Not too long ago, we were jumping into Memorial Day Weekend and celebrating the unofficial start of summer. It’s hard to believe that we’re already heading into Labor Day Weekend and winding down the season.

But that doesn’t mean the fun has to come to an end. Check out our selection of Labor Day Weekend events below and be sure to share your favorite NH summer memories with us in the comments, or on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Happy Weekending!

1. Hopkinton State Fair

Experience a favorite Labor Day tradition at the Hopkinton State Fair!

Families will enjoy a Demolition Derby, large midway of rides and games, live music, 4H demonstrations, livestock exhibits and pulling, plus many other activities and events. 

This year’s fun also includes wood carving, rodeo show, a parade and children’s tent. And the Traveling Barnyard will be making a special appearance to teach families about New Hampshire’s rich agricultural background. 

There’s plenty of educational, family-friendly fun awaiting you!

Date: Friday, August 30 - Monday, September 2

Time: Hours vary, see website for details

Location: Hopkinton State Fairgrounds - 905 Park Ave., Contoocook, NH


Admission: $8-$19 per person

2. Cruising Downtown

Come and see about 1,000 classic cars, custom cars, hot rods and trucks, all parked on Manchester’s Elm Street! It’s an event for families and anyone interested in seeing all kinds of antique and specialty cars and trucks. There will also be food vendors and exhibitors, along with many great downtown restaurants. 

All proceeds will benefit area nonprofits that serve children.

Date: Saturday, August 31

Time: 8AM-4PM

Location: Downtown Manchester - Elm St., Manchester, NH


Admission: $5 suggested donation

3. Labor Day Weekend Festival

Bring family and friends to savor a day filled with old-fashioned fun, and make memories that will last a lifetime!

Activities will include pick-your-own apples, peaches, blueberries, and raspberries, orchard tractor rides, live music, pie eating contests, face painting and barnyard animals, a sunflower trail, beer garden and farm-style BBQ, and so much more!

Date: Saturday, August 31 - Monday, September 2

Time: 11AM-5PM

Location: Applecrest Farm Orchards - 133 Exeter Rd., Hampton Falls, NH


Admission: Free

4. End of Summer Bash

Send summer out with a bang and ring in the colorful fall season! This event will include outdoor concerts, kids games, the annual Duck Race, fireworks and more.

Date: Sunday, September 1

Time: 9:30AM-8:30PM

Location: Town Square - 33 Village Rd., Waterville Valley, NH


Admission: Free

5. Craft Fair at the Bay

Alton Bay will come alive with color, flavor and music for the 30th Annual Labor Day Weekend Craft Fair at the Bay!

Over 75 artisans from all over New England will display and sell their American-made arts and crafts. Delicious specialty foods will also be available. Friendly pets on leash are welcome.

Date: Saturday, August 31 - Monday, September 2

Time: Hours vary, see website for details

Location: Alton Bay Waterfront - 24 Mt. Major Hwy. Alton Bay, NH


Admission: Free


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