Volunteering at the Heritage Festival will make you JUMP for joy! Support a great community event, have fun and earn free admission to great performances like the Akwaaba Ensemble (above).
THE NEWMARKET HERITAGE FESTIVAL is powered by volunteers. It’s not too late to join the team for 2012 and help us host the Seacoast’s favorite international block party. It’s fun–plus you get free festival admission. We hope you’ll join us! Call for more info: 659.5588 or 682.6375.

Set-Up Team [Friday, Sept. 21: 2 pm - 7 pm]
Set up chairs and tables, decorate the performance tents, assemble the stages, and more.
Festival Admissions Team
[Saturday, Sept. 22: 9:30 am - 9:30 pm]
Got two hours? We need volunteers to work in the festival admissions booth and welcome people to Newmarket’s award-winning international block party.


Morning Crew [Saturday, Sept. 22: 7:30 am - 9:30 am]
Help with vendor set-up, tent set-ups, signage placement and more.
Festival Grounds Crew
[Saturday, Sept. 22: 9:30 am - 9:30 pm]

On-site help during the festival: assist performers, artisans, vendors; work in performance tents; help with parking and trolley; and more.

Break-down Team
[Saturday, Sept. 22: 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm]
Fold chairs, stack tables, sweep and more. This is the after-party. Many hands make light work. Come have some fun and help us wrap up this year’s block party.

Planning Committee [Monthly throughout the year]

Want to help plan the festival? The committee meets monthly all year long. New members welcome!

Contact: Peg Chaffee

Volunteer Coordinator
P: 682-6375
E: pegchaffee59@gmail.com

Contact: Suki Casanave
Festival Coordinator
P: 659.5588
E: suki@rcn.com


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  • Heritage at the Mills 2015!

    SEE YOU AT THE MILLS! In 2015, the Newmarket  Heritage Festival begins a new chapter, producing its first Heritage at the Mills event–plus Music on Main Street. Heritage at the Mills 2015 features the Akwaaba Dance and Drum Ensemble, bringing the rhythms and sounds of Africa to the Newmarket Millspace on Saturday, May 30, from 2-5 p.m. Produced by the award-winning Newmarket Heritage Festival, Heritage at the Mills features a high-energy performance by the Akwaaba Ensemble from 4-5 p.m.

    Before the performance, drum enthusiasts can attend a workshop led by Akwaaba founder Theo Martey: one for children (ages 4-12) from 2-2:45 p.m. or one for adults (ages 13 and up) from 3-3:45 p.m. No experience necessary. Attend the workshops and/or the performance. Admission is $5 (children under 4, free) and covers the whole event.

    Strolling performers will also provide “Music on Main Street” (12 noon – 6 p.m.), bringing multicultural entertainment to downtown eateries and merchants. Performers include popular musicians from past festivals: Opa’s Oompah Band, Patriot Fife and Drum, Sax Pack, Eastern Sound Trio, and the Granite Statesmen Barbershop Quartets. Stroll the sidewalks and discover the great food, great shops, and great people in historic downtown Newmarket!

    Also taking place on May 30 will be the town’s Memorial Day Parade at 11 a.m., the Newmarket Gardeners Plant Sale from 8 a.m. -1 p.m., and an open house at the Art Alley Gallery in the Mills.

    Heritage at the Mills 2015 continues the “celebration of the arts, culture, history, and community spirit” that has always defined the Heritage Festival, according to festival organizers. This spirit remains a vital part of what makes this town special.

    See you at the Mills!

  • Introducing…Heritage Festival 2014!

    LET THE FESTIVAL BEGIN! Heritage Festival 2014 is all set up and ready to go in the Newmarket Mills at 55 Main Street. See you there! Thanks to our incredible volunteer team, who spent the entire day setting up for the big event. A special shout-out to our talented stage decorating duo, Austin and Barbara. And to two great area nurseries, Churchill’s Gardens and Stratham Circle Nursery, who supplied our fabulous stage decor. Let the international block party begin!

  • Volunteering is Fun!

    FREE ADMISSION! Want to help set up for the festival? Or help out in the admissions booth? It’s easy! It’s fun! And you get free admission to a whole day of fabulous music, artisans, and more. Your day of guaranteed fun is just a click away: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4AA8AD28A6FB6-festival

Heritage Festival 2010 Pictures!
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