Guide to Fall and Foliage in New Hampshire

November 2014

Fall and Foliage in NH

10 Great Foliage Hikes in NH

Tips for a great autumn hike far from the madding crowd.

Scenic Foliage Drives and Byways in New Hampshire

A regional guide to help you find the best foliage in New Hampshire.

NH Oktoberfests and Fall Beer Festivals

New Hampshire's fall season is packed with great beer festivals and celebrations.

Fall and Foliage Festivals In NH

Here's a list of New Hampshire fall, foliage and pumpkin festivals happening in 2014.

New Hampshire State and Agricultural Fairs

Mark your calendar for the Rochester Fair, Deerfield Fair, Hillsborough County Fair and more!

Head to Hanover for fall shopping

Head to one of New Hampshire's college towns for fall shopping

Five Places to Find German Food in NH

Celebrate Oktoberfest in New Hampshire at the following locations.
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November 2014

Food and recipes

NH Oktoberfests and Fall Beer Festivals

New Hampshire's fall season is packed with great beer festivals and celebrations.

Great Pumpkin Dishes and Foods for Fall

Find the best pumpkin food items from fudge and ice cream to pasta and bread.

Fall-themed recipes from New Hampshire chefs

We've compiled all our recipes that feature fall produce, like butternut squash and apples, and those that would be perfect for a Thanksgiving table, such as roasted turkey or baked Brie with cranberries.

Five Places to Find German Food in NH

Celebrate Oktoberfest in New Hampshire at the following locations.
More food and drink >>

Fairs, Fall and Halloween Events

October 2014

Enjoy the beauty of fall in New Hampshire from the comfort of one of our new helicopters! Seacoast Helicopters can provide you with breathtaking views of New Hampshire's fall colors without the...

Cost: Tours start at $59/person; 2 person minimum

Where:
44 Durham St.
Portsmouth, NH  03801
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Telephone: 603-373-8743
Website »

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Join in the fun at Exeter Hospital’s second annual Trick-or-Treat Trot 3.5 Mile Run/Walk & Creepy Crawler Fun Run. This community event will benefit The Beyond the Rainbow Fund at...

Cost: Run/Walk-$20; Fun Run-$5 (price increase 10/1)

Where:
Exeter Hospital Campus
5 Alumni Drive
Exeter, NH  03833
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Telephone: (603) 580-6668
Website »

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Fall family fun supporting The Rickety Ranch, a barn for kids and run by kids ages 9 to 19. Their second annual Halloween fundraiser hosted by Sullivan Farms on Coburn Ave in Nashua,...

Cost: Adult $12.50, Child $7.50, Special day Pass Adult $10, Child $5

Where:
Sullivan Farms
70 Coburn Ave.
Nashua, NH  03060
View map »


Sponsor: The Rickety Ranch
Telephone: (603) 888-4777
Contact Name: Gary or Diana Bergeron
Website »

More information

Charmingfare Farm's Children's Trick-or-Treat is perfect for little ghouls and boils who don’t wish to be frightened but still want the excitement of wearing their favorite costume...

Cost: $19/person

Where:
Charmingfare Farm
774 High Street
Candia, NH  03034
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Telephone: (603) 483-5623
Website »

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Foliage Cruises on Lake Winnipesaukee aboard the M/S Mount Washington. The most beautiful scenic cruise in New England. Lake Winnipesaukee is the largest Lake in NH covering 72 square miles....

Cost: $30

Where:
M/S Mount Washington
211
Weirs Beach
Laconia, NH  03246
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Telephone: (603) 366-5531
Contact Name: Ticket Office
Website »

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The Exeter United Methodist Church is hosting its annual Pumpkin Patch. Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes are for sale, as well as gourds and cornstalks. Proceeds benefit End 68 Hours of Hunger,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Exeter United Methodist Church
307 Epping Road
Exeter, NH  03833
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Sponsor: Exeter United Methodist Church
Telephone: (603) 772-6625
Contact Name: Church

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19th Annual ChocolateFest Challenge  brings some of the area’s most celebrated chocolatiers and pastry chefs  together to display their creations all made from chocolate. Those...

Cost: TBA

Where:
Mount Sunapee Resort
1389 Rte. 103
Newbury, NH  03255
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Telephone: (603) 526-6575
Website »

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Dates: Sat Oct. 18, Sun Oct. 19, Sat Oct. 25, Sun Oct. 26 Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tickets: $19/person — Includes all six (6) attractions Children under 23 months FREE Use promo...

