WHEBs 26th Annual Chili Cook Off – Strawberry Banke, Sat. Oct. 10th

Free to Members!

Saturday, Oct. 10th, 2015 11:30AM

Warm up with some of the best chili the Seacoast has to offer at WHEB’s annual Chili Cookoff!
Presented in conjunction with Strawbery Banke Museum’s Fall Festival and held on the grounds of Strawbery Banke, the WHEB Chili Cook-Off presents more than a dozen restaurants from the Seacoast and beyond who serve up their best chili in decorated booths for thousands of attendees to sample. And once again this year, Redhook beer will complement the chili goodness and round out the day.

And, pair your chili with FREE bread for dipping, compliments of Panera,
crisp ESB, Audible Ale, or Longhammer IPA from Redhook Brewery, White Heron’s hot Chai, homemade Common Man apple crisp, and fresh cider donuts.

Restaurants serve up their best chili in decorated booths for thousands of attendees to sample and cast their votes.

All you bring is your appetite!

Cast your vote for the People’s Choice and see how it compares to food critics’ Judge’s Choice award! Prizes also awarded for Best Booth.

Visit https://www.prescottpark.org/event/chili for all the tasty details

Fall Festival at Strawberry Banke, Sat., Oct. 10th

Saturday, October 10, 2015
10:00 am–5:00 pm
New Hampshire Fall Festival – Named “Best of New Hampshire Magazine Editor’s Pick”
For a sample program of the day’s activities, click here.

Celebrate harvest time with Strawbery Banke’s 6th Annual New Hampshire Fall Festival!

Admission same as regular daily admission Adults $20, children 5-17 $10 under 5, members and active duty military/families free.

Experience a traditional New England country fair complete with demonstrations from craftspeople, heritage breed and farm animal exhibits, farm animal and livestock demonstrations, special autumn activities in the Children’s Garden, presentations on heirloom seeds and food preservation tips, fiber arts, demonstrations and exhibits on historic crafts and industries, coopering, candle-making workshop in the Horticultural Center, garden tours and demonstrations.

This year, the NH Fall Festival welcomes 30 traditional craftspeople and heritage livestock breeders, including:

Visit www. strawberrybanke.org

31st Annual Harvestfest & Kidsfest | October 17, 2015 York, ME

31st Annual Harvestfest & Kidsfest | October 17, 2015

Festival Hours: 9:00am – 4:00pm


Location: Short Sands Beach, York Beach, Maine
This festival includes a variety of activities including:

Harvestfest always takes place on the weekend after Columbus Day.
In 2015, it will be on October 17.

Harvestfest is asmoke-free event.

For everyone’s safety & comfort – Dogs are NOT permitted at Harvestfest (except service dogs).

Public Parking for Harvestfest is at York’s Wild Animal Kingdom. The parking meters at the beach are free during Harvestfest.

Handicap Parking is available in the perimeter ball field road.

Map 2015 Harvestfest

For all information visit http://yorkharvestfest.com/

Fall Harvest Fest & Scarecrow Competition this weekend

Date: October 11, 2015 – October 12, 2015

Event Description:

Fall Harvest Festival
October 11 & 12, 2015

Come to downtown Newburyport on Columbus Day weekend for our annual Fall Harvest Festival! Enjoy great food, live music, and family fun while celebrating autumn’s arrival. Explore downtown shops as well as craft vendor booths from artisans all over New England!

Bring the kids in the morning for children’s entertainment in Market Square. There will be music by Jeannie Mack Kids’ Music on Sunday, and a puppet show by Lindsay & Her Puppet Pals on Monday.

The 97 NORTH band plays on Sunday afternoon, a great sampling of classic rock & roll music from the ’60s & ’70s. On Monday afternoon, the Back in Time band plays favorite tunes from the 50s & 60s.

14th Annual Scarecrow Contest
One of the most fun parts of the Newburyport Fall Harvest Festival is the fun, interesting scarecrows decorating all the lamp posts downtown. This year will be the 14th annual scarecrow contest! This contest is free, fun, & open to the public! Entries by individuals, families, teams, schools, churches, clubs, organizations, and businesses are all welcome. The goal of this contest is to create a gallery of fun, inventive scarecrows throughout Market Square. Get creative!

Fore more information visit scarecrow Application (open to the public)

Seafood Festival Winners – Old Salt – Best Lobster Bisque

Congratulations to the Old Salt, Hampton, NH.Winners of Best Stew/Bisque for their Lobster Bisque.

Be sure to visit the Old Salt, open year round, and known for their spectacular Sunday Brunch, as well as fantastic early bird specials!
Visit http://www.oldsaltnh.com for hours, lounge entertainment information, and daily – monthly specials!

Located at 490 Lafayette Road, Hampton, NH.
Open Year Round!


Hampton Beach – Dining Establishments still open daily

Seems like this time of year Hampton Beach closes up tight as a drum, but that’s not the case for these fine dining establishments still open daily!

Farr’s Famous Chicken – Open daily – call for hours 603.926.2030, 23 Ashworth Avenue, Hampton Beach, Corner of C Street.

