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Country fairs, music and food festivals in New England are fun for families

New England Fairs and Festivals

New England fairs and festivals offer affordable, family-friendly fun year round. Discover the newest art, crafts, music, and film. Enjoy live blues, folk, bluegrass, and jazz music. Shop for handmade art and crafts and find vendors selling celebrated New England food like maple syrup, blueberries, cheeses, ice cream, seafood, barbecue, craft beer and wine. Take a fun peek into world cultures at Scottish, Celtic, Italian, Portuguese, Asian, and French Canadian celebrations. Classic cars, books, and glowing hot air balloons are some of New England’s favorite festival treasures.

To find more events, visit our Events Calendar.

61 Market Street, Unit 1C Lowell, MA, 01852 Phone: 978-459-6150

Festivals celebrate Merrimack’s legendary history and characters

Greater Merrimack Valley is a deeply historic part of New England with a delightful variety of ethnicities, all with unique stories. Probably its best-known celebration is Patriots’ Day in mid-April, when Minute Man National Historical Park in Concord hosts re-enactments of the opening battle of the Revolutionary War. The city of Lowell turns out some marvelous annual events, like the annual Lowell Folk Fest, serving up outdoor music all around the city, and the Lowell Celebrates Kerouac Festival, honoring the city’s famous writer. The Southeast Asian Water Festival is among several fests that celebrate the city’s ethnic heritage. The Yankee Doodle Homecoming Festival honors patriot Thomas Ditson of Billerica, the inspiration of the song “Yankee Doodle Dandy.” Harvest, Christmas, October fests take their places in the seasonal lineup.

85 North Policy Street Salem, NH, 03079 Phone: 603-893-3560

June 18 to October 30, 2016 -- Canobie Is a Festival Every Day

You could argue that every day is a festival day at Canobie Lake Park, since the place brims with rides, games, summer indulgence food, and fun. Even so, the festive atmosphere ramps up with a calendar of events stretching from April to October. At the Dancehall Theater's two stages and The Gazebo, guests can enjoy dances parties, musical tribute acts and the weekly Battle of the Bands, along with magic shows, juggling and circus acts, and game shows. At other locations, extreme BMX bicycle stunt riders will astonish the kids and Chinese acrobats will have some of the young ones planning to run away and join the circus. Every Saturday throughout July and August there's a stunning fireworks display. And throughout the season we'll have special recognition days to honor members of the armed forces, moms, dads, and other heroes. Festivity is Canobie’s specialty!

60 Loon Mountain Road Lincoln, NH, 03251 Phone: 603-229-1975 Toll-Free: 800-358-7268

September 16-18, 2016 -- Come celebrate all things Scottish

New Hampshire and the White Mountains are rich with interesting festivals all year long, but few can surpass the New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival for a dramatic immersion into a colorful, hearty culture. Be part of this 3-day celebration of Scottish music, food and drink, athletics, dance, heritage and more! Watch world-class athletes compete in games like the caber toss, hammer throw, weight over bar, stone carry. Scottish and Celtic performers will be playing traditional piping and drumming to bagpipe-infused rock ‘n’ roll. Explore the Clan Village to see the attire and customs of 65 clans and learn their history. Children will love the sheep dog trials and the special Festival Youth Program, which features games, crafts, storytelling, and more. Adults can savor tastings of authentic Scotch whiskies and beers.
Event Dates & Times: September 16-18, 2016 - 8am - 5pm Daily. A full schedule including off-site events will be available in August.

Hillsborough Downtown Butler Park Hillsborough, NH Phone:

September 24, 2016

Try the best German food outside of Germany, right in downtown Hillsborough. Authentically prepared schnitzel, sauerkraut, potato salad, breads, and delectable desserts served under the tent. Harpoon gold medal award winning German beer and wine bar.

Craft vendors and entertainment, including the Zouerkraut Bavarian band. Enjoy tasty, German cuisine, oom-pah music and shopping. Hosted by the Greater Hillsborough Chamber of Commerce.

Roger Williams National Memorial, 282 North Main Street Providence, RI Phone: 401-222-4133

September 10, 2016

This is a celebration of the Ocean State's rich cultural heritage. The Roger Williams National Memorial will be filled with booths from countries such as Venezuela, India, Haiti, Bolivia, Sweden, Ireland & others that will showcase their culture, music, and dance. The food court will have a selection of traditional foods and drinks. A parade of international flags will open the event. Time: Noon-5 p.m.

89 Wisdom Way Greenfield, MA Phone: 413-774-4282

September 8-11, 2016

Live entertainment, demolition derby, Firemen's Parade & Muster, midway, draft horse show, agricultural competitions and exhibits, fair museum, kids area, and more. Admission: Adults, $10; seniors, $7; youth (age 9-17) $8; children age 8 and under free. Pre-fair tickets (discount) available in August. Thursday special, everyone $5. Hours: Thursday, 3-10 p.m.; Friday, noon-10 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site, 3780 VT-100A Plymouth, VT Phone:

September 3, 2016

The 2016 lineup includes Jesse Terry, Julia Mark, Jay Ottaway, Bow Thayer, and more. Wagon rides on Saturday; children’s crafts and face painting both days. The concerts are free; donation is suggested. The concerts are free; donation is suggested.

Golden Stage Inn, 399 Depot Street Proctorsville, VT Phone: 802-226-7744

September 10, 2016

Food, crafts, books, mead, live music, kids activities, free admission. Voted "Top Ten Fall Events for Vermont." Time: 10 .m.-4 p.m.

Many locations in Portsmouth Portsmouth, NH Phone: 413-203-5467

September 24-25, 2016

The Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival traditional American and English folk music at the restaurants, pubs, cafés, churches and streets of Portsmouth.
Opening the festival Saturday morning, a crew of maritime singers, shantymen, and privateers will start at 10 a.m. in front of RiRa in the Market Square, and walk through the town, singing as they go.
A full concert will be held on Saturday evening at the United Methodist Church in Portsmouth, 129 Miller Avenue. The acts in 2015 are Two Old Friends, Becky Tracy & Keith Murphy, and The Johnson Girls.
Maritime Open Sings are open to everyone. They feature sea shanties and easy choruses, and seamen’s off-duty songs, known as forebitters. Open Sings are held at pubs that are also full-service restaurants, suitable for all ages, including kids. Schedule.

