What’s Happening This Weekend
Here's a look at some fun things happening in Maine and New Hampshire this weekend.
6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Wolfe's Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport. $20 in advance/$25 at the door (if available). wolfesneckfarm.org/harvest-dance-freeport-maine/
It's a barn dance of old-fashioned proportions during the annual Harvest Dance. North of Nashville provides the musical entertainment inside the red barn, and you're encouraged to dress in barn dancey attire. Local food and Gritty's beer will be on hand too.
COMMON GROUND COUNTRY FAIR
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 294 Crosby Brook Road in Unity. $10 in advance, $15 at the gate for adults,$8 in advance, $10 at the gate for elders, free for children and persons with disabilities, $2 off for riding your bike! www.mofga.org
This is the place you can learn how to turn acorns into flour, learn how to perform acupressure and shiatsu on your horse or watch the ever-popular sheep dog demonstrations. This is the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association's big weekend, so expect to find delicious local food, handmade everything and lots and lots of animals.
MAINE LAKES BREWFEST
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Point Sebago, 261 Point Sebago Rd, Casco. $30 ($5 non-drinking ticket).www.mainelakesbrewfest.com
Beer. And beer. And beer. This annual brew festival goes on rain or shine, because beer fans aren't deterred by precipitation. Over 30 brewers and vintners will be present plus a good selection of food and a couple of bands.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd, Wells. $7 adults, free for under 16. www.wellsreserve.org
It's old-school fun at Wells Reserve at Laudholm, with traditional crafts, lively music, old-fashioned games, farm animals, and a historic seaside setting. Stuff a scarecrow, stomp your feet, press apples, pet a goat, paint a pumpkin, churn butter, quiz a fiddle maker, and walk the beach at this all-day event.
Sunday, 2 p.m.
The Sylvania 300 will race on the Magic Mile at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon this weekend. The race is the second in the race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, where it functions as a stepping stone for aspiring champions.
Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Bring the kids along on the Portsmouth Fairy House Tour this weekend at Strawbery Banke, Prescott Park, the Governor John Langdon House, and Peirce Island. It's the very first one of its kind in New Hampshire and also the world's largest fairy house tour.
Saturday, 12-5 p.m.
Schnitzelfest New Hampshire will be held at Butler Park in Hillsborough this weekend. The event, which is now in its 13th year, has brought authentic German food to thousands over the years.