Winter is over when the Beach Plum in North Hampton Opens!

Many, from near and far, look forward to the season opening of the Beach Plum in North Hampton, NH. That time is hear! They are now open daily from 11AM to 8PM.




Come and get your Lobster Rolls and your free ocean-side seating!

You can visit our other locations at 2800 Lafayette Road in Portsmouth or 24 NH Rte 125, Epping, NH.

Finish your long awaited lobster roll off with our famous Richardson’s Ice Cream!

See you at the Beach Plum!

Visit for more information or visit our facebook page.

Take a coastal drive today to Your favorite Beach Ice Cream & Lobster Roll spot Open through Oct. 23rd –

The Beach Plum, 17 Ocean Boulevard, North Hampton, NH – a favorite from folks near and far, remains open through Sunday, Oct. 23rd until 7PM. Be sure to take your coastal drive, while this weather is still magnificent, and stop by for your favorite lobster roll, clam chowder, or a quart of your favorite Richardson’s Ice Cream – While enjoying the majestic view of the Atlantic Ocean. Voted Best Lobster Roll in NH for over five years in a row.

Open daily 12PM – 7PM

SCREEEMFEST Haunts Canobie Lake Park Now – Oct. 30

SCREEEMFEST Haunts Canobie Lake Park Sept. 24 – Oct. 30

Two New Haunts for 2016, rides, games, ROCKtoberfest, a petting zoo and much more.

SALEM, NH – Canobie Lake Park in Salem, New Hampshire, is the place to be for “screeems,” thrills and chills during the Park’s SCREEEMFEST event, each weekend from September 24 through October 30. Canobie offers one of the best varieties of fall entertainment in all of New England.

There’s fun by day with rides, games and plenty of family-friendly options, including a petting zoo on Saturday and Sunday afternoons through October 23rd. Then at night, SCREEEMFEST adds fear to all that fun through October 30th with five terrifying haunted houses, including two NEW haunts this year: Carnivus where evil clowns still rule the long-dead carnival, and Virus: Quarantine, where no one is immune. There are roaming “monsters” and a monster parade throughout the park, Halloween-themed games and much more.

You can also enjoy a variety of live entertainment at no additional charge during SCREEMFEST. Canobie’s ROCKtoberfest event features a different legendary rock tribute band each weekend during SCREEEMFEST featuring professional touring bands. Also appearing is the live and freaky “SwingShift SideShow,” performing strange feats of physical daring that are truly not for the faint of heart.

A “Tribute to the Life and Legacy of Prince” show will be presented from September 24 to October 10, while “Tribute to Michael: Ghosts,” will thrill audiences from October 14 to October 30.

One low admission price for Canobie Lake Park SCREEEMFEST includes all haunted houses, operating rides, ROCKtoberfest, the Petting Zoo, live entertainment and more. For Park hours, show schedules, directions and information about group discounts, visit

Newburyport’s Great Pumpkin Lighting & Stroll 2016

Name: Newburyport’s Great Pumpkin Lighting & Stroll 2016
Date: October 15, 2016
Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

Event Description:

This annual family-friendly event will take place on Saturday, October 15th, from 5-8 PM in Market Square. Families are encouraged and invited to bring their own jack-o-lantern. Don’t want to deal with the mess at home? Pumpkin carving takes place in Market Square from 3-5PM. Bring your own pumpkin and create your masterpiece! Tools provided. Pumpkin carving sponsored by Partridge in a Bear Tree and Newburyport Macaroni Kid. Inn Street will have activities for the kids from 5pm-7pm including crafts from Newburyport Macaroni Kid and Street Theater by Theater in the Open.

Activities in Market Square start at 5PM. Pumpkins will be lit and placed on the stage in Market Square for all to enjoy! Each family will receive a votive candle that will be lit all at once at dusk.

After the lighting, attendees are encouraged to stroll the downtown and Tannery to “ooh and ahh” at all the pumpkins designed by local businesses! At the end of the evening families are asked to take their pumpkins home for safe keeping.

This event is brought to you by the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce and our retail members!

