Midway Fun! Livestock! Plant Science! Crafts! Wine! Discovery! Farm Museum!
Motorized Events Ring
Engines roar, cars collide, and dust fills the air! All of these sights and sounds can be enjoyed in the Motorized Events Ring where a Demolition Derby, Truck/SVU Pull, Tractor Pull and more keep the bleachers bursting with wide-eyed spectators to these rip-roaring events.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
- 7:30 – 10 PM
Contact and participant registration forms
Friday, September 22, 2017
- 7:30 PM – 10 PM
Figure 8 & Demolition Derby
Contact and participant registration forms
Saturday, September 23, 2017
- 9 AM – 3 PM
Connecticut State Tractor Pullers Association
Contact Information: Bruce Bordner 860-326-6943
- 6 – 10 PM
Truck and SUV Pull
Contact Information: Jeff Harvey 860-344-8463 email@example.com
Sunday, September 24, 2017
- 12 PM (Noon)
Monster Truck Pit Party
- Meet drivers and get autographs and pictures.
- 2 PM
Monster Truck Show
- Power Wheels Demolition Derby
- ALL GIRLS Mini Van Demolition Derby
- Monster Truck Freestyle Event
Download a printable schedule here.
New This Year!
– Mule Day Dance on Friday and Saturday nights after the Rodeo at the Chamber Park
– Sunday at the Rodeo is Family Day and will feature a full rodeo (Discounts for Families)
– Mule Day Art on Main – Sidewalk Chalk Art and music from
12:00 – 6:00 PM
September 21-24, 2017
Benson, North Carolina celebrates Benson Mule Days® the 4th Saturday of September each year. The kickoff concert is held on Thursday night in the Benson Singing Grove (located in Downtown Benson).
This festival, which draws 40,000-50,000 people, is filled with family fun and activities for everyone young and old. The weekend is packed with rodeos, a mule pulling contest, arts and crafts, vendors, street dances, carnival rides, camping, parades, bluegrass shows and more.
The parade alone draws about 20,000 people. This festival is considered one of the largest festivals in North Carolina and the parade has hundreds of horses, mules, buggies, and unusual entries. Visitors come from as far away as Alaska, Germany and California.
Benson Mule Days® was inducted into the Library of Congress in Washington, DC in May of 2000. This festival was submitted by Congressman Bob Etheridge who attended the 50th celebration and served as a parade judge. The Chamber prepared information which will be on display at the Library of Congress and on their web-site.
A week prior to the beginning of this annual celebration a golf tournament is held at a local golf course, Reedy Creek. The tournament features a four man superball with prizes and a big cookout following a day of golfing. This is open to all levels of golfers except professionals.
21 (Thursday) 6:00 pm - 24 (Sunday) 3:00 pm
Benson Chamber Park and Fair Grounds
355 J. Lee Road Benson, NC 27504
Entertainment & Attractions
U.S. Cellular® Concert Series
Coca-Cola Grandstand Event Series
More Fun at the Fair!
Rain or Shine
NO PETS ALLOWED ONLY SERVICE DOGS PROPERLY MARKED
Join us as we celebrate our Italian and Italian American Heritage and Culture at the 18th Annual Mercer County Italian American Festival, September 22, 23, 24 2017.
|3pm – 11pm||12n – 11pm||12n – 9:30pm|
Senior Citizens, 65 years of age and older: $4.00
Children, 12 years of age and younger: FREE
Convenient on-site parking – enter through Mercer County Park entrances on Hughes Drive or Old Trenton Road. Handicapped parking is available by using the South Post Road entrance to Mercer County Park.
Persons using a wheelchair or walker receive FREE Admission. Use South Post Road entrance for handicapped parking.
Military personnel in uniform receive FREE Admission.
NO PETS OF ANY KIND PERMITTED ON FESTIVAL GROUNDS ONLY SERVICE DOGS THAT ARE PROPERLY MARKED.
Enjoy Italian specialties from many of the area’s best Italian restaurants and vendors plus stop by our wine and beer gardens for a refreshing beverage.
