Here are additional updates to “Happenings About Town” events shown in your current copy of NH Visitor. Also Parker’s Maple Barn is having a sale on their yummy maple syrup – $25/quart, any grade, includes shipping anywhere in the USA. You can order by phone or in person if you visit. (This is a good price.)
Events below use the same abbreviations as in the Sept./Oct. issue…
“MV” = Merrimack Valley
“SC” = Seacoast
“MR” = Monadnock Region
…and multiple-day events are shown as of their first date but marked with an asterisk for your easy scanning.
9/26-9/29 (MV/SC) Deerfield Fair – at the Deerfield Fairgrounds, 34 Stage Rd., Deerfield. $10 for ages 13+; ages 12 and younger are free. New England’s oldest family fair is back for another year of classic attractions, events and shows. In 2018 the largest pumpkin recorded in the state was weighed at the fair – it came in at a whopping 2,528 pounds, and was grown by Steve Geddes of Boscawen. Other entertainment includes rides, a midway, horse shows, music, dancing, magicians, pig scramble and so much more.
9/27 (MR) Auction of Historic Proportions – Historical Society of Cheshire County, 246 Main St., Keene. $50. Historical Society of Cheshire County, (603) 352-1895. This is the biggest fundraising event of the year Over 100 items will be available in a live auction and silent auction. Those who attend can expect to have some fun and enjoy a few laughs in support of the Historical Society’s programs which help people of all ages “find their place in history.”
9/27 (MV) Barika – Bank of NH Stage/Capitol Center for the Arts, 16-18 S Main St., Concord. $18-$25. Six-piece funky, dubbed out, psychedelic West African flavored band from Burlington, VT.
*(/27-9/29 (MV) Capital Arts Fest – all day. League of NH Craftsmen Headquarters, 49 S Main St #100, Concord. Free. (603) 224-3375. Our Inaugural event in 2018 was a great success and we are so thankful to all of our participants for their involvement as well as to all of the members of the community who came out to support us. The League partnered with the City of Concord, the Concord Chamber of Commerce’s “Creative Concord Committee” and the Capitol Center for the Arts to produce this event.
9/27 (MR) Red Hot Chilli Pipers – 8pm. The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main St., Keene. $29–$47. (603) 352-2033. Bagpipes with attitude, drums with a Scottish accent and a show so hot it carries its own health warning. A groundbreaking fusion of traditional Scottish music and rock/pop anthems which they proudly call “Bagrock.”
9/28 (MV/SC) Draft Horse Photo Day – 1-3pm. Everyone loves to take selfies with our beautiful Belgian draft horses, so today we would like to give you the opportunity to get a little closer! Twiggy, Ice, Charlie and Wyatt will be groomed and ready for visitors. Stand next to your favorite horse and get a picture to commemorate your visit to Coppal House Farm. We will have someone ready to take photos, so that no one will be left out. Coppal House Farm, 118 North River Road, Lee, NH (a scenic halfway between Merrimack Valley and Seacoast). (603) 659-3572. www.nhcornmaze.com.
9/28 (MV) Max Hatt/Edda Glass – Bank of NH Stage/Capitol Center for the Arts, 16-18 S Main St., Concord. $15-$25. Melodic folk that combines jazz and classical guitar and vocals. As heard at Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival – “an incomparable spook.”
9/28 (SC) Swag on Swasey Exeter Antique & Flea Market – 8am-2pm. Swasey Parkway, Water St., Exeter. Free. (603) 580-5058. This open-air market features over 30 dealers on Swasey Parkway in the heart of downtown Exeter. Antiques, collectibles, vintage, salvage, rusty-junk, repurposed, unique finds, textiles, jewelry, tools, militaria clothing, furniture and much more. No admission price and free on-street and off-street parking.
