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Extreme Pogo Stunts at the No. Haverhill Fair - all weekend
Extreme Pogo Stunts at the No. Haverhill Fair - all weekend

Weekend Top 10 Planner: July 25-27, 2014

The final weekend in July means we'll soon be talking about back-to-school. But let's not go there now! There's far too much fun to be had. From comedy and concerts to theatre, fairs, and fun for the whole family, it's another busy weekend. July is national ice cream month so don't forget to grab your favorite flavor and savor every bite!

Familiar Fun

Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
This one tends to fly under the radar, but Milford's Annual Family Fun Day is a treat for the whole family. Held at Keyes Field Park in Milford this weekend, there will be live music, a dunk tank, a slippery slide, a bounce house, face painting, teen activities and field games, and much more. Admission is free.

Bang Your Head

Friday, 8 p.m.
Famously described as the first heavy metal band to top the pop charts, the Los Angeles band Quiet Riot will hit the stage at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom this weekend with Faster Pussycat, who is known for their classic hit "Bathroom Wall," the talented Bullet Boys, and Gilby Clarke (notably from Guns and Roses). This foursome of head-bangers is sure to make you feel the noise. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 the day of the show.

Big Machines, Big Fun

Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The NH Good Roads Equipment Show will throw down at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon this weekend. Equipment (like loaders, bulldozers, excavators, backhoes, cranes, trucks and trailers) skill contests, demos and the kids will enjoy climbing up and sitting behind the wheel of the heavy equipment used everyday to build and maintain the state's highways and bridges. There will even be some antique demonstrations this year! Admission is $7. Kids under 18 are free.

This Old Home

Friday, 5:30 - 8 p.m.,
Saturday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.,
Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Enfield Old Home Days will take over downtown Enfield for a weekend of celebration. There will be a quilt show, a classic car show, Lockehaven Schoolhouse Reenactment, an Enchanted Island, a chicken barbecue, ice cream social, and many other activities about town. This one is for the whole family - even the dogs are welcome for a dog walk at the Shaker Field Dog Park. Come out and celebrate your community spirit.

Great Granite State

Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m.,
Sunday, 4 p.m.

The Granite State, a comedy by Chuck Morey, premiered this week at the Peterborough Players Theatre. The show was produced last season and won 6 NH Theatre Awards, including Best Production and Best Director. You'll meet George Gordon, 'America’s greatest living author,' who lives a happy quiet life in Hancock, until he wins the prestigious Hochmueller Award and its $2 million cash prize. His world becomes anything but quiet when his ex-wives, son and mistress all come knocking at the door. Who is there to celebrate, and who just wants a piece of the prize? Tickets are $39.

It's On in Hebron!

Saturday, 9 a.m.
Hebron's picturesque Common at the north end of Newfound Lake is the site of the Hebron Fair this weekend. With over 100 craftspeople showing and selling their wares, pony rides, children's games, White Elephant, a chicken barbecue, a silent auction and more, the fair is fun for all ages. Admission is free.

Fill Your Belly with Laughter

Thursday, 8 p.m,
Friday, 8 p.m.

The 5th Annual Hampton Beach Comedy Festival will be held at the Ashworth by the Sea this weekend. The festival offers a superb lineup of standup comedians from Boston and New England, including Paul Gilligan, Dave Rattigan, Chris, Pennie, Mac Livingston, Will Noonan and Hampton's own Josh Day. There will be six different top comedians on two different nights for this side-splitting event. Tickets are $18.

We Eat Ham, and Jam, and Spam a Lot!

Friday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m.,
Sunday, 5 p.m.

Monty Python's Spamalot will be performed at the New London Barn Playhouse this weekend. Lovingly ripped off from the uproarious 1975 film, "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," the show is an irreverent and ludicrous romp through the Arthurian legend. The winner of three Tony Awards, the play earned enormous acclaim and too-many-too-count belly laughs around the world. What might be funnier is that Spam has come to mean something entirely different but poking fun either way is equally hilarious. Tickets are $19-$40.

Got Wings?

Saturday, 12-5 p.m.
Manchester is celebrating the heat with Summerfest and a Chicken Wing Showdown downtown. The New Hampshire Brewers Association in conjunction with New Horizon presents this first annual event. There will be 31 New Hampshire Craft breweries to sample from, the best wings on the planet - you taste 'em and vote for your favorite, live music and more. Admission is $20 for designated drivers, $40 for VIP Admission and $30 for general admission.

Agri Culture

All Weekend
The 70th Annual North Haverhill Fair takes place this weekend at the North Haverhill Fairgrounds. Horse, pony and oxen stone boat pulling events, tractor and 4x4 pulling events, dairy, sheep, goat and dog shows, a lumberjack contest, and demolition derby are highlighted at this 4-H Fair. There are also 4-H and Grange exhibits, art, photography, flower shows, live entertainment, a car show and more. Another highlight this year will be the ZX Games, featuring extreme pogo stunts, ATV Racing, an amazing BMX Show and other thrilling activities. This looks like a whole lotta fun! Admission is $12. Children 12 and under are free. Seniors pay only $5 on Thursday.

Last weekend

Let Your Soulshine

Saturday, 7 p.m.

Drumming-along

Saturday, 4:30 p.m.

Once Upon a Time...

Saturday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Summertime Blues

Saturday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Blast of Birbiglia

Sunday, 8 p.m.

Market Ways

Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

A Trip to Mars

Friday, 8 p.m.

Nothing But a Good Time

Friday, 7:30 p.m.

First 4H Fair

All Weekend

Balloons Aloft

All Weekend

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