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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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 Yarmouth summer festival in Yarmouth MA
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.
2018's festival has come & gone, but fret not! The festival will be back in September 2019!
Vermont International Festival 2018

Champlain Valley Exposition Center, 105 Pearl Street Essex Junction, VT Phone: 802-878-5545

November 30-December 2, 2018

Visitors will find crafts from all over the world, ethnic and gourmet foods, and traditional international music, dance and stories. Local cultural and ethnic organizations provide information about their programs with exhibits, demonstrations and workshops. Festival admission good for entire weekend.
Time: Friday 5-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Adults, $7; seniors over age 64 and children at 6 to 12, $5; family pass, $20; children under 6, free.
Maine Harvest Festival 2018

Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main Street Bangor, ME Phone: 207-561-8300

November 17-18, 2018

Pie baking competition; Maine chefs hold cooking demos; sipper's pub with beer, wine and spirits tastings; educational presentations, love local music, ; talks and demos about sheep shearing, poultry , basketry, rabbits, quilting, shingle splitting, gluten free baking, weaving, carding and spinning, textile arts. Samplings of beer, wine and spirits.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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