Jun 1
Sat/8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Summer Kickoff Block Party
The town of Warner, N.H., kicks off summer with activities and events for all ages. Enjoy live music, farmers market, book sale, food vendors, a Yankee raffle, storytelling with Simon Brooks, and theater performances.
>> Jim Mitchell Park, 16 East Main Street, Warner, N.H.
>> Free admission
>> mainstreetwarnerinc.org

Jun 1
Sat/10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Bike Rodeo and Safety Fair
Participate in a bike skills and agility course, games, bike and helmet safety checks, demos, bike registrations, decorations, group trail ride, snacks, prizes and more! Hosted by the Lebanon Police Department.
>> CCBA Basketball Courts, 1 Taylor Street, Lebanon, N.H.
>> Free
>> lebanonnh.gov

Jun 1
Sat/Seatings at 5, 6 and 7 p.m.
Covered Bridges Half Marathon Pasta Supper
Enjoy a community meal prepared by Woodstock’s finest food establishments and served by local volunteers from local groups. Includes salad, desserts, cash bar and coffee.
>> Suicide Six Ski Area, 247 Stage Road, South Pomfret, Vt.
>> Adults $20, children $10
>> woodstockvt.com

Jun 8
Sat/1 to 4 p.m.
CCBA Community Anniversary Bash
Join the Carter Community Building Association in celebrating 100 years of community! Enjoy an afternoon of family, friends, food, live music, a bounce house, corn hole and other lawn games and more.
>> CCBA, 1 Taylor Street, Lebanon, N.H.
>> Free
>> joinccba.org

Jun 8 and 9
Sat and Sun/Various times
Vermont Days
Bring the family to your choice of Vermont state parks, fish at any Fish and Wildlife fishing area; enjoy free entry at State Historic Sites and free admission to the Vermont History Museum in Montpelier and the Vermont History Center in Barre.
>> Throughout Vermont
>> Free
>> vermontdays.com

Jun 14 to 16
Fri/Gates open 3 p.m.
Sat and Sun/Gates open 5:30 a.m.
40th Annual Quechee Hot Air Balloon Craft and Music Festival
This festival features as many as 20 hot air balloons with five flights scheduled and tethered rides during the day. Enjoy entertainment and 60+ craft artisans and commercial vendors. Children’s activities include euro bungee, a rock climbing wall, bounce house and more.
>> Festival Grounds, 70 Village Green Circle, Quechee, Vt.
>> Adults, $15; children age 6 to 12, $5; 5 and under free.
>> quecheeballoonfestival.com

Jun 14
Fri/Dusk
Movie Night on the Green
Enjoy a free family friendly movie outdoors. Bring chairs and blankets to relax under the stars. >> Visitor Center Green, Claremont, N.H.
>> Free
>> claremontnh.com

Jun 15
Sat/11 to 11:45 a.m.
Storytime in the Galleries
Introduce your little ones to the museum with stories and play in the galleries. Look at art together and engage in hands-on activities inspired by art from cultures around the world. For children age 2 to 5 and adult caregivers. Register online by June 10.
>> Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 6 East Wheelock Street, Hanover, N.H.
>> Free
>> hoodmuseum.dartmouth.edu

Jun 15
Sat/11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Strawberry Festival
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Special Needs Support Center with a day filled with family fun including a dessert contest, live music, food and beverages, a 50/50 raffle, arts and crafts for kids and more!
>> Colburn Park, 51 North Park Street, Lebanon, N.H.
>> Tickets $8, children under 5 free
>> snsc-uv.org

Jun 15 and 16
Sat and Sun/2 to 4 p.m.
Cinderella Ballet and Variety Show
Ballet students at the Kearsarge Conservatory of Performing Arts perform a beautiful rendition of Cinderella followed by an entertaining variety show packed with talent.
>> Sawyer Center Theater, Colby-Sawyer College, 37 Academic Quad, New London, N.H.
>> Adults $18, seniors $15, students $12
>> nhperformingarts.com

