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

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.

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Athletics - NH Highland Games & Festival - Lincoln, NH
New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival

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

Come celebrate all things Scottish! - September 20-22, 2019

Discover the rich culture of Scotland – no passport required - at the NH Highland Games & Festival. The Games will be hosting the 2019 Scottish Highland Games World Championships showcasing the top world Highland athlete’s strength, speed, agility and skill for the title. Enjoy the pageantry and excitement of massed bands, pipes & drums, Highland dance, fiddle, harp, sheep dog trials and much more. Explore Clan Village and the Living History Encampment to search your Scottish roots and understand everyday life in the Highlands from 1317-1746. Scottish and Celtic performers will be playing traditional ballads to tribal beats and bagpipe rock. Children can participate in the Bairns & Weans program, which features games, crafts, storytelling, and more. Adults can savor tastings of authentic Scotch whisky and beer. For more details or to purchase tickets, visit nhscot.org.
Lobster Bake - Charlestown Seafood Festival - Charlestown, RI
Charlestown Seafood Festival 2019

Ninigret Park - 4470 Old Post Road (Route 1A) Charlestown, RI Phone:

August 2-4, 2019

Luscious lobster rolls, midway rides, car shows and tribute bands. The Charlestown Chamber of Commerce Seafood Festival has all that and more, Friday-Sunday, Aug. 2-4. Taste the steamers, chowder, fish and chips, clam cakes or raw bar. Check out the bungee jumping, wall climbing and karaoke. Tribute bands include Welcome To The Jungle (Guns and Roses), Dirty Deeds (AC/DC) and Southern Sky. Raffle prizes include lobsters, TVs and getaways. Fireworks at 9 pm on Saturday.
Hours: Friday: Noon-11pm; Saturday 11 am-11pm; Sunday: 11am-10pm. Admission: $9 for adults; free for children 10 & under. Parking: $2. Senior & Military Discounts available.
Antique and Classic Boat Rendezvous 2019

Mystic Seaport, Greenmanville Avenue Mystic, CT Phone:

July 27-28, 2019

Come see high-quality antique vessels, including cruisers, sailboats, and runabouts. About four dozen classic vessels will create a colorful gathering all weekend and take part in a boat parade on Sunday afternoon .
Time: Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; downriver boat parade, Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
Admission: Consult event website
antique and classic boat show
Salem Antique & Classic Boat Festival 2019

Brewer Hawthorne Cove Marina, 10 White Street Salem, MA Phone:

August 24-25, 2019

A rare chance to see vintage motor yachts and sailboats of all kinds from elegant 1920s to '50s era mahogany runabouts and cabin cruisers to sloops, sharpies, yawls and schooners. Tour the vessels. Meet skippers and crews and vote for your favorite boat! A crafts market, artists, old time band music and a Blessing of the Fleet at 3 p.m Sunday all add to this colorful event. Hours: Friday, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Camden Windjammer Festival 2018
Camden Windjammer Festival 2019

various locations around Camden harbor Camden, ME Phone:

August 30-31, 2019

The fleet gathers in picturesque Camden Harbor for festivities reminiscent of the days when hundreds of coastal schooners lined the waterfront. Festivities include a parade of sail, flag-raising ceremonies, live music, dancing and fireworks. See event website for more details.
Vermont Cheesemakers Festival 2018
Vermont Cheesemakers Festival 2019

Shelburne Farms, 1611 Harbor Road Shelburne, VT Phone: 866-261-8595

August 11, 2019

Vermont is a world class cheese state with the highest number of cheese makers per capita: over 40 of them. You are invited to share their passion for making exceptional cheeses. Come for cheese, wine, beer, cider, spirits, food, and tastings of all kinds. Expand your knowledge with cooking demonstrations and workshops. Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: $20-$300.
Lake Champlain Maritime Festival 2019

Burlington Waterfront Burlington, VT Phone:

July 25-28, 2019

Vendors, crafts, international food court, beer tent, kids rides and activities; interactive exhibits.
Live music by Lake Street Dive and The Wood Brothers on Thursday on the Main Stage, 7 p.m.; Tumble Down Twiddle on Friday and Saturday, 3:30 p.m.; Joe Russo's Almost Dead on Sunday, 6 p.m. See event website for detailed schedule.
Podunk Bluegrass Festival 2019

Hebron Fairgrounds, 347 Gilead Street Hebron, CT Phone: 860-828-9818

August 7-11, 2019

Festival features local, regional and national bluegrass artists, bringing together the finest in bluegrass each. Appearances in 2019 by by Bill Thibodeau, Restless Mountain Bluegrass Band, The Plate Scrapers. Grain Thief, The Feinberg Brothers, David Davis & The Warrior River Boys, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen and many more Two stages; workshops, competitions and more.This is a family-friendly event with camping on site, family fun activities, and plenty of vendors.
Time: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Admission: General Admission is $15 to $50, depending on day. Higher fees for camping and premium features; see event website. Email: info@podunkbluegrass.com
Newport Jazz Festival 2019

Fort Adams State Park, 80 Fort Adams Drive Newport, RI Phone:

August 2-4, 2019

This three-day festival features four unique stages set up at Fort Adams State Park overlooking the Newport. Enjoy world class musicians, food, crafts and a number of exhibits. Lineup.
Admission: Three-day tickets are good for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Student tickets for ages 16 and older. Students must use the student gate and present ID. Children tickets are ages 3-15. Children under 3 admitted free. Tickets available for single day, two days and three days. Prices range from a single day for a child at $15 to a three-day ticket for adults at $170. Parking is $20 for a day.
Carver Old Home Day 2019

Shurtleff Park, Route 58 Carver, MA Phone:

July 27, 2019

The day includes crafters, a road race, a car show and cruise, a bike and doll carriage parade, horseshoe tournament, music and kids activities. Also: live music from the Legion "Bud" Band and local favorite Whiskey Burn. A big favorite of the day is the clambake, the only activity that requires tickets before the event. Buy tickets by phoning Cheryl at 508-866-9196.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; clambake is served in one sitting at 1:30 pm. These tickets go on sale the beginning of July.
Gloucester Schooner Festival 2019

Downtown Gloucester and Gloucester Harbor Gloucester, MA Phone: 978-281-0470

August 30 - September 3, 2019

Old and new, large and small– a variety of schooners will visit Gloucester Harbor and delight all visitors. Highlight of the Gloucester Schooner Festival is the Parade of Sail on Sunday morning, when schooners travel through the harbor and out past the breakwater, to join the mayor’s race starting area off Eastern Point. See event website for detailed schedule.
Wilton Blueberry Festival 2019