Gore Place, 52 Gore Street Waltham, MA Phone: 781-894-2798

October 4, 2015

Food trucks, a beer tent, live music, and a crazy pumpkin drop (700 lbs of pumpkins falling from a 120 foot crane!). Also, a pumpkin catapult designed by the Boy Scouts, a train ride, wagon rides, pumpkin carving demonstration and tours of the mansion. Adults, $10; kids age 12 and younger admitted for free. Parking is free. Time: Noon to 4 p.m.

Route 117 Ledyard, CT Phone: 860-464-9122

September 5, 6, & 7, 2014

Events include oxen and garden tractor pulls, chess tournament, mechanical bull, animals exhibits, redneck Olympics, bingo. Entertainment by Cassadee Pope and Braiden Sunshine. Cost: Adults, $8; seniors and youth age 13-18, $5; 3-day pass, $13; children under age 11, free. Parking: Free at junior and senior high school with shuttle bus to fair. .

A.D. Makepeace Co., 158 Tihonet Road Wareham, MA Phone: 508-322-4000

October 8-9, 2016

Visitors to the Harvest Celebration will see demos of the cranberry harvest, cooking woth cranberries, a tent packed with juried crafters. Also, enjoy paddleboat rides on Tihonet Pond, food vendors, music, and more. Some activities have fees and others are available by donation to non-profit organizations. Parking and shuttle transportation are free. Two Big Days for One Little Berry.

Town Green, at Main Street and Mountain Road Suffield, CT Phone:

September 10-11, 2016

Enjoy food and craft vendors, live music and kids activities at this favorite annual event. This is an opportunity to meet and lean about community, civic and business groups. Time: Saturday, 10 a.m. -5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

South Ridge Base Area,15 South Ridge Road Newry, ME Phone: 207-824-5104

October 8-9, 2016

Watch couples compete in this Finnish-style race for the grand prize of the wife's weight in beer and five times her weight in cash. Also: kids pumpkin pie eating contest, New England corn hole championship, Blue Mountain arts and craft fair, wine tent, Sunday Bloody Sunday tent (dedicated to all things Bloody Mary), scenic chairlift rides, kids games and pony rides, wagon rides and live music.

Wachusett Mountain Ski Area, 499 Mountain Road Princeton, MA Phone: 978-464-2300

September 10-11, 2016

Headliners Darren Bessette Band, Annie Brobst, Lance Carpenter, Jay Taylor and Kristen Melrin top the summer day-long mix of country music, food and fun featuring a total of five bands and two stages. There will also be a barbecue and several food stations, a traditional Beer-Fest-Of-Ale, local craft vendors and the scenic summit SkyRide. A classic car show will take place throughout the day on Sunday. The event is held rain or shine. Time: Noon- 6 p.m.


Beacon Field, Beacon Street Greenfield, MA Phone:

October 8-9, 2016

Set in rural Greenfield, this is a festival full of blues music, smoked and grilled barbecue, and beer tastings. Also: friendly competitions, activities for kids, vendors and a New England BBQ Society Competition and a Kansas City BBQ Society Competition. Admission: Festival Admission, $5 above at 10; B BQ Samplin', $5; BrewFest Beer Samplin' Saloon on Saturday, $25; Lefty's Beer Saloon on Sunday, $10. Cash only for festival entrance and sampling fees. ATM Not Available On Site. Parking at 48 Sanderson Street and at the Greenfield Middle School. The Greenfield Trolley will provide shuttle service from these locations to Beacon Field. Time: noon-6 p.m.

Gloucester Waterfront Gloucester, MA Phone:

September 2-4, 2016

Two-day festival includes sailing competitions; Gloucester Maritime Heritage Day on Saturday; boat parade of lights followed by fireworks above Gloucester harbor on Saturdayevening; Parade of Sail on Sunday morning. Festival schedule.

Downtown Newburyport Newburyport, MA Phone:

October 9, 2016

Celebrate autumn in Newburyport! A Newburyport tradition for over 35 years, Fall Harvest Festival features talented artisans offering handmade crafts and artwork, great local food vendors, live music in Market Square, the annual Scarecrow Contest and Kid's Korner. Free. Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

1305 Memorial Avenue West Springfield, MA Phone: 413-737-2443

September 16-October 2, 2016

Fair-goers will enjoy free top name entertainment, The Big E Super Circus, Mardi Gras Parade, the Avenue of States, Storrowton Village, rides, crafts, shopping, foods from around the world and more. Time: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. Cost: Adults, $15; children ages 6-12, $10; children under age 5, free. Admission is $6 after 5 p.m. on Monday-Thursday. Seniors at 60 and older, $12 Monday-Thursday.

290 Washington Avenue (Route 5) North Haven, CT Phone:

September 8-11, 2016

Great fun the the whole family with food, rides, entertainment, exhibits, a petting zoo, music, and much more. Also come and enjoy pony, horse, and ox pulling contests. Admission: $10; senior on Sunday only, $5; children under age 12 admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Hours: Thursday, 5-10 p.m.; Friday, 3-11 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 

Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, 300 Columbus Blvd. Hartford, CT Phone: 860-713-3131

September 24, 2016

The pipes summon the Highlands to Hartford for a day of music, food and drink, Celtic culture, and more. Produced in collaboration with Olde Burnside Brewing Company, this festival features top traditional and Celtic rock bands on two stages. Pipe bands, Highland games, Irish step dancing, birds of prey, Highland cows, children’s activities, puppetry and storytelling, sword demonstrations, Celtic food and beer, vendors, and more add to the experience. 