Jun 16
Sun/9 a.m. 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, 10 a.m. 4 Mile Run
Skip Matthews Memorial Run
This annual race honors the life of an exceptional coach, parent, husband and personality. All proceeds benefit Norris Cotton Cancer Center. Awards and barbecue follow the race. Online registration recommended.
>> Colburn Park, 51 North Park Street, Lebanon, N.H.
>> Adults 19+ $25, 18 and under $20, fun run/walk free
>> skipsrun.org

Jun 17 to 21
Mon/8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tue, Wed,Thu/8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Fri/8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Summer Tech Camp
Open to students entering grades 7 to 9. Explore 10 hands-on STEM activities in one week! Programs may include basic welding, forces of flight, photography, engine operation, community service, health and fitness, electric drag cars, cardboard animations and more!
>> Hartford Area Career and Technology Center, 1 Gifford Road, White River Junction, Vt.
>> $30
>> hactc.com

Jun 21
Fri/Dusk
Movie in Lyman Point Park
Enjoy a family friendly movie on a large open air outdoor movie screen. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for a fun-filled night under the stars.
>> Lyman Point Park, 167 Maple Street, White River Junction, Vt.
>> Free
>> hartfordrec.com

Jun 21 and 22
Fri/5 to 9 p.m.
Sat/11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Lebanon Food Truck Festival
Sample from a variety of New England food trucks and enjoy live music. Adult and youth tickets include admission, access to purchase food and drink at the food trucks, and a free sample at the food truck of your choice.
>> Colburn Park, 51 North Park Street, Lebanon, N.H.
>> One-day pass: Adults $8, youth age 6 to 12 $5, 5 and under free; Two-day pass: Adults $15, youth age 6 to 12 $9, 5 and under free
>> LebanonNH.gov

Jun 21 and 22
Sat/5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in South Pomfret, Vt.
Sun/5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Norwich, Vt.
Summer Revels
Celebrate the music, stories and people of a small Vermont village with Revels North. This year’s festival looks at a day in the life of a small New England town told through singing, stories, and games.
>> ArtisTree Community Arts Center, 2095 Pomfret Road, South Pomfret, Vt.
>> Norwich Green, 22 Church Street, Norwich, Vt.
>> Free
>> revelsnorth.org

Jun 22 and 23
Sat/8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sun/8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
55th Annual Gilsum Rock Swap and Mineral Show
This annual event attracts thousands of rock and mineral enthusiasts each year. Examine minerals and crystals from all over the world, crack a geode, and try panning for minerals! Proceeds benefit youth recreation and community programs.
>> Gilsum Elementary School and Community Center, 640 Route 10, Gilsum, N.H.
>> Free admission
>> gilsum.org/rockswap

Jun 22
Sat/10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
5th Annual Strawberry Festival
Yummy fun for the whole family! Crafts, food, jewelry, live music, strawberries, hot food and cold drinks. Performance at 12 p.m. by the Little Red Wagon Children’s Theater.
>> New London Town Green, Main Street, New London, N.H.
>> Free
>> nl-nh.com

Jun 22 and 23
Sat and Sun/10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dairy Celebration Days
June is Dairy Month! Sample delicious dairy products; observe soap making demonstrations and other activities. Culinary programs include making cheese, ice cream, and butter. On Sunday, watch local students compete in the Youth Invitational Dairy Show.
>> Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road, Woodstock, Vt.
>> $4 to $16
>> billingsfarm.org

Jun 22
Sat/12 to 2 p.m.
Upper Valley Co-op Annual Picnic
Enjoy a barbecue lunch, meet feathered guests from Vermont Institute of Natural Science and listen to live music. Bring the kiddos to the bouncy castle, craft with the Sew-op crew, or get your faces painted by local artist. Birthday cake and ice cream wrap up the fun!
>> Upper Valley Food Coop, 193 North Main Street, Hartford, Vt.
>> Free admission
>> uppervalleyfood.coop

