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.
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Hamilton House Fine Arts and Crafts Festival is in it’s third year and still growing. Last year we had 2,300 visitors and plan to build on that number this year. It is a two-day event that features more than 100 artisans and their wares: jewelry, woodworking, pottery, painting, glass, toys, clothing, metalwork, and much more. Enjoy live music from local performers and food vendors, and enjoy first-floor tours of Hamilton House and garden.
The festival is a wonderful weekend outing to shop, sight-see, and enjoy a fall weekend in the beautiful seacoast region of southern Maine. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Rain or shine
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.
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.