Grab your carving tools and a pumpkin or two, and help set a new Guinness World Record! The Keene Pumpkin Festival takes place this year on Saturday, October 18th. The day is filled with face painting, costumes, live music, tasty treats, and plenty of Halloween spirit. Whether you come for the delicious food, to demonstrate your pumpkin-carving skills, or to join in the competitive drive to break a world record, be in downtown Keene on the 18th for an unforgettable event.
Even though the leaves are falling and winter is coming. You can still garden inside. What can kids learn from planting seeds in a plastic foam cup with dirt? A lot more than just the fact that seeds need soil, water, and sunlight to grow. Read on to learn more about how to educate children about the joys of potting plants and growing flowers both indoors and outdoors.
The Hanover Lions Club is holding its 2nd Annual Upper Valley Oktoberfest at the Top of the Hop Alumni Hall on Dartmouth College’s campus on Friday, October 3, 2014. Attendees must be 21 or older, and the event will take place from 6pm to 9pm. Tickets are available for $35 in advance here, or $40 at the door.
Tie on your hiking boots—the Upper Valley Trails Alliance wants YOU to get out on the trails! For 15 years, the Alliance has been maintaining trails and connecting eager community members to them. Serving 43 communities in two states, the UVTA is described by Executive Director Russell Hirschler as “a top resource for all things trail-related.”
When summer draws to a close and fall begins, we are blessed with quite a few wonderful things – cooler temps, beautiful foliage . . . and new television series! Between September and October, there are new series starting on almost every major network. Read on to find out which ones are on our must-watch list this season!
What’s better than Vermont cheese? Vermont cheese baked with pasta, of course! On September 14, 2014, the Second Annual Vermont Mac & Cheese Challenge will take place in Windsor, Vermont. All you need bring is a ticket for entry and a very hearty appetite. Come hungry and ready to eat mountains of gourmet mac and cheese, prepared for you by the best chefs of the Upper Valley and beyond. Ultimately, you and your fellow samplers will cast your votes for the best mac and cheese of Vermont.
Will this summer find you hosting guests from afar? When you’ve spent enough time barbecuing on the patio or lounging by the pool, have a few excursions planned to show your visitors some of the best places in the Hanover area and beyond. Read on for a few of our favorite places to show off to visitors.
The Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl Football Game is played between two all-star teams of graduated high school seniors from Vermont & New Hampshire. The game is preceded by a spectacular parade of Shrine Units from throughout the Northeast Region. It is one of 30 Shrine Football Games played every year across the country.
Is your next family road trip approaching? Fear not! These games and activities will please everyone in the car and bust traffic boredom. Car trips can be long and hot in the summer, but when all the passengers are engaged in an activity together, time passes more quickly. In fact, you may even appreciate the journey to your destination as valuable family-bonding time. Safe travels!
With summer officially here, it’s time to rethink your workout routines and make sure they stand up to the summer heat. Depending on where you live, if you like to work out outside you might have to shake up your schedule and exercise at different times. If you live in a hot climate, consider a dip in the pool or bring your fitness routine indoors. No matter your workout preference, drink lots of water and don’t push yourself in the heat—there are plenty of activities to choose from that are cool, safe and summer-proof.