Summer is coming to an end, but some of the best New England festivals are still to come. Grab the entire family and visit all of these fabulous food- and fun-packed festivals!
Hurry on over to Shelburne, Vermont - this cheese-tastic festival is one day only! The 10th Annual Vermont Cheesemaker’s Festival on Aug.12 will feature more than 200 kinds of cheese, as well as other Vermont-made treats, foods, beers, wines and ciders! Want to learn how to make your own cheese? Be sure to catch the cooking demonstrations and workshops.
Richmond, Rhode Island
The 52nd Annual Washington County Fair promises to be the best one yet! The festival/agricultural fair has something for everyone with rides, concessions, games, more than 100 craft vendors and tons of comeptitions! Try your hand at arm wrestling or sunflower seed spitting! Kids can challenge their peers in the egg toss and three-legged race. Even the animals will get in on the fun with a swine obstacle course, bunny races, and a costume parade! August 15 - 19.
Colebrook, NH & Cannan, VT
Just how important is the moose to New England culture, you ask? So important that not one, but two states will be celebrating the 27th Annual North Country Moose Festival the weekend of August 24-25. Festivities will take place in Colebrook, New Hampshire and Cannan, Vermont. Enjoy live musical performances, crafts, a dog show, horse drawn carriage rides, a moose-calling contest, and all the moose chili you can eat!
For those living the nautical life - or just dreaming about it, the 36th Annual Salem Antique & Classic Boat Festival is the event for you. From August 25-26 antique boats will be on display at Brewer Hawthorne Cove Marina in Salem. In addition to the classic motor yachts, mahogany speedboats, sloops, yawls, schooners, and canoes, boat owners will be at the dock to show off their own vessels and discuss their history with guests. Back on land, the festival will feature a craft fair, live music, and children’s activities.
The Maine Wild Blueberry Festival has so much to offer, it has to be an entire week-long. August 18-25 marks the 147th year for this classic agricultural fair celebratingMaine’s blueberry harvest. There will be old-fashioned livestock shows, harness racing, lawnmower drag racing, two demolition derbys, fireworks, live music, the crowning of this year's Maine Wild Blueberry Queen, and of course, tons of delicious blueberry-infused treats!