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Weekend Top 10 Planner: August 7-9, 2015

It's so hard to believe we are in the final weeks of summer. Soon the kids will be back to school or off to college. Don't miss out on a weekend of fun events. We have broken down the Top 10 Things to Do in New Hampshire this weekend. Get out with the family and have some fun!

Soulfest

Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.
Soulfest will rock the outdoors this weekend with a concert that lasts for three days at Gunstock Mountain Resort in Gilford. It's a weekend of camping, worship, music and community. This year's lineup includes Casting Crowns, Newsboys, Third Day, For King & Country, Sidewalk Prophets, Brad Corrigan, Rapture Ruckus, I Am Clay, Cross the Divide and many others. All genres of music, and all for one purpose, to listen to some great music and worship God in one place. This event grows bigger each year and has had some incredible acts over the years. There are also speakers, workshops, arts and crafts for the kids, camping, plus all that Gunstock offers, and more. Tickets are $40-$150.

58th Annual NH Antiques Show

Friday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The 58th Annual NH Antiques Show is a major tradition. Held at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, the show brings together highly reputable dealers who, with a keen interest in educating visitors about antiques, save their most prized wares for the event. With on-site shipping and no sales tax this is the event to find that one-of-a-kind treasure you have been searching for. Exhibitors offer a wide range of country and formal antique furniture and accessories including clocks, folk art, paintings and prints, textiles, woodenware, nautical and scientific items, metalware, glassware, pottery and ceramics, early lighting, samplers, Shaker furniture and accessories, decoys, architectural and garden ornaments, and books about antiques. Tickets are $10. If you want to hit this early, head over Thursday. Tickets are slightly more ($15) but you'll have your pick of items.

Woods, Water & Wildlife Festival

Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The Woods, Water & Wildlife Festival will be held at the Branch Hill Farm in Milton Mills this weekend. This annual event includes a 'Guided Family Forest Walk' is a fun discovery adventure for kids, 'Best Bird and Bat Habitats' shows sites of bird and bat houses around Branch Hill Farm, ' 4H Comes to the Festival!' has interactive games for kids and many favorite activities will return. 'Let's Go Fishing!' has poles and bait for kids, nature experts display rescued animals at 'Squam Lakes Wildlife Workshop', and 'Ruth Scruton's Traveling Barnyard' has a petting zoo. 'Junior Ecologist Hayrides' stop for fun and learning at the Salmon Falls River, 'Kids Discover the Forest' and 'Nature's Playground' events give families a chance to explore and play amongst the ferns and tall trees. Kids do crafts in the 'Tree Cookie Craft Corner', build their own birdhouse, and explore the 'Amazing Maze'. Tickets are $5 for adults, $10 for families. Free for kids 12 and under.

23rd Annual Lincoln Summer Craft Festival

Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The 23rd Annual Lincoln Summer Craft Festival will be held at the Village Shops and Town Green in Lincoln over the weekend. Over 150 juried craftsmen from over 15 states will participate by displaying and selling traditional American made crafts. Among the items, you'll find jewelry, fleece, dolls, candles, furniture, soap, miniatures, oil paintings, silk and dried floral, country woodcrafts, and more. Come sample some specialty foods too. Admission is free.

The Kingston Trio

Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
The Kingston Trio will perform at the Flying Monkey Performance Center in Plymouth this weekend. Theirs is a musical and cultural phenomenon unmatched by any other. Through changing times, the Trio has played on, remaining popular for a simple reason: great songs that sound as good today as the first time you heard them. You may know them for "Where Have All the Flowers Gone," "Sloop John B" or "Tom Dooley." Tickets are $39.

