Guide to Fall and Foliage in New Hampshire

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October 2017

Fairs, Festivals and Things To Do

10 Fabulous New Hampshire Fall Hikes

Start planning your foliage itinerary.

Where To Pick Your Own Apples

It's time for you to experience this unique fall pleasure

NH's Fall State and Agricultural Fairs

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

Fall and Foliage Festivals In NH

Here's a list of New Hampshire fall, foliage and pumpkin festivals happening in 2017.
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Fairs, Fall and Halloween Events

September 2017

Heading north for this beloved fest, you could almost convnce yourself that the mountains on the horizon are the rolling hills of the Scottish highlands — and once you hear the bagpipes and...

Cost: Prices vary.

Where:
Loon Mountain Ski Resort
60 Loon Mountain Rd.
Lincoln, NH
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Telephone: (603) 229-1975
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Caleb’s Covered Bridge Caper is a scenic scavenger hunt. It celebrates the glory of our New England fall foliage and the rich history of covered bridges in New Hampshire. The hunt begins and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Inn at Pleasant Lake
853 Pleasant Street
New London, NH  03257
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Sponsor: Inn at Pleasant Lake
Telephone: (603) 526-6271
Contact Name: Scott Reed
Website »

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Enjoy a one- or three-mile walk–as an individual or a team–and raise funds critically needed to care for pets at Pope Memorial SPCA of Concord Merrimack County. Then stay for festivities...

Cost: free to attend / $30 to walk

Where:
Northeast Delta Dental Field
1 Delta Dental Drive
Concord, NH  03301
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Sponsor: Pope Memorial SPCA
Telephone: 603-856-8756
Contact Name: Eve
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Applefest is a fun, outdoor, family event at Sullivan Farm, the last farm in Nashua!  There are games and activities for children and people of all ages, including apple picking,...

Cost: $1-$25.

Where:
Sullivan Farm
70 Coburn Ave.
Nashua, NH  03063
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Sponsor: The Salvation Army
Telephone: (603) 889-5151
Contact Name: Amie
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Join Round Around We Grow on Saturday, September 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. and Sunday, September 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for  Rockingham County's semi-annual...

Cost: Free.

Where:
Phanzone Sports Center
142 State Rte. 111
Hampstead, NH  03841
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Sponsor: Round Around We Grow
Contact Name: Kerri Lewandowski
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Experience an authentic German Oktoberfest at the Anheuser-Busch Merrimack Brewery and Tour Center from September 16 to October 14. To kick off the festivities, guests can celebrate with a special...

Cost: Free.

Where:
Anheuser-Busch Brewery and Tour Center
221 Daniel Webster Hwy.
Merrimack, NH  03054
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The state’s most sprawling summer arts festival returns in 2017 for another season of world-class entertainment for the whole family. A chowder festival and chili cook-off have the...

Cost: Free.

Where:
Prescott Park
105 Marcy St.
Portsmouth, NH  03801
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Telephone: (603) 436-2848
Website »

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Caleb’s Covered Bridge Caper is a scenic scavenger hunt. It celebrates the glory of our New England fall foliage and the rich history of covered bridges in New Hampshire. The hunt begins and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Inn at Pleasant Lake
853 Pleasant Street
New London, NH  03257
View map »


Sponsor: Inn at Pleasant Lake
Telephone: (603) 526-6271
Contact Name: Scott Reed
Website »

More information

Experience an authentic German Oktoberfest at the Anheuser-Busch Merrimack Brewery and Tour Center from September 16 to October 14. To kick off the festivities, guests can celebrate with a special...

Cost: Free.

Where:
Anheuser-Busch Brewery and Tour Center
221 Daniel Webster Hwy.
Merrimack, NH  03054
View map »

More information

The state’s most sprawling summer arts festival returns in 2017 for another season of world-class entertainment for the whole family. A chowder festival and chili cook-off have the...

Cost: Free.

Where:
Prescott Park
105 Marcy St.
Portsmouth, NH  03801
View map »


Telephone: (603) 436-2848
Website »

More information

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Caleb’s Covered Bridge Caper is a scenic scavenger hunt. It celebrates the glory of our New England fall foliage and the rich history of covered bridges in New Hampshire. The hunt begins and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Inn at Pleasant Lake
853 Pleasant Street
New London, NH  03257
View map »


Sponsor: Inn at Pleasant Lake
Telephone: (603) 526-6271
Contact Name: Scott Reed
Website »

More information

Experience an authentic German Oktoberfest at the Anheuser-Busch Merrimack Brewery and Tour Center from September 16 to October 14. To kick off the festivities, guests can celebrate with a special...

Cost: Free.

