Insane Inflatable 5K
Climb, slide, duck and dodge through 3.1 miles of inflatable obstacles. The Insane Inflatable 5K is an inflatable race event that is touring the country and making a stop at the New England Dragway (280 Exeter Road, Epping) on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 8 to 11 a.m. After the races, there will be food and entertainment on the midway including more inflatable obstacles and games for all ages. Tickets are $75. Go to insaneinflatable5k.com
LaBelle Winery Tasting
Visit LaBelle Winery with the Canvas Roadshow for a night of wine tasting and painting as part of their Taste and Create Workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. All the materials needed for your educational painting session will be provided and wines from the winery will be available. An artist from Canvas Roadshow will share painting techniques and ideas for inspiration. The class is $45. Visit labellewineryevents.com or call 627-9898.
Passport Craft Beer and F...
The Passport Craft Beer and Food Pairing Tour features over 20 craft beers from local breweries paired with foods created by area chefs. The tour goes from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Strawbery Banke Museum (14 Hancock St, Portsmouth). Last year’s festival featured combinations like Blue Mermaid Island Grill Jambalaya paired with Bad Lab’s IPA and Earth’s Harvest Harvest Vegetable Ratatouille paired with Smuttlab’s Granite State Destroyer. Tickets are $80. Visit nhptv.org/passport or email email@example.com.
Walk for the Animals
Join the Walk for the Animals at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17, at Northeast Delta Dental Field (1 Delta Dental Drive, Concord). Take a one- or three-mile walk and raise funds to care for homeless and abandoned pets at Pope Memorial SPCA of Concord Merrimack County. Prizes will be given to those who raise over $50. Individuals who raise $1,000 or more get a Fitbit Charge 2. After the walk, there will be food, beverages and vendors. Dogs are welcome but must be on a leash. Visit popememorialspca.org/walk or call 856-8756.
Grammy Award Winning Guit...
Spend an evening with Grammy Award Winning Guitarist Ed Gerhard at the Capitol Center for the Arts (44 South Main St., Concord). Doors open on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 8 p.m. for Gerhard’s performance of six-string, 12-string, slide guitar and acoustic Hawaiian lap slide. Gerard is known for the depth of his purely instrumental songs. Tickets are $25 at ccanh.com or by calling 225-1111.
Canterbury Artisan Festiv...
Join the Canterbury Artisan Festival for a day long event that incorporates traditional crafts with the fall season. The festival is being held at the Canterbury Shaker Village (288 Shaker Rd, Canterbury) Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be an artisan craft fair and farmers’ market with music, food trucks, family craft activities, and farm animals. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for children ages 6 to 17, and kids under 5 are free. Visit shakers.org or contact Nicole Laurin at 783-9077 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parade of the Pumpkins
See the Parade of the Pumpkins at Tarbin Gardens (321 Salisbury Road, Franklin) on Friday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The self-guided tour comes with a labeled map to help guests find their way to the next garden of gourds. From 1 to 5 p.m., authentic English Cream Tea will be served at the Rose Garden patio for $8.50 The tour is $9 for adults and $7.50 for children and students. Go to tarbingardens.com or call 934-3518.
Southern New Hampshire Bu...
Watch the Southern New Hampshire BubbleBall Tournament onSaturday, Sept. 16, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Presentation of Mary Academy (182, Lowell Road, Hudson). Sixteen five-person teams will compete in a bracket tournament of bubble ball soccer. Players will be wearing large rubber bubbles that they can bounce around in while trying to score points and defend their goals. There will be a bounce house, food and music for spectators. Donations made at the event will support Family Promise of Greater Nashua at Anne Marie House, which helps homeless families in the region. Contact event organizer Amy Freise at email@example.com or call 566-0915.