Scarecrows and pumpkins
The James House Fall Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The James House, 186 Towle Farm Road, Hampton. There will be free scarecrow making, free pumpkin painting and carving, vendors, live music, a yard sale and more. Free pie will be provided by Apple Crest Farms. Find the event on the Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook page and RSVP so there are enough pumpkins and scarecrow parts.
Birds in autumn
Enjoy a fall migration bird watch on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 8 a.m. to noon at Odiorne State Park (570 Ocean Boulevard, Rye). Meet in the parking lot and take a walk around Odiorne, followed by birding south along the New Hampshire coast. This is a free event. Visit seacoastchapter.org
Don’t miss the 10th annual New Hampshire Brewfest on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 1 p.m. on the grounds of Cisco Brewers (35 Corporate Drive, Portsmouth), where visitors will be able to sample from more than a dozen local breweries. General admission is $40 and VIP admission is $50. Admission includes entry to the event, a five-ounce souvenir sampler cup, beer samples and live music and entertainment. Visit prescottpark.org
Classical night out
International pianist Paul Dykstra and the Great Bay Philharmonic Orchestra perform Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor at The Music Hall (28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth) on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $38 to $54. Visit themusichall.org