NH Fairs and Festivals

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. 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

51st Annual Stratham Fair
Date: Thursday, July 19 – Sunday, July 23, 2018
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: strathamfair.com

74th Annual North Haverhill Fair
Date: Wednesday, July 25 – Sunday, July 29, 2018
Location: 1299 Dartmouth College Highway
Haverhill, NH
More information: nohaverhillfair.com

80th Annual Cheshire Fair
Date: Thursday, August 2 – Sunday, August 5, 2018
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: Saturday, August 11 – Sunday, August 12, 2018
Location: Mile Hill Road in Belmont, NH
Tickets: $7 for ages 10+, children under 10 are free
More information: facebook.com/bc4hfair and bc4hfair.org

Cornish Fair
Date: Friday, August 17– Sunday, August 19, 2018
Location: Town House Road in Cornish, NH
More information: cornishfair.org

Lancaster Fair
Date: Thursday, August 30 – Monday, September 3, 2018
Location: 516 Main St., Lancaster, NH
Tickets: $15 (including rides) on Thursday, Friday and Monday; $16 on Saturday and Sunday; seniors are free on Thursday and Monday and $10 on Friday-Sunday; children under 36" are free with paying adult
More information: lancasterfair.com

Hopkinton State Fair
Date: Friday, August 31 – Monday, September 3, 2018
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

60th Annual Hillsborough County Agricultural Fair
Date: Friday, September 7 – Sunday, September 9, 2018
Location: 15 Hill Dale Ln., New Boston, NH
Tickets: $10 for adults, children 6-12 and seniors are $5, children under 6 are free
More information: hcafair.com

Rochester Fair
Date: Thursday, September 6 – Sunday, September 16, 2018
Please note: The fair will be closed Monday (9/10), Tuesday (9/11) and Wednesday (9/12)
Location: 72 Lafayette St., Rochester, NH
Tickets: $9 for adults and children under 8 are free
More information: rochesterfair.com

Deerfield Fair
Date: Thursday, September 27 – Sunday, September 30, 2018
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 6 – Monday, October 8, 2018
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 27, 2018
Location: Town Square, Waterville Valley
Tickets: $7.50 for adults, $5 for ages 12 and under
More information: waterville.com

Taste of Downtown Nashua
Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 6-8:30 p.m.
Location: Downtown Nashua
Main Street in Nashua, NH
Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 the day of the event
More information: downtownnashua.org

34th Annual WOKQ Chowder Festival
Date: Saturday, June 2, 2018, starting at 11:30 a.m.
Location: Fishing Pier on Peirce Island
Marcy Street in Portsmouth, NH
Tickets: $15 for adults, $8 for ages 12 and under, Prescott Park members are free
More information: prescottpark.org

17th Annual Best of NH Party
Date: Thursday, June 14, 2018
Location: Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, home of the NH Fisher Cats
1 Line Dr., Manchester
More information: bestofnh.com

Newport Brewfest
Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018
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

Rockin' Ribfest
Date: June 15-17, 2018
Location: Anheuser-Busch Brewery
221 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack
Tickets: $7 in advance and $10 at the gate
More information: ribfestnh.com

New England Brewfest
Date: Saturday, June 23, 2018
Location: Lincoln Village Shops
Tickets: General admission is $40 and VIP admission is $60.
More information: nebrewfest.com

NH PoutineFest
Date: Saturday, June 23, 2018
Location: Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, home of the NH Fisher Cats
1 Line Dr., Manchester, NH
More information: nhpoutinefest.com

Jewish Food Festival
Date: Sunday, July 8, 2018
Location: Temple B'Nai Israel, 210 Court St., Laconia
More information: tbinh.org

Seacoast Microbrew Festival
Date: Saturday, July 7, 2018
Location: Henry Law Park, Dover
Tickets: $35 or $50 for VIP access
More information: seacoastbrewfest.com

5th Annual NH Brewers Festival
Date: Saturday, July 14, 2018; 12-4 p.m.
Location:  Kiwanis Waterfront Park, Concord
More information: granitestatebrewersassociation.org

