Fall and Foliage events in NH

View dates and times for the New Hampshire Pumpkin Festival in Laconia, Milford Pumpkin Festival, Fall Foliage Festival, NH Oktoberfests and more

Looking for something fun to do with your family this fall? Make sure you check out one of New Hampshire’s fall, pumpkin or foliage festivals. Families will love pumpkin carving, fresh-pressed apple cider, wagon rides and more.

The events below are listed in order by start date.

Hillsborough County Agricultural Fair

Date: Friday, September 6 through Sunday, September 8, 2019

Location: Hillsborough County Youth Center, Route 13 in New Boston, NH

About: A beloved agricultural fair with tractor and oxen pulling, 4-H demos, livestock auction, sheep show, midway rides and plenty of food choices.

Admission: $10 for ages 13-adult, $5 for seniors, active military personnel, veterans and children ages 6-12, free for children under 6.

More information: http://hcafair.com

10th Annual Harvest Festival

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Location: Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, in Laconia, NH

About: Festive fall fun includes horse-drawn wagon rides, field games, hay jump, crafts, food, music, a petting farm, local food vendors and more. There’s also a tug-of-war competition for adults, snowshoe relay races for tweens and teens and toboggan pumpkin pulling for the younger crowd.

Admission: Free to attend.

More information: https://prescottfarm.org

15th Annual Harvest Festival

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019 from  11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Location: Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm, 58 Cleveland Hill Road in Tamworth Village, NH

About: Families are invited for an annual celebration of agricultural life and accompanying historic crafts, trades, traditions and pastimes. Kids will love the wagon rides, scavenger hunt, live music and apple cider pressing.

Admission: $10 for ages 11 and over, $5 for children ages 5–10 and ages 4 and under are free

More information: www.remickmuseum.org

The Deerfield Fair

Date: Thursday, September 26 – Sunday, September 29, 2019

Location: Fairgrounds in Deerfield, NH

About: This is perhaps NH’s most popular and beloved fair. This year marks 143 years of agricultural fun and festivities. There’s horse and oxen pulling, a midway of games and amusement rides, food galore, barns filled with quilts, commercial goods and giant pumpkins and, of course, plenty of animals and 4-H fun.

Admission: $12 for ages 13+; ages 12 and younger are free. Advanced tickets are available for $10.

More information: www.deerfieldfair.com

Pumpkin Festival

Date: October 5-6 and 12-14, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Charmingfare Farm, Route 27 in Candia, NH

About: Spend a day at the farm as we celebrate the mighty pumpkin. Bring the whole family and join in all the festivities. The kids will love the Funny Farm bounce house plus Pumpkin Festival games. Sack races, pumpkin spoon races and a pumpkin-rolling contest. Enjoy live music, face painting, decorate your pumpkin, tractor train rides, horse-drawn hay rides.

Admission: $22, children; 23 months and younger get in free, includes all activities and unlimited rides.

More information: (603) 483-5623, visitthefarm.com

Apple Harvest Day

Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: Downtown Dover, NH

About: The biggest outdoor festival and artisan fair in NH’s seacoast during the beautiful fall season. There are multiple stages filled with live entertainment and music, a 5k road race for all ages, more than 400 artisans selling their goods and more.

Admission: Free to attend.

More information: dovernh.org

Harvest Day

Date: Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Location: Muster Field Farm Museum in North Sutton

About: Enjoy the beauty of this 250 acre farm and reap the benefits of the successful growing season and summer harvest. Tours will be available as well as live music and food for purchase.

Admission: Free to attend.

More information: www.musterfieldfarm.com

30th Annual Milford Pumpkin Festival

Date: October 11-13, 2019

Location: Downtown Milford and Milford Oval areas in Milford, NH.

About: The Annual Milford Pumpkin Festival features a craft fair, beer tasting, talent show, a haunted trail, music, plenty of delicious food, the giant pumpkin weigh-in and more. The event takes place at the Milford Oval and free parking is available at the Milford High School with free shuttle rides to the festival.

Admission: The Milford Pumpkin Festival is free to attend.

More information: www.milfordpumpkinfestival.org

72nd Annual Warner Fall Foliage Festival

Date: October 11-13, 2019

Location: Downtown Warner, NH.

About: The Warner Fall Foliage 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. The festival also includes a children’s fun run and dance party, parades, 5k road race, concerts and barbecue.

Admission: Admission to the Warner Fall Foliage Festival is free and parking is $5.

More information: www.wfff.org

22nd Annual Attitash Oktoberfest

Date: Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13, 2019 | 12 – 6 p.m.

Location: Attitash Mountain Resort in Bartlett, NH.

About: Head to Attitash for the annual Annual Oktoberfest which happens each Columbus Day Weekend. Festivities include live Bavarian music from the world renowned King Ludwig’s Band, dancing, kids’ activities and games, authentic German food and, of course, the Oktoberfest Biergarten featuring brewers from around the region.

