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Photo of Sandwich Village by Joe Janis
Columbus Day-Weekend Tradition Returns
April 30, 2021, Sandwich, NH – Set amongst the fall foliage and overlooking the picturesque Sandwich Mountain range, the Sandwich Fair will resume operations for the 2021 Columbus Day holiday.
Now in its 110th year, the three-day fair will run from Saturday, October 9th through Monday, October 11. Fair highlights include thrilling rides and midway concessions, music and entertainment, agricultural exhibits, crafts, parades, and delicious food. Events over the three days will include parades, Children’s Day on Saturday, and Family Day on Sunday. Monday is Senior Citizen/4H Day, with free admission for active or retired military.
“The Sandwich Fair brings town, county, state and regional visitors to our beautiful, mountain venue over the three-day, holiday weekend,” said Dan Peaslee, President of the Sandwich Fair Association. “Our Board of Directors is pleased to support the fair’s 2021 reopening.”
The Sandwich Fair is one of the longest running agricultural fairs in New Hampshire. It draws thousands of visitors from around New England for the Columbus Day weekend event. Plenty of free and paid parking around the historic small-town makes the Sandwich Fair an easily accessible, fall-foliage adventure to plan for.
For more information: Kim Weeks, The Sandwich Fair Association,
7 Wentworth Hill Road / POB 161, Sandwich, NH 03227
603 284-7062, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advice To The Players, Sandwich’s own Shakespeare company, is proud to kick off their 2021 season with a virtual performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, available online from April 23rd- May 2nd. For this production, ATTP staged this production to be filmed and presented virtually for the safety of both their actors and audience.
The link to watch the performance will be available starting on April 23rd, Shakespeare’s Birthday and audience members can be sent the link by emailing email@example.com. In celebration of Shakespeare’s Birthday, and the release of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, ATTP is hosting their Bard’s Birthday Campaign- if they can raise $5,000 before the end of May, the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative Foundation will award them with a $5,000 matching grant. These funds will allow ATTP to produce our 2021 Summer Season and continue to bring the literary and performing arts to our community.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream features everything from fairy mischief, a play within a play, and dramatic fights in the name of love! This production will not be one to miss, with wonderful returning favorites including Chris Boldt as Theseus, Ethan Fifield as Nick Bottom, and Lucy Randall-Tapply as Puck. Last season’s director of Winter’s Tale and As You Like It, Maryssa Wanlass graces the stage as Titania, with her husband, Mark Vashro, completing this dynamic fairy duo. The lover quartet includes 4 returning artists who among them have a long and rich history with the company- Caitlin Cremins, Alicia Edgar, Rowan Heard, and Julia de Aveliz Rocha. And as always we have a wonderful group of teens and community members completing this remarkable cast, such as Tom Hyde and Marion Posner.
For more information, please visit www.advicetotheplayers.org/
Diane Johnson writes: Saturday turned out to be a perfect day for the Community Tree Party. The weather was amazing. Santa and Mrs. Claus were perfect and there were folks of all ages around the Library and Quimby Field and the Tennis Courts. Families and children were talking to Santa, leaving wish lists and letters, getting gifts, candy canes, and $10 family gift certificates to their choice of E.M. Heath Grocery and Hardware, Bayswater Bookstore, or Innisfree Bookshop.
Kids and families were sledding and sliding, building snowmen, XC skiing, and a group of middle school youths were hard at work building forts and a maze in one of the tennis courts. Some families tromped through the snow to read the Story Trail--Ox Cart Man by Donald Hall--which is set up on the Library lawn. Many thanks go to all the elves, generous donors , and families who came out to set a truly Currier and Ives scene. It was Sandwich at its best. Covid protocols were followed and didn't dampen the atmosphere.
A Brief History of the Party
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