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Barbara Lemieux, 2016

2023 New Hampshire Pumpkin Festival Offers Fall Fun Oct. 27-28

Jessica Ruel, MVSB Branch & Business Development Manager, center, recently stopped by Moulton Farm with Karmen Gifford, Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce President, and Joanne Haight, Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Director of Membership & Community Engagement, to check out this year’s crop of pumpkins.

The New Hampshire Pumpkin Festival is set to carve out downtown Laconia from Oct. 27-28 for two days’ worth of fall fun for the whole family. There will be an art show, food trucks, street performers, beer garden, zombie walk, train rides, live music and a whole lot more. MVSB will proudly sponsor two crowd favorites – The Runaway Pumpkin 5k/10k at 9 am Oct. 28 at Opechee Park and the Children’s Costume Parade at 1 pm Oct. 28 starting at the Belknap Mill.

“We would like to thank all those in the community who have come together to support the amazing activities we have planned and we couldn’t be more excited to bring locals and visitors alike together to celebrate fall in downtown Laconia,” said Karmen Gifford, Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce President. “One of the features that I am looking forward to the most is the newly designed pumpkin tower that will be made up of up of thousands of jack-o-lanterns. We hope everyone comes out to enjoy the festivities.”

“We have been looking forward to the Pumpkin Festival all year,” said Jessica Ruel, MVSB Branch & Business Development Manager in Laconia. “It’s a fun and unique experience for those who attend and draws attention and businesses to our growing and thriving downtown Laconia community.”

Go to to learn more and view the full schedule of events.

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