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League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Fair 2018 - August 4-12 at Mt. Sunapee Resort in Newbury, NH - Click here to get your tickets today!

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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Fairgrounds - League of NH Craftsmen 85th Annual Craftsmens Fair - Newbury, NH
League of NH Craftsmen 83rd Annual Craftsmens Fair

Mount Sunapee Resort - 1398 Route 103 Newbury, NH, 03255 Phone: 603-224-3375

Rain or shine! August 4-12, 2018 at Mt Sunapee Resort, 10am-5pm daily

Discover New Hampshire’s creative side at the Annual Craftsmen’s Fair. Shop for quality, one-of-a-kind craft that will take your breath away. Serious collectors and casual visitors alike will find distinctive craft in all media areas and price ranges. Connect with the makers and learn their stories. Watch stimulating demonstrations such as glassblowing, basket weaving, and wood turning. The Fair engages kids of all ages with activities to spark their creativity, including our all day pottery workshop, printmaking, beading and fiber workshops. Craft your style with inspiration found in the Living With Craft, CraftWear, and the Sculpture Garden exhibitions. Live, original music provides a wonderful soundtrack to the Annual Craftsmen’s Fair experience.
Flag Boy - NH Highland Games - 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!

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 21-23, 2018 - 8am - 5pm Daily. A full schedule including off-site events will be available in August.
Black Bear Americana Music Fest 2018 - Goshen, CT
Black Bear Americana Music Fest 2018

116 Old Middle Street Goshen, CT Phone: 860-469-5081

Folk, country, bluegrass, rock: It’s all at Black Bear (and much, much more)

If you’re yearning to hear Americana music that gets your feet stomping (or your heart broken), head for Goshen, Conn., that first weekend in October and the Black Bear Americana Music Fest. The festival features music that gets to the roots of America, from alt-folk and bluegrass to country and zydeco. More than a dozen bands range from the nu-grass Way Down Wanderers to the gorgeous harmonies of the Sweetback Sisters to the avant-folk artists the Grand Slmbovians to the soulful baritone of singer-songwriter John Gorka. You can come by for a few hours, or load up the camper and stay on the property (tents are fine, too). Buy tickets before Sept. 1 for a merchandise discount.
Festival Times:Friday & Saturday: 11am-11pm; Sunday: 11am-4pm. Follow our link above for music lineup, day/weekend ticket pricing & camping passes.
Lobster Bake - Charlestown Seafood Festival - Charlestown, RI
Charlestown Seafood Festival 2018

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

August 3-5, 2018

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. 3-5. 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.
League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Fair 2018 - August 4-12 at Mt. Sunapee Resort in Newbury, NH - Click here to get your tickets today!
Vermont Cheesemakers Festival 2018
Vermont Cheesemakers Festival 2018

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

August 12, 2018

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: $64.
Camden Windjammer Festival 2018
Camden Windjammer Festival 2018

various locations Camden, ME Phone:

August 31-September 2, 2018

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.
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Salem Antique & Classic Boat Festival 2018

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

August 25-26, 2018

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.
Salem Jazz & Soul Festival 2018

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

August 18-19, 2018

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. Schedule
Brimfield Antique Flea Markets 2018

Route 20 Brimfield, MA Phone:

May 8-13; July 10-15; September 4-9, 2018

Antique dealers and collectors travel from throughout the United States and abroad to attend the gigantic Brimfield Antique Flea Markets, which occupy a long swath of Route 20 in Brimfield. It’s one of the oldest and biggest outdoor antiques events in the country. The event is comprised of about 20 individually owned show fields that have specific opening times, contact information and admissions. Many of the events are free to attend. Several ATMs are available. Many dealers accept checks with proper ID and some also take credit cards.
Old Lyme Midsummer Festival 2018

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

July 27-28, 2018

Old Lyme’s Midsummer Festival is a town-wide celebration of the arts. Home decor sale runs Thursday through Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday evening until 7 p.m., shop the Super Sale at the Florence Griswold Museum Shop. The festival kicks off Friday, July 27, on the lawn of the Florence Griswold Museum with music by Otis and the Hurricanes, playing New Orleans funk. 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.
Milford Oyster Festival 2018

