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Top Events - - July and August 2010

Top Events – – July and August 2010
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AUG. 14-15: STURBRIDGE, Textile Weekend. Early-19th-century New England needlework is the focus this year at this Old Sturbridge Village event. Watch demonstrations of a variety of needlework techniques, tour the Village and see fabrics from the Village’s collection, and take part in hands-on activities. 800-733-1830, 508-347-3362;

AUG. 17-21: WEST SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts Morgan Horse Show. This weeklong show at the Eastern States Exposition Coliseum features more than 400 registered Morgan horses competing in a wide variety of events. 413-246-8757;

AUG. 21-22: STOCKBRIDGE, Stockbridge Summer Arts and Crafts Show. Berkshire Botanical Gardens hosts 80 jury-selected artists and crafters and their works, ranging from paintings, ceramics, and fiberware to blown glass, high-fashion handmade jewelry, and Shaker and contemporary woodenware and furniture. 413-298-5200;


JULY 6-AUG. 10: PLYMOUTH, New Hampshire Music Festival: “Beethoven–A Season of Triumph.” Emerging young conductors, guest artists, and an award-winning orchestra highlight this three-part chamber, classic, and pops series, all at Silver Center for the Arts. Visit the Web site for a full schedule. 603-279-3300;

JULY 9: NEWBURY, Boston Meets Newbury: A Musical Evening with the New England Brass Consort. Mount Sunapee Resort kicks off the town’s Old Home Day (July 10) celebration with five musicians from four of New England’s finest groups: the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, the Boston Ballet Orchestra, the Handel and Haydn Society, and the Boston Lyric Opera Orchestra. 603-763-3461;

JULY 17: EXETER, American Independence Festival. Join the American Independence Museum in celebration of America’s freedom and the institution’s 20th anniversary with troop encampments, a Revolutionary battle re-enactment, traditional artisans’ displays, and a showing of New Hampshire’s original 1776 copy of the Declaration of Independence, discovered hidden under attic floorboards in 1985. 603-772-2622;

JULY 25: NEW LONDON, Country Antiques Auction. Experience an old-time auction at the New London Historical Society. Treasured items of all values, from estates and collections both large and small, will be up for bidding. 603-526-6564;

JULY 30-AUG. 8: FREEDOM, “Set Sail to Freedom” Old Home Week. Enjoy family-oriented events over 10 full days: parade, land and water sports, 5K road race, “Kids’ Fun Run,” and more. 603-539-7758;

AUG. 7: RINDGE, Rindge Summer Craft Fair. Sponsored by the Rindge Woman’s Club and held on the picturesque Meeting House Lawn, the event’s offerings include quilts, woodworking, jewelry, photography, candles, soaps, pottery, refreshments, and more. 603-899-5052;

Please Note: This information was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

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