A family friendly event celebrating the history and culture of New England’s commercial fishing industry featuring live music, children’s activities, cooking demonstrations, vessel and harbor tours, fisherman’s contests, local seafood, festival bookstore, maritime artisans marketplace and more. The free festival presents all that goes into bringing seafood from the ocean to the table in a way that is hands-on, educational and fun. Nearby is the New Bedford Whaling Museum and National Historic Park.
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Come to picturesque Woodstock, Vermont, for two great family events on a single weekend. Attend this premiere woodworking event for the best Vermont-made wood products, including furniture, bowls, baskets, jewelry, carvings, flooring, and cabinetry. This weekend is also Forest Festival Weekend at the the Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historical Park: take tours of the grounds and watch woodworking demonstrations.
Hailed by USA Today as “extraordinary.” Experience the glow of 5,000 pumpkins carved into amazing works of art and set in a magical display during this night-time spectacular. A team of professional pumpkin carvers spends six weeks creating the trail, resulting in a truly breathtaking display. Feast your eyes on thousands of carved and illuminated pumpkins with hundreds of them depicting people, places, and scenes — all with painstaking detail and amazing intricacy!
This annual festival is a family-oriented community event spanning the first two weekends in October. The event offers six days of spectacular fun, delicious food, live entertainment and crafts. Come see the Apple Fritter and Apple Pie Eating Contest, plus an Apple Harvest Bed Race, road race and more. Festival dates are Sept. 30, Oct. 1-2, and Oct. 7-9.
Fun for competitors and thousands of spectators alike, the Wife Carrying Championships receive international media attention each year. Teams from across the United States and Canada compete head-to-head for fame, fortune and a chance to compete at the World Championships in Finland. The origin of North American Wife Carrying Championship is based in Finnish history. The modernized wife carrying event is all in fun, and in reality, is a true test of physical strength, agility and teamwork between man and woman.
Experience a taste of the Wild West in beautiful New Hampshire. Saddle up some horses, grab a rope, put on some skis and head out to the nearest ski joring competition. Whether you are a spectator or competitor, prepare for the most exciting winter equestrian sport in America today that brings horses, riders and skiers together.