Cost: $19/person

Where:
Charmingfare Farm
774 High Street
Candia, NH  03034
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Telephone: 603-483-5623
Website »

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Oct. 10 – Dec. 19, 2014 Opening Reception: Friday, Oct. 10, 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., featuring beer tasting by Henniker Brewing Company. Every piece of fine handmade craft starts as an idea...

Cost: Free

Where:
49 South Main St.
Suite 100
Concord, NH  03301
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Telephone: 603-224-3375
Website »

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Twelve acre corn maze in Conway, New Hampshire, right over the border from Fryeburg, Maine. Open weekends from Sept. 27 through Oct. 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A night-time haunted maze is open...

Cost: $10 per person, includes ALL activities

Where:
Sherman Farm
2679 East Conway Road
Conway, NH  03813
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Telephone: (603) 939-2412

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Enjoy the beauty of fall in New Hampshire from the comfort of one of our new helicopters! Seacoast Helicopters can provide you with breathtaking views of New Hampshire's fall colors without the...

Cost: Tours start at $59/person; 2 person minimum

Where:
44 Durham St.
Portsmouth, NH  03801
View map »


Telephone: 603-373-8743
Website »

More information

Fall family fun supporting The Rickety Ranch, a barn for kids and run by kids ages 9 to 19. Their second annual Halloween fundraiser hosted by Sullivan Farms on Coburn Ave in Nashua,...

Cost: Adult $12.50, Child $7.50, Special day Pass Adult $10, Child $5

Where:
Sullivan Farms
70 Coburn Ave.
Nashua, NH  03060
View map »


Sponsor: The Rickety Ranch
Telephone: (603) 888-4777
Contact Name: Gary or Diana Bergeron
Website »

More information

The Exeter United Methodist Church is hosting its annual Pumpkin Patch. Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes are for sale, as well as gourds and cornstalks. Proceeds benefit End 68 Hours of Hunger,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Exeter United Methodist Church
307 Epping Road
Exeter, NH  03833
View map »


Sponsor: Exeter United Methodist Church
Telephone: (603) 772-6625
Contact Name: Church

More information

Oct. 10 – Dec. 19, 2014 Opening Reception: Friday, Oct. 10, 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., featuring beer tasting by Henniker Brewing Company. Every piece of fine handmade craft starts as an idea...

Cost: Free

Where:
49 South Main St.
Suite 100
Concord, NH  03301
View map »


Telephone: 603-224-3375
Website »

More information

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Enjoy the beauty of fall in New Hampshire from the comfort of one of our new helicopters! Seacoast Helicopters can provide you with breathtaking views of New Hampshire's fall colors without the...

Cost: Tours start at $59/person; 2 person minimum

Where:
44 Durham St.
Portsmouth, NH  03801
View map »


Telephone: 603-373-8743
Website »

More information

Fall family fun supporting The Rickety Ranch, a barn for kids and run by kids ages 9 to 19. Their second annual Halloween fundraiser hosted by Sullivan Farms on Coburn Ave in Nashua,...

Cost: Adult $12.50, Child $7.50, Special day Pass Adult $10, Child $5

Where:
Sullivan Farms
70 Coburn Ave.
Nashua, NH  03060
View map »


Sponsor: The Rickety Ranch
Telephone: (603) 888-4777
Contact Name: Gary or Diana Bergeron
Website »

More information

The Exeter United Methodist Church is hosting its annual Pumpkin Patch. Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes are for sale, as well as gourds and cornstalks. Proceeds benefit End 68 Hours of Hunger,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Exeter United Methodist Church
307 Epping Road
Exeter, NH  03833
View map »


Sponsor: Exeter United Methodist Church
Telephone: (603) 772-6625
Contact Name: Church

More information

Oct. 10 – Dec. 19, 2014 Opening Reception: Friday, Oct. 10, 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., featuring beer tasting by Henniker Brewing Company. Every piece of fine handmade craft starts as an idea...

Cost: Free

Where:
49 South Main St.
Suite 100
Concord, NH  03301
View map »


Telephone: 603-224-3375
Website »

More information

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Show Less...

Enjoy the beauty of fall in New Hampshire from the comfort of one of our new helicopters! Seacoast Helicopters can provide you with breathtaking views of New Hampshire's fall colors without the...

Cost: Tours start at $59/person; 2 person minimum

Where:
44 Durham St.
Portsmouth, NH  03801
View map »


Telephone: 603-373-8743
Website »

More information

Fall family fun supporting The Rickety Ranch, a barn for kids and run by kids ages 9 to 19. Their second annual Halloween fundraiser hosted by Sullivan Farms on Coburn Ave in Nashua,...

