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Essex Brats & Beer Cruise
Aug 01st, 2019
Essex Steam Train & Riverboat
1 Railroad Avenue
Essex, CT

It’s a "three B" cruise! Beer, Bratwurst, and Beautiful fall foliage on the Connecticut River. A memorable night is in store from the moment you smell the brats sizzling on the grill to the last sip of beer you drink as the boat glides into dock after the final rays of a New England sunset. Ride our vintage train to the Becky Thatcher riverboat for a 2-hour cruise. Enjoy tastings of several carefully selected craft beers & a buffet of brats with all the fixin’s (additional beverages and snacks are available for purchase onboard.) Guests receive a special gift bag with an engraved beer glass as a memento. Tickets for this great adults-only (21+) event are $65 in advance / $75 at the door, pending availability.  

Annual Brats & Beer Cruise
Aug 01st, 2019
Essex Steam Train & Riverboat
1 Railroad Avenue
Essex, CT

It’s a "three B" cruise! Beer, Bratwurst, and Beautiful fall foliage on the Connecticut River. A memorable night is in store from the moment you smell the brats sizzling on the grill to the last sip of beer you drink as the boat glides into dock after the final rays of a New England sunset. Ride our vintage train to the Becky Thatcher riverboat for a 2-hour cruise. Enjoy tastings of several carefully selected craft beers & a buffet of brats with all the fixin’s (additional beverages and snacks are available for purchase onboard.) Guests receive a special gift bag with an engraved beer glass as a memento. Tickets for this great adults-only (21+) event are $65 in advance / $75 at the door, pending availability.  

Newport Jazz Festival
Aug 02nd, 2019 to Aug 04th, 2019
Fort Adams State Park, RI

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.

 

Weekend in Norfolk
Aug 02nd, 2019 to Aug 04th, 2019
Norfolk, CT

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.

Annual League of NH Craftsmen's Fair
Aug 03rd, 2019 to Aug 11th, 2019
Mount Sunapee Resort – Newbury, NH

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.

Annual Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors Show
Aug 09th, 2019 to Aug 11th, 2019
Harbor Park – Rockland, ME

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.