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Take a whale watch cruise through Oct. 9th!

The Whale Watching season is not over, just because summer is. Head out on the Atlantic Whale Watch, or Granite State Whale Watch Saturdays and Sundays through October 9th, for a whale of a time.

Atlantic Whale Watch tours leave at 10AM and return approximately 2:30 PM and run through October 9th

Granite State Whale Watch tours leave at 11AM on Saturdays and Sundays and also offer tours on Wednesdays and Fridays leaving at 10AM.

Come and join us and take a tour you will always remember.

Visit Atlantic Whale Watch at

Visit Granite State Whale Watch at

Both are located at scenic Rye Harbor, Rye, NH.

22nd through October 1st Grand Tasting Restaurant Week

From September 22nd through October 1st celebrate Newburyport’s culinary destinations! Savor Newburyport, brought to you by the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce & Industry, is a 10-Day Celebration that highlights local chefs and restauranters.

The Grand Tasting on Inn Street

The Ultimate Outdoor Dining Experience!

The ten day celebration will kick off with “The Grand Tasting on Inn Street” with food, fashion and art from 5:30 – 8:30 PM. Newburyport’s beautiful refurbished fountain will be the back drop for live music performed by Newburyport’s own LUX The Band. Tickets for this event are $50 each.

Some of our participating vendors are: Andiamo, Brine, Bucciarelli’s Butcher Shop & Deli, Ceia Kitchen and Bar, The Grog, Kume Steakhouse, Michael’s Harborside, Mill River Winery, Newburyport Brewing Co., Newburyport Olive Oil/Port Plums, Riverwalk Brewing, Smoky Quartz Distillery and When Pigs Fly.

Restaurant Week

Continuing through October 1st, participating restaurants will showcase unique fixed-price three course dinner offerings at $25 and $35 as well as two course lunch specials being offered at $10, $20 and $30.

Visit for all details. Enjoy!

Hampton Arts Network’s 7th annual Art Walk September 17 – September 24

The public is invited to take part in the Hampton Arts Network’s 7th annual Art Walk beginning September 17 and running through September 24. Exciting free events will be held in the downtown Hampton area. A variety of artwork & creative items by over a dozen HAN members will be displayed in shops and the windows of Pick’n Cousins, Breaking Bean Coffee, Wicked Sweet Sugar Boutique, Cohen’s Jewelers, Studio 471, Marelli’s Market, All She Wears, Present Perfect, Baron Forrester, Edward Jones, Seacoast Florist, Resee, Woof, People’s Bank and also at Town Hall. Artwork is available for sale and can be purchased by contacting the artist.

Additional events are as follows:

Baron Forrester Wine & Cheese shop, 446 Lafayette Rd will host a sampling party Sept 17 & Sept 24, from 5-8pm. On Sept 19 Marelli’s Market will host a Zentangle pen & ink art class with artist Ann Radwan from 6-7:30

On Sept 21 HAN President Linda Gebhart will give a watercolor mini art class from 6-7:30 at Marelli’s. Classes are limited to 12 students per class. Register at Marelli’s Market 465 Lafayette Rd. The Old Salt will host a “painters at the Bar” on Sept 20 at 6:30 with artist Jody Muller. Fee is $25.00 p.p., must register And People’s United Bank, 117 Winnacunnet Rd, will display student’s artwork from the HAN Summer Enrichment Program during regular business hours. On Sept 16 an opening reception will be held from 4:30-5:45.

New this year will be a free drawing for gift baskets located at different shops. Stroll down Lafayette Road, High Street and Winnacunnet Rd to see the work of local artists and enter to win a gift basket or sign up for an art class.

HAN would like to thank the participating businesses for giving artists the opportunity to display their work.


