Thursday, June 5, 2008

Father's Day Weekend Activities

I just realized that Father's Day is just around the corner. It is a great weekend for Dads in our area because there are two "manly" events going on that are a) great for whole family and b) lots of fun!

The first is our annual Ethan Allen Days revolutionary re-enactment and encampment. This event started in Arlington - the home of Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys - but has now grown so big that it has moved to the Hildene Meadowlands in Manchester. Tons of re-enactors and their families set up camp to live like revolutionary or British armies and stage elaborate battles replicating famous revolutionary battles. They all stay in character and love to explain what life was like - educational and fun!

The second event that weekend is the Classic and Antique Car Show also taking place in Manchester. This is a big car show that attracts lots of participants from all over with judging and prizes. It's not quite as fancy as the Concours d'Elegance that I have been to but seems just as large and diverse to me. I can't think of a dad who would not love to go and oogle all of those cool old cars!

We have a special going for the weekend, because we are not full yet -- all Dad's get $75 off their room rate each night!!

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