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Fall in New England and another great event.

Exeter Events & Tents has been providing the rental items for this event for over 10 years and can’t wait for this years event. A detail events list with directions and event maps has been included in this post so see you there!

27th Annual Harvestfest & Kidsfest

October 15 & 16, 2011, 10am-8pm (Sat) & 10am-4pm (Sun)

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The New England Fall Astronomy Festival



Univeristy Of New Hampshire

Hundreds of telescopes, Billions of starts! View them through telescopes available courtesy of astronomers from all over New England.

Free Admission (Donations Welcome)

Friday, October 14 Beginning at 6 p.m.

  •  Astronomy talks
  • Night sky observations all night long
  • Light concessions available for purchase through 10 p.m.

Saturday, October 15 Beginning at 10 a.m.

  • Astronomy for Kids – check our website for times and details
  • Safe solar viewing
  • Telescope clinic/demonstrations
  • Astronomy Talks
  • Night sky observation all night long
  • Lunch and dinner available for purchase, light concessions until 10 p.m.

The October sky promises a fabulous family weekend of astronomical proportions.

  • Meet an astronaut
  • Telescope Clinic
  • Hands-on activities for children and adults
  • Astronomy talks for all ages
  • See the stars up close at the UNH Observatory
  • Safe solar gazing
  • Ask an astronomer!

All activities take place at:
UNH Observatory, Spinney Lane, UNH,
Durham, N.H. (on the west end of campus)
Friday, October 14, beginning at 6 p.m.
Saturday, October 15, beginning at 10 a.m.
Hosted by the UNH Physics Department and
staffed, organized, and driven by members

Learn more:
Visit the website for parking and accessibility
questions, weather updates, and a complete
listing of participating organizations.
of the New England astronomical community.

  • Enjoy food and refreshment

Quest to Re-invest gains popularity and buzz throughout the state

We were contacted the other day by John S. Gianforte for the University of New Hampshire to help with an event at the Observatory. He has heard about “Quest to Re-invest as it gains popularity and buzz throughout the state. We will be helping John in any way we can. We did not know there was such a thing going on at UNH and that it is open to the public and wanted our readers to know about this opportunity for a different night out opportunity. John explains the event and goings on at the observatory much better than we could so I have included his letter to us which explains in detail the Universities efforts. John writes: Continue reading

Showcase: Quest to Re-Invest winners’ Events

This week we showcase two more “Quest to Re-Invest” winners. The first winner Fallfest was held last week on the 8th to celebrate the preserving of Dimond Hill Farm for future generations. The second and one of my favorite things to do, eat great food, is on the agenda for this weekend. The Heirloom Harvest Barn Dinner in Stratham is a must do event if you enjoy great local food in different environment. Check it out if you have the date open and we may see you there! Continue reading

Timberland’s Serv-a-palooza turns 13

Our next “Quest to Re-invest” event is on we have helped to produce for the last five years. This year Timberland is combining this event with the announcement of their Sale to VF Corp for over two billion. The presentation will be held on the grounds of Timberland Wednesday evening with a cocktail reception for 700 and then a dinner to immediately following. Exeter Events and Tent will keep all the guests dry tonight under our beautiful 40’x104’, 32’x 50” Sail cloth tents and our 80’x 100’ Anchor Century vinyl tent. Both events will use over thirty tents of all sizes and at many locations. The size and multiple locations make this event one of our specialties, showcasing what we excel at every day! We though we would include an article on this event featured on It gives you a little more information about this years locations incase anyone wants to lend a hand. They are always looking for help.

Timberland’s Serv-a-palooza turns 13

Hundreds volunteer to spruce up 12 local sites Continue reading

15th Annual St. Charles Children’s Home 5K

Portsmouth, NH, September 5, 2011

WOW, what great race on Labor Day!  Congratulations to all who conquered the 15th annual St. Charles Home 5K! As another “Quest to Re-invest” winner we were proud to help out by supplying our tables, chairs, staging or whatever was needed to help the event go smoothly and worry free. The event kicked of at 9 AM at Martins’ Point Healthcare in Pease International Tradeport

The had may things to see and do here are just a few of them;

  • Professional timing by Granite State Services using the new ChronoTrack disposable timing devices.
  • Free Children’s Fun Run and activities after the race
  • T-shirts to first 1000 runners, then we will keep passing them out until they are gone
  • Special custom made keychain “PR” awards for anyone who runs their personal best
  • Huge raffle with generous prizes for both adults and children
  • Grilled hamburgers & hotdogs, pizza, baked goodies, fruit, bagels & more!

