The Monadnock region is known for its vibrant and diverse festival scene that showcases the area's arts, culture, and community spirit. From film to food, music to crafts, there's a festival or fair for everyone. Each year, the Monadnock International Film Festival brings acclaimed films and filmmakers from around the world to the region for a weekend of screenings, workshops, and discussions. For those looking to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, the Keene Pride Festival is a highlight of the year. The event features live music, drag performances, a parade, and vendor booths. Foodies will love Winchester's Pickle Festival, which celebrates all things pickle-related, including pickle-making workshops and even a pickle eating contest. The Cheshire Fair is another beloved annual event in the region, offering a classic New England fair experience complete with carnival rides, livestock competitions, and fried food galore. But the fair also features live music performances, craft demonstrations, and a variety of vendor booths selling handmade goods. In addition to these annual events, the Monadnock region is also home to a variety of smaller fairs and festivals throughout the year, showcasing everything from art and music to agriculture and history. Come discover the unique and lively festival scene that makes the Monadnock region a destination for locals and visitors alike.