Waterfront Park Burlington, VT Phone:

September 17-18, 2016

Saturday: Grace Potter, Guster, Kaleo, Blind Pilot, Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band, Smooth Antics, Billy Dean & The Honor Roll, Blue Button, Evansville Transit Authority. Sunday: Grace Potter, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Wood Brothers, The Record Company, Basia Bulat, And The Kids, Eliza Hardy Jones, Steady Betty, Iron Eyes Cody.
Food and Beverages will be available for sale on the festival grounds. Beer & wine will be for sale. Outside food and beverage will not be allowed onto the festival grounds, except for factory-sealed bottles of water. Time: Doors open: Saturday at 3 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Box office will open at 11 a.m. each day. Festival is held rain or shine.

Sheep Pasture, at Route 138 and Main Street North Easton, MA Phone: 508-238-6049

October 2, 2016

Features over 100 selected crafters, chili cook-off, children's activities, pony rides, food, raffles. Join musical guests The Barn Burners String Band, American Beauties, and Rowdies of the Meadow on the main entertainment stage during the fair. Artists and crafters from throughout New England will display and sell their handmade creations like fabric art, stained glass, wooden art, jewelry, clothing, food items, seasonal decor, and more.  Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Egypt Road and Billings Road Somers, CT Phone: 860-749-6527

September 15-18, 2016

Livestock exhibits, car show, live music, skillet throw, midway, antique & farm machinery, agricultural exhibits, demonstrations, children’s contests, bingo. Admission: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, $10; Thursday, $6; children age 12 years and younger, free; seniors all day Thursday and Friday, $5.

Fowler Field Rotary Pavilion behind the Milford Public Library, 57 New Haven Avenue Milford, CT Phone:

September 18-19, 2015

The Festival kicks off on Friday (6-11 p.m.) with live music by Kevin McKernon of County Cavan, Americelt and the TheAlehounds. Also, food samplings, beer, Irish Marketplace, a Ceili and children’s from 6 to 8 p.m.
A full day of Irish festivities take place on Saturday (11 a.m.-11 p.m.). Live musical performances by Bobby Morrill, The Druids, Once Removed, CalleyMcGrane and the Exiles, Keltic Kick, and the McLean Avenue Band. Also: Irish dance, Irish Marketplace, tea room, traditional Irish music, step dancing and bagpiper demonstrations, Tara Theatre Company, and exhibitors including Irish history and genealogy and Irish language. Adults over age 12, $5 on Friday and $12 on Saturday; two-day pass, $15

516 Main Street Lancaster, NH Phone: 603-788-4531

September 1-5, 2016

The fair combines all of the activities of an old-fashioned country fair with plenty of variety to keep everyone in the family entertained. Children will love the colorful midway with exciting rides and train rides. The Lancaster Fair is all about agriculture: working cattle demonstrations; livestock competitions, including horse pulls, sheepdog trials, and an oxen log obstacle course; 4-H exhibits; and exhibitions of homemade crafts and fresh vegetables and flowers. Featured entertainment in 2016 by Lorie Morgan and Pam Tillis. 

Downtown Hartford Hartford, CT Phone:

September 17, 2016

This day-long festival of art, theater, music, walking, biking, tours and more offers free admission to the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, the Connecticut Science Center, Connecticut’s Old State House and the Wadsworth Atheneum, along with more than 100 events throughout the city. See festival website for listing of events.

Camelot Village, Jct.of Routes 7 & 9 Bennington, VT Phone: 802-447-3311

September 3-4, 2016

Join garlic lovers from throughout New England as they come to sample food and crafts from hundreds of different vendors, all made from garlic and herbs! Everything from garlic ice cream to garlic jelly, pickled garlic, roasted garlic, garlic braids and, of course, plain garlic bulbs of every variety will be available for sampling and purchase, along with planting and braiding and cooking demonstrations. For aspiring gardeners, garlic growers, garlic-lovers or those simply looking for a fun way to spend a Vermont end-of-summer day, the event promises something for everyone. Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: Adults, $6; children age 12 and younger, $2

Veteran's Memorial Park, 42 Seaview Avenue Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-838-9444

September 10-11, 2016

Highlights of this very New England seafood event include musical performances, a competition pit with barbecue galore, kiddie rides and games, harbor cruises, an arts and crafts show, oystering and environmental exhibits and, of course, oysters galore. Hours: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Admission: Adults, $12; seniors over age 61, $10; kids 5-12 years old, $5.

Ninigret Park, 4890A Old Post Road Charlestown, RI Phone: 888-855-6940

September 4-6, 2015

In addition to multiple stages of music, dance, food, and fun, the festival lineup for 2015 includes: The Mavericks, Keb Mo, Los Lobos, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Lake Street Dive, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Sarah Potenza, Marcia Ball, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, Corey Ledet & His Zydeco Band, The Cash Box Kings, Eilen Jewell, Matt Anderson, Ten Strings & A Goatskin, Roddy Romero & the Hub City All Stars, Della Mae featuring Jim Lauderdale, Nora Jane Struthers & the Party Line, Hat Fitz & Cara, Dustbowl Revival, Del Barber, Ruben Moreno & the Zydeco Re-evolution, Howell Devine, The Strumbellas, Dog Hill Stompers, Miss Tess & The Talkbacks, Parsonfield, The Bombadils, Yvette Landry & Richard Comeaux, The Mike & Ruthy Band, Hello Strangers, David Greely, Ed Poullard & Preston Frank.
Admission: 3 days with camping: $210 per person (at the gate, $225); 3 days without camping: $150 per person (at the gate, $175); Friday, $40 (at the gate, $50); Saturday, $60 (at the gate, $70); Sunday, $60 (at the gate $70). Teens age 13-19, half price with purchase of adult ticket; children age 12 and younger, free with ticketed adult; seniors over age 61, $5 off day tickets at the gate.
Hours: Friday, 5 p.m. - midnight; Saturday and Sunday, noon ­- midnight.

