From outdoor events to apple picking and farm stand visits. The Lake Sunapee Region has just as much to offer in the Autumn as it does during the summer months. We’ll continue updating the event list below so check back often! Scroll down to see what events are going on, where to go apple picking and definitely check out the link to the New Hampshire Fall Foliage Tracker to plan your leaf peeping adventures.
Muster Field Farm, Sutton
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Live music by Nick’s Other Band, games and great food for purchase from Monster’s Tacos!! Bring a picnic blanket or your pop-up tent and enjoy an evening of fun and good company. Hosted by the Sunapee Region Board of Realtors and their Business Partners, this event raises funds for local charities. $10 per ticket, $30 for four people. Tickets do sell out, call (603) 454-7019
Capital Well Sunapee Triathlon
Mount Sunapee State Park, Newbury
6:30 am Packet Pick-up | 8:30 am Race Start
Millennium Running and Sunapee State Park host the 2nd Annual Capital Well Sunapee Triathlon! Swim, bike and run with a team or as an individual. This USTA sanctioned event takes place at beautiful Lake Sunapee. Visit their website for all the details.
Real Ghost Stories with Adam Berry
Newport Opera House
An evening of REAL ghost stories with Adam Berry the host and executive producer of Discovery+ and The Travel Channel’s smash hit program Kindred Spirits! Tickets are $35.
Claremont Brewfest & 5K
11:30 am 5k Start, Brewfest Gates open at 1:00 pm
Hosted by the Claremont Kiwanis Club, enjoy craft beer, great food, music and a fun 5k road race!
Bradford Celebration Day & Fireworks
Brown Shattuck Memorial Field
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Hosted by the Town of Bradford NH Parks and Rec, enjoy a full day of family fun activities, a parade, great food, live music and fireworks and more! Visit the Bradford Parks and Rec Facebook page and check out their events to learn more.
October 4 - 19
Sunapee Pumpkin People
Welcome the Pumpkin People to Sunapee! This fun event is open to all residents, businesses and organizations. Prizes for the best entries--the contest kicks off on October 8.
5th Annual Duck Drop
Mount Sunapee Resort
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
What can be more fun than tossing rubber duckies off a chair lift to win great prizes, all while taking in the beautiful fall foliage! Enjoy Live music, good food and great company. This super fun event is hosted by North Cape Design to raise funds for the Boys and Girls Club of Central New Hampshire.
Ragged Mountain’s Harvest Party
Ragged Mountain, Danbury
12:00 - 4:00 pm
Start gearing up for the 2021-22 winter season at Ragged’s annual Harvest Party. Enjoy live music, delicious food from a variety of food trucks, and shop the ski and snowboard tent sale. Season Pass holders can get their RFID cards automatically reloaded for the season.
Lake Sunapee Chowder and Chili Challenge
October 29 - 31
Halloween Weekend at the Anchorage
Anchorage at Sunapee Harbor
Friday, 10/29: Costume Party and contest. Enjoy live music and a festive evening. Call to make reservations, (603) 763-3334.
Saturday, 10/30: Halloween Karaoke
Sunday, 10/31: $3.00 kid’s meals and Halloween goodie bags!
It wouldn’t be fall in New Hampshire without a trip to one of the beautiful apple orchards! Check out the list below to plan out your apple picking itinerary. For those looking to pair apple picking with cider tasting, make sure to check out Contoocook Cider Company at Gould Hill Farm.
57 Alyson's Lane, Walpole
Phone: (603) 756-9800
Apple Hill Farm
580 Mountain Rd., Concord
Phone: (603) 224-8862
120 Tyler Rd, Contoocook
Phone: (603) 746-2349
Gould Hill Farm
656 Gould Hill Rd, Contoocook
Phone: (603) 746-3811
Poverty Lane Orchards
98 Poverty Lane, Lebanon
Phone: (603) 448-1511
Local Farm Stands
Pair a scenic foliage drive with a visit to a local farm stand or two! There are several in the region, all offering a variety of different products and products. Visit our Sunapee Region farm stands and Markets page.
This really cool tool will help you plan the perfect fall foliage drive. Use the sliding bar to view approximate weekly color change by region throughout the fall season.
One of the best ways to experience fall foliage in New Hampshire it so explore on two feet or by bike! The links below will take you to some of our trail route suggestions and some of our favorite cycling rides in the area. If you're wondering what to do while you're visiting the Sunapee Region, take a look at our Visitor's Guide. From restaurants to shopping, to outdoor adventures and a guide to the area lakes, you'll find a ton of helpful information on the Lake Sunapee Region.
- Hiking and walking trails that you should consider this Fall
- Cycling routes that will take you on scenic adventures