November 2-3, 2013

Special Activities

NH Open Doors is filled with things to do for visitors of all ages and interest levels.  Explore the many incentives, specials and offers awaiting you from NH Open Doors participants. And with no sales tax, shopping is an even sweeter deal!  Here is a representative list of some of the activities you will find:


At Carrie Cahill Mulligan’s studio (Canaan) you can design your own custom-embroidered felt hat! She will also be doing knitting and freehand embroidery demonstrations.

Lynn Adams (Lyme) will be demonstrating her jewelry-making technique

There will be throwing and Raku firing demonstrations at Wellhouse Farm Pottery & Indikoi Sinks (Springfield)

Peter Bloch will be demonstrating turned wood lampshades at 11, 1 and 3pm in his studio in New London. Hands-on projects for visitors to try woodturning.

The League of NH Craftsmen Hanover Retail Gallery and Craftstudies will be holding a Chili Fundraiser, $20 and givingdemonstrations in metals and clay studios.

Shanware Pottery (Rumney) will be giving pottery demonstrations.

Basketmaking demonstration at Basketworks of Canterbury

See fused glass kilns and how they operate, and learn about casting, fusing and slumping glass at Monte Verde Art Glass Studio in Manchester.

Quilling by Marianne (Manchester) is doing quilling demonstrations

Family friendly hands-on clay demonstrations and projects all day at the Studio 550 Community Art Center in Manchester. 

Wood turning demonstration at BirchView Barn (Northwood)

Woodturning and wood carving demonstrations at Live a Life Less Ordinary (Derry)

Demonstrations of calligraphy, paste papers, and mixed media techniques at Cornerstone Design at the Paint Box (Webster). On Sunday from 11 am to 2 pm, free horse drawn wagon rides with Huey and Doc (weather permitting)

The League of NH Craftsmen Concord Retail Gallery is hosting demonstrations: Saturday– Alice Ogden creates the 2013 League Annual Ornament. Sunday – Claire Renaud designs leather pieces using an ancient technique, Cuir Bouilli.

Make yourself a keychain at Sussy-Rose Shields Jewelry Studio (Wilton)

Metal spinning demonstrations at Gibson Pewter (Hillsborough)

Pottery demonstrations at noon each day at Five Wings Studio (Fitzwilliam)

See Lulu Fichter’s wheel throwing and hand-building techniques at her studio in Peterborough

See and try handbuilding with stoneware clay at Stoneware Candle Houses (Wilton)

Carolyn Wright is demonstrating the art of needle felting and will have items for sale at her studio in Wilton

Encaustic artists Jessie Pollock and Danielle Lebris are demonstrating application of hot wax to panels

Shaker & Colonial Box making demonstration at Fryes Measure Mill gift shop (Wilton)

Demonstrations by potter Iris Minc at Purple Sage Pottery (Merrimac, MA)

Watch how porcelain ornaments and Moose tiles are made at Wild Victorian/Ragamuffins Design (Bethlehem)


Wine tastings at Candia Vineyards (Candia), Hermit Woods Winery (Sanbornton), Poocham Hill Winery’s (Westmoreland), Walpole Mountain View Winery (Walpole), Flag Hill Winery & Distillery (Lee), and LaBelle Winery (Amherst)

Sample freshly made cider doughnuts and items from Moulton Farm/Cider Bellies fields and farm kitchen in Meredith

Chocolate kitchen tour with tastings at Winnepesaukee Chocolates in Wolfeboro

Craft Brewery tours and beer/spirits tasting at Granite State Growler Tours (North Hampton) and Nano-Brewery tour and tastings at Canterbury AleWorks (Canterbury)

Sample a Thanksgiving dinner with each course paired with one of The Cozy Tea Cart’s (Brookline) specialty teas. 10% off seasonal teas!

Apple sampling and fruit for sale at Alyson's Orchard (Walpole)

Visit animals and sample fresh baked cookies at The Inn at East Hill Farm (Troy)

Make your own ice cream sundae at Walpole Scoop Shop (Walpole)

Free samples of maple syrup at Ben's Pure Maple Products (Temple)


Save 20% off your purchase when you mention NH Open Doors at SaVoir Flare in Berlin

Hundelrut Studio (Plymouth) is offering 20% off posters and new prints. Paul Hubert will be playing his music 12-2 pm on Nov. 2

Earthly Treasures (Bristol) is running a sale on its collection of All American made quality crafts and unique gifts from over 300 artisans.

