Festivals & Fairs:
Boston Flower & Garden Show March 16-20, 2011
This year's show theme, will explore every facet of one of the most popular and enjoyable gardening trends around...
"A Burst of Color: Celebrating the Container Garden"
Container gardening has exploded out of the humble window box to become the hottest way to add vibrancy, warmth, and drama to any size space-a sunny welcome on a city terrace, a gourmet harvest in a suburban side yard, or a fresh focal point for a mature landscape. This year's show will focus on this popular trend by mixing examples of the endless creative possibilities of containers into all of its gardens and special displays.
Ninth Avenue International Food Festival 2011
Saturday May 14- Sunday May 15 (9:30am – 6:30pm)
The Ninth Avenue International Food Festival in May has become a favorite weekend for New Yorkers since it began in 1973. From 37th Street to 57th Street, Ninth Avenue closes to cars and the festival takes over. More than a million people visit the festival each year. It's unique and amazing, celebrating the joys of ethnicity through food, entertainment and every kind of street fair stall.
Most street fairs in New York all look the same but this one stands out. The food is the big draw, but the festival is a fabulous expression of the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood-teeming with ethnic food shops and fine restaurants and offering an eclectic global smorgasbord of national and regional foods. Outside venders participate as well, but the Ninth Avenue merchants and restaurants and the community organizations of Hell's Kitchen are out in all their neighborhood glory.
Come for Argentinian, Brazilian, Cajun, Chinese, Cuban, Dominican, Ethiopian, French, German, Greek, Haitian, Indian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Mexican, Moroccan, Pakistani, Polish, Puerto Rican, Peruvian, Senegalese, Sicilian, Southern, Spanish, Thai, Trinidadian, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese food-and more!
Old Deerfield Craft Fair- April, June, Sept, November
The Village of Old Deerfield, Massachusetts is the home site of "New England's Most Beautiful Craft Fair!" As a juried craft fair, the Old Deerfield Craft Fair selects its exhibitors for their quality. The wonderful variety of crafts includes quilts, baskets, wood carvings, pottery, dolls, dried flower arrangements, teddy bears, decoys, tin, theorem, stenciling, jewelry and more!
Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl®
presented by FedEx
Tuesday, June 7-Thursday, June 9, 2011
Noon-8 p.m. every day
City Hall Plaza, Boston
The 29th annual Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl presented by FedEx will be held June 7-9 at Boston City Hall Plaza.
The 28th annual Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl presented by FedEx raised more than $300,000 for cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber. Thank you to everyone who came out to eat ice cream and support the Jimmy Fund.
Since its inception in 1983 the Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl has raised more than $2.65 million for cancer research and care.
The 2011 Newport Flower Show
Entertaining Newport Style
June 24, 25, and 26, 2011
Friday, June 24: 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Opening Night Cocktail Party: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, June 25: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, June 26: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Old Port Festival, Portland, ME
When: Jun 2011 (annual)
Where: Portland, ME
The Old Port Festival, held in the downtown Old Port District of Portland, kicks off the Maine festival season. The highlight of the event is the parade, featuring the city's own Shoestring Theatre Puppet Company.
Entertainment takes place throughout the afternoon with comedy, jazz, country music and rock on more than ten stages. Food from around the world is on offer, along with kids' activities including a children's stage, jugglers, and arts and crafts.
Boston Harborfest & Chowderfest
June 29, 2011-July 4, 2011
Boston Harborfest 2011 is a six-day long Fourth of July Festival that showcases the colonial and maritime heritage of the cradle of the American Revolution: the historic City of Boston.
The award-winning festival strives to honor and remember the past, celebrate the present, and educate the future with reenactments, concerts, historical tours and much, much more. Over 200 Daily Events during the Festival are concentrated in Boston's historic downtown and waterfront districts, with sponsored Main Events on Boston's City Hall Plaza.
Over the years, Harborfest has grown from a local event to a national celebration. In 1982 there were 35 activities over the course of three days. Now in its 30th year, Harborfest is considered to be the largest patriotic celebration in the nation with visitors enjoying more than 200 activities during the Festival.
Sunday, July 3: Chowderfest
Boston GreenFest 2011
Thursday-Saturday, August 18-22, 2011 at Boston City Hall Plaza
Boston GreenFest is a fully inclusive festival filled with fun learning experiences to address the important changes we need to make in our daily lives and our neighborhoods. It will begin at Boston City Hall Plaza with a Kick-Off Concert. It is an event that will have something for everybody, young and old.
August 19-21, 2011.
