Summer Fairs and Festivals in the White Mountains

Summer is just around the corner and one of the most classic ways to celebrate is to attend a fair or festival. Lucky for you, the White Mountains has a love for fun festivals celebrating everything from blueberries to beer to moose and a little bit of everything in between. Get a taste and join in on the fun we're going to have this summer.

June beer

Cranmore Food & Wine Event-June 22

This inaugural event will feature Cooking demonstrations, wine and food samplings, and live music from members of the American Vinyl All Star Band featuring: Barry Goudreau formerly of the band Boston, Tim Archibald of RTZ/Peter Wolf Band and Danny Beissel of Foster Child.

New England Brewfest at Loon Mountain Resort-June 22

Celebrate 15 years of great beer in the scenic White Mountains. Over 30 breweries will be represented at this year’s Lumberjack-themed event! The Jason Spooner Band will be performing, and there will be contests, food, and of course, great beer.

White Mountains Pride Festival in the Mount Washington Valley-June 29

Join us at the North Conway Community Center for a free family-friendly afternoon of fun, entertainment, games, food, and vendors as we celebrate everything PRIDE! The fun starts at 10am with a ribbon cutting and Interfaith blessing with spiritual community leaders and festival performer Reverend Yolanda. Bring a chair and enjoy the festivities all day! (There will be events all week leading up to the festival)

July flower

Artisan Fair and Live Music at Waterville Valley Town Square – July 13

This street-style fair will be host to artisan vendors, beer tastings, and live music. Support local business and enjoy a day outside at Waterville Valley!

Wildcat On TAP: A Celebration of Summer-July 20

Enjoy local brews, local music, fun & games, and amazing views! Try your hand at the Amateur Disc Golf Tournament and attempt to win some pretty cool prizes.

August blueberries

Soulfest: Christian Music Festival at Gunstock Mountain Resort—August 1-3

New England’s premier Christian music and social justice festival features over 100 artists and speakers, great music, and workshops. The whole family will enjoy outdoor activities including fishing, kayaking, volley ball, paddle boating, along with the Zipline, Aerial Treetop Adventure Course, and more.

Jericho ATV Festival at Jericho Mountain State Park-August 2 & 3

The 10th annual ATV festival: 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 cornhole, OH MY! Did you know that Attitash is the Native American word for “blueberry”? This mountain is full of wild blueberries, and for 8 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.

26th Annual Summer Crafts Fair in Lincoln-August 10 & 11

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.

Railway to the Moon: SteamPunk Fest at the Mount Washington Cog Railway-August 17 & 18

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 a “ride to the moon” on the Cog Railway, and witness sculptures, machines, and bicycles that tie into this unique theme.

Mt. Washington Valley Craft Fair-August 17 & 18

Over 80 vendors will be represented from food to crafts, to everything in between. The fair will be held in the beautiful Schouler Park in North Conway.

White Mountains Boogie and Blues Fest in Thornton-August 17-19

The annual blues festival is held in the heart of the White Mountains 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 out 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!

Lancaster Fair-August 29-September 2

The Lancaster Fair features agricultural activities, a large midway, 4-H exhibits, motorized competitions, food, and live music and has been a North Country favorite for 149 years.