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Calendar of Events - 2017

MAY 2017
May 6, Sat. (9 a.m.-2 p.m.)
Alvirne Open Farm Day & Annual Spring Plant Sale
Alvirne High School Farm, 200 Derry Road, Hudson NH.

May 6 & 7,  Sat., Sun. (8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Wellscroft Fence Systems Free Fence Clinic, Harrisville.
The event is free, but online registration at

May 10, Wed. (6-9 p.m.) $45/$50
Soap Making with Holland Homestead
Stonewall Farm, Keene

May 13 Sun. (8-11 a.m.)
Dancing of the Ladies, Stonewall Farm, Keene.
(Pancake breakfast immediately following, $7/$5)

May 13, Sun. (8 a.m.-noon)
May Family Festival & Plant Sale
Sophia’s Hearth Family Center
700 Court St., Keene, N.H.

May 14, Sun. (Mother’s Day, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.) $100 (includes lunch)
Fermenting our Lives: Goats, Cheesemaking and Sacred Action for Women
Main Street Cheese, Hancock, N.H.
Register: 603-525-3300 or

May 20, Sat. (8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.)
Milford Garden Club Plant Sale
Community House Lawn, Corner of Union and Elm St., Milford N.H.

May 20 (9-11 a.m., rain or shine)
Monadnock Garden Club Plant Sale
The Wyman Tavern, 339 Main St., Keene, N.H.

May 20, Sat. (10 a.m.-noon) $50/$55
Mycological Landscaping Course
Stonewall Farm, Keene

May 21, Sun. (1-3 p.m.) $45
Biodynamic Basics: Understanding and Working with a Biodynamic Planting
W.S. Badger Company, 768 Rt. 10, Gilsum, N.H.
Register: 603-283-5217

May 29, Mon., Memorial Day (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) $60 per person
Farming as Contemplation, Cheesemaking as Alchemy:
A Day-Long Workshop for Adults and Children (Please come as an adult-child
Main Street Cheese, Hancock, N.H.
Register: 603-525-3300 or

May 12, Fri. (10 a.m.-7 p.m.)
May 13, Sat. (10 a.m.-3 p.m.)
Truckload Sale, Monadnock Food Co-op
34 Cypress Street, Keene.

May 13, Sat. (11 a.m.-2 p.m.)
Goat Cheese Facility Open House & Farm Tour
AlpineGlo Farm, Westminster, Vt.

May 13 & 14, Sat. (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) Sun. (9 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Annual New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival,
Deerfield Fairgrounds, Deerfield.

May 20 & 21, Fri. (10 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Special Mid-month Open Garden Weekend
Distant Hill Gardens, Walpole. Donation: $5; no registration required

May 28, Sun. (1-4 p.m.) $10 per person
Naturalist Landscape Design Workshop
Distant Hill Gardens, Walpole, N.H.

JUNE 2017
June 3, Sat. (10 a.m.-noon)
Draft Gratitude “Change Their Lives” Open Barn
148 Ashuelot St., Winchester, N.H.

June 4, Sun. (5-8:30 p.m.)
Taste of Monadnock & Beyond Food & Wine Festival
(To benefit Shelter From the Storm,
transitional housing and support programs for the homeless)
Woodbound Inn, Rindge, N.H.
Advance Tickets: $40. Door: $50

June 8 (6-8 p.m.) $30/$35
Intro to Herbalism
Stonewall Farm, Keene, N.H.

June 2-11
Keene Art Walk, downtown Keene.
Facebook: Keene Art Walk

June 3, Sat. (all day)
New Hampshire Free Fishing Day, fish in any inland
water or saltwater in the state without a license.

June 2, Fri. (5:30-8:30 p.m.)
Brattleboro Gallery Walk & Street Festival
Downtown Brattleboro, Vt.

June 3, Sat. (10 a.m. sharp)
Strolling of the Heifers Parade
Downtown Brattleboro, Vermont.

June 4, Sun. (various times)
Brattleboro Area Farm Tour
Preregistration required.

June 7-11, Thurs.- Sun.
Thing in the Spring-4 Day Music & Arts Festival
Peterborough, N.H.