Wachusett Mountain, 499 Mountain Road Princeton, MA Phone: 978-464-2300

October 15-16, 2016

Craft fair & farmers market booths, family entertainment, scenic foliage skyrides to the summit, mountainside barbecue, pony rides, clowns, climbing wall, jugglers & magicians for the kids. Applefest also features an Oktoberfest Celebration complete with authentic German cuisine, a multitude of tasty beers in the beer garden and live music.
Admission: without Skyride, in advance, adults, $11; kids age 6-12, $6; and $3 more at the door. With Skyride, in advance, adults, $19; kids age 6-12, $12; and $3 more at the door

Roseland Cottage, 556 Route 169 Woodstock, CT Phone:

October 15 and 16, 2016

Roseland Cottage Fine Arts and Crafts Festival is one of the leading juried fine arts and crafts shows in New England. This two-day event features 175 artisans and their wares: jewelry, woodworking, pottery, glass, paintings, clothing, mixed media, metalwork, and much more. Visitors, many of whom return year after year, enjoy live music, food vendors, and first floor tours of Roseland Cottage. Time: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Held rain or shine. Admission: $5.

Barnstable County Fairgrounds, 1220 Nathan Ellis Hwy. (Route 151) East Falmouth, MA Phone: 401-318-2991

September 26, 2015

Taste the work of 76 breweries expressed in more than 250 styles of beer. The event will have one session, 3:30 - 7:00 p.m. Along with the brews, enjoy live music and food from food trucks. Admission price includes a custom glass, For guests age 21 and older. No one under the legal age will be admitted. No pets allowed. Time: 3:30 to 7 p.m. Admission: General, $54; designated driver, $17

347 Gilead Street Hebron, CT Phone:

September 8-11, 2016

Hebron Harvest Fair is a country agricultural fair featuring animal displays, various food, animal pulls, truck pulls, country music, carnival midway, and something to do for the entire family. Admission: $12-13; parking, $5. Hours: Thursday, 4-10 p.m.; Friday, noon-11 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

South Shore Natural Science Center, 48 Jacobs Lane Norwell, MA Phone: 781-659-2559

September 17-18, 2016

A variety of corn-themed food and activities, including the Center’s famous corn chowder, corn on the cob, a corn pit and corn shucking contests. Other activities include kids’ games and crafts, hayrides, pony rides, traditional crafts demonstrations, farm animals, wildlife presentations, nature walks, and a country bake table. South Shore Natural Science Center is an environmental education center and museum. Held rain or shine. Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: Adults, $8.

Various locations Lowell, MA Phone:

September 8-11, 2016

Get prepped for tastings, hands-on demos, conversations and more in Massachusetts's rising cultural and culinary city. The Lowell Food and Wine Festival presented by Merrimack Valley Magazine, returns with top culinary talent, sommeliers, and craft brewers from across New England and the Merrimack Valley's own culinary scene for an experience like no other.
Signature events:
September 8 -- Opening Reception at Gallagher & Cavanaugh, 22 Shattuck Street. creative small plates by Kale Yeah Catering and hand crafted cocktails. 7:30-10:30 p.m.
September 9 -- Food Truck Madness at Kerouac Park, 86 Bridge Street. Food Trucks paired with a Craft Beer Garden and fantastic live music 6-9:30 p.m.
September 10 -- The Grand Tasting at Middle and Palmer streets. 50 craft beers from 16 breweries, a vast selection spirits from a variety of domestic and international distillers, as well as tasting bites from over 20 local chefs and restaurants. 2-6 p.m.
September 10 -- Lowell Chopped Competition at Derby Park on Middle Street. Scott Pelletier from Fuse Bistro will defend his title against a new competitors. 4-5:30 p.m.
September 11 – The Farm Market at Mill No. 5, Jackson Street. The Farm Market is Lowell's only indoor, year-round farmers' market, showcasing the best food and locally made items in the area. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Sugarloaf Outdoor Center, located on Touring Center Road in Carrabassett Valley, ME Phone: 207-265-2400

September 23-25, 2016

For three nights and two days, explore the fall foliage by bike on 50 miles of trails. Guests can also participate in guided rides, take part in skills clinics and try out the latest gear at the vendor village featuring bike shops and companies from all over New England. At night, enjoy outdoor concerts. Lodging is half price at Stratton Brook and Poplar huts during the event. Hosted by Maine Huts & Trails in collaboration with Carrabassett Region NEMBA and Sugarloaf Mountain Resort. Admission: Weekend adult pass, $100; weekend youth pass, $55

Stamford Museum & Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Road Stamford, CT Phone: 203-977-6536

September 23, 2016

Oktoberfest at the SM&NC features authentic German fare, seasonal brews from local breweries, and a fun S’mores bar over an open fire pit. Music provided by Scratch Entertainment keeps the party rockin’ all evening. (Adults only, please, and guests in lederhosen and dirndls are most welcome!) Time: 7-10 p.m. Admission: Advance discount tickets are $70 through September 9. Regular priced ticket is $85.

http://stamfordmuseum.org/oktoberfest2016/

Fort Trumbull and other parts of the New London waterfront New London, CT Phone:

September 9-11, 2016

Activities of the four-day festival include arrival of schooners from the entire East Coast, a Parade of Sail, live music by Coast guard and Navy bands, and the popular New London Chowder Challenge. In addition, the Festival will feature vessel visits, displays and demonstrations by the United States Coast Guard, United States Navy and local police departments. Schedule of events.

Main Street and Fowler Avenue Durham, CT Phone:

September 22-25, 2015

Livestock exhibits and competitions; truck and tractor pulls; home arts exhibits; lawnmower racing; Discovery Center; children’s events. Events include demolition derby. Live music. Hours: Thursday, 4-10 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.- 11 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Admission: Adults, $10-$15, depending on the day; children age 11 and younger admitted for free.

Camp Kinderland, 1543 Colebrook River Road Tolland, MA Phone:

September 3-4, 2016

The festival will bring together musicians, artists, and dancers, with activists and organizers for a celebration of art as an agent of peace. Featuring Dar Williams and Guy Davis, and 15 more bands, artists, and organizations, plus local food and drink, this event promises to be fun for the whole family! Come for the day on Saturday or or come for both days. Tent camping and shared-cabin stays are available. Children 17 and younger admitted free on Saturday and Sunday. Time: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Admission: one-day and two-day passes are $60 to $110. Higher when camping is included.