Cost: Adult $12.50, Child $7.50, Special day Pass Adult $10, Child $5

Where:
Sullivan Farms
70 Coburn Ave.
Nashua, NH  03060
View map »


Sponsor: The Rickety Ranch
Telephone: (603) 888-4777
Contact Name: Gary or Diana Bergeron
Website »

More information

The Exeter United Methodist Church is hosting its annual Pumpkin Patch. Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes are for sale, as well as gourds and cornstalks. Proceeds benefit End 68 Hours of Hunger,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Exeter United Methodist Church
307 Epping Road
Exeter, NH  03833
View map »


Sponsor: Exeter United Methodist Church
Telephone: (603) 772-6625
Contact Name: Church

More information

Oct. 10 – Dec. 19, 2014 Opening Reception: Friday, Oct. 10, 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., featuring beer tasting by Henniker Brewing Company. Every piece of fine handmade craft starts as an idea...

Cost: Free

Where:
49 South Main St.
Suite 100
Concord, NH  03301
View map »


Telephone: 603-224-3375
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Enjoy the beauty of fall in New Hampshire from the comfort of one of our new helicopters! Seacoast Helicopters can provide you with breathtaking views of New Hampshire's fall colors without the...

Cost: Tours start at $59/person; 2 person minimum

Where:
44 Durham St.
Portsmouth, NH  03801
View map »


Telephone: 603-373-8743
Website »

More information

Fall family fun supporting The Rickety Ranch, a barn for kids and run by kids ages 9 to 19. Their second annual Halloween fundraiser hosted by Sullivan Farms on Coburn Ave in Nashua,...

Cost: Adult $12.50, Child $7.50, Special day Pass Adult $10, Child $5

Where:
Sullivan Farms
70 Coburn Ave.
Nashua, NH  03060
View map »


Sponsor: The Rickety Ranch
Telephone: (603) 888-4777
Contact Name: Gary or Diana Bergeron
Website »

More information

The Exeter United Methodist Church is hosting its annual Pumpkin Patch. Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes are for sale, as well as gourds and cornstalks. Proceeds benefit End 68 Hours of Hunger,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Exeter United Methodist Church
307 Epping Road
Exeter, NH  03833
View map »


Sponsor: Exeter United Methodist Church
Telephone: (603) 772-6625
Contact Name: Church

More information

New England Curiosities offers several haunted Portsmouth tours including the Legends, Ghosts and Graves Tour, the Haunted Pubs of Portsmouth Tour, the Historic Portsmouth Legends and Ghosts Tour...

Cost: $20

Where:
Blue Mermaid
Portsmouth, NH  03801


Sponsor: New England Curiosities
Telephone: (603) 343-7977
Website »

More information

Oct. 10 – Dec. 19, 2014 Opening Reception: Friday, Oct. 10, 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., featuring beer tasting by Henniker Brewing Company. Every piece of fine handmade craft starts as an idea...

Cost: Free

Where:
49 South Main St.
Suite 100
Concord, NH  03301
View map »


Telephone: 603-224-3375
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Enjoy the beauty of fall in New Hampshire from the comfort of one of our new helicopters! Seacoast Helicopters can provide you with breathtaking views of New Hampshire's fall colors without the...

Cost: Tours start at $59/person; 2 person minimum

Where:
44 Durham St.
Portsmouth, NH  03801
View map »


Telephone: 603-373-8743
Website »

More information

Fall family fun supporting The Rickety Ranch, a barn for kids and run by kids ages 9 to 19. Their second annual Halloween fundraiser hosted by Sullivan Farms on Coburn Ave in Nashua,...

Cost: Adult $12.50, Child $7.50, Special day Pass Adult $10, Child $5

Where:
Sullivan Farms
70 Coburn Ave.
Nashua, NH  03060
View map »


Sponsor: The Rickety Ranch
Telephone: (603) 888-4777
Contact Name: Gary or Diana Bergeron
Website »

More information

The Exeter United Methodist Church is hosting its annual Pumpkin Patch. Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes are for sale, as well as gourds and cornstalks. Proceeds benefit End 68 Hours of Hunger,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Exeter United Methodist Church
307 Epping Road
Exeter, NH  03833
View map »


Sponsor: Exeter United Methodist Church
Telephone: (603) 772-6625
Contact Name: Church

More information

Rochester Zombies To Take Annual Walk Downtown October 24th!   Events Committee volunteers are busily preparing to host the fourth annual “Zombie Walk” and fifth annual...