*9/28-9/29 (MR) Bridge of Quilts – 9:30-11am. Keene Recreation Center, 312 Washington St., Keene. $7. Cheshire Quilters Guild, (603) 847-9592. Guild members showcase their recent quilts, both traditional and contemporary. Award-winning quilter Norma Ippolito will display her artistry and share her quilting journey. There will be over 100 handcrafted quilts, a youth exhibit, demonstrations, quilting vendors, raffle baskets, community project quilts display, and a raffle of hand appliqued “Woodland Creatures” quilt.
9/28 (MV) Silver Linings: Senior Healthy Living Expo – 10am-2pm. Manchester Community College, 1066 Front St., Manchester. Free. (603) 668-4321. Silver Linings is a continuing New Hampshire Union Leader and Sunday News special report on aging in New Hampshire and solutions to the challenges older people and those who love them and care for them face here. The Silver Linings: Senior Healthy Living Expo provides a face-to-face forum for the public to hear directly from innovators, experts, advocates and care providers. This free expo will include valuable information, demonstrations from vendors, door prizes and giveaways throughout the day. Panel presentations and focused discussions on a wide range of topics are planned.
9/29 (MV) Celtic Nights – 5-8pm. Bank of NH Stage, 16 S Main St., Concord. 603-225-1111. Concord’s own Celtic Night, co-hosted by award-winning fiddlers Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki and Liz Faiella, will feature monthly performances beginning September 2019 to brighten your Sunday evenings from 5-6:30. Each may feature guest appearances by some of the region’s top traditional Irish and Scottish musicians. After the show, local musicians are invited to join the performers in an all-comers session until 8pm – bring your instruments!
*10/1-10/3 (MR) 1000 Scarecrows – Chester, NH Historical Society, 1 Chester St., Chester. Free. (603) 887-3842. This is the 10th year of Chester’s townwide “scarecrows,” which will bring the total to 1,000 made. Any road you travel down you will see the amazing scarecrows of this very talented town. They will be on display the whole month of October.
10/1 (MV) Beautiful – 7:30pm. Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S Main St., Concord. $45-$110. (603) 225-1111. The Carole King Musical tells the Tony and Grammy Award-winning inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
10/2 (SC) Stephen Chbosky – 7pm. The Music Hall, 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth. $13.75 plus cost of book ($30). (603) 436-2400. Stephen Chbosky is the author of the multi-million-copy bestselling debut novel “The Perks of Being a Wallflower.” In 2012, Chbosky wrote and directed an acclaimed film adaptation of his novel, starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller. He also directed the acclaimed 2017 film “Wonder” starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay. “Imaginary Friend” is Chbosky’s long-awaited second novel.
10/3 (MR) TedX Keene – React, Reflect, Respond – 6:30pm. The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main St., Keene. $22.50. (603) 352-2033. Presented by TedX Keene. Up to a dozen innovative speakers with ideas worth spreading.
*10/3-10/6 (SC) “Bright Star” – 9pm. UNH Johnson Theatre, 30 Academic Way, Durham. General Public: $18 UNH ID/Senior/Group 15+: $15 Youth (17 and under): $8. (603) 862-7222. When successful literary editor Alice Murphy meets an ambitious young soldier just home from World War II, their connection inspires Alice to confront her past. Together they discover a stunning secret with the power to transform their lives.
*10/4-10/5 (MV) New Hampshire Coin and Currency Expo – DoubleTree Manchester Downtown, 700 Elm St., Manchester. $5. (978) 658-0160. New England’s Biggest Money Show. Since 2003, our show has grown into the biggest coin show in New England with over 100 tables and over 70 dealers from all over New England, NY, NJ, PA, TX, CO and IA. Buy, sell, and trade, our experts will also be available for free appraisals. Come in to buy coins for your collection, invest in Silver or Gold bullion, or just come to appreciate the coins and currency minted since 1792 which are an important part of our Nation’s history. Included with your paid admission is a coin grading seminar on Saturday and our famous Children’s Introduction to Coin Collecting program on Saturday at 10 AM, as well as other guest speakers and seminars. (see web site for more information).
