From scallops to chowder, New England is host to some spectacular seafood festivals including the Maine Lobster Festival in Rockland, Maine, the Milford Oyster Festival in Connecticut and the Hampton Beach Seafood Festival in New Hampshire. In addition, farmers from across the region harvest fruits and vegetables to share in seasonal festivities such as the Deerfield Blueberry Festival in Vermont or The Corn and Tomato Festival at Verill Farm in Concord, Massachusetts. Experience chili fests or The Great Chowder Cook-off in Newport Rhode Island. Better still, check out our growing list of New England food festivals that encompasses everything from seafood, fresh produce, garlic and herbs to cheese and dairy, maple products, BBQ's, pig roasts and more.
Check out our growing list of music festivals in New England! Among the oldest and most well known-- the Newport Jazz Festival (est. 1954) and the Newport Folk Festival (est. 1959), both co-founded by legendary jazz producer, George Wein. Other popular outdoor music venues in New England include The Litchfield Jazz Festival in Connecticut, North Atlantic Blues Festival in Maine, Roots On The River in Vermont, and the Green River Festival in Massachusetts. Each year families and individuals from age 0-99 gather to enjoy live music and entertainment at one of New England's many outdoor summer music festivals. One can find arts and craft activities for kids, tasty food and good drink provided by local vendors, as well as an array of artisans selling specialty, New England-made products and gifts. What better way to get outdoors and enjoy summer in New England?
Sugaring in New England
There's nothing like the warm, sweet taste of pure Vermont maple syrup atop a stack of buttermilk pancakes ! Spring is here and the sap is running as sugar shacks all around New England kick into full gear to bring us this liquid gold. Come to St. Albans, Vermont for sugar house tours, pancake breakfasts, specialty foods and crafts, music and entertainment, parade and carnival rides. For more information and a full listing of events you can visit the Vermont Maple Festival website. To learn more about how maple syrup is made and for a listing of other resources and festival read our article, Maple Sugar in New England.
Spring in New England
Spring is in here and New England flower shows and events have begun ! Get outdoors and bring the entire family to enjoy the Meridan Daffodil Festival at Hubbard Park in Meridan, Connecticut. 61 different varieties of over 600,000 daffodils blanket the 1,800 acre park in fragrant hues of vibrant yellow. The event offers something for everyone, including crafts, amusement rides, food,entertainment, and even a fireworks display. For more information, you can call 203-630-4259 or visit their website.
The KahBang Festival 2012 is proud to present its 4th annual summer music festival lineup, featuring Bassnectar, Deftones, Wale, Penguin Prison, Paper Diamond, Reptar, Astronautalis, and dozens more. The festival will be held August 9th-12th 2012 in Bangor, Maine along the Waterfront and in venues across the city. In total, over 70 bands and musicians will be performing in and around the KahBang festival grounds. The festival’s campsite will feature entertainment through the duration of the event. Tickets and camping passes are on sale now at www.kahbang.com and at all Ticketmaster locations.Read more...
The KahBang Festival takes over the city of Bangor, Maine for 4 days and brings together a wide variety of genres and styles in music, art, and film. This year features performances of hip-hop, indie rock, pop, and alternative acts along with headliners Bassnectar, Deftones, and Wale. The KahBang Festival is dedicated to the discovery of new music, art, and film, and will be presenting many up-and-coming artists from New England and around the country. Throughout the festival’s span, Bangor bars and venues will host intimate showcases of performers and artists also performing on the Waterfront.
The KahBang Art Festival will be curating events across the city, including 12 galleries, a downtown art walk on Friday the 10th, and installations along the waterfront during the music portions of the fest. Artists from across the country will be presenting work of a variety of visual styles.