Cost: Free

Where:
Downtown Rochester
Meet at Union Street Parking Lot
March on Union, North & South Main
Rochester, NH  03867
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Sponsor: Rochester Main Street
Telephone: 603-330-3208
Contact Name: Michael Provost
Website »

More information

Four haunting adventures — one low price! Wagon of FEAR: Travel through the dark, sinister woods to a haunted cemetery full of spooky surprises. Then you'll find the deserted...

Cost: $25/person. Includes all four (4) haunts

Where:
Charmingfare Farm
774 High Street
Candia, NH  03034
View map »


Telephone: (603) 483-5623
Contact Name: John
Website »

More information

New England Curiosities offers several haunted Portsmouth tours including the Legends, Ghosts and Graves Tour, the Haunted Pubs of Portsmouth Tour, the Historic Portsmouth Legends and Ghosts Tour...

Cost: $10 for adults and $8 for children

Where:
North Church
2 Congress St.
Portsmouth, NH  03801
View map »


Sponsor: New England Curiosities
Telephone: (603) 343-7977
Website »

More information

New England Curiosities offers several haunted Portsmouth tours including the Legends, Ghosts and Graves Tour, the Haunted Pubs of Portsmouth Tour, the Historic Portsmouth Legends and Ghosts Tour...

Cost: $10 for adults and $8 for children

Where:
Point of Graves
Mechanic St.
Portsmouth, NH  03801
View map »


Sponsor: New England Curiosities
Telephone: (603) 343-7977
Website »

More information

The annual quote- and sing-a-long event is back at Red River Theatres! There are two shows - the first night is open to those 16 and older. You must have an adult with you if you're under 18....

Cost: $15

Where:
Red River Theatres
11 South Main St.
Concord, NH  03301
View map »


Telephone: (603) 224-4600
Website »

More information

Oct. 10 – Dec. 19, 2014 Opening Reception: Friday, Oct. 10, 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., featuring beer tasting by Henniker Brewing Company. Every piece of fine handmade craft starts as an idea...

Cost: Free

Where:
49 South Main St.
Suite 100
Concord, NH  03301
View map »


Telephone: 603-224-3375
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Enjoy the beauty of fall in New Hampshire from the comfort of one of our new helicopters! Seacoast Helicopters can provide you with breathtaking views of New Hampshire's fall colors without the...

Cost: Tours start at $59/person; 2 person minimum

Where:
44 Durham St.
Portsmouth, NH  03801
View map »


Telephone: 603-373-8743
Website »

More information

Fall family fun supporting The Rickety Ranch, a barn for kids and run by kids ages 9 to 19. Their second annual Halloween fundraiser hosted by Sullivan Farms on Coburn Ave in Nashua,...

Cost: Adult $12.50, Child $7.50, Special day Pass Adult $10, Child $5

Where:
Sullivan Farms
70 Coburn Ave.
Nashua, NH  03060
View map »


Sponsor: The Rickety Ranch
Telephone: (603) 888-4777
Contact Name: Gary or Diana Bergeron
Website »

More information

Charmingfare Farm's Children's Trick-or-Treat is perfect for little ghouls and boils who don’t wish to be frightened but still want the excitement of wearing their favorite costume...

Cost: $19/person

Where:
Charmingfare Farm
774 High Street
Candia, NH  03034
View map »


Telephone: (603) 483-5623
Website »

More information

The Exeter United Methodist Church is hosting its annual Pumpkin Patch. Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes are for sale, as well as gourds and cornstalks. Proceeds benefit End 68 Hours of Hunger,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Exeter United Methodist Church
307 Epping Road
Exeter, NH  03833
View map »


Sponsor: Exeter United Methodist Church
Telephone: (603) 772-6625
Contact Name: Church

More information

Dates: Sat Oct. 18, Sun Oct. 19, Sat Oct. 25, Sun Oct. 26 Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tickets: $19/person — Includes all six (6) attractions Children under 23 months FREE Use promo...

Cost: $19/person

Where:
Charmingfare Farm
774 High Street
Candia, NH  03034
View map »


Telephone: 603-483-5623
Website »

More information

Join Intown Manchester for our 3rd Annual Zombie Walk held on Saturday, October 25! There will be a free makeup application at Spider-Bite Inc. at 179 Elm Street, Suite 3 from 12 p.m.-1:30 p.m....

Cost: Free

Where:
Brady Sullivan Plaza
1000 Elm Street
Manchester, NH  03101
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Sponsor: Intown Manchester
Telephone: (603) 645-6285
Contact Name: Julia Whitney
Website »

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Ever wonder what those bumps, howls, hoots and screeches in the night really are? CFW educators and ambassadors will share spooky stories, dispel myths about the creepiest of wild animals and share...

