Children’s Tent 2010 Archive

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Dave Emerson

Chinese Brush Painting
Bruce Iverson

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Alan Mitchell

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Jessica Seaton

Origami 1000 Cranes
Community Art Project
Waka and Rika Tokuno

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Tom Johnson

Woodworking
Dick Arnold, Sr.

Woodworking
Rick Arnold

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Photo: Scott Yates, Seacoast Media


kids The Children’s Tent is packed with artisans offering traditional try-it-yourself arts and activities. Other family-friendly events and activities at the festival: a climbing wall, a bungee bounce, a Travelin’ Barnyard, and a model railway; juggling, and fencing–plus loads of great music and dance on the festival stages.

2011 Children’s Tent Artisans: Participants interested in applying for the 2011 festival can contact us at newmarketfest@yahoo.com.



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SATURDAY
10 am -5 pm
unless otherwise noted

Chinese Brush Painting
Join Bruce Iverson to create traditional Chinese brush paintings and calligraphy. more

Crafts with Yarn
Make colorful god’s-eye crafts with the Newmarket Girl Scouts.

Origami 1000 Cranes Community Art Project
Join Waka and Rika Tokuno for this year’s community art project. Help create a gift of caring and support from the Heritage Festival for a very special little girl.

Pottery
Witness the process of creating unique handmade pots with Jessica Seaton.

Printing Press
Join Newmarket resident Tom Johnson for demonstrations of the art of printing–and create your own bookmarks using an antique letterpress.

Magnet Fun
Make glass and ceramic magnets with folks from To Your Arts’ Content.

Teddy Bear Clinic
Bring your Teddy Bears for a complete check up from the staff at Lamprey Health Care. (Closes at 2 pm)

Wood Turning
Alan Mitchell turns pens, tops and other fun things you can take home–just for watching! more

Tools for Kids
Try your hand, with guidance from David Emerson, at using traditional tools: bit braces and block planes; spoke shave and shaving horse;  augers, boring machine, treadle lathe, and more! more

Woodworking
The Arnold family–which includes three generations of wood-turners–demonstrate the turning of spinning tops and 6-inch baseball bats to be given away free of charge to any children who stop by to watch. more


SUNDAY
10 am -5 pm unless otherwise noted

Chinese Brush Painting
Join Bruce Iverson to create traditional Chinese brush paintings and calligraphy. more

Pottery
Witness the process of creating unique handmade pots with Jessica Seaton.

Printing
Join Newmarket resident Tom Johnson for demonstrations of the art of printing–and create your own bookmarks using an antique letterpress.

Origami 1000 Cranes Community Art Project
Join Waka and Rika Tokuno for this year’s community art project. Help create a gift of caring and support from the Heritage Festival for a very special little girl.

Spinning
Melissa Walker demonstrates the art of spinning on her spinning wheel and gives you a chance to try spinning using a drop spindle.

Wood Turning
Alan Mitchell turns pens, tops and other fun things you can take home–just for watching! more

Tools for Kids
Try your hand, with guidance from David Emerson, at using traditional tools: bit braces and block planes; spoke shave and shaving horse;  augers, boring machine, treadle lathe, and more! more

Woodworking
The Arnold family–which includes three generations of wood-turners–demonstrate the turning of spinning tops and 6-inch baseball bats to be given away free of charge to any children who stop by to watch. more

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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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