Sep. 1
Sat/8 to 10:30 a.m.
Bold for Gold 5k
Annual run to raise awareness about childhood cancer, founded by a local childhood cancer survivor. All proceeds go to the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth.
>> Sunapee Harbor, Sunapee, N.H.
>> Adults $20, kids 12 and under $5
>> crowdrise.com/boldforgold5k

Sep. 1
Sat/10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Summer Celebration at the Park
Enjoy family fun with games, children’s art activities and special ranger-led tours. The Mansion will be open for walk-throughs. Bring a picnic and enjoy the gardens in full bloom.
>> Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, 54 Elm Street, Woodstock, Vt.
>> Free
>> nps.gov/mapi

Sep. 8
Sat/1 to 3 p.m.
9th Annual Wings of Hope Memorial Butterfly Release
A special occasion for families, friends, staff and the community to come together to honor lost loved ones. The program includes special readings, live music and a butterfly release.
>> Colburn Park, 51 North Park Street, Lebanon, N.H.
>> Free
>> vnhcare.org

Sep. 8
Sat/10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Family FunFest 2018
Upper Valley Kid Stuff magazine brings families together for an end-of-summer and back-to-school celebration full of fun, food, games and giving.
>> Whaleback Mountain, 160 Whaleback Mountain Road, Enfield, N.H.
>> Free admission with a toiletry donation for The Upper Valley Haven
>> familyfest.events

Sep. 8 and 9
Sat/10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sun/10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Glory Days of the Railroad 2018
A family oriented festival of the railroading and transportation modes of the past, present and future includes train rides, model train show, children games and activities, mini stream engine, a roaming train, live music, food and street vendors and engine displays.
>> Railway station, 102 Railroad Row, White River Junction, Vt.
>> Free admission
>> vtglorydaysfestival.com

Sep. 9
Sun/10 a.m.
Tour de Taste — A Pedaling Picnic
Try this scenic pedaling picnic through the Connecticut River Valley. Enjoy autumn foliage and scenery and meet food producers and community members as you sample the delicious bounty from local farms and restaurants. Proceeds benefit the Upper Valley Trails Alliance.
>> Samuel Morey Elementary School, School Street, Fairlee, Vt.
>> $27.50
>> uvtrails.org

Sep. 15
Sat/10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Harvest Festival
Celebrate the harvest with horse-drawn wagon and pony rides, a hay stack treasure hunt, cider making, churning butter, ice cream cranking, candle dipping, traditional crafts including broom making, farm animals, musical entertainment, Museum tours and more.
>> Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 N.H. Route 4A, Enfield, N.H.
>> Adults $12, age 13 to 17 $8, age 12 and under $5, families of three or more $25 (parents or guardians with children under 18)
>> shakermuseum.org

Sep 22
Sat/8 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. race
Born to Run 5k
Enjoy a beautiful run through the roads and the woods of Cornish, N.H. A new Pumpkin Patch with an obstacle course designed for all ages. Face painting and pumpkin decorating. Proceeds support TLC Family Resource Center in Claremont, N.H. This is a family and pet friendly event.
>> Town Hall, 294 Town House Road, Cornish, N.H.
>> Adults $30, students $10
>> tlcfamilyrc.org

Sep. 22
Sat/9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Museum Day Live!
In the spirit of the Smithsonian Museums, The Fells open its doors for free to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket. Explore the natural beauty of The Fells and discover five acres of landscaped gardens set amid 84 acres of diverse woodland and fields.
>> The Fells, 456 Route 103A, Newbury, N.H.
>> Free admission
>> thefells.org

Sep. 22
Sat/9:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Forest Festival Weekend
Take a horse-drawn wagon ride, try your hand at woodworking, or explore the forest on a guided nature walk. Witness the whole forest product cycle in action, from horse-logging, to board cutting with a portable sawmill to woodcraft demonstrations.
>> Various locations in Woodstock, Vt.
>> Free
>> nps.gov/mabi

Sep. 22
Sat/10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Harvest Moon Festival
Celebrate autumn with a chicken barbecue, a make-your-own ice cream sundae bar, kids’ games, a corn shucking contest, cider pressing, live music and chicken poop bingo!
>> Autumn Harvest Farm, 77 Johnson Lane, Grafton, N.H.
>> Free admission
>> autumnharvestnh.com

