Held in one of the most spectacular settings in America, this event has quickly taken its place among the most anticipated food and wine events in the country. This remarkable weekend experience features hundreds of wines from around the world, fabulous food, cooking demonstrations by celebrated chefs, live and silent auctions and a gala celebration.
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Known as one of the most diverse games in the United States, NHHG highlights include the Gathering of the Scottish Clans, with more than 60 clans and societies; Massed Bands; sheepdog trials; Celtic world music concerts; the New England Regional Scottish Fiddle Championship; Scottish athletics; National Highland Dance Competition; solo piping and drumming; Scottish harp (Clarsach) and other instrument competitions.
This festival is known as “New England’s Most Beautiful Craft Fair” and was named as one of Sunshine Artist magazine’s 200 Best Shows. Nearly 180 juried exhibitors from 14 states will display and sell crafts of all media in the historic setting of the village of Old Deerfield. Come and sample wines and handcrafted cheeses from local farms.
Come and join in the celebration of rural, sustainable living. Sample organic foods featuring Maine-grown ingredients. The fair, presented by the Maine Organic Food Growers Association, truly offers something for everyone, including a dynamic children’s area.
The town of Bethel will come alive with scarecrows and harvest decorations as well as an arts & crafts festival, a farmers’ market, forest-products mill tours, a 50-mile scenic bike tour and the famous Chowdah Cook-off. This is an excellent area to view fall foliage.
River Ruckus and The Annual Rubber Duck Regatta come to Haverhill on September 21 from 2 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Team Haverhill and Haverhill Rotary Club combine forces for a fun-filled day of family activities and free entertainment on the Merrimack River. Enjoy the Classic Car Show on historic Washington Street, watch the dramatic “duck drop” from the Comeau Bridge, ride on a pontoon boat or take a kayak out on the river, and listen to live music performances on stage by the River Walk. Children’s activities include a “touch tank” from Joppa Flats of the MA Audubon Society.