"November is auspicious in so many parts of the country: the rice harvest is already in, the weather starts to cool, and the festive glow which precedes Christmas has began to brighten the landscape. " - F. Sionil Jose

It's the beginning of the last month of fall, and we definitely want you to continue to make the best of it. Luckily here in New Hampshire, events for all audiences are available and enjoyment is a must! You are in the right place.

This weekend brings us a variety of events that will suit your wants and needs. Whether you want to go shopping, or learn a new skill, it's all here just for you.

And don't forget, we love to see all of your favorite NH made memories. Be sure to share them with us in the comments or on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Happy Weekending!


1. New Works Exhibition Opening Reception

The N.H. Furniture Masters and the Institute of Art and Design at New England College (the Institute) present “New Works,” a multi-media exhibition at the Furniture Masters' Gallery . This exhibition is the culmination of a summer-long mentorship between members of the Furniture Masters and selected BFA students at the Institute.

The Furniture Masters’ work and the student pieces (as well as a select handful of other artwork by the students) will be on display for the duration of this exhibition. Come and join for the Opening Reception.

Date: Friday, November 1

Time: 5PM-7PM

Location: Downtown Concord - 49 S. Main Street, Concord, NH

Website: https://furnituremasters.org/schedule-of-events/

Admission: FREE


2. Our Big Backyard Series: Fly Away or Stay?

There’s a chill in the air and animals are busy getting ready for winter. Who sticks around, who sleeps through, and who heads south for a sunny vacation? We’ll explore all the options!

Date: Saturday, November 2

Time: 10AM-11:30PM

Location: Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center - 928 White Oaks Rd, Laconia, NH

Website: https://prescottfarm.org/calendar/

Admission: $8/person (FREE for Members)


3. NH Open Doors at Petals in the Pines

Experience the best New Hampshire has to offer during this weekend-long touring and shopping event. Artisans from all over the state, including Petals in the Pines and 5 others Canterbury artisans, will open their doors to show where and how they make their craft.

Bring the kids and walk our Tale Trail. Follow the pages of the book Leaf Man along our woodland trails and it will lead you to our Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom where activities and fun play areas await you. Gather leaves along your walk and make a Leaf Crown at our Tale Trail activity table. Warm yourself by our campfire and roast a marshmallow before you leave.

Date: Saturday, November 2

Time: 10AM-4PM

Location: Petals in the Pines - 126 Baptist Rd, Canterbury, NH

Website: http://www.petalsinthepines.com/

Admission: FREE


4. Oktoberfest and Ski & Snowboard Sale

Join the fun at the annual Oktoberfest celebration at Pats Peak with live music from 11am to 5pm with King Ludwig’s Bavarian Band, an authentic German Oom-pah Band. Oktoberfest also features a German Food Fest, Harpoon German Beer Garden, German Beer Stein Sale, Sing-a-longs and Kids’ Activities.

In conjunction with Oktoberfest is a Ski & Snowboard Sale from 11am to 3pm selling new and used equipment and accessories at great prices! If you would like to sell your used ski/snowboard equipment, you can drop off on Saturday, November 2 from 10am to 3pm.

Date: Saturday, November 2

Time: 11AM-5PM

Location: Pats Peak Ski Area - 686 Flanders Rd., Henniker, NH

Website: https://www.patspeak.com/

Admission: FREE


5. Lightning Bugs In A Jar Painting

Paint and Sip event with glow in the dark paint! A fun night painting at The Canvas Roadshow is in store! Come and let our artist lead you step by step to create your own painting in our studio. Everything needed is included. Beginners are welcome and encourage as our paintings are great for all levels. We provide all materials needed and apron are provided. We look forward to seeing you in our studio to Paint, Create and DIY!

Date: Sunday, November 3

Time: Showtimes vary, see website for details

Location: Canvas Roadshow - 25 South River Rd., Bedford, NH

Website: https://thecanvasroadshow.com/#Classes

Admission: $30


Looking to start the new month with festivities? Click here to shop our Fall vacation packages or give us a call at 1-800-661-2243 to request more info about our Vacation Club.