The Lox

Saturday, 6 p.m.
The LOX -- an acronym for Living Off Experience -- are a Yonkers, New York-based rap trio who worked their way up through the Bad Boy training camp, writing and rapping on hits by the likes of Puff Daddy, the Notorious B.I.G., Mary J. Blige, and Mariah Carey before releasing their debut album in early 1998. They wrote for Sean "Puffy" Combs between 1996 and 1997. Among their songs are the hits "I Got the Power," "24 Hrs. to Live," "Honey," and "Can't Get You Off My Mind." Legal problems with Bad Boy kept the group from recording as a unit for years after 2000, but in 2007 a set of early recordings was released as Before the L.O.X. New material landed in 2013 with the EP The Trinity, which was followed in 2014 by another EP, The Trinity: 2nd Sermon. Tickets are $40-$60.

Brian Regan

Saturday, 8 p.m.
Brian Regan will take the stage at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom this weekend. He is widely considered one of the best comedians in the country. His style balances sophisticated writing and physicality, and he's filled theatres nationwide with enthusiastic fans that span generations. Brian's non-stop theater tour has visited more than 80 cities each year since 2005 and continues through today. It is the quality of his material, relatable to a wide audience and revered by his peers, which continues to grow Brian's fan base. A dorm room favorite, Brian's 1997 CD, ?Brian Regan Live,? has sold over 150,000 copies and consistently charts in iTunes Top Ten Comedy Albums. He's released countless DVD's and CD's since. Tickets are $32-$65. Alt-rock band American Authors will also perform this weekend at the ballroom.

72nd Annual Belknap County 4H Fair

Saturday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.,
Sunday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

This one is an old-fashioned County 4H Agricultural Fair. The whole family will enjoy "the biggest little agricultural fair in NH" at the Belknap County Fairgrounds in Belmont this weekend. The fair will feature animal shows, live demonstrations, oxen and tractor pulls, horses, live entertainment, 4H exhibits, fair food, games, crafts, and much more wholesome family fun. In addition to exhibits, you will find interactive Farmer Daze for youngsters, the Winnipesaukee Radio Controllers - aviation radio control and Tristan Omand. Come spend a day (or two). Tickets are $7 for ages 10+. Children under 10 are free.

Lenny Clarke

Friday, 8 p.m.
Boston Comedy Legend Lenny Clarke will make an appearance at the Amherst Country Club this weekend along with local favorites Mike Koutrobis, Tumblin' Jack Walsh and Chad Zingales. Clarke is part of Boston culture, even though he did make it in Hollywood with his own sitcom, Lenny, parts on Contest Searchlight, The Job, The John Larroquette Show, It's All Relative and - perhaps his best known role was as Uncle Teddy on Rescue Me. He's also appeared in the films Monument Ave., Fever Pitch and Southie. Don't miss Lenny in his element at home performing at such an intimate venue. Tickets are $25.

Uplift Music Fest

Saturday, 12-10 p.m.
Join in the fun at the Uplift Music Fest, which will take place at Oak Park in Greenfield this weekend. Uplift Music Fest is a Community driven festival showcasing The Monadnock Region's finest in musicians, artists, food and much, much more. Come listen to headliners Roots of Creation, Dub Apocalypse, Youngest Sun, the Tara Greenblatt Band and more. All of the proceeds from this year's festival will go to the Monadnock Community Hospital's financial assistance program to be used by cancer patients undergoing treatment. Feel good about yourself after the show! Tickets are $20 in advance, $30 day of the show. Kids under 16 are free.

Last weekend

82nd Annual League of New Hampshire Craftsmen's Fair

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

FREE: 39th Annual Alton Bay Boat Show

Saturday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

82nd Annual League of New Hampshire Craftsmen's Fair

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

Cheshire Fair

All Weekend

Boz Scaggs

Sunday, 7 p.m.

Pittsfield Rotary Hot Air Balloon Rally

All Weekend

Josh Turner

Friday, 8 p.m.

Jericho ATV Festival

All Weekend

Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival

Friday, 12 - 9 p.m.,
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.,
Sunday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Ultimate Tribute Band Music Fest

Friday, 12 - 9 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.,
Sunday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.


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