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49th Annual Stratham Fair

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Experience a piece of the past in the present this weekend at Stratham Hill Park. Established in 1967, the Stratham Fair follows in the traditions of old country fairs. Come and enjoy all the Fair has to offer Entertainment for all ages daily, 4H activities & exhibits, midway rides, music & magic acts - just to name a few. There will be live music on the Front Porch Stage, Sheep Herding demonstrations, Bike Stunt Show, the Fly High Frisbee Dogs, a pie eating contest, The fair is the major fundraising event for the Stratham Volunteer Fire Department. Admission is $5 for youth ages 6-12 and seniors (age 65+) and $8 for adults.

Dirty Deeds AC/DC Tribute

Saturday, 8 p.m.
Let There Be Rock! Dirty Deeds, The AC/DC Tribute Show, brings forth their high energy and wildly entertaining tribute to one of the world’s best rock bands. This weekend Dirty Deeds will be taking the crowd at the Rochester Opera House on an unpredictable thrill ride. The band revisits all of the timeless AC/DC hits along with bringing you back to the early music that was the roots of AC/DC’s rise to stardom. Developing a reputation for their attention to detail, Dirty Deeds not only captures the on stage antics and appearance of AC/DC, but also make use of interactive video, lighting, and fully functional props to recapture the theatrics that makes an AC/DC concert an unforgettable experience. A true audio and visual experience, Dirty Deeds invites you to take part in a few hours of pure Rock n’ Roll escapism as they take the stage and pay tribute to AC/DC, one of the greatest groups of our time. Tickets are $23.

Fairy House Festival and Tea Party

Sunday, 1-4 p.m.
This celebration of Fairy Houses connects children to the natural world and includes a reading by renowned Fairy House author Tracy Kane, book signing, crafts, a whimsical Tea Party on the Veranda, and building of fairy habitats in The Fells Fairy Village. Children are invited to dress in their finest Fairy or Gnome attire. It should be a flurry of fun at the Fells Historic Estate and Gardens in Newbury this weekend.

Make Music Plymouth

Saturday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Following their Family Concert, the New Hampshire Music Festival will host the 3rd Annual Make Music Plymouth event in downtown Plymouth. With activities for kids like instrument making and an instrument petting zoo, food for the family from local stores, and over 75 different performers, this day of music making has brought thousands of people to town to enjoy our community. Admission is free.

Fiesta de Musica: Drum and Bugle Corps Competition

Saturday, 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
The sound of music will fill the air in Manchester as drum and bugle corps competition returns to Chabot-McDonough Field at Memorial High School in Manchester. In the Granite State's only show of its kind this summer as the Muchachos All-Age Drum & Bugle Corps plays host for "Fiesta de Musica". The show, featuring "Open Class" competing units, is part of the Drum Corps International Organization's "2016 Summer Music Tour" in which drum & bugle corps from across the country compete and perform each summer throughout the nation hoping to earn the right to compete in the national championship event being held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis the first weekend in August. Currently scheduled to perform in the show are the host Muchachos along with Nashua's Spartans; the 7th Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps from New London, Ct. Les Stentors from Sherbrooke, Quebec and the Legends from Kalamazoo, Mi. Tickets are $15-$17.

Craft Beer Relay

Saturday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
This ain’t your Daddy’s fun run. The Craft Beer Relay is like nothing you have done before. Taking place at Gunstock Mountain Resort in Gilford this weekend is a 5k’ish 4 person relay will challenge your will and your palate as you and your teammates navigate a race course filled with team games and individual challenges. 12 local craft beer stations along the course are sure to keep you motivated! Before and after your race, enjoy an awesome craft beer festival with live music, food trucks and all your favorite local craft breweries pouring their delicious beer for you. Call Gunstock at 603-293-4341 for more information.

British Cars of NH 20th Annual Show of Dreams

Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The British Cars of NH 20th Annual Show of Dreams is a charity fundraiser to benefit High Hopes Foundation of NH and the New Hampshire Food Bank. The show will include 25+ classes of classic and antique British Cars located on the grounds of the Alvirne Hills House Field in Hudson. There will also be car related vendors, local craft vendors, activities, the BCNH MEGA Raffle, DJ Entertainment, Great Food & Fun for the whole family. Spectators are free but donations are welcome.

Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn

Friday, 7 p.m.
Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn perform this weekend at Prescott Park in Portsmouth. This couple has been trading banjo riffs since 2005, when both joined the left-field folk band Sparrow Quartet. Now, after a decade of shared gigs and marriage, the two are one of the most sought-after acts on the circuit today. In case you aren't familiar, some say Bela Fleck is the premiere banjo player in the world who holds more Grammy Awards (15 in total) and nominations (30) in more categories than any other musician, while Abigail is a singing (often in Mandarin Chinese language), songwriting clawhammer banjo player. Together, the play music developed as a couple, mixed with traditional and original songs in a manner you don't want to miss. Tickets are $8-$10.

The Addams Family

Friday, 7:30 p.m.,
Saturday, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The Addams Family, which will be performed this weekend at the Derry Opera House this weekend, features an original story, and it's every father's nightmare! Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family - a man her parents have never met. And if that weren't upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he's never done before - keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's 'normal' boyfriend and his parents. Tickets are $15.

The Fab Four

Friday, 8 p.m.
The Fab Four will take the stage at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom. The band is elevated far above every other Beatles tribute due to their precise attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles' songs, the Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing. This incredible stage show includes three costume changes representing every era of the Beatles ever-changing career. This loving tribute to the Beatles has amazed audiences all over the world, including Japan, Malaysia, Hong Kong, The United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico and Brazil. Hear record-perfect live performances of such classics as "Can't Buy Me Love," "Yesterday," "A Day In The Life," "Penny Lane," "Here Comes The Sun," and "Hey Jude." Tickets are $20-$40.

Live Free or Die Tattoo Expo

Friday, 5 p.m.,
Saturday, 10 a.m.,
Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

This weekend, the Live Free or Die Tattoo Expo celebrates 10 years of art, fun and debauchery this weekend at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester. The Live Free or Die Tattoo Expo is one of the largest tattoo conventions around, featuring an eclectic mix of tattoo artists and vendors from all over New England, as well as tattoo contests, art contests, live music and more. There will be several performances with the Coney Island Circus Sideshow. Experience the thrill of a traditional ten-in-one sideshow that includes a cast of live professional performers, many at the top of their field. The continuous 10 in 1 format was once shared by other popular entertainments like burlesque and vaudeville but is quite rare today. Take a peek at the Pin-Up Pageant, see Reese Hilburn from Tattoo Nightmares Miami or enjoy a performance by Suspension and Burlesque performer, Marlo Marquise. Don't miss the fun and debauchery. Tickets are $15 for a one-day pass, $20 for a 2-day pass, $25 for a 3-day pass. Ticket prices do go up $5 at the door.

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