Italian Heritage Pavilion
View memorabilia with over 200 displays of important and famous Italian-Americans who have made a contribution to our Country. Check out more Italian products, crafts and organizations.
Play Bocce…Learn Bocce…Love Bocce. Bocce is available to all who come to the festival, free of charge. There will be tournaments, bocce lessons, and time for everyone to play. Come check us out at the Bocce Tent. If you would like to participate in a tournament or need additional information, contact the festival office at 609-631-7544 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Listen to guest speakers and watch cooking demonstrations. Located in the Italian Heritage Pavilion in front of the beautiful tapestry of Venice.
Dine in covered seating areas
Provided by K McCoy Insurance Agency and Rose Hill Assisted Living Community
Dance to your favorite performers on covered dance floors.
Enjoy more than twenty amusement rides for the whole family, provided by Majestic Midways. Rides are open all three days of the festival (Fri. 4pm – 10pm, Sat. 1pm -11 pm, Sun. 1pm-9:30 pm). Rides require two to five amusement ride tickets with most in the three to four tickets range. Tickets cost $1.50 each for quantities below 25 and $1.00 each for quantities of 25 or more. (Minimum purchase is two tickets).
SPECIAL REDUCED RATE HOURS: Ride for one less ticket than posted for all rides – Friday 4-6:30pm, Saturday 1-5 pm and Sunday 1-5 pm. Tickets may be purchased at the Amusement Ride Ticket Booths at the festival.
New This Year: Munchkinland. The area is designed for guests who are too small to ride many of the other rides. Munchkinland will be housed in a tent and will have a soft play area for children under 36″ tall and coin operated rides and games for those under 42″ tall. There will be a changing station with hand sanitizer as well and benches for adults to rest.
Enjoy performances on two stages including the Investors BankStage and the Cabaret Tent. Entertainment includes national and international favorites, Italian folk dancers, big band music, traditional Italian music, Italian American favorites, opera, and children’s entertainment. Past performers have included The Duprees, Michael Amante, Southside Johnny and The Poor Fools, Johnny Maestro and the Brooklyn Bridge, Sam Butera and the Wildest, The Happenings, Floyd Vivino, and Joey Dee & the Starliters. Click here for this year’s schedule.
Join us on Saturday and stay for the festival’s spectacular fireworks display at 9:40 PM, immediately following the headliner performance.
Start Sunday with Mass at 11:00 am at the Investors Bank Stage. The Mass will be offered by Monsignor James Innocenzi in honor of military veterans. Then be part of the re-creation of a long-time Chambersburg “Feast of Lights” tradition when the statue of the Madonna di Casandrino is carried in procession immediately following the service.
The Super 50/50 total for 2016 was $40,840 with the winner receiving $20,420. The winning ticket number was 24965. Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket and congratulations to the winner! Special thanks to New Jersey Assemblyman, Wayne DeAngelo, who sponsors the printing of our 50/50 tickets. For more information, please call our chair, Marion Bolton, at 609-396-2944. And make sure to get on our mailing list for 2016 – Big Winnings for a Small Investment!
141 YEARS OF AGRICULTURAL FAMILY FUN SEPTEMBER
141 YEARS OF AGRICULTURAL FAMILY FUN
SEPTEMBER 28-OCTOBER 1, 2017
WE ARE NEW ENGLAND’S OLDEST “FAMILY FAIR”
The Deerfield Fair is proud to re-introducie a Miss Deerfield Fair Scholarship Pageant for our 2017 Fair.
