The First Official Day of Summer is Here! Olde Tyme Fair and Sand Sculpting Competition (Hampton Beach, NH)

IMG_2817It is officially the first day of summer and we have A LOT going on here at Hampton Beach. Looking for a fun day with the kids? Stop by the Olde Tyme Fair, located at the Hampton State Park. There is an admission fee of only $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 6-11 and free for children under 5, with an additional unlimited wristband promotion of only $20. Fair times will be 12pm- 10:30pm today and 12pm- 9pm Sunday.

Searching for a free event with less commotion? The Hampton Beach Sand Sculptures are underway! Artists have been working on them since Thursday and a winner will be announced this evening at 8pm. Grab a bite to eat on the strip and visit the Seashell Stage to hear which sculpture won. This is definitely an event you will not want to miss!

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Olde Tyme Fair is here! June 19th-22nd (Hampton, NH)

old-tyme-fairDon’t miss out on Hampton Beach State Park’s Olde Tyme Fair! Be sure to come visit and enjoy some food, games, carnival rides and arts and crafts located at Hampton Beach State Park. There will be plenty of entertainment from concerts and local acts to a petting zoo. The Fair will be from June 19th-22nd with an admission fee of only $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 6-11 and free for children under 5, with an additional unlimited wristband promotion of only $20. Fair times vary throughout the weekend.

Friday: 5pm-10:30pm

Saturday: 12pm- 10:30pm

Sunday: 12pm- 9pm

This will be the 2nd annual Olde Tyme Fair, so come by and see what it is all about. Kick off your summer, and ‘fair season’ right and see what the Olde Tyme Fair has to offer.

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Hampton Beach Sand Sculpting Competition June 19th- 21st

IMG_2817It is the week all Hampton residents and vacationers have been waiting for, Sand Sculpting at Hampton Beach. Come by to see the demolition process in preparation of the artists to come. The Sand sculpting will begin Thursday, June 19th, where you can see the artists in action. The site will be directly next to the Seashell Stage. See you there!

For more information click here.

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2nd Annual Olde Tyme Fair at Hampton State Park (June 19th-22nd, 2014)

old-tyme-fairHampton Beach State Park Olde Tyme Fair is right around the corner. Be sure to come visit and enjoy some food, games, carnival rides and arts and crafts located at Hampton Beach State Park. There will be plenty of entertainment from concerts and local acts to a petting zoo. The Fair will be from June 19th-22nd with an admission fee of only $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 6-11 and free for children under 5, with an additional unlimited wristband promotion of only $20. Fair times vary throughout the weekend.

Thursday: 5pm-10pm

Friday: 5pm-10:30pm

Saturday: 12pm- 10:30pm

Sunday: 12pm- 9pm

This will be the 2nd annual Olde Tyme Fair, so come by and see what it is all about. Kick off your summer, and ‘fair season’ right and see what the Olde Tyme Fair has to offer.

For more information regarding the seacoast, click here.

Content by Lindsey Poisson

Deep Sea Fishing Hampton, NH

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There is nothing better than enjoying the catch of the day, besides catching it yourself. Check out the seacoast’s finest deep sea fishing for a half or full day with some of New England’s most skilled fisherman. Eastman Docks, Al Gauron, and Smith & Gilmore are three of the most popular deep sea fishing companies in the area. All offer deep sea fishing, whale watch tours, and marathon days for those who can handle a full 12 hour at sea.  Night fishing is available from June until September and every Wednesday in July and August a firework cruise is offered.

 Eastman Dock’s prides itself on a family friendly environment. If you have an active little one with an interest in fishing, summer camps are available for select weeks of July and August. The recommended age group is 10-14. For the experienced, Eastman’s occasionally runs a 17-22 hour fishing trip.  Please contact directly for dates and times.

 Al Gauron also provides a variety of events for children. The Pirate cruises only run an hour and a half and provides games, face painting and a treasure hunt for the kids. The firework cruise also provides sing along entertainment and a tour of the Isles of Shoals.

 Smith & Gilmore is one of the oldest deep sea fishing companies in the area. It has been family owned and operated for over 80 years. Smith & Gilmore offers a multitude of trip destinations.