Coffee Break Cafe – 23 Ocean Blvd., Corner of P Street – check their facebook page for updated hours. Typically 7:30AM to 1 or 3PM. https://www.facebook.com/Coffee-Break-Cafe-274561197605/timeline/

The Taco Room – 23 Ocean Blvd., Corner of P Street, typically open 12PM – 8PM but check their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/tacoroom or call 603 926 8226.

Enjoy Hampton Beach while you can!

Weekends This Fall at Canobie Lake Park – through October 31

Weekends This Fall at Canobie Lake Park, It’s
Family Fun by Day and Where Fear Meets Fun by Night.

SALEM, NH – The fun doesn’t stop after Labor Day at Canobie Lake Park. Canobie is open each weekend during September and October with a range of fall events that is unrivaled in New England.

You can enjoy your favorite Canobie thrill rides – including the park’s wild roller coaster, Untamed – as well as a variety of family and kids’ rides, games and attractions each day and evening during the park’s weekend operating hours. Beginning September 12, Canobie’s Petting Zoo is also open every Saturday and Sunday from 1PM to 5PM through October 25. Youngsters and their families can interact with a variety of gentle animals, and new for 2015, children can also enjoy pony rides available in the zoo.

Then on September 26th, SCREEEMFEST adds its special brand of fear to all the fun after dark, haunting Canobie Lake Park each Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening through October 31. Canobie gives you plenty to “screeem” about, too.

There are five terrifying haunted houses open during SCREEEMFEST, with two NEW HAUNTS for 2015: The Canobie Lake Hotel where the original “guests” still wander the halls, and Black Hollow Cove, a lair of a few long-dead pirates. You’ll also find roaming “monsters” and a monster parade throughout the park, Halloween-themed games and much more.

Canobie Lake Park is also known for delivering quality live entertainment at no additional charge, and fall is no exception. Get ready to rock with Canobie’s ROCKtoberfest event that features a different rock tribute band each weekend from September 26 through October 31 on Canobie’s Midway Stage. On tap are professional touring bands performing tributes to the music of Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, The Police, AC/DC, Bon Jovi and Foreigner.

As if that wasn’t enough, the “SwingShift SideShow,” also appearing on the park’s Midway Stage, presents strange feats of physical daring that are truly not for the faint of heart. A new live show, “Tribute to Michael: Ghosts,” will thrill audiences over two October weekends and “The Globe” returns to Canobie, featuring extreme motorcycle stunts from October 16 through 18 at the park entrance area.

One low admission price for Canobie’s fall events includes all haunted houses, operating rides, ROCKtoberfest, the petting zoo, all live entertainment and more. For park hours, show schedules, directions, and more information, visit canobie.com.

Rye Beach Motel & Cottages Fall Fisherman’s Special

Time to get that BIG BASS!

The Rye Beach Motel and Cottages is pleased to announce our fall fisherman’s special – $69/night within walking distance to the beach and all the surf fishing you can stand!!

Call now and be sure to mention this special to save big on our comfortable rooms.

Offer valid September 14 through October 15 – three night minimum stay required.

visit http://ryebeachmotelnh.com/ for more information.

Savor Newburyport Sept. 17th to Sept. 26th

Savor Newburyport, brought to you by The Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Refinery 43, and Taste of The Seacoast, a 10-day celebration highlighting Newburyport’s exceptional food, drink, shopping, and cultural experiences. From September 17th through the 26th Newburyport will host various events throughout the city; including innovative dining experiences with unique restaurant and shop pairings.

The 10-day celebration will kick off with an Opening Savory Gala on Newburyport’s picturesque waterfront from 6-9pm on Thursday, September 17th. Guests will have the opportunity to sample award-winning food and drinks from over 30 local restaurants and chefs throughout Greater Newburyport.

Throughout the 10-day festival patrons will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to attend special events hosted by local restaurants, shops and small businesses. From Friday, September 18th to Sunday, September 20th there will be Savory Sales.

Savor Newburyport allows local shops, restaurants and chefs to share their passion for food, drink and culture. The city, who is known for its award-winning food, drinks and shops, couldn’t be more thrilled to showcase their city through Savor Newburyport.

Enter our Instagram contest to win two tickets to our kick-off gala on September 17th!

Visit http://www.savornewburyport.com/ for impressive special by area restaurants, sure to entice you to venture out and sample their fine fare.

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Reduced rates for vacation rentals

New reduced rates for several properties – 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)
Beautiful, newly renovated 2 bedroom:
9/5-9/12 – $660

131 Ocean Blvd (Hampton Beach):
3 bedroom townhouses available right on the strip, above the Rexall Drugstore available:
9/5-9/9 – $800

M Street (Hampton Beach):
We have units available 8/29-9/4 and 9/4-9:
Unit 2F (2 bedroom) – $700
Unit A (4 bedroom, 2 floors) – $1100
Unit G (2 bedroom) – $600
Unit H (3 bedroom) – $750
Unit E (4 bedroom, only available 8/31-9/4) – $720


Please email beachsidelucky@comcast.net for more details/pics of any of the units above.