Guide to Fall and Foliage in New Hampshire

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October 2018

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.

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.

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.

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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October 2018

Fairs, Festivals and Things To Do

Find Amazing Fun at A Local Corn Maze

Find your way in New Hampshire's elaborate corn creations.

Cider Donuts (Where To Find Them and How To Make Them)

Enjoy a cider donut recipe plus local NH stores and orchards where you can get hot and fresh cider donuts.

Fall and Foliage Festivals In NH

Here's a list of New Hampshire fall, foliage and pumpkin festivals happening in 2018.
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Fairs, Fall and Halloween Events

September 2018

The 43rd New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival is one weekend party that you don't want to miss. Immerse yourself in all things Scottish, from the pageantry of the massed bands, to...

Cost: Starting at $20

Where:
Loon Mountain Resort
60 Loon Mountain Rd.
Lincoln, NH  03251
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Sponsor: NHSCOT
Telephone: (603) 229-1975
Contact Name: NHSCOT/Sullivan Creative
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With giggles and friendly banter, Plainfield residents assemble the Pumpkin People.   The Plainfield Pumpkin People are celebrating their seventh anniversary. Grab your camera, jump in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Plainfield, East Plainfield, Meriden
Plainfield, NH  03770


Sponsor: Plainfield Pumpkin People
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Help support homeless and abandoned pets by participating in PMSPCA’s Walk for the Animals. Enjoy a one or three-mile walk as an individual or a team and raise funds that are critically...

Cost: Free-$50

Where:
Delta Dental Field
One Delta Drive
Concord, NH  03301
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Sponsor: Pope Memorial SPCA
Telephone: (603) 856-8756
Contact Name: Eve Scarcello
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Guests enjoy a two and a half hour scenic cruise around Lake Winnipesaukee complete with a champagne brunch and entertainment for all ages. Cruising times and options vary depending on the...

Cost: $52 Adults; $26 kids 5-12

Where:
M/S Mount Washington
211 Lakeside Ave
@ Weirs Beach
Laconia, NH  03247
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Sponsor: M/S Mount Washington
Telephone: (603) 366-5531
Website »

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Guests of The Biergarten will enjoy a special, limited-time menu of Anheuser-Busch Oktoberfest beers. Summer Anderson, brewmaster at Anheuser-Busch Merrimack, will toast to guests...

Cost: Free

Where:
Budweiser Biergarten
221 Daniel Webster Highway
Merrimack, NH   03054
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With giggles and friendly banter, Plainfield residents assemble the Pumpkin People.   The Plainfield Pumpkin People are celebrating their seventh anniversary. Grab your camera, jump in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Plainfield, East Plainfield, Meriden
Plainfield, NH  03770


Sponsor: Plainfield Pumpkin People
Website »

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Guests enjoy a two and a half hour scenic cruise around Lake Winnipesaukee complete with a champagne brunch and entertainment for all ages. Cruising times and options vary depending on the...

Cost: $52 Adults; $26 kids 5-12

Where:
M/S Mount Washington
211 Lakeside Ave
@ Weirs Beach
Laconia, NH  03247
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Sponsor: M/S Mount Washington
Telephone: (603) 366-5531
Website »

More information

Guests of The Biergarten will enjoy a special, limited-time menu of Anheuser-Busch Oktoberfest beers. Summer Anderson, brewmaster at Anheuser-Busch Merrimack, will toast to guests...

Cost: Free

Where:
Budweiser Biergarten
221 Daniel Webster Highway
Merrimack, NH   03054
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With giggles and friendly banter, Plainfield residents assemble the Pumpkin People.   The Plainfield Pumpkin People are celebrating their seventh anniversary. Grab your camera, jump in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Plainfield, East Plainfield, Meriden
Plainfield, NH  03770


Sponsor: Plainfield Pumpkin People
Website »

More information

Guests enjoy a two and a half hour scenic cruise around Lake Winnipesaukee complete with a champagne brunch and entertainment for all ages. Cruising times and options vary depending on the...

Cost: $52 Adults; $26 kids 5-12

Where:
M/S Mount Washington
211 Lakeside Ave
@ Weirs Beach
Laconia, NH  03247
View map »


Sponsor: M/S Mount Washington
Telephone: (603) 366-5531
Website »

More information

Guests of The Biergarten will enjoy a special, limited-time menu of Anheuser-Busch Oktoberfest beers. Summer Anderson, brewmaster at Anheuser-Busch Merrimack, will toast to guests...

