
Date: No 2021 information yet
Location: Strawbery Banke Museum
14 Hancock St., Portsmouth, NH
More information: piscataquariverfest.wordpress.com

98th Annual Laconia Motorcycle Week
Date: June 12-20, 2021
Location: Downtown Laconia, Weirs Beach
More information: laconiamcweek.com

47th Annual Market Days Festival
Date: August 19-21, 2021
Location: Downtown Concord
Main Street in Concord, NH
Tickets: Admission is free
More information: intownconcord.org/events/market-days

Hillsborough Summer Festival
Date: July 8-11, 2021
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: July 17-18, 2021
Location: Alton Bay Community House & Waterfront
24 Mt. Major Highway, Alton Bay, NH
More information: castleberryfairs.com

American Independence Festival
Date: No 2021 information yet
Location: American Independence Museum
1 Governor’s Lane, Exeter, NH
More information: independencemuseum.org/american-independence-festival

62nd Annual Canterbury Fair
Date: July 31, 2021
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 2021
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: August 6-8, 2021
Location: Drake Field
7 Barnstead Rd., Pittsfield, NH
More information: suncookvalleyrotary.org

88th Annual League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s Fair
Date: Saturday, August 7 – Sunday, August 15, 2021
Location: Mount Sunapee Resort, Newbury, NH
More information: nhcrafts.org

64th Annual NH Antiques Show
Date: Thursday, August 12 – Saturday, August 14, 2021
More information: nhada.org

28th Annual Lincoln Summer Craft Festival
Date: August 14-15, 2021
Location: Village Shops & Town Green
138 Main St., Lincoln, NH
More information: castleberryfairs.com

Hampton Beach Children’s Festival
Date: No 2021 information yet
Location: Hampton Beach
Ocean Boulevard in Hampton, NH
Tickets: This is a free event to attend
More information: hamptonbeach.org

24th Annual White Mountain Boogie N’ Blues Festival
Date: August 20-22, 2021
Location: Sugar Shack Campground in Thornton, NH
More information: whitemountainboogie.com

29th Annual North Country Moose Festival
Date: No 2021 information yet
Location: Downtown Colebrook
Tickets: This is a free event to attend
More information: chamberofthenorthcountry.com/moose-festival.html

Exeter UFO Festival
Date: September 4-5, 2021
Location: Swasey Parkway in Exeter, NH
More information: exeterufofestival.org

Canterbury Artisan Festival
Date: No 2021 information yet
Location: Canterbury Shaker Village
288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH
More information: shakers.org

New Hampshire Highland Games
Date: September 17-19, 2021
Location: Virtual event
More information: nhscot.org

17th Annual Fairy House Festival
Date: No 2021 information yet
Location: Virtual event
More information: portsmouthfairyhousetour.com


Fall and Foliage Festivals

32nd Annual Milford Pumpkin Festival
Date: Friday, October 89 – Sunday, October 10, 2021
Held annually each Columbus Day weekend
Location: Milford Oval in downtown Milford, NH
Tickets: This is a free event to attend
More information: milfordpumpkinfestival.org

73rd Annual Warner Fall Foliage Festival
Date: Friday, October 8 – Sunday, October 10, 2021
Held annually each Columbus Day weekend
Location: Main Street, Warner, NH
More information: wfff.org

Monadnock Pumpkin Festival
Date: No 2021 information yet
Location: Cheshire Fair Grounds
247 Monadnock Hwy., Swanzey, NH
More information: monadnockpumpkinfestival.org

Somersworth Pumpkin Festival
Date: No 2021 information yet
Location: Somersworth Plaza
Somersworth Plaza in Somersworth, NH
More information: nhfestivals.org/pumpkin-festival.html

NH Pumpkin Festival
Date: October 15-16, 2021
Location: Downtown Laconia
Tickets: This is a free event
More information: nhpumpkinfestival.com

Keene Pumpkin Festival
Date: No 2021 information yet
Location: Downtown Keene
Tickets: This is a free event
More information: pumpkinfestival.org

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