Annual Mardi Gras: February 21, 2015

 Annual Mardi Gras Ogunquit ME Feb 21 & 22Annual Mardi Gras: February 21, 2015.
 

A the time of this post the following is the information we found available. I suppose you replace the dates from 28th – March 1st to Feb. 21 through Feb. 23. Final details will be posted next week. You can start to make your plans from this schedule of events. Enjoy!

The following is a list of activities that were part of the event in 2014.

February 28 – March 1, 2014!

 
Friday Events:
6pm: Yours Forever, A Musical Love Letter Through Time. Clay Hill Farm. Incorporating historical love letters, classical and original poetry plus music including pop, classical, country, and original songs, Kirk Simpson and Nancy Day will take you on a romantic journey in time, celebrating how love has been communicated through the ages. They will share heart warming and heart wrenching letters interwoven with music, imagery and song. Advance tickets: $18 with an a la carte menu. Limited seating. Reservations recommended. 207-361-2272.
 
8pm: Jon Pousette-Dart Band. Jonathan’s Restaurant. Call or go online for tickets. 207-646-4777.
 
9pm: Mardi Gras Crowning of the King and King. MaineStreet. MaineStreet’s Mardi Gras party is the kick off to an amazing weekend in Ogunquit. Join them for free appetizers, great drink specials and more! Dance room will open at 9pm with the crowning of the King & King at 10pm! What will you do for your beads this year?
 
Saturday Events:
 
11:30am – 1:30pm: Fire Juggler. Outside Cornerstone. One of the very few loose rope and
tight wire walkers in New England, “Duncan of doh Naught” combines dangerous
object juggling (great amounts of FIRE, authentic and sharp edged weapons and
hitherto unknown objects), feats of balance, bawdy and/or tame humor, large
doses of audience participation and a true love of performing to keep the
audience gasping.
 
11:30am – 12:30pm: Hat & Mask Making Party. MaineStreet. Make a spectacular hat to wear directly afterward in our hat parade, then take it home as a souvenir of your great weekend in Ogunquit! $5 admission covers hat and supplies.
 
12:30pm – 1pm: Costume Contest: Come to MaineStreet in your Mardi Gras costume, hat, or mask, and enter our contest. The winners will get to lead the parade through town! Prizes awarded!
 
1pm: Hat & Mask Parade. MaineStreet to Old Village Inn. Wow the crowd with your fabulous fancy hat, or bring a wagon decked out in a Mardi Gras theme.
 
1:30 – 3pm: Parade Awards Ceremony. Old Village Inn. Prizes awarded for the best floats in the parade.
 
2pm – 5pm: Wine Tasting. Village Food Market.
 
7:30pm: Soggy Po’ Boys New Orleans Style Jazz Band. Dunaway Center, 23 School Street. Tickets $12 in advance; $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at ogunquit.org, or at the Ogunquit Welcome Center, Ogunquit Camera Shop, Dunaway Center. Sponsored by Ogunquit Performing Arts. www.ogunquitperformingarts.org.

13th Annual PIg Roast, Sat. Aug. 30 – 2014 = Good Family Fun

On Saturday, August 30, from noon until 2:30pm, the Historical Society will hold their 13th Annual Pig Roast. Please join us for the silent auction, live musical entertainment, activities for kids, as well as the very popular 50/50 raffle. This is our single largest fundraiser, which provides the majority of income to operate the Tuck Museum and to conduct school and community programs throughout the year, so its success is vital to our financial stability.

The pork is cooked overnight on site by our experienced crew, and many of the same generous volunteers come each year to serve the variety of salads donated by local restaurants. The menu includes our popular homemade baked beans, applesauce, beverages, and a wide range of dessert selections.

provident Tickets are $20 for adults. Students (for those ages 9-16) are $10. Children 8 years old and under are free when accompanied by an adult ticket holder. Purchase of ten tickets reserves you a table. Tickets may be purchased in the following ways:

  • from an HHS Board of Trustees member
  • at Marelli’s Market
  • at Hampton Parks and Recreation office in Town Hall
  • at the Provident Bank in Hampton
  • at Lally’s Lighthouse Market
  • at the Tuck Museum
  • below on this page via PayPal.
  • filling out and mailing the form on page 3 of the July, 2014 newsletter

Once again, we are pleased that the Provident Bank is our prime sponsor.

For more information, or how to donate items for the auctions, please call Linda Metcalf 926-5861 or the Tuck Museum 929-0781.

Visit the website to purchase tickets on line through pay pal. http://www.hamptonhistoricalsociety.org/pigroast.htm

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!

For more information regarding the seacoast, click here.

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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.

For more information regarding the seacoast, click here.

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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.

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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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5 Ways to Enjoy the Beach on a Rainy Day (featuring Hampton, NH)

UnknownDon’t allow inclement weather to rain on your parade! There are plenty of fun things to do, even when the sun is not shining. Here is a list of ideas to brighten even the dreariest vacation days.

  1. Newburyport, MA is a surprisingly large hub for local artisans. With a wide range of art types, you will be sure to find the perfect souvenir to bring home and mount on your wall.
  2. Enjoy your morning and let it turn into an afternoon. The best way to do this is through brunch. This would be a perfect day to venture into York, ME and experience the taste of New England. The Purple Place is ideal for a quaint, sit down Breakfast or Lunch. If you decide to spend the morning exploring and need breakfast to go the Bagel Basket or Roast & Crumb should do the trick.
  3. Continue to eat! Lets face it, you are not getting into your swimsuit today so order the fries instead of the side salad. If you are already in York, Anthony’s food shop is a great stop for a late lunch. If you are looking to experience the true New England flavors and views be sure to stop at Dockside Restaurant, The Lobster Barn, or Lobster Cove (who even has cozy fireplaces, perfect for a rainy day).
  4. Relive your childhood and visit an Arcade. Where there is a beach you are bound to run into some ski ball and plenty of coin operated games. A rainy day is an excellent time to visit the arcade. There will be less crowds and cooler weather and within walking distance of a tasty boardwalk treat.
  5. See a show. There are plenty of venues to check and find a show your entire vacation crew will enjoy. The Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, in Hampton, NH, always makes for an enjoyable, intimate concert with well-known artists. Blue Ocean Music Hall in Newburyport, MA is booked through the summer with local bands, comedians, and even hypnotists. If you are looking for a family friendly musical, you can always check out The Ogunquit Playhouse, in Ogunquit, ME.

The Second Surfing with Smiles Event will be held on July 23rd, 2013 (Hampton Beach, NH)

181035_457920277612139_1876862880_nDon’t forget, the second Surfing with Smiles event will be held on July 23rd, 2013. Surfing with Smiles offers free surf lessons to those with special needs from 5pm-7pm. Be sure to arrive at 4:45 across from 13th street at the Wall in your bathing suit if you plan on attending or volunteering. Before leaving, check the website to make sure the event has not been rescheduled due to weather or waves. If you have any additional questions or concerns you can email surfingwithsmiles@gmail.com or click here.

Visit www.hamptonbeach.com for all your vacation needs!

For all additional New England and beach info visit www.seacoastbeachinfo.com.

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