"Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the Fall." - F. Scott Fitzgerald. 

We have certainly been experiencing that Fall crispness here in New England. And as we change gears to welcome cooler seasons ahead, most of us are still trying to hold on to those last few colorful slivers of Fall. 

Luckily, this weekend presents plenty of opportunities to do just that. Whether you're looking to celebrate Halloween a little early, catch a cult classic flick, or get out and get active while taking in the foliage, there's something for everyone to enjoy right here in NH!

And don't forget, we love to see all of your favorite NH made memories. Be sure to share them with us in the comments or on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Happy Weekending! 

1. Halloween Howl

More than 75 retailers and businesses along Concord's Main Street and downtown side streets will open their doors for some trick or treating fun! Nazzy from 105.5 JYY will also be back hosting the Annual “Not-So-Scary” costume dance party, so bring on your scariest dance moves!

Visitors will have a chance to strut their stuff during the Spooktacular Costume Parade and all pets big and small are welcome to join the Pet Costume Contest.

Adults can also participate in the Downtown business scavenger hunt and be eligible to win $100 in Downtown Dollars!  

Date: Friday, October 25

Time: 5:30PM-7:30PM

Location: Downtown Concord - Main St., Concord, NH

Website: https://intownconcord.org/index.php/halloween-howl/

Admission: FREE

2. Harvest Music Festival

Come out to the Canterbury Shaker Village for a fun event of traditional music performed by a variety of artists and groups.

Sample fare from the Creamery Cafe and local brews from Canterbury Aleworks. Marvel at the fall foliage and enjoy the peace and tranquility of a premier historic site at this outdoor event. This is sure to be a memorable way to celebrate the fall season!

The lineup this year includes High Range Band, Liz Faiella with Lindsay Straw, The Wholly Rollers, The Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki Trio, and Jim Prendergast with Hanz Araki.

Date: Saturday, October 26

Time: 3PM-8PM

Location: Canterbury Shaker Village - 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH

Website: http://www.shakers.org/harvest-music-festival/

Admission: Adults $12, Children ages 6-17 $6, Children under age 5 Free

3. Wicked FIT Run

Join in for the 8th Annual 5K Wicked FIT Run through beautiful neighborhoods in Concord, NH! This "spooktacular" family-friendly run/walk benefits Families in Transition-New Horizons which supports ending hunger and homelessness throughout the community! Teams, individuals and socialized dogs are welcome. This is a timed race and a certified course.

Date: Saturday, October 26

Time: 8:30AM-12PM

Location: Rollins Park - 33 Bow St., Concord, NH

Website: https://support.fitnh.org/event/wicked-fit-run-2019/e223603

Admission: Registration prices vary, see website for details

4. 3rd Annual Trunk-or-Treat

Trunk-or-Treat is a fun way to celebrate Halloween in a safe, family friendly environment. Kids can trick-or-treat from decorated vehicle trunks from MOMS Club members & family, as well as local businesses who have graciously sponsored the event. This event is open to all ages, and free to the community.

Date: Saturday, October 26

Time: 3PM-4:30PM

Location: Bedford High School - 47 Nashua Rd., Bedford, NH

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/468739750388930/

Admission: FREE

5. "Rocky Horror Picture Show"

This famous cult film is hosted by Red River Theatres, and the Equality Health Center, who have planned two nights of raunchy fun for both long-time Rocky Horror fans, or “virgins” who have never attended one of these notorious shows before!

Since its release in 1973, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” has entertained audiences through its dark cabaret style musical numbers. The warped story, written in parody of old science fiction “B” Movies, has developed an array of traditions, including audience members throwing toilet paper, “snapping” rubber gloves, and firing water pistols at each other! Every attendee of the film at Red River Theatres will receive their very own “prop bag” with everything they need to join in on the fun!

Arrive early to pose in the photobooth, and get ready for some exciting pre-show games to kick off the night! There will also be a costume contest, so break out those fishnet tights, and get ready to do “The Time Warp!”

Date: Friday, October 25 - Saturday, October 26

Time: Showtimes vary, see website for details

Location: Red River Theatres - 11 S Main St., Concord, NH

Website: http://www.redrivertheatres.org/2019/09/the-rocky-horror-picture-show/

Admission: $15, Members $12


Looking to squeeze in one last Fall getaway? Click here to shop our Fall vacation packages or give us a call at 1-800-661-2243 to request more info about our Vacation Club.