Jun 22
Sat/3:30 p.m.
16th Annual June Jam
This annual musical fundraiser features an exciting line-up of local folk, blues, jazz and rock musicians. Burgers, hot dogs, snacks and beverages will be on sale or bring your own picnic.
>> Muster Field Farm Museum, Harvey Road, North Sutton, N.H.
>> Adults, $15; children 14 and under free
>> musterfieldfarm.com

Jun 25
Tue/6 to 9 p.m.
Teen Tuesday
For ages 12 to 16. Come to the pool for music, swimming, pizza, raffles and contests!
>> Lebanon Veterans Memorial Pool, 65 Pumping Station Road, Lebanon, N.H.
>> $5
>> LebanonNH.gov

Jun 26
Wed/1 to 2 p.m.
Reptile Rendezvous
Meet reptile ambassadors up close and learn about the adaptations of these beautiful creatures to their habitats in New England. Touchable artifacts and hands-on materials complete the experience. Suitable for all ages.
>> The Fells, 456 Route 103A, Newbury, N.H.
>> Members free; non-members included with regular admission fee.
>> thefells.org

Jun 28 and 29
Fri/5 to 10 p.m.
Sat/10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
58th Annual Hanover Center Old Timer’s Fair
A classic summer fair with games, music, book sale, bake sale, face painting, white elephant sale, food booths, antique cars and more! Dress as your favorite Mother Goose character and join the parade at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Live music and dancing Friday from 7 to 10 p.m.
>> Parade Ground Road, Etna, N.H.
>> Free admission
>> hcoldtimefair.wixsite.com/hanovercenterfair

Jun 29
Sat/9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
7th Annual Lake-a-Thon and Cardboard Boat Regatta
This annual event raises funds to provide scholarships for local kids to attend camp. Activities include watershed information, exhibits on aquatic life, migratory bird and wildlife, fly fishing and tying demonstration, wood duck lecture and box building class.
>> Pleasant Lake Dam, Elkins Road, New London, N.H.
>> By donation
>> elkinsfishandgame.net

Jun 29
Sat/10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tie Dye Make & Take
Make your own patriotic tie dye T-shirt for the 4th! Bring a prewashed white cotton shirt and wear clothes for getting messy. All other materials will be provided. Register online.
>> Broad Street Park, Broad Street, Claremont, N.H.
>> $5 and BYOS (Bring Your Own Shirt)
>> claremontnh.com

Jul 4
Thu/9 a.m. Fun Run, 9:30 a.m. 5k and 10k
Red, White & Blue 6.2 Road Race and Fun Run
Celebrate the 4th in patriotic colors! Start your day with a 5k, 10k or fun run along the perfectly picturesque Rail Trail and Mill Road.
>> Colburn Park, 51 North Park Street, Lebanon, N.H
>> Adults $25, youth 13 to 17 $20, 12 and under $15, fun run free
>> LebanonNH.gov

Jul 4
Thu/9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Great American All-You-Can-Eat Pie Buffet
Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lebanon. Proceeds benefit the Upper Valley Senior Center.
>> Upper Valley Senior Center, 10 Campbell Street, Lebanon, N.H.
>> Adults $8, children 10 and under $5; Two servings “to go” $8
>> portal.clubrunner.ca/1423

Jul 4
Thu/10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Old Vermont 4th
A traditional Billings Farm July 4th guarantees fun for all ages! Enjoy a patriotic family celebration featuring wagon rides, sack races, flag making, historic speeches and debates, the reading of the Declaration of Independence at noon, and a rousing game of baseball.
>> Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road, Woodstock, Vt.
>> $4 to $16
>> billingsfarm.org

Jul 4
Thu/11 a.m.
Patriotic Sing-Along and Pie Sale
Celebrate Independence Day with song. Veterans and service members are invited to come in uniform. Homemade pies will be available to purchase.
>> Mary Keane Chapel, Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 N.H. Route 4A , Enfield, N.H.
>> Free admission. Donations gratefully accepted.
>> shakermuseum.org

