Are you hungry for fun? Craving indulgent, communal experiences? Visit New Hampshire’s many upcoming food festivals to get a real taste of the Granite State.

With its flourishing farm communities, fresh seafood, clever chefs, and inventive brewers, the New Hampshire food festival scene is the stuff of legends, offering you the chance to bite into wings, crack into lobster claws, and dive into bowls of spicy chili while surrounded by fellow food aficionados. 

Is that sound your stomach rumbling?

We at Masiello Employment are always up to try new foods and rub elbows with others who share our passion for good eats. With that in mind, here are a few favorite festivals across New Hampshire and  Vermont – each is worth a drive from our hometown area of Keene and the Monadnock area – but these hot spots are fair game from wherever it is you call home!

Retreat Farm Food Truck Round Up
Get your Food Truck Fix Every Thursday Night! Music, food, community, plus…its free! ($5 donation suggested)
45 Farmhouse Square, Brattleboro, VT
Thursday Evenings from 5:00pm-8:00pm
Until September 5th

Baconfest
Enjoy bacon, bacon and more bacon, brews and blues

Kampfires Campground, Brattleboro, Vermont 05301

Saturday, September 7, 2019

11:00am – 4:00pm

Read all about our Baconfest experience (and our run in with “Kevin Bacon”) on the Masiello Blog!

Wyman Tavern Brew Fest

Enjoy over 100 craft beers and food truck fare at the historic Wyman Tavern Museum

339 Main St, Keene, NH

Saturday, August 3, 2019

1:00pm-5:00pm, (12-1 VIP Entry)

Read more about the Wyman Tavern on the Masiello Blog!

7th Annual Gate City Brewfest & Wing Competition

Enjoy local and regional craft beer, a chicken wing competition between local eateries, live music, games, and more

Holman Stadium, Nashua, NH

Saturday, August 17, 2019

1:00pm – 5:00pm

17th Annual Fire on the Mountain Chili Fest

Enjoy spicy chili, beverages, entertainment, and kid-friendly activities

Pats Peak Ski Area, Henniker, NH

Sunday, August 18, 2019

12:00pm – 4:30pm

30th Annual Hampton Beach Seafood Festival

Enjoy seafood specialties from 50 or so local restaurants as well as chef demos, live music, arts-and-crafts vendors, and events like a lobster-roll-eating contest

Ocean Boulevard, Hampton Beach, NH

Friday, September 6, 2019

1:00pm – 9:00pm

Saturday, September 7, 2019

10:00am – 9:00pm

Sunday, September 8, 2019

9:00am – 6:00pm

PASSPORT 2019 – A Craft Beer & Culinary World Tour

Enjoy a variety of craft beers perfectly paired with bites prepared by noted food purveyors and chefs

Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth, NH

Saturday, September 14, 2019

5:00pm – 7:30pm (with special Diplomat VIP Event beginning at 4:00pm)

8th Annual Exeter Powder Keg Beer & Chili Festival

Enjoy a range of local brews as well as meat and vegetarian chili options

Swasey Parkway, Exeter, NH

Saturday, October 5, 2019

11:00am – 4:00pm

11th Annual Fall Foliage Pig Roast & BBQ

Enjoy pulled pork, grilled chicken, cornbread, sides, and desserts as well as hay wagon rides, pumpkin carving contest, 5K road race, inflatable obstacle course, live music, disc golf, and more

Mount Sunapee Resort, Newbury, NH

October 12, 2019

10:00am – 4:00pm

30th Annual WHEB Chili Cook-Off

Enjoy chili served up from more than a dozen restaurants from the Seacoast and beyond

Prescott Park, Portsmouth, NH

October 13, 2019

Beginning at 12:00 pm 

Finding a perfect job will never be as fun as finding a perfect lobster roll, but we at Masiello Employment are here to make the job-hunt easier as we steer you to your best employment opportunities. (And, who knows, maybe we’ll celebrate your new job with a lobster roll!) Give us a call today; our recruiting team is available for a free consultation.