Oct 18 all-day Pontine Theatre
Pontine Theatre presents its original adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Gothic romance, “The House of the Seven Gables.” Set in Salem, Massachusetts, the story follows several generations of the ill-fated Pyncheon family, bowed under a curse dating from the famous witch trials, and trapped in the once magnificent but now decrepit family mansion. In this two-person staging, Pontine co-directors, Greg Gathers...
Oct 18 all-day Chester, NH Historical Society
This is the 10th year of Chester’s townwide “scarecrows,” which will bring the total to 1,000 made. Any road you travel down you will see the amazing scarecrows of this very talented town. They will be on display the whole month of October.
Oct 18 all-day Merrimack River Outdoor Education and Conservation Center
Join Forest Society staff guides to explore “Peaks and Valleys,” easy hiking trails to scenic Forest Society-owned destinations featuring sweeping views from uncrowded mountain summits to forested hiking trails to riverside destinations. The “Five Hikes in Five Weeks” series is designed for families and beginning hikers interested in reaching new places, unsung destinations in different regions throughout New Hampshire. Hikes...
Oct 18 all-day Concord City Auditorium
The Children’s Theatre Project of The Community Players presents Disney’s Frozen, Jr. featuring a talented cast of 40 directed by Karen Braz. This is the young actor’s version of the wildly popular Disney animated film and Broadway musical. It tells the tale of Princess Elsa, her struggle with her magic powers, and how the unrelenting love of her sister Anna...
Oct 18 all-day Capitol Center for the Arts
Jesse Cook, a master guitarist known for his intoxicating fusion of world music, has traveled the globe looking for sounds that resonate with him. Come see the results of these travels and watch him perform in Concord on October 18.
Oct 18 all-day Lamont Gallery
American Mortal features provocative works by Becky Alley and Melissa Vandenberg, who use common domestic items to explore themes of patriotism, war, and commemoration in our current cultural environment. Whether tongue-in-cheek, or an outright adverse critique, the artists focus on American identity, and our relationship to what we believe and why. Alley’s methodical, process-driven works memorialize and humanize the vast...
Oct 18 all-day Riverwalk Cafe & Music Bar
Laura Cortese wears many hats: fiddler, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, community builder, creativity instigator. Her band Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards is a quartet of singing string players whose original music draws from diverse traditions and experiences to create a broad-minded yet clear-eyed sonic vision. Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards have toured and performed at premier festivals throughout...
Oct 18 all-day Downtown
The NH Pumpkin Festival is a community-hosted, family-friendly street festival, celebration of fall and what is unique about New Hampshire. It is a celebration of artistry and creativity and all things pumpkin! Each year around 40,000 attendees take in the 34-foot tall jack-o-lantern tower, enjoy pumpkin carving, the zombie walk, rides, live bands, beer garden, food and craft vendors, riverside...
Oct 18 all-day Plainfield Pumpkin People
It’s October and the Plainfield Pumpkin People are back. If you haven’t had a chance, take a drive around Meriden, East Plainfield and Plainfield. Visit Plainfield to experience the magic of the Plainfield Pumpkin People and all of their displays. You never know what kind of silly antics you’ll see from these gourd-headed guys. So grab a friend and join...
Oct 18 all-day McIninch Art Gallery
The McIninch Art Gallery, located in Robert Frost Hall, at Southern New Hampshire University proudly presents the fall opening of two upcoming shows, “Mono No Aware” by Dave Humphreys and “Selections” from the McIninch Art Gallery Collection. There will be an opening reception and artists’ talk on Thursday September 19, from 5-7 p.m. The exhibition is free and open to...
Oct 18 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Fry Fine Art
From the picturesque vistas of Mount Washington to the sweeping dunes of Provincetown, artists have painted these peaceful scenes for centuries. In this collection of antique paintings, Morris Hall Pancoast, Alfred Thompson Bricher, Guy Wiggins, and others present their perspective, and with the stroke of a brush were able to “Discover New England.”
Oct 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm KImball Jenkins
The exhibit “Five Painters” is opening with new work from regionally acclaimed painters James Wolcott, Melissa Miller, Robert Larsen, Becky Darling and Charlie Goodwin. Light refreshments will be served.
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm The Flying Monkey
The California Honeydrops celebrate their 11th year together with the release of their latest live album, Honeydrops Live 2019 and an international tour to Australia, New Zealand and Europe. This follows the release of their 7th studio album and first ever double album, Call It Home: Vol. 1 & 2 in 2018. Led by dynamic vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Lech Wierzynski,...
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm Rochester Opera House
“Evil Dead The Musical” takes all the elements of the cult classic films, “The Evil Dead,” “Evil Dead 2,” and “Army of Darkness” and combines them for one of the craziest, funniest, and bloodiest theatrical experiences of all time. Five college students go to an abandoned cabin in the woods, and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them all...
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm – 7:45 pm Epping Playhouse
In celebration of our inaugural year, the Epping Community Theater is reaching back to the roots of the Epping Rec Dept and their connection to community theater with a fantastic musical production of “The Wizard of Oz!” Join the Epping Community Theater as we tell the original tale of L. Frank Baum’s 1900 novel “The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz.” Your...