THURSDAY, September 28, 2017
9:00 AM Opening Ceremony – In front of the Arts and Crafts Building
9:00 AM Horse Show Opens – Horse Show Ring
9:00 AM Open Dairy Show – Dairy Ring
9:00 AM Farm Horse Competition – Tractor Pull Area
9:00 AM Poultry & Water Fowl Judging – Poultry Building
9:30 AM Cattle Pull – Oxen 2050 lbs. & under – Stock Pull Ring
10:00 AM Open Sheep Judging – Sheep Ring Tent
10:00 AM Woodsman’s Contest – Special Events Area
10:00AM “How 4-H Projects are Judged” – 4-H Building
11:30 AM 4-H Scavenger Hunt – 4-H Building – Open to the Public
11:30AM Cattle Pull – Oxen 2450 lbs. & under – Stock Pull Ring
1:00 PM Horse Show – Horse Show Ring
2:00 PM 4-H Scavenger Hunt – 4-H Building – Open to the Public
2:00 PM Horse Pull – 3100 lbs. (20′ pull) – Stock Pull Ring
2:00 PM Pig Scramble – Ages 8-10 – Swine Area – Sign-up cut-off 1PM
4:00 PM Horse Pull – 3300 lbs. (20′ pull) – Stock Pull Ring
6:00 PM Super Pumpkin/Squash Weigh Off – Tractor Pull Arena *Meet at Gate D
6:30 PM Horse Show – Horse Show Ring
7:00 PM Alpaca Halter Show – Learn about Alpacas – Sheep Ring Tent
11:30 AM Lindsay and Her Puppet Pals – Interactive Children’s Show
1:00 PM Wayne from Maine – Family Style Music for Everyone
2:30 PM Lindsay and Her Puppet Pals – Interactive Children’s Show
4:00 PM Wayne from Maine – Family Style Music for Everyone
5:30 PM Lindsay and Her Puppet Pals – Interactive Children’s Show
7:00PM Backyard Swagger – Country Rock Cover Band
11:00 AM Dance Steps, etc. – Student Dance Performers
12:30 PM The Flying Wallendas – Family Circus & High Wire Acts
2:00 PM Dance Steps, etc. – Student Dance Performers
3:30 PM The Flying Wallendas – Family Circus & High Wire Acts
6:30PM Corinne’s School of Dance – Student Dance Performances
10:30 AM BJ Hickman Magician – A Family Magic Show
12:00 PM Stuck in Time Band – Classic 60’s, 70’s and 80’s Covers
1:30 PM BJ Hickman Magician – A Family Magic Show
3:00 PM Stuck in Time Band – Classic 60’s, 70’s and 80’s Covers
4:30PM BJ Hickman Magician – A Family Magic Show
6:00PM Erinn Brown Band – Groove Oriented Rock, Soul & Blues
11:30 AM The New Englanders Band – Folk, Pop & Country Acoustic
1:30 PM Hilton Park – Timeless Tales, Soulful Harmony
4:00 PM Stellwagen Duo – Acoustic Folk, Rock
FARM MUSEUM PERFORMANCES
2:30 PM RD King – Boston Based Singer / Songwriter
5:00 PM Lizz and Friends – Bluegrass with Elizabeth Kantz
Watch for our strolling performers:
Bryson Lang, Trevor the Juggler, I’m Not A Clown, Pirate Man Dan, Moose Mountain Jazz Band
DISCLAIMER: The Deerfield Fair Association, Inc. does not guarantee any show or performance on its grounds due to weather and/or
failure of the performer to act due to unfortunate circumstances. The DFA provides the above for informational purposes only and is not
responsible for any cancellations, changes, or substitutions in the schedule
HOURS The fair is open Thursday, September 28th from 8:00 am until 10:00 pm; Friday, September 29th from 8:00 am until 10:00 pm; Saturday, September 30th from 8:00 am until 10:00 pm and Sunday, October 1st from 8:00 am until 7:00 pm.
ADVANCE TICKETS Advance tickets are available for $8.00 each starting August 20th and may be purchased by visiting the administration office on the fairgrounds or at one of the following locations: Candia First Stoppe, Candia; Radio Grove Hardware, Raymond; Osborne’s Agway, Hooksett, Concord and Belmont; Mike’s Meat Shoppe, Pittsfield; J.R. Rosencrantz & Sons, Derry and Kensington; Deerfield Veterinary Clinic, Deerfield and Yannis Pizza, Deerfield. Advance tickets are on sale until September 24, 2017.