Jul 4
Thu/6 p.m.
Hartford’s Annual Independence Day Celebration
Children’s games, entertainment, food trucks and music. Fireworks begin at dusk.
>> Kilowatt Park, Wilder, Vt.
>> Free
>> hartfordrec.com

Jul 4
Thu/6 p.m.
Fourth of July Celebration in Claremont
Local vendors will be selling food, drinks, and novelty items. Try your luck at the 50/50 raffle. Enjoy live music by Last Kid Picked. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.
>> Monadnock Park, 190 Broad Street, Claremont, N.H.
>> Free
>> claremontnh.com

Jul 5
Fri/7 to 8 p.m.
Old Fashioned Band Concert and Ice Cream Social
Listen to old-time favorites played by the South Royalton Town Band while you enjoy a dish of ice cream. Bring a blanket or chair on which to sit.
>> Woodstock History Center, 26 Elm Street, Woodstock, Vt.
>> Free. Donations gratefully accepted.
>> woodstockhistorycenter.org

Jul 6
Sat/10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
History Happens at the Old Constitution House
Travel back in time at Old Constitution House with this program organized by 18th century reenactors who discuss early American life and demonstrate a variety of period activities including brewing, cooking, woodworking, and powder horn carving.
>> Old Constitution House State Historic Site, 16 North Main Street, Windsor, Vt.
>> Adults $3, children under 15 free
>> historicsites.vermont.gov

Jul 6
Sat/4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Independence Day Celebration in Bradford, N.H.
Parade at 4 p.m. is followed by celebration including live music, theater performances, annual charity grilling competition, bounce houses, face painting, kids train rides, and food. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.
>> Brown Shattuck Memorial Field, 8 Cilley Lane, Bradford, N.H.
>> Free admission
>> bradfordnh.org

Jul 9
Tue/6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Owls and Their Calls
Did you know that not all owls hoot? This program led by a Vermont Institute of Natural Science staff naturalist will include a visit from three live owls, touchable artifacts and photo presentation with plenty or owl sounds.
>> Lake Sunapee Protective Association, Learning Center, 63 Main Street, Sunapee Harbor, N.H.
>> Free
>> lakesunapee.org

Jul 12 and 13
Fri and Sat/6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Prouty
Be part of the biggest charity fundraiser in northern New England! Enjoy great food, kids’ activities, fundraising prizes, live music and more!
>> Richmond Middle School, 63 Lyme Road, Hanover, N.H.
>> Free for cycling, walking, rowing and virtual, $50 registration fee for the Ultimate or Golf
>> theprouty.org

Jul 12 to 14 and 18 to 20
Thu, Fri, Sat/7:30 p.m.
Sun/2 p.m.
Big Fish
A heartfelt, powerful, and magical musical about fathers, sons, and the stories we use to define our identities. With spine-tinglingly beautiful music and lyrics, Big Fish is a magnificent “big fish” of a tale, itself — spectacular, whimsical, and overflowing with love. Presented by North Country Community Theatre.
>> Lebanon Opera House, 51 North Park Street, Lebanon, N.H.
>> $13.50 to $23.50
>> lebanonoperahouse.org

Jul 13
Sat/10 a.m.
Mountain Veg Fest
Discover how easy it is to find healthy plant-based foods. Meet local sources of eco-friendly, cruelty-free products. Learn the benefits of a plant-based diet. Features speakers, cooking demos, vendors, animal rescues, entertainment and activities for the whole family!
>> Colburn Park, 51 North Park Street, Lebanon, N.H.
>> Free
>> MountainVegFest.org

Jul 13
Sat/10 to 11 a.m.
History Tour of White River Junction
Discover White River Junction anew with Vital Communities and the Hartford Historical Society. Follow Valley Quest clues for a 45 minute walk around town and learn local lore as you go. Fun, discovery, and a nice hour outside for all ages!
>> Engine 494, Train Station, 102 Railroad Row, White River Junction, Vt.
>> Free
>> hartfordrec.org

