Southwest New Hampshire is the ideal destination for travelers of all kinds. Whether you have a passion for music or theater, a thirst for adventure, or the desire to just relax and recharge, the Monadnock Region has exactly what you need. Check out our calendar of events for inspiration before planning your trip!

January-February 

Midnight Madness Skiing at Crotched Mountain Ski & Ride 

February 

Keene Ice & Snow FestivalKeene 

 March 

NH Maple Weekend & MonthRegional 
Spring Fling CelebrationKeene 

 April 

Monadnock International Film Fest – Keene 
Keene Beer Festival – Swanzey 

 May 

Children and the Arts Festival – Peterborough 

June 

Gilsum Rock Swap – Gilsum 
A Taste of Milford – Milford 
Strolling of the Heifers – Brattleboro
Fitzwilliam Strawberry Festival – Fitzwilliam 
The Thing in the Spring – Peterborough 

 July 

Local Food BBQ – Keene 
Hillsborough Balloon Festival – Hillsborough 
RiverFest – Jaffrey 
Cruzzin‘ – Keene 
Hillsborough County Fair – New Boston 
Old Homestead Play – Swanzey 

 August 

Barnyard BBQ and Concert – Keene
Annual Festival of Fireworks – Jaffrey 
Mud Bog – Swanzey 
Living History Event – Hillsborough 
Medal Day-MacDowell Colony – Peterborough 
Henniker Rotary Chili Fest – Henniker 
Cheshire Fair – Swanzey  

September 

Antrim Home & Harvest Fest- Antrim 
Hillsborough Schnitzelfest – Hillsborough
Keene Music Festival – Keene 
Monadnock Wellness Festival – Peterborough 
Winchester Pickle Festival – Winchester 
Art in the Park – Keene  

October 

Community Harvest Festival – Keene 
Monadnock Area Fall Festival – Keene 
Monadnock Pumpkin Festival – Swanzey 
Chesire Crarftsmen Fair – Keene 
Milford Pumpkin Festival – Milford 
Peak into Peterborough – Peterborough 
Scarecrows on the Common – Jaffrey 
Keene Arts Tour – Keene & Area 
Fall Foliage Art Tour – Regional 
Wool Arts Tour – Hillsborough & Area 
Monadnock Arts Tour – Dublin & Area 

 November 

Walpole Artisan Tour – Walpole 

 December 

Tree Lighting Festivals – throughout region