Best of Taste Seacoast NH Fri. Oct. 18th, 2013

WHEN: Friday, October 18, 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

WHERE: Portsmouth Harbor Events and Conference Center

TICKETS: $55 general admission; $85 VIP admission (includes

early entry kickoff party at 6:00 p.m.)

We’ve invited the 2013 winners from TASTE magazine’s “Best of TASTE” edition, to bring their award winning food and cocktails for you to enjoy. Experience restaurateurs, chefs, caterers, brewers, bakers, sommeliers, chocolatiers, and food professionals from over 80 Best of Taste categories.

Come and bid on gift certificates to your favorite restaurants, overnight stays, specialty wines, craft beer packages and exclusive spirits at the silent auction. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to the New Hampshire Food Bank.

For more information visit www.tasteoftheseacoast.com.

Annual York Beach Harvestfest & Kidsfest Oct. 19th & 20th, 2013

Harvest Festival York ME 2013Annual Harvestfest & Kidsfest on York Beach Oct 19 thru Oct 20, 2013. This festival includes a variety of activities, live bands, an ox roast, bean hole beans and a mix of approximately 150 vendors: including Food Vendors, Juried Crafters, Marketplace Vendors, Go Green Expo Exhibitors and local Non-Profit Organizations.

Harvestfest also includes a corn toss challenge, a POW-WOW, hayrides & much more. Kidsfest will take place both days during Harvestfest and will include kids games, crafts, special entertainment and Pumpkin Stroll on Saturday night.

Event hours are Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For detailed information visit www.gatewaytomaine.org/harvestfest.

Make A  Weekend of the event! Plan your over night stay at Long Beach Motor Inn or The Grand View Inn, both are walking distance to Short Beach and the Festival.

The 24th ANNUAL WHEB CHILI COOK-OFF!

Sample some of the best chili the Seacoast has to offer!

Presented in conjunction with Strawbery Banke Museum’s Fall Festival and held on the grounds of Strawbery Banke, the WHEB Chili Cook-Off presents more than a dozen restaurants from the Seacoast and beyond who serve up their best chili in decorated booths for thousands of attendees to sample. And once again this year, we’ll be offering Redhook beer to complement the chili goodness and round out the day.

Entry is $15 and gets you unlimited chili samples!

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2013

Time: 11:30AM ’til the Chili is gone!

Location: Strawbery Banke’s Puddle Dock

For Memorial Bridge Road 5K Race Runners, entry is $10 and includes a Free Drink Ticket! Register for the race here: https://millenniumreg.com/memorial-bridge-road-race

Restaurants serve up their best chili in decorated booths for thousands of attendees to sample and cast their votes. We’ve seen Classic, Veggie, Chicken, Seafood… you name it, and we’ve got it! We provide the bowls and spoons, you bring the appetite! Join us and sample the finest and fieriest chili, then cast your vote for the People’s Choice and see how it compares to food critics’ Judge’s Choice award! Prizes also awarded for Best Booth. Come and enjoy the generous samplings restaurants offer and experience one of the best Chili Cook-Off events around!

The 24th ANNUAL WHEB CHILI COOK-OFF!

Sample some of the best chili the Seacoast has to offer!

Presented in conjunction with Strawbery Banke Museum’s Fall Festival and held on the grounds of Strawbery Banke, the WHEB Chili Cook-Off presents more than a dozen restaurants from the Seacoast and beyond who serve up their best chili in decorated booths for thousands of attendees to sample. And once again this year, we’ll be offering Redhook beer to complement the chili goodness and round out the day.

Entry is $15 and gets you unlimited chili samples!

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2013

Time: 11:30AM ’til the Chili is gone!

Location: Strawbery Banke’s Puddle Dock

For Memorial Bridge Road 5K Race Runners, entry is $10 and includes a Free Drink Ticket! Register for the race here: https://millenniumreg.com/memorial-bridge-road-race

Restaurants serve up their best chili in decorated booths for thousands of attendees to sample and cast their votes. We’ve seen Classic, Veggie, Chicken, Seafood… you name it, and we’ve got it! We provide the bowls and spoons, you bring the appetite! Join us and sample the finest and fieriest chili, then cast your vote for the People’s Choice and see how it compares to food critics’ Judge’s Choice award! Prizes also awarded for Best Booth. Come and enjoy the generous samplings restaurants offer and experience one of the best Chili Cook-Off events around!

Hampton Roads Closed Sunday Oct. 6th Smuttynose Rockfest Marathon

Sunday morning between 8:20 AM and 11Am be prepared. Hampton will have many roads closed due to the over 5,000 expected runners and walkers that will be on the roads this Sunday, October 6th for the annual Smuttynose Rockfest Marathon.

Be aware that this is a very large road race and some roads are Officially closed to traffic. No vehicles will be allowed on the specified roads during the specified time period.

Road Closure Times:

  • F Street to Ashworth to O Street – 8:00 – 8:15 AM
  • Ocean Boulevard (O street north to Winnacunnet) 8:00 – 8:40 AM
  • Winnacunnet (Ocean to Presidential – 8:10 – 8:50 AM
  • Presidential – 8:10 – 9:00 AM
  • Alexander 8:10 – 9:00 AM
  • High Street (Alexander to Taylor )- 8:20 – 9:20 AM
  • Taylor 8:20 – 9:20 AM
  • Little River – 8:25 – 9:25 AM
  • Woodland – 8:30 – 9:30 AM
  • North Shore – 8:40 – 9:40
  • Cusak – 8:40 – 9:45
  • Seaview – 8:45 – 10:00 AM
  • North Shore – 8:45 – 10:15 AM
  • Huckleberry – 9:00 – 10:30 AM
  • Juniper – 9:15 – 10:40 AM
  • Great Gate – 9:20 – 10:45 AM
  • Woodland (to North Hampton – 9:30 – 11:00 AM

All times are approximate. For more information visit www.Hamptonrockfest.com.

Seacoast Science Center Summer Concert Series

Seacoast Science Center’s, Odirone Point, Summer Music by the Sea Concert Series has kicked off. Every Thursday evening in July enjoy some of the finest bands in New England. Just bring your beach blanket or chair and leave the cooking to us. You can bring a picnic or enjoy hot off-the-grill fare, snacks and ice cream treats. Adults, you can enjoy an ice cold beer or a glass of wine*. Come relax to a scenic sunset by the shore or dance the night away! All proceeds from the concert series support our environmental education efforts.

Thursday, July 12th, 2012 – Entrain

Thursday, July 19th, 2012 – Soulmate

Thursday, July 26th, 2012 – Jumbo Circus Peanuts

Ages 13-Adult: $8 for non-members, $4 for SSC members
Children ages 3-12: $2 for non-members, $1 for SSC members
Under age 3: Free

Gates open at 5:00 p.m. for dining; music begins at 6:00 p.m.

*You may not bring alcohol in to the park or concerts.

For more information or tickets visit www.seacoastsciencecenter.org/events/

Visit SeacoastBeachinfo.com or RyeBeachInfo.com for all your family summer fun information.

Blue Angels return to Portsmouth, NH

Black Diamonds Jet Team

The Blue Angels and the Boston-Portsmouth Air Show returns to Pease International Trade Port this weekend, June 30th & July 1st, 2012. See the United States Navy Blue Angels Team, The Black Diamond Team, the US Army Golden Parachute Team and so much more with a exciting family day. Thrills and entertainment for all ages. For  more information or ticket purchases visit. www.bostonportsmouthairshow.com.