Roller derbies, dinner cruises, evening lantern tours through boulder caves...is there anything that New Hampshire can’t do? Come and explore some of these incredible events right here in the Granite State this weekend!

Not sure where to start? Check out our hand-picked event list below and be sure to share your favorite NH made memories with us in the comments or on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Happy Weekending!


1. Great New England BBQ & Food Truck Festival

Play hard, sip local brews, shop, drink bourbon and eat some amazing Food! This fun family event will also include a corn hole tournament, kids zone with free bounce houses, face painting and slime making, crafters & artisans, music, entertainment and more!

Date: Saturday, August 10 - Sunday, August 11

Time: 11AM-7PM Saturday, 11AM-6PM Sunday

Location: Hampshire Dome - 50 Emerson Rd., Milford, NH

Website: https://gnecraftartisanshows.com/summer-bbq-%26-food-truck

Admission: Adults $5, Children under age 5 and Active Military Free


2. Kids Day on the Farm

Kids Day on the Farm is Beans & Green Farm’s largest summer event! Kids Day is tailored specifically to younger fans, highlighting all the fun elements that make the farm so great for kids and families.

​In addition to the usual Beans & Greens animals, playground, gardens and pavilion, there will be tractor pulled wagon rides and vendors. Previous year’s highlights include visiting animals, firetrucks from the Gilford Fire Department, the Gilford Police Department’s Humvee, unique snack and lunch foods and irresistible Wayfarer coffee.

This day also corresponds with the farm’s annual Fairy House Workshop, which takes place on August 10 and 11. Kids of all ages use farm-provided natural materials to create their own unique take on a fairy house. (Reservations are required and customers must provide own glue and glue guns).

Date: Saturday, August 10

Time: 9AM-6PM

Location: Beans & Greens Farm - 245 Intervale Rd., Gilford, NH

Website: https://www.beansandgreensfarm.com/kids-day

Admission: Free


3. Granite State Roller Derby Bout

Come one, come all for an exciting evening of Roller derby with Concords own Granite State Roller Derby! 

Roller derby is a fun family-friendly sport, and all are welcome to experience this exciting event right here in New Hampshire! Come see Granite State Roller Derby take the line against Boston Common.

Date: Saturday, Aguust 10

Time: 6PM-8PM

Location: Everett Arena - 15 Loudon Rd., Concord, NH

Website: http://www.granitestaterollerderby.org/

Admission: $10 per person


4. Rock N’ Roll Dinner Cruise

Enjoy the romance of Lake Winnipesaukee at night on a sunset cruise with dinner and dancing aboard the M/S Mount Washington. Buffet dinner includes 2 or more entrees, vegetables, salads and desserts. There will also be lots of dancing to live, rockin’ music!

Date: Saturday, August 10

Time: 7PM-10PM

Location: M/S Mount Washington - 211 Lakeside Ave., Laconia, NH 

Website: https://www.cruisenh.com/products/Rock-n-Roll-Saturday-Night-August-10-2019

Admission: $59 per person


5. Guided Evening Lantern Tour at Lost River Gorge

Explore Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves at night by the light of lanterns and headlamps. Experience the same thrill and wonder of those who discovered the gorge in 1852. The mystery of the boulder caves and the astonishing rock formations become even more dramatic under the flicker of lantern light. 

These guided evening tours begin at dusk, take about 2 hours, and are followed by a special treat – s’mores around the campfire! 

All reservations must be made in advance by calling 603-745-8031; space is limited. Not recommended for children under 5 years old. 

Date: Saturday, August 10

Time: 8PM

Location: Lost River Gorge - 1712 Lost River Rd., North Woodstock, NH

Website: http://www.lostrivergorge.com/events/

Admission: $35 per person


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