Keene Pumpkin Festival Shines on in 2018

Sunday, October 28, 2018 • 1-7pm • Central Square, Downtown Keene




Keene Pumpkin Festival’s home is in downtown Keene. Help us keep the Festival’s light shining.  GIVE HERE.

Pumpkins for Pigs: If you have livestock to feed and would like 1,000+ free pumpkins after the 2018 festival, we’d like to hear from you now. Any pumpkin that becomes food is a pumpkin not wasted. If you would like a share of the leftover pumpkins on Sunday night, please email us for more information Free Pumpkins for Pigs

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The primary activity at Keene Pumpkin Festival is the spectacular display of jack-o’-lanterns, as always! But after families find their pumpkins and admire all the others, we encourage you to linger Downtown. Enjoy the fine restaurants and explore the space—a quintessential New England Downtown in autumn.

DJ Ray Ray, Master of Ceremonies and all around fun guy, is providing the sound system and seasonal favorites as the sound track of the day. Check out DJ Ray Ray

Live Entertainment on the Bandstand. Melodius Zach returns 3:30-5pm! Check him out Senie Hunt returns 5:15-6:30pm Check him out

pf2010_1030972Children’s Costume Parade/Stroll from West Street around Central Square one and one-half times. Gather in front of the Parrish Shoe Sign on West Street at 1:15pm. Disperses in front of the free kids’ games near Roxbury Street.

The Colonial Theatre presents Looney Toons Cartoons, free for kids, $1 for adults 2-6pm

Dance Performances in the street in front of Pedraza’s

BowlingsPumpkin Games including Corn Hole and many other innovative FREE games. We are putting the “active” in activities!

Pumpkin Bowling returns! Hay Bales, sugar pumpkins, real bowling pins. This is as good as it gets.

Downtown Association Trick-or-Treat. Participating Downtown establishments host traditional trick-or-treat a few days before Halloween! 2-3:30pm. Kids come in costume to the festival, join the parade and check out beautiful Downtown Keene’s shops and restaurants hosting trick-or-treat.

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