The Big E
Sept 16th, 2011-Oct 2, 2011
The Big E, the largest fair in the northeast, is home of The Big E Cream Puff and Craz-E Burger. It's a New England extravaganza with top name entertainment, The Big E Super Circus, the Avenue of States, Storrowton Village Museum, animals, competitive exhibits, rides, shopping, crafts, a daily parade and a Mardi Gras parade and foods from around the world for 17 days each September. It's the last blast of summer -- celebrate at The Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts!
Broadway on Broadway
Sunday in Mid-September
Broadway on Broadway is a free outdoor concert that kicks off the Broadway season each September, held on a giant stage in Times Square. The event featured star performances from new shows and long-running favorites, accompanied by a live 30-piece orchestra.
85th ANNUAL FEAST OF SAN GENNARO
Weekend in Late September
The 85th Annual Feast of San Gennaro, New York City's longest-running, biggest and most revered religious outdoor festival in the United States, will be held on the streets of historic Little Italy, the lower Manhattan neighborhood which served as the first home in America for hundreds of thousands of Italian immigrants who came here seeking to improve their lives beginning in the early part of the 20th century.
Annual Bourne Scallop Fest
40 years ago, local fishermen got together at Buzzards Bay Park and decided to have a Scallop Festival. The idea was to attract tourists to the area and to provide a family-oriented event for the residents...never did these fishermen anticipate that the event would grow to welcome over 50,000 visitors and be awarded The American Bus Association's "Top 100 Events in North America"!
HARVEST ON THE HARBOR, PORTLAND, ME
Weekend Late October
Whether you are a full-fledged foodie or an emerging gourmand, you are sure to find more than one event to whet your appetite at Harvest on the Harbor. There is truly something for everyone, from the Grand Tasting on the Harbor, to celebrity chefs and cooking demonstrations, to a savory marketplace filled with delectable food and wine samples. Tastes and temptations are at every turn at this year's Harvest on the Harbor.
22nd Annual Harpoon Octoberfest
The first weekend in October is time for the German style Octoberfest, one of the biggest in New England. Come enjoy fresh Harpoon Octoberfest beer, German food, and German Oompah music. Ja!
SAM ADAMS OCTOBERFEST
LABOR DAY WEEKEND
You don't have to travel to Germany to celebrate OctoberFest. Sam Adams is throwing the famous fest at home with 15 varieties of beer, live bands The Not Prettys, The Jolly Kopperschmidts, and the Oberlaender Hofbrau Band, not to mention all the German sausages and pretzels you can eat. Friday kicks it all off with a VIP night.
Where: Park Plaza Castle
130 Columbus Ave.
Boston, MA 02116
Pumpkin Festival Keene, NH
The Keene Pumpkin Festival is held on a Saturday in mid-October from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. While you're waiting to see what that many pumpkins lit at one time looks like, the entire family can spend the day downtown with special activities for the kids including a costume parade, a seed spitting and pie eating contests, live music on three stages, facepainting, craft booths, lots of food provided by area non-profits, and much more. The evening ends with a spectacular fireworks display.
The Vermont Antique Expo and Sale
May 7-8, 2011
Robert E. Miller Expo Centre
Champlain Valley Exposition
Essex Junction, Vermont
Find your favorite antiques at the Expo!
The Champlain Valley Exposition teams up with Vermont Public Television to present the Vermont Antique Fall Expo and Sale on Saturday, May 7 from 8:30 to 5 and Sunday, May 8 from 8:30 to 4 in Miller Expo Centre at the Champlain Valley Exposition, 105 Pearl Street in Essex Junction, Vermont.
Quality dealers will offer a variety of antiques and ephemera, including Architectural, Art, Books, China, Clocks, Country, Dolls, Early American, Ephemera, Farm Implements, Folk Art, Furniture, Glassware, Jewelry, Kitchen Collectibles, Lighting, Linens, Mission Furniture, Old Toys, Pewter, Porcelain, Primitive, Prints, Rugs, Victorian, Watches, World War II and more.
Date: Weekend in early October
Event Description: Antique lovers are invited to participate in the Vermont Antique Expo & Sale in the Robert E. Miller Expo Centre at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction, Vermont. This two-day event showcases Vermont and the surrounding region's antiques and antique dealers while providing quality shopping for antique enthusiasts. New this year will be an Antique Auction to benefit the Champlain Valley Exposition's youth programs.
Beer Summit Harvest Fest, Boston
Weekend in November
At Harvest Fest you will see some of the best local, regional, national and international brewers displaying their Fall & Winter styles of beer.
For dates and prices, call Amber!