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm North Church of Portsmouth
The Sea, The Sea are an indie-folk duo-band from upstate New York featuring what the Huffington Post calls, “Two of the loveliest male-female voices you might ever hear this or any other year.”
Oct 18 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm The Strand
No Halloween is complete until you have experienced the fun, thrills and chills of “Dracula.” This Dover tradition, now in its third year, comes live to the stage at The Strand. Adapted from Bram Stoker’s novel by Bill Brooks. Starring Jonathan Bailey, Bob Boucher, William Burr, Sally Decost, Kayt Gagneux, Jacob Kilroy, Phil Lakaszcyck, Katie Makem-Boucher and Robert Prue. Directed...
Oct 19 all-day Pontine Theatre
Pontine Theatre presents its original adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Gothic romance, “The House of the Seven Gables.” Set in Salem, Massachusetts, the story follows several generations of the ill-fated Pyncheon family, bowed under a curse dating from the famous witch trials, and trapped in the once magnificent but now decrepit family mansion. In this two-person staging, Pontine co-directors, Greg Gathers...
Oct 19 all-day Chester, NH Historical Society
This is the 10th year of Chester’s townwide “scarecrows,” which will bring the total to 1,000 made. Any road you travel down you will see the amazing scarecrows of this very talented town. They will be on display the whole month of October.
Oct 19 all-day Downtown
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. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on October 19 and 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on October 20.
Oct 19 all-day Union Church
Join us in West Claremont for this community celebration, a tradition for over 60 years. Our famous Norwegian Meatballs, a huge variety of homemade pies, mashed potatoes, gravy, rolls, winter squash, and coleslaw served family style. We appreciate advanced reservations (walk-ins and take out orders are welcome).  
Oct 19 all-day Lamont Gallery
American Mortal features provocative works by Becky Alley and Melissa Vandenberg, who use common domestic items to explore themes of patriotism, war, and commemoration in our current cultural environment. Whether tongue-in-cheek, or an outright adverse critique, the artists focus on American identity, and our relationship to what we believe and why. Alley’s methodical, process-driven works memorialize and humanize the vast...
Oct 19 all-day Downtown
The NH Pumpkin Festival is a community-hosted, family-friendly street festival, celebration of fall and what is unique about New Hampshire. It is a celebration of artistry and creativity and all things pumpkin! Each year around 40,000 attendees take in the 34-foot tall jack-o-lantern tower, enjoy pumpkin carving, the zombie walk, rides, live bands, beer garden, food and craft vendors, riverside...
Oct 19 all-day Plainfield Pumpkin People
It’s October and the Plainfield Pumpkin People are back. If you haven’t had a chance, take a drive around Meriden, East Plainfield and Plainfield. Visit Plainfield to experience the magic of the Plainfield Pumpkin People and all of their displays. You never know what kind of silly antics you’ll see from these gourd-headed guys. So grab a friend and join...
Oct 19 all-day Dover HIgh School
“A drowsy, dreamy influence seems to hang over the land, and to pervade the very atmosphere,” thus Washington Irving describes the town of Sleepy Hollow in his famous tale, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” Northeastern Ballet Theatre, New Hampshire’s premier ballet company, will perform an Edra Toth original presentation of this spooky story complete with ghosts, wraiths and shadows. Come...
Oct 19 all-day Smith Track at Opechee Park
The 5th Annual Runaway Pumpkin is part of NH Pumpkin Festival 2019 and raises funds for the WOW Trail and the Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction. The 10K and 5K courses offer views of beautiful Lake Opechee, cash prizes for top finishers & course records and “delicious” age category prizes.
Oct 19 all-day McIninch Art Gallery
The McIninch Art Gallery, located in Robert Frost Hall, at Southern New Hampshire University proudly presents the fall opening of two upcoming shows, “Mono No Aware” by Dave Humphreys and “Selections” from the McIninch Art Gallery Collection. There will be an opening reception and artists’ talk on Thursday September 19, from 5-7 p.m. The exhibition is free and open to...
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am Masonic Lodges across NH
To raise awareness of Freemasonry, the Grand Lodge of New Hampshire, Free & Accepted Masons has announced that many New Hampshire Masonic Lodges will be opening its doors. All are invited to visit their local Lodge to learn about the history, teachings, and mysteries surrounding Freemasonry Freemasonry has permeated the cultural consciousness for centuries. It has been portrayed in traditional...
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Northeast Delta Dental Stadium
A dog-friendly 5k road race at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. Not only does this event raise funds for animals in need, but it’s a great opportunity for pets and their owners to be active together! We encourage you to celebrate Halloween early with us and dress up in your favorite costume! All proceeds will benefit the Animal Rescue League of...
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Jere A. Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory
Dive into marine science! At Ocean Discovery Day, UNH will open the doors of its marine research laboratories to highlight how scientists and students engage with our rich natural resources and utilize our proximity to the ocean for their studies. Join us at the Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory on the UNH Durham campus and enjoy family-friendly, hands-on demonstrations, tours and...