Fun for competitors and thousands of spectators alike, the Wife Carrying Championships receive international media attention each year. Teams from across the United States and Canada compete head-to-head for fame, fortune and a chance to compete at the World Championships in Finland. The origin of North American Wife Carrying Championship is based in Finnish history. The modernized wife carrying event is all in fun, and in reality, is a true test of physical strength, agility and teamwork between man and woman.
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Get a taste of the Bavarian Alps at Loon Mountain during White Mountain Oktoberfest, presented by Harpoon Brewery! It’s an annual celebration of German food, drink, and culture. Timed to coincide with fall foliage season, enjoy beer, brats, and sauerkraut. With an Oompah-band providing the soundtrack to a stein-holding contest, keg toss, and kids’ activities, you’ll have an awesome time. Prost!
Garlic lovers unite! Visit garlic cooking demonstrations, stay for a live band performance and learn how to grow garlic at informative lectures. Many garlic dips, spreads, cheeses and oils will be available for purchase from garlic specialty food vendors – most offering FREE samples to try before you buy! Stop by the produce stands for fresh garlic and a variety of other fall produce. When you’re hungry, venture over to the food court. Homemade roasted garlic sausage with peppers and onions, garlic marinated steak sandwiches, garlic roast pork sandwiches, deep fried garlic and garlic ice cream are just some of the items you’ll find! Bring the kids for some fun with rides and games.
The Cape Ann Artisans have set the schedule for the 2019 Annual Tour weekends. The Spring Tour will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2. The Fall Tour will encompass the entire three day Columbus Day Weekend, Oct 12-14. The studios are open to the public 10AM-5PM. There will be 16 diverse studios and 17 artists sharing works from across the fine art and craft spectrum - pottery, painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media, mosaics, prints, textiles, and jewelry, and accessories created in diverse materials - clay, glass, silk, metals, fibers, yarns, sea glass and more. The tour takes place in Gloucester and Rockport and all studio locations and details are found on the printed brochures available in April and online throughout the year at www.capeannartisans.com .
The Monadnock Pumpkin Festival brings the magic and excitement of jack-o-lanterns to life! Celebrating time-honored traditions of community, family fun, and pumpkin abundance, the Festival features Atlas fireworks, non-profit food vendors, amusement rides, a haunted maze, a pumpkin catapult competition, displays from regional artisans, baking contests, hayrides, live entertainment, kids’ activities, and good old-fashioned fun, all nestled in the heart of New Hampshire’s scenic Monadnock Region.
In the crisp New England air, enjoy unforgettable clam chowder and other fresh seafood specialties, along with seasonal desserts and beer, wine and apple cider. Stroll through our village and enjoy live music. Bring the kids to enjoy a “clammy” art project and story time in the Children’s Museum. Or, climb aboard our steamboat Sabino for leaf peeping from the water.