Jul 13 and 14
Sat/10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun/10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
20th Annual Kearsarge Indian Museum Powwow
Enjoy two fun-filled days of Native American music, dancing, storytelling, arts and crafts, food and special exhibits. Music is an integral part of Native American culture and there are few better opportunities to appreciate its beauty and complexity than at a traditional powwow.
>> Kearsarge Indian Museum, 18 HIghlawn Road, Warner, N.H.
>> Museum members: adults $5, children 12 and under free; non-members: adults $10, children 6 to 12 $5, children 5 and under free, family $30; Native Americans free
>> indianmuseum.org

Jul 14
Sun/1 to 5 p.m.
Lebcity Luau
Bring family and friends to celebrate summer with a Hawaiian-themed splash!
>> Lebanon Memorial Pool, 65 Pumping Station Road, Lebanon, N.H.
>> $1
>> LebanonNH.gov

Jul 18 to 20
Thu, Fri, Sat/1p.m. and 6 p.m.
Circus Smirkus Carnival Big Top Tour
This year’s theme is the great American Carnival. You’ll see Smirkus troupers run for their lives through the haunted mansion, try their luck at the ring toss, balance their way through the house of fun, and discover romance in the tunnel of love!
>> Fullington Farm, 100 Lyme Road, Hanover, N.H.
>> Adult age 13 and up $22, youth age 7 to 12 $18, child age 2 to 6 $16
>> smirkus.org

Jul 19 to 21
Fri/7 p.m.
Sat and Sun/5 p.m.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!
A down-on-his-luck inventor turns a broken-down Grand Prix car into a fancy vehicle for his children and then they go off on a magical fantasy adventure to save their grandfather in a far-off land. Performed by youth in the musical theater camp at Kearsarge Conservatory of Performing Arts.
>> Warner Town Hall, 5 East Main Street, Warner, N.H.
>> Adults $10, students/seniors $8
>> nhperformingarts.com

Jul 20
Sat/9 a.m.
Hurricane Hill 5k/10k Trail Run
Presented by the Hartford Parks & Recreation Department and the Friends of Hartford Track. Walkers are welcome on the 5k. Lots of great raffle prizes for runners.
>> Park at Upper Valley Aquatic Center, 100 Arboretum Way, White River Junction, Vt.
>> Preregister: Youth 15 to 19 $10, Adults $15; youth 14 and under free (race day registration only)
>> wnhtrs.com

Jul 20
Sat/1 and 4 p.m.
Into the Woods JR.
A musical fairy tale about wishes and choices features a baker and his wife who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. Performed by youth attending the musical theater camp at Artistree.
>> The Grange Theater, 65 Stage Road, South Pomfret, Vt.
>> $10
>> artistreevt.org

Jul 22 to 26
Mon to Fri/9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Performing Arts Camp
This year’s program features songs and scenes from The Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof, and The Music Man and will focus on vocal technique and presentation, drama, improvisational theater, singing, and choreography. For ages 8 to 16. Activities are indoors and outdoors.
>> Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 31 The Green, Woodstock, Vt.
>> $165.00 per camper ($300 Sibling Price Package)
>> pentanglearts.org

Jul 23
Tue/3 to 6 p.m.
Let’s Go Fishing Workshop
The premier fishing and water resource education program taught by certified instructors focuses on introducing people of all ages to Vermont fishing and water resources in Vermont. Reconnect with the land and experience the beautiful outdoors. Register online.
>> Kilowatt Park, Wilder, Vt.
>> Free
>> hartford-vt.org

Jul 24 to 28
Wed, Thu, Fri/7:30 p.m.
Sat/2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sun/2 p.m.
Legally Blonde
Elle’s life is turned upside down when her boyfriend, Warner, dumps her to attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, she charms her way into the prestigious law school, but struggles with peers, professors, and her ex. With the support of new friends, Elle realizes her potential and proves herself to the world. Performed by local youth age 12 to 18.
>> Barrette Center for the Arts, 74 Gates Street, White River Junction, Vt.
>> Adults $25, students $19
>> northernstage.org