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Big Brothers Big Sisters 2011 Soirees

First Soirée

New Castle, September 24, 2011

7:00 – 10:00 PM

Hosts: Janet Sylvester & Scott Pettis

25 Grist Mill Lane, New Castle

Host Committee: Kim Buxton, Betsy Duevel Rawlings & Marty Lapham

Theme: Blues on the Back Channel

Music: Lost Soul

Caterers: AJ’s Wood Grill Pizza & RedHook Ale Brewery

Second Soirée

Portsmouth, October 15, 2011

6:00 – 9:00 PM

Hosts: Kirsten & Sean Mahoney

27 Austin Street, Portsmouth

Host Committee: Celeste Christo, Kate Callahan & Jill Horgan

Theme: Octoberfest

Music: DJ Steve Carrigan with Cuzin’ Richard’s Entertainment

Caterers: The Meat House & RedHook Ale Brewery

Third Soirée

Rye Beach, October 29, 2011

7:00 – 10:00 PM

Hosts: Dana De Niro & Tom Moulton

702 South Road, Rye Beach

Host Committee: Neil Gibb

Theme: Big Band

Caterers: Mizuna & RedHook Ale Brewery

Starting in 2009, Big Brothers Big Sisters reformatted its annual gala at the Wentworth Hotel to a series of “soirees” at private residences around the Seacoast. In 2010, Big Brothers Big Sisters hosted three Little Soirees on differing nights in New Castle, Newington and then Rye. Each soiree celebrates the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters with a custom theme while guests enjoy cocktails, fine food, live music and auctions. Exeter Events and Tents continue its “Quest to Re-invest” mission by gifting the use of tents for each of these three events. These events are open to the public giving our readers a chance to attend these great Themed events while helping the Seacoast chapter of Big Brothers and Big Sisters fulfill their mission. Depending on the event there are live bands tasty for supplied by local restaurants or caterers and just an overall great opportunity to meet like minded people in the local community. All monies raise go directly to the local chapter to help mentor a deserving child. You can follow the supplied links to register for the event theme of your choice. We will be attending all three.

Manchester Greek Festival Kicks off this Saturday

We would like to tell you about an event this weekend being run by another Quest to Reinvest contest winner. Greekfest 2011 will be our second Greek festival that Exeter Events and Tents have supplied tents tables and chairs for this summer. The last festival was held in Portsmouth and if you were unable to attend because you live in the route 93 corridor here is your chance to attend a large Greek festival in Manchester, NH. These are my favorite festivals you cannot beat the entertainment, the homemade Greek pastries and fine food. Did I mention the homemade pastries? So come out and enjoy the two day event which begins this Saturday and runs through Sunday. The weather is going to be spectacular and fun will be had by all so see you there you will be able to find me eating the homemade Greek pastries 😉

A few kind words from Camp Allen

A few weeks ago we showcased a very popular non-profit with our readers, Camp Allen in Bedford, NH. As many of you know we gifted a much needed tent to the camp through our philanthropic program “Quest to Re-invest” and although we do these types of things strictly as a way of giving back to the community, asking for nothing in return, it is always nice to receive kind words of support. I have included below a thank you letter and two pictures of the tent in use at the camp. We hope that they have many years of enjoyment and shady dry events at Camp Allen. Let’s know in the comments of any experiences you or someone you know has attended or volunteered at Camp Allen. I know, like myself, that the readers would enjoy your comments.

Genesis funds annual golf tournament by donating

Exeter Events and Tents founder Mike Parkin continues his long standing support for the Genesis funds annual golf tournament by donating $1,085.00 in rental equipment to the big event. The hosts Matt Hoffman and Andrew Tuchler were on hand Monday, August 1, 2011 for the 13th Annual Ultimate-Champion Golf Challenge! Everyone enjoyed a round of golf at the breath-taking Lake Winnipesaukee Golf Club, along with a delicious dinner, and both live and silent auctions. The 13th Annual Ultimate-Champion Golf Challenge supports The Genesis Fund, a non-profit organization that raises money to help New England area children born with birth defects, intellectual disabilities and genetic diseases. This is one Genesis Fund event that is definitely not to be missed!