Monadnock Pumpkin Festival

Date October 12, 2019
Time 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Event Description

Monadnock Pumpkin Festival
Cheshire Fairgrounds, 247 Monadnock Highway, Swanzey, NH
Saturday, October 12th, 2019
1:00pm - 8:00pm 

The Monadnock Pumpkin Festival brings the magic and excitement of jack-o-lanterns to life! Celebrating time-honored traditions of community, family fun, and pumpkin abundance, live entertainment, kids’ activities, and good old-fashioned fun, all nestled in the heart of New Hampshire’s scenic Monadnock Region.

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Admission $10.;  Ages 5-12: $5   Ages 5 and under are free
Admission includes: free pumpkin carving, children’s activity tent, pumpkin bowling, FRIGHT FEST, fireworks, costume parade, L’arping quests, two stages of music, CONTRA DANCE, touch-a-truck, community bonfire, haydrides, towers of pumpkins and so much more!

The Monadnock Pumpkin Festival will be a family friendly event to include activities such as:

  • Huge pumpkin displays of carved pumpkins to be lit and enjoyed by all!
  • Costume Parade-strut your stuff in the Costume Parade! See schedule for details
  • Pumpkin Welcome Centers-login your carved pumpkin, pick up a map and program. Don’t forget your candle! Welcome Center open Friday after 12:00pm and all day Saturday
  • Baking Contest 
  • Children’s Activity Tent-a huge tent filled with activities for the kids, or the kid at heart. Crafts, games, lawn games, free books from the Keene Public Library and more! New this year: Touch-a-Truck!
  • Fright Fest, now included in the cost of admission! Over 800 feet of frightening terror!
  • Craft Fair-artisans from near and far show off their wares. Grab a souvenir or two!
  • Fireworks by Atlas Fireworks while sitting by a huge community bonfire!
  • Amusement rides!
  • Food vendors- mmm yummy
  • Family Photo opportunities-classic head in a hole
  • LARP’ing demos-join a quest of your own!
  • Pony rides
  • Face painting
  • Touch a truck-check out the big rigs!
  • And more!
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