Sep. 22
Sat/1 to 4 p.m.
Hogwarts Homecoming
A celebration of magical fun and merriment for wizards and muggles alike. Offerings include Owls 101 (get up close and personal with live owls!), a performance by Marko the Magician, Quiddich, flying lessons, a horcrux scavenger hunt and more! Wear your house colors!
>> Court Street Arts, 75 Court Street, Haverhill, N.H.
>> $10, age 4 and under free
>> courtstreetarts.org

Sep. 22
Sat/1 to 4 p.m.
Old Time Fair
Come experience the family fun of an Old Time Fair with old-time food, old-time games, and old-time prices. Rain or shine.
>> Woodstock History Center, 26 Elm Street, Woodstock, Vt.
>> Old-time prices
>> woodstockhistorycenter.org

Sep.23
Sun/10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
25th Annual Harvest Moon and Naturefest
A day of fun and excitement, exhibitions, demonstrations, talks, stories, games, and foods!
>> Nature Discovery Center and Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, 18 Highlawn Road, Warner, N.H.
>> Adults/students age 13+ $10, children 6 to 12 $5, children under 6 free (family $30 max.), members $5, member children under 12 free, Native Americans and active military free.
>> ndcnh.org
>> indianmuseum.org

Sep. 23
Sun/10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Heroines’ Club
A monthly gathering devoted to connecting mothers and daughters and studying great women in history. Crafts, stories, activities.
>> Seven Stars Arts Center, 5126 Vermont Route 14, Sharon, Vt.
>> Suggested $10 donation per family
>> greenlilymidwife.com

Sep. 24 to 29
Mon to Sat/10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Take a Child Outside Week
Every child accompanied by an adult to The Fells will be admitted free this week. Participate in national Take a Child Outside Week and experience the beauty of our natural world.
>> The Fells Historic Estate & Gardens, 456 Route 103A, Newbury, N.H.
>> Adults $10, children free with accompanying adult
>> thefells.org

Sep. 28
Sat/11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Discover How to Find Your Way!
Kids age 11 and older will discover how our ancestors learned to find their way using what nature provides. Learn how to use the sun, moon, stars and magnetism (compass). Call (603) 746-6121 to register.
>> The Nature Discovery Center, 18 Highlawn Road, Warner, N.H.
>> $20 ($15 members)
>> ndcnh.org

Sep. 29
Sun/9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Antique Tractors & One-Lungers
The Ice House Museum pulls out some of its one-lunger engines to get them running. Some antique tractors will be running around, too.
>> The Ice House Museum, 91 Pleasant Street, New London, N.H.
>> Free
>> wfkicehouse.org

Sep. 29 and 30
Sat/10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sun/10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Revolutionary War Weekend
The Revolutionary War comes to Old Number 4. Watch a mock battle at 1:30 p.m. and explore various other museum activities.
>> The Fort at No. 4, 267 Springfield Road, Charlestown, N.H.
>> Seniors 55+ $8, adults $10, youths 13 to 17 $8, kids 6 to 12 $6, children 5 and under free
>> fortat4.org

Sep. 29 and 30
Sat/10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun/10 a.m. 4 p.m.
30th Annual Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival
The festival showcases small farmers and handcrafters, with an emphasis on businesses that grow and create with natural fibers. More than 70 vendors offer fleece and yarn and a variety of food vendors will have fresh, local foods. Sorry, no pets.
>> Tunbridge World’s Fair Fairgrounds, 1 Fairground Lane, Tunbridge, Vt.
>> Admission $6, seniors $5, children under 12 $1
>> vtsheepandwoolfest.com

Sep. 30
Sun/10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Harvest Day Weekend
Celebrate the summer’s harvest! Enjoy the beauty of the farm and reap the benefits of the growing season. Homemade soups, live music, artist demonstrations and crafts. Fresh produce will be on sale in the farm stand.
>> Muster Field Farm, Harvey Road, North Sutton, N.H.
>> Free
>> musterfieldfarm.com