Jun. 25, Sat. (8 a.m.-6 p.m.) & June 25, Sun. (8 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Annual Gilsum Rock Swap and Mineral Show, Gilsum.

Jun. 24, Sat. (10 a.m.-noon)
CCCD Pollinator Workshop
Distant Hill Gardens, Walpole, N.H.

July 2017
July is National Blueberry Month! Learn more:

July TBA. Independents Week. Buy local!

July TBA, Thurs.-Sun. (All day.) Hillsborough Balloon Festival & Fair,

July TBA, (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) New England Bee BioBlitz
Seven Maples Campground, Hancock. Registration required.

July TBA, Tues. (6:30-8 p.m.) Canning and Food Preservation Workshop. Free.
Monadnock Food Co-op, Keene.

July TBA, Sat. Give Peace a Tri Triathlon and 5k Race, Surry.

July TBA, Sat. (Parade at 9 a.m.) Swanzey Old Home Day, Swanzey.

July TBA, Thurs. Ewing Arts Awards, Redfern Arts Center, Keene.

July TBA, Sun. (1-4 p.m.) Kombucha & Kvass, W.S. Badger
Company, Gilsum.

July TBA, Sat. Riverfest, Jaffrey.

July TBA  (10 a.m.-4 p.m) Hosta Daylily Jamboree, Stonegate Farm and
Flowers, Greenfield.

July TBA, Sat., (6 p.m.) Farm-to-Table Dinner, Mayfair Farm, Harrisville.

August 2017
Aug. 1-31, New Hampshire Eat Local Month. Celebrations held throughout the

Aug. 1-7, National and New Hampshire Farmers’ Market Week.  Special events
and activities at market locations throughout the week.

Aug. TBA, Cheshire Fair, Swanzey.

Aug. TBA, Sat. (8 a.m.-noon) Badger Tent Sale and Open House
W.S. Badger Company, Gilsum.

Aug. TBA, Sat. (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) New Hampshire Permaculture Day. Orchard Hill
Community, East Alstead.

Aug.TBA, Sat. (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) Sun. (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) Hillsborough Living
History Event, Hillsborough.

Aug. TBA, Sun. (1-4 p.m.) Wild Mushroom Foray, Wichland Woods.

Aug. TBA, Sun. (6-9 p.m.) Monadnock Farm & Community Coalition Dinner,
Mayfair Farm, Harrisville,

Aug. TBA, Thurs. (7-8 p.m.) Raptor Migration in NH: What the Numbers Tell Us,
Harris Center for Conservation Education, Hancock.

Aug. TBA, Sun. (11 a.m.-3 p.m.)  Annual BBQ Pulled Pork Competition, Alyson’s
Orchard, Walpole.

September 2017
Sept. TBA, Sat. (5 p.m.)
Fall Harvest Celebration and Potluck, Tracie's Community Farm, Fitzwilliam.

Sept. TBA, Sat. (11 a.m.-10 p.m.)
The 2015 Keene Music Festival, downtown Keene.

Sept. TBA, Tues. (5:30-6:30 p.m.)
Cheese Tasting: Cheese 101.
Monadnock Co-op, Keene, $5, registration required.

Sept. TBA, Sun. (11 a.m.-3 p.m.)
9th Annual Walk for the Greyhounds & Chili Cook Off, Alyson’s Orchards,

Sept. TBA, Sun. (1-3 p.m.)
Wild Mushroom Foray, W.S. Badger Company, Gilsum.

Sept. TBA, Fri.-Sun.
Antrim's Home & Harvest Festival, Antrim.

Sept. TBA, Sat. (11 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Crescendo Farm Day, Crescendo Acres Farm, Surry.

TBA, Sat., (9 a.m.-2 p.m.)
Monadnock Wellness Festival, Community Center, Peterborough.

Sept. TBA, Fri. (4-6 p.m.)
Beer Tasting with the Shed Brewery, Monadnock Co-op, Keene.

Sept. TBA, Sat. (10 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Winchester Pickle Festival, downtown Winchester.

Sept. TBA, Sun. (11 a.m.-3p.m.)
Annual Apple Pie Festival & Apple Pie Contest, Alyson's Orchard, Walpole.

