11th Annual Ogunquitfest Oct. 23 – Oct. 26, 2014-Wicked Fun

OgunquitFest 2014 Schedule of Events

Scarecrow Contest begins Columbus Day Weekend!

Explore the town as businesses decorate and compete for the best scarecrow display. Ballot boxes located around town through Saturday, October 25.

All weekend: Scavenger hunts throughout Ogunquit! Solve the clues to be entered to win a prize. For the scavenger hunts, see the OgunquitFest brochure. If you are familiar with geocaching, you might want to take advantage of the many caches in the area while you are here for the weekend. You can find more information about Ogunquit caches (and log them when you find them) at geocaching.com.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

MAINE OUTDOOR FILM FESTIVAL Leavitt Theatre. 8pm. See a selection of short outdoor films from the 2012, 2013, and 2014 Maine Outdoor Film Festivals. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 children. Buy your tickets at the door or online at ogunquit.org.

Friday, October 24, 2014

MONSTER MASH Dunaway Center, School Street. 5-8pm. Stop in for a child-friendly group of vignettes and great photo opportunities! Come in costume for dancing, music, refreshments, and more fun! Appropriate for the entire family. Bring your camera!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

AUTUMN BAZAAR 9am-4pm, Main Beach parking lot. Find that one-of-a-kind special item from one of our 75 vendors – get an early jump on your holiday shopping! Non-perishable food donations being accepted for local food pantry or pet food for the Animal Welfare Society.

HORSE-DRAWN WAGON RIDES 10am-4pm, Veterans’ Park. $5 per person. Weather permitting.

GREAT PUMPKIN PATCH PRESENTATION 10-11:30am, Dunaway Center, School Street. An autumn delight for kids of all ages. Pumpkins, paints, markers, and stickers supplied. No carving please.

ANTIQUE & CLASSIC CAR SHOW 10am-1pm, Main Beach parking lot. Vote on your favorite classic car! Winners announced at 12:30pm. Free admission.

WINE TASTING 2pm-5pm. Village Food Market, 230 Main Street. Wine tasting with Aissa Sweets tasting as well.

OGUNQUITFEST OBSTACLE COURSE 2:30-3:30pm, Ogunquit Main Beach. Let the kids run off some energy in our Halloween-themed Obstacle Course on the beach.

WINE TASTING 3-6pm, Perkins & Perkins Wine and Cheese Shop, 478 Main Street. Featuring great wines for fall.

CHILDREN’S FALL STORYTELLING 4-5pm, Dunaway Center, School Street. Listen to local storyteller Diana Abbott tell tales of spooks and haunted happenings.

GHOSTLY TOURS, 6-8:30pm. Ogunquit Heritage Museum, Obeds Lane. Stop in for a ghostly walk through Ogunquit. Tours by the Ogunquit Heritage Museum. Bring your flashlight – it’s dark out there! $5 Adults, children under 10 free. Weather permitting.

“PHANTOM OF THE OPERA” SILENT MOVIE, 8 pm, Leavitt Theatre, Downtown. Long before Andrew Lloyd Webber created the hit stage musical, this 1925 silent film adaptation starring Lon Chaney helped place ‘Phantom’ firmly in the pantheon of both horror and romance. Live piano accompaniment. See for yourself, if you dare! $10 per person.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

AUTUMN BAZAAR 10am-3pm, Main Beach parking lot. See Saturday description.

COSTUME PARADE 11am, Ogunquit Square to Main Beach. Costumed kids, adults, and canines welcome! Rain location: Under the tents at the Main Beach Parking Lot. DJ Jodi will spin tunes for this and the Bed Race that follows.

OPA’S OOMPA BAND Noon-4pm: Join Cornerstone for some fun polka music!

HIGH HEEL DASH AND WALK-OFF 3pm, Perkins Cove. Watch the hijinks as brave souls race around Perkins Cove in high heels! Better yet, join in the race! Heels must be at least 2” high, and trophies (and prize money) awarded for Best Time, Highest Heel and Most Outrageous Costume! Proceeds from registration will go to Frannie Peabody Center.

A Safe Place Presents Saving Lives & Creating Futures Costume Ball Extravaganza Oct. 18th – Great Food Great Fun, Even Greater Cause

A Safe Place Presents Saving Lives & Creating Futures Costume Ball Extravaganza

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Costume Extravaganza Ball

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Oct 18, 2014 $45.00 $3.47
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Please join us for delicious wings, tasty meatballs, mouthwatering cupcakes and a showcase of other specialty foods along with dancing, live / silent auction and cash bar.

*Costumes encouraged but optional.

If you would like to pay by check please call (603) 436-4619 or send payment to: Costume Ball c/o A Safe Place, 6 Greenleaf Woods Drive Suite 101, Portsmouth NH 03801 (please write checks to A Safe Place)

Participating Restaurants – View the tremendous selection of Restaurants participating in this fine event; https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-safe-place-presents-saving-lives-creating-futures-costume-ball-extravaganza-tickets-12546184977

Haunted Lighthouse & Fort Tour Portsmouth NH, Friday Oct. 17, 2014

Haunted Lighthouse & Fort Tour When Where
Join author and radio personality Ron Kolek of the New England Ghost Project, along with author and lighthouse historian Jeremy D’Entremont, for a rare nighttime walking tour of Fort Constitution and Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse.The fort and lighthouse have been featured on TV, including the popular show “Ghost Hunters.” You’ll hear about the paranormal investigations at the fort and lighthouse that have indicated the presence of a number of otherworldly residents. Ron will discuss investigation methods, and Jeremy will fill in the history behind the ghostly tales. There will be three tours during the evening (7:00, 8:45, and 10:30); each tour will last about 90 minutes and will be limited to 16 persons.

