Oct 2012

This Weekend In NH: Exeter Powder Keg Fest And Keene Pumpkin Fest

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The 1st Annual Exeter Powder Keg Beer & Chili Festival
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Swasey Parkway, Exeter, NH  
12:00-4:00 p.m.

Love beer? So do we!!! The 2012 Exeter Powder Keg Beer & Chili Festival will take place alongside the 14th Annual Fall Festival, a long standing Exeter tradition that includes local crafters, vendors and street entertainment. So pack up the family and come on down to experience all the fun Exeter has to offer!

We’ll keep you busy celebrating great beers and chili!  Breweries and beer enthusiasts from the region will gather on a Fall afternoon for a sampling of fresh beers of all colors, styles and tastes. Vote for your favorite chili as local restaurants enter their house recipes in hopes of becoming the 1st Powder Keg Beer & Chili Festival fan favorite!

The Exeter Powder Keg Beer & Chili Festival will include great beer from breweries across the region including Narragansett, as well as live music all day long. Visit Powderkegbeerfest.com for tickets and more info.

Keene Pumpkin Festival: A New England Tradition for over 20 years!

Three hundred and sixty-four days a year Keene, NH, is a quintessential New England community with a pristine church at the head of a welcoming square. On October 20, 2012, that square will abound with jack-o’lanterns carved by area school children! The bandstand will come alive entertainment and a tower of pumpkins so spectacular it is called “spell-binding” will rival the church steeple. Delectables in the Food & Craft Court will send forth aromas of apple crisp and maple cotton candy throughout the pumpkin-lined city streets. Eight world records and 21 years later, Keene Pumpkin Festival is the darling of New England events. Admission is a suggested donation of $5 per adult plus a carved pumpkin.

Don’t go to Pumpkin Fest with-out a carved pumpkin. It’s like showing up to a birthday party with-out a card. Click here to visit their website for awesome photos, other ways to help and more.