ALL Let it Shine ACTIVITIES ARE FREE! In addition to more than 3,000 jack-o’-lanterns, Keene Pumpkin Festival in the HeART of Downtown Keene is proud to present the following attractions.
Magical Artist Larry Frates will be creating caricatures in real-time at Keene Pumpkin Festival. There is a charge for each work of art and proceeds will benefit Keene High School Project Graduation. Larry is well-known throughout New England for his creative energy and comedic style of painting for audience of all ages. He taught art in NH schools for over 40 years and presently serves as the Artist in Residence at the Belknap Mill of Laconia, NH. www.larryfratescreates.com
Larry Frates’ painting Festival of Pumpkins, pictured here, will be on display at Keene Pumpkin Festival in the HeART of Downtown Keene.
DJ Ray Ray: Bringing Halloween-themed music and a barrel of fun, DJ Ray Ray is the Master of Ceremonies for Keene Pumpkin Festival in the HeART of Downtown Keene. We are expecting a delightful day! Check out DJ Ray Ray
Face Painting by Emily Sodders:Returning to Keene Pumpkin Festival in the HeART of Downtown Keene is our wonderful artist Emily Sodders. Check out her work and her mission at Birdhouse Studio. Face painting is sponsored.
Live Entertainment on the Bandstand plus Family-Friendly Acitivites:
Melodious Zach returns 5:15-6:30pm! Check him out
Elizabeth Munger performs 3:30-5pm
Chock Full O’ Notes KSC A Capella Choir returns! Time TBA. Check them out!
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.
Dance Performances in the street in front of the nonprofit food tents: KSC Dance Team 2pm. NHDI 2:30pm
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.
Treats and Spooky Music at the UCC Church at the Head of the Square Time TBA
The Colonial Theatre presents Looney Toons Cartoons, free for kids, $1 for adults 2-6pm. TheColonial.org and check out this view of Keene’s jewel of a theater!