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Love Books?

The Monadnock Region will be a haven for book lovers next weekend, May 10-12, 2019, with not one, but two special Book Sales happening in Keene and Peterborough. On May 10 and 11, the Historical Society of Cheshire County is holding their 19th Annual Book Sale to raise money for the activities of the Historical Society. They expect to have …

Pumpkinfest 2013…a new World’s Record?

Pumpkinfest started over twenty years ago as a small family event that attracted just 600 carved Jack O’Lanterns in its first year.  It quickly grew into a large seasonal celebration of fall attracting more than 20,000 Jack O’Lanterns including a world record. The Keene record fell about seven years ago to Boston with more than 30,000 pumpkins and Keene has …

Forget “Black Friday” and Celebrate “Plaid Friday”

Don’t get caught up in the crazy bustle of pushing and shoving that is “Black Friday” and make it a leisurely and fun experience. Celebrate “Plaid Friday” Where does the plaid come in?  We ask citizens to dress in plaid on November 23rd to make their support for locally-owned businesses and community visible, reinforcing their own commitment while giving others …

Keene Pumpkinfest 2009

Four years in NH and our first Keene Pumpkinfest…never have we seen so many Jack O’Lanterns in our life! More than 29,000 (we contributed two) which was a Keene record lining up and down Main Street and carvers were very creative. So many Jack O’Lanterns!!! Although it’s mostly about the pumpkins, there were also street vendors and entertainers, crafts tents, …