10/4 (SC) Dover Art Walk – 4-8pm. Downtown Dover, 1 Washington St. Free. Discover the vibrant downtown Dover Art community every first Friday of the month! From 4-8 p.m., enjoy local art while strolling along the numbered map stops — you can visit in order or mix it up! Artists and locations will vary from month to month, and some artists will be on site to discuss their work and provide demos for your enjoyment. Starting at 4 p.m., pick up a map at any of the stops and start perusing! Get entered in a raffle for each location stamped.
*10/5-10/6 (MV/SC) Visit The Lambs – 10am-5pm – Free. Our Dorper ewe flock has started their lambing season and we have little ones for you to enjoy! They are so much fun to watch as they frolic about the pen. Make sure to bring your camera and take as many photos as you’d like! This area of the farm is free for visitors. If you choose to go to the corn maze, be sure to check in at the farm stand to pay admission and receive instructions. Coppal House Farm, 118 North River Road, Lee, NH (a scenic halfway between Merrimack Valley and Seacoast). (603) 659-3572. www.nhcornmaze.com.
10/5 (MV) The Main Event: Annual Gala for the NH Furniture Masters – Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash St., Manchester. $90 – $125. (603) 898-0242. Join us at the Currier Museum of Art for The Main Event, an evening showcasing the exceptional talent of the NH Furniture Masters. Meet them, see their works, bid on live and silent auctions, savor artisan food and craft beer and enjoy live music and entertainment.
*10/5-10/6 (MV) Applefest – 10am-4pm. Sullivan Farm, 70 Coburn Ave., Nashua. $1 and up. The Salvation Army, (603) 889-5151. A fun, outdoor, family event at Sullivan Farm, the last farm in Nashua! There are games and activities for people of all ages, apple picking in the orchard, scarecrow-making, face painting, hay rides, pumpkin painting and pony rides. Apple pies, ice cream, hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries, and more delicious food will be available. Applefest is the perfect way to celebrate fall! Rain or shine. Tickets for food and activities are available at $1 per ticket. (Games = 1 Ticket, Hay Ride = 2 Tickets, Apple Crisp with Ice Cream = 5 Tickets, etc.)
10/5 (SC) Powder Keg Beer and Chili Festival – 11am-4pm. Swasey Parkway, 316 Water St., Exeter. $35. (603) 772-2411. Love beer? So do we. The Exeter Powder Keg Beer & Chili Festival has become the staple event for Downtown Exeter. The Powder Keg Beer and Chili Festival features beer from over 65 breweries and chili from over 20 restaurants along with live entertainment all day long.
10/5 (MR) Arlo Guthrie – Alice’s Restaurant Back By Popular Demand Tour With Sarah Lee Guthrie – 8pm. The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main St., Keene. Prolific songwriter, social commentator, master storyteller, actor, and activist Arlo Guthrie returns with Alice’s Restaurant – This tour marks the 50th Anniversary of the feature film Alice’s Restaurant.
10/6 (MR) 14th Annual Oktoberfest – 5pm. Inn at East Hill Farm, 460 Monadnock St., Troy. $27.95 for adults and $14.50 for children. (603) 242-6495. At this Oktoberfest at the picturesque Inn at East Hill Farm in Troy, you can enjoy traditional German fare and live oompah music. Hors d’oeuvres begin at 5 p.m., dinner begins at 6 p.m. It’s BYOB and reservations required.
*10/11-10/13 (MV/MR) 30th Annual Milford Pumpkin Festival – Milford Oval, Milford, NH. Free. Each fall, Milford’s Great Pumpkin Festival draws tens of thousands of visitors to the town’s downtown. During this event, visitors experience Milford at its finest. Participants engage in a wide range of fun activities designed for all ages, but they also witness the community spirit of local volunteers, the support from local businesses, and the important role the downtown area plays in our community. The Great Pumpkin Weigh-In will be at 12 p.m. on Saturday October 12 at The Oval. The ginormous pumpkins will be on display throughout the festival, so be sure to come by and check out these beauties. Other events and activities include a talent show, color fun run, haunted trail, face painting, craft fair, beer/wine/spirits tasting and much more.
