ONE: Have you been thinking about a pet pig? Entranced by cute and cuddly internet pigs? Learn all you need to know about caring for a porcine pal at the MSPCA at Nevins Farm’s free “So You Think You Want a Pig?” presentation on Sunday at 1 p.m.
TWO: Need a laugh after a rough week? Border Brewery in Salem, N.H., is the next stop for Herron Entertainment’s Brewery Comedy Tour on Friday from 8 to 10 p.m., which promises “some of the best NYC and LA based comedians without NYC/LA prices.”
THREE: The American Music & Harvest Festival will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm. This daylong family event will feature vintage baseball, farm activities, Boston soul and rhythm and blues powerhouse Barrence Whitfield (among many other musicians) and fresh local food. Proceeds from the festival will be donated to the education foundations of the surrounding towns.
FOUR: The annual New England Roots Festival, held across multiple venues throughout downtown Nashua, will take place on Saturday from noon to 10 p.m. In addition to music performed by artists from around the region, participants will have their selection of food trucks, live art, interactive demonstrations and local vendors.
FIVE: Merrimack Repertory Theatre will present a developmental reading of Sean Daniels’ stage adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s “The Haunted Life” at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Comley-Lane Theatre at UMass Lowell. Admission to the reading is free, but an RSVP at MRT.org is required.
SIX: Join Sam Baltrusis, author of “13 Most Haunted Cemeteries in Massachusetts,” for a National Ghost Hunting Day event at Hilldale Cemetery and the Duston-Dustin Garrison House on Saturday from 8 p.m. to midnight. All money raised at the event will go directly to the preservation of Hilldale Cemetery and the Duston-Dustin Garrison House.
SEVEN: The 11th Annual Smuttynose Rockfest is returning to Hampton Beach on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for another day of rocking and running. Join thousands of runners and spectators at the road race where you celebrate your finish with a huge party featuring craft beer, seafood and live music!
EIGHT: Festivals celebrating the autumn season are fully in swing now, and the 2018 Tewksbury Fall Harvest Festival is the next one in the Merrimack Valley. This Sunday from noon to 5 p.m., enjoy a variety of your favorite festival activities – from food to rides – at the Livingston Street Complex.
Looking for even more great things to do this weekend? Check out our event calendar!