On Sunday, Aug. 26, from 2 to 6 p.m., Smuttynose Brewing Company will host its first barbeque competition, Smutty BBQ Smokeshow, to support the Hampton Fire Fighters Charitable Organization. The competition will feature professional and “backyard” barbeque teams that will compete to smoke the best ribs. The professional competitors are Hayseed Restaurant, Messy Mike’s BBQ, Huntspoint BBQ, Boogalows BBQ, Ore Nell’s, The Goat, and Smokin’ Bettys. These contestants will be joined by teams from the Hampton Fire Department and Hampton Police Department. There will be no admission fee to this event; the ribs for the people’s choice judging portion will be available for $2. Guests will also enjoy music by local band Red Tail Hawk, delicious Smuttynose and Smuttlabs beer and a cornhole tournament.



On Saturday, Aug. 25, from noon to 2:30 p.m., on the grounds of the Tuck Museum, the Hampton Historical Society will host the 17th annual Pig Roast fundraiser. The menu will include roast pork, applesauce, homemade baked beans, brown bread, salads and lots of desserts. For those not partial to pork, there are other choices from the grill. There is music, a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle and many activities to keep the kids busy. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students ages 9 to 16 – children 8 and under eat free of charge when accompanied by an adult ticket holder. Tickets are available at Marelli’s Market, the Hampton Parks & Recreation offices, the Tuck Museum and Provident Bank. Call the Tuck Museum 929-0781.


Keg kicks

A tribute act triple bill includes U2 doppelgangers Joshua Tree, Dead Letter Office doing REM and Michael Troy channeling Elton John. The event’s a benefit for Seacoast soccer development, with a 3×3 competition sponsored by the UNH men’s team, a human foosball game and kids’ activities like face painting and a bouncy house. Go Sunday, Aug. 26, 3 p.m., Cisco Brewers, 35 Corporate Drive, Portsmouth. Tickets $5 and up (free for ages 13 and under) at


Show time

An original play, Private Property, is on stage at the Players’ Ring Theatre (105 Marcy St., Portsmouth) through Aug. 26. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m., and Sunday at 9 p.m. Tickets cost $14 for general admission and $12 for students and seniors. Visit







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