Court Square Springfield, MA Phone:

August 6, 2016

The Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival is family-friendly event designed to bring people of many different walks of life together to share their love and passion for music and art. Sweet, sensual, energetic, and infectious musical sounds from a wide range of genres, including jazz, Latin jazz, gospel, blues, funk and more will fill the air in Court Square. Food will be provided by many vendors, including Blackjack Steakhouse, Neville’s Creole Cuisine n’ Catering, Nadim’s, La Veracruzana, Elegant Affairs, Queenie’s Island Cuisine and others. Festival is held rain or shine. Time: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Featured musicians are Jose Gonzalez and Banda Criolla, Samirah Evans and Her Handsome Devils, the Eric Krasno Band, Heshima Moja and Ofrecimiento with guest Rayvon Owen, Joey DeFrancesco Trio, Terri Lyne Carrington Group, and Taj Mahal.

10 North Street Blandford, MA Phone: 413-848-0995

September 2-5, 2016

Horse, ox and pony draws; stage shows; art show; truck pulls; hall exhibits; horse, cattle, sheep, and goat shows; rabbit and poultry show, midway/rides; demolition derby; fiddle contest. Hours: Friday 3 p.m.-9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Mon. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission: Adults, $10; seniors, $5; children age 6-12, $5; parking, $5.

September 22-25, 2016

Entertainment, panel discussions, workshops, art exhibits, and science related programs are on the agenda. There are opportunities for stargazing from different sites in the park. Indoor and outdoor events are planned. Highlights include night walks led by park rangers to observe the wildlife active during darkness, a special ecological program, a picnic with the planets and a photography workshop.

Evergreen Walk, 100 Cedar Avenue South Windsor, CT Phone:

September 8-11, 2016

Special features include animal exhibits, racing pigs, Saturday fireworks, midway, stage entertainment, magic show. Admission: Adults, $6; seniors over age 64, $3; children 57 inches tall and taller, $6. Parking is free. Hours: Thursday 5-10 p.m.; Friday 6-11 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Cape Cod Fairgrounds, 1220 Nathan Ellis Highway East Falmouth, MA Phone: 508-759-6000

September 23-25, 2016

Famous fried scallop and chicken dinners; food court with a beer & wine garden, chowder, lobster rolls, raw bar, hotdogs, burgers, salads, wraps, fried dough; a juried arts & craft show; live entertainment; children's rides. Hours: Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Admission: $7; children age 6 to 12, $2.

Ocean Boulevard (Center Beach) Hampton Beach, NH Phone: 603-926-8718

September 9-11, 2016

Sixty Seacoast restaurants serving favorite New England seafood dishes. Cooking demos, arts and crafts vendors; giant beverage tent; beach cabana bar; entertainment on two stages; Kiddie Land for little ones, fireworks on Saturday; and much more. See festival website for detailed schedule. Time: Friday, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

267 Rowley Bridge Road Topsfield, MA Phone: 978-774-0014

October 15-16, 2016

This fun and outdoor family event offers live local music, vineyard tours and more. Time: 1-5 p.m.

105 Pearl Street Essex Junction, VT Phone: 802-878-5545

August 26 - September 4, 2016

The Champlain Valley Fair caps the Summer season in Vermont! Vendors, midway rides and games, entertainment, food, agricultural exhibits, nationally recognized performers and more. Entertainment in 2016 by Chris Young and Cassadee Pope, , ZZ Top, Night of Fire and Destruction, Meghan Trainor, Little Big Town and more. Time: Daily, 10 a.m.-midnight daily. Admission: Gate admission is $12 for adults and $5 for kids; children under 5 admitted for free. Parking is $5 per vehicle.

41 Fair Street Northampton, MA Phone: 413-584-2237

September 2-5, 2016

Highlights this year include the demolition derby, Bryson Lang "The Cure for the Common Show", royal Bengal tigers, Flippin' Acrobatics and Grannie's Racing Pigs. Check out the truck and oxen pulls, too. Fans of agriculture, late summer, or nature, and people of all ages can have a blast here. Admission: Adults, $10 (online price) or $12; seniors or veterans, $8 (online price) or $10; kids below age 11, free! Ride-all-day wristbands, $20. Demolition derby tickets, $5.

Central Square to Kendall Square Cambridge, MA Phone:

September 11, 2016

Cambridge Carnival is a colorful and festive celebration of African traditions. The highlight of the festival is a grand costume parade accompanied by rich rhythmic musicality. Participants masquerade through the streets in dazzling handmade costumes, dancing to the beat of the Carnival. There will be food and craft vendors and a KidsFest. The parade starts at 12: 30 p.m. on River Street and Blackstone Street, continues up River Street to Massachusetts Avenue and onto Main Street and ends at Main Street at the corner of Albany Street. Schedule of events. Time: Noon- 7 p.m.

Slater Mill Museum, 67 Roosevelt Avenue, and Slater Memorial Park, RR 1A, and other locations Pawtucket, RI Phone: 401-724-5200

August 26-September 11, 2016

August 26 -- Blackstone River Party /Taste of The Valley. Food samplings from regional restaurants are the appetizer to an evening of brilliant Zydeco tunes from Nathan and the Zydeco Cha-chas under the dance tent and on the Slater Mill grounds by the Blackstone River.
August 27-28 -- SAMFest (Slater Art & Manufacture Festival). This two-day music festival at Slater Mill features a stellar lineup, including Jon Butcher Axis and The Young Adults.
September 3 -- Chinese Dragon Boat Races and Taiwan Day Festival on the Festival Pier is an iconic display of boats and traditional performance.
September 10-11 -- Slater Park Fall Festival brings a performance of Pops in the Park with Roomful of Blues opening for the RI Philharmonic and a fireworks display. More than 100 artists, performers, artisan vendors, and food trucks complement the natural beauty and recreational features of Slater Memorial Park, including the historic Looff Carousel, 17th century Daggett Farm, and the Watercolor Society of Rhode Island. The Providence Grays will recreate baseball as it was played in the 19th century.

Camden Waterfront Camden, ME Phone:

September 2-4, 2016

Magnificent windjammers ply the coast with a full schedule of maritime events near Camden Harbor. The weekend kicks off with a parade of schooners sailing into Camden harbor, followed by a crew talent show and fireworks. All three days feature the Maritime Heritage Fair with exhibits of information about boats, sailing and other maritime endeavors. Saturday's highlight is the Lobster Crate Race. In the Build-A-Boat Contest, teams create a surprising variety of boats that compete on the water on Sunday. 

