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New Hampshire Weekend Events for the first weekend of October

Looking for something to do in the Granite State this weekend?  Continue reading this post for a detailed list from Stephanie Seacord at Leading Edge!

10/4 RiverFire in Berlin. Along the Androscoggin River. Free. 3-8:30 pm At dusk, bonfires on the old logging piers in the middle of the river. All afternoon: Northern Forest Heritage Park at 961 Main St. hosts hay rides, haunted tours, duck race, talent show, pie eating contest, pie bake off, food vendors & fireworks. 603-752-1272

10/3-4, 10-12, 17-18, 24-25, 30-31 Cranmore Mountain's "Ghoullog" Gates open at 6:30 for two tours, 7-8:30, 8:30-10 pm. Take the quad chairlift on a night-time ride to the summit for a "haunted mountaintop tour" for aged 10 and up. Children's Halloween Party for children 4-9 years old (costumes encouraged). 7-10 pm. Tickets are $20. The Children's Halloween Party is 7-9 pm; tickets are $5. www.Cranmore.com or 603-356-5544.

10/4 12th Annual Connecticut River Watershed Source to Sea Cleanup in Keene/Swanzey. Free. 9 am - 1pm in the Ashuelot River and Beaver Brook. Thousands of volunteers working watershed-wide on the same day. Volunteers do not require a boat but are encouraged to bring a boat and life jackets if available. Free refreshments and T-shirts for the first 50 volunteers.
603-756-2988 x.116, www.ctriver.org.

 

10/4 Harvest Day Festival at Canterbury Shaker Village. 10 am. $15, children 6-17 $7, children under 6, free. Pumpkin picking express, hay maze, children's activities, ham and bean supper with barn dance. 603-783-9077, www.shakers.org

 

10/4 Harvest Day at Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth. www.strawberybanke.org

 

10/4 Apple Harvest Day in Dover.

 

10/4-5 Zorvino Vineyards Fall Harvest Festival 11am 4 pm Free. Local NH Made vendors and artisan demonstrations, Zorvino Food & Wine including wine making demonstrations with Ken Evers, pumpkin decorating for the kids, a petting zoo, hay rides, bocce games and live music. 603-887-8463, www.zorvino.com

 

10/4 Blessing of the Animals and NHPleinAir Paint Out & Wet Sale in Tamworth. 10 am - 4 pm at the Remick Museum. 603-323-7591, www.remickmuseum.org


10/4 Chili Cook-Off and Fall Festival & 5K Road Race in Claremont.

10/5 "Lively Boys! Lively Boys!"  at the Discover Portsmouth Center in Portsmouth. 2 pm $10. Part of the "Sunday Salon Series." Popular Seacoast historian, J. Dennis Robinson, examines the "bad boy" literary genre that began in Portsmouth  and sparked the later work of Mark Twain. "Story of a Bad Boy" author TB Aldrich attended school at what is now the Discover Portsmouth Center and his novel, THE STORY OF A BAD BOY still lives today in Dennis the Menace and Bart Simpson This fast-paced slideshow reveals much about Portsmouth's past on the 100th anniversary of the Aldrich House museum.

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