10/12 (MV/SC) Flashlight Night Maze – 7-9pm. Join us for our second public Flashlight Night Maze of the season! Dress in layers, grab your flashlight and get ready to navigate the maze like a true explorer! Of course, you can always follow your nose to the end where there are cider and donuts waiting for you (one cider and donut per person while supplies last). Flashlights are not provided so bring your own or many people just use their phones. Last admission is at 9 pm. Coppal House Farm, 118 North River Road, Lee, NH (a scenic halfway between Merrimack Valley and Seacoast). (603) 659-3572. www.nhcornmaze.com.
*10/12-10/13 (MV) 72nd Annual Warner Fall Foliage Festival – Downtown Warner, NH. Free. Come celebrate rural life and vibrant foliage at this free, family-oriented community festival in the village of Warner. Three days of events include a full lineup of open-air concerts, two parades, a 5-mile road race, kids’ fun run and dance party, oxen and woodsmen’s contests, fresh lobster and chicken BBQ, amusement rides, street performers, and a host of artisans, farmer’s market and food vendors all set against the backdrop of fall foliage.
10/12 (SC) Fall & Children’s Authors Festival – 10am-5pm. Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock St., Portsmouth. $0 – $19.50. (603) 766-2496. Strawbery Banke’s Fall & Children’s Authors Festival showcases traditional New England handmade crafts, heritage breed, and farm animal demonstrations, and the museum’s heirloom gardens and seed-saving program.
10/12 (Inland SC) Somersworth Pumpkin Festival – 10am-4pm. $12. Family-oriented event designed to celebrate all thing pumpkin. Come and enjoy pumpkin carving, pumpkin painting, a pumpkin catapult, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin putt-putt golf, a family photo shoot, high striker and cookie decorating. There are also hay rides, live entertainment at two stages and a food court. Wristbands are required to participate in pumpkin fest activities. Wrist bands cost $12 per child. Adults are free when assisting a child in activities, or $12 for any adult who wants to participate in our activities without a child. Wristbands may be purchased the morning of Pumpkin Fest at the white info booth tent.
10/12 (SC) New Hampshire Brew Fest – noon-9pm. Cisco Brewers, 35 Corporate Dr., Pease International Tradeport, Portsmouth. $40-$55. Hosted by Cisco Brewers (formerly Redhook) regular tickets are $40 and VIP are $55. This event is a special fundraiser for the Prescott Park Arts Festival in partnership with Master Brewers Association of America and WHEB’s “The Morning Buzz.”
10/12 (MR) Monadnock Pumpkin Festival – 1pm-8pm. Cheshire Fairgrounds, 247 Monadnock Hwy., Swanzey. $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6 and up and kids 5 and under are free. This family-friendly event includes carved pumpkin displays, a carving contest, a children’s costume parade, a pumpkin catapult, a craft fair, pony rides and a Fright Fest haunted fairgrounds area.
10/12 (MR) Black Violin – 8pm. The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main St., Keene. $35–$54. (603) 352-2033.
10/13 (SC) 30th Annual WHEB Chili Cookoff – noon. Prescott Park, 105 Marcy St., Portsmouth. Every October, folks come to enjoy generous samplings from some of the Seacoast’s best restaurants and to experience one of the greatest chili cook-off events around. 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.
10/13 (MV/SC) Touch a Tractor Day – 10am-2pm. Do you or your kids love large farm implements and want to see them up close? We have lined up tractors both new and old to view and take photos with!
