The White Mountains and the Lakes Region are starting to come alive with those familiar brilliant hues we all have come to love during this time of year. Leaf peeping is a given during the month of October but there are also many fall attractions and happenings throughout the month. Here is a round up of some of the must do’s this fall in and around Tamworth.
FRYEBURG FAIR & THE SANDWICH FAIR
A must do in the fall! Fryeburg Fair has grown to become Maine's largest agricultural fair complete with six days of harness racing, a farm museum second to none, the world's largest steer and oxen show and a reputation known throughout North America. Live entertainment, the classic fair food, and attractions and rides for kids of all ages.
The Sandwich Fair held annually on Columbus Day Weekend (thats this 6-8th this year) is another big agricultural fair right in our backyard of North Sandwich. This year they’ve added a 4-H dog show, so for all you dog lovers out there be sure to catch this spectacle. Special events include an antique parade, Oxen pulling, rides, and don’t forget all that yummy food!
Get lost in their biggest corn maze yet, sink your teeth into a fresh hot donut from the Cider Bellies truck, select just the perfect pumpkin for carving, the list goes on! You could easily spend a full afternoon with friends and family exploring and adventuring on the farm. Be sure to check out Farm Fest and The Great Pumpkin Drop. For a full list of events click here.
CHEICK HAMALA DIABATE
Come our and support Arts Council Tamworth, they will be hosting Cheick Hamala Diabate.
“At the intersect of West African storytelling, poetry and music, oral history and performance, Cheick Hamala Diabate is king of the ngoni–a plucked West African lute and precursor to the banjo–and a griot, a West African storyteller/poet.”
Friday October 12th at 7:30PM - choose your own ticket price. Event details here.
Live like a local and head to Tamworth center. Cozy up with a good book and one of their deliciously hand crafted beverages. Fall at its finest!
GATHERING OF JACK-O-LANTERNS
A glowing pumpkin trail sure to delight all ages. Take the trek up to Littleton NH to take in the sights, sounds, and events of the 7th annual Gathering of Jack-O-Lanterns. More than 500 lanterns will be lit along the Ammonousuc River. Events begin on Friday and continue throughout the weekend. See the full schedule of events on the chamber website.
THE KANCAMAGUS HIGHWAY
Take the ultimate New Hampshire fall foliage drive. 30 miles of winding roads through some of NH best leaf-peeping sites, a must do every fall.
So thats our fall round up, with some hidden gems for you to explore, some local current events, and of course some tried and true “touristy” things that we all must indulge in this time of year. Happy Fall Y’all!