Sept. TBA, Sun. (8 a.m.)
Clarence DeMar Marathon, Keene to Gilsum.

October 2017
Oct. TBA, Sun. (3 p.m.)
3rd Annual October Feast & Home Brew Competition, Mayfair Farm,

Oct. TBA, Sat., Sun. (9 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Annual N.H. Wool Arts Tour, shops and farms throughout the Monadnock

Oct. TBA, Fri. (4-6 p.m.)
Wine Tasting with Vinilandia, Monadnock Co-op, Keene.

Oct. TBA, Sat. (8 a.m.-4 p.m.)
NEMBA Take a Kid Mountain Biking Event, Stonewall Farm, Keene.

Oct. TBA, Sun. (10 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Community Harvest Festival, Stonewall Farm, Keene.

Oct. TBA, Sat. (7 -11:30 a.m.)
Keene Sentinel Udder Madness Road Race, Stonewall Farm, Keene.

Oct. TBA, Sat., Sun (10 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Open Studio Tour, studios throughout the Monadnock Region.

Oct. TBA, Tues. (5:30-6:30 p.m.)
Cheese Tasting: American Artisan, Monadnock Co-op, Keene, $5
registration required.

Oct. TBA, Sat. (9 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Peak into Peterborough Celebration, Peterborough.

Oct. TBA, Sat. (noon-4 p.m.)
Halloween on the Farm, Stonewall Farm, Keene.

November 2017
Nov. TBA (various times)
Feast on This! Film Festival, various venues throughout Monadnock

Nov. TBA Sat., Sun. (10 a.m.-4 p.m.)
New Hampshire Open Doors, locations throughout the state.

Nov. TBA, Fri. (4-6 p.m.)
Tasting with Dan’s Brick Oven Bread, Monadnock Food Co-op, Keene.

Nov. TBA, Fri. (4-6 p.m.)
Wine Tasting with LaBelle Winery, Monadnock Food Co-op, Keene.

Nov. TBA, Sat. (4-6 p.m.)
Wine Tasting with Vinilandia NH, Monadnock Food Co-op, Keene.

Nov. TBA, Fri (6:30-9 p.m.) Sat. (10 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Monadnock Waldorf School's Fall Craft Fair and Festival

Nov. TBA, Fri. (4:30-6:30 p.m.)
Delightfully Healthy! Cooking Demo, Monadnock Food Co-op, Keene.

Nov. TBA, Sat. (10 a.m.-3 p.m.)
Kick off the Holidays Craft Fair, The Peterborough Recreation
Department, Peterborough.

Nov. TBA Tues. (6-8 p.m.)
Living a Healthy Life: Kefir, Kumbucha & More, $30/$35 fee, Monadnock
Food Co-op, Keene.

Nov. TBA, Thurs. (7-9 p.m.)
Film Screening: Plant Pure Nation, Mariposa Museum, Peterborough, $5.

Nov. TBA, Fri. (4-7 p.m.) and Nov. 21, Sat. (9 a.m.-3 p.m.)
Stonewall Farm's 15th Annual Thanksgiving Farm Fare, Stonewall Farm,

Nov. TBA, Sat. (all day)
Christmas on the Pond Crafts Fair, Rt. 123, Marlow Village.

Nov. TBA, Fri. (all day)
Plaid Friday, throughout the Monadnock Region.

Nov.TBA, Fri.-Sun (10 a.m.-5 p.m.)
13th Annual Art Tour, Walpole Town Hall, Walpole, and Chris Sherwin’s
Studio, Bellows Falls, Vt.

December 2017
Dec. TBA, Sat. (8 a.m.-8 p.m.)
Old Fashioned Christmas, downtown Hillsborough.

Dec. TBA, Thurs. (5-8:30 p.m.)
Stonewall Farm Craft Fair, Stonewall Farm, Keene.

Dec. TBA, Sat. (11 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Annual Currier & Ives Cookie Tour, inns throughout the Monadnock

Dec. TBA, Sat. (9 a.m.-3 p.m.)
Christmas on the Farm, The Inn at East Hill Farm, Troy. $25/adult,

Dec. TBA, Sat. (7-11 p.m.)
Nelson Solstice Party, Nelson Town Hall.