Main Street Wilton, ME Phone: 207-778-4726

August 2-3, 2019

Festival goers are invited to pick their own blueberries on the farm before enjoying a host of weekend activities including but not limited to live entertainment, a bake sale, book sale, yard sale, horse and wagon rides, historical tours, auctions, barbecue, and more.
St. Demetrious Greek Festival 2019

186 Bradley Street (Route 5) Saco, ME Phone:

July 19-21, 2019

Enjoy homemade Greek food and pastries, Greek market, music, dancing. Credit Cards accepted.
Time: Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission: Free
Lowell Folk Festival 2019

Boarding House Park, Dutton Street Dance Pavilion, JFK Plaza, Market Street Stage Lowell, MA Phone:

July 26-28, 2019

The famous festival of folk music from cultures all over the world offers music at three locations over three days. Many bands perform several times at different stages. Also: children’s activities, foods, crafts, B&M train, art in the courtyard, street performers. The 2019 include Albert Lee, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Grupo Cimmeron, Vieux Farka Toure, Kenny Wayne, Yammini Kalluri and the Carnatic Ensemble, and many more. Lineup.
Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz 2019

Bushnell Park, 1 Jewel Street Hartford, CT Phone:

July 19-21, 2019

New England's largest free jazz festival: Contemporary, straight ahead, smooth, Latin, and more. A variety of food and beverage vendors and an arts and crafts marketplace. Lineup in 2019 includes
The Funky Dawgz Brass Band at 7 p.m.; Delfeayo Marsalis and The Uptown Jazz Orchestra at 9 p.m.
Rohn Lawrence at 2:30 p.m.; Jazmin Ghent at 4:30 p.m.; Julian Vaughn at 6:30 p.m.; Braxton Brothers at 8:30 p.m.; Studio 860 at 10:30 p.m.; and Personal Touch at 10:45 p.m.
Christ Church Cathedral Jazz Mass at 10:30 a.m.; Ross Tucker and the Hot Cat Jazz Band; The Funky Dawgz Brass Band at 1:30 p.m.; Steve Clarke at 2:30 p.m.; Zaccai Curtis at 4:30 p.m.; Jonathan Barber at 6:30 p.m.; The Nat Reeves Experience at 8:30 p.m.
Festival by the Sea 2019

Masconomo Park, 60 Beach Street Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA Phone: 978-283-1601

August 3, 2019

This family festival presents live music on two stages throughout the day, culminating in an evening waterfront concert in Masconomo Park. Come browse the art and handcrafted items created by artists, craftsmen, and jewelry designers. Local restaurants will showcase their delicious dishes, and farmers will be selling fruits and vegetables. Parking and a complimentary shuttle to and from satellite parking areas. Facebook.
Time; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Rhythm & Roots Festival 2019

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

August 30-September 1, 2019

This seaside festival features 30 bands on four stages. It is a weekend filled with wonderful Cajun and Zydeco music and dance, delicious New Orleans-style food and good times. The festival is for all ages and has events and activities for children.
In 2019, several collaborations will add new zest to the line up. Dustbowl Revival and Hot Club of Cowtown will perform music of The Band. Peter Rowan and Free Mexican Airforce join up with Los Texmaniacs to add their authentic Tex-Mex flair. Joe Craven & the Sometimers and Railroad Earth will apply a original slant to the music of Jerry Garcia and John Denver. Headliners are the folk, blues and political protest musicians Son Volt on August 30, the danceable sound from The Mavericks the next night, and acoustic rockers Railroad Earth on September 1. See event website for full lineup.
Time: Noon to midnight every day.
Admission: Daily rate is $60-$75 and half-price for teens; three-day ticket is $175-$210. Cheaper if bought in advance.
Connecticut Wine Festival 2019

Goshen Fairgrounds, Route 63 Goshen, CT Phone: 860-216-6439

July 20-21, 2019

Taste the best of Connecticut's wineries. Sample locally produced specialty foods. Enjoy live music. Browse for handicrafts.
Entertainment Schedule:
TJ Thompson at noon
The Goods at 2 p.m.
Wine Seminar with Renee Allen at 2:30 p.m.
Mike Wilson at 3:30 p.m.
Hummingbirds and Friends at 4:30 p.m.

The Groove at noon
Wine Seminar with Laureen Guerriero at 12:30 p.m.
Grape Stomp with music by Keith Marceski at 2 p.m.
Vince Thompson at 4 p.m. Time: Saturday, noon to 7 p.m.; Sunday noon to 6 p.m.
Admission: Saturday, $40; Sunday, $35; designated driver and youth age 7-21, $10; children six and younger admitted for free.
Taste of the Caribbean and Jerk Festival 2019

Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, 300 Columbus Blvd. Hartford, CT Phone:

August 3, 2019

Taste of the Caribbean brings authentic cuisine, spectacular costumes and dance, and island rhythms to Mortensen Riverfront Plaza. A full day of music, dance, Caribbean games, and children’s activities. For some, the highlight of the day is the Carnival Parade and the dazzling costumes. For others, it’s getting a taste of that fiery jerk chicken.
Time: 1-11 p.m.
Salem Maritime Festival 2019

Derby Wharf, Derby Street Salem, MA Phone:

August 3-4, 2019

Celebrate ships, sailors, sawdust and song at this annual free family festival. Hosted by the National Park Service, the festival features live music, historical re-enactors, tall ships, demonstrations, and interactive programs and crafts for families. Live music and entertainment all day both days, along with demonstrations, exhibits, and activities
Time: Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Hebron Church Fair 2019

Hebron Common, north end of Newfound Lake Hebron, NH Phone:

July 27, 2019

Festivities include more than 100 craftspeople, pony rides, children's games, rummage, white elephant, delicious foods, baked goods, plants, books, lunch with homemade baked beans, a silent auction from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and a live auction at 1 p.m. End your day with the chicken barbecue at 5:30 p.m. New this year: helicopter rides!!
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Provincetown Jazz Festival 2019

Crown & Anchor, Provincetown, and the Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road, Falmouth Provincetown and Falmouth, MA Phone:

August 15 and August 19, 2019

This year’s Provincetown Jazz Festival will be packed with good music and fun for all.
Jessica Curran and Henry Acker on August 15 at the Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial Street, Provincetown. 7 p.m.
Katie Thiroux and Kevin Harris debut on August 19 at Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Route 28, Falmouth. 7:30 p.m. Tickets.
Admission: $30
Steampunk Fair 2019

Brick Store Museum, 117 Main Street Kennebunk, ME Phone: 207-985-4802

August 10, 2019

Browse this unique festival that highlights the retro-futuristic views of technology that those in the 19th century might have had for today’s society. Enjoy Steampunk artists, crafters and makers of everything from jewelry made of vintage camera pieces to furniture and leather goods. Dark Follies will sing, dance, tell stories, stand on a bed of nails. Main Street Sidewalk Strolls of people in Steampunk costume may join a mini-Steampunk-parade. Costumes are encouraged!
Time: Noon-6 p.m.
Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show 2019