Manchester Brewfest
Date: Saturday, July 28, 2018; 1-5 p.m.
Location: Arms Park
Commercial Street, Manchester, NH
More information: manchesterbrewfest.com

19th Annual Chocolate Fest and Live Music
Date: Saturday, July 28, 2018
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 4, 2018
Location: Wyman Tavern Museum
339 Main St., Keene, NH
More information: hsccnh.org/event/wyman-tavern-brew-fest-2

Mahrajan Festival
Date: August 17-19, 2018
Location: Our Lady of the Cedars Church
140 Mitchell St., Manchester, NH
More information: mahrajan-nh.com

6th Annual Gate City Brewfest & Wing Competition
Date: Saturday, August 18, 2018; 1-5 p.m.
Location: Holman Stadium
67 Amherst St., Nashua, NH
More information:
gatecitybrewfestnh.com

Fire on the Mountain Chili Fest
Date: Sunday, August 19, 2018; 12-4:30 p.m.
Location: Pats Peak Ski Area
Flanders Road, Henniker, NH
Tickets: Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 10 and under
More information: chilinewhampshire.org

Hampton Beach Seafood Festival
Date: Friday, September 7 – Sunday, September 9, 2018
Location: Hampton Beach
Ocean Boulevard, Hampton
More information: hamptonbeachseafoodfestival.com

Claremont Brewfest - Battle of the Brews
Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018
Location: Visitor's Center Green, Claremont
Tickets: $25 and $45
More information: claremontbrewfest.com

Passport Craft Beer & Food Tour
Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018
Location: Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hanocock St., Portsmouth
More information: nhptv.org/passport

7th Annual Exeter Powder Keg Beer & Chili Festival
Date: Saturday, October 6, 2018; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: Swasey Parkway in Exeter, NH
More information: powderkegbeerfest.com

Attitash Mountain Resort 20th Annual Oktoberfest
Date: October 7-8, 2017
Location: Attitash Mountain Resort, 775 Route 302, Bartlett
More information:
attitash.com/event/oktoberfest

29th Annual WHEB Chili Cookoff
Date: Saturday, October 7, 2018; 11:30 a.m.
Location: Prescott Park
105 Marcy St., Portsmouth, NH
More information: prescottpark.org/event/chili

New Hampshire Brewfest
Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018
Location: Redhook Ale Brewery
35 Corporate Dr., Portsmouth
More information: prescottpark.org/


Annual New Hampshire Festivals

42nd Annual Sheep and Wool Festival
Date: May 12-13, 2018
Location: Deerfield Fairgrounds
32 Stage Rd., Deerfield, NH
More information: www.nhswga.com

Laconia Motorcycle Week
Date: June 9-17, 2018
Location: Downtown Laconia, Weirs Beach
More information: laconiamcweek.com

25th Annual Celebration of Lupines (formally the Fields of Lupine Festival)
Date: June 2018
Location: Various locations throughout Sugar Hill, NH
More information: franconianotch.org

Market Days Festival
Date: Thursday, June 21 – Saturday, June 23, 2018
Location: Downtown Concord
Main Street in Concord, NH
Tickets: Admission is free
More information: intownconcord.org/events/market-days

Hillsborough Balloon Festival
Date: July 12-15, 2018
Location: Grimes Field
Henniker Street, Hillsborough
Tickets: Admission is free, parking is $5
More information: balloonfestival.org

29th Annual Craft Fair at the Bay
Date: July 14-15, 2018
Location: Alton Bay Community House & Waterfront
24 Mt. Major Highway, Alton Bay, NH
More information: castleberryfairs.com

American Independence Festival
Date: Saturday, July 14, 2018
Location: American Independence Museum
1 Governor's Ln., Exeter, NH
More information: independencemuseum.org/american-independence-festival

60th Annual Canterbury Fair
Date: Saturday, July 28, 2018
Location: Baptist Road in Canterbury, NH
Tickets: Admission is free but there is a $5 parking donation fee
More information: canterburyfair.com

Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival
Date: August 1-4, 2018
Location: Sugar Shack Campground
2010 Route 175, Thornton, NH
More information: pemivalleybluegrass.com

