Fall and Foliage Festivals In NH
Here's a list of New Hampshire fall, foliage and pumpkin festivals happening in 2013.
We don't know about you but we can't get enough of fall in New Hampshire. We love how crisp the air gets and when colors of trees pop before our eyes each September and October. (We also love how delicious and refreshing beer tastes at the local Oktoberfest events!)
Powder Keg Beer and Chili Festival
October 5, 2013 in Exeter, NH
Love beer and chili? The 2013 Exeter Powder Keg Beer & Chili Festival will take place alongside the 15th Annual Fall Festival, a long standing Exeter tradition that includes local crafters, vendors and street entertainment.
Visit www.powderkegbeerfest.com for more information.
Milford Pumpkin Festival
October 11-13, 2013 in Milford, NH
Featuring a craft fair, beer tasting, talent show, a haunted trail, music, food, the giant pumpkin weigh-in and more. The Milford Oval. Parking at the Milford High School with free shuttle rides to the festival.
Visit www.milfordpumpkinfestival.org for more information.
Warner Fall Foliage Festival
October 12-13, 2013 in Warner, NH
The festival is Warner's invitation to share the natural splendor of fall while enjoying food, entertainment, carnival rides and fine crafts along the main streets of Warner.
Visit www.wfff.org for more information.
16th Annual Attitash Oktoberfest
October 12-13, 2013 in Bartlett, NH
Join Attitash for their 16th Annual Oktoberfest happening Columbus Day Weekend at Bear Peak. Enjoy live Bavarian music from the world renowned King Ludwig's Band, dancing, kids' activities, games, authentic German food and, of course, the Oktoberfest Biergarten featuring brewers from around the region. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids under 21.
Visit attitash.com/events.html for more information.
Annual Oktoberfest at Loon Mountain
October 12-13, 2013 in Lincoln, NH
What could be more fun than sharing a beautiful day with your friends and the Alpiner Oom-Pah Band? Check out German music, food, and beer at this Oktoberfest event. There is no charge to enter the event; food and beer is a la carte. Both days the party kicks off at 11 am when the grills fire up at the Octagon Lodge. Close your eyes and smell the sauerkraut, stew, strudel, bratwurst, and knockwurst. Musical charis for the kids, Stein Holding for the adults, Lawn Game Tournaments and a Water Balloon Slingshot Contest for sweet prizes!
Visit loonmtn.com for more information.
The Sandwich Fair
October 12-14, 2013 in Sandwich, NH
Traditional country fair dating back to 1887. Sandwich Fairgrounds, 7 Wentworth Hill Rd. Admission is $10 for adults and $3 for children.
Visit www.thesandwichfair.com for more information.
Somersworth Pumpkin Festival
October 12, 2013 in Somersworth, NH
An all-day family-oriented event focusing on all things pumpkin. Tickets are $10 for kids, adults are free. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Somersworth Plaza, Main St.
Call (603) 817-9751 or visit www.nhfestivals.org for more information.
Fall Foliage Celebration
October 12-14, 2013 in Waterville Valley, NH
To complement the brilliant fall foliage, Waterville Valley has scheduled a weekend of family activities, free outdoor concerts, merchant tent sales, ski swap, 5K road race and 1.6K fun run, kids games and more. All day in the Town Square.
Visit www.visitwatervillevalley.com for more information.
October 5, 2013 in Rochester, NH
This is the fourth annual October celebration held in downtown Rochester. The main stage on Hanson Street will feature entertainment throughout the day. This family fun event offers food, fun, games, demonstrations and a petting zoo. Admission is free.
Visit rochestermainstreet.org for more information.
NH Fall Festival/Chili Cook-Off
October 12, NH in Portsmouth, NH
Celebrate harvest time with Strawbery Banke's fourth annual New Hampshire Fall Festival. Experience a traditional New England country fair complete with demonstrations from craftspeople, heritage breed and farm animal exhibits, farm animal and livestock demonstrations, special autumn activities in the Children's Garden, presentations on heirloom seeds, canning and food preservation talks, fiber arts, demonstrations and exhibits on historic crafts and industries, coopering, harvest-themed crafts in the Family Discovery Center, garden tours and demonstrations. Once again the festival has teamed up with the Prescott Park Chili Cook-Off. The Cook-Off features more than a dozen restaurants from the Seacoast and beyond who serve up their best chili. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $6 for children under 12.
Visit www.strawberybanke.org for tickets and more information.
October 18-20, 2013 in Hudson, NH
The event is patterned after the Keene PumpkinFest, with a day filled with kids activities, vendors, food, a full midway with rides and more all capped off with jack-o'-lanterns aglow on the bleachers. Hills House Grounds, Rte. 102.
Visit www.hudsonpumpkinfest.com for more information.
Pumpkin Weigh-off and Regatta
October 19-20, 2013 in Goffstown, NH
The giant pumpkin weigh-off is day one, followed by the regatta on the following day. Also featuring pumpkin catapults, giant pumpkin drop, races and more.
Visit www.goffstownmainstreet.org for more information.
October 19, 2013 in Peterborough, NH
Celebrate Samhain is dedicated to the ancient Celtic celebration of the final harvest and "day of the dead." 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The Peterborough Unitarian Universalist Church, 25 Main St. Admission is $7.
Visit www.celebratesamhain.com for more information.
Keene Pumpkin Festival
October 19, 2013 in Keene, NH
See if Keene can haul in its ninth Guinness World Record for "Most Jack-o'-lanterns in One Place at One Time." Bring along your carved pumpkin and help the community win another. From 12 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Visit www.pumpkinfestival.org for more information.
October 20, 2013 in Troy, NH
At Oktoberfest in Troy, you can enjoy traditional German fare and live oompah music. Hors d’oeuvres begin at 5 p.m., dinner begins at 6 p.m. Reservations required. East Hill Farm, 460 Monadnock St. Tickets are $24.
Visit east-hill-farm.com for more information.