Harold Beebe Farm, 2971 US Route 7 East Dorset, VT Phone:

July 2-August 11, 2019

For six exciting weeks, the country’s top equestrians compete across a challenging hunter/jumper course at East Dorset’s Beebee Farm. As a spectator, you’ll be near the action with a chance to stroll the stalls for a behind-the- scenes look at these championship horses. Sweeping mountain views, awesome event staff, and fabulous food vendors. See website for scheduling details.
Machias Wild Blueberry Festival 2019

Centre Street Congregational Church, 9 Center Street Machias, ME Phone: 207-255-6665

August 16-18, 2019

This annual festival celebrates the area's top crop. The event features a children's parade, a fish fry, music, a blueberry pancake breakfast, over 250 craft booths, live music, a blueberry pie eating contest and plenty more family fun. Schedule of events.
Litchfield Jazz Festival 2019

The Gunnery, 22 Kirby Road Washington, CT Phone:

July 26-28, 2019

Litchfield Jazz Festival presents the best in jazz. Linup in 2019 includes the Litchfield Jazz Orchestra with Alexis Cole, Andrew Hadro, Kris Allen, Albert Rivera, Avery Sharpe…; Duchess; Randy Brecker & The Chad LB Quartet; Goodbye to Childhood, a tribute to Herbie Hancock's “Speak Like a Child”; Mike Stern Band; Sunday Jazz Brunch featuring Antoinette Montague and the Don Braden Band; Wycliffe Gordon & Friends; Mike Stern Band – The Reprise.
Festival Parking is at The Washington Primary School located down the hill from the The Gunnery in Washington Depot.
Admission: $45 – $500
Waterford Worlds Fair 2019

Waterford Fairgrounds, 64 Green Road Waterford, ME Phone: 207-890-2169

July 19-21, 2019

A great small agricultural fair. This fair has a lot to offer, especially for families. Plenty of free children’s events, food, livestock displays and competitions, craft fair, contests, Old McDonalds farm, draft horse show, antique tractor pulling. Live entertainment. New in 2019: stock truck pull, showcase stage, youth livestock show, junior firefighter competition. Schedule of events.
Hours: Friday and Saturday, 6 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
Blues ‘N Brews 2019

JFK Plaza, 50 Arcand Drive Lowell, MA Phone:

September 7, 2019

Blues N Brews is a two-day live music festival with beer tastings. Music by Mr. Sipp – the Mississippi Blues Child, Davy Knowles, Brandon “TAZ” Niederauer, and SoulBox, along with craft beers, barbecue, brisket, pulled pork, and grilled chicken. Also raffles and games.
Time: 1-8 pm.
Admission: $33-$90; kids age 13 and younger admitted free with paying adult
Bike & Brew Festival 2019

Burke Mountain, 223 Shelburne Lodge Road East Burke, VT Phone:

August 10, 2019

The Burke Mountain Bike & Brewfest brings music, Vermont brews, and mountain biking to the mountain. Sample a variety of beers and vote for your favorite. Enjoy lve music, riding, and bike games. The competition is 5-8 p.m.; bike games start at 6:45 p.m.
Yarmouth Clam Festival 2019

Yarmouth Village Yarmouth, ME Phone:

July 19-21, 2019

This festival, which happens along Main Street in Yarmouth, is one of Maine's summer favorites. It includes a parade on Friday night, fireworks on Saturday night , live music from three stages, food, arts and crafts shows, road races and more. The carnival on the midway opens Wednesday evening and runs through Sunday. All other festival activities start Friday at 10 a.m. Good viewing locations for fireworks would be over by the Yarmouth History Center, the Smokey’s Carnival area at Rowe Field, and the parking lot by Hancock Kitchen & Design.
Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival 2019

various locations Cape Cod, MA Phone:

July 12-21, 2019

The main feature of this 10-day festival is daily tours of private gardens across the Cape. Also, come enjoy workshops and lectures by leading horticulturalists; promotions at nurseries and home centers; class on hydrangea pruning; and painting demonstrationsin the gardens themselves. Garden tours are $5 per person per garden. You can pay cash at each garden on the day of the garden tour. Each garden is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and only on the days specified. Gardens' addresses will be announced a week before the festival. All garden tours are rain or shine and nonrefundable.
Event schedule
Hops in the Hills Beer and Wine Festival 2019

Jackson Gore at Okemo Mountain Resort, 111 Jackson Gore Road Ludlow, VT Phone: 802-228-1600

August 2-4, 2019

Sample craft beers, hard ciders and 20 wines in the courtyard at Okemo’s Jackson Gore Inn. Enjoy a great lineup of live music, local food and goods from neighborhood crafters. Open for fun: Adventure Zone with the Timber Ripper Mountain Coaster, zipline tours and more. Picnic blankets and lawn chairs welcome. Music lineup coming soon; check event website.
Time: Friday, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, noon-8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Great Falls Balloon Festival 2019

Simard-Payne Memorial Park (formerly Railroad Park), off Oxford Street Lewiston, ME Phone:

August 16-18, 2019

An annual hot-air balloon festival featuring approximately 30 balloons, including some special shapes. Held annually the 3rd weekend of August. Events include balloon rides and tethered balloons (weather permitting), musical entertainment all weekend for all ages, family fun day on Sunday, craft and trade vendors, various food booths, exhibitors, children's activities, carnival, and much more.
Deerfield Valley Blueberry Parade and Splash 2019

various locations Wilmington, VT Phone:

July 27-August 4, 2019

Blueberry Festival Parade featuring local floats and marching bands begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday July 27. The parade will be followed by a craft fair, barbecue, contest for blue-inspired spectators, activities, music, vintage cars. On Sunday July 28, join the Blueberry Splash at Lake Whitingham. Listen to floating musical groups; decorate your boat with blue, and at 2 p,m, meet at High County Marina for the parade of boats line-up. Music will be at Wards Cove and at the end of Fairview Avenue boat landing on Lake Whitingham in Wilmington. See event website for full schedule of the entire week's events.
Southern Vermont Art & Craft Festival 2019

Camelot Village, 66 Colgate Heights Bennington, VT Phone:

August 2-4, 2019

The festival (formerly called the Hildene Festival of Manchester) is returning to Camelot Village in Bennington with 150 artists and artisans displaying and selling their handcrafted creations. The exhibitors will be housed in tents so the festival is held rain or shine.
Time: Friday- Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Adult for one day, $8; adult for Friday, $5; adult for the weekend, $10; kids under age 12 free. Parking is free and plentiful.
revere beach national sand sculpting festival 2018
Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival 2019

Revere Beach Blvd. Revere, MA Phone:

