Posted on July 6th, 2012 No comments
Another Lakes Region town can be counted among NH communities who offer popular art walks, where visitors can tour local galleries, enjoy refreshments and hors d’oeuvres, and meet the artists whose work is on exhibit. Stroll the streets of Center Sandwich, see what’s new in the art world, and enjoy music and great food at the Corner House Inn afterward.
On Friday, July 13th, Center Sandwich will be holding its second Gallery Walk of the season from 5 – 7 p.m. The Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery, The Sandwich Home Industries, and Surroundings Art Gallery will open their doors that evening to celebrate art, music, and conversation as they feature the work of New England artists and those who have a connection to the area. Guests who visit all three galleries will receive a discount on dinner at the Corner House Inn on Main Street. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on February 11th, 2011 No comments
Looking for another way to warm up the chilly winter nights? Try a candlelit dinner in a cozy dining room, followed by an evening of storytelling in a quaint New England eatery. The Corner House Inn in Center Sandwich, NH, offers storytelling dinners every Thursday night from October to May, and the series has proved to be a popular event.
Now in its 23rd season, the Corner House Inn’s Storytelling Dinner Series is going strong, with a lineup of many fine storytellers from all over New England on its schedule. Each Thursday features a different raconteur, with a different tale to tell!
Guests attending the storytelling event are treated to a full dinner, which includes salad, main course, a glass of wine, dessert, and coffee. The varied menu offers something for everyone, and storytelling begins as soon as the dessert plates are cleared. Dinner is served at 6:30 pm, and the cost is only $19.95 per person—quite a deal for a full evening of relaxation and fun!
Next Thursday’s featured storyteller is Travis Wallace from Fryeburg, Maine. Travis, who has performed at the Corner House Inn many times in the past, is returning after a two-year hiatus. He will be taking a new direction in storytelling and sharing material from his new memoir. He calls the venue his “favorite, by far,” and is looking forward to the audience’s feedback on some “funny stuff” he has unearthed while writing his book.
At the end of May, the season will go out in style with a storytelling gala that showcases a variety of storytellers and their tales. These dinners usually sell out quickly, so reservations are highly recommended.
Unplug for the night and join some local folks for some quality food and old-fashioned entertainment in the picturesque village of Center Sandwich. It’s not far from this favorite Lakes Region resort, and well worth the drive!
The Mill Falls Blogging Team
Photo courtesy of The Corner House Inn
Posted on October 7th, 2010 1 comment
It’s that time of year again… The Sandwich Fair will be held this Columbus Day weekend, October 9, 10, and 11, in the quaint village of Center Sandwich, NH, and to celebrate its 100th anniversary, organizers have planned more fun than ever before!
The Sandwich Fair has been a New Hampshire tradition for more than 100 years, actually dating back to the 1880’s when farmers organized a market day to trade and sell cattle. This gathering turned into an annual event, and in 1886, 184 yoke of oxen were exhibited. In 1887, the occasion started to become more of a fair with the addition of a band and a baby contest! Eventually, the fair became the official agricultural phenomenon New Englanders have been enjoying for a century now.
As always, the Sandwich Fair will have all your favorites, including horse and oxen pulls, 4-H exhibits, antique tractor shows, arts, crafts, carnival rides, music, and lots of amazing food! In celebration of it’s official 100th year, the fair will also have a new Lumberjack Competition featuring professional woodcutters and skidders from New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, and beyond! Another intriguing new event is the Women’s Skillet Throw, which will be open to any woman who would like to pitch some steel! Both of these exciting additions to the lineup will take place on Monday, the 11th.
A poetry contest is also underway for the fair’s special anniversary this year. Poets of all ages have entered pieces that honor the Sandwich Fair in various forms, and prizes will be awarded in the different age categories. The results promise to be quite special! Of course, the parade on Sunday is one of the fair’s most popular events.
There is truly something for everyone at the Sandwich Fair, so take the whole family on a trip to the Lakes Region this weekend to admire the colorful fall foliage along with this classic New England tradition, and be sure to check out all the fun on the fair’s website here.
The Mill Falls Blogging Team
photo courtesy of The Sandwich Fair