Festivals and Fairs, oh my!

Today we decided to head toward the coast to hit a couple of fall family events. Our first stop was the 5th Annual Hampton Falls Craft Festival just a hop-skip down the road from Exeter.  Fall was in the air as booth after booth featured Halloween or pumpkin themed crafts in addition to a variety of other artistry such as hand blown glass, original watercolors, photography, soaps, basketry, and, mmmmm… fudge!

We had a fun time enjoying the food, the music, the incredible art but I was most excited to have my first ever taste of a popular Italian desert…. a cannoli. “The Original Canoli Girl From The North End” of Boston began making cannolis with her Nonni when she was 6 years old. She surprised her grandmother with a homemade sign for her business…with  cannoli spelled wrong. She said her Nonni loved it and the spelling stuck.

"Canoli Girl"Very well-known, she has taken up where her grandmother left off and takes her business on the road selling these popular sweets. I give my original and authentic cannoli an A+. Want a bite?

IMG_6301 IMG_6303On our way back to Exeter, we stopped at our second festival at Applecrest Farm Orchards where folks were there for apples, pumpkins and atmosphere. U-Pick or buy apples by the bushel, pick out a pumpkin in the fields or already lined up, plain or painted. There was also food on the grill, fresh ice cream, mums of all colors and, of course, lots of vegetables inside. We walked away with tomatoes and a smile.

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5 thoughts on “Festivals and Fairs, oh my!

  1. Hello!
    I came across your blog yesterday and had a good laugh over the photographed Castleberry Fair staff member resting in the sun. My family and I actually put together the Annual Hampton Falls Craft Festival, along with 26 other events a year, and I was hoping you would allow us to use some of the great photos you took on that day to promote future events. We put a lot of effort into promoting our exhibitors, like Rene “the Canoli girl,” and these images would be wonderful to use. We would definitely appreciate it if you would grant us permission to use these images. In any case, thank you for coming out to the fair and supporting local artisans. We hope to see you at future shows!
    Thank you,
    Ashley Mullen
    Castleberryfairs.com

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