Connecticut. Robin Hood's Springtime Festival opens May 12 at Guilford Fairgrounds, Lovers Lane, Guilford. This 13th annual event includes jousting, armored combat, fire eaters, comedy, magic, knights, and more. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. through June 3. Admission $16 over age 16; $10 for ages 7-16; free for others. Parking $3. 860-478-5954; www.robinhoodsfaire.com/.
Delaware. The Winterthur Point-to-Point steeplechase race is May 6; events include Taste Meets Tradition when celebrity chefs cook in the Top Tailgate Tent; the Point-to-Point Hunt Brunch Tent (adults $150; children $25); Tasting Tent (3 3 oz. tastes of wine with food $20); Parade of Antique Carriages; shoppings; raffle, and more. General admission wristbands must be purchased by May 5. $30 adults before April 27 and $50 after; $15 youths 12-20; under 12 free. Gates open at 11:30 a.m.; races begin at 2 p.m. 800-448-3883; www.winterthur.org/?p=961.
Maine. Taste of Bar Harbor 2012 runs May 12-19, and a $20.12 menu will be offered at participating restaurants. The Chef's Table returns on May 18, and a Sidewalk Stroll and Craft Fair is May 19. 800-345-4617; www.barharborinfo.com/events/taste_of_bar_harbor/.
Maryland. The annual Baltimore City Flower Mart is May 5-6, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., at Washington Monument at Mount Vernon Place. In addition to flowers and plants, the event includes hat and pet contests, a children's area, crafts, and more. 410-274-5353; flowermart.org.
Massachusetts. Boston Book, Paper & Photo Expo is May 5 in the Shriner's Auditorium, 399 Fordham Rd., Wilmington. Leaf through old pages, savor original illustrations and purchase works of art and best sellers from 80 top sellers. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $7; free for those under 18 or with college I.D. www.bookandpaperexpo.com; 781-862-4039.
New Hampshire. The New Hampshire Coin & Currency Expo is May 5-6 in Manchester at the Radisson Hotel Center. Buy, sell and trade coins, currency, stamps, tokens, medals, and bullion (gold and silver). Exhibits, speakers, and more. 978-658-0160. www.nhcoinexpo.com.
New York. The Adirondack Adventure Festival is May 5-6 at various locations in North Creek. It includes guided hikes, pony rides, a craft fair, bike tours, live music, free river-raft rides and more. 518-251-2612; www.gorechamber.com.
New Jersey. The 42d annual Monmouth Festival of the Arts runs May 5-9 at Monmouth Reform Temple, 332 Hance Ave., Tinton Falls. The festival displays more than 3,000 paintings, crafts, and jewelry, and activities include artist demonstrations, children's programs, and evening art lectures. May 5 opening gala 7:30-10:30 p.m.; May 6 noon-8:30 p.m.; May 7 and 8 9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; May 9 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Daily admission $8 adults, $5 seniors and students. Series ticket is $18. 732-747-8278; monmouthfestivalofthearts.com.
Rhode Island. Misquamicut Springfest 2012 is at Misquamicut State Beach, Atlantic Avenue, Westerly, May 11-13. It includes a food court; crafters; vendors; amusement rides; petting zoo; pony rides; fireworks; a classic car cruise; street performers; Kidz on the Go obstacle course; beer and wine garden; and a home, garden and vacation area. $5, children 3 and under free. 401-322-1026; www.misquamicutfestival.org.
Pennsylvania. Baker Mansion WWII History Weekend is May 5-6 at 3419 Oak Lane in Altoona. The 1849 Greek Revival mansion will stand in for a French château for military demonstrations both days at 2 p.m. Local veterans will share their stories at 3 p.m. May 5. Free. 814-942-3916.; www.blairhistory.org.
Washington, D.C. "Look Both Ways: Street Arts Across America," May 6-12, is presented by the Kennedy Center, and includes free performances and events at the Kennedy Center and other locations, including large-scale spectacles, street musicians, parade culture, puppetry, circus arts, chalk drawings, clowning, and more. www.kennedy-center.org/programs/festivals/11-12/lookbothways/.