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Labor Day Weekend events in New Hampshire

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Labor Day weekend, the unofficial end of another fabulous summer season. This long weekend will carry us into September. After one short leap, we will fall, with the leaves, into autumn.

There are many large fairs and festivals scheduled for Labor Day weekend. Read Fairs, Festivals, & Big NH Events Labor Day Weekend 2014, for more details, and peruse this weekend's other highlighted events below. Enjoy this last hurrah to summer with your kids, before school is back in full-swing!

Check out our features for back-to-school tips and supplies, fast and healthy breakfasts, and lunch box recipes! Plus, check out our Back-To-School Crafts Pinboard on Pinterest, and don't forget to enter our contest for Free Cher Concert Tickets!

Merrimack Region Events

2014 Hopkinton State Fair
Contoocook, NH
Fri-Mon, Aug 29-Sept 1

A Labor Day Weekend Tradition! The Hopkinton State Fair is among the top-ranked agricultural fairs in New Hampshire. We are well known for our agricultural exhibit as well as our fine entertainment. Fiesta Shows' Midway, New England's biggest and best carnival Midway proudly partners with the Hopkinton State Fair! In addition to our regularly priced tickets, we offer three "Pay One Price" Midway ride specials that allow fair patrons to ride unlimited rides during special sessions! New this year - Snowmobile Drags and Mud Race!

Cruising Downtown
Manchester, NH
Saturday, August 30

The annual family-friendly event, which features more than 500 classic cars on display along Elm Street, offers fun and entertainment for young and old. The main stage in Veterans Park features live music all day, including Tammy Lynn & Myles High and a special appearance by Elvis! Radios stations 99.1 & 106.3 Frank FM and 93.3 The Wolf will be broadcasting live. For the youngsters, the Kid's Zone provides fun and games.

Corn Mazes at Beech Hill Farm & Ice Cream Barn
Hopkinton, NH
Daily Through October 31

Three new corn mazes are ready to be explored at Beech Hill Farm & Ice Cream Barn of Hopkinton, NH. This year's themes are: "It's Greek to Me," Snack Attack and Amazing Americana. Each maze has its own brochure with a scavenger hunt activity designed to make the most of your corn maze adventure.

Nashua Sunday Farmers Market
Nashua, NH
Sundays Through October 12

Set on the sparkling Main Street Bridge, market visitors have a wide variety of products to choose from-fresh local fruit and vegetables, meat, eggs, plants, pastries, artisan breads, honey, maple syrup, candy, ice cream, soap and crafts.

Seacoast Region Events

Guided Walking Tours of Historic Dover NH
Dover, NH
Saturdays Through September 13

On the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce's Guided Tours of Historic Dover you will stroll down the Central Avenue Business District while learning about the rise and fall of the textile industry, "Dover's Black Day," and notable visitors and residents of Dover's past. You will also visit the Cochecho, Bellamy and Piscataqua Rivers that gave Dover its economic advantage, from ship building, to farming, to leading the way in cotton manufactured goods from the 1820s to 1880s. Along the way you will notice the ten different types of architecture used through the City dating back to the late 1700s.

Gardening for Wildlife Volunteer Workday!
Dover, NH
Saturday, August 30

With habitat loss and increased urbanization, one of the easiest ways to help wildlife is by maintaining a wildlife garden! CFW is teaming up with the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension's program, "Speaking for Wildlife" to host a "Gardening for Wildlife Workday". After the Speaking for Wildlife's "Gardening for Wildlife" presentation, stick around to help CFW staff and educators turn our campus into a certified garden for wildlife through the National Wildlife Federation!

Monadnock Region Events

Labor Day Weekend Pie and Ice Cream Social
Greenfield, NH
Sunday, August 31

Come to the Historic Greenfield Meeting House for assorted delicious Pies, Ice Cream, Coffee, Lemonade, Hayrides, Silent Auction and more.

Milford Antiques Shows
Milford, NH
Sunday, August 31

Antiques dealers from several states present a large variety of quality antiques and collectibles at reasonable prices.

Art in the Park
Keene, NH
Sat-Sun, August 30-31

Eighty-five New England artists, who work in a wide variety of media, will be exhibiting and selling their work in this beautiful setting. Refreshments will be available, and the Keene Music Festival will provide musical performances. Art raffle proceeds fund scholarships for college bound art students. Enter to win a work of art!

HelpHOPELive for David Hudgik 2nd Annual 5K Fun Run
Keene, NH
Saturday, August 30

Medals will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers, as well as to the top three finishers ages 12 and under (girls & boys combined.). Every participant will receive 2 free raffle tickets. The top pledge-getter will be awarded a trophy.

World of Chocolate
Peterborough, NH
Open Daily Through August 31

Join the Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center at this special exhibition tracing the trail of chocolate around the world. Discover chocolate's origins in ancient Mexico, find out what role Caribbean sugar played in the birth of the American candy shop, and learn how chocolate evolved from a drink into the delectable form we know and love today.

Acoustic Breezes at the Pizza Top
Milford, NH
Saturday, August 30

An acoustic-eclectic-ambient-folk-ethnic-world-roots sound with hints of jazz, Middle East blends, further East mantras and sometimes driving rhythms and sometimes gentle sounds.

Pastiche Boutique's Grand Opening Event!
Milford, NH
Saturday, August 30

Please join us on Saturday, August 30th to celebrate our first month on the Milford Oval. There will be tasty bites & beverages to welcome our guests throughout the day, and plenty of room to relax, unwind, and experience Pastiche with friends; You might even win a small token of our appreciation.

Great North Woods Region Events

Lancaster Fair
Lancaster, NH
Wed-Mon, Aug 27-Sept 1

Looking for the largest fun-filled family event in the Great North Woods? Look no further! One low price includes one-day admission, midway rides and concert.

Lakes Region Events

25th Annual Labor Day Weekend Craft Fair at the Bay
Alton, NH
Sat-Mon, Aug 30-Sept 1
Over 75 Juried Craftsmen and women from all over New England will display and sell their American made arts, crafts, and specialty foods. Gourmet specialty foods include Herbal Dips, Jams & Jellies, Candies and more. Free admission and free parking.

White Mountains Region Events

Just Ducky End of Summer Bash
Waterville Valley, NH
Fri-Mon, Aug 29-Sept 1

Help us send summer out with a bang, and ring in our colorful fall season in Waterville Valley! Free outdoor concerts, kids' games, plus our annual charity Duck Race across Corcoran Pond with cash prizes for the fastest three ducks!

Gibson Center Crafts and Artisans Festival
North Conway, NH
Sat-Sun, August 30-31

Come take a stroll through all the arts, crafts and specialties these talented crafters offer for sale.


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