Three easy ways YOU can help bring pumpkins back to Downtown Keene!

memesHeal11. Your $10 gift sponsors one pumpkin for a child to carve and send to Downtown Keene. If 3,500 people who love the fest donate $10 NOW, together we will fill Central Square with school children’s pumpkins on Sunday, October 29, 2017!





2. Buy the book for $35 and the entire purchase price goes Nancy Sporborg and Bookstraight to the 2017 festival! Author Nancy Sporborg is donating ALL proceeds to bring pumpkins back to Downtown Keene! If you live locally, you can purchase the book at Toadstool Bookshop, Kristin’s Bakery or Hannah Grimes. Otherwise, BUY BOOK NOW (This link takes you to Nancy Sporborg’s book page where you can buy the book and see her other book.)
3. Join the Pumpkin Honor Roll with a $100 gift!
Demonstrate your undying love of Keene Pumpkin Festival and for a limited time receive a signed copy of the book FREE! Your name will be included in the first ever Pumpkin Festival Honor Roll which will be published on this website. 300 festival lovers could underwrite the entire festival!

Sponsors and Corporations! Please download a pledge packet by clicking on the links below. Community sponsors, welcome back! We are so grateful.

Letter to Sponsors                   Sponsorship Opportunities

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Huge thank you to The Stage for lighting up our fundraising with a leadership gift. If you are looking for a wonderful lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch, The Stage never disappoints. The Stage Restaurant & Café, 30 Central Square, Keene, 603-357-8389


The founder of the festival, Nancy Sporborg, literally wrote the book on Keene Pumpkin Festival’s 25 years. She is pictured above in her office holding her book high, pledging ALL proceeds to the 2017 festival.

The 2017 Keene Pumpkin Festival brought to you by the children of SAU 29 harkens back to 1993 when 4,817 pumpkins filled downtown and a second world record was set for the most twinkling jack-o’-lanterns in one place at one time. Central Square will look like it did for decades—full of school children’s pumpkins. (This photo was taken by Mickey Pullen in 2010)





Let it Shine, Inc. Non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization # 27-4941779 Official Address: Let it Shine, Inc., 214 Washington Street, Keene, NH 03431 Email 

Let it Shine, Inc., Board of Directors 2017. Harry Boynton, Interim Chair; Alex Bates; John Hayes; Nancy Hickox; Ruth Sterling; Timothy Zinn; Lisa Edwards, Mike Haines, Directors Emeritus

Incorporators Nancy Sporborg, Daniel V. Scully, Timothy Garland