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Get in the Fall Spirit at the New Hampshire Pumpkin Festival

Oct 04, 2023 02:30PM ● By Elise Renaud
Calling all cornhole players, foodies, and fall lovers! The New Hampshire Pumpkin Festival is happening October 27 and 28 in downtown Laconia. This event is jam-packed with fun activities for the whole family.

On Friday from 4 to 8 p.m., festivalgoers can explore the KidsZone, the Great New England Craft & Artisan Show, the Hector’s Beer Garden, thousands of pumpkins, and more. At 4:30 p.m. on Friday, the two-hour dinner train will depart from the historic downtown station. Dinner includes a hand-carved turkey. Boarding begins at 4:15 p.m. Tickets are $59.95 and can be purchased here. Friday will wrap up with the jack-o-lantern lighting at 5:30 pm, which includes laser lights provided by New Spectrum Lighting and a zombie walk at 6 p.m.

The second day of the festival will kick off with the Runaway Pumpkin 5K/10K Run/Walk at Opechee Park. To register click here. The rest of Saturday will include pie-eating contests, an art walk, a children’s costume parade, and more. The festival will wrap up with the jack-o-lantern lighting at 5:45pm, the Recycled Percussion Junk Rock Superheros and a costume contest at 7 pm, and a performance by Amy Grant at 8pm.

For the full schedule and more information, visit the festival’s website.

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