11th Annual WOKQ Music Festival Sat. Aug. 1 Prescott Park

Saturday, August 1st – 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

The 11th Annual WOKQ Countryfest will feature some of the area’s most popular performers!

After a great performance at this year’s WOKQ Chowderfest Brianna Grace is coming back to Portsmouth on August 1st.

Nashville recording artist Darren Bessette and his band have opened for Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw and many more and will take the stage at Prescott park for Countryfest.

The Houston Bernard Band are the bad boys of Boston country and have made a name for themselves touring colleges, fairs, festivals and night clubs all over New England. They’re coming out during the day for Countryfest.

An old friend will be in New England during the first weekend in August and he’ll be opening the show. Tom Dixon is chasing the dream in Nashville after creating quite a following in New Hampshire and New England. Tom will take the stage at 1 PM with an intimate and entertaining acoustic performance.

The day leads up to a rocking set from The Shana Stack Band. With two CD releases and enough awards to fill a U-Haul truck Shana and her crew are favorites in the Granite State and beyond. Whether it’s the main stage at Meadowbrook, Toby Keith’s in Foxboro or a NASCAR race at NHMS, this crew brings their “A” game every time.

This is one of the strongest line-ups ever for Countryfest and you should plan to be in Prescott Park on Saturday August 1st when country music will be the order of the day.

Visit https://www.prescottpark.org/event/11th-annual-wokq-country-festival.

Farr’s Famous Chicken returns to Hampton Beach!

Farr's Famous Chicken is a classic Hampton Beach eatery.

Farr’s Famous Chicken is a classic Hampton Beach eatery.

Some traditions are meant to stay. That’s the case with Farr’s Famous Chicken, a Hampton Beach staple of more than 30 years.
The restaurant re-opened Friday, May 8 at its original Ashworth Avenue location after being gone for one season. Farr’s, known for its “famous” pressure cooked chicken, Jo Jo potato wedges, beans and other barbecue classics, is returning thanks to new owners Judy and Paul Conway.Open Daily from 7AM – 9PM.
Judy Conway’s brother-in-law, Terry Sullivan, bought Farr’s in the 1980s from original owner Henry Farr and successfully ran it with his wife, Laurie Sullivan. Terry Sullivan died of cancer in 2011.”There are a lot of emotions,” Judy Conway said. Sullivan was cherished by the beach community.
Judy Conway said Sullivan was like a big brother to her, always “so supportive.” She is happy to bring his restaurant back to life.”I’ve never been so excited in my entire life,” Conway said. “I’m just so excited to do it for myself and my family.”
Little will have changed from the last time Farr’s was open. The recipes are all the same, but now Farr’s will offer breakfast and outdoor seating.”We’re just bringing back Farr’s the way it was,” Paul Conway said. “The way people remember it from the Henry Farr’s Famous Chicken to the Terry Sullivan years.”
“Farr’s was kind of an institution on the beach. You knew what you were getting”
Cited from Max Sullivan’s article on Seacoastonline.com; http://www.seacoastonline.com/article/20150507/NEWS/150509314

Its Yankee Homecoming Weekend in Newburyport

Parades, Family Days, Golf, Music, Market Square days and so much more!

Below you’ll find information about the events in our 2015 Event Schedule. Please click an event to find out detailed information or applications. Click on each link to explore additional information on each event. Yankee Homecoming is a weekend full of numerous family activities – most are free! This is a great weekend in Newburyport, MA.


July 24th 5pm – 9:30


July 25th 5pm – 9pm


July 25th and 26th


July 26th 10am – 5pm


Sunday July 26th – during opening ceramonies


July 29th 4 – 8pm – There is still time to get your nomination forms in


July 27th – Aug 1st – various times


July 27th 8am


July 27th 11-2pm (rain location is usually Masonic Temple but watch website for more info)


July 28th 9am – 5pm (rain date July 29th)


July 29th – noon


July 29th 10:30 – 3:30


Aug 1st 10am – 2pm


Aug 2nd 12:00


July 26th – Aug 1st 7pm – 9:30pm


July 26th – Aug 2nd 11:30 – 6pm

Heritage Tours

Week Long


August 1st – 9:15 pm


On Sale now at NBPT Chamber of Commerce

Other Events


Look for our book to be on sale early July!


