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Image Magazine's Fall 2016 Guide: 7 Must-Do Activities

Sep 15, 2016 11:58AM ● By Erin Frisch
Fall is in the air! It’s that time of year for pumpkin-spice everything, apple cider, autumn foliage, and so much more. There are many enjoyable festivals and activities to try this season. Read on to get some inspiration and plan your fall outings.

A variety of vendors, live music, the great Chili Cook-Off, and an apple pie competition await visitors to this annual fall event. And returning this year is a Beer Garden featuring seasonal brews. Claremont Parks and Recreation holds a 5K and a Kid’s Fun Run as part of this event. Vendors include a Local Businesses Spotlight, agricultural products, artisan and craft goods, locally produced foods, and more. Make your calendar for this not-to-be-missed event on taking place on October 1. 

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Cedar Circle Farm

Pick your own great pumpkin, Charlie Brown! With Cedar Circle’s own farm stand on site, you can select from many of the produce that’s in season, including apples and cider, beets, dried beans, parsnips, onions, sweet potatoes, turnips, rutabaga, and so much more. Don’t wait too long to choose your pumpkins for the best jack-o’-lanterns ever! Right now, you can visit anytime from Monday through Saturday, 10am–6pm and on Sun 10am–5pm. 

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White Mountain Oktoberfest

Get a taste of the Bavarian Alps right here at Loon Mountain during White Mountain Oktoberfest, the region’s largest celebration of German food, drink, and music. Presented by Samuel Adams, this two-day festival coincides perfectly with fall foliage season, so you’ll enjoy beer and brats along with stunning views of New Hampshire’s White Mountains. There will be equally stunning deals on skis, snowboards, and other winter gear during our inaugural Loon Mountain Sports Tent Sale. Gates open at 11am and admission is free for all ages. 

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Since 1947, the good people of Warner have hosted their town’s Fall Foliage Festival and welcomed old and new friends to their community. The festival is Warner’s invitation to share the natural splendor of New Hampshire’s vibrant autumn colors while enjoying entertainment and events on Warner’s Main Street. The event takes place October 7 to 9 and includes a 5-mile road race, food vendors, petting zoo, performances, pumpkin picking, cider donuts, and everything else autumnal! Don’t miss out on all the fun. 

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Apple Picking at Poverty Lane Orchards

This much-loved orchard is open seven days a week with unbelievably good fruit, free tastes of everything they grow or make, free wagon rides on fair weekends, picnic tables all the time, views across the valley, and acres of space inside a big fence (kids can run far but can’t get lost). Local pumpkins, gourds, squash, jams and jellies—but no candy racks and no pressure. 

Call ahead for details and to find out what’s being picked in the orchard, (603) 448-1511.


Harpoon Brewery Octoberfest

Enjoy the fun and foliage, and hoist a pint at the brewery in Windsor, Vermont during Harpoon’s biggest festival of the year! Saturday, October 8, from 11am–6pm and Sunday, October 9, from 12pm–6pm (doors close at 4:30pm each day). Entrance to the festival is $15 and includes your first beer/soda ticket. Tickets are not sold in advance; the festival takes place rain or shine (hopefully shine!). Attendees must be 21 years old and up for beer. Children under 12 get in free with an adult. 

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Laconia Pumpkin Festival

In late October, downtown Laconia is a dazzling sight. Festival-goers come from all over the Lakes Region and beyond to add their carved pumpkin masterpieces to the 35-foot pyramid, which numbered nearly 1,000 glittering pumpkins in 2015! The New Hampshire Pumpkin Festival is a one-day, community-hosted, family-friendly celebration of fall and all that is unique about the Granite State. It’s a celebration of artistry and creativity—and all things pumpkin! Don’t miss out on the fun from 10am to 8:30pm!

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