Admission: Please visit website for details.

More information: attitash.com/events.html

The Sandwich Fair

Date: October 12-14, 2019

Location: Fairgrounds in Sandwich, NH.

About: This traditional country fair dates back to 1887 and is celebrated every Columbus Day Weekend in New Hampshire. Special events include a lumberjack competition, tractor pulling, a dog show and more.

Admission: $12 for adults and free for children under 12.

More information: www.thesandwichfair.com

Fall Foliage Celebration

Date: Saturday, October 12 through Monday, October 14, 2019

Where: Waterville Valley, NH.

About: It’s hard to find a place more gorgeous during the fall then Waterville Valley. This Columbus Day Weekend event is packed with family activities, free outdoor concerts, tent sales, ski swap, 5K road race and 1.6K fun run, kids games and more.

More information: www.waterville.com

Fall and Children’s Author Festival

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Location: Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, NH.

About: It’s time to celebrate harvest time with Strawbery Banke’s annual New Hampshire Fall Festival. Strawbery Banke invites you to experience a traditional New England country fair complete with demonstrations from craftspeople, heritage breed and farm animal exhibits, farm animal and livestock demonstrations, presentations on heirloom seeds and food preservation tips, fiber arts, exhibits on historic crafts and industries, coopering, candle-making workshop in the Horticultural Center, and garden tours. This year, the event also incorporates the annual Children’s Book Festival.

Admission: Event admission is the same as regular daily admission ($19.50) and children under 5, members and active duty military/families admitted free.

More information: www.strawberybanke.org

Somersworth Pumpkin Festival

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Location: Somersworth Plaza in Somersworth, NH.

About: The Annual Somersworth Pumpkin Festival is a seacoast area favorite. It’s an all-day family-oriented event focusing on all things pumpkin (pumpkin pie, pumpkin carving, pumpkin painting, pumpkin tossing, pumpkin-themed games and more!).

Admission: Wristbands (required) are $12 for kids; adults get in free.

More information: www.nhfestivals.org

Monadnock Pumpkin Festival

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019 | 1-9 p.m.

Location: Cheshire Fairgrounds in Swanzey

About: Celebrating the traditions of community, family fun, and pumpkin abundance, this pumpkin festival features an Atlas fireworks show, food, amusement rides, Fright Fest, displays from regional artisans, baking contests, hayrides, live entertainment, kids’ activities.

Admission: $10 for ages 13 and older, $5 for ages 5-12 and free for children 5 and  younger

More information: www.monadnockpumpkinfestival.org

Pumpkin Patch Express

Date: October 18-20 and 25-27, 2019

Location: Conway Scenic Railroad on Norcross Circle in North Conway, NH.

About: All departures are from the North Conway Station for a leisurely roundtrip train ride aboard vintage coaches to the White Mountain Cider Company in Glen, where each child can visit the “Pumpkin Patch” and select their own pumpkin. Costumes are encouraged. Reservations also strongly encouraged.

Admission: For more information on fares and departure times, call or go to the website: 356-5251; conwayscenic.com

More information: conwayscenic.com

Pumpkin Festival

Date: Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19, 2019

Location: Downtown Laconia, NH.

About: The Pumpkin Festival is NH’s most popular and well-known pumpkin festival.  It has been a previous Guinness World Record holder for “Most Jack-o’-lanterns in One Place at One Time.” Attendees are encouraged to bring along their carved pumpkin and help the community try to win another world record. Food, music, kiddie rides, climbing wall, bungee jump, games, horse-drawn hay ride, riverside duck derby.

Admission: Admission is free.

More information: www.NHPumpkinFestival.com

Pumpkin Weigh-off and Regatta

Date: Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20, 2019

Where: Main Street in Goffstown, NH

About: The giant pumpkin weigh-off  takes place on Saturday and is followed by the regatta on Sunday. The regatta is a great and humorous event where people ride down the river in their enormous pumpkins. This year the annual event also features a 10K run and kids relay, pumpkin catapults, a giant pumpkin drop, pumpkin races and more.

Admission: Admission is free.

More information: www.goffstownmainstreet.org


Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 1-9 p.m.

Location: Service Credit Union Heritage Park, 942 Main Street in Berlin, NH

About: Enjoy family fun activities such as jack-o’-lanterns and lit pumpkins on the bridge, hay rides, duck races, food, and spectacular fires on the water.

Admission: Admission is free.

More information: www.androscogginvalleychamber.com

Gathering of the Jack O’ Lanterns

Date: October 25-27, 2019

Location: Main Street area in Littleton, NH.

About: Fun events including the Gathering of the Jack O’ Lanterns on the Ammonoosuc River, a ride with the Headless Horseman, a chance to savor family-friendly trick or treating on Main Street or a haunted walk along the Ammonoosuc River.

Admission: Free to attend.

More information: littletonareachamber.com

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