Dec. TBA, Thurs. (6:30-7:30 p.m.)
Christmas Eve on the Milford Oval with Caroling, Milford.


January 2018
Jan. TBA, Mon. (10 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Antrim Festival of Trees
James A. Tuttle Library, Antrim.

Jan. TBA, Sat., (10 a.m.-noon)
Change Their Lives, Open Barn at Draft Gratitude horse rescue
148 Ashuelot St., Winchester.

Jan. TBA, Sat. (noon-midnight)
Peterborough Snow Ball
Peterborough Town Hall, Peterborough, $25
(younger than 25, pay your age).

Jan. TBA, Sat. (10 a.m.- 2 p.m.)
Hearth Cooking Saturday/Winter Cooking,
Phoenix Mill House, Monadnock Center for History & Culture,

Jan. TBA, Sun (11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.)
Empty Bowls Fundraiser
Community Kitchen, Keene

Jan. TBA, Sun. (3-5 p.m.)
SOUPer Bowl Party IV (soup tasting party),
Monadnock Food Co-op, Keene.


Feb. TBA, Sat., (10 a.m.-noon)
Change Their Lives, Open Barn at Draft Gratitude horse rescue
148 Ashuelot St., Winchester.

Feb TBA, Sat. (10 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Annual Keene Ice & Snow Festival, Keene.

Feb TBA, Sat. (9 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Annual Seed Celebration & Sustainable Community Fair
Orchard Hill, Alstead.

MARCH 2018

Village Roots Permaculture Design Certificate course,
one weekend per month, March to July
(March 11, 12, April 8, 9, May 20, 21 June 10, 11 and July 8,9)

Mar. TBA, Sun. (5-8 p.m.)
Maple Madness Dinner, The Inn at East Hill Farm, Troy. Silent
auction to
benefit the Monadnock Travel Council. Visit
prices and to make reservations.

Mar. TBA, Wed. (6-7:30 p.m.
Fermentation: Kvass & Condiments Workshop
Monadnock Food Co-op, Keene.

Mar. TBA, Sat. (5-7:30 p.m.)
Sugar on Snow Supper
First Congregational Church, West Brattleboro, Vt.
Two seatings: 5 and 6:15 p.m. Reservations: 802-257-7557.

Mar. TBA, Sat. (6-7:30 p.m.)
15th Annual Men Who Cook hosted by Monadnock Family Services,
Zorn Dining Commons, Keene State College, Keene.

Mar. TBA, Sun. (1-4 p.m.)
Pruning Your Home Orchard
W.S Badger Company, Gilsum, N.H.
Workshop fee $20.
Register online:

Mar. 24-April 2
Springtime Restaurant Week, Southwestern Monadnock Region.

Mar. TBA. Sat.
(9 a.m.-noon) Pruning Mature & Young Dwarf Apple Trees, Plum,
Peach & Cherry Trees,
(noon- 1 p.m.) Pruning Young &Mature Blueberries
(1-3 p.m.) Pruning Young and Mature Grapevines,
King Street Vineyards, Milford, N.H., 603-641-6060.

TBA, Sat. (10 a.m.-3 p.m.)
Annual Sap Gathering Contest, Stonewall Farm, Keene.

Mar TBA, Sat., Sun.
Maple Weekend, various sugarhouses across the Monadnock

Mar. TBA, Sun. (2-4 p.m.)
2017 CSA Fair
Monadnock Food Co-op, Keene.

APRIL 2017

April TBA, Sat. (10 a.m.-2 p.m.)
Free Community Lunch/Winchester
1 Richmond Rd, Winchester

April TBA, Sat. (7:30- 10 p.m.)
Dance to Benefit Hundred Nights Shelter
Keene Country Club, Keene, N.H.
Tickets: $50 each.

April TBA, Fri. (6-10 p.m.)
Stonewall Farm Art Gala and Auction, Stonewall Farm, Keene.

April TBA, Sat. (noon-4 p.m.)
Monadnock Region Earth Festival
Monadnock Food Co-op, Keene.

Apr. TBA Thurs.-Sat.
Monadnock International Film Festival (MONIFF), various venues in
downtown Keene.