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Editors Picks: See What's Happening This October In The Upper Valley (2023)

October has arrived, which means the fall foliage is on its way along with chiller days and nights, but that doesn't mean all the outdoor fun has to end. Many events are happening in the Upper Valley this month, from a Fall Flannel Fest to multiple Pumpkin Festivals and even an all-day trip to spooky Salem, MA; there is something for everyone.

Hanover, Lyme, Norwich, Fairlee Area:

Corbins Animal Garden - start Oct 03 2023 0630PM

Corbin's Animal Garden: Oct 3, 2023 6:30PM

Presenter Mary Kronenwetter discusses Corbin Park, a local 22,000-acre prestigious private hunting park that has hosted illustrious guests including Theodore Roosevelt, the Prince of Wale... Read More » 

Third Annual Community Disc Golf Day - start Oct 07 2023 1230PM

Third Annual Community Disc Golf Day: Oct 7, 2023 12:30PM

Donate what you can to play and help fundraise for the continued work and care of the 18 hole course at Whaleback. Food and drinks will be available for sale through Whaleback’s awesome ... Read More » 

Fall Flannel Fest 2023 - start Oct 12 2023 0600PM

Fall Flannel Fest 2023: Oct 12, 2023 6:00PM

The 3rd Annual Flannel Fest is on October 12th, 2023! Join us under the stars on 10/12/23 at 6pm for our 3rd Annual Fall Flannel Fest! Throw on your best flannel and come celebrate 10 ... Read More » 

18th Annual PUMPKIN FESTIVAL at cedar circle farms - start Oct 18 2023 1000AM

18th Annual PUMPKIN FESTIVAL at cedar circle farms: Oct 8, 2023 10:00AM

Whether you’re a local or just visiting the area, join us for this fun, family-friendly celebration of fall. Enjoy good food, live music, pumpkin picking, fun and educational kids’ activi... Read More » 

Dartmouth Homecoming - start Oct 20 2023 0345PM

Dartmouth Homecoming: Oct 20, 2023 3:45PM

We are thrilled to welcome alumni to campus for Homecoming weekend, October 20-21, 2023. The weekend will celebrate reconnecting with campus and the Dartmouth community. Gather with cl... Read More » 

Day Trip to Salem MA - start Oct 22 2023 0900AM

Day Trip to Salem, MA: Oct 22, 2023 9:00AM

This is your chance to celebrate Fall in one of America's spookiest towns. Explore Nathaniel Hawthorne's hometown and visit sites like the House of Seven Gables, The Salem Witch Museum, o... Read More » 

Pumpkin Festival - start Oct 27 2023 0400PM

Pumpkin Festival: Oct 27, 2023 4:00PM

Explore historic Downtown Laconia. Discover the charm of local retailers, the taste of delicious foods and the revitalized vibe of this community. Experience all things pumpkin like carve... Read More » 


Lebanon, West Lebanon, Claremont, Windsor, White River Junction Area:

New England School of the Arts Harold Shapiro Photo Exhibit - start Oct 11 2023 0530PM

New England School of the Arts: Harold Shapiro Photo Exhibit: Oct 11, 2023 5:30PM

Harold Shapiro, of Guilford CT, a photographer and teacher well-known for his portraiture and night photography, has two lifelong passions: photography and music. In his new body of work,... Read More » 

Free Harp Concert with Rachel Clemente - start Oct 12 2023 1200PM

Free Harp Concert with Rachel Clemente: Oct 12, 2023 12:00PM

Rachel Clemente presents a concert of traditional Scottish music and original compositions. Rachel earned a degree in traditional Scottish music from Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Gl... Read More » 

SELLING KABUL - start Nov 12 2023 0730PM

SELLING KABUL: Nov 12, 2023 7:30PM

Kabul, Afghanistan. 2021. Taroon, a former U.S. military interpreter, is hiding from the Taliban at his sister’s apartment in the wake of the American troop withdrawal. On the eve of his... Read More » 

 Comedian Brian Glowacki - start Oct 13 2023 0730PM

Comedian Brian Glowacki: Oct 13, 2023 7:30PM

Brian “B Glow” Glowacki’s comedy feels like home. The Nantucket native’s playful style has propelled him from small town class clown to nationwide crowd favorite. B Glow’s sharp observat... Read More » 

Newberry  Verch - start Nov 27 2023 0730PM

Newberry & Verch: Nov 27, 2023 7:30PM

Growing up, Joe Newberry and April Verch absorbed traditions of home and hearth – in his Missouri Ozarks and her Ottawa Valley of Canada. Although they are on the road much of the year, t... Read More » 


Woodstock, Quechee, Pomfret, Killington Area:

Harvest Faire - start Oct 07 2023 1100AM

Harvest Faire: Oct 7, 2023 11:00AM

Come and enjoy fall in the mountains with amazing food, fun, and games for the whole family to enjoy! Throughout the day, we will have FREE children's activities including pumpkin painti... Read More » 

Apples and Crafts and Food Truck Festival - start Oct 07 2023 1000AM

Apples and Crafts and Food Truck Festival: Oct 7, 2023 10:00AM

More than 100 juried Craftspeople, Specialty food producers, and Food Trucks. Jewelry, paintings, pottery, clothing, handbags, crafts, photography, and much much more! $5 per person. Ch... Read More » 

Haunted Village Theater - start Oct 21 2023 0500PM

Haunted Village Theater: Oct 21, 2023 5:00PM

A unique theater experience for all ages is staged around the small village of Barnard, Vermont. Tours start every 30 minutes with guides leading the audience to 5 outdoor locations where... Read More » 

Vermont Female Farmers Photography Exhibition at Billings Farm  Museum - start Oct 31 2023 1000AM

Vermont Female Farmers Photography Exhibition at Billings Farm & Museum Oct 31, 2023 10:00AM

Vermont Female Farmers is an exhibition of 45 photographs by JuanCarlos González on display in Billings Farm’s Historic Barn from August 19 – October 31. This project focuses on the mean... Read More » 

You can find more events in our calendar or post your own events for free on our website. All events are eligible to be selected and promoted as an Editors' Pick.

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