The 7 Best Events Happening in November

This month brings a variety of events, from fall fun on a farm and a 5K to a compelling civil rights exhibit and a chance to fill your Thanksgiving table with local products
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This photo by Ernest Withers is part of the “Photographs from the Civil Rights Movement” exhibit at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester.

1. “Photographs from the Civil Rights Movement,” Manchester, Through December

Drawn from the museum’s collection, these photographs were made in the course of the civil rights protests in the 1950s and 1960s. The passion, tragedy and essential humanity of the civil rights movement emerge in these images. Photographer Ernest Withers (1922-2007) captured some of the most compelling images of the American civil rights movement. In particular, his photographs of the Memphis sanitation workers’ strike of 1968 brought nationwide attention to the plight of African Americans trying to succeed in a systemically racist political and cultural system.

2. Fall Family Farm Day, Troy, November 11

Get up bright and early to spend a morning milking a cow (or goat) with your kids. Then your little ones can take a pony ride, and maybe even hop on the wagon or enjoy making arts and crafts. The Best of NH award-winning Inn at East Hill Farm is a picturesque spot to learn about farming while having a great family time.

3. Stonewall Farm Thanksgiving Farm Fare, Keene, November 20-21

Make Thanksgiving prep fun (and local) with the annual Farm Fare. Your table (and tummies) will be delighted with items like meat, produce, breads, wine and beer, and other goodies from local farms. Vendors will also sell handmade crafts and gifts, a great opportunity to get a jump on your holiday shopping list.

4. Seacoast Holiday Craft & Artisan Show, Hampton, November 21-22

Talented craftsmen and artisans will be offering their handmade wares of the finest quality in a safe environment in Hampton. There will be pottery, home décor, wood sculptures, wall art, linens, candles and more.

5. Fisher Cats Thanksgiving 5K, Manchester, November 26

The Fisher Cats are sponsors of this fun event, and this year you can run the race in person or virtually. The 3.1-mile course heads out of the stadium to Commercial Street and incorporates a loop through Manchester’s historic millyard, returning to finish back at center field in the stadium.

6. Comedian Juston McKinney, Plymouth, November 28,

New Hampshire’s own police-officer-turned comedian Juston McKinney is no longer just a local favorite — he’s appeared on national shows such as the “Tonight Show” and “Conan O’Brien.” Still, expect this Best of NH award-winner to touch on familiar New Hampshire icons, plus New England life in general in a socially distanced show that you won’t want to miss.

7. Cold Turkey Plunge, Waterville Valley, November 28

Skip your own wallet and capitalize on the holiday goodwill of your friends and family to meet the fundraising minimum for this charity celebration. In the tradition of the classic polar bear plunge, the brave or crazy participants in this event will run into the wintry waters of Waterville Valley’s Corcoran Pond to raise money for the disability services of Waterville Valley Adaptive Sports Programs. Costumes are welcome, Santa Claus will make an appearance, and, to top it off, the day will end with fireworks.

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