Fairs & festivals in NH entertain with music, food, art, outdoor fun

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Northern Forest Heritage Park, 942 Main Street Berlin, NH Phone: 603-752-6060

October 17, 2015

At dusk, the Androscoggin River will be lit up with fires that appear to be floating on the water! The blazes will actually burn on the historic boom piers that dot the river. Take a walk along the bridge and admire the wonderful glowing carved pumpkins on the bridge. Guests can also enjoy pumpkins on the bridge, hay rides, duck races, mouth watering food. Time: Dusk

October 24, 2015

This will be an attempt to recapture the Guinness World Record of the most lit jack-o'-lanterns in one place from Boston. The day’s events also includes the Pumpkin Dump Derby, a Pumpkin Express Train offering train rides along the lakes, Pumpkin Alley for Kids, Pumpkin Bowling, a costume parade, food and crafts vendors. The event replaces the former Keene Pumpkin Fest. Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cheshire Fairgrounds, 247 Monadnock Hwy. Swanzey, NH Phone:

October 24, 2015

Celebrating time-honored traditions of community, family fun, and pumpkin abundance, the Festival features Atlas fireworks, non-profit food vendors, amusement rides, a haunted maze, a pumpkin catapult competition, displays from regional artisans, baking contests, hayrides, live entertainment, kids activities, and good old-fashioned fun. Time: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Admission: $5; free for kids age 5 and younger