Things to Do in Maine & NH this Weekend
Lots going on...get out and have some fun!
SEACOAST ON TAP
Why just sit on the porch and have a few beers on a nice summer day when you can go out and sample over 100 of them?
The Seacoast On Tap craft beer festival is returning to the Raitt Farm Homestead in Eliot, Maine on Saturday, June 25. There will be a huge selection of craft beer to try from national and local breweries.
Who is going to be there? How about: Allagash, Clown Shoes, Coney Island, Harpoon, Peak, Sea Dog, Sebago, Shed, Shipyard, Switchback, Wyders and plenty of other quality brewers.
There will also be live music, food and other good stuff from local vendors. Also, anyone who gets a VIP ticket gets an extra hour of beer sampling before the crowd comes in.
11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church grounds, 133 Pleasant St., Portland. holytrinityportland.org/festival.asp
Get yourself to the Greek! The festival, that is. The lamb souvlaki, baklava, moussaka, loukoumades and many other Greek culinary delights will be served up for three days of eating, dancing, music and absolute Greek-themed revelry under the giant tent. Opa!
2 & 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through July 2. Hackmatack Playhouse, 583 School St., Berwick, $25, $30 $23 seniors, $10 students. hackmatack.org
Considered to be one of the funniest farces ever written, "Noises Off" is a play-within-a-play with a crazed array of actors rehearsing and performing a flop of a comedy called "Nothing On." Missed cues, flubbed lines and all sorts of theatrical chaos will make for a hilarious night of theater in Berwick.
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Washburn Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road, Livermore, $10, $6 ages 12 and under, $25 family rate. norlands.org
Celebrate the strawberry with a good old-fashioned strawberry shortcake at the Strawberry Festival in Livermore. There will be a craft and artisans sale, wagon rides, blacksmithing demonstrations, a fashion show, mansion tours, demonstrations in the farmer's cottage, music, storytelling, period craft-making and self-guided nature walks to the Pools of Simeon.
MAINE WHOOPIE PIE FESTIVAL
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. Various downtown locations, Dover-Foxcroft, $3, free for 12 and under.mainewhoopiepiefestival.com
Got a serious sweet-tooth? Set your sights on Dover-Foxcroft for the Maine Whoopie Pie Festival, where the famous baked good will take center stage with music, kids' activities, vendors, street dances and 1,000s of whoopies pies. Yum!
Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Intown Concord's 42nd Annual Market Days Festival returns to historic downtown Concord this weekend. Market Days is central New Hampshire's biggest free community event of the year – a gigantic street fair in the heart of the Capital City, with more than 160 vendors offering a vast array of food, shopping, and entertainment.
Friday, 8 p.m.
Are you ready for some laughs? See Louie Anderson at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord this weekend. Iconic comedian Louie Anderson, a two-time Emmy award winner, is one of the country's most recognized and adored comics; named by Comedy Central as “One of 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time.” His career has spanned more than 30 years.
Friday, 12 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
The Phantom Gourmet BBQ & Country Fest will be held this weekend at the Tri-City Arena at the Rochester Fairgrounds. Emceed by the kings of “Food & Fun” – Dan, Dave and Mike Andelman – the three-day affair will feature award-winning pitmasters from across the globe, a country music festival, carnival entertainment and competitions, beer and wine gardens and family-friendly fun.