10 for the Road

You can plan now to attend these weekend events, occurring within a few weeks and within a day's drive of Philadelphia.

1. 34th Annual Civil War Collectors Show.

June 27-29. Gettysburg, Pa. More than 250 displays of weapons, uniforms, books, maps and other authentic memorabilia, sponsored by the Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association.

; 717-891-6369.

2. St. Peter's Fiesta.

June 25-29. Gloucester, Mass. Honoring St. Peter, the patron saint of fishermen, with music, food, sporting events, a parade, a blessing of the fishing fleet, and other religious celebrations.

; 978-283-1601.

3. 32d Annual Vermont Quilt Festival.

June 27-29. Essex Junction, Vt. More than 80 quilt vendors, 80 classes and lectures on quilting, and 400 quilts on display, plus awards contests and appraisals.

; 603-444-7500.

4. 17th Annual WoodenBoat Show.

June 27-29. Groton, Conn. Traditional and modern wooden boats of every type, including yachts, fishing boats and power boats.

; 207-359-4651.

5. Blue Crab Cluster All-Breed Dog Shows.

June 26-30. La Plata, Md. Competitions featuring more than 140 breeds and 1,000 dogs each day.

; 301-372-1744.

6. 13th Annual Newport Flower Show.

June 27-29. Newport, R.I. Featuring floral and horticultural displays, garden vignettes, and free lectures and demonstrations.

; 401-847-1000.

7. Lake Placid Horse Show.

June 24-29. Lake Placid, N.Y. Competition featuring some of the world's top show jumpers.

; 518-523-9625.

8. 2d Annual Sand and Sea Festival.

June 27-29. Salisbury, Mass. Family-oriented fun, including yoga, kite-flying, live music, and fireworks on the sand, and surfing, kayaking,

and marine programs in the sea.

; 978-462-7274.

9. Hot Steamed Jazz Festival.

June 27-29. Essex, Conn. Performances range from traditional jazz to ragtime to Dixieland.

; 1-800-348-0003.

10. Grand Encampment of the French and Indian War.

June 27-29. Ticonderoga, N.Y. More than 800 reenactors mark the 250th anniversary of the Battle of Carillon.

; 518-585-2821.

- Elizabeth Fox