Wachusett Mountain Ski Area, Mile Hill Road Princeton, MA Phone: 978-464-2300

September 10-11, 2016

In addition to great music by the Darren Bessette Band, Annie Brobst, Lance Carpenter, Jay Taylor, and Kristen Melrin, there will be a mountainside barbecue and many food stations, a traditional Beer-Fest-Of-Ale, local craft vendors and a scenic summit SkyRide. A classic car show will take place throughout the day on Sunday. The event is held rain or shine. Time: Gates open at 11:30 a.m. Music noon to 6 p.m. Bring blankets and lawn chairs! Admission: Adults, $20-$30; youth age 6 to 12, $6 to $9. Extra cost for SkyRide.

175 Oaklawn Avenue Cranston, RI Phone:

September 9-11, 2016

Stroll the street and take in live Greek music, dancing performed by the Odyssey Dance Troupe, amusements for the children, jewelry, and more. This festival celebrates the best tastes, sights, and sounds of Greek culture. Listen and watch Enjoy some Mediterranean food like roast lamb, gyros, grape leaves, and pastries. Rain or shine, under the big tents and free admission. Free shuttle bus service from Cranston West High School. Hours: Friday, 5-10 p.m.; Saturday, noon-10 p.m; Sunday, noon-9 p.m. Cost: Free admission.

1611 Harbor Road Shelburne, VT Phone: 802-985-8686

September 17, 2016

Come to this historic farm and enjoy music, storytelling, hands-on activities for children, traditional craft demonstrations, educational exhibits on Vermont’s agricultural, environmental, and energy future. Learn about farm machinery, birds of prey, farm animals, and more. Meet rug hookers, woodworkers, weavers, spinners, cheese makers, and gardeners – and try some traditional arts. There will be demonstrations of wood turning, carving, pole lathe, and more. The festival will also include a hay bale maze and horse-drawn hay rides. Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: Adults, $10; seniors and children, $5 children age 2 & younger, free

The Elms, Marble House and Rosecliff, Bellevue Avenue Newport, RI Phone: 401-847-1000

September 22-25, 2016

For 11 years, the Preservation Society of Newport County has been staging one of the top wine and food events of its kind in the United States. Two grand tastings at the Marble House anchor the four-day event (starting at $160 per person), but you can also sign up for a Bordeaux dinner ($1,000 per person), a gala at Rosecliff, and a dinner with visiting winemakers ($300 per person).

Chandler Music Hall, 71 Main Street Randolph, VT Phone: 802-728-6464

September 4, 2016

Celebrate Vermont's Celtic and French Canadian heritage Each year more than 70 exceptional musicians are drawn from New England, Canada, and the British Isles. Concerts, music and dance sessions, children's activities, and dancing unfold on 5 continuous stages from noon until 11 pm. Food and drink provided by the area's finest chefs and breweries. Time: Noon-11 p.m. Admission: Adults, $35 in advance and $40 after August 26; students age 13-18, $12; children age 12 and younger, free

various locations Boothbay Harbor, ME Phone:

September 2-11, 2016

Harbor Fest is a 10-day celebration of our Boothbay Harbor. Major events include the Harbor crawl, music fest and chili-chowder challenge, art show & treasure hunt, golf tournament, restaurant week, fishin' for fashion show, grand finale party, and two-day community wide yard sale. Festival events includes A Taste of Local Flavor, a live music showcase, a 5K and half marathon race, Wellness Week, Ware It’s At!, a photo workshop, A Stroke of Art, Restaurant Week, a film festival, Fishin’ for Fashion. Schedule of events.

281 Route 169 South Woodstock, CT Phone: 860-928-3246

September 2-5, 2016

Agricultural exhibition building, civil war camp, Brunn Barn Agricultural Museum complex, barnyard babies, heritage breeds, antique engines, antique cars, craft tents, midway by Fiesta Shows, fireworks, Labor Day parade, antique farm machinery, antique trucks, the living statue, go-kart racing, ceremonial Indian dancing, open horse show, grange exhibits,live music on stage. Hours: Friday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-11 p.m.; Monday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Admission: General, $12; seniors age 65 and older, $8; children age 10 and younger admitted free. Parking, $5.

207 Boston Street, Route 1 Topsfield, MA Phone: 978-887-5000

September 30- October 10, 2016

America's oldest county fair has the traditional event down to a T, and offers guests a broad menu of New England tastes, sights, sounds, and animal experiences. Animal events include a horse show, horse and oxen pulls, a petting zoo, and more. Agriculture abounds here; you'll find the New England Giant Pumpkin Contest on October 3, a farm museum, and an autumn flower show. The midway features amusement rides, live performances by regional musicians, and concessions. Hundreds of food, craft, and art vendors will satisfy just about any taste. Try New England fruit, veggies, specialty foods, and farm products -- Yum!
Hours: September 30, 1-11 p.m.; October 1-10, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.
Cost: $9-$25; parking, $10

Town Common, Main Street Belchertown, MA Phone: 413-896-0883

September 23-25, 2016

Events at this family-oriented festival include rides, a pumpkin parade, horse pulls and ox draws, small animal exhibits, free entertainment in the Social Tent and a kiddie tent with plenty of fun to go around. This year's theme is Something to Crow About! Purchase midway ride wristbands for $24, or get a pack of ride tickets. Hours: Friday, 3-10 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. parade-10 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.. Cost: Free.

96 Waldo Road Scotland, CT Phone:

October 9, 2016

Scottish music, dance, food, sheepdog demonstration, Highland cattle, clan village. See festival website for detailed schedule. Admission: Adults, $ 15; seniors and students, $ 10; children age 6 to 12, $ 5; children 5 and younger with paying adult.