July 26-28, 2019

The festival draws 900,000 spectators from all over the country who come to watch master sand sculptors at work, Also; food trucks, live entertainment, local vendors, exhibit booths, children’s sand sculpting lessons, and fireworks. Take the MBTA Blue Line to the Wonderland or Revere Beach stops. Free parking and shuttle service to the T will be available at Suffolk Downs. Parking is also available at the Wonderland Garage.
Time: Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Stamford Art Festival 2019

Harbor Point, 2200 Atlantic Street Stamford, CT Phone: 518- 852-6478

July 27-28, 2019

More than 100 artisans showing one-of-a-kind works of art in ceramics, jewelry, wearable art and other fine arts and fine crafts will be featured. Juried exhibitors specialize in painting, sculpture, wood, wearable and decorative fiber, metalwork, leather, printmaking, glass, ceramics, and art jewelry. There will demonstrations and hands-on art projects. Held rain or shine.
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Nantucket Atheneum Dance Festival 2019

Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street, and Nantucket High School, 10 Surfside Road Nantucket, MA Phone:

July 22-27, 2019

The Nantucket Dance Festival is a week of programs related to ballet. The week includes many free events for all ages and culminates with two evening performances by stars of New York City Ballet, LA Dance Project, Miami City Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet. Tickets go on sale July 1. See festival website for program information and schedule.
Yankee Homecoming 2019

Various locations throughout Newburyport Newburyport, MA Phone:

July 27-August 4, 2019

Join the coastal city of Newburyport for a week of music, food, art, family activities, and more — all capped off by fireworks on the waterfront on Saturday, and a parade on Sunday. Featured homecoming events include Brewfest Fundraiser, striper tournament and barbecue, Art On The Bartlet Mall, Heritage Tours, Yankee Homecoming Market Place (daily), Olde Fashioned Sunday, waterfront concerts, golf tournament, Market Square Day Craft Show, Coast Guard Open House, Family Day at Maudslay State Park, parade on August 4 at noon; fireworks on August 3.
Shoreline Wine Festival
Shoreline Wine Festival 2019

Bishop’s Orchards Farm Market & Winery, 1355 Boston Post Road Guilford, CT Phone:

August 10-11, 2019

This two day festival is a ticketed event that allows you to taste the wines from all of the wineries; take a tour of the Bishop’s Orchards Winery; hear seminars by wine experts, live music and entertainment; and visit with local vendors and artisans. Food offered at the event is an additional charge. Tickets are valid for one day.
Admission: $11-$33.
Time: Saturday, noon-7 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.
Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2019

358 George Carter Road Becket, MA Phone:

June 19-August 25, 2019

Jacob's Pillow, America's longest-running dance festival, brings audiences, dancers, choreographers, composers, teachers, experts and novices together to enjoy the art of dance. Featured performers in 2019 include Ballet BC, Circa, Compañía Irene Rodríguez, Abby Z And The New Utility, Compagnie Cndc-Angers/Robert Swinstonand others.
The festival has many offerings in addition to performances, including free outdoor performances, off-site pop-up performances, talks and tours, and community dance classes and workshops.
Piscataquis Valley Fair 2019

Fairview Avenue Dover-Foxcroft, ME Phone: 207-943-2650

August 22-25, 2019

A milling parlor with home made ice cream, agricultural exhibits, crafts, midway, animal pull events. Schedule of events.
Time: Open daily 6 a.m.; midway open at 2 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Admission: $6 per person; children age 5 to 10, $2; seniors admitted Thursday for $3. Wrist bands, $15-$17
Killington Wine Festival 2019

Killington Resort, 4763 Killington Road Killington, VT Phone: 800-337-1928

July 19-21, 2019

The Killington Wine Festival presents a tasteful weekend of wine and food tastings, dinner, and golf. See scheduling details on website.
Windsor Fair 2019

82 Ridge Road Windsor, ME Phone: 207-549-7121

August 25-September 2, 2019

This fair has everything from rides and games, truck pulls, animal exhibits, a Fair Queen Pageant, a demolition derby, the Giant Pumpkin and Squash Contest weigh-in, and a draft horse and draft pony show, harness racing, monster trucks, the dinosaur Xperience, a midway, and more. Time: see website for schedule.
Old Lyme Midsummer Festival 2019

Florence Griswold Museum, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts & Lyme Art Association, 96 Lyme Street Old Lyme, CT Phone: 860-434-5542

July 26-27, 2019

Old Lyme’s Midsummer Festival is a town-wide celebration of the arts. The festival kicks off Friday, July 26, on the lawn of the Florence Griswold Museum with music by Nekita Waller. Saturday brings the Market En Plein Air, featuring flowers, fruits, vegetables, breads, fine cheeses, herbs and specialty foods in a setting modeled after outdoor markets in French villages. Original art is sold and visitors enjoy open galleries, author talks and sidewalk sales. Also on Saturday is the dog show and parade.
Time: Friday, 5- 9 p.m.; Saturday,9 a.m.-3 p.m.
North Haverhill Fair 2019

Route 10 North Haverhill, NH Phone:

July 24-28, 2019

The North Haverhill Fair features concerts, the North Haverhill's Got Talent competition, fireworks, children's events (face painting, milk mustache competition Kiddie Parade, etc.), horse and ox pulling, 4H exhibits and more. Live music by Michael Vincent Band : The Original Eagles Tribute on Saturday evening. Fireworks display at 10 p.m. on Saturday Admission: Adults, $12; seniors, $8; Children 5-12, $3; children under 5 admitted free.
Taste of Woodstock 2019

16 Elm Street Woodstock, VT Phone: 802-457-3555

August 10, 2019

A fun-filled day of great food, music, beer, wine, cheeses and specialty products that help make Woodstock, Vermont a great place to visit. Free children's activities, hosted by The Purple Crayon run from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Woodstock Fire spinners close out the night. Live music from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Black Ships Festival 2019

Various venues citywide Newport, RI Phone: 401-847-7666

August 9-11, 2019

This festival celebrates the relationship between Newport and its Japanese sister city of Shimoda, and the historic movement that allowed all foreign “Black Ships” to end their ban after 200 years. For full calendar, see event website.
SteamPunk Fest 2019 - Railway To The Moon

Mount Washington Cog Railway, off Route 302 Bretton Woods, NH Phone: 603-278-5404

August 17-18, 2019

Jules Verne and SteamPumk attitude arrive at The Cog. Wear your Steampunk fashions for the costume parade with prizes, Steampunk art, antique bicycling, steam exhibits and more. End the day with a ride to the moon on the Steampunk Express at 3:30 p.m. Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Festival admission is free; there is a fee for Cog rides. Directions to the Cog Railway.
C-Mass Geofest 2019

