Week-end Activities October 21-27 2011


My pick of the week-end:

Saturday, 12-8:30 p.m.
The Keene Pumpkin Festival takes place with tens of thousands of jack-o-lanterns lit up on display in downtown Keene. This event has made it to the Guinness Book of World Records many times (for the most lit jack-o-lanterns in one location) in the past. Come see all the fun that surrounds it – from live entertainment of all types - to food and craft vendors, pumpkin bowling, storytelling, and more. Admission is free but don’t forget to bring a carved pumpkin!
Fire on the water
Saturday, 1-10 p.m.
Celebrate Riverfire at the Northern Forest Heritage Park in Berlin this weekend. The highlight of the event is a dramatic series of fires lit on the Androscoggin River at dusk. They appear to be floating on the river but are actually lit on the famous boom piers that line the river from the old logging days. There will be new activities including a bouncy house village for the kids, hot air balloon rides, a haunted village and more. The Northern Forest Heritage Park will also be open with free admission.
Saturday, 3:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Bring the kids to an Enchanted Fall Festival at the Massabesic Audubon Center in Auburn this weekend. The festival will feature live animals, skits and stories about the creatures associated with Halloween. Visit the barn theatre, music by Fiddlin Bill and his bluegrass players, and wonderful stories told by members of the New Hampshire Storyteller’s Guild. Admission is $20 for a family.

Looking for a fun way to kick-off the Halloween season? Don’t miss an evening of (not so)spooky stories, puppetry and Halloween treats at this year’s Spooky Stories event, held on next Thursday, October 27, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the UNH Hennessy Theatre, in the Paul Creative Arts Center.

This popular event showcases UNH students from Puppetry, Creative Drama and Storytelling classes, while offering the public a safe alternative to trick-or-treating during the Halloween season. Participants can look forward to story-telling and puppetry, a candy hunt (weather permitting), and a walk through a friendly, interactive haunted house on the UNH Hennessy Theatre stage. Although all are welcome, the evening is geared toward children pre-school to grade 3.

Spooky Stories is free to the public. Space is limited, and reservations must be made in advance by using this form. If you have not made a reservation, admittance will be on a space available basis.

Don’t Forget to Come Dressed in your Halloween Best!


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