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Keene Pumpkin Festival: HGTV ‘Pumpkin Wars’ & Another World Record Attempt


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge


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Oct. 16, 2012.
2/ Keene (NH): Pumpkin Festival Saturday, October 20, 2012 From Noon —
PARKING, $15/car — Oct. 19, 2012.
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3/ Back Volunteering As A Granite State Ambassador (GSA)
July 14, 2012.

4/ New Hampshire Stories: Laconia Rotary Club
—-and the ‘University of Whales’ — Oct. 9, 2012.


Click to watch video on Yahoo (from NH Channel 9, WMUR).


Click image to read more about HGTV program. My kids plan to be on it!

Not much more I can add that is not already in the above ‘clips’. On HGTV ‘Pumpkin Wars’ and an attempt at the Guinness Book World Record.
See you there. Cheers.

Keene (NH): Pumpkin Festival Saturday, October 20, 2012 From Noon — PARKING, $15/car


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
1/ Pumpkin Festival In Keene, NH, Saturday, October 20, 2012 From Noon Till 8:30 PM
Oct. 16, 2012.
—-
2/ Back Volunteering As A Granite State Ambassador (GSA)
July 14, 2012.

3/ New Hampshire Stories: Laconia Rotary Club
—-and the ‘University of Whales’ — Oct. 9, 2012.


Click to access the ‘Parking’ page at the official Website.


Just a heads up, because it caught me by surprise when I saw it late last night. $15 per car for parking.

Admission is free, BUT I now find out (because I will be one of them collecting it), that all will be asked for a $5 donation per adult! So, again, a heads up. It is, however, definitely, categorically, voluntary, no obligation and they will not make you wear a ‘yellow start’ to denote you didn’t make a donation.

The two main attractions are the 40′ Ferris Wheel and a Haunted Alley. Yes, you have to pay for those too. So come prepared, especially if you have kids.

This is my 1st time so I have no data or parameters to work with or off. Just in terms of initial reaction the $15 for parking and $5/adult voluntary DONATION seems a tad high! That can add up to a LOT of loot. Who gets that money? I am sure it is registered as a non-profit … but that doesn’t say anything out outlandish ‘expenses’ (and I will leave it at that).

I will, as is my wont, try and find out.

I have been told, but won’t know if it is true till I get there, that we (i.e., those of us volunteering at this event) have special parking. Maybe it just means we will be asked to pay $25/car.

Stay tuned.

 

Pumpkin Festival In Keene, NH, Saturday, October 20, 2012 From Noon Till 8:30 PM. We Plan To Attend.


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

….
by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
1/ Back Volunteering As A Granite State Ambassador (GSA)
July 14, 2012.

2/ New Hampshire Stories: Laconia Rotary Club
—-and the ‘University of Whales’ — Oct. 9, 2012.


Click image to access the official festival Website.


We have never been to the Keene Pumpkin Festival, though each time we have seen it on TV we have talked about making the trek.

Keene is about as far as you can get from here, while still staying within NH. That said, we do go to Keene given that our favorite dog breeder, Goldens, of course, is in Surry (just north of Keene). They introduced us to a decent Indian restaurant at the Keene airport.

This year, the New Hampshire Granite State Ambassadors (GSA) are helping out at the festival. Since I am very remiss in the hours I put in, I decided to volunteer here and basically smash two pumpkins with one stone. It looks like great fun and I will be putting in some much needed hours.

We are all going. Entrance is FREE.

Their Website is good, and already has a schedule, a map, parking, list of vendors etc. So go check it out. We have to be there by noon. I will be brown, as usual, and wearing a green GSA shirt. Come and say ‘hello‘. So, see you there. Cheers.



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