The Seacoast marks the official onset of fall with another festive weekend, featuring film, beer, music, antiques, and much more.
Sage Farm Antiques Junque Jam
About 100 vendors of the finest in antique, vintage, and re-purposed wares will gather at Cisco Brewers Portsmouth Sept. 20-22 for the Sage Farm Antiques Junque Jam. There will also be music, food, a cash bar, and demonstrations. Hours are Friday from 6-9 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (coinciding with the Cisco Harvest Festival), and Sunday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. tickets are $10 for one day, $15 for two days, or $25 for all three days. Learn more here.
Telluride by the Sea 2019
The annual Telluride by the Sea brings six movies to The Music Hall in Portsmouth, fresh off their debuts at the Telluride Film Festival in Colorado. This year’s lineup includes “Ford v Ferrari,” “Beanpole,” “Marriage Story,” “Motherless Brooklyn,” “The Assistant,” and “The Climb.” Plus, The Music Hall Loft will screen three films featuring this year’s spotlight actor, Adam Driver. It all takes place Friday to Sunday, Sept. 20-22. For a full schedule and more information, click here.
Fall Equinox Festival
The third weekend of September means it’s time for TEAM (Town Exeter Arts Music) to present its annual Fall Equinox Fest. This year, it takes place Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Swasey Parkway in Exeter. There will by live music on the main stage and in the singer-songwriter tent, along with artist vendors, yoga, dance performances, a local food court, kids activities, cultural exhibits, and more. Tickets are $10-$20. For more information, click here.
Seacoast Beer Festivals
Saturday, Sept. 21, is a big day for beer. Smuttynose Brewing Co. in Hampton celebrates its 25th birthday with a festival from 3-6 p.m., featuring more than 25 breweries, food, music, and games ($35 for general admission, $46 for VIPs, $10 for designated drivers). Also, at least 14 establishments will take part in Dover Oktoberfest from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. ($15). And the Portsmouth Gas Light Co. hosts its own Oktoberfest with live music on the deck from 1-6 p.m.
The Strand Grand Opening
The Strand in Dover celebrates a historic milestone and a new beginning on Sunday, Sept. 22, from 12-9 p.m. The theater marks its 100th birthday and its grand reopening with a full itinerary of events, starting with a ribbon cutting with the mayor. There will be cake, face painting, tours, family activities, and entertainment including juggling, comedy, vaudeville theater, Strand history, and a screening of “Daddy Long Legs” — the movie that opened The Strand in 1919. Learn more here.
For a full calendar of local events, click here.