Jul 25
Thu/7 a.m.
28th Annual Child Health and Community Programs Golf Tournament
Hosted by the Lebanon (N.H.) Police Department to support youth and community programs. Funds raised support local nonprofit organizations, local schools, and school resource officer training. Register by June 27.
>> Lake Morey Resort, 82 Clubhouse Road, Fairlee, Vt.
>> $110/golfer or $440/team
>> lebanonnh.gov/1036/Annual-Golf-Tournament

Jul 25
Thu/10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Storytelling with Simon Brooks
Stories for the entire family from all over the world! Care providers will enjoy British storyteller Simon Brooks as much as the young do with his sharp wit aimed at all.
>> Library Arts Center, 58 North Main Street, Newport, N.H.
>> Free
>> libraryartscenter.org

Jul 26 to 28
Fri to Sun/Various times
11th Annual Bookstock Literary Festival
Logophiles, bibliophiles, and bookworms of all genres gather during Bookstock Literary Festival to celebrate authors and poets throughout New England. Enjoy three days of public readings, poetry slams, art exhibits, live music, creative workshops, and an enormous book sale.
>> The Green, Woodstock, Vt.
>> Free admission
>> bookstockvt.org

Jul 27 to 28
Sat/Check-in 2 p.m.
Sun/Check-out 10 a.m.
Family Camp Out
Join Hartford Parks and Recreation for a camping experience at Clifford Park with family and friends! Enjoy family games, entertainment, arts and crafts for the kids, a camp fire under the stars and s’mores! Dinner and breakfast included. Register online.
>> Erwin Clifford Park, 100 Recreation Drive, West Hartford, Vt.
>> $30/family (includes up to 4 people)
>> hartfordrec.com

Jul 28
Sun/1 to 3 p.m.
Fairy Festival
This celebration of fairy houses connects children to the natural world and includes crafts, stories and readings, a whimsical tea party on the veranda, and building fairy habitats in The Fells’ Fairy Village. Children are invited to dress in their finest fairy or gnome attire.
>> The Fells, 456 Route 103A Newbury, N.H.
>> Members: adults $10, children $5; nonmembers: adults $20, children $10 (includes admission)
>> thefells.org

Aug 1 to 3
Thu to Sat/Various times
95th Annual Hospital Days
Three days of fun in the village of New London, featuring a midway, bands, a parade, fun family activities, great food and more!
>> Town Green, New London, N.H.
>> newlondonhospital.org

Aug 3 to 11
Daily/10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
85th Annual Craftsmen’s Fair
Celebrate traditional and contemporary craft at this nationally-renowned fair. View and shop handcrafted work of more than 300 juried craftsmen and attend hands-on workshops and live demonstrations. Something for everyone and every age!
>> Mount Sunapee Resort, 1398 Route 103, Newbury, N.H.
>> General admission $12, senior 63+/student/military/veteran $10, children 12 and under free
>> nhcrafts.org

Aug 4
Sun/10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Antique Tractor Day
Tractors made between the 1920s and 1970s are displayed by the proud and talented folks who restored them. A tractor parade at 1 p.m. includes restoration details and historical information. Tractor-drawn wagon rides and activities for children.
>> Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road, Woodstock, Vt.
>> $4 to $16
>> billingsfarm.org

Aug 4
Sun/10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hay Day
A fun-filled day for all ages includes old-fashioned games, music, children’s art projects, scavenger hunt, petting zoo, face painting, and more. Explore nature trails and build a fairy house in the Fairy Village. Lunch from the grill and strawberry shortcake will be available.
>> The Fells, 456 Route 103A Newbury, N.H.
>> Members free, non-members included in regular admission fee
>> thefells.org

Aug 6
Tue/2 to 4 p.m.
Dragonfly Walk
You’ll have an opportunity to net a dragonfly to observe and identify the variety and appreciate the intricacies of the species before safely releasing it and sending it unharmed back into flight. Refreshments will be served after the walk. RSVP to kheath@ausbonsargent.org
>> Grantham Sawyer Brook Headwaters Property, Grantham, N.H.
>> Free
>> ausbonsargent.org