AMUSEMENT RIDES Rockwell Amusement & Promotions, Inc. is the Deerfield Fair’s supplier for amusement rides. Ride Special Days are Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00pm with unlimited rides for $25.00 AND Sunday from 9:00 am to 6:00pm with unlimited rides for $30.00.
PARKING IS FREE We have over 100 acres of free parking. We also have premium parking which is across from “A” Gate (Firehouse/Police) and is $5.00 a vehicle.
CAMPING We do allow camping in our camping area, which is behind “G” Gate. Camping is $30.00 a night with hook-up (water/electric) and $20.00 a night for dry camping. For further information, please see Forms & Information.
DIRECTIONS From Manchester – 93 N to Exit 7; 101 East, Exit 3 to Rte. 43. From Concord – Rte. 4 E to 107 South; Exeter – Route 101 W to Exit 5, Right on Rte. 107; Nashua – Rte. 3 to 293 N, merge to 93 N, Exit 7 to 101 E, Exit 3 onto 43; Massachusetts – 93 N to Exit 7, Rte. 101 E, Exit 3, take right off exit and follow signs; Maine – 95 S to Rte. 4 (Portsmouth), Rte. 4 W to Rte. 43 S; Massachusetts (Eastern) 95 N to 101 W, Exit 5 to 107; Dover/Rochester – 125 S to Rte. 4 W, take 43 S
September 28 (Thursday) 9:00 am - October 1 (Sunday) 5:00 pm
10 Memorial St # 23, Deerfield, MA 01342
10 Memorial St # 23, Deerfield, MA 01342
September 29th through October 1st,
September 29th through October 1st, 2017
2nd – 36th Streets, Virginia Beach Oceanfront
2017 marks the 44th anniversary for the Virginia Beach Neptune Festival! Every year, hundreds of thousands of people celebrate at the festival’s many offerings! Daily concerts at festival stages are scattered along 32 blocks of the boardwalk and feature a variety of live music and performers. Ignite your taste buds and satisfy your shopping savvy at this year’s outdoor shopping and dining experience – from crab cakes to Italian ice, stained glass to pottery, there is sure to be something to delight young and old festival goers alike.
Boardwalk Weekend fills 3 musical stages with great local and national talents.
Stages are located at 17th, 24th, and 31st Streets on the Boardwalk, and all shows are FREE!
Friday, September 29
6:00pm – 11:00pm
31st STREET STAGE
** ERIC PASLAY **
24TH STREET STAGE
17TH STREET STAGE
More Perfect Jones
Saturday, September 30
1:00pm – 11:00pm
31st STREET STAGE
Joe Gosman Band
Ben Phelps Project
** STEEL PULSE **
24TH STREET STAGE
Brackish Water Jamboree
The Gold Sauce
** THE CONNELLS **
Anthony Rosano & The Conqueroos
17TH STREET STAGE
Nate Sacks & The Life Hacks
Jesse Chong Band
** TR3, feat. TIM REYNOLDS **
Sunday, October 1
1:00pm – 6:00pm
31st STREET STAGE
BJ Griffin & the Galaxy Groove
** LANGHORNE SLIM & THE LAW **
24TH STREET STAGE
Bennett Wales & the Relief
17TH STREET STAGE
The Get Down Band
CLICK HERE for your travel options, as well as parking locations and prices
Road Closures: Atlantic Avenue (between 5th-34th Streets) will be closed Saturday, September 30th from 7:00am-9:15am, and again from 10:00am-1:00pm.
HRT Trolleys will run along Atlantic Avenue between 1st and 42nd Streets between 8 a.m. and Midnight throughout the Boardwalk Weekend. Rides are just $2 each. The easily identifiable trolley stops are conveniently located up and down Atlantic Avenue. Trolleys arrive approximately every 20 minutes, but can take longer due to heavier traffic on event weekends. Click here for more information on oceanfront transportation.
Recycling: The Neptune Festival is certified Virginia Green!
Our goal is to reduce our environmental impact through recycling, water and energy conservation, and community and business involvement. Please look for recycling available up and down the Boardwalk and in the parks.
