August in the White Mountains is summer at its finest and we have hot weather, cool Attractions to visit, and some pretty awesome fairs and festivals that you can’t miss. Where else will you find festivals honoring blueberries, moose, and all things SteamPunk? The White Mountains, of course!
Jericho ATV Festival at Jericho Mountain State Park -August 3 & 4
This annual ATV festival, is an enthusiast’s dream event. ATV demos, 80 miles of trails, live music, food vendors, helicopter rides, and mud races are part of the fun, and it is all set amongst scenic mountain views.
Blueberry Fest at Attitash Mountain -August 4
Blueberry pies, BBQ, and cornhol, OH MY! Did you know that Attitash is the Native American word for “blueberry”? This mountain is full of wild blueberries, and for 7 years, they have been proudly celebrating with the Blueberry Festival. There will be Blueberry pie baking and eating contests, face painting, Blueberry BBQ, and other blueberry treats, a Cornhole Tournament, live music, and much more.
26 th Annual Summer Crafts Fair in Lincoln -August 11 & 12
Looking for a unique, one of a kind piece of craftwork? Love to buy NH made crafts? The Summer Crafts Fair has a little bit of everything for every person’s taste. Over 100 juried artisans will be sharing and selling their wares; from jewelers, to photographers, to sculptors, and food!
Step back in time with an eye to the future with the Railway to the Moon: Steampunk Festival. Immerse yourself for a day in the world of steam power, antique bicycles and Jules Verne! Wear your best SteamPunk attire for the costume contest, take train ride to the moon on the Cog Railway, and witness sculptures, machines, and bicycles that tie into this unique theme.
White Mountains Boogie and Blues Fest in Thornton -August 17-19
This annual blues festival is held in the heart of the White Mountain in a natural amphitheater located on a 72 acre pasture in the Pemigewasset River Valley. The festival is a special treat for newcomers and a summer favorite for returning guests. Boogie to the music of a diverse lineup of performers, then camp our under the stars in the evening.
North Country Moose Festival in Colebrook -August 24 & 25
Celebrate all things Moose at the 27th annual North Country Moose Festival! Held annually the weekend before Labor Day, this year’s festivities include a moose calling contest, moose chili, live music, artisan craft vendors, as well as family favorites like horse wagon rides, a dog show, and maple syrup tasting contest - not to mention the classic car show!
This classic, and historic agricultural fair has been a Labor Day tradition for 146 years. Come join the fun in Lancaster with agricultural activities, a large midway, musical entertainment, motorized and animal competitions, and of course, fair food. Fun for the whole family, and a great chance to kick off fair season in New Hampshire!