October 14, 15, 16, 2016
14, 15, Saturday and Sunday - Peak into Peterborough - Already a great destination with unique shops, flavorful restaurants, and eclectic galleries, Peterborough pulls out all the stops for this special day, with tent sales, hayrides, live music, and much more! It’s a fall foliage tour, day-on-the-town, and early Christmas shopping opportunity all at once. Friday, noon-7 p.m., Sunday, 10-8:30 – Downtown Peterborough, www.peterboroughchamber.com
14, 15, 16, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Theatre at the Mount presents, Nunsense - When the “Little Hobos” discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidently poisoned 52 of the sisters, they parade their talents in a variety show staged to raise funds so that the last four of the dearly departed can be buried. 444 Green St., Gardner. $22 adult, $5 students. 978-630-9388 or visit mwcc.edu/tam.
15, Saturday – Fundraising Auction for the Ashburnham Meeting House and Museum, Please help us with our ongoing projects-We need new clapboards and paint!! Preview 5:00 p.m; Live Auction, 6:00 p.m. 79 Main St. Ashburnham – For donations please call 978-827-5804.
15, Saturday – Monadnock Pumpkin Festival (formerly Keene Pumpkin Festival) at Cheshire Fairgrounds, Rt. 12, Keene NH – 12:00-8:00
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
-Children’s Costume Parade-calling all kids! Show your stuff in the children’s costume parade.
-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 - Download the Registration Form here
-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!
Pumpkin Catapult download registration form here!
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!
Pumpkin Carving Contest do you have the guts to enter? Your chance to win a $100 gift certificate from Syd’s Carpet and Snooze room!
-Food vendors- mmm yummy
-Family Photo opportunities-classic head in a hole
-LARP’ing demos-join a quest of your own!
-Sand art and face painting
15, 16, Saturday and Sunday - AppleFest at Wachusett Mountain Ski Area, 10:00-5:00, 499 Mountain Rd., Princeton. Over 75 craft fair and farmers’ market booths, family entertainment, scenic foliage Skyrides to the summit, mountainside barbecue, pony rides, climbing wall, jugglers & magicians for the kids. Also features an Oktoberfest Celebration with authentic German cuisine, tasty beers in the Beer Garden and live music. Great New England Apple Pie Contest, giant pumpkin weigh-off, Cider House 5K. Blueberry pie eating contests all weekend. www.wachusett.com
15, 16 Saturday and Sunday, The 27th Annual Harvest Festival in Sturbridge is a family fun tradition! The event includes: Local Crafters & Artisans, Specialty Foods & Farm Fresh Harvests, Horse Drawn Trolley Rides, Live Music & Entertainment, Activities & Games for Kids, The Publick House Scarecrow Contest. On Saturday, savor seasonal sensations from the region's non-profit organizations in the big tent and learn more about the vital services they provide for us and our neighbors. On Sunday, The Chefs of the Community take over the big tent offering their specialties and more delectable tastes of the fall season. Live Music, Magic and more! Free admission & parking. Sponsored by Sturbridge Tourist Association. Festival hours are 10am to 5pm on Saturday and 11am to 4pm on Sunday. Rain or Shine.
15, Saturday – Full Moon Canoeing at Nashoba Paddler, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. - Set out by canoe at dusk and as darkness approaches, watch the moon rise, being on the lookout for owls, beaver, bats, and other night life. After some delicious refreshments, we'll return following the moon's ribbon of light. Our tours are kept small so we maximize our enjoyment and minimize our impact on the environment. Prices include the use of our boats, paddles, and personal flotation devices. (You may use your own equipment if you prefer.) Our guides are naturalists as well as American Canoe Association certified instructors who are there to share their knowledge of the river and help you with your paddling, if needed. Trip difficulty: Easy, flat-water, 5 miles roundtrip. Cost: $40pp-canoes only. Refreshments included. www.nashobapaddler.com
15, Saturday – Heirloom Apple Pie Workshop at Scott Farm -10:00-1:00 - Tackle “pie dough anxiety” with the Queen of Tarts, Pastry Chef Laurel Roberts Johnson from Chester, CT. Make flaky pie dough and bake an apple pie with Scott Farm Orchard heirlooms. Take home your pie, dough, and a tote of heirloom baking apples. $50. Pre-register at 802-254-6868 or email@example.com. 707 Kipling Rd., Dummerston VT, www.scottfarmvermont.com