Aug 9 to 15
Daily/8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Vermont Open Farm Week
Do you love local food and farms? Want to get to know your farmer better and get a behind-the-scenes look into Vermont’s vibrant working agricultural landscape? Visit an open farm this week!
>> Throughout Vermont
>> Free
>> diginvt.com

Aug 9
Fri/5 to 9 p.m.
Lollipop Carnival
Booth games, prizes, cake walk, pie eating contest, rides and more! Sign up to be the Lollipop King or Queen. Please bring a bag to collect your prizes. Free outdoor movie afterwards at dusk.
>> Barnes Park, 9 Bernard Way, Claremont, N.H.
>> 10 lollipops for $1
>> claremontnh.com

Aug 10
Sat/10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
10th Annual Taste of Woodstock
Taste a sample of everything the Woodstock community is known for. More than 50 vendors will fill the center of Woodstock Village with favorite Vermont provisions, wine, beer, spirits, music, entertainment, arts, crafts, and a kids’ activity tent.
>> Elm Street, Woodstock, Vt.
>> Free admission
>> woodstockvt.com

Aug 10
Sat/10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Honor the Children Day
This is a day for children of all ages and cultures to come and have fun at the Museum. Listen to a traditional storyteller, play games, and enjoy a variety of crafts. Bring your picnic lunch to enjoy on museum grounds. Lemonade, water, and watermelon provided.
>> Kearsarge Indian Museum, 18 HIghlawn Road, Warner, N.H.
>> Museum members: adults $5, children 12 and under free; non-members: adults $10, children 6 to 12 $5, children 5 and under free, family $30; Native Americans free
>> indianmuseum.org

Aug 10
Sat/11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
9th Annual Indigenous People’s Honoring Day
Held on the site of an ancient Abenaki village, this event includes basket makers, live demonstrations, crafts, music and a potluck feast at 12 p.m. Sponsored by Hartford Historical Society, Hartford Parks and Recreation and the Winter Center for Indigenous Traditions.
>> Lyman Point Park, 167 Maple Street, White River Junction, Vt.
>> Free
>> hartfordrec.com

Aug 11
Sun/10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Love Your Lake Day and Antique Boat Parade
This event includes crafts, activities and games for children, a display of aquatic plant specimens, live animals from Wildlife Encounters, a scavenger hunt, loon exhibit, ice cream, popcorn, demonstrations and restored antique boats on display and in the parade.
>> Lake Sunapee Protective Association, Learning Center, 63 Main Street, Sunapee Harbor, N.H.
>> Free
>> lakesunapee.org

Aug 12 to 16
Mon to Fri/9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
UV Floor Hockey Camp
An action-packed week of indoor floor hockey in which kids age 7 to 10 work on stickhandling, passing, shooting, game awareness, and more. Ability to ice skate is not necessary.
>> CCBA, 1 Taylor Street, Lebanon, N.H.
>> $196/child
>> uvfloorhockey.com

Aug 15 and 17
Thu/6 to 8 p.m.
Sat/9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Let’s Go Fishing!
Learn the basics about safety, knot tying, and fish identification in a classroom session and then put your new knowledge and skills to the test in the great outdoors. All equipment and materials provided. Ages 8 to adult. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Register online.
>> Claremont Savings Bank Community Center Multi-function Room G, 152 South Street, Claremont, N.H.
>> Spectacle Pond, Croydon, N.H.
>> Free
>> claremontnh.com

Aug 16 to 18
Fri and Sat/7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sun/7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cornish Fair
Residents of the town of Cornish celebrate summer with this annual family friendly agricultural fair. Midway rides, food, farm animals, 4-H exhibits and more.
>> Cornish Fairgrounds, 294 Town House Road, Cornish, N.H.
>> Adults $10, children 12 and under free
>> cornishfair.org

