Go and buy yourself something fancy
Art lovers, rejoice. This year, Market Days features a full three days of the Concord Arts Market, which graces Bicentennial Square on Saturday mornings during summertime. The market features wares from local artisans, with everything from ceramics to paintings, jewelry to clothing.
Hop on down and pick up something nice for yourself. The market is happening daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. in Eagle Square.
History in your own backyard . . . for free!
Hey, history buffs, looking for a chance to learn more about New Hampshire’s past? Then hit up the New Hampshire Historical Society’s museum.
Admission is free during Market Days, so now’s your chance to check out special exhibitions like Icons of History: Objects that Define New Hampshire: Part I (on display through December), and Faces of New Hampshire: Portraits from the New Hampshire Historical Society Collection (through July 23).
Ongoing exhibits include Pulled Into History, The Mystery Stone and New Hampshire Through Many Eyes. The museum, located at 6 Eagle Square, will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to
Be sure to check out the gift shop for a bobblehead or a New Hampshire primary-themed dog collar for Fido.
Ever wondered where your milk comes from? Then moooove on over to Bicentennial Square and meet the cows behind the Contoocook Creamery at Bohanan Farm, a fifth-generation dairy operation that’s been producing milk since 1907. The girls will be strutting their stuff next to Granite State Candy Shoppe, which uses their milk to make super tasty ice cream (a treat you can sample for if you participate in Friday’s ice cream eating contest, but we'll get to that later). Swing by daily to say hello to the cows. We just wonder who’s responsible for the cleanup.
H2-Oh my GOODNESS
Don’t get stuck in the summer heat without hydration – for you or your pet. Every day during Market Days, the Concord Cooperative Market will host a misting station and dog rest stop for your pooch. When the mercury rises, grab a bottle of water and some shade at the Co-op tent on South Main Street any time between 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
They come from the land of lizards
If you don’t mind slithers and scales, slide on over to the
Co-op tent on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. There, owner Bob Jones from the Concord-based P&R Reptile will be on showing off his pythons, lizards, frogs and turtles. Stick around for a reptile presentation, or maybe just pet a few snakes. Whatever you’re up for. We won’t judge.
A not-so-trivial pursuit of glory
You may think you know Concord, but do you really know Concord? Test your capital-city smarts during downtown trivia on the main stage (in front of – and put on by – the Barley House, which features trivia night for bar-goers every Thursday). For the event, the Barley House teamed up with the Concord Historical Society, which recently released “Crosscurrents of Change: Concord, N.H. in the 20th Century,” so if you’ve read the book, your team just might be successful. Check out the event Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m.
Who's afraid of a little ice cream headache? If you're not, head on down to sample some of the sweet stuff from Granite State Candy Shoppe on Friday at 1 p.m. in Bicentennial Square. Participants will be broken up by age group, with the amount of ice cream varying based on how much you think you can handle. If you're up for the challenge, you've gotta fill out an entry form at Granite State (13 Warren St.) sometime before the contest, and pay an entry fee of $5. Winners will walk away with gift baskets and gift cards, and all entrants will leave with a coupon for a free scoop of ice cream. Bon appetit. (next page »)