Westville Recreation Area, between Breakneck Road and South Street Sturbridge, MA Phone: 508-347-2761

July 17-21, 2019

C-Mass Geofest is the region's major geocaching festival. Enthusiastic geocachers comb the region in search of geocaches. Other events will entertain children and families between forays into abundant trails and scenic spaces. Activities in natural and exhilarating surroundings will familiarize visitors with the historical, dining and shopping finds as well. Admission: free.
Brooklyn Fair 2019

15 Fairgrounds Road Brooklyn, CT Phone: 860-779-0012

August 22-25, 2019

Oldest continuously active agricultural fair in the United States. Draft horses, livestock shows, home and garden exhibits, live entertainment, historical displays, special daily events, midway and great food. Please see website for more information. Music by Souls on Fire. Admission: Adults $10, children under 12 free; on Friday Senior admission is $6. Parking is $5 in fair parking lots. Hours: Thursday, 4-11 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-11 p.m.Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Woods, Water and Wildlife Festival 2019

Branch Hill Farm, 307 Applebee Road Milton Mills, NH Phone:

August 10, 2019

This family-friendly celebration of the natural world features fun and educational outdoor activities including hayrides to the river, rescued wild animals, fishing in the pond, a petting zoo, demonstrations of traditional rural skills, a kids’ discovery walk in the woods, guided nature walks, a Permaculture Garden, making Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes, and Here Comes the Sun — all about solar panels. Held rain or shine; no pets please.
Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $5; family, $10; kids age 12 and younger, free.
Lebanon Country Fair 2019

122 Mack Road Lebanon, CT Phone: 860-423-1733

August 9-11, 2019

There’s something for everyone at the Lebanon Country Fair: Monster trucks, Kids’ games, truck pulls, pageants, lawnmower racing, tournaments and lots of performers throughout the weekend. Only guide dogs and service dogs are allowed on the fairgrounds.
Time: Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $10-$11; children under age 12 and military, free; seniors over age 60, $9. Free parking.
Stowe Tango Music Festival 2019

Various Locations Stowe, VT Phone: 802-779-9669

August 15-18, 2019

Help make Stowe the Tango capital of the U.S. this weekend by attending the Tango Music Festival! Enjoy workshops, dance classes, parties and performances, as well as a 20 piece orchestra to keep you going. Consult website for details.
Sunflower Festival 2019

Copal House Farm, 118 North River Rd Lee, NH Phone: 603-659-3572

July 27- Aug 4, 2019

Get up close and personal with these beautiful blooming sunflowers in this week long festival open to the public. This will be during the optimal blooming period, and the farm has created pathways in a traditional Native American Circle of Life pattern for visitors to navigate and view the flowers from all angles.
Belknap County Fair 2019

Mile Hill Road, off Route 106 Belmont, NH Phone:

August 9-11, 2019

This county fair's schedule is jam-packed with non-stop entertainment and live demonstrations. Enjoy live performances by musicians and a magician, blacksmithing, sheep shearing and karate demonstrations, farm animals, weaving, pottery and much more while you browse the exhibits, crafts and entertainments and check out the pulls and concession stands. Kids will love the animals, games, face painting, and bike rodeo. Consult website for schedule of events. Time: Saturday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $8; children under age 10, free.
North Country Moose Festival 2019

various locations Colebrook and Pittsburg, NH, and Canaan, VT, NH Phone:

August 23-24, 2019

A weekend of fun showcasing all the North Country has to offer! Events take place in Colebrook, Canaan, and Pittsfield. Dog show, ATV ride-in, moose chili, maple tasting, moose calling car show, artisans, horse-drawn wagon rides, old fashioned barn dance. See website for schedule of events.
Topsham Fair 2019

54 Elm Street Topsham, ME, 04086 Phone: 207-798-0892

August 4-11, 2019

Truck pulls, demolition derbies, wrestling, 1980s hair bands, pig scrambles, live country music, harness racing, and classic food. Time: Gates open daily at 8 a.m. See website for daily events schedule. 
Admission: $12; Children under 36 inches free: senior pay $3 on Tuesday.
Cheshire Fair 2019

247 Monadnock Hwy (Route 12) Swanzey, NH Phone:

August 1-4, 2019

The Cheshire fair is back with lots to see and do for the entire family, including demolition derby, ATV rodeo, bull riding, fireworks, magic shows, performing animal shows, singers, dancers, bands, arts and crafts, karaoke shows, puppet shows, 4-H exhibits, draft horse pulls, oxen and tractor pulls, woodsmen and pie eating contests and more. Midway opens at noon.
Admission: Adults, $10; children age 5-12,$5; seniors, $5. Time: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Festival of Fools 2019

Church Street Marketplace, City Hall Park, Red Square and Vermont Comedy Club Burlington, VT Phone:

August 2-4, 2019

The Festival of Fools features the best international street performers from around the globe. Four main stage locations surrounding the Church Street Marketplace and City Hall Park will feature continuous street theater, performing to over 10,000 visitors to Church Street each day. The Festival wraps up with a grand finale featuring all the performers of the festival.
Pittston Fair 2019

995 E. Pittston Road Pittston, ME Phone: 207-582-8861

July 25-28, 2019

Livestock exhibits and fireworks, live music, pig scramble, arm wrestling, midway, fireworks, Maine Strawberry Pageant. Demolition Derby. Children's Cookie Contest. Midway opens at 4 p.m
Maine Lobster Festival 2019

Harbor Park, Water Street Rockland, ME Phone: 207-596-7126

July 31-August 4, 2019

Tons of steamed Maine lobsters served along with pageantry, waterfront activities, maritime displays and demonstrations, Maine arts and crafts, visits to Navy and Coast Guard ships, harbor cruises, contests, lots of wonderful entertainment, a giant parade, international lobster crate race, children's activities and much more. Admission: Adults, $8; children 6-11 years old, $2.
Addison County Fair & Field Days 2019

1790 Field Days Road New Haven, VT Phone: 802-545-2557

August 6-10, 2019

Vermont's largest agricultural fair features midway rides, live music, racing pigs, magic shows, demolition derbies, truck and tractor pulls, horse shows, livestock events, bike stunt shows, Children's Barnyard activities, Pirate Man Dan shows, Cairo Northern Clowns, a Maple Sugar House, woodcarving, exhibits, 4-H workshops, demonstrations, fair food, closing night fireworks and more. Admission includes grandstand events, shows, exhibits and parking and is free for ages 5 and younger.
Opening time: 8:30 a.m.
Admission: Over age 12, $10-$12; ages 6-11, $5
Champlain Valley Fair 2019

