Laconia, NH (6/1/2021)…Although there were seeds of hope that the NH Pumpkin Festival would take place this fall, the Lakes Region Chamber recently announced the NH Pumpkin Festival will be postponed to October 14 & 15, 2022.
“There is a tremendous amount of planning that goes into this festival, including securing fundraising and volunteers,” stated Karmen Gifford, President of the Lakes Region Chamber and Official Organizer of the NH Pumpkin Festival event. “We are truly disappointed to wait one more year. The event needs to come back strong. I am definitely excited to announce that we are using this additional time to plan for a bigger festival with more events and opportunities to celebrate fall in NH. 2022 is going to be spooktacular!”
NH Pumpkin Festival moved to Laconia in 2015. In 2016, the Lakes Region Chamber proudly became the Official Organizer growing the festival from a one day event to a two day event, adding more entertainment, amusement rides, creating a family-friendly street festival atmosphere. Gifford reports that area businesses are already expressing an interest to get involved in the 2022 event.
“As the festival’s Official Organizer, the Chamber’s goal is to highlight all our amazing experiences and create opportunities that will draw more visitors to our region in a time between peak summer tourism and before winter activities begin,” explains Gifford. “The past year has been full of tumultuous challenges for our business community. We will continue to work with our local businesses to address staffing challenges today, but at the same time focus on planning our biggest festival ever. This event will certainly support our local economy and showcase the beauty of autumn in the Lakes Region of NH.”
The Lakes Region Chamber is a non-profit, 501c-6 organization supporting business in 30+ towns/cities. Chamber members work together to improve business in the Lakes Region and the quality of life for residents. For more information, visit LakesRegionChamber.org find local businesses and a full calendar of 2021 community events.