Bethlehem Fairgrounds, 384 Main Street North (Route 61) Bethlehem, CT Phone: 203-266-7810

October 8-9, 2016

Nobody will make you taste it, but there is garlic ice cream – among many other pleasures – at the Garlic & Harvest Festival, now in its 12th year. Come to see garlic cooking demonstrations; hear a live band performance; learn how to grow garlic at expert lectures; buy garlic dips, spreads, cheeses, and oils; taste free samples. If samples aren’t filling you up, skedaddle over to the food court for garlic sausage with peppers and onions, garlic steak sandwiches, garlic roast pork sandwiches, deep-fried garlic, and the aforementioned garlic ice cream. Kids will enjoy rides and games!

South Water Street Ocean State Oyster Festival 2016 South Water Street Providence, RI Phone:

September 17, 2016

A ticket to the Ocean State Oyster Festival gets you a half-dozen oysters, raw or restaurant prepared; a beer or glass of wine; live music & DJ; food trucks; shucking contest. All of this is in a a family-friendly environment along the river . This is a rain or shine event.

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road Stockbridge, MA Phone: 413-298-3926

October 8-9, 2016

This celebration showcases local crafters & artists, non-stop entertainment, artisan food producers and food trucks. It also features a silent auction, giant tag sales of all kinds, a farmers market, educational workshops and plenty of kids activities, including a haunted house. Visit the Botanical Garden’s Farm Camp, Hall of Pumpkins and much more. Tickets sold at the door. No dogs. Admission: Adults, $5; children under age 12 admitted free. Free parking. Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Downtown Lenox, MA Phone: 413-637-3646

September 26-27, 2015

Handmade crafts, sculptures, and original art works will fill the streets along with handmade jewelry, wood carvings, and hand woven clothing. Enjoy foods, wines, beers and local autumn dishes. Apples and all imaginable apple recipes abound as you stroll through the Historic Village of Lenox where hay rides, children activities, and entertainment create a cornucopia of harvest-time family fun. Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Three County Fairgrounds, Route 9 and Old Ferry Road Northampton, MA Phone:

October 8-10, 2016

Artists from 30 states show and sell their unique work. Festival is loved for its live performances by acclaimed musicians, flowering sculpture garden, special exhibits, demonstrations and activities. Admission: Adults, $13; seniors, $12; students, $8; children under age 12, free. Free parking Time: Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Monday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Waterfront Park, 10 College Street Burlington, VT Phone:

September 22-25, 2016

The event will be a Bavarian festival for the harvest and patrons will find many of the traditional aspects of being in Munich, Germany, with a Green Mountain spin. Enjoy food, authentic oompah music, tons of games and contests, local business sponsors, locally made rustic decor, and beer! Forty-one brewers will be in attendance. Admission: There are several tasting sessions at $35 ($20 for designated drivers) and a benefit dinner for $150.

Bethel Common, Main Street Bethel, ME Phone:

September 17, 2016

An old-fashioned fun fall festival with artists & crafters, chain saw carving, chowder cook-off with over a dozen restaurants, Maine baked potatoes, apple pie contest, live music, wagon rides, and kids’ activities. time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Various locations in Eastport Eastport, ME Phone:

September 3-4, 2016

Flea market, farmers market, fiber arts show, road race, live music, walking tour. The main event of the Eastport Salmon & Seafood Festival is the Salmon Sunday meal, starring grilled salmon, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.. Time: Consult event website.

Many locations Martha's Vineyard, MA Phone:

October 13-16, 2016

This festival captures the magic of Martha’s Vineyard by focusing on its unique culinary culture. Highlights of the festival include Crudo, Fresh Off The Boat, hosted by Michael Brisson and Michael Holthan; Crispy & Salty celebrates fried seafood; Chowder Run, hosted by Daniel Sauer; Fresh Off the Farm: A Celebration of Local Farms & Chefs; Oh Shucks!, hosted by Port Hunter, features three oyster farmers; Sommelier Throw Down! showcasing three wine personalities who face off pairing 12 wines with four small plates; Vineyard Grand Tasting featuring demos by Chris Fischer and Sid Wainer & Son. See website for schedule and tickets. Ferry information.

Colebrook Fair 2016

intersection of routes 183 and 182A Colebrook, CT Phone: 860-379-3359

September 3, 2016

Crafts, vendors, food concessions, a bake sale at the church, a silent auction and flea market. There will be the traditional frog jumping contest and pet show judging. Frogs are available for those who don’t have a frog. Also to delight the children are the Colebrook Fire Dept. touch a fire truck, children’s games, contests, including a pie eating contest and much, much more. Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.,

Stamford Museum & Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Road. Stamford, CT Phone: 203-322-1646

October 15-16, 2016

Celebrate the fall season, bring family and friends, and join us for our annual Harvest Festival Weekend. Enjoy apple cider demonstrations, a scarecrow contest, pumpkin carving, and fun activities for the whole family! Wear a costume and participate in the daily costume parade. Other activities include an apple slingshot, farm animal demonstrations, live music with Jay and Ray, face-painting, storytelling with Ms. Karen, and children’s crafts. Hayride tickets will be available for purchase and food trucks will be at work. Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission: $10; children age 3 and younger, free

39 Mount Snow Road West Dover, VT Phone:

September 16-18, 2016

September 16 -- Village of Wilmington
Festival preview and Village Stroll, Festival preview tasting and the Village Stroll, featuring live entertainment and the Vermont Soup Tasting Contest in the heart of Wilmington.
September 17 -- Mount Snow Resort
Grand Tasting. Taste dozens of Vermont wines, spirits, and cheeses. Crafts, artisans and more. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
September 18 -- Valley-Wide Events
Breakfast with the Farmers, Vermont Wildlife Festival,Restaurant Week Kick-Off

Guilford Fairgrounds, Lovers Lane Guilford, CT Phone:

September 16-18, 2016

Enjoy rides, animals, food, entertainment, and vendors all weekend long! The parade will start Saturday morning at 10 a.m. Live music by Mike Delguidice & Big Shot on Friday night, Nick Fradiani on Saturday night, and Nashville Drive on Sunday. Admission: Adults, $10; seniors, $8; children age 6-11, $5. Hours: Friday, 1-11 p.m.; Saturday, 9  a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

66 Main Street Antrim, NH Phone:

September 16-17, 2016

This traditional New England harvest festival features arts & crafts, a home-made parade, fireworks, games for kids, live music and lots of food. Also, the festival includes at skateboard race, the Antrim Can/Am Slalom Championships. Admission to most events is free; food is sold.

