During the last official weekend of summer, you are invited to enjoy craft beer and fresh oysters, farmland festivals, and three days of film. Get all the details below.
Shilo Farm Community Barn
A new community space opens in Eliot on Friday, Sept. 15, and guests can check it out for free during a weekend-long celebration. The Shilo Farm Community Barn is dedicated to “highlighting the diverse talents” of the Seacoast region. The grand opening will feature yoga, music, a kirtan, a bonfire, and other activities. It takes place Friday from 5:30-8:30 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m.-9 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. For a full schedule and more, click here.
Telluride by the Sea
The annual Telluride by the Sea film festival presents six new movies featuring actors like Matt Damon, Christian Bale, and Annette Bening and directors like Guillermo del Toro and Scott Cooper, plus a series of films highlighting the work of legendary director and screenwriter Paul Schrader. It takes place at The Music Hall and The Loft in Portsmouth from Friday to Sunday, Sept. 15-17. For tickets and information, click here. For an article about the films, click here.
Stone Church Oyster Fest
Local farmers will be shucking and selling raw oysters at The Stone Church in Newmarket on Saturday, Sept. 16. Guests at Oysterfest 2017 can slurp oysters from the half-shell while enjoying live music from Massachusetts-based act The Barn Burners String Band. Meanwhile, The Stone Church kitchen crew will be serving oyster specials. The free, all-ages event takes place from 3-7 p.m. Stick around to catch Duty Free and The Midnight Wrens. For more information, click here.
Passport Craft Beer
More than 20 craft beers will be paired with food prepared by top area chefs during the 2017 Passport Craft Beer & Food Pairing Tour. Presented by New Hampshire Public Television, the event takes place at Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 5-7:30 p.m. Local band Martin England and the Reconstructed will perform live music. Tickets are $80 ($35 for designated drivers) and come with a Passport glass. For more information, click here.
Takedown Music Festival
If the 10-plus regional acts performing on an outdoor stage aren’t enough to get you to the eighth annual Takedown Music Festival this weekend, there’s another intriguing reason to attend: There will be a live Batman reenactment! Presented by The Pawtuckaway Takedown, the event is on Saturday, Sept. 16, from noon to 10 p.m. at Rock Maple Woods, a private woodland farm in Strafford. There is a $20 suggested donation ($5 for kids); learn more here.
For a full calendar of upcoming events on the Seacoast, click here.