The New Hampshire Pumpkin Festival takes place every fall in Downtown Laconia, New Hampshire. The two-day community-hosted street festival celebrates everything about autumn and New Hampshire. Besides, it promotes creativity in pumpkin carving and other traditional activities. The festival features over 60 food & craft vendors, a beer garden, and much more. With fun activities like Zombie Walk, Bungee Jump, Jumpin' Jack Car Show, Riverside Duck Derby, a pancake breakfast, and 10K/5K Run, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
NH Pumpkin Festival features many activities and games for children like climbing wall, horse-drawn hayrides, pumpkin bowling and more. The event attracts about 40,000 attendees of all ages every year.
Each year, the visitors of the Laconia NH Pumpkin Festival try to carve and lit the biggest number of jack-o'-lanterns in one place to beat the world record. The Tower of Jack-o-Lanterns is constructed in Keene, New Hampshire. That's where the festival used to take place from 1991 until it moved to Laconia in 2015. From 10,000 to 20,000 lanterns are lit at the festival every fall, but the record-breaking number reached over 30,000.