Milford Center & Harbor Milford, CT Phone:

August 18, 2018

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.
Stowe Brewers Festival 2018

80 Weeks Hill Road Stowe, VT Phone: 802-595-9581

August 3-4. 2018

A festival of fine craft beer, cider, and spirits with live music, workshops, food trucks, and a vendor fair. Three sessions: Friday, 5:30-9:30 p.m., with music by Peace in the Valley; Saturday, noon-4 p.m., with music by My Mother's Moustache; and Saturday, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m., with music by the Pilgrims. Admission: $39 to $45.
Union Fair and Maine Wild Blueberry Festival 2018

Fairground Road Union, ME Phone:

August 18-25, 2018

Enjoy games, rides, raffles, parades, live music, livestock shows, a midway, firework, demolition derby, and more. Lots of blueberry baking, tasting, judging, and eating events. Enjoy a Wine Pavilion, fireworks, the Maine Wild Blueberry Queen Coronation, demolition derbys, a midway, laser tag, the Matthews Museum, High Flying Frisbee Dogs, Lawnmower Drag Racing. Schedule of events. Time: gates open daily at 8 a.m.
C-Mass Geofest 2018

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

August 15-19, 2018

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.
Blues N Brews 2018

Nashoba Valley ski area, 79 Powers Road Westford, MA Phone: 978-692-3033

August 11, 2018

Blues N Brews is a two-day live music festival with beer tastings. Music by top blues bands along with craft beers, barbecue, brisket, pulled pork, and grilled chicken, as well as raffles, games, crafts, and vendor booths. Music by Matt Schofield, Dana Fuchs, John Nemeth, Erin Harpe. Held rain or shine. Admission: $50. Time: Gates open at 1:30p.m.; music 'til 8 p.m.
Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival 2015
Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival 2018

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

September 20-23, 2018

The Marble House lawn will be the spectacular setting for the two-day Grand Tasting on September 22 and 23. This event offers guests the chance to sample hundreds of wines from around the world and cuisine from nearly two dozen regional restaurants and caterers.
Fashion designer and cookbook author Zac Posen will headline the Grand Tasting, cooking on September 22 and signing copies of his cookbook, "Cooking with Zac."
Hundreds of wines from around the world will be featured throughout the many weekend events. Additional highlights include the Friday night Wine & Rosecliff gala and the Vintner Dinner at Rosecliff on Saturday. Newport After Dark will be on Saturday night at Forty 1˚ North. The Sunday Jazz Brunch happens on the Marble House Terrace.
Seminars will take place on Friday and Saturday at The Breakers Stable & Carriage House. They are led by vintners and industry experts.
Plainville Hot Air Balloon Festival 2018

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

August 24-16, 2018

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.
Shoreline Wine Festival 2018

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

August 11-12, 2018

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; you may not use one ticket for both days. Cost: $30-$70 plus tax; designated drivers, $10. Time: Saturday, noon-7 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.
Crown of Maine Balloon Festival 2018

Northern Maine Fairgrounds, Mechanic Street Presque Isle, ME Phone: 207-764-6561

August 23-26, 2018

This hot-air balloon festival features 15 hot-air balloons, balloon rides, entertainment, and a street fair; something for everyone. Tethered rides will be offered Friday and Saturday, 5-8 p.m., weather permitting. Time: Balloon rides start at 5:30 a.m. Cost: varies depending on balloon pilot. 
Living History Event 2018

44 Jones Rd, 301 2nd NH Turnpike, 18 E Washington Rd, 5 Center St. Hillsborough, NH Phone: 603-464-5858

August 18-19, 2018

Meet George Washington; chat with and watch period artisans; enjoy music by the 2nd South Carolina String Band; follow a battle through the woods. Suttlers, crafters, and the blacksmith will be selling their wares. Guests may make butter and ice cream, pan for gold, press cider, sample some maple syrup, and more. Take a horse-drawn wagon ride, or a stroll around the Old Historic Center. Tour stone-arch bridges. Feast on traditional foods. The festival encompasses four locations .
Admission: Adults, $15; seniors, $12; children age 6-17, $5.
Times: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
African Festival of Boston 2018