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

August 23 - September 1, 2019

The Champlain Valley Fair caps the Summer season in Vermont! Agricultural exhibits of all kinds, vendors, midway rides and games, entertainment, food, nationally recognized performers and more. Daily events.
Time: Daily, 10 a.m.-midnight daily.
Admission: Adults, $12; kids age 5 to 12, $5; children under 5 admitted free. Parking is $5 per vehicle. Ride bracelet $30. Rides are 50 cents each
Lancaster Fair 2019

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

August 29-September 2, 2019

Lancaster Fair celebrates agricultural activities like 4-H animal exhibits, horse and oxen pulls, sheep dog trials, a horse show, and exhibition halls filled with quilts, crafts, vegetables and flowers. Also, an exciting midway, the Big Rig Truck Pull and a Demolition Derby, enticing fair food, and a grandstand performance in 2017 by country music band Sawyer Brown. One price includes admission, midway rides and concerts. Fair highlights include the Pig Scramble, Firemen’s Muster, Cruise Night of antique and classic cars. Admission: $15-$17; senior discounts every day. Children under 36 inches tall get in free with a paying adult.
Guilford Craft Expo 2019

Guilford Green Guilford, CT Phone:

July 19-21, 2019

Craft Expo 2019 brings 180 national-caliber craft artists to this outdoor show, one of the most respected craft shows in New England and the country. This is a juried show. Other activities of the day are craft activities for children, a silent auction, and a food court.
Hours: Friday, noon-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. -7 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

Admission: General admission, $9; seniors, $7; multi-day ticket, $15
Mystic Outdoor Art Festival 2019

Downtown Mystic, CT Phone: 860-572-9578

August 10-11, 2019

One of the country’s finest and oldest art shows showcased along the streets of the historic downtown area. More than 250 fine artists will exhibit oils, watercolors, photography, pastels, sculpture & acrylics. here will be music performances, children's art activities and a great array of food and beverages. Time: Saturday, 11 a.m.- 6 p.m; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 
Parrot Head Weekend 2019

The NASWA Resort, 1086 Weirs Blvd. Laconia, NH Phone: 603-366-4341

July 26-27, 2019

Parrothead Weekend and Margaritaville can be found on Lake Winnipesaukee. Live Jimmy Buffett-style music fills the air both days. Changes in Attitude are sure to occur as the warm, relaxing environment and gracious hospitality takes your cares away. High Attitude performs.
Cornish Fair 2019

Town House Road Cornish, NH Phone:

August 16-18, 2019

Family fun, livestock displays and competitions, live music, magic, karaoke, midway, rodeo, swing dance, raffles, crafts. Helicopter rides!
Art in the Park Fine Art & Craft Summer Festival 2019

Main Street Park, at routes 4 & 7 Rutland, VT Phone:

August 10-11, 2019

Art in the Park has been named one of the “Sunshine Artist 200 Best,” and voted Rutland Herald’s Best of the Best in the category of Best Arts Festival. Added value like food, music, craft demonstrations, and kids activities are also offered.
Southeast Asian Water Festival 2019

Sampas Pavillion, 500 Pawtucket Blvd Lowell, MA Phone:

August 17, 2019

More than 60,000 people from around the U.S. and the world come to Lowell to celebrate the importance of water as it is celebrated in Southeast Asia. They come for the blessings, food, crafts, performances and the long boat races. The Festival is held at the Sampas Pavilion along the Merrimack River. Time: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Fly Fishing Festival 2019

American Museum of Fly Fishing, 4070 Main Street Manchester, VT Phone:

August 10, 2019

The American Museum of Fly Fishing event of the summer presents the joy of fly fishing with demonstrations, local vendors, and a gathering of fishermen. Chefs, food trucks, farmers, and eating establishments will be in attendance. Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: Free all day!
Hampton Beach Children’s Festival 2019

Hampton Beach, Ocean Blvd. Hampton Beach, NH Phone:

August 12-16, 2019

Hampton Beach Children's Festival is the family fun event of the summer. Each day will be filled with non-stop activity and entertainment, including mini-golf, a Ronald McDonald show, free ice cream, dancing, story tellers, balloons, and more. A Giant Costume Parade travels almost the length of Hampton Beach. All Children's Festival activities are free and open to the public. See event website for schedule.
Monadnock Music Festival 2019

Peterborough, Deering, Milford, Keene, Wilton, Greenfield, Temple, Marlborough Lyndeborough, Nelson, Harrisville, Dublin Monadnock region, NH Phone:

June 21-August 18, 2019

Monadnock Music presents live classical music performances in intimate and informal settings around the Monadnock region, and headquartered in Peterborough, NH. Find schedules and information for Village Concert settings at the Town House feature concerts .
White Mountain Boogie ‘n' Blues Festival 2019

Sugar Shack Campground, Route 175 Thornton, NH Phone:

August 16-18, 2019

The festival features award-winning blues artists, food vendors, craft vendors, a climbing wall and many fun activities for children including Saturday night fireworks. Guests can browse craft and food vendors. Lineup of performers. Cost: Weekend pass, $75; single-day tickets, $40-$75.
Salem Jazz & Soul Festival 2019

Salem Willows, 167 Fort Avenue Salem,, MA Phone:

August 17-18, 2019

The Salem Jazz and Soul Festival re-creates and renews the vibrant jazz scene that began at the Salem Willows in the 1920s. Come hear soul, blues, and funk by musicians from Boston’s North Shore and beyond. Festival schedule.
Vergennes Day 2019

Various locations Vergennes, VT Phone:

August 23-24, 2019

Vergennes Day is a great way to experience all of the charm of the Little City. Events will include a street dance Friday night (Vergennes City Park, 179 Main Street, 7-10 p.m.), a pancake breakfast, 5K and 10K races, local crafts and vendors, horse-drawn wagon rides, bandstand music a chicken barbecue, a children’s venue, a rubber duckie race, and more.
Maine Logging Festival and Parade 2019

Maine Forestry Museum, 221 Stratton Road Rangeley, ME Phone:

July 26-27, 2019

Maine Forestry Museum hosts the annual logging festival with museum displays, vendors, Bean Hole Dinner (Saturday, July 28). On Friday starting at 7 p.m., come see Little Mr & Miss Woodchip competition with cloggers, live music, refreshments and more. On Saturday, the Logging Festival Parade starts at 10 a.m. on Main Street in Rangeley. The Festival, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, includes Lumberjack and Lumberjill competitions , Bean Hole Dinner, museum displays, vendors, children’s activities.
Blessing of the Fleet and Seafood Festival 2019

Seafood Festival: Memorial Park, Ocean and Kingstown roads (next to the Narragansett Towers) Narragansett, RI Phone:

