Haunted Lighthouse & Fort Tour Portsmouth NH, Friday Oct. 17, 2014

Haunted Lighthouse & Fort Tour When Where
Join author and radio personality Ron Kolek of the New England Ghost Project, along with author and lighthouse historian Jeremy D’Entremont, for a rare nighttime walking tour of Fort Constitution and Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse.The fort and lighthouse have been featured on TV, including the popular show “Ghost Hunters.” You’ll hear about the paranormal investigations at the fort and lighthouse that have indicated the presence of a number of otherworldly residents. Ron will discuss investigation methods, and Jeremy will fill in the history behind the ghostly tales. There will be three tours during the evening (7:00, 8:45, and 10:30); each tour will last about 90 minutes and will be limited to 16 persons.

Not recommended for children under 12.

Be sure to bring your camera — you never know what you might catch! Advance reservations are required.

Event Type: Other
Cost: $20
Website: Click here

Maine Outdoor Film Festival Thursday Oct. 23rd, 2014 Ogunquit, ME

October 23: 7:30pm: Maine Outdoor Film Fest
Ogunquit Family Event

Maine Outdoor Film Festival at the Leavitt Theatre Ogunquit, Maine, Thursday October 23, 2014

Box office opens at 6:30. Films begin at 7:30 pm. Cash only at the box office on the day of or buy advance online before at maineoutdoorfilm.com. $9 for adults/$7 seniors

Films will be played in Full HD. Schedule subject to change.

For more info visit MOFF’s website at www.maineoutdoorfilm.com or the MOFF facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/TheMaineOutdoorFilmFestival

United We Ski 35 minutes Vermont

Celebrating skiing as a community thing, this film takes us to a half dozen rope tow hills in Vermont. Beyond the rope tow and the sense of community, it’s six very different stories.

Une balade à la mer (A ride towards the sea) 3 minutes France

An animated everyman goes on a quest to the sea, without dialog or melodramatic music. A thoughtful naturalistic land and soundscape in a quirky morality tale.

Desert Ice 12 minutes Colorado

Jesse Huey and Scott Adamson climb into the high-desert slot canyons of Southwest Utah in search of what some are calling the best water-ice discovery in the last 20 years.

Baritone 5 minutes Belgium

A soothing short featuring a man walking with through the woods while listening to music.

Fathoms of Consciousness 4 minutes New York

Thoughts from the inner workings of a lifetime waterman – We dive deep to find our passions and how they shape not only us as people, but the way we view the world around us.

intermission

Bounce, this is not a freestyle movie 4 minutes Quebec

For two years now, the filmmaker was lucky enough to visit a few countries with a soccer ball as a faithful companion. Along the journey, it experienced sand, grass, concrete and snow, and bounced back.

Alegria – A Humanitarian Expedition 28 minutes Switzerland

Supporting leprosy patients and mentally destitute women, Christoph von Toggenburg cycled 3200km on the world’s highest tracks pulling a 40kg trailer packed with survival gear. The story of an epic solo expedition across the Himalaya that changed the life of hundreds of people in need.

Unlimited 9 minutes Oregon

This documentary short explores what adventure means to Ed, a paraplegic, as he has the chance to kayak and cross-country ski after years of feeling limited by his disability.

The Steep Life: Chugach 11.5 minutes Valdez, AK/Portland, ME

Alaska, where Dean Cummings makes legendary first descents utilizing important safety protocols.

Total Running Time: 112 minutes not including intermission

Proceeds from MOFF go to Teens To Trails – nonprofit which engages teens in the outdoors by promoting, supporting & helping to start high school Outing Clubs. https://www.facebook.com/TeensToTrails

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30th Annual Harvestfest Ogunquit, ME Oct. 18th, 2014

30th Annual Harvestfest & Kidsfest | October 18, 2014

Festival Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Kidsfest events continue from 5:30pm – 7:30pm

HARVESTFEST IS A RAIN OR SHINE EVENT!

Location: Short Sands Beach, York Beach, Maine
This festival includes a variety of activities including:

  • Live bands and performers (including the Don Campbell Band and Something in the Water)
  • Local food vendors
  • Juried crafters and marketplace vendors from all over New England.
  • Harvestfest includes Kidsfest: games, a roaming railroad, pumpkin carving & stroll, face painting and horse-drawn wagon rides.
  • Harvestfest always takes place on the weekend after Columbus Day. In 2014, it will be on October 18.

    Harvestfest is a smoke-free event.

    For everyone’s safety & comfort – Dogs are NOT permitted at Harvestfest (except service dogs).

    Public Parking for Harvestfest is at York’s Wild Animal Kingdom. The parking meters at the beach are free during Harvestfest. Handicap Parking is available in the perimeter ball field road.

    2012 Harvestfest from York’s Wild Kingdom’s Ferris Wheel

    2012 Harvestfest from York’s Wild Kingdom’s Ferris Wheel – looking towards the ballfield (covered by trees)

    2012 Harvestfest in the Ballfield

    Maple Syrup at Harvestfest 2012

    Roaming Railroad at Harvestfest 2012

    Crafters at Harvestfest 2012

    Harvestfest Layout 2014 – coming soon!

