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LebFest - A Celebration of the Lebanon Area Community

Sep 05, 2022 07:46AM ● By Virginia Dean

Photo courtesy of The Upper Valley Business Alliance.

A celebration of the Lebanon area community with music, family activities, a live animal exhibit, games, vendors, and a mac and cheese competition is coming on September 17 from 11 am to 3 pm. Located at Colburn Park in Lebanon, New Hampshire, LebFest applauds the Upper Valley community as a great place live and raise a family. The event is hosted by the Upper Valley Business Alliance and Lebanon Recreation, Arts, and Parks.

From 11 am to 12 pm, visitors can enjoy a live-animal educational presentation by the Wildlife Encounters Ecology Center and meet a diverse selection of animals whose ancestors lived in a variety of habitats, and discover their amazing adaptations and environmental contributions while considering how humans can have a positive impact and become environmental stewards.

From 11 am to 2 pm, the second annual LebFest Mac & Cheese Competition takes place with cheese donated by Cabot Creamery. A live music lineup happens on the bandstand at Colburn Park from 11 am to 3 pm, and a wide assortment of food vendors will be offering their goodies during the same time. Also, from 11 am to 3 pm, visitors can check out the local business booths for crafts, activities, games, raffles, giveaways, and more.

These include:

Ahma Relaxation Experience  Reclining/massage chairs and a raffle for handmade native woven baskets for animal rescue charities

Amy Fortier Art – Coloring pages

AVA Gallery

Balanced Speech Therapy – Free speech therapy screenings for kids, bubbles, and a craft

BeMobile – Coloring book station. Kids can submit their coloring for a chance at a $100 BeMobile gift card (while supplies last)

Bog Mountain Pottery – Pottery activity

Bottoms Up Tumblers – Key chains, ornaments, and Halloween bead stickers

Ciofreddi & Associates – Physical challenges

City Center Ballet – Ballet-themed beaded key chain craft, stickers, and giveaways

Claremont Savings Bank

Crossroads Academy – STEM activities for kids

Dartmouth Athletics

Dartmouth Science

DB Lights

Donel's House of Hope – Kid-friendly arts and crafts

Endyne Inc. – Water filtration experiment

4 Legs & A Tail – Free copies of 4 Legs & A Tail magazine with a kids’ fun page

Gary Summerton Photography

Girl Scouts of the Green & White Mountains

The Fourth Place – Games

The Hopkins Center For the Arts – Raffle for tickets to future shows

Hanover Adventure Tours

Hato Viejo Coffee – Coffee bean crafts

Hey Miss Margie Art – Coloring pages

Lanoue Maple Farm

Lebanon Fire Department – Swag

Lebanon PTO

Lebanon Police Department

Ledyard Bank

Liberty Mutual Crazy goggle” cornhole and walk-the-line games


Mascoma Bank

Main Street Kitchens

New Hampshire Foster Care – Family Fun Zone with free spin art, sand art, and face paint/glitter tattoos

Om Mani Mama – Stamping activity

Revision Energy – Color-changing bead bracelets and solar artwork crafts

River Valley Community College – Cornhole and interactive career assessment

Rose of the Wood – Belly dancing with Gina and a free class/demo for kids 1–2pm

Scouts BSA Troop 279 – Tent display, kayak or canoe display, knot tying, and cooking demos

Service Credit Union

Spark! Community Center – Crafts

TPI Staffing Solutions – Pin the tail on the applicant

TLC Family Resource Center – Craft

Upper Valley BIPOC Network

Upper Valley Circus Camp – Juggling and hand skills like plate spinning, diablo, and devil sticks

Upper Valley Music Center – Music and movement activities

Upper Valley Young Professionals – Guess Your Upper Valley game

Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Vermont & New Hampshire  Gone Fishin’…For Prizes! Try your hand at fishing and win a prize

Whaleback Mountain – Raffle for ski passes and swag

White River Subaru – Painting activity and swag

White River Valley Consortium

LebFest is sponsored by Dartmouth Health, Hypertherm, Dartmouth, Claremont Savings Bank, Ledyard, Mascoma Bank, Cabot, and Service Credit Union.

For more detailed information, email [email protected] or call (603) 448-1203. The UVBA office is open to the public from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday. Its mission is “to invigorate the economic health of the areas we serve while contributing to the well-being of the Upper Valley.” It represents 460 businesses in the Upper Valley.

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