Saturday, June 27th, 2015 9am – 3pm

Fort Stark Visitor Center Open for the summer- New Castle, NH

The Visitor Center at Fort Stark State Historic Site will be open every Saturday, Noon – 4:00 pm from Memorial Day until Labor Day. Weather permitting, volunteers will be also be working on Wednesdays from Memorial Day to Labor Day from approximately 9-11am.

The Fort Stark Visitor Center has military artifacts and information about the 22nd Coastal Artillery which was headquartered at Fort Stark in New Castle during World War II. The area also has a walking trail with an information guide, a small beach and kayak access to the ocean and Little Harbor. There are no rest rooms and only limited parking.

Fort Stark Historic Site is located on a peninsula historically called Jerry’s Point on the southeast corner of New Castle Island. It overlooks the Piscataqua River, Little Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean. Fort Stark was named in honor of John Stark, commander of N.H. forces at the Battle of Bennington (1777). An unmarked walking trail traverses the ten-acre fort site. Please visit with caution! Fort Stark is a former military installation. Beware of dangers of unprotected stairs, high walls, rough ground and slippery rocks. Adult supervision of children is required.

Military Fort Visitor Center opens for the summer

Sat, Aug 1 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Additional Times

  • Sat, Aug 8 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Sat, Aug 15 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Sat, Aug 22 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Sat, Aug 29 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • More Times
  • Sat, Sep 5 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Contact Information

Email: fortstarkfriends

Website: http://www.nhstateparks.org/explore/state-parks/fort-stark-state-historic-site.aspx

Phone: (603) 271-3556

Fox Run Mall and Amity Publications to Host Special Family Fun Night Wed. July 29th and more

The Fox Run Mall and Amity Publications to Host Special Family Fun Night

Wed, Jul 29 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Additional Times

  • Wed, Aug 5 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Wed, Aug 12 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Wed, Aug 19 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Wed, Aug 26 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • More Times
  • Wed, Sep 2 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Fox Run Mall has brought back its Summer Family Fun Night series for the second summer in a row. Family Fun Nights are bringing kids of all ages and their families affordable fun every Wednesday night through September 2nd. As part of the series, the mall will host a very special “Children’s Author Night” with AMITY Publications on Wednesday, July 29th. Layne Case, children’s author of the “Charlie” books, will offer storytelling, book readings, and fun activities for all. Joining Case will be 14-year-old author Lauren Tarbuck (“Room of Shadows”), 11-year-old Maya Bondar (“Flannery’s First Trip”), and 11-year-old Grant Currie (“A Ski Day with Ray”). Each young author will share their books as well as lead exciting activities such as learning how to illustrate and a bookmark making craft. In addition, musical entertainment will be provided by The AfterNotes, a Seacoast all-female a cappella group. Summer Family Fun Nights at the Fox Run Mall feature themed crafts and activities, discounted Family Meal deals, and more that offer fun for kids and parents alike.

Check Out Fantastic Seashell Entertainment Schedule!

195th Army Band Bangor Maine

Location: Hampton Beach Sea Shell Stage
Date: Jul 28, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Price: FREE

Ayla Brown

Location: Hampton Beach Sea Shell Stage
Date: Jul 29, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Price: FREE

America Idol Finalist

Walkin’ The Line

Location: Hampton Beach Sea Shell Stage
Date: Jul 30, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Price: FREE

The Nevers Band

Location: Hampton Beach Sea Shell Stage
Date: Jul 31, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Price: FREE

George Hosker Dance

Location: Hampton Beach Sea Shell Stage
Date: Aug 01, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Price: FREE

Kings Row

Location: Hampton Beach Sea Shell Stage
Date: Aug 01, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Price: FREE

The Tommack Band

Location: Hampton Beach Sea Shell Stage
Date: Aug 02, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Price: FREE

Young Performers Showcase

Location: Hampton Beach Sea Shell Stage
Date: Aug 03, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Price: FREE


Location: Hampton Beach Sea Shell Stage
Date: Aug 04, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Price: FREE

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