Activities 2014

Model Railway
Model Railway

American Legion
151 Main St.

Medieval Knights

Walking Tours of
Newmarket’s historic mills
and downtown village

Meet at North Entrance
of Newmarket Mills


Photo credits:
Jan Galloway and Adrian Major


and more!
The 2014 Heritage Festival includes plenty of activities you won’t want to miss.
Model Trains

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Bells and whistles, diesel roar and real smoke are guaranteed at the model railroad display, brought to you by the Bristol S-Gauge Club, longest-running S-scale (1/64 scale) club in the world. more  American Legion
Medieval Knights: Combat and Chivalry
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sir Brian and Master Marcus will be roaming the streets throughout the day, engaging in occasional combat (11:30 am and 2:30 pm), and posing for photos at (12 pm and 3 pm). Watch the battle, then join them for a family portrait!Outside the North Entrance

Tour: History of the Mills
12:30-1:30 pm

Enjoy a guided walk through Newmarket’s hard-working past—and its developing future. (Tour will include mill courtyard and some of the public areas in the newly redeveloped mill buildings.) Guide: Local historian Mike Provost, a third-generation mill worker.

Meet at the North Entrance: Main Street
(Tour begins with a short walk up the hill to the courtyard overlook.)


Tour: Historic Main Street
3:30 – 4:30 pm
Discover the history and architecture of Newmarket’s village area, including a stop at the Stone School Museum, the Engine House, the Masonic Hall, and more. Guide: Newmarket native and local historian Phil LePage.

Meet at the North Entrance: Main Street


Heritage Hall
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Stroll through Heritage Hall and learn more about the history of the Newmarket Mills and the workers who once labored so hard along the Lamprey River. Talk with local historians Mike Provost (10:00-12:00), Phil LePage (12:00-3:00), and TBA (3:00-5:00) who will be your guides through Newmarket’s past.

North Venue, Level 1


Artists Alley
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Stroll down Artist Alley and meet the River Rats, a group of local artists who are busy creating fabulous works in all kinds of media. Painting, sculpture, jewelry, photography, and more—studio doors will be open for visiting!

North Venue, Level 1


All About Oysters!

10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Oyster aficionado Richard Rush, editor of the “Oyster Information” online newsletter, demonstrates safe, easy, and elegant oyster shucking. See his oyster knife collection, learn oyster trivia, discover the history of this amazing shellfish—past and present—native to the waters of New Hampshire’s Great Bay. more and more

North Venue, Level 1



Stone School Museum
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Enjoy a walk down memory lane at the historic Stone School Museum. Built in 1842, and used as a two-room schoolhouse until 1965, when it was turned over to the New Market Historical Society, the museum displays countless artifacts from years gone by.

On top of Zion Hill on Granite St.

(next to the Stone Church)


Engine House
Time TBA
Visit Tiger No. 1, Newmarket’s historic hand tub, in this restored building, a project of the Newmarket Main Street Corporation.

Engine House
(across from Oliveira’s)


Soup and Chowder Supper ($)
4:00-6:00 pm

Enjoy delicious soup and chowder cooked up by members of Newmarket’s Community Church. $2/bowl.

Vestry of the Community Church
(at the top of Water St.)


Plant Sale
8 am – 12 noon
Get a head start on spring planting at this popular annual event brought to you by the Newmarket Gardeners.

Riverdale parking lot
(across the street from the Newmarket Mills)






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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:

Heritage Festival 2010 Pictures!
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