Friday, September 25, 2009

New England: Autumn Adventures This Weekend

What are you going to do this weekend. I am not sure yest, but there are lots of choices. Colby will be doing one of the funnest New England adventures: going to a Patriots game. COUGH*Jerk!*Cough

Aside from that, there are lots of other great things going on:

• Smithsonian Magazine is sponsoring Museum Day with free admission to many museums nationwide. There are many in NH, and throughout New England.
In NH:
American Independence Museum, Exeter
Amoskeag Fishways Learning and Visitors Center, Manchester
Aviation Museum of New Hampshire, Londonderry
Currier Museum of Art, Manchester
Nature Preserve, Keene
New Hampshire Historical Society's Museum, Concord
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness
The Fells, Newbury

• Portsmouth has a Maritime Folk Festival Saturday and Sunday 12-10pm with music in the streets. And it's free.

• Apple picking is in full swing. Check out this list of NH farms. Many of them have hayrides and other great stuff for the kids as well. Two of my favorite are DeMeritt Farm in Lee and Apple Hill Farm in Concord.

• It's also a great time to pick your own pumpkins. You might as well go early and get the best pumpkins. Here is a list of NH pumpkin patches.

• It is the last few weeks for corn mazes here. Make sure you don't miss out, kid's love them. There is a list of NH corn mazes here, my favorite is Beech Hill farm.

The Children's Museum of NH will be celebrating their birthday Sunday from 12-5pm. Cake and ice cream and special guests. (Love this place for my 3 year old.)

• Hopkins Center for the Arts in Hanover presents their free HopStop Family series on Saturday at 11am. Go see Eric Geoffrey's High Peaks Juggling Show!

Remick Museum, in Tamworth, is having Harvest Festival Saturday from 11-3pm. Check out the wagon rides and hay bale mazes.

• Saturday, Littleton will hold their annual Sidewalk Art Festival. This festival holds a special place in my heart. In 2003, the photo at he beginning of this post won their photography contest and was featured on the poster for the Festival. It was pretty much the only thing I have ever won!

• Tom, from A Dad's Life would like me to add that there is the Working Waterfront Festival going on in Bedford, MA. It looks as though there is food, music, dance and lots more for the kids and a free admission to boot.

Enjoy your weekend- there is lots to do.


  1. dont forget New Bedford's Working Waterfront is this weekend...:)....thanks as always for the suggestions...

  2. Sounds like sooooo much fun----unfortunately, I just had to work and do play rehearsals....