August 2 to 5
Thu to Sun/Various times
94th Annual Hospital Days and Triathlon
Four days of fun in downtown New London, featuring the midway, bands, a parade, fun family activities, great food and more!
>> New London Town Green, New London, N.H.

August 3
Fri/6 to 11 p.m.
Movie in the Park
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for a fun filled night under the stars watching a family movie on the Open Air Cinema.
>> Lyman Point Park, 167 Maple Street, White River Junction, Vt.
>> Free

August 4
Sat/9 p.m.
Night Skywatch
Members of the New Hampshire Astronomical Society bring gigantic homemade telescopes to the park for the public to view the night sky’s brilliant show.
>> Knights Hill Nature Park, 463 County Road, New London, N.H.
>> Free

August 4 to 12
Daily/10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
85th Annual Craftsmen’s Fair
This annual fair offers fun and educational activities for the entire family. Craft demonstrations, workshops for all ages, Sculpture Garden, strolling performances, featuring oversized puppets, magicians, mind readers, musicians and much more!
>> Mount Sunapee Resort, 1398 Route 103, Newbury, N.H.
>> General admission $12, senior 63+/student/military/veteran $10, children 12 and under free

August 5
Sun/10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Antique Tractor Day
Tractors made between the 1920s and 1970s will be 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 tractor activities for children.
>> Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road, Woodstock, Vt.
>> $4 to $16

August 10
Fri/4 to 8 p.m.
Lollipop Carnival
A fun time for all ages! Games, prizes, cake-walks, pie-eating contests, face painting, dunk tank, and a fun surprise! Bring money to purchase lollipops to play games and win prizes.
>> Barnes Park, 9 Bernard Way, Claremont, N.H.
>> Free admission

August 11
Sat/10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Taste of Woodstock
Woodstock’s annual street festival offers more than 50 vendors on Elm Street, food, crafts, art, children’s activities, live music, beer and wine. Fun for all!
>> Elm Street, Woodstock, Vt.
>> Free admission

August 12
Sun/10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hay Day Family Festival
This fun-filled day includes old-fashioned games, music, children’s art projects, a scavenger hunt, petting zoo, face painting and more. Explore nature trails, build a fairy house in Fairy Village, and take a historic tour of the Main House and gardens.
>> The Fells Historic Estate & Gardens, 456 New Hampshire 103A, Newbury, N.H.
>> Adults $10, seniors and students $8, children ages 6 to 17 $4, 5 and under free, families of 2 adults and 2 or more children ages 6 or above $25

August 13 to 19
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 admission

August 17 to 19
Fri to Sun/Various times
Sunapee Sestercentennial Celebration
The town of Sunapee celebrates its 250th anniversary with a live concert, fireworks, road race, parade, games, music, lake activities, a time capsule dedication and more!
>> Sunapee, N.H.
>> Free admission

August 17 to 19
Fri and Sat/7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sun/7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cornish Fair
The town of Cornish celebrates summer with its 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

August 18
Sat/9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
19th Model Engineering Show and Family Maker Space
See the work of New England’s finest model engineers and machinists along with demonstrations of intricate machining skills of the past, present, and future. Check out models built by hand and powered by air pressure. Visit maker tables to create, learn, and experiment.
>> American Precision Museum, 196 Main Street, Windsor, Vt.
>> Windsor Recreation Center, 29 Union Street, Windsor, Vt.
>> Adults $8, children $5

August 19
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.
>> Learning Center, Lake Sunapee Protective Association, 63 Main Street, Sunapee, N.H.
>> Free

August 23
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 in Colburn Park, join the dance fest on the Mall and take in the fireworks display at Storrs Hill Ski Area.
>> Colburn Park, North Park Street, Lebanon, N.H.
>> Storrs Hill Ski Area, 60 Spring Street, Lebanon, N.H.
>> Free admission

August 25
Sat/9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
45th Annual Apple Pie Craft 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 also features live music, an apple pie contest and sale and the Firemen’s Famous Chicken Barbecue. There’s also an outstanding book sale at the Richards Library.
>> Newport Town Common, Newport, N.H.
>> Free admission

August 25
Sat/6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
A Night of Storytelling: Native Legends
Enjoy an evening of storytelling under a full moon. Museum volunteers use native legends to explain who we are and how our world came to be. As the evening progresses, guests will be invited to share a legend of their own.
>> The Fort at No. 4, 267 Springfield Road, Charlestown, N.H.
>> $6

August 26
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,
>> Adults $5, dogs $2, children age 12 to 17 $2

August 27 and 28
Sat and Sun/10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Muster Field Farm Days
A two-day celebration of all things agricultural, historical, and farm-related. This event 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 $5, free for members and children 6 and under