New Hampshire is known for great food. Our local farms make fresh produce a snap, while our access to the ocean means we only enjoy the freshest seafood. Let your inner foodie out by visiting these 9 food festivals in New Hampshire this summer, where you will enjoy delicious food and the best in the Granite State’s party atmosphere.
1. Waterville Valley Chowderfest and Brews
Start your summer right with this Memorial Day Weekend festival that invites you to taste some of the best beer and chowder in New Hampshire, all for the exceptionally low price of $7.50 for adult admission. On May 29, chowder sampling will happen from 12 to 2, brew tasting will happen from 12 to 4, and a concert will wrap up the festivities at 4:30.
2. Taste of Downtown Nashua
On June 1st hundreds of diners will make their way to downtown Nashua to sample great local food in a variety of cuisines. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 on the day of.
3. A Taste of Milford
This evening festival on Friday June 3rd showcases 30 Milford restaurants, chefs and specialty foods stores. The festival in downtown Milford also features live music and shopping in local stores. Tickets are $25 for adults when purchased online, or $30 on the day of the event.
4. Prescott Park Chowder Festival
The oldest chowder festival in New England takes place in Portsmouth on June 4. This is the 32nd Chowder Festival in Prescott Park, and organizers have the day down to a science – filled with great food, great music and a seaside breeze.
5. Rock’n Ribfest
If you love ribs, you have to be in Merrimack June 17 – 19 for this festival at the Anheuster-Busch Brewery. This family-friendly festival features bounce houses, concerts, and – of course – the best in barbecue.
6. New England Brewfest
If you love craft beer, you can’t miss the New England Brewfest at Loon Mountain in Lincoln, June 24 to 26. Great music, cold beers, (and hopefully!) blue skies – what could be better?
7. Phantom Gourmet BBQ & Music Fest
The Phantom Gourmet means great food, and there’s no truer time than the Phantom Gourmet BBQ & Music Fest from June 24 – 26 on the Rochester Fair Grounds.
8. Fire On The Mountain Chili Fest
On Sunday August 21, Chili lovers from New Hampshire and beyond will head to Henniker for the Fire On The Mountain Chili Fest. Vote for your favorite chili and shop for local crafts in between bites.
9. Hampton Beach Seafood Festival
There’s little that’s better than fresh seafood eaten so close to the ocean that you can hear the waves crashing. That’s exactly what you’ll get at The Hampton Beach Seafood Festival, happening September 9 -11.