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NH Pumpkin Festival Growing In Size & Success: Returns For 6th Year!
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
October is well underway and pumpkins abound!
In the wake of last weekend's festivities at the Milford Pumpkin Festival, this weekend marks the 6th annual Hudson PumpkinFest, Friday (10/12) through Sunday (10/14), at the Hudson Hills House, 211 Derry Rd Hudson, NH. This huge, three-day, outdoor event has been growing in success for half a decade, and hosts a craft fair with over 80 crafters, a carnival and children's fall-themed festival, a petting zoo, a classic car show, agricultural events, food, fireworks , and live entertainment.
The event is open Friday from 4pm-8pm, Saturday from 11am-8pm, and Sunday from 11am-5pm. Admission is free! This event tallies approximately 3,000-5,000 patrons, daily!
Hudson PumpkinFest has daily activities for kids of all ages! There are rides, face painting, a giant slide, cow pie bingo (win up to $500.00!! if the cow plops in your square Sunday), pony rides, a free petting zoo, free games, and more!
Friday night is wristband night! Ride every ride for just one price from 4pm-8pm!
Saturday's schedule includes a free, classic car show beginning before the festival opens from 9am-2pm, featuring Stock Car Racer, Joey Polewarczyk of Hudson, NH. Later on, enjoy hot air balloons, hay rides, and agricultural displays. The Rock Daddys shake things up under the huge tent from 5pm-8pm, and fireworks light the skies at 8pm!
Sunday offers free trick-or-treat from 2pm-4pm for kids 10 and under! Trick-or-treaters must be in costume to participate! Children will also enjoy many free kids' concerts and other entertainment plans on Sunday!