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Fall Events and Happenings in Sunapee, New London and the Surrounding Region

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What’s not to love about New London, Sunapee and the surrounding region during the fall season! Late September and the month of October are packed with events and things to do from cruising the back roads and taking in the bright colors of the leaves to fall festivals, pumpkin people, cultural events and 5k road races. Below is round up of events and happenings in fall 2019. Also, make sure to check out some of the local and regional farm stands and apple orchards this season!

September 26

Twilight Tasting
Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, Warner
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Unique event with area restaurants, cafes, caterers and others showcasing their talents. The Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum and The Little Nature Museum will be open and available to tour and walk the grounds.

October 1 – month of October

Return of the Pumpkin People
Town of New London
Throughout the month of October keep an eye out as the Pumpkin People reemerge all around New London. Hosted by the New London Recreation Department, all are welcome to participate! There are categories for residential, business and organization entries.

October 5

Claremont Fall Festival and Chili Cook-Off
The Green at the Claremont Visitor Center
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

This is the 22nd Annual Fall Festival & Chili Cook-Off 5K Race, with live entertainment, exhibitors and chili contest.

October 6

Harvest Day
Muster Field Farm, Sutton
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Enjoy the beauty of Muster Field Farm in Sutton, NH while listening to live music and watching artists demonstrate and exhibit their skills and crafts! Homemade soups will be available for purchase and the farm stand will be open.

October 6

Open Farm Sunday
Sanctuary Dairy Farm
11:00 am – 2:00 PM

Cabot is hosting a fall open house and there will be blacksmith demonstrations, pressed apple cider, warm grilled cheese sandwiches/mac-n-cheese and tours of the dairy barn.

October 11 – 13

72nd Annual Warner Fall Foliage Festival
Main St., Warner
Three days of family fun! Live music, parades, 5k road race, amusement rides, great food, farmer’s market and more!

October 12

Corbin Covered Bridge Festival
Corbin Covered Bridge, Newport
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

This is a FREE event that will include historical and cultural activities, fun, food, demonstration, hands on experiences, a heritage parade through the bridge, and photo opportunities.

October 12

Mount Sunapee Duck Drop
Mount Sunapee Resort, Newbury
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Get ready to let the ducks fly! Enjoy live music, good food, and test out your duck tossing skills for a chance to win some great prizes.

October 12-13

Open Studio Days
Whipple Hall, New London & Various Local Artist Studios
10:00 am – 3:00 pm


October 18

New London Chili Cook-off
New London Historical Society, New London
5:30 – 7:00 pm

Come try the best chili’s in the New London region! $10 per person! You vote for the best. Winner gets $500!

October 26

Haunted Harbor Halloween
Sunapee Harbor
5:00–7:30 pm


October 31

Halloween Fun
Wilmot Community Association Red Barn, Wilmot
5:00–7:00 pm

The young and young-at-heart will want to join in. The decorations will be grand and the candy, cookies, cider and other goodies sinfully delicious. Kids of all ages are welcome to stop by the Red Barn for games and treats.

November 2-10

Christmas at the Fells
The Fells Historic Gardens & Estate, Newbury
The Fells Historic Estate & Gardens, Newbury, NH Take a tour of The Fells Main House and get inspired! Professional interior designers, floral artists, decorators and talented volunteers have sprinkled their magic throughout to create this one-of-a-kind Christmas showcase.

November 28

13th Annual Lake Sunapee Turkey Trot 5K
Sunapee Harbor
9:00 am

Now in its 13th year, the Lake Sunapee Turkey Trot has become a wonderful family tradition for more than 800 racers. Grab your family and friends, work off some calories, and make this great event a part of your Thanksgiving tradition.

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