Where:
Anheuser-Busch Brewery and Tour Center
221 Daniel Webster Hwy.
Merrimack, NH  03054
View map »

More information

The state’s most sprawling summer arts festival returns in 2017 for another season of world-class entertainment for the whole family. A chowder festival and chili cook-off have the...

Cost: Free.

Where:
Prescott Park
105 Marcy St.
Portsmouth, NH  03801
View map »


Telephone: (603) 436-2848
Website »

More information

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Show Less...

Caleb’s Covered Bridge Caper is a scenic scavenger hunt. It celebrates the glory of our New England fall foliage and the rich history of covered bridges in New Hampshire. The hunt begins and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Inn at Pleasant Lake
853 Pleasant Street
New London, NH  03257
View map »


Sponsor: Inn at Pleasant Lake
Telephone: (603) 526-6271
Contact Name: Scott Reed
Website »

More information

Experience an authentic German Oktoberfest at the Anheuser-Busch Merrimack Brewery and Tour Center from September 16 to October 14. To kick off the festivities, guests can celebrate with a special...

Cost: Free.

Where:
Anheuser-Busch Brewery and Tour Center
221 Daniel Webster Hwy.
Merrimack, NH  03054
View map »

More information

The state’s most sprawling summer arts festival returns in 2017 for another season of world-class entertainment for the whole family. A chowder festival and chili cook-off have the...

Cost: Free.

Where:
Prescott Park
105 Marcy St.
Portsmouth, NH  03801
View map »


Telephone: (603) 436-2848
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Caleb’s Covered Bridge Caper is a scenic scavenger hunt. It celebrates the glory of our New England fall foliage and the rich history of covered bridges in New Hampshire. The hunt begins and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Inn at Pleasant Lake
853 Pleasant Street
New London, NH  03257
View map »


Sponsor: Inn at Pleasant Lake
Telephone: (603) 526-6271
Contact Name: Scott Reed
Website »

More information

Experience an authentic German Oktoberfest at the Anheuser-Busch Merrimack Brewery and Tour Center from September 16 to October 14. To kick off the festivities, guests can celebrate with a special...

Cost: Free.

Where:
Anheuser-Busch Brewery and Tour Center
221 Daniel Webster Hwy.
Merrimack, NH  03054
View map »

More information

The state’s most sprawling summer arts festival returns in 2017 for another season of world-class entertainment for the whole family. A chowder festival and chili cook-off have the...

Cost: Free.

Where:
Prescott Park
105 Marcy St.
Portsmouth, NH  03801
View map »


Telephone: (603) 436-2848
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Caleb’s Covered Bridge Caper is a scenic scavenger hunt. It celebrates the glory of our New England fall foliage and the rich history of covered bridges in New Hampshire. The hunt begins and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Inn at Pleasant Lake
853 Pleasant Street
New London, NH  03257
View map »


Sponsor: Inn at Pleasant Lake
Telephone: (603) 526-6271
Contact Name: Scott Reed
Website »

More information

Spooky World presents Nightmare New England and the Haunted Hayride, New England’s largest haunted attraction, will open its over 80 acres of fear on Friday, September 22nd at Mel’s Funway...

Cost: $34.99-$79.99

Where:
Mel's Funway Park
454 Charles Bancroft Highway
Litchfield, NH  03052
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Sponsor: Spooky World presents Nightmare New England and the Haunted Hayride
Telephone: 603-424-7999
Contact Name: Mike Accomando
Website »

More information

The state’s most sprawling summer arts festival returns in 2017 for another season of world-class entertainment for the whole family. A chowder festival and chili cook-off have the...

Cost: Free.

Where:
Prescott Park
105 Marcy St.
Portsmouth, NH  03801
View map »


Telephone: (603) 436-2848
Website »

More information

Experience an authentic German Oktoberfest at the Anheuser-Busch Merrimack Brewery and Tour Center from September 16 to October 14. To kick off the festivities, guests can celebrate with a special...

Cost: Free.

Where:
Anheuser-Busch Brewery and Tour Center
221 Daniel Webster Hwy.
Merrimack, NH  03054
View map »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Caleb’s Covered Bridge Caper is a scenic scavenger hunt. It celebrates the glory of our New England fall foliage and the rich history of covered bridges in New Hampshire. The hunt begins and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Inn at Pleasant Lake
853 Pleasant Street
New London, NH  03257
View map »


Sponsor: Inn at Pleasant Lake
Telephone: (603) 526-6271
Contact Name: Scott Reed
Website »

More information

Following the success of their inaugural bazaar in June, Vintage Label Co. will be hosting a "Fall Festival" edition of the Dublin Market & Bazaar at Cricket Hill Farm (also known as...

