Meredith Sculpture Walk Revs Up for Third Year

Dragonfly, Joseph De Robertis, De Robertis Designs, site #32, Scenic Park

Dragonfly, Joseph De Robertis, De Robertis Designs, site #32, Scenic Park

Over the past two years, the Meredith Sculpture Walk has enhanced the beauty of downtown Meredith Village and enjoyed much success as tens of thousands of visitors and residents have toured the outdoor exhibit and explored the various installations around town. Now in its third year, “The Walk” promises to be just as fresh and interesting as ever with several new pieces to be chosen for this summer. Continue reading

“Spooktacular” Events in Meredith This Month!

brochure coverOctober is here! Time to bring on full-force autumn! And with that comes some fabulous and spooky happenings around town. The Greater Meredith Program now brings you a “Spooktacular Series of Events” to occur throughout October…

Treasure Chest prizes, a Zombie Walk, Spooky Palooza, and CSI New Hamshire are just a few of the events to be found in the October “Spooktacular” events guide and game card, compiled by the Greater Meredith Program. The Spooktacular Guide, listing all the local events along with a scarecrow contest, can be picked up at many participating local businesses, including Cackleberries Garden & Gift Shop, DAK Financial Group, Forest View Manor, Hermit Woods Winery, Meredith Library, Moulton Farm, Verani Realty, Meredith Bay Furniture Store, Annalee Gift Shop, Circle Dental, and the Winnipesaukee Playhouse. Each of these businesses is offering one or more special events to celebrate the big collaboration.  Continue reading

Meredith Getting “Dressed Up”

A sampling from Lady of the Lake

A sampling from Lady of the Lake

This little village on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee may be quaint, but it is not entirely old-fashioned! There are many chic shops in Meredith sporting trendy and stylish fashions for locals and visitors alike. Several of these shops will be joining creative forces to present an elegant evening by the Lake with a first-of-its-kind fashion show to benefit Meredith’s 250th Anniversary Celebration! Continue reading

Don’t Miss this Year’s Meredith Village Art Walk and Christmas Stroll!

2014 ArtwalkSTROLLAs the days grow ever shorter and the winter nights come early over New England, we draw our attention indoors to pursue creative endeavors or gather with friends and family to honor warmth, light, and love. In this spirit, the Meredith Village Galleries have partnered with The Greater Meredith Program to present an evening of good cheer and sharing with a collaborative Christmas Stroll and Art Walk in this quaint lakeside village. Continue reading

Meredith to Host “Drop Anchor” Events and “Landlubber’s Lot Dance” in July

Lake-Winnipesaukee-Antique-and-Classic-Boat-Show-2012-1721-215x215To celebrate summer and the Antique Boat Show coming up later this month, The Greater Meredith Program Promotions Committee is sponsoring a “Drop Anchor in Meredith” event, with many local businesses offering specials for the month of July and others giving discounts during the Antique Boat Show weekend of July 25 – 27th.  The organization is also hosting a “Landlubber’s Lot Dance” at the Community Park on Main Street on July 26th to really get into the swing of summer! Continue reading

Meredith Sculpture Walk Brings Art to Outdoor Spaces

Jan and Roger DiTarando stand by the heron sculptures Roger created that were erected in Meredith Bay as part of the Meredith Sculpture Walk. (Photo: Tom Caldwell)

Jan and Roger DiTarando stand by the heron sculptures Roger created that were erected in Meredith Bay as part of the Meredith Sculpture Walk. (Photo by Tom Caldwell)

Downtown Meredith is really getting artsy! In addition to the creative architecture, several art galleries, and unique shops selling beautiful hand-crafted items, this lakeside village is now home to the Meredith Sculpture Walk, an outdoor exhibit that is bringing art to Main Street and the parks along Lake Winnipesaukee. The first pieces have recently been installed around town by the Greater Meredith Program, and folks are already enjoying the new landscape! Continue reading

Here’s Your Passport for Meredith Cabin Fever Month!

Got cabin fever? The Greater Meredith Program has your passport to get out and about during the month of March with amazing discounts, special offers, and fun-filled events offered by Lakes Region businesses and organizations, as well as a chance to win a prize-filled sap bucket that’s specially hand-painted by a local artist.

