Food Truck Festival

Top five things to do: Sept. 29-Oct. 1

Top Five Things to Do
A roundup of weekend entertainment on the Seacoast

For the second week in a row, narrowing down our entertainment roundup was particularly challenging due to the sheer volume of worthy events coming up this weekend. The highlights include the grand opening of a new recording studio, a global poetry event, a theater season reveal, a food truck festival, and a sausage festival. Learn more below.

Hang at The Noise Floor

Noise Floor Hang

Over about six years, Chris Chase became one of the Seacoast’s go-to recording engineers at his 1130ft Studios at the Salmon Falls Mills in Rollinsford. Now, Chase is moving his operation into a 4,000-square-foot space in downtown Dover. The Noise Floor celebrates its grand opening with The Hang, a new monthly series featuring local musicians and artists. It takes place Friday, Sept. 29, starting 8 p.m. The event is free; donations will be accepted. Find out more here.

Poets for Change

Poets for Change

Hundreds of cities around the world are hosting events as part of 100 Thousand Poets for Change 2017, and Portsmouth is among them. The event features local poets and songwriters reading and singing about peace, love, and understanding. The local installment takes place Saturday, Sept. 30, from 1-4 p.m., in Vaughan Mall. Organized by the Portsmouth Poet Laureate Program, the event is not a political rally, but a celebration of peace. For more information, click here.

Food Truck Festival

Food Truck Festival

Upwards of 20 regional food trucks will be at the Redhook Brewery in Portsmouth on Sunday, Oct. 1, for the fourth annual New Hampshire Food Truck Festival. Presented by Food Truck Festivals of America, the event also features Redhook beers and live music from The Budds. It takes place 12-5 p.m., with a VIP hour from 11 a.m. to noon. Admission is $5 in advance or $10 at the gate; VIP tickets are $20. Learn more here.

Earth Eagle Sausage Fest

Earth Eagle Brewings’ Oktoberfest celebration will include beer-infused sausages from Maine Meat in Kittery, as well as house-brewed beers, jumbo pretzels, kraut, live music, lawn games, and more. The fourth annual Sausage Fest takes place at Earth Eagle in downtown Portsmouth on Sunday, Oct. 1, from 12-6 p.m. Tickets are $30 per adult and include both food and beer (there are vegetarian options available). Tickets are available at the door; for more information, click here.

The Rep’s season reveal

The Seacoast Repertory Theatre in Portsmouth is about to launch into its 30th season, presenting eight mainstage shows. The Rep is hosting a 2018 Season Reveal Concert & Celebration on Sunday, Oct. 1, from 7-9 p.m., featuring songs from every show in the upcoming season, including PAPA (Portsmouth Academy of Performing Arts) and Red Light shows. Guests can stick around to meet the Rep’s board of trustees, staff, actors, crew, and designers. Tickets are $25, available here.

To see a full calendar of events, click here