This self-guided tour along the scenic coastline of Gloucester and Rockport presents a unique opportunity to meet 23 professional artists in 20 studios and see their work in the setting in which it was created. The work represented includes: pottery, painting, sculpture, photography, mosaics, fiber art and jewelry. Several of the artists will be demonstrating their working process during the tours. Brochures with route maps will be available at the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, the Rockport Information Booth on Rte. 127, on the Cape Ann Artisans web site and at each of the artisans — or download the brochure here. A bright magenta Studio Tour banner will mark each location. Many studios are open year round.
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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.
Celebrate the arrival of fall with Waterville Valley’s Fall Foliage Fest over Columbus Day Weekend. A weekend of fun family events is planned including kids’ games, pumpkin painting a 5K road race, tent sales, a pie-eating contest and more. Following the 5K run the Fall Foliage Beer Garden will kick off hosting samples of Sam Adams and Harpoon fall brews in the center of Town Square accompanied by live music and a corn hole tourney starting at noon hosted by Harpoon.
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!
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.
Fee $975, (not including lodging or meals)
On this multi-day adventure you will photograph the breathtaking autumn colors, the cascading waterfalls, and the distinguished covered bridges in an area that ranks among the top destinations for New England fall foliage. Your photography guide will lead you to the areas best shooting spots, help you with composition and camera handling techniques, and offer you ways to expand your photographic eye. There will be individual review of your images in the field and at the lodge, as well as many group discussions. All skill levels and all camera types are welcome.