10/15 (MV) The Yankee Peddler in Early America – 7:30-9pm. The Nashua Historical Society, 5 Abbott St., Nashua. Free. (603) 883-0015. From the mid-1600s in New England to the rise of the automobile after WWI, peddlers were a major factor in getting items to remote locations. First traveling with backpacks, carts, and finally with large wagons, the peddler not only brought needed goods to the frontier, but served as a source of news and brought back information on what locations were good ones for people on the move to select as a new home. The presentation will include where they went, how they traveled, how were they paid, who became a peddler, where did they stay while on the road, how were they viewed, what ended most peddling and more.
10/16 (SC) Scripting the Seacoast: Marguerite Matthews & Gregory Gathers – 5:30-6:30pm. Portsmouth Athenaeum, 9 Market Sq., Portsmouth. $10. (603) 431-2538. Join the company of Pontine Theatre, featuring the work of writer/actors Marguerite Matthews and Greg Gathers for this fun event. They have created over fifty original works that have been presented both at Pontine Theatre and in hundreds of communities throughout New England. Much of their work delves into the fascinating history of New England.
*10/18-10/19 (MV) Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off and Regatta – Downtown Goffstown, NH. The giant pumpkin weigh-off is day one, followed by the regatta on the following day. Also featuring pumpkin catapults, giant pumpkin drop, races and more. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on October 18 and 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on October 19.
10/18 (MV) Jesse Cook – Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S Main St., Concord. $35-$45. Jesse Cook, a master guitarist known for his intoxicating fusion of world music, has traveled the globe looking for sounds that resonate with him. Come see the results of these travels and watch him perform in Concord on October 18.
10/19 (SC) The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – Dover High School, 25 Academy St., Dover. $20-$60. Northeastern Ballet Theatre, (603) 834-8834. “A drowsy, dreamy influence seems to hang over the land, and to pervade the very atmosphere,” thus Washington Irving describes the town of Sleepy Hollow in his famous tale.
10/19 (SC) Ocean Discovery Day – 10am-3pm. At Jere A. Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory, 24 Colovos Rd., Durham. Free. (603) 862-2959. Dive into marine science! At Ocean Discovery Day, UNH will open the doors of its marine research laboratories to highlight how scientists and students engage with our rich natural resources and utilize our proximity to the ocean for their studies. Join us at the Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory on the UNH Durham campus and enjoy family-friendly, hands-on demonstrations, tours and talks. Drive mini-ROVs, dissect a squid, and watch animations of whale behavior underwater. Demos and talks on a wide array of ocean topics from mapping to acoustics will be offered, while hands-on activities include marine life touch tanks, fish printing and knot tying. Join us for this free day of ocean discovery!
10/19 (SC) Hearth and Hands Fest: Handcrafting and Homesteading Skills – 2-4:30pm. At The Urban Forestry Center, 45 Elwyn Rd., Portsmouth. $5-10. (603) 664-2796. Celebrate and learn about handcrafts and homesteading skills! Crafters and practitioners will be set up so you can walk around and talk with them in an open house style setting. Skills being demonstrated include: composting, fiber arts, seed saving, food preservation and much more. Suggested donation of $5-$10, accepted at the door.
10/19 (MV) Evening at the Pops – 7pm. Pilgrim Congregational Church, 4 Watson St., Nashua. $20. (603) 882-3060. The Nashua Choral Society presents “Evening at the Pops.” The concert features table seating, deserts and refreshments. Tickets are $20. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
10/19 (MR) Pink Martini With Meow Meow – 8pm. The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main St., Keene. $49–$75. (603) 352-2033. Presenting the biggest little orchestra around – Pink Martini featuring lead singer China Forbes and special guest Meow Meow. The fabulously eclectic ensemble’s polished and glamorous sound – is an intoxicating concoction of sultry Latin music, swinging jazz, cabaret, cinema scores and more.
