September 9-11, 2011
Hampton Beach Seafood Festival
Hampton, New Hampshire
The Seafood Festival in Hampton Beach—one of New Hampshire's largest annual events—celebrates its 22nd anniversary in 2011. More than 60 restaurants serve up mouthwatering seafood dishes. The three-day event also features continuous entertainment, crafts, sidewalk sales, children's activities, cooking demonstrations and fireworks.
September 16-October 2, 2011
The Big E
West Springfield, Massachusetts
The Eastern States Exposition, better known as "The Big E," is back for the 90th time in 2011. The fair, which celebrates the bounty of all of New England, runs for 17 days and features top-name entertainment, rides, shopping, foods from around the region and a daily Mardi Gras Parade.
September 23-25, 2011
Bourne Scallop Festival
Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
Held rain or shine under the Big Top, this annual celebration features tasty deep-fried scallops, along with live music, arts and crafts, midway rides and more.
September 23-25, 2011
Vermont Life Wine & Harvest Festival
Wilmington and Dover, Vermont
802-464-8092 / 877-887-6884
Celebrate Vermont's autumn bounty at this weekend-long showcase for Vermont wines, specialty food products and cooking. Events include musical performances, artisans and crafters selling their wares, demonstrations, breakfasts and wine pairing dinners.
November 20, 2011
UBS Parade Spectacular
It's a parade to rival Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade! You'll see more than 20 giant balloons when you head for Stamford, Connecticut, for the Parade Spectacular the Sunday before Thanksgiving. The parade also features marching bands, floats and more. There's entertainment, too, at the Inflation Party held from 3 to 6 p.m. the day before the parade.
November 23, 2011 - January 1, 2012
Bright Nights at Forest Park
Historic, 750-acre Forest Park in Springfield, Massachusetts, is transformed each holiday season into Bright Nights, a three-mile, drive-through display featuring more than 650,000 lights. One of New England's largest holiday light displays, it features a variety of dazzling scenes, plus the chance to visit Santa or to enjoy a wagon or carriage ride.
December 1-31, 2011
Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Step back in time in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where the annual Candlelight Stroll at Strawbery Banke--New Hampshire's oldest neighborhood--is just one of the old-fashioned holiday attractions. Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth also features live shows at the Music Hall, trolley rides and wonderful holiday shopping.
About the American Bus Association
The American Bus Association (ABA) is a trade organization of North American intercity bus companies. Members include bus companies that offer scheduled service, charters and tours, as well as others who represent the travel and tourism industries.
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