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Mark your calendars. Book your lodging. Gather your friends, family, zombie ghouls, cornhole players, runners, walkers, your costume, foodies lovers, artists & pumpkin enthusiasts.

COME CATCH THE GLOWDISCOVER AUTUMN in NH's Lakes Region!  Please note, this is a street festival. There is no admission cost.

🎃Friday, October 27th 4pm-8pm🎃

4pm-8pm   KidsZones climbing wall, bungy jump & inflatable fun with Vertical Entertainment, sponsored by Service Credit Union & Comcast Xfinity

4pm-8pm   Great New England Craft & Artisan Show explore 100+ artisan booths all in costume at City Hall

4pm-8pm   Food Trucks, Vendors & Street Performers, festive balloons & kid novelties

4pm-9pm   Outdoor Dining at Hectors Fine Food & Spirits, patio will be open with a live piano music from 6-8pm

4pm-8pm   405 Beer Garden on Beacon St W in City Hall Parking Lot featuring DJ music

4:30pm       Dinner Train 2-hour Train Ride & “Ride Only”  train departing from the historic downtown station, boarding begins at 4:15 in Veterans Sq, Dinner Train is SOLD Out, "Ride Only" tickets still available BUY TIX

5pm            Pumpkin Display Competition Judging led by Bank of New Hampshire for Most Creative, Funniest & Spookiest

5:30pm       Doug the Devil Stick Man street performance near Kids Zone A

5:45pm       Jack-o-Lantern animated lighting display provided by New Spectrum Lighting

6:00 pm      Zombie Walk - Starts in Veterans Square, Ends at City Hall Lot Get your Zombie on! Show off your Zombie Garb. Join 104.9fm The Hawk for a little Thriller. Meet some of the lurkers, creepers, geeks, monsters or roamers and join the walk!

7pm-10pm Spook'N Groove Halloween Dance Party at The CAKE Theatre BUY TIX


🎃Saturday, October 28th 11am-8pm🎃

9:00am       Runaway Pumpkin 5k/10k Run/Walk steps off at Opechee Park LEARN MORE  

11am-5pm Hobo Pumpkin Express Train Rides Every Hour 11am-5pm, tickets available at the station LEARN MORE

Noon          Bags Fly at the Wicked Pumpkin Cornhole Tournament on Beacon St W  - 11am Check In presented by Laconia Refrigeration powered by SCOREHOLIO PRE-REGISTER CORNHOLE TEAMS HERE

11am-4pm Franklin Savings Bank Outdoor Adventures at Hectors on Beacon St W

11am-4pm NonProfit Fun Patch between the Belknap Mill & Main St hosted by Granite State Credit Union & Rowell's Services

11am-4pm Pie Eating Contest every hour in Veterans Sq hosted by Lakes Region Community College

11am-4pm Laconia Parks & Recreation Scavenger Hunt find your first clue at their booth in Veterans Sq!

11am-8pm Hectors Beer Garden on Beacon St W with outdoor dining at Hectors Fine Food & Spirits

11am-8pm 405 Beer Garden on Beacon St W in City Hall Parking Lot with live music till 9:30pm featuring Jodie Cunningham

11am-8pm Great New England Craft & Artisan Show explore 100+ artisan booths all in costumes at City Hall

11am-8pm KidsZones climbing wall, bungy jump & inflatable fun with Vertical Entertainment

11am-8pm Thousands of Pumpkins on Display in Veterans Square including an all-new Reimagined Zig Zag Exhibit & More

Noon          A special appearance by The Wicked Witches of the Lakes Region

1pm           Children's Costume Parade led by Meredith Village Savings Bank - Starts at Belknap Mill, ends in Veterans Square

2pm           Recycled Percussion Junk Rock Superheroes plus a costume contest at The CAKE BUY TIX

2:30pm      Doug the Devil Stick Man street performance near Kids Zone A

3pm           A special appearance by The Wicked Witches of the Lakes Region

3-7pm       Live Music at Hectors Spirit Stage featuring River Sang Wild, Boston area alt/indie rock band

5:30pm      Doug the Devil Stick Man street performance near Kids Zone A

5:45pm      Jack-o-Lantern this year laser lights provided by New Spectrum Lighting

7pm           Recycled Percussion Junk Rock Superheroes plus a costume contest at The CAKE BUY TIX

8pm           Amy Grant at the Colonial Theatre GET TICKETS

8-9:30pm  GRAND FINALE in Veterans Square presented by New Spectrum Lighting & Pinnacle Lasers featuring the one & only DJ Spiezio

Explore historic Downtown Laconia. Discover the charm of local retailers, the taste of delicious foods and the revitalized vibe of this community. Experience all things pumpkin like carved jack-o-lanterns, painted gourds, pumpkin floats & displays, pumpkin people, listen to live music & more.


This year's food trucks, street vendors  & exhibitors include:  Meet & Eat, Chic-fil-a, Eva Marie's Italian Bites, Let's Get Loaded, Trucking Tacos, Smoke Shack Southern Barbecue, Hibbert Enterprises, Kona Ice, Gina's Eatery, Chubba Wabba's, Nutmeg Concessions, Mariano Restaurant Group, KWC Marketing, HPHC/Tufts Medicare , Sweet Poofs freeze dried candy, Trading Faces, Kids Stuff Amusements & Kettle Corn, Hackleboro Orchards, Richie's Concessions, Laconia Democratic Committee, Clyde's Cupcakes, All Energy Solar, 603 candy, Visiting Angels of the Lakes Region, Better Day donuts, Stitches NH, Tin Can Co, Sweeties Cupcakes, Gina Foods, Comcast/Xfinity, Loaded TOTZ nuff said, Vacation White Mountains, Tommy's Pizzeria, Bubble Bee Milk Tea, GKK Concessions, T&D Concessions, Seacoast Pretzel Company, Pat's Apple Crisp, KES RV Supply, NH Green Health, 405 Pub & Grill, T-Mobile, Beans & Greens Farm, Foliage Retrievers Service Dogs, 603 United, Circle Program, NH JAG, Taylor Community, Greater Lakes Region Children's Auction, Granite VNA, Lakes Region Cancer Support Team, Camp Resilience, Prescott Farm Environmental Education, Inty Collection, ClearChoice MD Urgent Care, Chewy, Got Lunch Belmont, Easterseals NH, South Baptist Church, 6603 Axes, LNA Health Careers, Indigo Trading Post, New England Ford, Boy Scout Troop 68, Mike Trask - author of Dead Drive books & more.....   


Local restaurants in and around the festival footprint include: Burrito Me, Laconia Local Eatery, Remix Nutrition, Defiant Records & Craft Beer, Laconia Village Bakery, Water Street Cafe, Hector's Fine Food & Spirits, Trillium Farm to Table, Koung Sushi Mart, Wayfarer Coffee Roasters, Fresh Takes Deli, GoodNatured Juice and Smoothie Bar & Brick Front Restaurant-Lounge. 

For late night adult entertainment, head to Lakeside Ave for the Wicked Weirs annual Halloween weekend at Tower Hill Tavern & the Big House in Weirs Beach.

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Media &
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Laconia Daily Sun


The Hawk Rocks
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Pumpkin Patrons

Fireside Inn & Suites, Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad & Rail Bike Adventures, MilPower Source, Watermark Marine Construction, Dumont Consulting, The Home Beautiful, Laconia Motorcycle Week Association, Lake Opechee Inn & Spa, HPM Insurance, Gilford Country Store, In Memory of John Peavey 

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