Littleton Harvest Festival Full of Ghostly Excitement
Calling all ghosts, goblins, and ghouls; beckoning the area’s finest princesses, pirates, and pixies. Community members and visitors alike are encouraged to enjoy the Littleton Harvest Festival jamboree by attending plenty of fun events including the 4th Annual Gathering of the Jack O’ Lanterns on the Ammonoosuc River, a chance to savor family-friendly Trick or Treating on Main Street, and a haunted walk along the Ammonoosuc River! Costumes are welcomed and encouraged for a day of community fun and excitement.
The fun kicks off at 10 am with the Annual Littleton Police Department Halloween Festival at the Littleton High School for grades K-6. Attendees can look forward to a pumpkin carving contest, magic demonstrations with Jason Purdy, jumping in bouncy houses, and snacking on donuts and cider. Participants are encouraged to bring a ready to carve pumpkin (scooped out) as there will be a limited number of pumpkins available on a first come first serve basis.
From 12-2 pm, head up to Remich Park for some Old Home Day sponsored by the Littleton Parks & Recreation Department and the Boys & Girls Club of the North Country*. Participants will have a chance to participate in a slew of old-fashioned fun including foot races, pie eating contest, tug of war, and more. There’s more fall fun happening from 12 pm to 3 pm at the Littleton Food Co-op enjoy samples from local vendors and vote on your
On Main Street, family-friendly trick or treating begins at 2 pm and ends at 4 pm. Hungry trick-or-treaters can head to participating merchants to receive spooky treats while parents browse the shelves. Be warned, if you see a skull and crossbones in the window, this means the storeowner has graciously bowed of the treat giving, so please abstain from bringing wily trick-or-treaters inside.
The Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce encourages you to eat at one of our fantastic local eateries before heading back out to enjoy the fun at dusk to catch ghoulish music in the gazebo and the 4th Annual Gathering of the Jack O Lanterns. “We hope to have about 500 pumpkins on the river and the covered bridge this year,” says Dave Harkless, Gathering organizer and owner of the Littleton Bike Shop*. “Many have helped put this together and hope that just as many will participate this year as well. We need Jack o Lantern donations, help setting up pumpkins, and cleaning up the next day.” Jack O Lantern donations are welcomed and appreciated, and the already carved pumpkins may be dropped off at the Littleton Bike Shop. Then head to the Haunted River Walk, spooked by goblins, ghouls, and zombies with help from Aylakai*.
A printable schedule of the activities are available here: http://bit.ly/laccharvest14