Celebrate the fall season at The Big E, the largest fair in the Northeast celebrating 100 years in 2016. For 17 days during New England’s most colorful season, enjoy free top-name entertainment, major exhibits, The Big E Super Circus, rides, shopping, crafts, parades, and foods from around the world. Take a stroll along the Avenue of States and see impressive replicas of each New England state’s original statehouse sitting on land actually owned by that state. Take a step inside and immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and tastes and of quintessential New England.
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This year’s theme is “Celebrating Pelham’s excellent athletics.” Among the many Pelham Old Home Day events are numerous Artisan and Crafter booths, where many of our locals are happy to display their best work. The Victor Spaulding Memorial Auction features many large items at great prices. Early in the morning you can spot your favorite item, put in a reserve bid, and the bidding starts with you! There is a 5-K Road Race that snakes through the gently rolling streets near Pelham Center. Our White Elephant sale is really mammoth- so many great items at bargain-basement prices. The Grand Parade steps off at 2:30 p.m. and features bands, teams, community groups, animals, and plenty of beautiful classic vehicles.
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.
A two-day music festival along with arts and crafts and a home town parade. This event marks the beginning of cranberry harvest season.
Star Island is one of the rocky, wind-swept Isles of Shoals, located off the coast of Rye, New Hampshire. Boat rides are available from Rye and Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Race classes include cruising, racing, and J-24, as well as a team cup for yacht clubs entering three or more boats. Follow the race from the starting line on the M/V Thomas Laighton and come ashore in time for lunch with entertainment and the best views of the finish line.
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.