Special dam-controlled high water releases on Maine’s most continuous whitewater offer Class IV excitement. The Dead River builds throughout the day in rapids such as Humpty Dumpty, Elephant Rock and Spruce Ledges, culminating in the longest rapid in the Northeast, “Poplar Hill Falls.” Trips fill quickly, so book today! See the website for the various rafting operators in this region and scheduled release dates.
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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.
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.
Maine's finest boatbuilders, artists, architects, craftsmen, designers, furniture makers, jewelers, and marine gear vendors together in ONE place at ONE time! More than 60 boats in the water and 100+ exhibitors in tents. Wonderful live music, special events, fabulous food, and fun family activities including the light-hearted World Championship Boatyard Dog® Trials on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
Admission: $15 adult (under 12 free); special access passes are available for $75 and include parking. Gates open at 10 a.m. daily, no pets allowed. The Maine Boat & Home Show is produced by the internationally acclaimed Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors magazine.
Head for island fun at the annual Boston Pops on Nantucket concert to benefit Nantucket Cottage Hospital. Experience outstanding music and a stunning fireworks show on one Nantucket’s most well-known beaches. Rated ‘Best Summer Event on Nantucket’ by readers of the Inquirer and Mirror for 15 years in a row!
More than 270 fine artists will exhibit oils, watercolors, photography, pastels, sculpture and acrylics along the streets of historic downtown Mystic during this annual art festival, the oldest of its kind in the northeast.