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