Madbury 250th Oct. 13 and 14
Madbury became a town on May 20, 1768. A two-day Revolutionary War Militia Encampment and Re-enactment weekend will honor the founding of the town and its early history on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. as part of Madbury's 250th Anniversary Celebration. There will be a battle reenactment involving Madbury’s own Powder Major that will occur both days at 1 p.m. In addition, there will be an encampment, educational booths, displays and presentations and food. There will also be a special performance by the Oyster River High School Studio of Revolutionary Era music that was adored by Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington and others. This event is free and open to the public. There will be free parking available. Detailed information and scheduling can be found at www.facebook.com/madbury250.
Oktoberfest and Polka Party Oct. 12 and 13
The Castle on Charles in Rochester will host its annual Oktoberfest dinner and celebration Oct. 12 and 13. Guests will have the opportunity to experience a Munich style feast with long tables, lively music, authentic food and beer, and traditional “bier hall” games and dancing. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at www.castleNH.com where more information is also available. The Castle on Charles is located at 19 Charles St., Rochester.
N.H. Film Festival this weekend
The 18th annual New Hampshire Film Festival will screen more than 100 films over the next four days in four venues around the city. The festival's headquarters is located at Discover Portsmouth Center, 10 Middle St., Portsmouth and opens at 9:30 a.m. each day. You can purchase weekend, VIP and day passes at the headquarters in person or online at www.nhfilmfestival.com where you can also find a complete schedule of events for all films as well as the festival's workshops, panels and parties. There's also an app you can download with all festival schedules and events.
'Brechtones' opens Oct. 12
Billy Butler's new musical, “The Brechtones,” opens this weekend at The Players' Ring in Portsmouth. It's an experimental show that is a combination of theater, beat poetry, and music with a mix of blues, jazz, and a little bit of vaudeville. Each night will be unique because each performance features guest poets, who sign up for a spot to read their own work, with the live band improvising behind them. Showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $18 with discounts for students, seniors, and Players’ Ring members. Reservations can be made at playersring.org or 603-436-8123.
N.H. Brewfest Oct. 13
The N.H. Brewfest will be held on the grounds of Cisco Brewers Portsmouth, formerly Redhook Ale Brewery, this weekend and as always benefits the Prescott Park Arts Festival in partnership with Master Brewers Association of America and WHEB’s The Morning Buzz. Admission includes entry to the event, 5 oz. souvenir sampler cup, beer samples and live music and entertainment. There are three sessions, one for VIPs only so buy tickets in advance at www. nhbrewfest.com.
Motor Booty Affair Oct. 14 in Eliot
Marshwood Education Foundation's 10th Anniversary Celebration will feature Motor Booty Affair on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Regatta Banquet and Conference Center on Route 236 in Eliot. Tickets are $30 and include light apps, a cash bar and Motor Booty Affair. Purchase tickets in advance by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org, or buy them at the door.