Non-Profit Refreshment Sales

In fulfillment of our mission to help local nonprofits, and our focus on helping area youth, we are delighted to announce a limited amount of table space for qualified nonprofits to offer refreshments to visitors of Keene Pumpkin Festival in the HeART of Downtown Keene.

In years past, organizations have been successful offering pumpkin-oriented refreshment items including pumpkin whoopie pies, turnovers, slices of pumpkin pie, cider, and hot chocolate. Healthy alternatives like apples and nuts are welcome. No cooking can be done at the festival, although beverages may be heated in approved appliances.

This is the first year that the newly rekindled festival has offered refreshments and we expect the need to review menu items and other details with participating organizations. The festival runs from 1-7pm and refreshment tables would need to be set up earlier and staffed and operational throughout. Although we can’t predict precise numbers of sales, a guesstimate of demand could be 200 customers or more. This amount of food product will take planning and work.

Thank you for believing in the magic of Keene Pumpkin Festival in the HeART of Downtown Keene!


Mission of Let it Shine, Inc, 501 c 3 nonprofit organization: The Pumpkin Festival is a community-hosted, family-friendly celebration of fall and of what is unique about New Hampshire. It is also a celebration of artistry and creativity and a demonstration of our commitment to non-profit efforts to serve those in need.

On the West side of Central Square in the parking spaces in front of Pour House, refreshment tables hosted by youth-oriented local nonprofits will help festival visitors grab a quick snack. The Dance Area is also on this side of the festival. Below, NHDI dancers energized the crowd with a wonderful performance in 2018.