 Be sure to book in advance and reserve your seat on the vessel! For more information, click here:

Smith & Gilmore

Al Gauron

Eastman Docks

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Isles of Shoals Hampton, NH in Season

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Warm summer nights are right around the corner. What better way to spend the evening than enjoying the ocean during its peak season? The Isles of Shoals Steamship Company is packing its calendar full of events and tickets are selling fast. Bring the kids along on a Star Island Walking tour for the morning or leave them behind to enjoy an adult night out on the Party Ship.

 One of the most noteworthy tours is the Lobster Clambake River cruise, a perfect way to get the family together while enjoying New England’s infamous cuisine. With only one event per month be sure to schedule your vacation accordingly. To prepare for the cruise dress in layers and arrive hungry enough to enjoy the four-course lobster dinner.  You can anticipate views of the Piscataqua River and Portsmouth Harbor though out the clambake. The ship departs at 5:55pm and arrives back in Portsmouth at 8pm, leaving plenty of time to explore local shops during the day or the downtown nightlife upon your return.

 For more information, click here.

For more information about the seacoast visit www.seacoastbeachinfo.com

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First Annual Pie Palooza Sunday April 6th Hampton

First Annual

PIE PALOOZA

Presented by

Thee Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce

SPONSORED BY BEAN INSURANCE AGENCY

WHEN: Sunday, April 6th 1 pm to 4 pm

WHERE: Saint James Lodge, 77 Tide Mill Road, Hampton, NH

SAMPLE OVER A DOZEN YUMMY SWEET & SAVORY PIES!!!

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE!

  PARTICIPANTS:

  • OLD SALT EATING & DRINKING PLACE
    GALLEY HATCH RESTAURANT
    401 TAVERN
    FAST EDDIES DINER
    MCGUIRK’S OCEAN VIEW
    FLATBREAD COMPANY
    FAVORITE FOODS
    BAKER: DONNA ABISI
    BAKER:  GAIL LEPERE

ADMISSION: $8 includes 1 cold beverage ticket

(Children under 10 free – ALL children must be accompanied by an adult)

(Complimentary coffee available)

Movie Actor Jackson Nicoll is volunteering to compete in our

PIE EATING CONTEST Against SELECTMEN PHIL BEAN & JIM WADELL, ALONG WITH HAMPTON BEACH AREA COMMISSION CHAIRMAN JOHN NYHAN, AND 401 TAVEN OWNER “DESI” LANIO!

Annual Easter Egg Dig and Easter Bunny Breakfast Hampton NH

Hampton Easter Egg DigSaturday April 12th, 2014

Breakfast 8-10:30 AM – Village Pre School, 200 High Street, Hampton NH (Volunteers Welcomed-inquire at Village Pre School; (603) 929-7349)

Easter Egg Digg 11:00 AM – At the Seashell – Main Beach, Hampton NH

Start the morning with the Annual Easter Bunny Breakfast (Village Pre-school, located at The Hobbs House-200 High Street) from 8-10:30 AM. Pictures with the Easter Bunny, raffles and a fantastic, affordable, family breakfast. After your breakfast, head to the beach for the Annual Easter Egg Digg where the Easter Bunny will make his Annual Appearance where he has hidden thousands of eggs in the sand. Find a Golden Egg and win a Special Prize. Bring your pail and shovel!

Visit Hamptonbeach.com and SeacoastBeachinfo.com for all of your New England Seacoast Information.

Two Days of Penguin Plunging, Feb 1st & 2nd, 2014, Hampton Beach, NH

2014 Annual Penguin PlungeWhen: Saturday Feb. 1, and Sunday, Feb.2, 2014

Time: Noon

Theme: Zombies

Location: Hampton Beach

What is the Plunge?

The Plunge is a fundraising event that benefits Special Olympics New Hampshire.  Participants (Plungers) raise funds to run (Plunge) into the ice-cold Atlantic Ocean at Hampton Beach.  On February 2nd, why not join the “Walking Wet” and Plunge? You only need to raise $350 (including your $50 non-refundable registration fee) to experience THE PLUNGE!

Why should I Plunge?