Cost: Free

Where:
Budweiser Biergarten
221 Daniel Webster Highway
Merrimack, NH   03054
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With giggles and friendly banter, Plainfield residents assemble the Pumpkin People.   The Plainfield Pumpkin People are celebrating their seventh anniversary. Grab your camera, jump in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Plainfield, East Plainfield, Meriden
Plainfield, NH  03770


Sponsor: Plainfield Pumpkin People
Website »

More information

Guests enjoy a two and a half hour scenic cruise around Lake Winnipesaukee complete with a champagne brunch and entertainment for all ages. Cruising times and options vary depending on the...

Cost: $52 Adults; $26 kids 5-12

Where:
M/S Mount Washington
211 Lakeside Ave
@ Weirs Beach
Laconia, NH  03247
View map »


Sponsor: M/S Mount Washington
Telephone: (603) 366-5531
Website »

More information

Guests of The Biergarten will enjoy a special, limited-time menu of Anheuser-Busch Oktoberfest beers. Summer Anderson, brewmaster at Anheuser-Busch Merrimack, will toast to guests...

Cost: Free

Where:
Budweiser Biergarten
221 Daniel Webster Highway
Merrimack, NH   03054
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With giggles and friendly banter, Plainfield residents assemble the Pumpkin People.   The Plainfield Pumpkin People are celebrating their seventh anniversary. Grab your camera, jump in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Plainfield, East Plainfield, Meriden
Plainfield, NH  03770


Sponsor: Plainfield Pumpkin People
Website »

More information

Guests enjoy a two and a half hour scenic cruise around Lake Winnipesaukee complete with a champagne brunch and entertainment for all ages. Cruising times and options vary depending on the...

Cost: $52 Adults; $26 kids 5-12

Where:
M/S Mount Washington
211 Lakeside Ave
@ Weirs Beach
Laconia, NH  03247
View map »


Sponsor: M/S Mount Washington
Telephone: (603) 366-5531
Website »

More information

Guests of The Biergarten will enjoy a special, limited-time menu of Anheuser-Busch Oktoberfest beers. Summer Anderson, brewmaster at Anheuser-Busch Merrimack, will toast to guests...

Cost: Free

Where:
Budweiser Biergarten
221 Daniel Webster Highway
Merrimack, NH   03054
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More information

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With giggles and friendly banter, Plainfield residents assemble the Pumpkin People.   The Plainfield Pumpkin People are celebrating their seventh anniversary. Grab your camera, jump in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Plainfield, East Plainfield, Meriden
Plainfield, NH  03770


Sponsor: Plainfield Pumpkin People
Website »

More information

Guests enjoy a two and a half hour scenic cruise around Lake Winnipesaukee complete with a champagne brunch and entertainment for all ages. Cruising times and options vary depending on the...

Cost: $52 Adults; $26 kids 5-12

Where:
M/S Mount Washington
211 Lakeside Ave
@ Weirs Beach
Laconia, NH  03247
View map »


Sponsor: M/S Mount Washington
Telephone: (603) 366-5531
Website »

More information

Guests of The Biergarten will enjoy a special, limited-time menu of Anheuser-Busch Oktoberfest beers. Summer Anderson, brewmaster at Anheuser-Busch Merrimack, will toast to guests...

Cost: Free

Where:
Budweiser Biergarten
221 Daniel Webster Highway
Merrimack, NH   03054
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More information

This fall the League of NH Craftsmen presents the Capital Arts Fest, a weekend-long festival featuring the art and fine craft work of league members, select artists, and specialty vendors. Shop...

Cost: Free

Where:
South Main Street
South Main St.
Concord, NH  03301
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Sponsor: League of NH Craftsmen
Telephone: (603) 224-3375
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As you browse our antiques, collectibles and other valuable sale items you will be able to enjoy food and drinks from several vendors. We are looking for donations and vendors! Fall is a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Acworth Town Green
13 Town Hall Rd.
Acworth , NH
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Sponsor: The Acworth Memorial Park Committee
Telephone: (603) 863-8168
Contact Name: Maureen Thibodeau
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With giggles and friendly banter, Plainfield residents assemble the Pumpkin People.   The Plainfield Pumpkin People are celebrating their seventh anniversary. Grab your camera, jump in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Plainfield, East Plainfield, Meriden
Plainfield, NH  03770


Sponsor: Plainfield Pumpkin People
Website »

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The Scenic Mill Falls Marketplace in Meredith, NH, will once again come alive with color, flavor, and music for the 20th Annual Autumn Craft Festival on Saturday September 29th and Sunday September...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill Falls Marketplace
312 Daniel Webster Highway
Meredith, NH  03253
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Sponsor: Castleberry Fairs & Festivals
Telephone: (603) 332-2616
Contact Name: Terry Mullen
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Horse-drawn wagon rides, pumpkin painting and more to celebrate the start of fall in North Conway!

