Love lobster? This is the festival for you. You’ll find fresh Maine lobster under nine tents overlooking Penobscot Bay — plus a sea goddess, a big parade, top-notch entertainment, Maine arts and crafts, U.S. Navy ship tours and more. In addition to lobster, you can choose from steamed and fried clams, fried Maine shrimp, shrimp cocktail, steamed mussels, and many varieties of traditional summer fair food, all prepared in the traditional Maine way.
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This Vermont tradition features live music, exhibits, livestock shows, horse shows, truck and tractor pulls, horse and pony pulls, demolition derbies, an ATV drag race, children's activities, parades, midway games and rides for all ages, from kiddie rides to thrill rides. Admission is $10 and includes unlimited rides, live entertainment and exhibits. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at 294 Airport Road. Rides open at 10 a.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Weekend in Norfolk is a town-wide festival, inviting visitors to attend more than 70 events, most of them free and all of them open to the public. Events include concerts by the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and Yale summer school of music students, concerts at Infinity Music Hall, art exhibitions, a quilt show, children’s games and contests, a 6-peak trail challenge with free t-shirts as prizes, weddings and vow renewals on the village green, stained glass window tours of three churches and other exceptional sites.
The festival features three full days of jazz on four unique stages on the grounds at Fort Adams State Park situated at the mouth of Newport Harbor with panoramic views of the Newport Bridge and the East Passage The festival features four stages of world class musicians, food, and crafts and a number of exhibits.
America’s oldest craft fair, the League of NH Craftsmen’s Fair is one of the finest, most prestigious craft events in the USA today. This annual nine-day event showcases the work of more than 350 craftspeople’s items, made by hand in New Hampshire. It’s the place to see an incredible variety of beautiful, one-of-a-kind craft items that are functional, decorative and built to last. The fair is held at the Mount Sunapee Resort in the beautiful Dartmouth/Sunapee region of New Hampshire. The Annual Craftsmen’s Fair is a fun way to explore the fascinating world of fine craftmaking, with activities for all ages. Meet and talk to the craftsmen, learn about their techniques, and purchase from them. Find creative and practical gifts at more than 200 craft booths and The Shop at the Fair. Adults and children can sign up for workshops — including basket weaving, tools for kids and glassblowing. Or, watch daily demonstrations of glassblowing, woodcarving, blacksmithing, furniture building and more.
A dragon boat is a human-powered boat traditionally made of wood and a kind of traditional longboat from throughout Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands. At this unique festival, more than 80 teams compete in dragon boat racing (a sport that originated in China over 200 years ago) to raise money for individuals battling cancer and to send out an inspirational message encouraging all cancer survivors to live life to the fullest.