2017 NEW HAMPSHIRE: September, October 2017
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
waiting for new dates
September 1-4, 2017 - Hopkinton State Fair
Contoocook, New Hampshire
The annual fair will include livestock exhibits, home & garden exhibits, family farm museum, petting farm, grandstand entertainment, and the Mac & the Big Cheese Ultimate Outdoor Cooking comedic cooking show.
September 8-10, 2017 - 28th Annual Hampton Beach Seafood Festival
Hampton Beach, New Hampshire
60 of the seacoast's top restaurants serving our world famous New England seafood. Arts & crafts, continuous entertainment, chef demonstrations, lobster roll eating contest, kiddie land, skydiving and fireworks.
September 9, 2017
Vintage & Vine
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Strawbery Banke Museum presents Vintage & Vine, offering guests a rare opportunity to taste hundreds of wines alongside selections created by some of the Seacoast’s best chefs and restaurants. The New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlets representatives and wine brokers are active participants in the event, providing tasting notes and suggestions and will be selling wines at a special discount good only at the event.
September 30, 2017 19th Annual Chili Challenge & Brews
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire
Waterville Valley area restaurants compete in Town Square for the title of the best chili around! Attendees pay a sampling fee to taste all contender’s chilis and then they can vote for their favorite chili. The event starts at noon, accompanied by a free outdoor concert.
October 6-8, 2017 - 28th Annual Milford Pumpkin Festival
Milford, New Hampshire
Milford Great Pumpkin Festival is held each year in the fall. Featured are some of the largest pumpkins in New Hampshire on display, musicians and entertainers, food, crafts and lots of events for kids. Other events and activities include: kids can make their own scarecrows, face painting on the Community House Lawn and live music on two stages. If you’re feeling hungry for soup, hot cider, doughnuts, waffles or smoked ribs, there is no shortage of food!! Attendance: 45,000.
October 7, 2017 Annual Apple Harvest Day - Dover, New Hampshire
Apple Harvest Day takes place on the first Saturday in October and welcomes over 25,000 visitors to Dover for the biggest autumn craft fair in the Seacoast. With over 300 vendors, four stages filled with entertainment, Orchard Alley, kids activities and wonderful food, Apple Harvest Day is a can't miss. Attendance: 25,000.
October 13-14, 2017 Pumpkin Festival - Laconia, New Hampshire
Over 20,000 carved pumpkins, costume parade, seed spitting & pie eating contests, music on three stages, Beer Garden, kiddie rides, horse drawn hay ride, crafts and fireworks. A new World Record of 30,581 carved pumpkins was set at the 2013 festival!!! Attendance: 40,000.
October 21, 2017 Wine & Chocolate Fundraiser to Support the Manchester Animal Shelter - Manchester, New Hampshire
A night of live music, wine and chocolate, and live and silent auctions! All proceeds from this event will be used to provide daily and medical care for the stray and abandoned animals of Manchester. Despite our small size and staff, we have helped over 20,000 animals since 1996. This event, which is our biggest yearly fundraiser, is an integral part of our continued ability to provide care for these animals.
October 21, 2017 Monadnock Pumpkin Festival
Swanzey, New Hampshire
The Monadnock Pumpkin Festival is keeping the tradition of the Keene Pumpkin Festival alive just minutes south of it’s original location. Since 1991, the Monadnock region has been playing host to thousands of carved gourds, smiling faces and loads of laughter.