1. For the Farmer Ted Father
Father's Day at Charmingfare Farm, Candia, N.H. - June 19-20
The first 50 dads these 2 days will receive free admission! Bring the whole family and help Dad celebrate his lucky dad with the animals of Charmingfare Farm. Pack your own picnic lunch and spend the day at the farm while celebrating Father’s Day. Admission $11 - $17. For information call 603-483-5623.
2. For the Animal Magnet Daddio
Father's Day Fun at Rogers Williams Park Zoo, Providence, R.I. - June 20
Free admission for Dads accompanied by their children! A life-size Baby T-Rex will make a one-day appearance at the Zoo at 11 a.m., noon, and 1 p.m. Come for the Father’s Day BBQ, a wood kit construction activity, a meet and greet with University of Rhode Island and Boston Bruins mascots, games, and animal encounters. Admission if Adults, $12; children age 3-12, $6; seniors, $8. Call 401-785-3510 or visit online.
3. For the Simon Cowell Daddy
Benefit Pops Concert and Father's Day Broadway Idol with the Tri-County Symphonic Band, Marion, Mass. - June 20
The first ever Tri-County Idol competition will culminate with the talented fathers from the Tri-County region performing at a benefit pops concert. Come join us in an elegant, spacious tent on the scenic shore of Sippican Harbor, as dinner is served; the bidding on the silent auction ensues; and the band plays on. Event takes place at the gorgeous Tabor Academy Fireman Performing Arts Center at 6 p.m.
4. For the Engineering Father
Father's Day at the Conway Scenic Railroad, North Conway, N.H. - June 20
Free train admission for fathers accompanied by their children this day. Enjoy a nostalgic train ride on historic coaches through beautiful New Hampshire scenery. Trains depart from the station at North Conway Village at 9 a.m. Call 603-356-5251.
5. For the Antiquated Dad
Father's Day Fest at New Hampshire Antique Co-op, Milford, N.H. - June 20
On Father’s Day, the Co-op will be grilling up free hot dogs, serving cake, and hosting a Roadshow-style free appraisal event. Hunt through your attic, garage and basement and haul in your mystery antique or other favorite family keepsakes to learn the value and history. Antique appraisals, 10:30 a.m. – noon; barbeque served 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Call 603-673-8499 for info.