Rose Kennedy Greenway Boston, MA Phone:

August 26, 2018

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: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free (donation requested).
Podunk Bluegrass Festival 2018

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

August 9-12, 2018

Festival features local, regional and national bluegrass artists, bringing together the finest in bluegrass each. Appearances in 2018 by by Tim O'Brien Band, Balsam Range, Flatt Lonesome. The Virginia Ramblers, Kristy Cox & Calder Highway With Jerry Salley, the Honey Dew Drops, 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. Cost: General Admission is $15 to $50, depending on day. Higher fees for camping and premium features; see event website. Email: info@podunkbluegrass.com
Bolton Fair 2018

Fairgrounds at Lancaster, 318 Seven Bridge Road Lancaster, MA Phone:

August 10-12, 2018

The quintessential New England Fair with old fashion fun for the entire family. Great entertainment, animals, midway and live music. Experience a demolition derby and Monster Trucks all included in the price of admission. Time: Thursday, 5-10 p.m.; Friday, noon-9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Cost: Adults, $10; seniors, $6; children age 7-12, $5; military, $5.
Wild Vibes Yoga, Music, and Arts Festival 2018

Spring Hill Farm, 117 Pond Road South Berwick, ME Phone:

July 28, 2018

Wild Vibes invites you to celebrate with live music and art presentations, inspiring yoga classes, workshops, and presenters, marketplace with local and international artisans and vendors, kids corner, yoga and paddleboarding, and so much more. Time: Noon- 7 p.m. Admission: $45-$65; kids 12 and younger, free
Brooklyn Fair 2018

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

August 23-26, 2018

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.
Lowell Folk Festival 2018

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

July 27-29, 2018

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. Schedule
Festival of Fireworks 2018

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

August 18, 2018

The fireworks are a family event, the best fireworks show in New England. Live entertainment, sky divers, vendors. This year’s theme: Superheroes. Time: 3-10 p.m.; fireworks at 9 p.m. Admission: Walk-Ins, $10; cars, $50; VIPs, $165.
Riverfront Dragon Boat & Asian Festival 2018

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

August 18, 2018

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.
Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival 2014
Deerfield Valley Blueberry Parade and Splash 2018

various locations Wilmington, VT Phone:

July 28-29, 2018

Blueberry Festival Parade featuring local floats and marching bands begins at 11 a.m. The parade will be followed by a craft fair, barbecue, contest for blue-inspired spectators, activities, music, vintage cars. On July 29, joint 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. 1-5 p.m.


Stowe Tango Music Festival 2018

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

August 16-19, 2018

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.
Scituate Heritage Days 2018

Front Street at Scituate Harbor Scituate, MA Phone: 781-545-5550

August 4-5, 2018

Free outdoor concerts both days. Thomas McClary, co-founder of The Commodores, performs August 4, and John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown band performs August 5. See the works of artisans and crafters, including handmade jewelry, pottery, seaside home décor and many more. Historic sites including Old Scituate Light and The Maritime and Mossing Museum are open for tours. Watch the the Blessing of the Fleet Boat Parade and boat races, including the new category Homemade raft race. Kids events include art projects, baby animal petting zoo, Character visits with Ariel and Belle, carnival rides, swashbuckling fun with Captain Jay and his Pirate Camp, Toe Jam Puppet Band, SALT (the 43 foot inflatable humpback whale) and more.
Time: Saturday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Maine Brewers' Guild Summer Session 2018

Thompson’s Point Portland, ME Phone:

July 28, 2018

This is the biggest brewfest in Maine and the best chance to try Maine's best beers. Food trucks, live music, plenty of space, easy access to trains, buses, transport from Boston and north (walking distance to Amtrak train station and Concord Coach Lines bus terminal) – this is the one to plan your trip to Maine around. Time: 1-5 p.m. Admission: $50
Hops in the Hills Beer and Wine Festival 2018

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

August 3-5, 2018

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. Time: Friday, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, noon-8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Pittsfield Greek Fest 2018

St. George Greek Orthodox Church of the Berkshires, 73 Bradford Street Pittsfield, MA Phone: 413-442-8113