The Meredith Cabin Fever Promotion will run from March 1st through the 29th and will be celebrated by retail shops, restaurants, and other locally owned businesses all around Meredith Village. The Greater Meredith Program has printed up a Passport Game Card and Events Guide that can be found at participating businesses throughout the Village. Folks who visit any of the participating businesses during the month of March can get their passports stamped or initialed for each location, and with ten valid endorsements can then enter to win the “Cabin Fever” Grand Prize Drawing—a hand-painted traditional maple sap bucket filled with prizes from local businesses. Stamped passports should be dropped into the entry box at Mame’s Restaurant by 5 pm on Saturday, March 29th to be entered in the 5:30 pm drawing. Players do not need to be present to win. Continue reading

Spooktacular Events In and Around Meredith!

Is this creepy captain really at the helm of the M/S Mount Washington?

Is this creepy captain really at the helm of the M/S Mount Washington?

The moon is full and the end of October is near—time to get ready for spooky fun in the Lakes Region! The next two weeks are packed with events that celebrate the late harvest and Halloween, with creative activities for folks of all ages, from toddlers to elders, and everyone in between! Here is just a sampling of some of the haunted happenings…

Tonight is the Spooky Palooza at Crackleberries Garden & Gift Center in Meredith. From 6 –8pm, visit the ghoulish garden, where you will wander through 14 stations of knee-quivering, spine-tingling, toe-curling fun! Children must be accompanied by an adult, and parking is available across the street at the Meredith Police Department. Continue reading

Meredith Welcomes the Annual Antique Boat Show with a Street Party!

Lake-Winnipesaukee-Antique-and-Classic-Boat-Show-2012-1721-215x215Boat lovers from all over New England, along with people from all walks of life who appreciate fine workmanship, will gather in Meredith next weekend for the long anticipated event that highlights the summer season in the Lakes Region—and the folks of this friendly town are putting on a party to celebrate!

The 40th Annual Lake Winnipesaukee Antique and Classic Boat Show will be held next Saturday, July 27th at the Meredith Public Docks. This gathering is quite a sight to behold, with all the beautiful vintage, antique, and classic wooden boats rolling in under their own power to the Meredith town docks on Saturday morning. Over 80 boats are expected to be on display to participate in the juried competition at the docks in the afternoon. In Hesky Park, there will be a large display of non-judged vintage boats on trailers, as well as the show’s Field of Dreams sale, where boat enthusiasts can buy, sell, and trade their boating treasures. Continue reading

Meredith’s 2nd Annual Rock n’ Roll Cruise Night

Relive the glory days of Rock and Roll this weekend as Meredith Village puts on a party that would be the envy of any community back in the fifties, complete with a barbeque picnic, hot rod cars, and live music in the streets!

The Greater Meredith Program is gearing up for its 2nd Annual Rock n’ Roll Cruise Night, which will take place on Saturday, August 20th.  The “night” actually starts at noon, with a Tennessee Barbeque in Hesky Park that features ribs, pulled pork, and all the traditional BBQ fixin’s.  This picnic is new this year, and will go until the food runs out!

The fun really begins at 6:30pm, when a parade of classic and custom hot rods and muscle cars cruise into town.  These vintage cars will be coming straight from the Granite State Nationals at the Sandwich Fairgrounds to celebrate, lining up for the procession at Inter- Lakes High School on Laker Lane, then cruising into the village for their Main Street destination.  Last year, there were over 60 cars in the Auto Cruise Parade, and the turnout is expected to be even bigger this year.

Hot Rods in Meredith

At 7:30, the party kicks into high gear with a street dance in Community Park on Main Street, where the band City Limits will perform classic Rock ‘n’ Roll from the 50s and 60s.  Twist and shout the night away in your best vintage attire!  Poodle skirts, anyone?

If you can come into town early and enjoy dinner in Meredith, it will be well worth it, as several local restaurants are getting in on the fun and offering discounts for Cruise Night.  Giuseppe’s Pizzeria is taking $5 off every dinner bill, and at Mame’s Restaurant, diners can get 50% off the second main course dish.  Many other eateries are extending special offers, too, so be sure to ask at your favorite place!

Put on your dancing shoes and cruise on up to the Lakes Region this weekend, where you can take a trip back in time and help out a good cause, too—all proceeds from the event will benefit local Lakes Region non-profits!

Carrie Reed
The Mill Falls Blogging Team

Photos courtesy of Granite State Nationals and The Greater Meredith Program