Most of the leaves have fallen but the snow is not yet flying (or at least sticking — it was flying the weekend before Halloween this year!) Plenty of hardy souls are still out hiking and biking, but we’re a little more inclined to pursue indoor adventures. Our thoughts turn to food and drink as we prepare for Thanksgiving, so perhaps it should come as no surprise that a meadery, winery and brewery are all represented in our list of five fun things to do in Wolfeboro for November 2018. But don’t think we are just sitting around eating and drinking! The area is hopping with crafts fairs, performances and special events as we gear up for the holiday season!
Here are a few of our choices for fun things to do in and around Wolfeboro:
- Visit Winnipesaukee Winery on the NH Open Doors Tour (458 Center St., Wolfeboro) — November 3 &4
NH Open Doors is a a weekend-long shopping and touring event showcasing New Hampshire artists, craftspeople, cultural organizations, retail shops, wineries, restaurants, lodging establishments and businesses. The Barn at Winnipesaukee Winery (458 Center Street, Wolfeboro) will be open and welcoming you with baked goodies, free hot cocoa, coffee and mulled wine. Shop two floors of antiques, vintage ornaments, toys, jewelry, home décor and more. Enjoy tasting a flight of four wines for $7.00. Learn more at the winery website: winniwinery.com/events
- Do a Mead Tasting at Saphouse Meadery (6 Folsom Rd., Center Ossipee)
Mead is an ancient beverage but has only recently caught on as an alternative to beer and wine. Saphouse Meadery offers a wide range of meads, and operates New Hampshire’s first mead pub. Their cozy space and hearty meads are ideally suited for an adventure on a November afternoon. Check the Saphouse Meadery website for hours and details: saphousemeadery.com
- Sample local beers at Burnt Timber Brewing ( 96 Lehner St., Wolfeboro) — closed Mon. and Tues.
Burnt Timber Brewing is right down the street from us when we stroll from the rear of our property and it was often the site of our staff meetings before our renovation was completed. The Burnt Timber Tavern is a 24 seat restaurant featuring Burnt Timber Brewing beer, which is brewed right on site. If you want to work off some calories before enjoying a local beer and local pub fare, join the Wolfeboro Pub Run held every Wednesday night at 6 PM. See their website for hours and menus: burnttimbertavern.com. Details about the run is on Burnt Timber’s Facebook page: facebook.com/pg/burnt.timber.brewing/events
- See The Drunkard at The Village Players (51 Glendon St., Wolfeboro) — November 2,3,4,9,10,11
Keeping up with our unintentional theme this month, Wolfeboro’s downtown non-profit theater group is staging The Drunkard, one of the group’s most popular musicals of the past 40 years. The Drunkard made its premiere back in 1844 at the Boston Museum and had regular revivals in the following years. In 1964, Bro Herrod and a young Barry Manilow added music and brought the show to Broadway, where it ran for eight years. Tickets are $19. Visit the Village Players website for details and tickets: village-players.com
- Sip Tea at the Nutcracker Tea Party (84 S. Main St., Wolfeboro) — November 17 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Does your taste run more to tea than beer and wine? You’re in luck! Northeastern Ballet Theatre is performing highlights from their upcoming production of “The Nutcracker” and will be serving a fancy tea. Crafts and other activities may be geared more to children, but adults will enjoy the opportunity to see the dancers perform right up close. Plus, it is all being staged in the upstairs of Town Hall — practically right next door to Pickering House Inn! Details are at the ballet’s website:northeasternballet.org/nutcracker-tea
The Holiday Season officially kicks off on Saturday, November 24th with a crafts fair at Kingswood Regional High School (396 S. Main Street, Wolfeboro) from 9 am. – 3 pm, the annual Christmas Parade starting at 3 pm, the Holiday Tree lighting downtown and then our own Holiday Tree Lighting Dinner in The Barn at Pickering House immediately thereafter. Our dinner is sold out to the public, but we have reserved tickets for inn guests. Check out our Tree Lighting Celebration Dinner Package to get details!