Ten for the Road

Posted: April 22, 2012

Connecticut. Robin Hood’s Springtime Festival opens May 12 at Guilford Fairgrounds, Lovers Lane, Guilford. This 13th annual event includes jousting, armored combat, fire eaters, comedy, magic, knights, and more. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. through June 3. Admission $16 over age 16; $10 for ages 7-16; free for others. Parking $3. 860-478-5954; www.robinhoodsfaire.com/.

Delaware. The Winterthur Point-to-Point steeplechase race is May 6; events include Taste Meets Tradition when celebrity chefs cook in the Top Tailgate Tent; the Point-to-Point Hunt Brunch Tent (adults $150; children $25); Tasting Tent (3 3 oz. tastes of wine with food $20); Parade of Antique Carriages; shoppings; raffle, and more. General admission wristbands must be purchased by May 5. $30 adults before April 27 and $50 after; $15 youths 12-20; under 12 free. Gates open at 11:30 a.m.; races begin at 2 p.m. 800-448-3883; www.winterthur.org/?p=961.

Maine. Taste of Bar Harbor 2012 runs May 12-19, and a $20.12 menu will be offered at participating restaurants. The Chef’s Table returns on May 18, and a Sidewalk Stroll and Craft Fair is May 19. 800-345-4617; www.barharborinfo.com/events/taste_of_bar_harbor/.

Maryland. The annual Baltimore City Flower Mart is May 5-6, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., at Washington Monument at Mount Vernon Place. In addition to flowers and plants, the event includes hat and pet contests, a children’s area, crafts, and more. 410-274-5353; flowermart.org.

Massachusetts. Boston Book, Paper & Photo Expo is May 5 in the Shriner’s Auditorium, 399 Fordham Rd., Wilmington. Leaf through old pages, savor original illustrations and purchase works of art and best sellers from 80 top sellers. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $7; free for those under 18 or with college I.D. www.bookandpaperexpo.com; 781-862-4039.

New Hampshire. The New Hampshire Coin & Currency Expo is May 5-6 in Manchester at the Radisson Hotel Center. Buy, sell and trade coins, currency, stamps, tokens, medals, and bullion (gold and silver). Exhibits, speakers, and more. 978-658-0160. www.nhcoinexpo.com.

New York. The Adirondack Adventure Festival is May 5-6 at various locations in North Creek. It includes guided hikes, pony rides, a craft fair, bike tours, live music, free river-raft rides and more. 518-251-2612; www.gorechamber.com.

New Jersey. The 42d annual Monmouth Festival of the Arts runs May 5-9 at Monmouth Reform Temple, 332 Hance Ave., Tinton Falls. The festival displays more than 3,000 paintings, crafts, and jewelry, and activities include artist demonstrations, children’s programs, and evening art lectures. May 5 opening gala 7:30-10:30 p.m.; May 6 noon-8:30 p.m.; May 7 and 8 9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; May 9 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Daily admission $8 adults, $5 seniors and students. Series ticket is $18. 732-747-8278; monmouthfestivalofthearts.com.

Rhode Island. Misquamicut Springfest 2012 is at Misquamicut State Beach, Atlantic Avenue, Westerly, May 11-13. It includes a food court; crafters; vendors; amusement rides; petting zoo; pony rides; fireworks; a classic car cruise; street performers; Kidz on the Go obstacle course; beer and wine garden; and a home, garden and vacation area. $5, children 3 and under free. 401-322-1026; www.misquamicutfestival.org.

Pennsylvania. Baker Mansion WWII History Weekend is May 5-6 at 3419 Oak Lane in Altoona. The 1849 Greek Revival mansion will stand in for a French château for military demonstrations both days at 2 p.m. Local veterans will share their stories at 3 p.m. May 5. Free. 814-942-3916.; www.blairhistory.org.

Washington, D.C. “Look Both Ways: Street Arts Across America,” May 6-12, is presented by the Kennedy Center, and includes free performances and events at the Kennedy Center and other locations, including large-scale spectacles, street musicians, parade culture, puppetry, circus arts, chalk drawings, clowning, and more. www.kennedy-center.org/programs/festivals/11-12/lookbothways/.

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