Free chair massages and sale at Rumney's Country Gifts n Things (Rumney)

Nurabella Jewelry is celebrating the grand opening of its store in Manchester during NH Open Doors weekend. Visitors can enter raffles to win prizes and all proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

Meet 18 artists and artisans of Mont Vernon Artisans in the heart of scenic Mont Vernon and win a basket brimming with handcrafted gifts.

See goats and shop for whimsical art at The Fairy Farm (Northwood)

A Quilters Gathering is running unique Quilt Conference in Manchester with special exhibits, merchants mall and a collection of classes.  our 25th year!

Reduced prices on current work at Richard Morin Artist Studio (Goffstown)

Country Primitive Gatherings (New Boston) is holding a mini pumpkin hunt. Find a mini pumpkin to see what your discount will be!

Get a free buttonhole pencil puzzle and watch puzzles being cut on site at Piece Time Puzzles (Northwood)

At Anne Behrsing Jewelry (Francestown), you can view Jewelers Tools, work in progress and finished pieces. Enter the Raffle to win a Pendant.

See a collection of Linda Dessaint’s original paintings shown in her studio, An Artist’s Vision (Antrim). Refreshments and Door Prize!

See Sheila Psaledas original paintings of New England landscapes and more at Art by the Brook (Hillsborough) and enter for a door prize!

See woodworking shop and demonstrations and enter raffle at New England Folk Art (Marlow)

See Carol Corliss’ pastel paintings at her studio in Spofford and enter a raffle

Windswept Studio (Peterborough) has one-of-a-kind Sophisticated yet Whimsical fine art on sale.

Get 30% off Ava Marie Handmade Chocolates' (Peterborough) award winning, boxed Pecan Turtles.

Get 15% off New Hampshire made and US made gifts and art at Accents with Style (Wilton)

Tent sale at Ruggles & Hunt (Walpole), an eclectic store offering clothes, gifts and home furnishings.

Receive 15% off your purchase at Wilderness Creations (Dublin), which sells rustic and Adirondack style furniture, home decor and lighting

Stop by for surprises and specials at Herlihedrons (Rye), a farmhouse studio with delightful and affordable wall and standing sculptures.

Win a free painting of your house at Color Notes Art Gallery (Hampton Falls)

Attend a free workshop on digital imaging at GR Emmons Photography (Rollinsford)

Enjoy local artists' work with a special showing of Carol VanLoon, New England Barns, and book signing/works by Jane Kaufmann at the New Hampshire Art Association (Portsmouth)

Receive 10% off your total purchase (except tools) at the Stained Glass Shack (Conway) when you say "New Hampshire Open Doors!"

10% off w/ purchase of at least 3 bottles at Flag Hill Winery & Distillery (Lee)


Learn about growing hydroponically and take a tour of the farm at U-Gro Hydroponic Garden (Center Barnstead)

Tour the Maple Ridge Sugar House (Loudon) and see Titan, the maple horse!

Come feed the animals and shop in the heated barn/farm store at Someday Farm (Canterbury).

Tour Fox Country Smoke House (Canterbury), a classic New England smokehouse from the brine rooms to the 2,000 lb. ovens. Sample bacon, sausage, cheese.

Visit with farm animals and see demonstrations at Crescendo Acres Farm (Surry)

Watch a dairy herd in action at Stonewall Farm (Keene)

See animals, sample food, and see demonstrations at Fleece & Flower Farm, Home of Roberts Greenhouse (Webster)

See Bee Fields Farm medicinal herb garden (Wilton)

Free samples and tours at Walpole Valley Farms (Walpole)

Find seasonal farm products, fruits, and vegetables and farm-simmered jams and jellies at Apple Hill Farm (Concord)


"It was a thrill for me to see – up close – how glass, fabric, and pottery pieces are made and to talk to the makers about their work." - Tom A.


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