12 Things To Do This Weekend: N.H. Film Festival, Live Music, Pumpkin Fest

Oct 17, 2019

Mark your calendars for these 10 fun things to do in New Hampshire this weekend, starting with the N.H. Film Festival, which opens Thursday evening in Portsmouth.

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  • The New Hampshire Film Festival is in Portsmouth from Oct. 17 to Oct. 20. The Music Hall is the festival's main stage, but other venues include 3S Artspace, the Moffatt-Ladd House, The Press Room, and the Music Hall Loft. Here's the festival schedule.
  • Melvin Seals & JGB play at the Lebanon Opera House on Friday, Oct. 18, and Veronic Swift performs Oct. 20 in Lebanon. 
  • Jesse Cook plays the Chubb Theatre at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord on Friday, Oct. 18, at 8 p.m.
    Jesse Cook performs Friday, Oct. 18, at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord.
    Credit CCANH.com
  • The 2019 N.H. Pumpkin Festival is Oct. 18-19 in Laconia. Hours are 4-8 p.m. Friday, and noon to 8 p.m. Saturday.
  • Five Painters at Kimball Jenkins Estate, School of Art, in Concord, Oct. 18, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Artist reception featuring James Wolcott, Robert Larsen, Melissa Miller, Becky Darling, and Charlie Goodwin.
  • Heather Maloney plays the Bank of NH Stage, presented by Capitol Center for the Arts, on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 8 p.m.
  • ​Goffstown Giant Pumpkin weigh off and regatta is Oct. 19-20 in the Goffstown Village. Presented by the Goffstown Main Street Program.
    The 2018 Goffstown Pumpkin Fest & Regatta.
    Credit Dan Tuohy / NHPR
  • Run To Make a Difference: The CHaD HERO event is Sunday, Oct. 20, in Hanover. There's a half marathon, a 5k run and walk, and a fun run for kids. And the fourth annual James Foley Freedom Run is Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Rochester Community Center.