Cost: Free.

Where:
Cricket Hill Farm
1716 Main St.
Dublin , NH  03450
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Sponsor: Vintage Label Co., LLC
Contact Name: Maria Amarosa
Website »

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As their slogan says, "This ain't your grandmother's art in the park." This brand-new arts fest focuses on out-of-the-box art, including a graffiti art mural that will be created...

Cost: $10.

Where:
Bridge Street bridge
Bridge St.
Manchester, NH  03101
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Website »

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Beaver Brook Annual Fall Festival & Nature Art Show Maple Hill Farm, 117 Ridge Road, Hollis NH September 23rd & September 24th 2017 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM FREE   Beaver Brook Association...

Cost: Free

Where:
Beaver Brook Association
117 Ridge Road
Hollis, NH  03049
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Sponsor: Beaver Brook Association
Telephone: 603-465-7787
Website »

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Join Henniker Brewing Company Saturday, September 23 from 12 to 4 p.m. here at the brewery in Henniker, New Hampshire for their Flap Jack Fall Fest celebrating the release of a brand new beer in...

Cost: Free.

Where:
Henniker Brewing Company
129 Centervale Rd.
Henniker, NH  03242
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Sponsor: Henniker Brewing Company
Telephone: (603) 428-3579
Contact Name: Ryan Maiola
Website »

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UGO Nashua presents the 2nd Annual Southern NH Food Truck Festival rolling into Holman Stadium in Nashua, NH from 1:00pm-6:00pm on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017. 16 New England Food Trucks Live...

Cost: VIP: $20.00 General: $5.00

Where:
Holman Stadium
67 Amherst Street
Nashua, NH  03063
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Website »

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Are you really a millennial if you don't buy your meals out of a truck? This fest, fittingly, is put on by Nashua's young professionals network, iUGO, but welcomes mobile-food lovers of all...

Cost: $5-$10.

Where:
Holman Stadium
67 Amherst St.
Nashua, NH  03063
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Telephone: (603) 881-8333
Website »

More information

Spooky World presents Nightmare New England and the Haunted Hayride, New England’s largest haunted attraction, will open its over 80 acres of fear on Friday, September 22nd at Mel’s Funway...

Cost: $34.99-$79.99

Where:
Mel's Funway Park
454 Charles Bancroft Highway
Litchfield, NH  03052
View map »


Sponsor: Spooky World presents Nightmare New England and the Haunted Hayride
Telephone: 603-424-7999
Contact Name: Mike Accomando
Website »

More information

Experience an authentic German Oktoberfest at the Anheuser-Busch Merrimack Brewery and Tour Center from September 16 to October 14. To kick off the festivities, guests can celebrate with a special...

Cost: Free.

Where:
Anheuser-Busch Brewery and Tour Center
221 Daniel Webster Hwy.
Merrimack, NH  03054
View map »

More information

The state’s most sprawling summer arts festival returns in 2017 for another season of world-class entertainment for the whole family. A chowder festival and chili cook-off have the...

Cost: Free.

Where:
Prescott Park
105 Marcy St.
Portsmouth, NH  03801
View map »


Telephone: (603) 436-2848
Website »

More information

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October 2017

Fall foods and recipes

Great Pumpkin Dishes and Foods for Fall

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

Tips and Ideas For Hosting An Outdoor Harvest Party

Friends gather for a harvest dinner at the historic Canterbury Shaker Village - find inspiration for your own celebration with photos and recipes.

Where to find Oktoberfest events and celebrations in NH

Get out your German steins, don your dirndls and lederhosen and head out to celebrate Oktoberfest at the following events.
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October 2017

Halloween and Haunted NH

NH Halloween 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 or need something a little less scary for children, we've got the Halloween event for you!

The Best Halloween Events for Every Age Group

The whole family can make the most of spooky season with these great events for the young and the not-so-young.

The Scaredycat's Guide to Haunted Houses

Fear led our primitive ancestors to hide in caves and build fires to keep their nightmares at bay. Today, we leave our caves and home fires and even pay good money just to get a taste of that primal sense of terror. Here, just in time for Halloween, is a guided tour of two of the state’s finest horror dispensaries.
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October 2017

Foliage drives, rides and hikes

10 Fabulous New Hampshire Fall Hikes

Start planning your foliage itinerary.

Scenic Foliage Drives and Byways in New Hampshire

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

The Three Notch Ride

This fall tour encompasses some of the best views in the state.

10 Great Foliage Hikes in NH

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

Graveyard Fall Foliage Tour

This tour of historical and beautiful graveyards from around the state combines the spirit of the Halloween season with some of the best places to view fall foliage.

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!)
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