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
Activities & Entertainment Click for more info. Program subject to change.
ALL LET IT SHINE ACTIVITIES ARE FREE!
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
Children’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
Pumpkin 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.
Other Pumpkin Festivals to Check Out
Laconia: NH Pumpkin Festival #NHPumpkinFest Cheshire Fairgrounds: Monadnock Pumpkin Festival.
Relive the magic: Photographs of 2017’s beautiful festival by Shaundi Rider