People with intellectual disabilities can – and will – succeed when given the chance.  With training and competitions in 14 Olympic-style sports, our athletes push hard and play harder.  They strive to beat their personal bests, defying the odds again and again.  From the local ball fields to the shining stage of the State Summer Games, from swimming to snowboarding, our athletes showcase the talents and triumphs of people with intellectual disabilities.
Special Olympics is about sports…but ultimately, it’s about so much more.  For people with intellectual disabilities, Special Olympics is often the only place where they have an opportunity to participate in their communities and believe in themselves.  It is inspirational when you see a father’s pride in his son’s achievement…a mother’s relief when her daughter makes friends…siblings cheering for their brother or sister for the first time.

Your participation provides funding to support he 5,608 participants of Special Olympics New Hampshire!

For more information visit www.sonh.org.

This date Penguin Plunge is for High School Students. There is also a High School Penguin Plunge on February 1st, 2014 at Hampton Beach, NH. For more information on this event visit www.hamptonbeach.com.

Not interested in Plunging?? Become a

Pampered Penguin

We realize that taking the plunge isn’t for everyone. But, just because you don’t want to plunge doesn’t mean you can’t take part in the festivities and the FUN! You can register as a Pampered Penguin and receive the same benefits as a Plunger, without getting wet!

Day at the Beach

For people who prefer dry land only enjoy the day at the beach.

9 am – 11 am   Check-In

11:30 am         Costume Parade

Noon               Plunge!
12:30 pm         Post-Plunge Lunch & Celebration
1:30 pm           Awards

Award Categories

King Penguin: Plunger who raises the largest amount of money
King Flock: Flock (with a minimum of 5 members) that has the highest dollar average raised per Plunger
Little Penguin: 1st year Plunger who raises the largest amount of money
Adelie Penguin: 5th year Plungers
Galapagos Penguin: 10th year Plungers
Yellow-eyed Penguin: Plunger wearing the best costume
Yellow-eyed Flock: Flock with the best costumes
Macaroni Flock: Flock that raises the most money
Snares Flock: Flock that makes an exceptional contribution to the Plunge through their spirit, loyalty & fundraising

Chinstrap Penguin: Pampered Penguin who raises the largest amount of money

6th Annual High School Penguin Plunge

2014 High School Penguin PlungeThe High School Plunge is a fundraising event that benefits Special Olympics New Hampshire.  Participants (Plungers) raise funds to run (Plunge) into the ice-cold Atlantic Ocean at Hampton Beach.  On February 1st, why not show your school spirit while supporting the athletes of SONH?  You only need to raise $175 (including your $50 non-refundable registration fee) to experience the HIGH SCHOOL PLUNGE!

People with intellectual disabilities can – and will – succeed when given the chance.  With training and competitions in 14 Olympics-style sports, our athletes push hard and play harder.  They strive to beat their personal bests, defying the odds again and again.  From the local ball fields to the shining stage of the State Summer Games, from swimming to snowboarding, our athletes showcase the talents and triumphs of people with intellectual disabilities.
Special Olympics is about sports…but ultimately, it’s about so much more.  For people with intellectual disabilities, Special Olympics is often the only place where they have an opportunity to participate in their communities and believe in themselves.  It is inspirational when you see a father’s pride in his son’s achievement…a mother’s relief when her daughter makes friends…siblings cheering for their brother or sister for the first time.
Your participation provides funding to support the 5,608 participants of Special Olympics New Hampshire!
Special Olympics promotes  a culture of empowerment and inclusion for all young people, resulting in attitude change and confidence-building among millions of people with and without intellectual disabilities.  At Special Olympics, the formula for success is providing young people with opportunities to succeed, engage their communities, and form authentic relationships.  This formula has formed the foundation of Project UNIFY, a youth-led movement devoted to developing school communities where all young people are agents of change – fostering respect, dignity and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities.
At the core of New Hampshire’s Project UNIFY is NHIAA Unified Sports, a program that combines Special Olympics athletes and athletes without intellectual disabilities on sports teams for training and competition.  The goal of the joint NHIAA & Special Olympics New Hampshire Sports project is to allow high school students with and without intellectual disabilities the opportunity to represent their high school by participating on a varsity level  High School Unified Sports team, providing the students with a quality experience of sports training and competition.
During the 2012-2013 school year, 37,446 high school students from across New Hampshire were exposed to Project UNIFY!
For more information visit www.sonh.org.
This date Penguin Plunge is for High School Students. There is also a Penguin Plunge on February 2nd, 2014 at Hampton Beach, NH. For more information on the full day schedule of events visit www.hamptonbeach.com.