    Be sure to check out overnight accommodations at these fine York Area establishments:

    http://www.longbeachmotorinn.com – Long Beach Motor Inn
    http://www.grand-viewyork.com – Grand View Inn
    http://www.anchorageinn.com – The Anchorage Inn
    http://sandsbythesea.com – Sands by the Sea
    http://www.stageneck.com/york-beach-info.html – Stage Neck Inn

Beach Plum, North Hampton wrapping it up for the Season – last weekend

Voted Best Lobster Roll, yet again, at the 2014 Seafood Festival, The Famous Beach Plum, at its North Hampton location, is getting ready to close up for the 2014 season on Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 8PM. Hours daily through Sunday are 11Am – 8PM. Yes, they are closing earlier than usual this year to take care of some updates on the inside. So come one, come all and get your last Lobster Roll before the season end. 17 Ocean Blvd., North Hampton, NH; 603.964.7451; www.lobsterrolls.com.

Voted Best Fried Food at the 2014 Seafood Festival, The Portsmouth Location is open year round. Located at 2800 Lafayette Road in Portsmouth, New Englanders need not deprive themselves of delicious seafood this winter. 603.433.3339; www.lobsterrolls.com.

Newburyport Art Walk Oct. 18th & 19th, 2014

Name: Art Walk Weekends 2014
Date: Oct. 18, 2014 – Oct. 19, 2014
Website: Click Here
Event Description:
Please join us for the 2014 Newburyport Art Walk Weekends!  Each Art Walk is free and open to the public.  Galleries will showcase special exhibitions, artist demos, lectures, tours and some of the finest visual art in the region…all within easy walking distance in our beautiful, historic downtown.  This year we are pleased to welcome several new galleries as well as partnerships with local inns, restaurants and coffee shops, many of which also display original art on a rotating basis.
Date/Time Information:
October 18-19
Saturdays 3-7 pm
Sundays 1-5 pm
Fees/Admission:
Free

Check Out Seacoast Area Campground Still Open

Pines Camping Area, Salisbury, MA; Columbus Day- by Reservation Only; http://pinescampingarea.com/; 978-465-0013

Pine Acres Resort, Raymond, NH; October 15th, 2014; http://pineacrescamping.com/; 603-895-2519


York Beach Camper Park, York, ME; Shortly after Columbus Day – Call for closing date; http://yorkbeachcampingpark.com/; 207-363-1343

Libby’s Oceanside Camping, York, Me; October 15th, 2014; http://www.libbysoceancamping.com/; 207-363-4171

Flagg’s RV Park, York, ME; October 15th, 2014 ; http://www.flaggsrvpark.com; 207-363-5050

Dixon’s Campground – Cape Neddick, ME – Closed for season

Victorian Tavern Walk & Food Tasting Hampton, NH

Spend an afternoon with the Hampton Historical Society and a motley crew of the 19th century. Hustlers, Bustlers, Titans, Tramps and Teetotalers. Saturday, Oct. 11th, 2014.
2-5 PM. Also experience a slice of Hampton History while sampling Victorian era fare prepared by the chefs from Galley Hatch, 401 Tavern, The Old Salt and Savory Square Bistro. Tickets are $15 and are available at all restaurant locations until 3:30 PM the day of the event. Call the Historical Society for more information at 603-929-0781.

Whale Watches still running cruises through October, 12th

It is said Fall is the Best time for Whale Watching so why not take an adventure with your friends or family as cruises are still running through October 12th.
Check out the weekend schedules running through October 12th.

Atlantic Whale Watch; http://www.atlanticwhalewatch.com/; 1870 Ocean Boulevard, Rye, NH; 1-800-WHALE-NH
and

Granite State Whale Watch; http://www.granitestatewhalewatch.com; 1870 Ocean Boulevard, Rye, NH; 1-800-964-5545

Fall Harvest Festival Columbus Day Weekend – Newburyport, MA & Scarecrow Contest

Come to downtown Newburyport on Columbus Day weekend for our annual Fall Harvest Festival! Enjoy great food, live music, and family fun while celebrating autumn’s arrival. Explore downtown shops as well as craft vendor booths from artisans all over New England!

Bring the kids in the morning for children’s entertainment in Market Square. There will be a puppet show by Lindsay & Her Puppet Pals on Sunday, and music they can dance to by WhirlyGigs on Monday.

The 97 NORTH band plays on Sunday afternoon, a great sampling of classic rock & roll music from the ’60s & ’70s. On Monday afternoon, the Back in Time band plays favorite tunes from the doo wop era.13th Annual Scarecrow Contest
One of the most fun parts of the Newburyport Fall Harvest Festival is the fun, interesting scarecrows decorating all the lamp posts downtown. This year will be the 13th annual scarecrow contest! This contest is free, fun, & open to the public! Entries by individuals, families, teams, schools, churches, clubs, organizations, and businesses are all welcome. The goal of this contest is to create a gallery of fun, inventive scarecrows throughout Market Square. Get creative! Scarecrow Application; http://www.newburyportchamber.org/files/3960.pdf

WEEKEND SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Food Vendors
10AM-5PM Sunday & Monday in Market Square

Craft Show
10AM – 5PM Sunday & Monday on State Street, Pleasant St, & Inn St.

Kids Entertainment
Sunday & Monday from 10:30-11:30am in Market Square
Sunday – Puppet show by Lindsay & Her Puppet Pals
Monday – Singalong with the WhirlyGigs

Scarecrow Contest Judging
Sunday & Monday from 12-2PM in Market Square
Sunday – classic rock from 97 North
Monday – doo wop music from Back in Time

Live Music in Market Square
Sunday and Monday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM