Fall New Hampshire Festivals

Find a New Hampshire fall festival to attend in 2017. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2017 has things to do across Alabama including activities in Nashua, Manchester, and Keene. Our list includes festivals celebrating the local harvest, food, music, beer, Oktoberfest and more.

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Henniker Brewing Oktoberfest - Henniker, NH - Sep 10, 2016

Rochester Fair - Rochester, NH - Sep 16 to Sep 25, 2016
140th annual event. New Hampshire’s largest carnival midway. Grandstand events, demolition derby, livestock and more. Free rides and free circus.

Dover Oktoberfest - Dover, NH - Sep 17, 2016
A Dover Oktoberfest pub crawl sponsored by Sam Adams.

Oktoberfest at Anheuser-Busch - Merrimack, NH - Sep 17 to Oct 15, 2016

New Hampshire (Hopkinton) State Fair - Contoocook, NH - Sep 1 to Sep 4, 2017
Celebrating 100 years of fun this year. Carnival rides, livestock exhibits, wagon rides, demolition derby, fair food and more.

Hampton Beach Seafood Festival - Hampton, NH - Sep 8 to Sep 10, 2017
27th anniversary of the event. Food court, beverage tent, arts & crafts, chef demo, lobster eating contest, live music, skydiving, kiddie land and fireworks.

401 Tavern Oktoberfest - Hampton, NH - Sep 10, 2017

Harpoon Brewfest 5K - Hampton Falls, NH - Sep 10, 2017
The Harpoon Brewfest 5k is returning to historic Applecrest Farm in Hampton Falls for another Autumn day of scenic New England running! But this is more than just a road race – you’ll get treated to an after-party featuring fresh apples, pie, ice cream, cider, and plenty of UFO and Harpoon beer.

NH Highland Games & Festival - Lincoln, NH - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2017
The largest Scottish cultural festival in the Northeast. Starts on the third Friday of September.

Hilltop City Bluegrass Festival - Somersworth, NH - Sep 16, 2017
Enjoy a day of bluegrass music, food vendors and craft beers in the beer garden.

New Hampshire Poetry Festival - Manchester, NH - Sep 23, 2017

Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival - Portsmouth, NH - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2017

Schnitzelfest - Hillsborough, NH - Sep 23, 2017
The Greater Hillsborough Chamber of Commerce presents their annual Schnitzelfest at Butler Park in the heart of the downtown in Hillsborough, New Hampshire. They say it is the best German food outside of Germany, right in downtown Hillsborough, NH! Authentically prepared schnitzel, sauerkraut, potato salad, breads and incredible cakes and pastries served under the tent. Beer and wine bar, souvenirs, and craft vendors. Entertainment. Enjoy tasty German cuisine, oom-pah music, and shopping in beautiful historic Hillsborough. Buy your tickets early and avoid the lines.

Ammonoosuc Oktoberfest  - Littleton, NH - Sep 23, 2017

Deerfield Fair - Deerfield, NH - Sep 28 to Oct 1, 2017
New England’s oldest “family fair” has been going on for 140 years. Amusement rides, Miss Deerfield pageant and more. Adult admission is $10 ($8 advance).

Merrimack Fall Festival and Business Expo - Merrimack, NH - Sep 30, 2017

Elm City Brewing Oktoberfest - Keene, NH - Sep 30, 2017

East Hill Farm Oktoberfest - Troy, NH - Oct 1, 2017

Attitash Oktoberfest - Bartlett, NH - Oct 1, 2017
Annual Attitash Oktoberfest to Bear Peak at Attitash Mountain Resort on Columbus Day Weekend. It features German music, food, and a biergarten with local breweries. They are having a stein hoist competition on both days and a keg toss contest once again. Children’s activities will include bouncy house, climbing wall, inflatable adventure course, slackline, kinderplatz and cornhole deck. In the past, there has been an annual Hills & Hops 5K Trail Run on Saturday to benefit the Attitash Alpine Education Foundation. Location: 775 U.S. 302, Bartlett, NH 03812

Sausage Fest - Portsmouth, NH - Oct 1, 2017
A celebration of marzen and sausage.

Milford Pumpkin Festival - Milford, NH - Oct 6 to Oct 8, 2017
35,000 attend this annual event. Giant pumpkins, live music, craft fair, make your own scarecrows for kids, corn hole toss competition and more.

Warner Fall Foliage Festival - Warner, NH - Oct 6 to Oct 8, 2017
Annual event with proceeds donated to community organizations and projects. Pie baking contest, craft fair, farmers market, 5 mile road race, fun run, live entertainment and kids corner.

Mount Sunapee Fall Festival & Pig Roast Weekend - Newbury, NH - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2017
Live music, beer and food. Skyrides will be running. Games include water balloon toss, wheelbarrow races and donut on a string. Other activities include pumpkin carving contest, face painting, hay wagon rides, inflatables and more. Free admission.

NH Fall Festival - Portsmouth, NH - Oct 7, 2017
Strawberry Banke Museum’s fall festival and the Prescott Park Chili Cook-Off. Best of New Hampshire Magazine Editor’s Pick.

Powder Keg Beer & Chili Festival - Exeter, NH - Oct 7, 2017
Nearly 40 breweries serving craft beers. 20 restaurants participate in the People’s Choice Cook-Off. Advanced general admission tickets available.

The Sandwich Fair - Sandwich, NH - Oct 7 to Oct 9, 2017
A family fair on Columbus Day weekend. Gates open at 8 AM daily. Parade, antique auto show, 4-H livestock shows, tractor pull, photo contest, art and more.

White Mountain Oktoberfest - Lincoln, NH - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2017
Loon Mountain Resort hosts this Oktoberfest with beer, bratwurst, and Alpiner Oom-pah Band. Contests have included children’s games, cornhole tournament, water balloon tossing, stein holding and keg toss. In the past, they have had a climbing wall, bike rentals and bungee trampoline. It’s the final weekend of their summer attractions, and timed to coincide with peak foliage season. Location: 60 Loon Mountain Rd, Lincoln, NH 03251

New Hampshire Film Festival - Portsmouth, NH - Oct 12 to Oct 15, 2017
Screens more than 100 films during the event. Includes Young Filmmaker’s Workshop and closing ceremonies with presentation of the Granny Awards.

NH Pumpkin Festival - Laconia, NH - Oct 13 to Oct 14, 2017
Held in downtown Laconia, New Hampshire.  This is a huge festival.

NH Brew Fest - Portsmouth, NH - Oct 14, 2017
Three sessions at Redhook Ale Brewery. Admission includes entry, sampler cup, beer samples, live music and entertainment.

New England Craft & Specialty Food Fair - Salem, NH - Nov 10 to Nov 12, 2017
Adult admission is $7 and good for all three days. Kids under 12 are free. Location is Rockingham Park Racetrack.

September 2015:

NH Coffee Festival – Laconia – Sept 19, 2015
Coffee ice cream, coffee cake, coffee popcorn and more. Games include coffee bean bag sack race, coffee bean toss and more.

Merrimack Fall Festival – Merrimack, NH – September 19, 2015

Find other fun things to do in New Hampshire in October:

Oktoberfest in New Hampshire
New Hampshire Corn Mazes
New Hampshire Ghost Tours
Haunted Houses in New Hampshire
Pumpkin Patches in New Hampshire

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