Jul 2012

New England Heritage: Concord Market Days

2012 Market Days Festival: Thursday, July 19th – Saturday, July 21st, 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Downtown Concord

The Annual Market Days Festival regularly attracts 40,000+ visitors.  This  year, attendees will have access to more hours of programming than ever before.  Eagle Square us a new entertainment venue, offering a daily singing competition and nightly music.  Main Street north of Park Street, formerly home to the main stage, will now welcome the Concord Arts Market.  Free Family Fun activities have grown substantially, as diverse entertainment for all generations comes to the State House Lawn for extended hours.  The Homegrown Music Stage in Bicentennial Square will produce a steady stream of terrific music for your listening pleasure, beginning daily in the early afternoon, and running through 10:00 pm.  The intersection of Pleasant and Main Streets is the venue for community programming from dance, roller derby, and martial arts demonstrations, to the Inaugural Fire Truck Pull benefit and Badge Ball Tournament on Saturday.

The 2012 Market Days Festival has a strong local focus, which will be on display in the new Local Food, Craft Beer, + Wine Tent scheduled for South Main Street.  Crowd favorites like the Red River Theatre outdoor movie will return, as will the car show and vintage motorcycle show.