Sample Best of NH tonight at Queen City bash



Set to play the Best of NH event at the Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester, Gretchen and the Pickpockets most recently released the album “Falling Rising.” 


MANCHESTER — New Hampshire Magazine’s 17th annual Best of NH Party, featuring a taste of restaurants, products, wineries and distilleries from across the Granite State, takes place today from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.

The night of sampling, giveaways
and entertainment at the ball park will include 65 culinary stations, a celebrity appearance from comedian and TV actor Jimmy Dunn — who plans to arrive on the baseball diamond via helicopter, and a fireworks display.

The musical lineup will feature Rockspring, Gretchen & the Pickpockets, Jasmine Mann, David Corson and Ryan Williamson.

“Samples include The Common Man’s crab cakes, bourbon meatball sliders from New England’s Tap House Grill, Korean BBQ lettuce wraps from Pearl Restaurant & Oyster Bar, a variety of Granite State Candy Shoppe chocolates, a crisp glass of wine from Labelle Winery and a selection of 603 Brewery’s New Hampshire-made beer,” event organizers said in a press release.

Winners — about 210 were chosen — were determined through an online poll by the magazine.

Dunn, a Hampton native, starred on the CBS comedy “The McCarthys” and has performed at some top comedy stages, including Denis Leary’s Comics Come Home, Montreal’s International Just for Laughs Comedy Festival and the “Late Show with David Letterman.”

Tickets are $55-$65; $19 for ages 12 and under. For details, visit

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Stay Work Play New Hampshire.