Created to celebrate the renovation and beautification of Downtown Portsmouth and, in particular, Market Square, the Festival has grown in size along with the growth and popularity of Portsmouth. It is estimated that between 60,000 - 80,000 people walk through Downtown Portsmouth on that one day enjoying the entertainment, products and food offered by artists, crafters and merchants — many from the Seacoast area.
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10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Lenox Rhubarb Festival is an annual celebration of rhubarb. Local restaurant chefs create savory rhubarb dishes. Buy a spoon for $5, taste samples of each entry and vote your favorite with spoon. There will be strawberry rhubarb pies for sale (get there early!), rhubarb jams & preserves, galettes and more, also raw rhubarb, rhubarb juice and rhubarb ice cream. Local restaurants will have rhubarb on their menus and stores will have rhubarb items for sale.
Gilded Age "cottages" were built with every convenience, designed for entertaining and to represent a lifestlye. Today's "cottages," much like their gilded ancestors, are also about lifestyle. Join us to celebrate the tiniest of homes, which are smart in both technology and style. Their adjacent gardens are equally thoughful, liveable spaces, both functional and beautiful.
Smith’s Castle is a house museum and one of the oldest structures in Rhode Island. The land was the original site of a trading company operated by Roger Williams, the founder of Rhode Island and a well-known Baptist theologian. The land is also a national historic site known for the many Native American artifacts found nearby. Come on this day to savor Smith’s Castle’s celebrated strawberry shortcake and pay homage to the humble wild strawberry — a favorite of the early colonists and the native Narragansett. Enjoy a day filled with fun family entertainment.
During the Vintage Bazaars in June & September, more than 175 outdoor ’boutiques’ feature antiques, vintage finds, architectural salvage, rusty junk, repurposed goodness, indie crafts and one-of-a-kind artisans. Eye candy galore around every corner! This weekend festival also offers unique fare & food trucks, LIVE music, free family-friendly activities, special guest appearances, book signings & fun demonstrations!
Enjoy the beauty of fully rigged windjammers sailing into Boothbay Harbor. Great fun for all: a sailboat race, golf tournament, pancake breakfasts, waterfront concerts, art and craft fair, hometown street parade, antique boat parade and fireworks over the harbor. Participating windjammers in this event offer overnight trips or hourly cruises.