Looking for something to do in the Granite State this weekend? Continue reading this post for a detailed list from Stephanie Seacord at Leading Edge!
10/4 RiverFire in Berlin. Along the Androscoggin River. Free. 3-8:30 pm At dusk, bonfires on the old logging piers in the middle of the river. All afternoon: Northern Forest Heritage Park at 961 Main St. hosts hay rides, haunted tours, duck race, talent show, pie eating contest, pie bake off, food vendors & fireworks. 603-752-1272
10/3-4, 10-12, 17-18, 24-25, 30-31 Cranmore Mountain's "Ghoullog" Gates open at 6:30 for two tours, 7-8:30, 8:30-10 pm. Take the quad chairlift on a night-time ride to the summit for a "haunted mountaintop tour" for aged 10 and up. Children's Halloween Party for children 4-9 years old (costumes encouraged). 7-10 pm. Tickets are $20. The Children's Halloween Party is 7-9 pm; tickets are $5. www.Cranmore.com or 603-356-5544.
10/4 12th Annual Connecticut River
Watershed Source to Sea Cleanup in Keene/Swanzey. Free. 9 am - 1pm in the Ashuelot
River and Beaver Brook. Thousands of volunteers working watershed-wide on the
same day. Volunteers do not require a boat but are encouraged to bring a boat
and life jackets if available. Free refreshments and T-shirts for the first 50
603-756-2988 x.116, www.ctriver.org.
10/4 Harvest Day Festival at Canterbury Shaker Village. 10 am. $15, children 6-17 $7, children under 6, free. Pumpkin picking express, hay maze, children's activities, ham and bean supper with barn dance. 603-783-9077, www.shakers.org
10/4 Harvest Day at Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth. www.strawberybanke.org
10/4 Apple Harvest Day in Dover.
10/4-5 Zorvino Vineyards Fall Harvest Festival 11am 4 pm Free. Local NH Made vendors and artisan demonstrations, Zorvino Food & Wine including wine making demonstrations with Ken Evers, pumpkin decorating for the kids, a petting zoo, hay rides, bocce games and live music. 603-887-8463, www.zorvino.com
10/4 Blessing of the Animals and NHPleinAir Paint Out & Wet Sale in Tamworth. 10 am - 4 pm at the Remick Museum. 603-323-7591, www.remickmuseum.org
10/4 Chili Cook-Off and Fall Festival & 5K Road Race in Claremont.
10/5 "Lively Boys! Lively
Boys!" at the Discover Portsmouth Center in Portsmouth. 2 pm $10.
Part of the "Sunday Salon Series." Popular Seacoast
historian, J. Dennis Robinson, examines the "bad boy" literary genre that began
in Portsmouth and sparked the later work of Mark Twain. "Story of a Bad Boy"
author TB Aldrich attended school at what is now the Discover Portsmouth Center
and his novel, THE STORY OF A BAD BOY still lives today in Dennis the
Menace and Bart Simpson. This fast-paced slideshow reveals much about
Portsmouth's past on the 100th anniversary of the Aldrich House