For more information, please contact the Neptune Festival office at (757) 498-0215. During Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend (September 29 – October 1, 2017) call the Neptune Festival Command Center at (757) 213-3461
Restrooms are located along the boardwalk and the 17th, 24th and 31st Street Parks.
Beverage Tents are located at 17th, 24th, and 31st Streets. Please have a valid photo ID. You must be 21 years or older to purchase and consume alcohol.
Festival Information and Brochures can be found at kiosks on 17th and 24th Streets on the Boardwalk.
First Aid station is located on 16th Street.
Commemorative Posters will be for sale at 24th Street. Posters and a limited number of autographed posters are available for purchase on the boardwalk or in advance at the Neptune Festival office and online.
Commemorative T-shirts are available for purchase along the Boardwalk at 16th, 24th and 31st Streets.
September 29 (Friday) 12:00 pm - October 1 (Sunday) 6:00 pm
265 Kings Grant Rd # 102, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass
PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass 2017
Friday & Saturday, September 29-30
Wide Open Bluegrass 2017:
Red Hat Amphitheater
The world’s greatest Bluegrass musicians perform Friday & Saturday, September 29-30th from 11AM – 10PM. Daily or weekend tickets available. Proceeds benefit the Bluegrass Trust Fund.
VIP Bluegrass Experience Packages
VIP weekend tickets inside Red Hat Amphitheater include a large tent with gourmet food, drinks and reserved amphitheater seating.
Enjoy 7 stages of free music in downtown Raleigh.
Wide Open Creations
Shop the finest artisans, foods and locally grown products at the StreetFest.
If you are hungry – we are cooking it.
North Carolina Whole Hog Barbeque Championship
Will add a distinctly NC flavor to this event. Enjoy the finest BBQ in NC!
Sir Walter Raleigh Banjo Stand
Come visit Bland Hoke’s public art project surrounding our city’s namesake!
29 (Friday) 12:00 pm - 30 (Saturday) 11:00 pm
Raleigh Convention Center
500 South Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
The World’s Largest …
Garage Sale – Flea Market – Craft Fair – Food Fest – Bargain Hunter’s Dream
September 30 & October 1, 2017
Truly a Garage Sale Lovers Dream. Don’t be surprised to see that garage sales stretch for miles and miles and miles – starting SOUTH of Lake George and continuing North of Warrensburg into the Adirondacks. Warrensburg is located 1/2 hour north of Saratoga Springs, NY and 1 hour north of Albany.
This Lake George garage sale was swarming with
The main street has the most vendors from all over the country, usually selling antiques and clearing out their inventory of products with very good buys… side streets are individual garage sales, the kind antique dealers love to find as treasures are more likely to be found by a resident than a savvy street vendor.
Found at the last years’ Garage Sale on the main street
Antiques, Beanie Babies, Records and Jewelry!
You will have no problem finding something to eat in Warrensburg, as there are street food vendors EVERYWHERE – selling everything from chicken wings, and BBQ ribs to Gourmet chicken pitas and home baked goods. But if your in for a nice relaxing sit down meal after a long hard day and are planning for the World’s Largest Garage Sale – I suggest Brunetto’s Restaurant, it’s one of my favorite restaurants in the region. It’s also almost everyone else’s favorite restaurant as you must call at LEAST one week in advance to secure reservations. Call early (518) 623-1041.
- Garage Sale officially starts Saturday – but many start early Friday across the region and many “official” garage sale booths in Warrensburg open Friday at 5pm. So get there early – Take a day off, come up on THURSDAY night and enjoy the beginning of fall foliage and quaint little towns. Eat Pasta and REV up for some serious shopping from 9am to dusk.
- Have plenty of cash on hand
- Dress in Layers – bring a backpack to put small wares in — wear a waist-belt for easy hands-free shopping
- If lodging in Warrensburg is nowhere to be found – Try Lake George! It’s only 5 miles south of Warrensburg.
- Wear comfortable walking shoes, you WILL walk a lot.
TRAFFIC AND PARKING: Take I-87 The Adirondack Northw