Sep. 30
Sun/11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
19th Century Apple & Cheese Harvest Festival
Celebrate Johnny Appleseed’s birthday at this harvest festival featuring face painting, live music, farm animals and cider making. Taste heirloom apples, fine artisan Vermont Cheeses, ice cream and apple pie. Try out period games, go hiking, play Valley Quest.
>> Justin S. Morrill State Historic Site, 214 Justin Morrill Memorial Highway, Strafford, Vt.
>> Adults $10, children under 15 $5 (includes lunch)
>> morrillhomestead.org

Oct. 5 to 7
Fri/6 to 10 p.m.
Sat/7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sun/7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Warner Fall Foliage Festival
This family-oriented festival celebrates rural life and vibrant foliage. Events include concerts, parades, a road race, kids’ fun run, dance party, oxen and woodsmen’s contests, fresh lobster and chicken barbecue, rides, street performers, artisans, food vendors and a farmer’s market.
>> Throughout the town of Warner, N.H.
>> Admission free; parking $5
>> wfff.org

Oct. 6
Sat/10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fall Festival and Chili Cook-Off
A fun-filled day in Claremont includes a 5k road race, exhibitors, music, chili cook-off and more!
>> Visitor Center Green, Claremont, N.H.
>> Free admission
>> claremontparks.com

Oct. 6
Sat/10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Pumpkin Festival
Enjoy good food, live music, horse-drawn wagon rides, fun and educational kids’ activities, and, of course, pumpkin picking.
>> Cedar Circle Farm, 225 Pavillion Road, East Thetford, Vt.
>> Suggested donation: $10 to $15 per carload
>> cedarcirclefarm.org

Oct. 6
Sat/12 to 4 p.m.; awards ceremony/4:30 p.m.
2nd Annual Mount Sunapee Duck Drop
Part of the resort’s 10th Annual Fall Festival and Pig Roast Weekend. Prizes, fun and food for a good cause.
>> Mount Sunapee Resort, 1398 Route 103, Newbury, N.H.
>> $20 per person includes chairlift to summit and 5 ducks
>> nhduckdrop.com

Oct. 6 and 7
Sat/10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sun/10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Women of the Fort
This is a living history weekend dedicated to the lives of women of the Colonial Period including demonstrations of spinning, weaving, knitting, hearth cooking, sewing and baking.
>> The Fort at No. 4, 267 Springfield Road, Charlestown, N.H.
>> Seniors 55+ $8, adults $10, youths 13 to 17 $8, children 6 to 12 $6, 5 and under free
>> fortat4.org

Oct. 10
Wed/10 a.m.
Shadow Play
Have you ever wondered what happens to your shadow while you sleep? Well, some are more mischievous than others. Soon after moving to his new home, Flash discovers that his shadow has moving plans of its own! Recommended for preschool age through 3rd grade.
>> Lebanon Opera House, 51 North Park Street, Lebanon, N.H.
>> $4 to $10
>> lebanonoperahouse.org

Oct. 13
Sat/10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Peak to Peak Annual Hiking Event
Explore Woodstock’s trails during the height of fall color, with snacks and activities for all ages along the way. Join guided hikes to scenic viewpoints on Mount Peg or Mount Tom — or grab a Walk Woodstock map and head out on your own.
>> Mount Peg and Mount Tom, Woodstock, Vt.
>> Free
>> nps.gov/mapi

Oct. 14
Sun/10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
13th Annual CHaD HERO
Don your superhero cape and walk, run or bike in the premier athletic fundraising event benefiting kids and families receiving care at the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD).
>> The Green, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H.
>> $25 to $50
>> chadhero.org

Oct. 15
Sun/12 to 4 p.m.
Cider and Cheese Festival
Family friendly event with children’s activities, sampling of crafted artisanal ciders and cheeses, apples, a pop-up farmer’s and craft markets, food trucks, homemade apple pies, tours, demonstrations of cider pressing, and live music!
>> Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 N.H. Route 4A, Enfield, N.H
>> Adults $12, age 13 to 17 $8, age 12 and under $5, families of 3 or more $25 (includes parents or guardians with children under 18)
>> shakermuseum.org