August 18-19, 2018

This year's festival features Greek music and Greek dancers and the biggest attraction: delicious Greek food. The menu will include moussaka, pastichio, souvlaki, gyros, fresh Greek salad, sweet loukoumades (fried dough drizzled with honey), and much more. Back by popular demand is the Greek Café, serving Greek coffee, Frappes (a special Greek-style iced frothy drink), and unique coffee cookies, and vegan moustokouloura. Opa! Time: Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, noon-6 p.m.
Provincetown Jazz Festival 2018

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

August 9 and August 13, 2018

This year’s Provincetown Jazz Festival will be packed with good music and fun for all. Cassandre McKinley and Myanna perform on August 9 at the Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial Street, Provincetown. Tim Ray Trio and Daryl Sherman debut on August 13 at Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Route 28, Falmouth. Time: 7:30 p.m. both nights.
Stamford Art Festival 2018

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

July 28-29, 2018

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.
Potato & Corn Festival 2018

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

August 3-5, 2018

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.
Washington County Fair 2018

Route 112 Richmond, RI Phone:

August 15-19, 2018

Family fun and excitement for all ages with fireworks kicking off the event on Wednesday night. The fair is packed with competition and games, arts and crafts, great food, and the largest midway in Rhode Island (including NE's largest traveling roller coaster). Battle of the Fisherman, pie eating contests, rooster crowing contest, swine obstacle course. Music by Mickey Lamontia, Stephanie Quail, Morgan Wallen, Sawyer Brown Band, Morgan Evans.
Admission: Adults, $10; kids age 10 and younger, free. Parking is free.
Salem Maritime Festival 2018

Derby Wharf, Derby Street Salem, MA Phone:

August 4-5, 2018

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. Harbor cruises will be free by lottery on Saturday and Sunday. People may also visit vessels at the dock. Vessels include Ardelle, Endeavour, Fame, When and If, and Roseway (dockside only). The Small Boat Show on Sunday that will highlight about a dozen distinctive small vessels. Live music and entertainment all day both days, along with demonstrations, exhibits, and activities Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Rhythm & Roots Festival 2018

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

August 31-September 2, 2018

The Rhythm and Roots Festival has become a staple in New England festival culture. 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.
Shoreline Jewish Festival 2018

Guilford Green Guilford, CT Phone:

August 5, 2018

Jewish music from around the world, children’s programs, Israeli food, and other fair favorites. Jewish book sale, artists featuring Judaica and Jewish art, crafts for kids. Admission and entertainment are free. Food, crafts, Judaica, books are for sale. Time: Noon-5 p.m.
Odyssey: A Greek Festival 2015
Odyssey: A Greek Festival 2018

St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 480 Racebrook Road Orange, CT Phone:

August 31-September 3, 2018

Come enjoy classic Greek cuisine, Greek cooking demonstrations, a Greek marketplace, a giant tag sale, presentations on Greek culture and religion, along with tours of Saint Barbara Church, Greek dance performances and lessons, nightly dancing to Greek band The Hellenic Company, a kids area with rides, games and magic show, raffles. Time: Friday-Sunday, noon to 10 p.m.; Monday, noon-7 p.m.
Gloucester Waterfront Festival 2018

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

August 18-19, 2018

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.
Lewiston/Auburn Greek Festival 2018

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 155 Hogan Road Lewiston, ME Phone: 207-783-6795

September 7-8, 2018

The Lewiston/Auburn Greek Festival features Greek folk music and dancing, a wide variety of Greek foods, a bazaar, book store, and games for kids. Time: Thursday, 4-8 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Litchfield Jazz Festival 2018

The Goshen Fairgrounds, 116 Old Middle Street Goshen, CT Phone:

JUly 28-29, 2018

Litchfield Jazz Festival presents the best in jazz. Lineup in 2018 includes Trio Da Paz, Dan Brubeck & Friends – Tribute To Dave & Iola Brubeck, Jeff Tain Watts Trio, Kris Allan Trio, Doug Munro & La Pompe Attack W/ Matthew Westerby Company Dancers, Orrin Evans, 
Emmet Cohen Trio W/ Jimmy Cobb, Jane Bunnett & Maqueque. See website for lineup. Admission: $20 – $500

