Newmarket Heritage Festival on hiatus in 2013—with plans to return in 2014
NEWMARKET, NH — After 15 years, the award-winning Newmarket Heritage Festival, which has become one of the Seacoast region’s most anticipated annual events, will be on hiatus in 2013. Produced by the Newmarket Main Street Corporation, the event celebrates the arts, culture, history, and community spirit, bringing together a host of talented performers and artisans to create an experience recognized by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts as one of the region’s outstanding cultural events.
“The festival has been a wonderful community celebration and a boon for Newmarket and the region,” says Suki Casanave, who has served as director of the festival for the past 12 years and works closely with a dedicated volunteer committee to plan the annual event. The organization is now poised to start a new chapter in its history, according to festival organizers, who are working closely with other local organizations and businesses to determine the shape of the future.
“For numerous reasons, financial and logistical, we decided it was time to modify the festival’s current model to ensure the long-term viability of producing a high-quality event,” says David LeGault, the festival’s logistics coordinator and treasurer of the Newmarket Main Street Corporation. LeGault has been involved with the festival since the beginning.
The organizing committee wishes to thank all of the performers, artisans, other participants who contributed their many and varied talents to help create a wonderful community event throughout the years. Thanks also to the thousands of attendees who came out to enjoy the festival and to the volunteers who pitched in to make the weekend possible. The festival planners are grateful also to the many faithful sponsors who have supported the festival for so long, making it possible to bring a high-quality event to the region year after year.
“We look forward to being in touch again when the festival returns in its new format,” says Casanave, “and to continuing the celebration of the arts, culture history and community spirit that have defined the Newmarket Heritage Festival for so many years.”
For updates and more information: Visit our web site (www.heritage-festival.org) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/HeritageFestivalNH). Interested in volunteering on the festival planning committee? Get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.