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Hampton Beach Seafood Festival - Sept 6th - 8th, 2024Hampton Beach Seafood Festival 2024:

A Must-Attend Event for Seniors and Retirees

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Are you looking for the perfect summer event to enjoy with family and friends? The Hampton Beach Seafood Festival 2024 is the ideal destination for seniors and retirees seeking delicious food, engaging entertainment, and memorable experiences by the sea. Celebrating its 35th year, this renowned festival offers a plethora of activities and attractions tailored to all ages, making it a must-visit for those in the golden years of life.

Why Attend the Hampton Beach Seafood Festival?

With a rich history and a vibrant atmosphere, the Hampton Beach Seafood Festival is more than just a beach party. It’s a community celebration that brings together the best of local cuisine, crafts, and live entertainment. Whether you’re a seafood enthusiast or simply looking for a fun and relaxing getaway, this festival has something for everyone. From mouthwatering dishes prepared by over 50 local vendors to live music performances across two stages, the event promises an unforgettable experience.

Perfect for a Day Out or a Weekend Trip

Conveniently located in Hampton, New Hampshire, the festival is easily accessible for residents of nearby retirement communities and those planning a short trip. With ample parking and free shuttle services, getting to and from the festival is hassle-free. Enjoy the fresh ocean breeze, explore unique local crafts, and indulge in a variety of seafood delicacies without any stress.

Family-Friendly and Senior-Friendly Activities

The Hampton Beach Seafood Festival is designed to cater to all generations. Bring your grandchildren along for a fun-filled day of music, games, and delicious treats. For those with mobility concerns, the festival offers accessible parking, shuttle services, and restrooms, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable visit for everyone.

Ready to discover what the Hampton Beach Seafood Festival 2024 has in store? Let’s dive into the exciting details of this year’s event!

 

Food & Drink at the Hampton Beach Seafood Festival 2024

A Culinary Delight for Every Palate

The Hampton Beach Seafood Festival 2024 is a food lover’s paradise. With over 50 local food vendors, the festival offers an extensive variety of dishes to tantalize your taste buds. From appetizers to desserts, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Savor Local Flavors

Indulge in a smorgasbord of flavors from renowned local vendors. Whether you’re craving fresh seafood, hearty entrees, or sweet treats, you’ll find a dish that satisfies your culinary desires. Don’t miss the opportunity to taste New England’s finest seafood specialties.

Relax and Refresh at the Outdoor Bar

After sampling the delectable food, head to New England’s Largest Outdoor Bar for a refreshing beverage. Enjoy a selection of drinks from NH Distributors, including craft beers and cocktails. Prefer a non-alcoholic option? Grab an ice-cold Coca-Cola from one of the many beverage tents.

A Feast for the Senses

The festival not only offers delicious food but also a lively atmosphere. Enjoy your meal while listening to live music or watching a culinary demonstration. It’s a feast for both the palate and the senses.

Plan Your Meals

With so many options, it’s a good idea to plan your meals ahead. Take note of the vendors you don’t want to miss and schedule your visits accordingly. Whether it’s a classic lobster roll or a gourmet dessert, make sure you get a taste of everything the Hampton Beach Seafood Festival has to offer.

Shopping at the Hampton Beach Seafood Festival 2024

Discover Unique Local Crafts

Shopping at the Hampton Beach Seafood Festival 2024 is an experience in itself. With over 70 local artisans showcasing their crafts and products, you’re sure to find something special for everyone. From handmade jewelry to unique home decor, the festival offers a variety of items that reflect the creativity and talent of local vendors.

Support Local Artisans

By shopping at the festival, you’re supporting local businesses and artisans. Each purchase helps sustain the community and encourages the growth of small enterprises. Feel good about shopping local while finding one-of-a-kind items.

A Perfect Start to Holiday Shopping

Kick off your holiday shopping early this year! The festival is an excellent place to find unique gifts for family and friends. Whether it’s a beautifully crafted walking stick or a jar of homemade honey, you’ll find plenty of thoughtful gift ideas. Enjoy the festive atmosphere as you check off your holiday shopping list.

Variety of Products

The diverse range of products available at the festival ensures there’s something for everyone. Here’s a glimpse of what you can expect:

  • Handmade Jewelry: Discover unique pieces crafted with care.
  • Home Decor: Find items that add a personal touch to your living space.
  • Gourmet Foods: Stock up on locally made hot sauces, honey, and other gourmet treats.
  • Art and Crafts: Explore an array of artistic creations, from paintings to sculptures.

Convenient and Enjoyable Shopping Experience

Strolling through the vendor stalls while enjoying the beachside setting makes for a delightful shopping experience. The friendly vendors are always eager to share the stories behind their creations, making your purchases even more meaningful.

Entertainment at the Hampton Beach Seafood Festival 2024

A Weekend Full of Live Performances

The Hampton Beach Seafood Festival 2024 promises an exhilarating entertainment lineup that spans the entire weekend. With two stages featuring a variety of music genres, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. From folk and rock to swing, the festival’s diverse musical offerings provide the perfect soundtrack for your visit.