Presented by: OneMain Financial
September 9, 10, 11, 2016
The Hampton Beach Seafood Festival has once again been acclaimed as “One of the Top 100 Events in North America” for 2015 by the American Bus Association. It is certainly the biggest street fair we know of in New England. And why wouldn’t it be when you consider all the ingredients that make up the Hampton Beach Seafood Festival and Sidewalk Sales Days, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, September 9, 10 & 11. First and foremost, it’s a genuine seafood extravaganza and that’s the hook, so to speak. Seafood lovers cannot seem to get their fill of the abundant choices. Almost any seafood favorite you can think of will be grilled, steamed, or deep fried from calamari to shrimp and clams to lobsters-not to mention the chowder and delicious light lobster raviolis. The choices go on and on. After all, there are 50+ area restaurants under large tents plying their skills. Plenty of non-seafood items and other typical fair fare are available to keep everybody happy.

On Saturday, September 10th, 2016, the Annual Lobster Roll Eating Contest will take place at the Hampton Beach Seafood Festival. Twelve lucky contestants will be chosen to compete alongside four celebrities. $1,000 is on the line, with the winner receiving $600, second place taking home $250, and third place leaving with $150. The winner will receive bragging rights along with automatic entry into next year’s competition. The ten-minute eating frenzy is sponsored by McGuirk’s Ocean View.
The ideal places to enjoy your catch of the day are the “Pub Tent” with a cool Bud or Redhook Ale or a glass of Barefoot Wine, and the always popular “Barefoot Wine Beach Cabana Bar” where you can keep your toes in the sand while enjoying your beverages and continuous beachside entertainment. Enjoy great bands all three days on the main Mohegan Sun Stage in the center of the festival.

What to place second is a toss up between the fabulous sidewalk sale lineup on closed-to-traffic Ocean Boulevard; the incredible entertainment playing continuously on two stages; spectacular fireworks Saturday at 8:15; and a skydiving demonstration on Sunday at 5:00 p.m.; or the crafts on sale by over 60 local artisans. Not to mention magnificent culinary demonstrations by big name chefs presented by the Pat Whitley Restaurant Show and Wicked Bites, and a specially designated Kiddie Land with puppet performances, magicians, and more to entertain the younger set.

The whole event kicks off Friday afternoon, September 9 at 4:00 p.m. Admission fee is $5.00 on Friday, $10 on Saturday, and $8.00 on Sunday. Admission for children under 12 is free. The entrance gates will be staffed by volunteers from the Knights of Columbus, who will share in the proceeds from admission fees.
The 2016 Presenting Sponsor is OneMain Financial. Other sponsors include: Mohegan Sun, L. L. Bean, Geico, New Hampshire Air National Guard, Subaru of New England, Inn Season Resorts, LeafFilter, New Hampshire State Liquor Commission, NEWPRO, Owens Corning, Power Home Remodeling Group, Renewal By Andersen, SolarCity, Jerky Hut, Home Heat, Softub, Boston Globe, WJD Enterprises, Barefoot Wine, New Hampshire Distributors, Pinard Waste Systems, Seacoast Coca-Cola, Seacoast Bargain Outlet, Relco, Favorite Foods, First Student, SkyDive New England, Seacoast Media Group.

The best deal of the festival is the free parking and shuttle service from 13 uptown satellite parking lots. Everyone is urged to park and ride free courtesy of the First Student Bus Company, who will have over 30 volunteer bus drivers shuttling festival goers each day.
For a complete itinerary with times, entertainment schedules, and parking locations, visit the festival website at

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$2 German Country Sourdough Bread Every Wednesday

When Pigs Fly is an Artisan bread baker located at 1 Merrimac Street in Newburyport. When Pigs Fly produces over 30 varieties of all natural, sweet and savory breads, shipped to our stores fresh daily from our bakery in York, Maine.

Our German Country Sourdough bread is a customer favorite as it contrasts a nice crusty exterior with a soft, true Sourdough tang on the inside. Our German Country Sourdough sells for $6 everyday but on Wednesdays only, as a special for our friends in Newburyport, we will offer our German Country Sourdough loaf for just $2.00 per loaf all day, as long as supplies last. !

Stop in and see us and sample any of our breads but don’t forget German Country Sourdough Wednesdays for just $2.00.

Fred Fleisher, Director of Operations
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