Oct. 26
Fri/7 to 9 p.m.
Movie Night at the Telephone Museum: His Girl Friday
Enjoy this classic movie starring Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell and Ralph Bellamy. Popcorn provided!
>> New Hampshire Telephone Museum, 1 Depot Street, Warner, N.H.
>> Free
>> nhtelephonemuseum.org

Nov. 2 to 4
Fri and Sat/7 p.m.
Sun/3 p.m.
Love at First Bite
Trumbull Hall Troupe performs this story of a vampire family that moves to a small town and what happens when the vampire son falls in love with the principal’s. Everyone in this town seems to be hiding a secret. Net proceeds donated to a charity organization.
>> Lebanon Opera House, 51 North Park Street, Lebanon, N.H.
>> Tickets by donation; reservations recommended
>> trumbullhalltroupe.org

Nov. 2
Fri/6 to 9 p.m.
Vermont Geography Bee
Youth in grades 5 to 8 and adult three-member teams answer questions relating to the geography of Vermont and New Hampshire. Great prizes, friendly competition, refreshments.
>> Thetford Historical Society, 16 Library Road, Thetford, Vt.
>> Free
>> thetfordhistoricalsociety.org

Nov. 3 to 11
Daily/10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Christmas at The Fells
Professional interior designers, floral artists, decorators and talented volunteers have sprinkled their magic throughout to create this one of a kind Christmas showcase. Boutique and café on site. Featuring a ballet performance by Kearsarge Conservatory of Performing Arts on Nov. 10.
>> The Fells, 456 Route 103A, Newbury, N.H.
>> Adults $20 (through Oct. 26); after Oct. 26 Adults $25, children $5
>> thefells.org

Nov. 4
Sun/12 to 2:30 p.m.
Ford Sayre Ski and Winter Sports Sale
This annual volunteer-run sale includes new and quality used Alpine and Nordic skis and boots, clothing, ice skates, snowboards, helmets and more. A great opportunity to upgrade or exchange used equipment.
>> Richmond Middle School Gym, 63 Lyme Road, Hanover, N.H.
>> Free admission
>> fordsayre.org

Nov.10 to Dec. 22
Daily/Varied hours
Gallery of Gifts
The art and craft of 100+ juried makers from the region presented in the gallery for handmade holiday shopping.
>> Library Arts Center, 58 North Main Street, Newport, N.H.
>> Free admission
>> libraryartscenter.org

Nov. 14 to Jan. 1
Various days and times
Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical
This Tony Award-winning musical follows the struggles of Matilda against her neglectful parents and cruel headmistress. An avid reader, Matilda dreams of a better life. The addictively raucous score propels this heartwarming story of empowerment. Appropriate for ages 5 and up.
>> The Barrette Center for the Arts, Northern Stage, 74 Gates Street, White River Junction, Vt.
>> $17.75 to $67.75
>> northernstage.com

Nov. 22
Thu/8 a.m.
12th Annual Lake Sunapee Turkey Trot 5k
Grab your family and friends, throw on a costume (optional, but highly encouraged), and work off some calories. Kids are invited to run a 1k Chicken Run down Lake Avenue and every participant receives a medal. All proceeds go to the Recreation Department.
>> Sunapee Harbor, Sunapee, N.H.
>> $20
>> sunapeeturkeytrot.com

Nov. 22
Thu/10 a.m.
Zack’s Place’s Thanksgiving Turkey Trot
All proceeds support Zack’s Place operational costs. Runners enjoy live entertainment, coffee, tea and hot chocolate. The route meanders through Woodstock to Billings Farm, around Mountain Avenue and the Green and ends at the starting line.
>> Woodstock Elementary School, 15 South Street, Woodstock, Vt.
>> $30
>> zacksplacevt.org

Nov. 24
Sat/10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Turkeys and Turkey Vultures
Join VINS in giving thanks for the turkeys among us: Wild Turkeys and Turkey Vultures. Discover their similarities and differences and meet a live turkey vulture to unveil their unique adaptations for survival.
>> Vermont Institute of Natural Science, 149 Natures Way, Quechee, Vt.
>> Adults $15.50, seniors 62+ $14.50, youth 4 to 17 $13.50, children 3 and under free
>> vinsweb.org