Grecian Festival 2018 in Pawtucket

Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 97 Walcott Street Pawtucket, RI Phone:

August 17-19, 2018

Greek food, pastry, music, dance, marketplace. Time: Friday, 5-10 p.m.; Saturday, noon-10 p.m.; Sunday, noon-9 p.m.
Southeast Asian Water Festival 2018

Sampas Pavillion, 500 Pawtucket Blvd Lowell, MA Phone:

August 18, 2018

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.
Fantastagorey Day Children’s Festival 2018

Edward Gorey House, 8 Strawberry Lane, Yarmouth Port, MA Phone:

August 4, 2018

Fantastagorey Day is a celebration of reading, puppetry, storytelling, improvisation, the somewhat scary, the quite silly, the abundance of free treats, drinks, and all things Gorey. Enjoy face painting, readings of Gorey's books, mask making, book making, puppet making, puppet shows, scavenger hunts and free snacks and beverages. Fantastagorey Day happens rain or shine and encompasses both the inside and grounds of the museum as well as the Gorey Barn. Time: Noon- 4 p.m. Admission: Free
Maine Lobster Festival 2018

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

August 1-5, 2018

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.
Nantucket Dance Festival 2018

Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street, and Nantucket High School, 10 Surfside Road Nantucket, MA Phone: 508-228-1110

July 27-28, 2018

The Nantucket Dance Festival is a week of programs related to ballet. The week includes many free events for all ages and culminates with spectacular performances by stars of the Miami City Ballet, the Boston Ballet, and the New York City Ballet on July 27 and 28 at 8 p.m. at Nantucket High School. Find festival events.
Machias Wild Blueberry Festival 2014
Machias Wild Blueberry Festival 2018

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

August 17-19, 2018

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.
Gloucester Country Fest 2018

Stage Fort Park, Hough Avenue Gloucester, MA Phone:

August 4. 2018

National and regional country acts will be performing at Stage Fort Park. Featured performers are Kristen Merlin, Tim Charron, Annie Brobst, Timmy Brown and Black Diamond. Plenty of convenient parking available as well as many food vendors on site. Admission: $32 Time: Gates open 11 a.m.; music at noon.
Dover Greek Festival 2018

Hellenic Center, Long Hill Road Dover, NH Phone:

August 31-September 1, 2018

Traditional food and pastries make this Greek Festival an authentic experience for the whole family. In addition to the food there is live dancing, non-stop music, raffles and children’s games. Time: Friday, 4-10 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Admission and parking: Free.
Hebron Church Fair 2018

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

July 28, 2018

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. Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show 2018

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

July 3-August 12, 2018

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–bonus! Phone: 802-489-4945
NASWA Reggae Fest 2018

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

August 11-12, 2018

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.
Salem Heritage Days 2018

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

August 3-12, 2018

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.
Blessing of the Fleet and Seafood Festival 2018

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

July 26-28, 2018

The Seafood Festival – July 26 to 28 -- 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.
Yankee Homecoming 2018

Various locations throughout Newburyport Newburyport, MA Phone:

July 28-August 5, 2018

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 on July 28; Art On The Bartlet Mall July 28-29; Inn Street Artisans Revival Daily; Heritage Tours all week; Yankee Homecoming Market Place daily; Olde Fashioned Sunday July 29; Downtown Entertainment all week; Waterfront Concert Series all week; Golf Tournament on July 30; Market Square Day Craft Show on July 31; Sidewalk Sales on August 2-4; U.S. Coast Guard Open House on August 2; Family Day at Maudslay State Park on August 4; Parade on August 5 at noon; Fireworks on August 4 at 9:15 p.m.
Antique Tractor & Engine Show 2018

Raitt Farm, routes 236 and 103 Eliot, ME Phone:

July 27-29, 2018

See just about every kind of equipment that was used on the farm. Also enjoy crafters, a flea market, demonstrations at various exhibits including the blacksmith forge and shingle mill, a ladies skillet toss on Saturday morning, live bands, Friday night spaghetti dinner, Saturday morning pancake breakfast, silent auction, food and lots of tractor pulling on Saturday and Sunday morning round out the show. Admission is $7 per person; children 12 and younger, free. Onsite parking is free.