Friday, September 6th, 2024

  • FESTIVAL HOURS: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    • Admission gate sales start at 12:00 pm
    • First Student Shuttle Services Start at 5:00 pm
    • Festival closes at 9:00 pm / Drink Tickets Sales Stop at 9:00 pm / Last Drink is Served at 9:30 pm / Last Shuttle Leaves at 10 pm

Main Stage Performances:

  • 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm: The Shakerz
  • 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm: Scott Brown and the Diplomats
  • 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Dave Macklin Band

Seashell Stage Performances:

  • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Rockspring
  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Wildside

Saturday, September 7th, 2024

  • FESTIVAL HOURS: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
    • Admission gate sales start at 10:00 am
    • First Student Shuttle Services Start at 9:00 am
    • Festival closes at 9:00 pm / Drink ticket sales Stop at 9:00 pm / Last Drink is Served at 9:30 pm / Last Shuttle Leaves at 10 pm

Main Stage Performances:

  • 11:30 am – 1:30 pm: Joppa Flatts
  • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Overtone
  • 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm: Down by Ten
  • 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm: BAILOUT

Seashell Stage Performances:

  • 10:00 am – 10:25 am: Bryson Lang
  • 11:00 am – 1:30 pm: The GemsTones
  • 1:30 pm – 1:55 pm: Bryson Lang
  • 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm: Mychael David
  • 5:00 pm – 5:25 pm: Bryson Lang
  • 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm: Panorama

Sunday, September 8th, 2024

  • FESTIVAL HOURS: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    • Admission gate sales start at 9:00 am
    • First Student Shuttle Services Start at 10:00 am
    • The Festival closes at 6:00 pm / Drink Tickets Sales Stop at 5:00 pm / Last Drink is Served at 5:30 pm / Last Shuttle Leaves at 7:00 pm

Main Stage Performances:

  • 10:00 am – 11:30 am: 5k Awards and Art Show Ceremony
  • 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Matty and the Penders
  • 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Redemption

Seashell Stage Performances:

  • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm: The Rockin Daddios
  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Lobster Roll Eating Contest
  • 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Rico Bar and the Jumpin Jive Review

Fun and Engaging Activities

Aside from the musical performances, the festival also hosts a variety of engaging activities:

  • Live Culinary Demonstrations: Watch top chefs in action and learn new cooking techniques.
  • Lobster Roll Eating Competition: Cheer on the contestants and enjoy the spectacle.
  • Seafood Festival Fireworks Spectacular: End your day with a dazzling fireworks display.
  • Bags on the Beach Cornhole Tournament: Participate in or watch this fun and competitive event.
  • Seafood Fest 5k: Join the run and get early entry to the festival.

Plan Your Visit to the Hampton Beach Seafood Festival 2024

Getting to the Festival

Directions

Reaching the Hampton Beach Seafood Festival 2024 is simple and convenient. Follow these directions to ensure a smooth journey:

  • Take I-95 to Exit 2 in Hampton.
  • Bear left after the Hampton toll booth onto 101 East towards Hampton.
  • Take the first exit, Exit 13 to Route 27 East.
  • Follow the signs to any of the free park and free shuttle parking lots.

Free Parking & Shuttle Service

Take advantage of the free parking and shuttle service provided by First Student. This service offers the fastest, safest, and most cost-effective way to get to the festival. With no cost and less hassle, it’s the most popular way to attend and enjoy the event.

Parking Locations

Free parking is available at the following locations:

Friday, September 6th, 2024 (* = Open after 5 PM only)**

  • Municipal Parking Lot, High Street, Hampton
  • Old Town Hall Parking Lot, 136 Winnacunnet Rd, Hampton
  • Hampton Park & Ride, Timber Swamp Road, Hampton
  • Town Hall Municipal Lot, 100 Winnacunnet Rd, Hampton (Handicap Only)***
  • Center School, 53 Winnacunnet Rd, Hampton***
  • Marston School, 4 Marston Way, Hampton***

Saturday, September 7th, 2024 & Sunday, September 8th, 2024

  • Municipal Parking Lot, High Street, Hampton
  • Old Town Hall Parking Lot, 136 Winnacunnet Rd, Hampton
  • Hampton Park & Ride, Timber Swamp Road, Hampton
  • Town Hall Municipal Lot, 100 Winnacunnet Rd, Hampton (Handicap Only)
  • Center School, 53 Winnacunnet Rd, Hampton
  • Marston School, 4 Marston Way, Hampton
  • Winnacunnet High School, 1 Alumni Drive, Hampton (Not available on Friday)
  • Merrill Industrial Park, 5 & 10 Merrill Industrial Drive, Hampton (Not available on Friday)

Shuttle Hours of Operation

The shuttle service operates during the following hours:

  • Friday: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM (All Lots)
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM (All Lots)

 

Accessibility at the Festival

The Hampton Beach Seafood Festival 2024 is committed to being accessible to all guests.

Accessible Parking & Shuttle Service

Free accessible festival parking is available at the Hampton, NH Town Hall parking lot at 100 Winnacunnet Road, Hampton, NH. The festival provides a free wheelchair-accessible shuttle service that drops off at the North Entrance Gate. Additional accessible parking options include:

  • NH State Parking Lot on the North and South End of Ocean Boulevard
  • NH State Metered spaces
  • Municipal Lots on Island Path and Ashworth Avenue
  • Various private parking lots

 

Accessible Restroom Facilities

Accessible restrooms are conveniently located throughout the festival grounds. The central bank of portable restrooms at the top of “D” Street includes accessible options. Additionally, the NH State Parks facilities at the Seashell Stage and the North and South bathhouses have accessible restrooms.

Accessible Access to Activities & Dining

Most areas of the festival are paved to accommodate wheelchairs and scooters. There are designated dining tables with defined seating to allow room for mobility devices. The beach bar features a walkway with flooring and a ramp for easy access. Staff are available to assist guests in participating in festival activities as needed.

Ready to dive into the delicious food offerings and exciting entertainment? Plan your visit now and make the most of the Hampton Beach Seafood Festival 2024!

 

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