York’s annual Festival of Lights December 5th, 2015

Get Ready – The Festival of Lights is coming!

The Town of York’s Festival of Lights committee will be coordinating the Festival of Lights Parade again this year. “All entries will be judged between 3:30 and 4:00 pm. Categories for this years event will be: Best Children’s Float, Best Antique Car, Most Original, Most Traditional, Best use of Lights, Most Musical and Best Business Float. The Festival of Lights” holiday parade is held to celebrate the season and we would very much like your organization or club to participate in this celebration.

The parade will consist of marching bands, floats, clowns, antique cars, public service organizations, business establishments and much more.

This year, due to safety regulations, we are unable to allow parade participants to distribute candy, whether you are walking or on a float. We will however have many adult elves along the route distributing candy to the spectators. Please read safety guidelines attached in order to avoid disappointment the day of the parade.

The date of this event is Saturday, December 5th, 2015 at 4:30 pm. As this parade is in the evening, we ask all participants to have their cars, floats etc., illuminated in the spirit of the holidays. Enclosed you will find a copy of the parade route, as well as an entry form, and parade safety guidelines for your review (please email below for a packet).

Should you wish to enter, please fill out the attached form, along with a brief description of your entry and return it to the York Parks and Recreation Department.

Many other events, sponsored by the Festival of Lights committee, such as caroling, the lighting of the village square, a Christmas tea at Jefferds Tavern, and the play “A Christmas Carol,” will be a part of this celebration.

We hope to make this parade and evening a special time for the entire community of York. Please join us!

We look forward to receiving your entry and we greatly appreciate your support.

2015 Hampton Area Annual Christmas Parade Dec. 5th, 2015 1PM

This years theme is “Dreaming of a Magical Christmas”

Saturday December 5th Annual Christmas Parade Kicks off at 1:00pm

If you or your organization would like to be a part of this year’s Hampton Christmas Parade

please fill out the application and read the rules and regulations.


2015 Parade Application and Rules and RegulationClick for application or email


Visit http://experiencehampton.org for more information

2015 Sea Festival of Trees Blue Ocean Music Hall Nov. 20th – Dec 6th

2015 Sea Festival of Trees

It’s almost time for the Third Annual Sea Festival of Trees, which will be open to the public from Friday, November 20th through Sunday, December 6. Get ready for a giant maze of sparkling holiday trees, stage and ice skating performances, visits with Santa, our Giant Gingerbread House display, Gift and Sweet shop, and Festival Café. It’s a 15-day holiday wonderland by the sea, located at the Blue Ocean Event Center on Salisbury Beach. Presented by The Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank. All the trees are generously donated by local individuals, businesses, and organizations and are beautifully decorated for your enjoyment. All the trees will be raffled off to lucky winners, and the festival proceeds support Anna Jaques Hospital and the Salisbury Beach Partnership.

Vist http://seafestivaloftrees.com/ for all details, schedules and information.
Held at Blue Ocean Music Hall, 4 Oceanfront North, Salisbury, MA

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)