Pumpkin Fest 2015The Keene Pumpkin Festival has a new home starting this year. In the heart of New Hampshire, Laconia has opened its doors and is proud to be hosting the famous annual event, now called Pumpkin Festival 2015, and this year is its 25th Anniversary! Come to the Lakes Region to see thousands of lit jack-o-lanterns on the spectacular signature pumpkin tower as well as on the streets around town!

[caption id="attachment_2666" align="alignright" width="300"]Beans & Greens Farm 2015 Beans & Greens Farm 2015[/caption] This is the pinnacle of the season—the days are warm, the nights are cool, and the colors throughout the area are glorious—welcome to autumn in New England! For residents and visitors to New Hampshire, the high point of fall has long been Columbus Day Weekend, when peak colors often coincide with the three-day holiday. This year is no exception, with the foliage now popping vibrant reds and oranges in the Lakes Region. Here are some fun ways to enjoy the scenery this weekend:

brochure coverOctober is here! Time to bring on full-force autumn! And with that comes some fabulous and spooky happenings around town. The Greater Meredith Program now brings you a “Spooktacular Series of Events” to occur throughout October… Treasure Chest prizes, a Zombie Walk, Spooky Palooza, and CSI New Hamshire are just a few of the events to be found in the October “Spooktacular” events guide and game card, compiled by the Greater Meredith Program. The Spooktacular Guide, listing all the local events along with a scarecrow contest, can be picked up at many participating local businesses, including Cackleberries Garden & Gift Shop, DAK Financial Group, Forest View Manor, Hermit Woods Winery, Meredith Library, Moulton Farm, Verani Realty, Meredith Bay Furniture Store, Annalee Gift Shop, Circle Dental, and the Winnipesaukee Playhouse. Each of these businesses is offering one or more special events to celebrate the big collaboration. 

[caption id="attachment_1562" align="alignright" width="300"]Fall Foliage Special Train, Winnipesaukee Railroad Fall Foliage Special Train, Winnipesaukee Railroad[/caption] Autumn has officially arrived, and nature is certainly showing proof of that! The air is crisp, and the warm sun is shining on the bright colors of early fall. Some of the leaves are beginning to turn red, orange, and yellow as the foliage season gets underway in New Hampshire, especially in the northern regions. The Granite State has some great ways to see how the colors are progressing—time to plan your autumn getaway to catch those colors at their brilliant peak!

Upscale ResaleAttention Ladies: what could be better than a girls’ night out that includes fine wine, delicious food, fabulous views, and bargain shopping? Next Thursday, you can enjoy all this while also supporting a great cause, as one of our local non-profit organizations will be throwing a party unlike any other—its first ever Upscale Resale event overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee!

[caption id="attachment_2635" align="alignleft" width="300"]Prescott Farm Harvest Fest Prescott Farm Harvest Fest[/caption] While the days are still warm and the nights are crisp and cool, harvest season comes to New Hampshire. This is the time to get out and celebrate the bounty and beauty of the Granite State—in the Lakes Region especially—as the scenery becomes simply spectacular! Here are a few fun events happening this September that will help your family to enjoy this special time of year…

Meredith1-1Next weekend, Meredith Village will come to life with live music, delicious food, and beautiful works of creativity as Main Street and the Mill Falls Marketplace are transformed into an outdoor art gallery. This special event is the highlight of the summer season, featuring the works of over 80 local painters, sculptors, jewelers, potters, photographers, and quilters.