2017 Music at the Fair

Live, original music provides a wonderful soundtrack to the Annual Craftsmen’s Fair experience. Here are the musicians performing at the 2017 Fair.


David Surette and Susie Burke
Saturday, August 5
One of the finest acts on the lively New England folk scene. Susie and David’s music is a blend of contemporary, traditional, and original folk and acoustic music. Together, they bring skill, feeling, and pure enjoyment to their music.


Cormac McCarthy
Sunday, August 6
Folk musician Cormac McCarthy plays original music using a guitar and harmonica. Jeff McLaughlin from The Boston Globe calls McCarthy, “A distinctive songwriter with a warm, powerful, inherently melodic baritone, a fine guitarist … capable of putting chills into your spine or a silly grin on your face…”

High Range
Monday, August 7
High Range is a high energy roots/folk/bluegrass group with a long list of rave reviews from national publications. They highlight original music on guitar, upright bass, mandolin, fiddle, banjo and drums.


The Doug Bennett Trio
Tuesday, August 8
Doug plays with two legendary New England musicians, Kent Allyn on bass and Bruce Derr on pedal steel.

Kathy Lowe & Kent Allyn
Wednesday, August 9
Kathy Lowe, a native New Hampshire singer/songwriter, comes from a vaudeville and circus family. She plays guitar, dulcimer, and percussion and performs children’s music and songs about the earth and nature. Kent Allyn, her buddy of 45 years and musician extraordinaire, will accompany Kathy on piano, bass, guitar and vocals.

Joel Cage
Thursday, August 10
Joel Cage is a virtuoso guitarist and veteran singer/songwriter. His music runs the gamut, sounding like a full rock band to an intimate balladeer. Once a member of Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, Joel has been performing regionally and nationally as a soloist for the past 2 decades.

Julie Snow

Julie Snow
Friday, August 11
Julie Snow is a Boston-based singer-songwriter whose songs are infused with with her commitment to social justice and moral action. Her songs are like fine tapestries — woven with message and meaning.



Lula Wiles
Saturday, August 12
Folk trio Lula Wiles bring to the Fair their breezy vocal harmonizing and sharp picking, bowing, and plucking. Their songs span from heartbreak-drenched acoustic ballads to honky-tonk swagger to contemporary grit and back again, all anchored by rich vocal harmonies.

Neptune’s Car
Sunday, August 13
Neptune’s Car is Holly Hanson and Steve Hayes, an acoustic duo from Massachusetts and New Hampshire who play original, contemporary folk music. Enjoy their vibrant lyrics and compelling melodies that tell stories rich in detail.



Explore the Mount Sunapee Resort Adventure Park and the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region

SummerCampSidebarThe Mount Sunapee Adventure Park has added some exciting new activities to enjoy during your visit to the Fair. Looking for a mountain adventure for your child? The Kids Mountain Adventure Camp is a day camp for kids ages 5-15. It offers children a high quality and unique outdoor mountain experience while they take part in many fun activities, including all of the Adventure Park features. Other activities include arts & crafts, orienteering, and fort building! Click here to learn more.

The whole family can participate in the Play-all-Day package! The package includes: 6 loops in the Aerial Challenge Course, unlimited climbing wall and airbag jumps, Disc Golf rentals, chairlift rides, mining sluice and the Sunapee State Beach! Click here for details.


Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee is the Perfect Summer Destination

Kayaks_Lake_NHThe Annual Craftsmen’s Fair is just one of many reasons to visit the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee region this summer. It is an ideal vacation destination offering outdoor recreation, including boating, kayaking, biking, hiking, swimming, and fishing, cultural attractions, and charming New England villages with lovely inns, fine restaurants and unique shops.  Visitors to the area can enjoy attractions such as:

For more information about the region, visit the Lake Sunapee Region Chamber of Commerce website.

Discover New Hampshire’s Creative Side Videos

Get a behind the scenes look into how fine craft is made.

Watch how these master craftsmen — all juried members of the League of NH Craftsmen — transform raw materials into extraordinary fine craft. David Little bends stainless steel to make beautiful wall art. Jordana Korsen collaborates with others to create colorful blown glass pieces. Kristin Kennedy hand carves wax to make elegant gemstone jewelry. Nancy O’Connor creates intricate patterns as she weaves a scarf. Lulu Fichter uses natural organic matter as the finish for her hand-built pottery. With century-old tools and local furniture wood, Adam Nudd-Homeyer creates heirloom chairs.

Most of these craftsmen are participating in the League’s Annual Craftsmen’s Fair, happening August 5-13 at the Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury, NH. Plan to attend and stop in to see them in person!


DAVID LITTLE – Artist Blacksmith
Juried League Member in Metal for 35 years
Participating in the 2017 Annual Craftsmen’s Fair

Jordana Korsen — Glassblower
Juried League Member in Glass for 20 years
Participating in the 2017 Annual Craftsmen’s Fair

Kristin Kennedy — Fine Jeweler
Juried League Member in Metal for 17+ years
Participating in the 2017 Annual Craftsmen’s Fair

NANCY O’CONNoR — Handweaver
Juried League Member in Fiber for 40+ years
Participating in the 2017 Annual Craftsmen’s Fair

Lulu Fichter — Clay Artist
Juried League Member in Clay for 11 years
Participating in the 2017 Annual Craftsmen’s Fair




Adam Nudd-Homeyer — Chair Maker
Juried League Member for 2 years
Not participating in the 2017 Annual Craftsmen’s Fair