Aug 17 and 18
Sat/10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun/12 to 5 p.m.
Space Weekend
The Alan Shepard Project visits the Nature Discovery Center! Learn about America’s first astronaut (who was born in Derry, N.H.), try on a children’s space suit, and make a craft.
>> The Nature Discovery Center, 18 Highlawn Road, Warner, N.H.
>> Adults $6, seniors/students $4, families (2 adults w/children under 18) $15, members and Native Americans free
>> ndcnh.org

Aug 22
Thu/4 to 9 p.m.
Summer Celebration
A fun-filled evening of food, music, dancing and fireworks marks the unofficial end of summer in Lebanon. Explore the farmers’ market and enjoy the music fest in Colburn Park, join the dance fest on the mall, then take in the fireworks display at Storrs Hill Ski Area.
>> Colburn Park, 41 North Park Street, Lebanon, N.H.
>> Storrs Hill Ski Area, 60 Spring Street, Lebanon, N.H.
>> Free
>> recreation.lebnh.net

Aug 23
Fri/7 p.m.
Hamilton: The Musical — Historically Accurate or Not?
Attendees will review the history of the American Revolution, the administration of George Washington, and the role Alexander Hamilton may or may not have played. The presenter will compare the music and lyrics from the Broadway play to check for historical accuracy.
>> New Hampshire Telephone Museum, One Depot Street, Warner, N.H.
>> Suggested donation $5
>> NHTelephoneMuseum.org

Aug 24
Sat/8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Quechee Scottish Highland Games
This annual celebration of all things Scottish features dancing, solo bagpipes, pipe bands, fiddlers, Gaelic songs and music, clans, athletic contests, sheepdog trials, food and more!
>> Quechee Polo Field, 45 Deweys Mills Road, Hartford, Vt.
>> $20
>> quecheegames.com

Aug 24
Sat/9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Windsor STEAM2
For the 20th anniversary of the Model Engineering Show, the American Precision Museum is rebranding, renewing, renaming, and updating that traditional event to better reflect the needs of the museum and visitor interests.
>> American Precision Museum, 196 Main Street, Windsor, Vt.
>> Windsor Recreation Center, 29 Union Street, Windsor, Vt.
>> Adults $10, children $5
>> americanprecision.org

Aug 24
Sat/9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Library Festival
Annual event features a book sale, cookie walk, luncheon on the library porch and an ever-popular Children’s Tent with new activities. Also offered for sale are Friends of the Library items such as note cards and postcards.
>> Richards Free Library, 58 North Main Street, Newport, N.H.
>> Free admission
>> newport.lib.nh.us

Aug 24
Sat/9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
46th Apple Pie Crafts Fair
One of New England’s longest running craft fairs! Enjoy 100+ booths of handmade crafts, including pottery, woodworking, glass, fiber arts and more. The fair features live music, an apple pie contest and sale and the Firemen’s Famous Chicken Barbecue.
>> Newport Town Common, Newport, N.H.
>> Free admission
>> libraryartscenter.org

Aug 24 and 25
Sat and Sun/10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Muster Field Farm Days
This two-day event celebrates all things agricultural, historical and farm-related and features special exhibits and demonstrations positioned over the farm’s large fields and in its historic buildings.
>> Muster Field Farm Museum, Harvey Road, North Sutton, N.H.
>> Adults and youth 6 and up $5, members and children under 5 free
>> musterfieldfarm.com

Aug 25
Sun/9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
8th Annual Claremont Senior Center Car Show
This event brings together families, friends, automobile enthusiasts, and spectators for a great day of food, fun and an awesome diversity of cars, trucks and motorcycles from all over the region. All proceeds benefit The Claremont Senior Center.
>> 135 Maple Avenue, Claremont, N.H.
>> Show cars $10, individuals $5, kids 12 and under free
>> cnhcs.org

Aug 25
Sun/10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Paws in the Pool
Celebrate the last day of the pool season with your dog(s)! Preregister for discounted price.
>> Lebanon Memorial Pool, 67 Pumping Station Road, Lebanon, N.H.
>> Adults $5, dogs $2, children age 12 to 17 $2
>> LebanonNH.gov