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

Fairs and festivals in the White Mountains let you enjoy this wonderful region in many ways and great things to do. Be Scottish for a day at the New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival and enjoy traditional piping and drumming music and bagpipe-infused rock ‘n’ roll, unique athletic events, food and tastings of authentic Scotch whiskies and beers. The annual White Mountain Boogie ‘n' Blues Festival features award-winning blues artists, food and craft vendors, and many fun activities for children. Fun festivals happen year-round, indoors and out, in sunshine and in the ice-and-snow months.

Throughout Jackson area Jackson, NH Phone: 603-383-9356

October 15-30, 2017

Open houses, pumpkin tasting tours, sleigh rides, Return of the Pumpkin People displays, the New England & Jackson Invitational Pumpkin Carving Competition take place throughout the month of October. All Things Pumpkin Festival is October 15.
Return of the Pumpkin People runs October 1-31 throughout Jackson Area. Take this self-guided tour of more than 80 different locations hosting Pumpkin People displays.
Pumpkin Carving Competition is October 21-23 in Jackson Village. Watch artists take regular pumpkins and carve them into artworks. Teams start on October 21 continuing through Saturday at 7 p.m., when judging begins. Winners and pumpkin lighting follow the judging. The public can purchase pumpkins through Sunday October 23 afternoon.

Many locations Littleton and Bethlehem, NH Phone:

October 27-29, 2017

-- Boofest at the Colonial Theater in Bethlehem featuring Circus Minimus, the one-man circus in-a-suitcase. 6 p.m.
-- Time Out Timmy / Mad Cat Habitat Halloween Show at The Loading Dock. 5-7 p.m.
-- Halloween Festival at the Littleton High School for grades K–6. 10 a.m.-noon
-- Chili Cook-off at the Littleton Food Co-op. Noon-3 p.m.
-- Trick-or-Treat on Main, Mill and Cottage streets, 2-4 p.m.
-- Pumpkin Patch Hangout at the First Congregational Church. Warm food and kid-friendly activities. 4-6 p.m.
--- Zombie Walk All zombies are encouraged to meet at Aylakai on Main Street for the ghoulish infestation of the Riverwalk Area. 6 p.m.
-- Haunted Trick-or-Treat hosted by the Upstage Players. Family friendly. 6-8 p.m.
-- Gathering of the Jack O’Lanterns. View hundreds of pumpkins illuminating the Ammonoosuc River. Enjoy a bonfire. 6-9 p.m.
-- Phoenix Bazaar. An eclectic troupe performing with fire and LED props. 7 p.m.
-- House of Terror Get scared! Hosted by the Upstage Players; adults only. 8-10 p.m.
-- “Rocky Horror Picture Show” at the Colonial Theatre. Doors at 8 p.m. for cash bar and appetizer. Show at 9 p.m.