Ahh, June. The solstice is just behind us and now we can actually say it’s summer, though many of us in the Upper Valley claim it’s summer when the snow melts.
Quick solstice fact: Did you know solstice comes from Latin words meaning sun and to stand still? It’s as if the sun stands still on this day. It hits its northernmost position at the same time around the world.
Basically, that means these are the longest days of the year! Get outside and enjoy them. Also, the fairs are starting. Did somebody say cotton candy?
HANOVER CENTER FAIR
The 56th annual Hanover Center Fair, Friday June 23 and Saturday June 24, is a family-friendly and truly affordable Upper Valley tradition. There will be live music an outdoor movie and mini horse pulls. Saturday kicks off with a parade, the first Oxen Pull on the circuit, chicken barbecue and an auction on the green. Book sale, white elephant sale, kids games, bouncy house, fair food, bake sale and live entertainment throughout both days.
ENFIELD FAMILY FAIR
The Enfield Family Fair goes from June 22-24 with a fireworks show on Saturday night.
LIVE MUSIC AT BENTLEYS
Jamie Ward is a New York City musician and actor, who, like so many others, can't resist the beauty of Vermont. He has played the Waldorf Astoria, Caroline's Comedy Club and many other noteworthy metropolitan venues. As a television actor, you may just recognize him from a couple of appearances in Law & Order.
GUIDED TOURS AT JUSTIN MORRILL ESTATE
Guided tours of Justin Morrill’s Gothic Revival historic house and art collection begin on the hour, from 11am-5pm. The Morrill Homestead’s Fairy Village is also open. Come celebrate the magic and mystery of nature by building a fairy house of your own.
FREE FOOD TASTINGS
Try before you buy! Over 75 oils and vinegars to choose from, plus barbecue sauces, marinades and more.
DAIRY MONTH AT SUGARBUSH FARM
For the month of June this third-generation farm will be featuring and sampling 15 kinds of cheese including award winning smoked cheese and 8-year-old wicked sharp cheddar.
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