July 25-27, 2019

The Seafood Festival – July 25 to 27 -- is a major part of the Blessing of the Fleet Festival. Held Next to the Towers in Narragansett, Come dine on seafood prepared in the New England tradition, as well as other food vendors, a carnival, a beer and wine tent, and live music. Seafood Festival hours are Thursday and Friday, 5-10 p.m.; Saturday, 2-11 p.m.
The Blessing of the Fleet is Saturday, July 28, at noon at the Port of Galilee. Decorated commercial and recreational watercraft parade past local clergymen for a blessing and judges rate the decorations in a variety of categories.
Orleans County Fair 2019

Roaring Brook Park, Roaring Brook Road Barton, VT Phone:

August 14-18, 2019

This event features family-oriented fun and games, including magic shows, arts and crafts making and shopping, as well as farm activities like horse pulls and sheep competitions. There's a petting zoo for the kiddies, and Buddy the Clown, too. Orleans County Fair will host antique exhibits, live daily entertainment, and midway rides.
Hours: Gates open at 8 a.m.; midway opens at 11 a.m.
Admission: $10-$15; seniors, $7. Camping available.
Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival 2019

Court Square Springfield, MA Phone:

August 10, 2019

Expect to hear 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. See fest website for performer lineup.
Peacham Acoustic Music Festival 2019

79 Church Street Peacham, VT Phone:

August 16-17, 2019

PAMFest features concerts, contra dances, workshops and jam sessions that blend the old and the new, including roots music from the Celtic traditions, old time fiddle tunes, and a touch of blues and bluegrass.  The festival also features a craft fair, a food court with delicious vendors, a family activities tent, and the always-popular Instrument Petting Zoo. Lineup and performance schedule. Time: Friday, 1-11 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-11 p.m.
Grecian Festival 2019 in Pawtucket

Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 97 Walcott Street Pawtucket, RI Phone: 401-725-3127

August 16-18, 2019

Greek food, pastry, music, dance, marketplace. Time: Friday, 5-10 p.m.; Saturday, noon-10 p.m.; Sunday, noon-9 p.m.
Canterbury Artisan Festival 2019

Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Road Canterbury, NH Phone:

September 14, 2019

The Canterbury Artisan Festival is a celebration of handcrafted arts with music, food, family craft activities, farm animals and demonstrations. Come admire artisans’ work and find unique gifts. The day includes a juried craft fair of art in in fabric, hand knits and wovens, jewelry, pottery, and woodworking; a farmer’s market with produce, prepared foods, handcrafted soaps, candles, and oils; historic arts demonstrations like wood carving, chair taping, broom making, and spinning; and agricultural demonstrations about farm animals, beekeeping, and gardening practices.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $12; children, $6
Wolcott Country Fair 2019

Wolcott Fairgrounds, Todd Road Wolcott, CT Phone: 203-879-5466

August 16-18, 2019

Carnival rides; livestock displays; live music; arts and crafts exhibits; petting zoo and pony rides, balloon art; fireworks each night. Music by Desiree Bassett and the Time Machine’s, Brass City Connection, The RedHots and many more bands.
Time: Friday, 4-11 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday,10 a.m.-10 p.m.; fireworks at 9:30 p.m. on Sunday
Admission: $6 on Saturday and Sunday before 4 p.m.; $8 on Friday-Sunday after 4 p.m.; $19 for a three-day pass
Hellenic Fest of Newport 2019

St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, Thames and Brewer Streets Newport, RI Phone: 401-846-0555

July 26-28, 2019

Come enjoy authentic Greek cuisine and pastries, live music and dancing, ouzo, Greek beer and wines and shop at the marketplace! Throughout the weekend, enjoy live music by the Athenian Entertainment Greek Orchestra, featuring modern and traditional music, The Newport Hellenic Dancers' lively and skilled program embodies the joyful nature of the Greek culture. Jump in line with us and dance the night away as the Greeks love to do. Time: Friday, 4 p.m.-1 a.m.; Saturday, noon-2 a.m.; Sunday, noon- 6 p.m.
NASWA Reggae Fest 2019

NASWA Resort, 1086 Weirs Blvd Laconia, NH Phone: 603-366-4341

August 10-11, 2019

Let the live music and cool island drinks relax you into the perfect vacation. You’ll be transported to Jamaica, where every little thing is gonna be all right. Don’t forget to wear your yellow, green and black to show your Jamaican pride, or just your favorite tie-dye will do. Free live music by Jah Spirit at 4 p.m. each day.
Rumney Old Home Day 2019

Main Street Rumney, NH Phone: 603-786-2926

August 10, 2019

Community and kids parade, kids games, food, library and book sale, Rumney Historical Society displays of Rumney's past, 50/50 drawing and raffles, events and entertainment. Day wraps up with a free ice cream social, frying pan toss and fireworks, more entertainment at the Russell School. Time: Activities start at 8 p.m., through dusk.
Potato & Corn Festival 2019

Augur Farm, Route 22 North Branford, CT Phone: 203-315-6017

August 2-4 2019

The festival offers amusement rides, entertainment on two stages, craft vendors, food vendors, and of course, potatoes and corn. Special events include Friday night car show, Saturday tractor pull, Saturday evening fireworks, and Sunday 5K Cross Country race and an all day Folk Fest. Email: admin@nbpotatofest.com Time: Thursday & Friday, 4 p.m.-11 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission: Parking, $10/$15.
Milford Oyster Festival 2019

Milford Center & Harbor Milford, CT Phone:

August 17, 2019

Dive in a sample the oysters at this longstanding food festival, which also include children's entertainment and live music by Eddie Money and John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band. Free admission. No pets. Time: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Oyster Eve is August 17 at Lisman Landing on Milford Harbor on Helwig Street with live music. 6-10 p.m., $5 cover charge, youth under 14 admitted free.
Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival 2019

Sugar Shack Campground, 2010 Route 175 Thornton, NH Phone: 603-726-3471

August 1-4, 2019

Enjoy music from national bluegrass bands like Earls of Leicester, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Kathy Kallick Band, The Gibson Brothers, Laurie Lewis and The Right Hands, The Lonely Heartstring Band, Nothin' Fancy, Remington Ryde, The Lonely Heartstring Band, Colebrook Road, Cane Mill Road , Chris Henry and the Hardcore Grass, The Misty Mountaineers, NewFound Grass, The Feinberg Brothers, Monadnock. Camping encouraged! Cost: Daily admission is $20 to $60; higher for multiple days. 
African Festival of Boston 2019

Boston City Hall Plaza Boston, MA Phone:

August 10, 2019

Come and explore the African continent's diverse music, drum call parade, African-style face painting, health and wellness, children and family pavilion and a day of Afro-fashion show through performances by local and internationally known African artists.
Time: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Admission: Free;(donation requested).
Gloucester Waterfront Festival 2019

Stage Fort Park, Hough Avenue, Gloucester Gloucester, MA Phone:

August 17-18, 2019

Over 200 juried artisans, craftspeople, food vendors, authors and musicians from throughout the United States will display and sell their American made works. Come and sample an array of gourmet delights. Enjoy free entertainment including live music and various performance arts. The North Shore Car Club will display over 75 antique automobiles on Sunday. The Gloucester Waterfront Festival is free admission and held rain or shine. Friendly pets on leash are welcome.
Time: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
White Mountain Art & Artisan Festival 2018

Jackson Village Park Jackson, NH Phone:

August 19, 2019

The 2015 juried exposition should feature works by more than 40 artists presenting sculpture, glass and wood arts, ceramics, fiber arts, fine arts and jewelry for sale at all prices. There will be live musical performances starting on Saturday and continuing on Sunday with local musicians, along with food vendors. Arts and crafts activities for children could include sand sculpting, beading, temporary tattoos and t-shirt decorating. Time: Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Vermont State Fair 2019

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

August 13-17, 2019

Agricultural events include horse and cattle shows and exhibits, farm museums, horse, pony and ox pulling contests, ox shows, sheep and goat shows, horse shows, etc., 4H building, maple sugar house, dairy center, forestry building, fish and game and pet and poultry building. The midway will provide over 35 rides. Event schedule.
Time: Daily, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Admission: $5-$10 depending on guest age; parking is free.
Salem Heritage Days 2019

various locations Salem, MA Phone: 978-744-0004

August 2-11, 2019

Celebrate the past and the present during the annual Salem Heritage Days. Featuring food, fun, and activities for all ages, highlights include live music, free movies on Salem Common, the Essex Street Fair, the Ice Cream Bowl, and the Car Show on Chestnut Street. Calendar of events.
Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival 2019

Waterfront Park, Lake Champlain Burlington, VT Phone: 802-999-5478

August 3-4, 2019

The Festival is a lively day of teams racing dragon boats on beautiful Lake Champlain. The festival also features entertainment all day, food vendors. Time: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. both days.
Westport Fair 2019

200 Pine Hill Road Westport, MA Phone: 508-636-8949

July 17 - 21, 2019

Tractor pulls, 4-H pygmy goat show, swine and sheep shows, dairy and beef shows, dairy goat show, nightly entertainment, horseshoe competition, antique exhibits, vegetable, canning, arts and crafts tent only. Chicken barbecue on Saturday night. Kids Day-Sunday, pedal pulls and games, woodman/chain saw competition. Rosie’s Racing Pigs, Rick Souza’s Custom Wood Turnings and Craft Building, carnival. Admission: $4-$5. Hours: Wednesday-Friday, 6-8 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 9p.m. 
Chester Fair 2019

Kirtland Terrace, off Route 154 Chester, CT Phone:

August 23-25, 2019

This agricultural family fair features animal exhibits and competitions, a magic show, and fun for kids like frog jumping, reptile ponds, giant bubbles, balloon animals, and a bird presentation! Featuring plenty of interaction with and observation of animals, as well as a full midway with amusement rides.
Admission: Adults, $10; seniors on Saturday and Sunday, $8; children under age 12, free. 3 day pass- $25. Free parking.
Acton Fair 2019

Route 109 Acton, ME Phone: 207-636-2968

August 22-25, 2019

Come to the fair and enjoy livestock exhibits, a pig scramble, horse and ox pulls, a beauty pageant, a parade, a midway by Fiesta Shows, and more. Also, live music, balloon animals, clogging, magic show.
Time: Gates open daily at 9 a.m.
Admission: Adults, $8; children under age 12, free; seniors on Friday until 4 p.m., $4; parking $4.
Woofstock 2019 on the Branford Green

Branford Green, 1019 Main Street Branford, CT Phone: 203-208-0547

August 10, 2019

This free all-day music festival is a benefit for the Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter. Music by Connecticut bands, including Chewy and the Grateful Friends and Dynamojo. Food trucks and Branford restaurants in walking distance. Activities include Hippie Dog Costume Contest; Woof Walk; children's area with moon bounce, obstacle course, dunk tank and hula hopping. Email: kenengelman@gmail.com. Dogs are welcome! Time: noon-8 p.m. Admission: Free for all; suggested donation of $5 and/or shelter supplies (pet food & toys, paper towels, bleach)
Plainville Hot Air Balloon Festival 2019

Norton Park, off Route 177 Plainville, CT Phone: 860-747-0283

August 23-25, 2019

The annual Plainville Hot Air Balloon Festival attracts thousands of spectators. The festival opens up Friday night at 5 p.m. and live music is performed from 6 to 9:45 p.m. Fireworks at 9 p.m. Balloon glows from 8:15 to 9 p.m. On Saturday the festival opens at 6 a.m. with a balloon launch (weather permitting), followed by a craft fair from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Classic Car show from noon to 5 p.m.; a balloon launch at 6 p.m.; and live entertainment from noon until 10 p.m. by various bands. Sunday opens at 6 a.m. with the final balloon launch and the festival closes at 9 a.m.
Festival of Fireworks 2019

Jaffrey Airport / Silver Ranch Airport, 190 Turnpike Road (Route 124) Jaffrey, NH Phone:

August 17, 2019

The fireworks are a family event, the best fireworks show in New England. Live entertainment, sky divers, vendors. See event website for more details.
Time: 4:30-10 p.m.; fireworks at 9 p.m.
Admission: Walk-Ins, $10; cars, $50; VIP, $165.
Bangor State Fair 2019

Cross Insurance Center, Bass Park, 515 Main Street Bangor, ME Phone:

July 25-August 3, 2019

The Bangor State Fair has everything fair-goers could wish for; live entertainment, animal exhibits, a circus, a bike stunt show, food, rides, games, and more. There will be a different concert each night on the big stage in front of the grandstand! Featured events in 2019 includes Antique & Classic Car Show, Pony Rides, Old McDonald’s Farm, photo competition, draft horse show, ox pulling, horse pulling chainsaw carving, motocross stunt show, demolition derby.
Admission: $7
Feast of the Blessed Sacrament 2019

Madeira Field, 50 Madeira Avenue New Bedford, MA Phone: 508-992-6911

August 1-4, 2019

Don’t miss this mega-celebration of Portuguese heritage with plenty of food, including beef skewers you can cook over a 40 foot barbecue pit, drink, music and fun times! Enjoy the folk songs and dances and music from the Bon Jovi tribute band, Living on a Bad Name. There will be a parade on Sunday and kids entertainment on Saturday afternoon. Times: All day, consult website for event times. Admission: Free
Riverfront Dragon Boat & Asian Festival 2019

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

August 17, 2019

Welcome to the exhilarating sport of dragon boat racing. This event features Asian entertainment, martial arts demonstrations, educational cultural booths, delicious Asian cuisine, Asian games for kids and much more. Time: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

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