Cost: Free

Where:
Settlers Green Outlet Village
2 Common Court
North Conway, NH  03860
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Sponsor: Settlers Green
Telephone: (603) 356-7031
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Guests enjoy a two and a half hour scenic cruise around Lake Winnipesaukee complete with a champagne brunch and entertainment for all ages. Cruising times and options vary depending on the...

Cost: $52 Adults; $26 kids 5-12

Where:
M/S Mount Washington
211 Lakeside Ave
@ Weirs Beach
Laconia, NH  03247
View map »


Sponsor: M/S Mount Washington
Telephone: (603) 366-5531
Website »

More information

Come to the New Boston Farmers Market for shopping, conversing, relaxing and enjoying the music performed on the gazebo by “Crazy Cowz.” Market offerings include organic locally...

Cost: Free

Where:
New Boston Town Common
Rte 13/Meetinghouse Hill Rd.
New Boston, NH  03070
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Sponsor: New Boston Farmers Market
Telephone: (603) 487-2159
Contact Name: Jacki Filiault
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Get your running sneakers ready for Families in Transition-New Horizons’ second annual Wicked FIT Run in Wolfeboro, NH! Help us make our second year back in Wolfeboro a spooktacular success!...

Cost: $15-$25

Where:
Abenaki Ski Area
390 Pine Hill Rd
Wolfeboro, NH  03894
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Sponsor: Families in Transition-New Horizons
Telephone: (603) 641-9441
Contact Name: Lauren Bombardier
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Guests of The Biergarten will enjoy a special, limited-time menu of Anheuser-Busch Oktoberfest beers. Summer Anderson, brewmaster at Anheuser-Busch Merrimack, will toast to guests...

Cost: Free

Where:
Budweiser Biergarten
221 Daniel Webster Highway
Merrimack, NH   03054
View map »

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Beaver Brook Association invites the public to our 38th Annual Fall Festival & Nature Art Show.  Artwork by dozens of regional artists will be on display at Maple Hill Farm and the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Beaver Brook Association
117 Ridge Rd.
Hollis, NH  03049
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Telephone: (603) 465-7787
Contact Name: Kelly Walker
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Join us in Henniker for our Flap Jack Fall Fest. We will be celebrating the release of Flap Jack, a Maple Double Brown Ale brewed with locally sourced maple syrup from E.C. Thomas & Sons Maple...

Cost: Free

Where:
Henniker Brewing Company
129 Centervale Rd.
305
Henniker, NH  03242
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Sponsor: www.hennnikerbrewing.com
Telephone: (603) 428-3579
Contact Name: Ryan M Maiola
Website »

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This fall the League of NH Craftsmen presents the Capital Arts Fest, a weekend-long festival featuring the art and fine craft work of league members, select artists, and specialty vendors. Shop...

Cost: Free

Where:
South Main Street
South Main St.
Concord, NH  03301
View map »


Sponsor: League of NH Craftsmen
Telephone: (603) 224-3375
Website »

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Every September, dozens of folk and sea music performers bring maritime folk music and song to downtown Portsmouth. The 19th annual festival showcases music from the US, British Isles and Canada at...

Where:
Market Square
Portsmouth, NH  03801


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October 2018

Fall foods and recipes

Five Places to Find German Food in NH

Celebrate Oktoberfest in New Hampshire at the following locations.

Ideas for An Outdoor Fall Party

How our serene autumn dinner for a few guests turned into a sprawling annual event for more than a hundred. (And how you can do it too.)

Cider Donuts (Where To Find Them and How To Make Them)

Enjoy a cider donut recipe plus local NH stores and orchards where you can get hot and fresh cider donuts.
More food and drink >>
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October 2018

Halloween and Haunted NH

Where to Find Ghosts, Ghouls and Scares in the Granite State

NH is haunted by everything from a love-struck pirate and mischievous children to malevolent spirits in cemeteries and mill workers who perished in fires. Do you dare visit a few?

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.

New Hampshire's Most Haunted Places

Exploring New Hampshire's haunted places and people

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!
More haunted happenings >>
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