10/19 (MV) Sergio Mendes and Bebel Gilberto – 8pm. Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S Main St., Concord. $39-$69. (603) 225-1111. Bossa Nova was born on July 10th, 1958 at the old Odeon recording studios in Rio de Janeiro when João Gilberto recorded “Chega de Saudade,” Bossa Nova’s very first song and the beginning of a musical and worldwide cultural phenomenon. Celebrate 60 years of Bossa Nova with multi-Grammy-winning producer, composer, keyboardist and vocalist, Sergio Mendes, one of the most internationally successful Brazilian artists of all time. Joining Mendes is Bebel Gilberto, the thrilling Bossa Nova vocalist and daughter of João Gilberto who is steeped in Bossa Nova music, having made her Carnegie Hall debut at age 9 on a Bossa Nova program with her mother.
10/20 (MV) 14th Annual Celebrate Samhain – All day. The DoubleTree by Hilton, 2 Somerset Pkwy., Nashua. $10. Celebrate Samhain is dedicated to the ancient Celtic celebration of the final harvest and “day of the dead.” Enjoy a day filled with magic, music and merriment. Attend presentations and workshops by prominent Pagan and metaphysical authors, community leaders and instructors. Shop the wares of the finest mystical vendors and artisans selected from throughout region. Enlist a reading from one of our gifted psychics, tarot or palm readers. Be entranced by song and dance that celebrates myth, magic, and ancient ways. Finally, observe the ancient Celtic holiday of Samhain in an open community ritual that honors the ancestors and those who have gone on before.
10/22 (MV) Merrimack Garden Club presents Roger Swain on “The Winter Vegetable Garden” – 7pm. St. James United Methodist Church, 646 Daniel Webster Hwy., Merrimack. $5. (603) 440-9646. The Merrimack Garden Club is very pleased to host a lecture by Roger Swain, “the man with the red suspenders” who has gardened for 60 years, written about horticulture for 30 years and hosted more than 500 episodes of Victory Garden, one of the most popular gardening shows on PBS. He will be speaking to us on “The Winter Vegetable Garden,” focusing on “what to plant and how to store it safely so we may eat well every day of the year.”
10/24 (MR) Get the Led Out – 7:30pm. The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main St., Keene. $38.50 and $42.50. (603) 352-2033. From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, GTLO captures the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brings it to the concert stage. GTLO brings what the audience wants … a high energy Zeppelin concert with an honest, heart-thumping intensity
*10/25-10/26 (MV) 13th Annual Black New England Conference – All day event. 2500 N River Rd., Manchester. Free. Black Heritage Trail of NH, (603) 570-8469. An annual 2 day gathering where academics, artists, activists, and community members share insights and research on Black experiences, past and present, in New England and beyond. The Conference is both an academic conference and a celebration of Black life and history.
10/25 (MV) Kansas – Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S Main St., Concord. $50-$125. With a legendary career spanning more than four decades, Kansas (“Carry On Wayward Son” and “Dust in the Wind”) has firmly established itself as one of America’s iconic classic rock bands. This garage band from Topeka released their debut album in 1974 and have gone on to sell more than 30 million albums worldwide.
*10/25-10/26 (SC) Ghosts on the Banke – 5:30-8pm. Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock St., Portsmouth. $4-$8. (603) 766-2496. Meet the Ghosts on the Banke at Strawbery Banke Museum’s famous, family-friendly Halloween Celebration. Trick-or-Treat from house-to-historic house in Portsmouth NH’s oldest neighborhood. In your travels, you may encounter the spirits of long-dead sea captains,17th-century shopkeepers and a wayward pirate or two. Jack-O-Lanterns light the way as guests step over the threshold of time and meet the ‘Ghosts on the Banke: Family-Friendly Halloween’ Discover pirate treasure, visit the wacky witch and see into the future with the guidance from the gypsy fortune teller. Community members bring history back to life with spooky plays, skits and other interactive ghostly tales throughout the evening. Don’t forget to warm weary bones by the bonfire. In addition, wander into Pickwick’s at the Banke, which is decorated for Halloween.
