5 Things (Plus) To Do This Weekend in New Hampshire

Aug 25, 2018

5 Things (plus extra) to do in New Hampshire this weekend, Aug. 25-26.

This weekend's forecast calls for summery weather in New Hampshire. As it's the last weekend before Labor Day holiday weekend, here are 5 things to do in the Granite State ... plus a little extra.

Visit the NHPR community calendar here for additional events, tours, and shows.

  1. Moose on the Loose: The 27th annual Moose Festival is Saturday and Sunday in the Great North Woods. The schedule of events includes moose calling contest, an art show, a car show, maple syrup tasting, and Cow Plop Bingo.
  2. Lilac City Pride: Saturday marks Rochester Pride Day. The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts invites the public to the downtown celebration, which starts at 1 p.m. 
    Bedrock Gardens in Lee has an "open garden day" on Aug. 25.
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  3. Open Garden Days: Bedrock Gardens in Lee has an Open Garden Day on Saturday, Aug. 25 . This place is so cool. Check it out.
  4. Murder for Two: The New London Barn Playhouse is performing this play until Sept. 2. 
  5. Firefighters' Benefit: The North Conway Firefighters a benefit Saturday at 7 p.m. at Cranmore, with Tom Dixon on Zip/s Deck.

Plus, some additional ideas ...

  • Visit The Fells, the historic estate of John Milton Hay in Newbury on the shores of Lake Sunapee.
  • Sunrise from the top of New England: The Mount Washington Auto Road opens early on Sunday to allow motorists to get to the summit, at 6,288 feet, to watch the sun rise. The road opens at 4:30 a.m.. Here's more information.
  • The Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion is a state historic site with sweeping views of Little Harbor. This was the home of New Hampshire's first royal governor, Benning Wentworth, who served in office from 1741 to 1767.