Free Family-Friendly Festival

Free Family-Friendly Festival

NH LAKES’ LakeFest 2014: Raft-a-Palooza, presented by Binnie Media

Endicott Rock Park at Weirs Beach on Lake Winnipesaukee (Laconia, NH)

Sunday, August 3, 2014 (8:00 AM – 3:00 PM)


Check back for regular updates; can’t wait to see you 8/3 @ LakeFest 2014: Raft-a-Palooza!



Live Music

Performers include well-known fiddler extraordinaire Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki performing with guitarist Matt Jensen, the Concord Coachmen Barbershop Chorus, and more – see Festival Schedule for details.

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Watershed Warriors Children’s Education Circuit (10 AM – 3 PM)

Junior Ranger-style program where children complete a series of 7 stations before earning their Watershed Warriors patch (while supplies last). They’ll explore:

  • How are lakes formed?
  • How does water move around?
  • What lives in and near the water?
  • What is a Watershed?
  • Get the Dirt and Pollution Out!
  • Prevent the spread!
  • Pledge to be a Watershed Warrior!


Arts Market at LakeFest

Granite State Arts Market has curated this marketplace of area artisans, who will put their talent on display for all to enjoy (+ purchase):

  • Deb Nicholson – Riverworks Jewelry
  • Saad Hindal – Fine Artist
  • Ben Braggins – Knitting Metal – chaine maille
  • Renee Mallett – Amaranth & Rue, soaps
  • Michelle Lienhart – Just Be, tee shirts
  • June Wallace – Cat ‘n’ Squirrel Coloring Company, tie dyed clothing and accessories
  • Marianne Janik – Calli b. , jewelry
  • Kitty Stoykovich – Kitty Designs, metal jewelry
  • April Godbout – April’s Bear Necessities, teddy bears
  • Kari Thierren – Joyful Owl Naturals, body care for mom and baby
  • Sara Petipas – pottery

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Food Vendors (8 AM – 3 PM)

Dine lakeside with delectable bites from food vendors including:


Boat Sales

Have your eye on a new canoe or kayak?  Irwin Marine will be onsite with a bounty of boats to peruse.

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Enjoy a peek back in boating time courtesy of The New Hampshire Boat Museum, meet Andy Opel, author of the popular Winnipesaukee-based children’s books The Weirs and The Witches, learn about the “Big Lake” from Ronald Guilmette, co-author of Islands of Winnipesaukee, and so much more…


7:00 AM – Raft-a-Palooza Guinness World Record attempt registration/check-in/boat drop open

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM – Live music

10:15 AM – Blessing of the Fleet (on the beach)

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – DJ Pat Kelly from 98.3 WLNH – New Hampshire’s BIG Variety (a Binnie Media station)

11:00 AM – RAFT UP!

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Fiddler Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki with guitarist Matt Jensen

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM – Concord Coachmen Barbershop Chorus

1:45 PM – 2:30 PM – Fiddler Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki with guitarist Matt Jensen

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM – Closing remarks, Trivia Treasure Hunt winner announced, Kayak raffle winner announced