Not recommended for children under 12.

Be sure to bring your camera — you never know what you might catch! Advance reservations are required.

Event Type: Other
Cost: $20
Website: Click here

Beach Plum, North Hampton wrapping it up for the Season – last weekend

Lobster Rolls Hampton NHVoted Best Lobster Roll, yet again, at the 2014 Seafood Festival, The Famous Beach Plum, at its North Hampton location, is getting ready to close up for the 2014 season on Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 8PM. Hours daily through Sunday are 11Am – 8PM. Yes, they are closing earlier than usual this year to take care of some updates on the inside. So come one, come all and get your last Lobster Roll before the season end. 17 Ocean Blvd., North Hampton, NH; 603.964.7451; www.lobsterrolls.com.


Voted Best Fried Food at the 2014 Seafood Festival,  The Portsmouth Location is open year round. Located at 2800 Lafayette Road in Portsmouth, New Englanders need not deprive themselves of delicious seafood this winter. 603.433.3339; www.lobsterrolls.com.

Check Out Seacoast Area Campground Still Open

Pines Camping Area, Salisbury, MA; Columbus Day- by Reservation Only; http://pinescampingarea.com/; 978-465-0013

Pine Acres Resort, Raymond, NH; October 15th, 2014; http://pineacrescamping.com/; 603-895-2519

York Beach Camper Park, York, ME; Shortly after Columbus Day – Call for closing date; http://yorkbeachcampingpark.com/; 207-363-1343

Libby’s Oceanside Camping, York, Me; October 15th, 2014; http://www.libbysoceancamping.com/; 207-363-4171

Flagg’s RV Park, York, ME; October 15th, 2014 ; http://www.flaggsrvpark.com; 207-363-5050

Dixon’s Campground – Cape Neddick, ME – Closed for season

Victorian Tavern Walk & Food Tasting Hampton, NH

Spend an afternoon with the Hampton Historical Society and a motley crew of the 19th century. Hustlers, Bustlers, Titans, Tramps and Teetotalers. Saturday, Oct. 11th, 2014.
2-5 PM. Also experience a slice of Hampton History while sampling Victorian era fare prepared by the chefs from Galley Hatch, 401 Tavern, The Old Salt and Savory Square Bistro. Tickets are $15 and are available at all restaurant locations until 3:30 PM the day of the event. Call the Historical Society for more information at 603-929-0781.

Whale Watches still running cruises through October, 12th

It is said Fall is the Best time for Whale Watching so why not take an adventure with your friends or family as cruises are still running through October 12th.
Check out the weekend schedules running through October 12th.

Atlantic Whale Watch; http://www.atlanticwhalewatch.com/; 1870 Ocean Boulevard, Rye, NH; 1-800-WHALE-NH

Granite State Whale Watch; http://www.granitestatewhalewatch.com; 1870 Ocean Boulevard, Rye, NH; 1-800-964-5545

Fall Harvest Festival Columbus Day Weekend – Newburyport, MA & Scarecrow Contest

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 a puppet show by Lindsay & Her Puppet Pals on Sunday, and music they can dance to by WhirlyGigs 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 doo wop era.13th 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 13th 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! Scarecrow Application; http://www.newburyportchamber.org/files/3960.pdf


Food Vendors
10AM-5PM Sunday & Monday in Market Square

Craft Show
10AM – 5PM Sunday & Monday on State Street, Pleasant St, & Inn St.

Kids Entertainment
Sunday & Monday from 10:30-11:30am in Market Square
Sunday – Puppet show by Lindsay & Her Puppet Pals
Monday – Singalong with the WhirlyGigs

Scarecrow Contest Judging
Sunday & Monday from 12-2PM in Market Square
Sunday – classic rock from 97 North
Monday – doo wop music from Back in Time

Live Music in Market Square
Sunday and Monday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

15th Annual Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival Saturday & Sunday 9/27 & Sunday 9/28

Bring your family and friends to downtown Portsmouth for a taste of maritime music and song!

Date: Saturday & Sunday, September 27th & 28th 10AM – 10PM- A Free Family Event

Time: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Website: http://www.portsmouthnh.com/calendar/ShowDetail.cfm?Event_ID=7281&EventDateID=11847&LocationID=18

Event Description:
The 15th annual Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival showcases music from the US, British Isles and Canada at venues in the Market Square area. It will kick off early with a Thursday evening lecture at the Portsmouth Athenaeum with “New Hampshire and the American Clipper Ship Era,” by scholar Glenn Knoblock.
A Saturday evening concert will be held at the First Methodist Church on Miller Ave.
This is an all-ages event with audience participation strongly encouraged!
The Portsmouth Book & Bar will host the Sunday sing from 2:00-4:30PM – and yes! it’s that kind of bar, so bring your thirst for a fine craft brew when you come!
Performers in 2014 include Andy Kenna, John Roberts, Jerry Bryant, Moira Craig & Carolyn Robson.

Free Family Outdoor Fun – 5th Annual Hampton ArtWalk Show and Sale – Thursday, Sept. 25th, 2014

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Hampton Art Walk is held every year in downtown Hampton, N.H. in combination with local businesses. With over 30 artists participating, their work can be viewed both in the local shops and under tents on the town green. This will be the fifth year for the art walk and is planned for Thursday, September 25, 2014. 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Marelli’s Square, Hampton, NH – A Free Event.

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This event gets assistance from numerous organizations which help to make it a very successful event.

More information will be available about this year’s participation in the 2014 show and sale.

In years past there has been an edible art contest, and entertainment which included pumpkin carving and balloon sculpture.

For more information ; 603.926.7365 or visit http://hamptonartsnetwork.org.
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