Maryland. The 15th annual Common Ground on the Hill Festival is July 7-8 at Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster. There will be four stages of roots music. All-weekend adult ticket is $40; $30 senior/teen. Ticket for July 7 only is $25 adult, $20 senior/teen, $5 child 12 and under. July 8 only is $20 adult, $15 senior/teen; $5 child 12 and under. Camping available. www.commongroundonthehill.org/2011Festival.html; 410-857-2771.
Massachusetts. Brimfield Antique and Collectibles Show, July 10-15, will have hundreds of dealers of antiques and collectibles lining a mile-long stretch of Route 20. Parking lots charge up to $6. Vendors are out at daybreak. www.brimfieldshow.com.
New Hampshire. Day Out With Thomas Mystery on the Rails Tour is July 7-8 in North Conway. Ride a train led by Thomas the Tank Engine, and meet Sir Topham Hatt. Enjoy storytelling, live music, motorcar rides, and more. $18 ages 2 and up. www.conwayscenic.com; 603-356-5251.
New Jersey. The 30th anniversary Wings 'n Water Festival is July 12-13 in Stone Harbor. It features more than 30 hands-on exhibits and activities for the whole family, including food, wine and beer tasting; educational games and exhibits; music; kayak tours; boat cruises. A 2-day All Access Pass (not including boat cruises, kayak tours, family night, benefit concert) for adults is $10 before July 4 and $12 after, and $7 for children. Venue tickets available. www.wetlandsinstitute.org; 609-368-1211.
New York. The Taste of Buffalo, billed as the country's largest annual two-day food festival, is getting set for its 29th year. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. July 7 and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 8 along Delaware Avenue, from Chippewa Street to Niagara Square. Food prices range from $1 to $4. Cash, MasterCard and Visa are accepted. www.tasteofbuffalo.com.
North Carolina. Reef/Sweetwater Pro-Am Surf Fest is July 13-15 in Wrightsville Beach. The three-day event celebrates the lifestyles of beachgoers and riders alike, serving as one of the largest surf contests on the East Coast. bit.ly/Hg1JLw; 910 256-3821.
Pennsylvania. The 6th Annual Remington Ryde Bluegrass Festival is July 12-15 in Reedsville and will feature 15 bluegrass bands. 4-day advance tickets are $45 before July 1 and include camping; $55 after. Children under 12 free. Day tickets are $10 July 12; $15 July 13; $20 July 14, and $10 July 15. There will be food and craft vendors, workshops, and Danny Stewart's Jam Tent will be open to all jammers. www.remingtonryde.com/bluegrass_festival.htm; 717-348-3537.
Rhode Island. Campbell's Hall of Fame Tennis Championships Finals are July 9-15 in Newport at 194 Bellevue Ave. Gates open at 10 a.m. Direct from Wimbledon, some of the world's best tennis players head to Newport, a stop on the ATP World Tour, the only men's pro tennis tournament in the Northeast, and the only event played on grass courts outside of Europe. Tennis clinics will be available for all ages on July 9 and 10. The Angela Moore Fashion Show returns on July 12. Admission is $20-$75. www.tennisfame.com; 401-849-6053.