10/26 (MV/SC) Trick-or-Treat in the Corn Maze – 4-5pm. Don your Halloween costumes and grab your bags for there is candy to be had! Do your trick-or-treating this year inside the corn maze. Staff will be waiting to receive you in kid friendly costumes with baskets of goodies. Children 12 yrs and under for trick-or-treating. Coppal House Farm, 118 North River Road, Lee, NH (a scenic halfway between Merrimack Valley and Seacoast). (603) 659-3572. www.nhcornmaze.com.
10/26 (MV/SC) Spooky Flashlight Night Maze – 7-9pm. Get those flashlights ready! It’s our final Night Maze of the season and it’s a SPOOKY one! Navigate the maze in the dark…but beware of what lurks around the corner for it is Halloween weekend and you don’t know what you might find! As always, those delicious cider donuts will be waiting for those who find their way out (one per person while supplies last). Grab your donut and cider and snag a spot by the bonfire! Last admission is at 9 pm. Coppal House Farm, 118 North River Road, Lee, NH (a scenic halfway between Merrimack Valley and Seacoast). (603) 659-3572. www.nhcornmaze.com.
10/26 (MV) Wicked FIT Run – 9:30-noon. Rollins Park, 33 Bow St., Concord. By Families in Transition-New Horizons – (603) 641-9441. Join us on Saturday, October 26 at 9:30 a.m. for the 8th Annual Wicked FIT Run in Concord.
10/26 (SC) “A Tuba to Cuba” Preservation Hall Jazz Band – 8pm. The Music Hall, 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth. $48 and $54, VIP packages $119 and $149. (603) 436-2400. “A Tuba To Cuba” is as much a soundtrack to the documentary as it is a collection of songs that Preservation Hall Jazz Band wrote and recording during the filming and after its completion. The writing and recording of their previous release, “So It Is,” began before their first trip to Cuba in 2015. “We had no idea that it would become the album it would until we returned home from that first trip.” The “A Tuba To Cuba” soundtrack is comprised of a combination of songs that are both in the movie and new songs that aren’t in the film or couldn’t have been in the film because “not until we were able to watch it ourselves, we were again inspired to put that spirit into new music.” Their five years exploring the Cuba/NOLA history has been inspiring to say the least.
10/27 (MR) Harper and The Midwest Kind – 7pm. At Nelson’s Candy and Music, 65 Main St., Wilton. $15. (603) 654-5030. Award-winning Australian sensation Peter Harper brings his didgeridoo, harmonica and American blues band The Midwest Kind to New Hampshire for one fantastic night. This is a show you’ll never forget! And it takes place in New England’s only music listening room inside a candy shop. Get up close with the artists in this cozy and intimate BYOB venue with all the smells of handmade candy making. What could be sweeter than that?
10/27 (MR) Keene Pumpkin Festival – Central Square, Keene. Celebrate all things fall, community and, of course, pumpkin with the return of the Keene Pumpkin Festival.
*10/30-11/2 (SC) “The Odyssey” – 4pm. University of New Hampshire, 30 Academic Way, Durham. General Public: $16 UNH ID/Senior/Group 15+: $14 Youth (17 and under): $8. (603) 862-7222. A new dramatization of the oldest and greatest story of homecoming. This is the complicated story of a complicated man: war hero and war criminal; adulterer and loving husband; absent father and cherished, good father. Odysseus meets many famous monsters on his journey, but is the worst monster the one he is carrying within himself?
10/31 (SC) Portsmouth Halloween Parade – 7pm. Downtown Portsmouth, Congress Street. Free. Marching into its 25th year, the Portsmouth Halloween Parade is a grassroots, all-inclusive celebration of community, creativity and free expression that walks, stalks, dances, trumpets and drums its way through downtown Portsmouth each year on Halloween. Everyone is invited to dress up, gather at Peirce Island by Prescott Park, and march. No sign-up required. The Parade is not a city-sponsored event. It is entirely funded and put on by the community, which rallies a number of benefits to raise funds to cover expenses of insurance, permits and police escort. Hundreds march in costume, thousands cheer from the sidelines, it’s always a spectacle from either side of the curb.