9th Annual Jericho ATV Festival
Date: August 3-4, 2018
Location: Jericho Mountain State Park
298 Jericho Lake Rd., Berlin, NH
More information: androscogginvalleychamber.com/jericho-atv-festival

37th Annual Suncook Valley Hot Air Balloon Rally
Date: August 3-5, 2018
Location: Drake Field
7 Barnstead Rd., Pittsfield, NH
More information: suncookvalleyrotary.org

League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s Fair
Date: Saturday, August 4 – Sunday, August 12, 2018; 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: nhcrafts.org

61st Annual NH Antiques Show
Date: Thursday, August 9 – Saturday, August 11, 2018
Location: Downtown Manchester Hotel
700 Elm St., Manchester, NH
Tickets: $15 on Thursday, $10 on Friday and Saturday
More information: nhada.org

26th Annual Lincoln Summer Craft Festival
Date: August 11-12, 2018
Location: Village Shops & Town Green
138 Main St., Lincoln, NH
More information: castleberryfairs.com

White Mountain Art & Artisan Festival
Date: August 18-19, 2018
Location: Jackson Village Park
Route 16A in Jackson, NH
More information: jacksonnh.com/event/966/White-Mountain-Art--Artisan-Festival

Hampton Beach Children’s Festival
Date: August 13-17, 2018
Location: Hampton Beach
Ocean Boulevard in Hampton, NH
Tickets: This is a free event to attend
More information: hamptonbeach.org/

22nd Annual White Mountain Boogie N' Blues Festival
Date: Friday, August 17 – Sunday, August 19, 2018
Location: Sugar Shack Campground in Thornton, NH
More information: whitemountainboogie.com

Atlas PyroVision Festival of Fireworks
Date: August 18, 2018
Location: Jaffrey Airfield Silver Ranch
190 Turnpike Rd., Jaffrey, NH
Tickets: $10-$250 depending on group size and vehicle
More information: jaffreyfireworks.com

North Country Moose Festival
Date: Friday, August 24 – Saturday, August 25, 2018
Location: Downtown Colebrook
Tickets: This is a free event to attend
More information: chamberofthenorthcountry.com/moose-festival.html

Exeter UFO Festival
Date: September 1-2, 2018
Location: Swasey Parkway in Exeter, NH
More information: exeterufofestival.org

26th Annual Duck Race and Auburn Day
Date: Saturday, September 8, 2018
Location: Downtown Auburn
Hooksett Road in Auburn, NH
Tickets: This is a free event to attend
More information: auburnhistorical.org

Seacoast Extreme Country Fair
Date: September 13-16
Location: New England Dragway
280 Exeter Rd., Epping, NH
Tickets: $12 for adults; $7 for ages 5-12; $7 for military (active ID); $7 for seniors (Thursday-Friday); $10 for seniors (Saturday-Sunday); children 4 and under free
More information: seacoastextremecountryfair.com

Canterbury Artisan Festival
Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018
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: Friday, September 21 – Sunday, September 23, 2018
Location: Loon Mountain
Route 112 in Lincoln, NH
More information: nhscot.org

14th Annual Fairy House Festival
Date: September 22-23, 2018
Location: Prescott Park
105 Marcy St., Portsmouth, NH
Tickets: $25 for families, $5 for children, $12 for adults
More information: portsmouthfairyhousetour.com


Fall and Foliage Festivals

29th Annual Milford Pumpkin Festival
Date: Friday, October 5 – Sunday, October 7, 2018
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

70th Annual Warner Fall Foliage Festival
Date: Friday, October 5 – Sunday, October 7, 2018
Held annually each Columbus Day weekend
Location: Downtown Warner
Main Street in Warner in NH, NH
Tickets: This is a free event to attend (parking fees may apply)
More information: wfff.org

Somersworth Pumpkin Festival
Date: October 13, 2018
Location: Somersworth Plaza
Somersworth Plaza in Somersworth, NH
More information: nhfestivals.org/pumpkin-festival.html

NH Pumpkin Festival
Date: October 12-13, 2018
Location: Downtown Laconia
Tickets: This is a free event
More information:
nhpumpkinfestival.com

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