Take a whale watch cruise through Oct. 9th!

The Whale Watching season is not over, just because summer is. Head out on the Atlantic Whale Watch, or Granite State Whale Watch Saturdays and Sundays through October 9th, for a whale of a time.

Atlantic Whale Watch tours leave at 10AM and return approximately 2:30 PM and run through October 9th

Granite State Whale Watch tours leave at 11AM on Saturdays and Sundays and also offer tours on Wednesdays and Fridays leaving at 10AM.

Come and join us and take a tour you will always remember.

Visit Atlantic Whale Watch at http://www.atlanticwhalewatch.com

Visit Granite State Whale Watch at http://granitestatewhalewatch.com

Both are located at scenic Rye Harbor, Rye, NH.

Farr’s Famous Chicken Open for your off season dining

Farr’s Famous Chicken knows that even though peak season is past visitors still love the beach. For your dining pleasure Farr’s has off season hours.

Hours now are: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 11am – 7pm, Friday and Saturday 11am -8pm. We will open on Saturday Ocrober 2nd at 6am for the Smuttynose Half Marathon serving breakfast sandwiches, coffee, hot chocolate, bananas. Our closing day for the season is Columbus Day. Opening April 2017 for the season.

You can find Farr’s Famous Chicken on the corner of C Street and Ashworth Avenue; 43 Ashworth Avenue.
View the menu at http://www.farrshamptonbeach.com/


Hampton Arts Network’s 7th annual Art Walk September 17 – September 24

The public is invited to take part in the Hampton Arts Network’s 7th annual Art Walk beginning September 17 and running through September 24. Exciting free events will be held in the downtown Hampton area. A variety of artwork & creative items by over a dozen HAN members will be displayed in shops and the windows of Pick’n Cousins, Breaking Bean Coffee, Wicked Sweet Sugar Boutique, Cohen’s Jewelers, Studio 471, Marelli’s Market, All She Wears, Present Perfect, Baron Forrester, Edward Jones, Seacoast Florist, Resee, Woof, People’s Bank and also at Town Hall. Artwork is available for sale and can be purchased by contacting the artist.

Additional events are as follows:

Baron Forrester Wine & Cheese shop, 446 Lafayette Rd will host a sampling party Sept 17 & Sept 24, from 5-8pm. On Sept 19 Marelli’s Market will host a Zentangle pen & ink art class with artist Ann Radwan from 6-7:30

On Sept 21 HAN President Linda Gebhart will give a watercolor mini art class from 6-7:30 at Marelli’s. Classes are limited to 12 students per class. Register at Marelli’s Market 465 Lafayette Rd. The Old Salt will host a “painters at the Bar” on Sept 20 at 6:30 with artist Jody Muller. Fee is $25.00 p.p., must register withmkt.com/painting-buzz. And People’s United Bank, 117 Winnacunnet Rd, will display student’s artwork from the HAN Summer Enrichment Program during regular business hours. On Sept 16 an opening reception will be held from 4:30-5:45.

New this year will be a free drawing for gift baskets located at different shops. Stroll down Lafayette Road, High Street and Winnacunnet Rd to see the work of local artists and enter to win a gift basket or sign up for an art class.

HAN would like to thank the participating businesses for giving artists the opportunity to display their work.

Labor Day Fireworks at Hampton Beach, NH

Close out your summer with a memorable evening at Hampton Beach, NH.Enjoy fun, food and games on the Nation’s 7th best boardwalk!
Relax under the stars and listen to the entertainment of The Continentals – music from the 50-80’s – www.the-continentals.com.
With two shows, 7-8PM and 8:30 – 9:30PM.

Then take in the spectacular Labor Day Special Fireworks display commencing at 9:30 PM.

See you at Hampton Beach for Labor Day Weekend!

27th Annual Hampton Beach Seafood Festival Sept 9,10,11

Presented by: OneMain Financial
September 9, 10, 11, 2016
The Hampton Beach Seafood Festival has once again been acclaimed as “One of the Top 100 Events in North America” for 2015 by the American Bus Association. It is certainly the biggest street fair we know of in New England. And why wouldn’t it be when you consider all the ingredients that make up the Hampton Beach Seafood Festival and Sidewalk Sales Days, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, September 9, 10 & 11. First and foremost, it’s a genuine seafood extravaganza and that’s the hook, so to speak. Seafood lovers cannot seem to get their fill of the abundant choices. Almost any seafood favorite you can think of will be grilled, steamed, or deep fried from calamari to shrimp and clams to lobsters-not to mention the chowder and delicious light lobster raviolis. The choices go on and on. After all, there are 50+ area restaurants under large tents plying their skills. Plenty of non-seafood items and other typical fair fare are available to keep everybody happy.
On Saturday, September 10th, 2016, the Annual Lobster Roll Eating Contest will take place at the Hampton Beach Seafood Festival. Twelve lucky contestants will be chosen to compete alongside four celebrities. $1,000 is on the line, with the winner receiving $600, second place taking home $250, and third place leaving with $150. The winner will receive bragging rights along with automatic entry into next year’s competition. The ten-minute eating frenzy is sponsored by McGuirk’s Ocean View.
The ideal places to enjoy your catch of the day are the “Pub Tent” with a cool Bud or Redhook Ale or a glass of Barefoot Wine, and the always popular “Barefoot Wine Beach Cabana Bar” where you can keep your toes in the sand while enjoying your beverages and continuous beachside entertainment. Enjoy great bands all three days on the main Mohegan Sun Stage in the center of the festival.
What to place second is a toss up between the fabulous sidewalk sale lineup on closed-to-traffic Ocean Boulevard; the incredible entertainment playing continuously on two stages; spectacular fireworks Saturday at 8:15; and a skydiving demonstration on Sunday at 5:00 p.m.; or the crafts on sale by over 60 local artisans. Not to mention magnificent culinary demonstrations by big name chefs presented by the Pat Whitley Restaurant Show and Wicked Bites, and a specially designated Kiddie Land with puppet performances, magicians, and more to entertain the younger set.
The whole event kicks off Friday afternoon, September 9 at 4:00 p.m. Admission fee is $5.00 on Friday, $10 on Saturday, and $8.00 on Sunday. Admission for children under 12 is free. The entrance gates will be staffed by volunteers from the Knights of Columbus, who will share in the proceeds from admission fees.
The 2016 Presenting Sponsor is OneMain Financial. Other sponsors include: Mohegan Sun, L. L. Bean, Geico, New Hampshire Air National Guard, Subaru of New England, Inn Season Resorts, LeafFilter, New Hampshire State Liquor Commission, NEWPRO, Owens Corning, Power Home Remodeling Group, Renewal By Andersen, SolarCity, Jerky Hut, Home Heat, Softub, Boston Globe, WJD Enterprises, Barefoot Wine, New Hampshire Distributors, Pinard Waste Systems, Seacoast Coca-Cola, Seacoast Bargain Outlet, Relco, Favorite Foods, First Student, SkyDive New England, Seacoast Media Group.
The best deal of the festival is the free parking and shuttle service from 13 uptown satellite parking lots. Everyone is urged to park and ride free courtesy of the First Student Bus Company, who will have over 30 volunteer bus drivers shuttling festival goers each day.
For a complete itinerary with times, entertainment schedules, and parking locations, visit the festival website at www.hamptonbeachseafoodfestival.com.

SUP YOGA Upcoming Schedule August 27th – Sept. 6th

Challenge yourself by taking your yoga to the water. Enjoy a new experience, or revisit the wonderful experience of health and nature combined into one fantastic exercise experience. You do not need to be experienced or have your own SUP board.

Rye Harbor – August 27th, 9:30 AM Visit http://sup-yo.com/events/rise-shine-sup-yoga-rye-harbor-13/ for all the details and to register.

Lake Gardner, Amesbury – August 30th, 6:15 PM Visit http://sup-yo.com/events/sunset-sup-yoga-amesbury-5/ for all the details and location.

Seabrook Harbor – September 6th, 6:15 PM Visit http://sup-yo.com/events/sunset-sup-yoga-seabrook-harbor-12/ for all the details and location.

Includes: Use of board, paddle, life jacket, yoga mat/accessories and instruction by a Certified SUP Instructor.

For August dates and Boston dates and locations click here: www.sup-yo.com

To contact us by email supyoboston, by phone 978-361-5394 (especially if you get lost finding the location).

It’s not this hot where the whales swim – join them!

If you are looking to cool down, jump on the boat with Atlantic Whale Watching or Granite State Whale Watching and set sail for a cool, thrilling journey 20-25 miles out where it’s cool, adventurous and a memorable journey.

Pete, from Granite State, reports the whale viewings have been plentiful. Check out their blog posts at http://granitestatewhalewatch.blogspot.com/.

Atlantic Whale Watch reports the same. The Whale viewings have been bountiful reporting sightings beginning just a couple miles out. Check out their blog posts at http://www.atlanticwhalewatch.com/?page_id=367

So get cool, get educated, and get going to check out their schedules:

Atlantic Whale Watch, http://www.atlanticwhalewatch.com/

Granite State Whale Watch, http://granitestatewhalewatch.com/

Both are located at Rye Harbor, Rye, NH.

Tell them Hamptonbeach.com sent you!



Summer Rentals Still Available!

Several units available this summer at properties in Hampton and Seabrook Beach.  All units are right across the street from the beach with ocean views! Walking distance to all of Hampton Beach’s most popular attractions, including great restaurants and the Casino.

282 Portsmouth Ave (Seabrook Beach) – Homeaway 910895:
Beautiful 4 bedroom, harbor view beach house (hot tub for beautiful sunsets), see homeaway listing above for pics/pricing.
REDUCED RATE – August 23-27 ($750+tax$67.50+refundable security deposit $500=$1,317.50)

282 Portsmouth Ave (Seabrook Beach) – Homeaway 3527813:
Newly renovated 2 bedroom unit, see homeaway listing above for pics/pricing.
REDUCED RATE – August 27 – Sept 3
REDUCED RATE – Sept 3-10

11 River Ave (Hampton Beach) – plenty of weeks available
Clean 2 bedroom unit on Island Section, contact Leeanne at beachsidelucky@comcast.net for pictures/details
AVAILABLE for Seafood Festival

131 Ocean Blvd (Hampton Beach) – Homeaway 398545 or 398547:
3 Bedroom Townhouses available right on the strip, above the Rexall Drugstore, see homeaway listings above for pics/pricing.
REDUCED RATE 9/3-6 Labor Day Weekend

Please email beachsidelucky@comcast.net for more details on any of the units above (please reference what you are interested in).

Enjoy Breakfast Lunch & Dinner at Farr’s Famous Chicken

Farr’s Famous Chicken is open from 7AM – 9PM Daily.They offer a full breakfast menu daily. Outside patio seating is offered, as well as comfortable indoor dining.
Located steps from the boardwalk, on the corner of C Street and Ashworth Avenue (#43), everyone will love the food and the environment at Farr’s Famous Chicken.
Offering the best beer prices in town! Mimosa’s available too!

See you at Farr’s!