Cost: $5 suggested donation per person

Where:
Mount Agamenticus Learning Lodge
Mountain Road
Cape Neddick, ME  03902
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Sponsor: Center for Wildlife
Telephone: 207-361-1400
Contact Name: Emily
Website »

More information

Four haunting adventures — one low price! Wagon of FEAR: Travel through the dark, sinister woods to a haunted cemetery full of spooky surprises. Then you'll find the deserted...

Cost: $25/person. Includes all four (4) haunts

Where:
Charmingfare Farm
774 High Street
Candia, NH  03034
View map »


Telephone: (603) 483-5623
Contact Name: John
Website »

More information

Join a ship full of spooky characters on a fun cruise aboard the M/S Mount Washington. This is your chance to be someone else for a night or just get creative. Dancing to live music and buffet...

Cost: $53

Where:
M/S Mount Washington
211 Lakeside Ave.
Weirs Beach
Laconia, NH  03246
View map »


Telephone: (603) 366-5531
Contact Name: ticket office
Website »

More information

New England Curiosities offers several haunted Portsmouth tours including the Legends, Ghosts and Graves Tour, the Haunted Pubs of Portsmouth Tour, the Historic Portsmouth Legends and Ghosts Tour...

Cost: $20

Where:
Blue Mermaid
Portsmouth, NH  03801


Sponsor: New England Curiosities
Telephone: (603) 343-7977
Website »

More information

The annual quote- and sing-a-long event is back at Red River Theatres! There are two shows - the first night is open to those 16 and older. You must have an adult with you if you're under 18....

Cost: $15

Where:
Red River Theatres
11 South Main St.
Concord, NH  03301
View map »


Telephone: (603) 224-4600
Website »

More information

Held on the grounds of Redhook Ale Brewery, this event is a special fundraiser for the Prescott Park Arts Festival in partnership with Master Brewers Association of America...

Where:
Redhook Brewery
1 Redhook Way
Portsmouth, NH  03801
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Website »

More information

Twelve acre corn maze in Conway, New Hampshire, right over the border from Fryeburg, Maine. Open weekends from Sept. 27 through Oct. 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A night-time haunted maze is open...

Cost: $10 per person, includes ALL activities

Where:
Sherman Farm
2679 East Conway Road
Conway, NH  03813
View map »


Telephone: (603) 939-2412

More information

Oct. 10 – Dec. 19, 2014 Opening Reception: Friday, Oct. 10, 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., featuring beer tasting by Henniker Brewing Company. Every piece of fine handmade craft starts as an idea...

Cost: Free

Where:
49 South Main St.
Suite 100
Concord, NH  03301
View map »


Telephone: 603-224-3375
Website »

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November 2014

Where to find foliage

Scenic Foliage Drives and Byways in New Hampshire

A regional guide to help you find the best foliage in New Hampshire.

Monadnock Region Fall Foliage Tour for Motorcycles or Cars

A planned fall foliage route in the gorgeous Monadnock Region ideal for motorcyclists. (Though cars are fine too!)

White Mountains Region Fall Foliage Tour for Motorcycles or Cars

A planned fall foliage route through New Hampshire's majestic White Mountains ideal for motorcyclists. (Though cars are fine too!)

Seacoast Fall Foliage Tour for Motorcycles or Cars

A planned fall foliage route along the seacoast ideal for motorcyclists. (Though cars are fine too!)

Lakes Region Fall Foliage Tour for Motorcycles or Cars

A planned fall foliage route around Lake Winnipesaukee ideal for motorcyclists. (Though cars are fine too!)

Great North Woods Fall Foliage Tour for Motorcycles or Cars

A planned fall foliage route in the Great North Woods ideal for motorcyclists. (Though cars are fine too!)
More foliage drives >>
November 2014

Halloween and Haunted NH

NH Halloween celebrations and trick-or-treat times

Family-friendly Halloween celebrations hosted by towns and trick-or-treat times for New Hampshire.

Halloween Events and Haunted Houses in New Hampshire

Whether you're looking to dance the night away in costume, want to find thrills and chills at a haunted house or need something a little less scary for children, we've got the Halloween event for you!

Dining with ghosts at The Windham Restaurant

It gives the catchphrase "food and spirits" a whole new meaning

"New Hampshire Book of the Dead" by Roxie Zwicker

Find out why graveyards are much more than burial spots

The story of "An Outcast Band"

Six people — victims of the 1792 smallpox epidemic — are buried together in a once-remote pasture in Jaffrey
More haunted happenings >>