Fairs and Fun in Seacoast NH and Maine!

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Real Estate Broker with RE/MAX By The Bay - NH and Maine NH and Maine Broker


Orange Fall Leaves Against Blue Sky in Portsmouth NH

Fall is certainly fair and festival time here in New Hampshire and Maine!  For the last few weeks, we've had the pleasure of lots of fairs all over the place, and this coming weekend is no exception.



We've got 3 great festivals here in the local Portsmouth NH area - check them out!!


 

Prescott Park Chili CookoffOne of the local favorites here in Portsmouth is the 18th Annual Chili Cook-Off.  This is a long-standing favorite that's held at our beautiful in-town Prescott Park along the Piscataqua River.  Lots of area restaurants compete and vie for the "Best Chili" title to proudly display in their restaurant for all to see.  Bragging rights galore to the winners of this yearly contest!

If you love chili, this is a great opportunity to try a wide variety of chili from all over this area.  Some of the chili dishes you'll be able to sample are offered in the restaurants now, and others are jazzed up some for this fun competition. 

Two awards will be given - "The People's Choice Award", and "The Judge's Award".  Sometimes the two go to the same entry, however most of the time, each award goes to different contestants.  Come on down to the park this Saturday, the 13th, starting at 11:30am until the last drop of chili is gone!  Rain date is Sunday, the 14th.

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Nubble Lighthouse - York Maine - Ann Cummings 10-2007
One of my own personal favorites is the Harvestfest in York Village in Maine, just 15 minutes or so north of Portsmouth.  Harvestfest is taking place this weekend, starting tomorrow, Friday the 12th and going on through Sunday the 14th.  This year marks the 23rd Annual York Village Harvestfest, and I try to attend every year that I can!


This year's Harvestfest is the biggest yet, and includes all kinds of fun stuff in the pretty downtown village and along the beach area. 



You'll find all kinds of yummy foods, beautiful juried arts and crafts booths, lots of local vendor booths, and new this year will be horse-drawn rides along the beach, and fireworks on Saturday night.  The "Old Fashioned Marketplace" is where I love to go first.  I've found some beautiful artwork here in the past, and some gorgeous locally made jewelry here, too.  I wonder what treasures I'll have to bring home with me this year??


Short Sands Beach - York Maine - Ann Cummings 2007Harvestfest also has "Kidsfest" and a fun big top tent with some great entertainment.  Love chocolate?  Then you have to make sure to enjoy the "Chocolate Lover's Fling" - chocoholics will be in heaven here. 


While you're down in the Village, don't forget the rest of the Harvestfest fun at the York Beach Ballpark - the Classic Car Show will be here, as will even more crafts, yummy food and a Native American Pow-Wow.  The fun goes on all weekend long, so be sure to plan stop in York Maine this weekend!



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Exeter New Hampshire - Town Hall Building - Ann Cummings 2007

Another fun food event here in the Seacoast this Saturday, the 13th, is the Fall Festival in Exeter NH.  One of the yummy things going on at this festival will be the apple pie contest. 



Local amateur bakers will be competing for the "Baker's Choice Award".  This will be the 2nd year of having this bake-off in Exeter.  There will also be judging for a "People's Choice Award" as well.  If you love pie, find your way to Exeter and take part in the judging!


Other fun things going on during Exeter's Fall Festival will be horse-drawn rides, pumpkin bowling, lots of food samplings, sidewalk sales at all the downtown shops, raffles, kids activities, a magic show, and more.   Downtown Exeter is quite charming, so make sure to check out this festival and enjoy the quaintness Exeter has to offer!

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Fall's in the air, and those of us who are so fortunate to live in this fabulous area of New Hampshire and Maine know that these fairs are a huge part of fall here.  Take some time off to enjoy these good old-fashioned fun fairs and festivals.  What better way to spend some time outside than enjoying some great food and fun in these awesome towns?!?!?  Bright Red Maple Tree in Portsmouth NH - Ann Cummings 10-2007

I'll be out there - hope you get to take part as well!






To learn more about the Seacoast areas of New Hampshire and Maine, be sure to check out my Community Tours, and the information links below ~

Portsmouth New Hampshire Community Tours

Portsmouth New Hampshire Homes
Seacoast New Hampshire and Maine Real Estate
Information on New Hampshire and Maine Seacoast Towns
Buying New Hampshire and Maine Real Estate
Selling Real Estate in New Hampshire and Southern Maine





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Hi Cynthia - thanks for reading, and we do always have lots of fun stuff going on all over the state! 

Hi Judy - WELCOME again!  It's funny as I learn a lot about things going on around the area, too, by doing these pots.  Thanks for reading and commenting!


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October 15, 2007 05:41 PM
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Ginger Sala
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Ann, You never had fried clams...You have got to try. Sometimes I get such a craving for them! the only place you can get the real thing ( not the clam strips ) is New England. Ho Jo's used to have a great fried clam roll.

Mike's Clam Shack in York Maine is the place to go next time you are in the area.

Fried lobster I have never tried. Love the fresh steamed lobster, and shrimp scampi!

Ginger

October 17, 2007 02:35 PM
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Ann Cummings
Portsmouth NH Homes - Service With a Smile!
RE/MAX By The Bay - NH and Maine

Hey Ginger - yep, never had a fried clam yet!  But I just may try them next time we're out for seafood.  I'll have to look up Mike's Clam Shack and give them a whirl!  York is just about 15-20 minutes away from me.

The only places I've ever seen fried lobster are up here in my areas - it is SO yummy!!!  Decadent for sure, but yummy for the tummy!!

Ann

October 17, 2007 03:11 PM
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Jay Beckingham
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thanks for the lighthouse and the beach. my grandmother's house was the last on the right coming from the village (york) before libby's trailer park.

for years everyone knew it because of the anchor in the front yard.

then someone stole the anchor one night. 

October 26, 2007 09:11 AM
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Ann Cummings
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Hi Jay - I know right where her house was!  And I think I remember that anchor, too.  It was a big anchor, right?  Libby's Park is still there, and boy is that land ever valuable now!  What a spot for a park like that!!

Ann

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