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Milford Pumpkin Festival 2013

The 24th Annual Milford Pumpkin Festival will be held from Friday October 11th through Sunday the 13th.  As in prior years, the events will be centered in and around the Oval (Union Square) in downtown Milford (at the junction of state routes 101A and 13).

There will be a host of events – local singers and bands, a Great Pumpkin contest, pumpkin catapulting, a chili contest, and countless other activities for people of all ages.  An arts and crafts fair will be held in Town Hall (3rd floor) and along Middle Street on Saturday and Sunday.

Milf Twn Hall

Younger visitors might like scarecrow making, the haunted trail (in Emerson Park on Friday and Saturday 6-9PM), face painting, and pumpkin painting.  For older folks, there will be a beer, wine, and spirits tasting on Friday evening, followed by fireworks on the Oval at 8:45.

Saturday is filled with activities, including pumpkin catapulting (10AM to 2PM; TD Bank parking lot), the pumpkin lighting at the Oval at 5:30, the Zombie Walk from 6 to 9PM, and the Talent Show (at the Amato Theater) at 8PM.

Sunday will start with the Milford 5K Run/Walk Road Race, leaving from the high school at 9AM, followed by pumpkin catapulting (10 to 2) and the Spank Alley Skate Team at 11AM.

Milf Pump Fes

To satisfy appetites, all three days there will be vendors featuring typical autumn foods and other fare – hot cider, doughnuts, smoked ribs, soups, etc.  The Unitarian Universalist Church (nearby on Elm Street) will feature a Harvest Pantry Shop with jams, preserves, and other pantry favorites 10AM – 4PM Saturday.

Milf Pump Fest 2012

Hours for the Milford Pumpkin Festival will be: Friday 5 to 8:45PM; Saturday 10AM to 8:30PM, and Sunday 7:30AM to 3PM.  For more information, purchasing advance tickets, and a full schedule, visit the Milford Pumpkin Festival website.

Fall Foliage 2013

New Hampshire’s fall foliage season is a great time to explore our surroundings.  A leisurely drive in the country is often the best way to discover some of the most colorful vistas anywhere.


Here are some guides to help make your exploring memorable:

The state government sponsored Visit NH: Foliage pages are updated weekly with detailed reports on how colorful the foliage is in the Merrimack Valley, the Monadnock Region, the Seacoast, and other areas of New Hampshire.  The Foliage Tracker predicts the intensity of color for each area of the state on a day by day basis based on previous’ years; it also has a smartphone app for it.

New sponsors a “Foliage Meter” which graphically shows how much the leaves have turned in the various regions of New Hampshire.  It also recommends foliage tours in each area with maps illustrating the routes to follow.   

Fall, Silver Lake, Hollis’s New England Travel section lists several websites with tips on where to go and what to do to enjoy the fall foliage season in New Hampshire.

Yankee Magazine’Foliage site not only has a map of current conditions; it also has a map showing when and where the foliage should be at its peak based on previous years.  Scenic drives, “The Top 25 Foliage Towns” in New England (including several in New Hampshire) and other features are also included.

If you are interested in why leaves change color, check out the explanation on the Weather Channel’s website.

Hills Memorial Chapel, Hudson

Just about any country road will be festooned with color this season – it’s a great time to enjoy nature.  Take the time out to take a drive and drink in the natural beauty of New Hampshire.


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– Steve Russo, Prudential Verani Realty

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