New England

6 Can’t-Miss New England Events for Late Summer & Early Fall

From the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims’ arrival to the region’s biggest lobster festival, these six upcoming events around New England celebrate everything that makes our region special.

By Holly Sloane

Jul 31 2019

MayflowerII new belfry spring 2016

Let History Ring: Bell Casting Event

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The following is advertorial content sponsored by Plimoth Plantation In New England fall means food, festivals, and tradition. From coastal lobster eating extravaganzas to cooking classes and historic anniversary celebrations, there are enough great events to keep you busy until the holidays. Join Plimoth Plantation as they prepare for the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims’ arrival in New England, journey up to Maine for a taste of world-famous lobster and take a cooking class with Yankee’s own Amy Traverso, or explore the shores of Lake Champlain and taste countless award-winning cheeses in Vermont. No matter where you are as foliage creeps in and summer winds down, there is plenty to remind us of all New England has to offer.

6 Can’t-Miss New England Events

Let History Ring: Casting a New Ship’s Bell
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Let History Ring: Casting a New Ship’s Bell August 31-September 1, 2019

Plymouth, MA

Join Plimoth Plantation and world-renowned bell makers The Verdin Company as they cast a new ship’s bell for Mayflower II, kicking off a series of exciting homecoming events for this iconic vessel following her three-year, stem-to-stern restoration ahead of the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims’ arrival to New England’s shores! Watch it all unfold live with expert narration, from the passing of bronze ingots and veterans’ medals to pouring the bell and casting it in its custom mold against the backdrop of the day’s last light. Honored guests will dedicate and ring the bell for the first time before it heads to Mystic Seaport Museum for the official launch of the Mayflower II. Local food trucks, entertainment, educational programming, and A Night of Fire & Wine fundraiser will round out this unique event!
Vermont Cheesemakers Festival
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Vermont Cheesemakers Festival August 10-11, 2019

Shelburne, VT

Join the Vermont Cheese Council for their 11th annual Vermont Cheesemakers Festival! Recently named a USA Today 10Best® Specialty Food Festival in the United States, this premier summer celebration at Shelburne Farms highlights cheese, dairy, food, and beverage producers from across the state. Bring the whole family for Saturday’s Education Day and stay for a delectable Vermont Cheese Dinner at the Round Barn Farm in Waitsfield, VT. On Sunday, roam Shelburne Farms and take in the scenic views of Lake Champlain as you shop for tasty artisan products.
Maine Lobster Festival
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Maine Lobster Festival July 31-August 4, 2019

Rockland, ME

From creamy lobster chowder to buttery lobster rolls to grilled lobster with savory sides and toppings, it’s hard to go wrong with this classic seafood treat. To find it all, look no further than the internationally recognized Maine Lobster Festival at Rockland’s Harbor Park. With entertainment, fine art, and 20,000 pounds of lobster in the world’s largest lobster cooker, what’s not to love?
Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival
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Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival October 23-27, 2019

Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts

Don’t miss this quintessential food and wine festival on one of New England’s most beautiful islands. Located on picturesque Martha’s Vineyard, this festival is a four-day celebration of local talent and tradition working alongside globally recognized guest chefs and vintners to create a uniquely delicious experience.
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League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s Fair
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League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s Fair August 3-11, 2019

Newbury, NH

Join the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen as they celebrate the handcrafted work of hundreds of local artisans. Located at the base of Mount Sunapee Resort, the annual Craftsmen’s Fair features live music, a craft beer and wine garden, and booths brimming with handmade goods. There’s something for everyone at this nine-day celebration!
Amy Traverso at Stonewall Kitchen
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Amy Traverso at Stonewall Kitchen September 20, 2019

York, Maine

Amy Traverso’s demonstration class, For the Love of Apples, will take you from the orchard to the kitchen with both sweet and savory recipes. This menu starts off with a tasting of Carr’s Ciderhouse Hard Cider followed by Bacon-Wrapped Dates with Apple Slaw, Pork and Apple Pie with a Cheddar Sage Crust and ends with a Pear and Apple Cobbler with Lemon-Cornmeal Biscuits. This is a class you don’t want to miss! Will you be attending any of these New England events? Let us know!