Wells Reserve, Laudholm Farm, 342 Laudholm Farm Road Wells, ME Phone: 207-646-4521

September 10-11, 2016

This highly respected exhibition brings 100 artisans to historic Laudholm Farm to show their craftworks. Sculpture, jewelry, pottery, prints, clothing, photography, and basketry are among the crafts selected by jury for this prestigious event. Also, music, food, and environmental immersion at the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

525 Orange Center Road Orange, CT Phone:

September 17-18, 2016

From tractor pulls to homing pigeons, this fair has it all. Be sure to drop by the Main Food Pavilion for Chip's Famous Pancake Breakfast! Hours: Saturday,8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Cost: Adults, $8; seniors, $5; free parking and shuttle. Information:

Goshen Fair 2016

116 Old Middle Street (Route 63) Goshen, CT Phone: 860-491-3655

September 3-5, 2016

The 103rd Goshen Agricultural Fair opens on Saturday with a full 3 day schedule of events. Live bands, livestock shows and competitions, a petting zoo and children's shows, truck and tractor pulls, rides, contests, great food and endless fun for the whole family. Hours: Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Monday, 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. Admission: Adults, $9; children under age 12 admitted for free.

Mount Snow Road West Dover, VT Phone:

September 3-4, 2016

The Mount Snow Brewers Festival is one of the premier events of its kind in the Northeast. Fifty breweries to be on hand pouring their beers and ciders from 100 taps. There will be tons of great food: a huge barbecue on Cuzzins deck along with vendors whipping up kettle korn, crepes, waffles and a few other surprises. Live music will be on-stage throughout the event starting on Saturday with a performance by Brewers Festival favorite, Jeff Tuohy Band.

10 Memorial Street Deerfield, MA Phone:

September 20-21, 2014

This fair features more than 180 juried exhibitors from 16 states displaying and selling crafts of all media in the picturesque setting of the historic village of Old Deerfield. Highlights include a free museum tour, craft displays & demonstrations, music, food court and specialty food sampling. Admission: Adults, $7; children under 12, $1. Time: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. & Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sturbridge Town Common and at the Publick House Inn Sturbridge, MA Phone: 508-347-2761

October 17-18, 2015

This popular festival takes place on the Town Common and at the Publick House Historic Inn. Local crafters, artisans, food vendors, food from the harvest and a popular Scarecrow Contest. On Sunday, local cooks present their specialties of the fall season. Hours: Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

216 Wachusett Street Rutland, MA Phone: 508-886-2221

October 1-2, 2016

Heifer Farm is ready to host a party! The international homesteads in the Global Village are loaded with fun activities like piñatas, apple cider pressing, potato digging, bees wax candle rolling, and scavenger hunts. Meet the farm animals, take a hay ride, pick a pumpkin to take home in the pumpkin patch, milk a goat, get your face painted and enjoy live music and the Dale Perkins Horse Show. Eat farm-to-table lunch or bring a picnic. This is a one-of-a-kind fall festival! Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: $20/vehicle

East Haven Fall Festival on the Green 2016

Town Green, Main and River streets East Haven, CT Phone:

September 9-11, 2016

Rides, games, food vendors, and arts & crafts exhibitors. Time: Friday, 6-11 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 11 p.m.; Sunday, noon-6 p.m. with a car show at 9 a.m. 

480 Racebrook Road Orange, CT, 06477 Phone: 203-795-1347

September 2-5, 2016

Four-day celebration of Greek food, music and culture. Featuring authentic Greek cuisines, live music and dancing, marketplace, folk dance performances, giant raffle, church tours, children's activities and much more. Free admission and parking. Time: Friday-Sunday, noon-10 p.m.; Monday, noon-8 p.m.

175 South Main Street (Route 7) Rutland, VT Phone: 802-775-5200

September 16-20, 2016

Agricultural events include horse & cattle shows and exhibits, farm museums, horse, pony & ox pulling contests, ox shows, sheep & goat shows, horse shows, etc. 4H building, maple sugar house, dairy center, forestry building, fish & game and pet & poultry building. Many free shows including: Rocky McCoy, Adirondack Fiddlers, Heart to Heart, Draw the Line and much more. The midway will provide over 35 rides. Time: Daily, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Admission: $5-$10 depending on guest age; parking is free.

Main Street Douglas, MA Phone:

October 1, 2016

Vendors offer crafts, food, games, and unique displays. Entertainment throughout the day includes singers, bands, choral groups, dance routines, cheerleaders, and more. Rides and games on the church lawn are great for small children, along with the Huge Slide, moonwalk, train, and obstacle course. The cash cube offers chances to win has certificates and prizes.

Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, 40 Jesup Road Westport, CT Phone: 203-505-8716

September 3-4, 2016

Family fun of bouncy amusements, pie and rib eating contests, bull riding, games, cooking demonstrations, barbecue competition, wing contest and music. The Main Stage inside the Levitt Pavilion features performances by Manny And the Mojomatics, Jay Stollman with Matt Schofield, Anders Osborne, Popa Chubby, Marc Broussard, Funky Meters. Also: a gourmet food marketplace and a food court filled with food, handcrafted beer, liquor, wine and other refreshments.
Tickets to the Family Fun Fest and the Main Stage at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts sold separately. Time: Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Simsbury Perfoming Arts Center, 22 Iron House Blvd Simsbury, CT Phone:

September 17, 2016

Performers are Balkun Brothers, Gracie Curren, The Electrix, Elvin Bishop, Victor Wainwright & The Wildroots, Southern Avenue, Tas Cru, Mark Telesca, Jake Kulak & the Lowdown. There will be treats and refreshments. Time: Gates open at 10 a.m.; music starts at 11 a.m.. Rain or shine. No pets, no coolers, no sun umbrellas, no carry-ins, pop-ups, no refunds. Admission: General admission, $40 and $50 at the gate; VIP, $60; Fun-Pack Four Pack, $120