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10 things to do in N.H. this weekend: The Halloween edition

Portsmouth Halloween Parade, Portsmouth, N.H.
Courtesy of Roger Goun Photography
Portsmouth Halloween Parade, Portsmouth, N.H.

We've a full slate of ideas to have a ghoulishly good time this weekend in New Hampshire. Halloween is Sunday, and the forecast indicates a chance of showers Saturday night, and into the early part of Sunday.

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Did you know? The pumpkin is the official state fruit in New Hampshire.

  • Halloween Howl on Friday, Oct. 29, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in downtown Concord. More info.
  • Halloween Parade & Costume Contest on Saturday, Oct. 30, 10 a.m. at Swasey Parkway in Exeter. More info.
  • Halloween Hike on Saturday, Oct. 30, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Keach Park in Concord. More info.
  • 29th Annual Halloween Party: Sparkly Spooktacular on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2p.m. to 7 p.m. at Wasserman Park in Merrimack. More info. UPDATE: Due to the weather forecast, this party is postponed to Saturday, Nov. 6.
  • Trunk or Treat & Halloween DJ Dance on Saturday, Oct. 30, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Grantham Recreation Park. More info.
  • Annual Pumpkin Lighting Event on Saturday, Oct. 30, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Plaistow Town Green. More info. UPDATE: Due to the forecast, this is now a virtual pumpkin lighting - you can email a picture of your carved pumpkin to by 10/31 to be entered into the online pumpkin carving contest.
  • Halloween FunFest on Sunday, Oct. 31 at noon at Colburn Park. More info.
  • Portsmouth Halloween Parade on Sunday, Oct. 31, 7 p.m. at Pierce Island, Portsmouth. More info.
  • Monadnock International Film Festival through Saturday, Oct. 30 at multiple locations, in-person and online. More info.
  • FinnFunn Weekend from Friday, Oct. 29 through Sunday, Oct. 31 at The Inn at East Hill Farm in Troy. More info.
  • Bad Bad Hats at Showroom on Saturday, Oct. 30, 8 p.m. at Showroom in Keene. More info.

Planning your trick-or-treat night? Check out WMUR's trick or treat times, and check with your town or city.

Zoey Knox is NHPR's newsroom engagement producer. She has spent most of her radio years at college radio stations in Madison, WI (WSUM) and Seattle, WA (KXSU).
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