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Sunday, October 2nd Events

1. Sparrow Watch with the Harris Center

Time: 8:30 AM-11:00 AM
Place: Otter Brook Farm, 132 Gulf Rd., Peterborough, NH (24.65 miles from Keene)
Price: Free

This farm in Happy Valley, newly protected by the Harris Center’s largest conservation easement in Peterborough, is ideal for seeing sparrows and other species dependent on early successional habitat and on migration in early October. Meet the birding team (Eric Masterson, Francie Von Mertens, Meade Cadot, and resident birding enthusiast Seth Dugan) at 8:30 a.m. at Happy Valley School,132 Gulf Road in Peterborough. Back ~ 11 a.m.

2. Hike the Lower Slopes of Mt.Monadnock

Time: 2:00 PM
Place: Mt. Monadnock State Park, Jaffrey, NH (about 17.47 miles from Keene)
Price: Free

Join the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests on a guided exploration of Mount Monadnock’s lower slopes. Forest Society staff will interpret the forest and wildlife ecology of the land. Discover Monadnock’s rich cultural history, including the remains of two 1700s Shaker farms.

Moderate uphill hiking involved; total distance approx. two miles round trip. Space is limited, and preregistration is required. For details or to register, call Tina at (603)224-9945 ext. 313.

3. Harvest Moon Festival

Time: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Place: Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, 18 Highlawn Rd., Warner, NH (51.28 miles from Keene)
Price: Adults $8.50/Children 6-12 $6.50 (get free passes)

Please come for a day of fun and adventure!

Native food
Craft Demos
Drum demonstrations
Kids' Craft - make and take basket
Help Weave a Community Basket
Native Themed Food From Grace's Kitchen
Explore the Medicine Woods Trail
Tour the Museum's Galleries

4. Geography Challenge

Time: 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
Place: Peterborough Townhouse, Peterborough NH (about 20.30 miles from Keene)
Price: Free

The Mariposa Museum will host their First Annual Geography Challenge at the Peterborough Townhouse. This new community event is free and open to the public. 15 teams of 3 players each will compete in rounds of increasing difficulty; questions will cover all areas of geography including US, world, cultural and physical. Judges will also award a prize for the best team costume.

Prior to the competition and throughout the afternoon an exciting bazaar of international foods and carefully edited goods from around the world will be available for purchase. The Silent Auction of artworks, mostly by well known local artists, which began at the museum on September 3, will accept final bids and announce the winners at the Geography Challenge. The art objects as well as the bazaar will fill the perimeter of the Townhouse, adding a festive air to the event. The actual contest begins at 1:00pm. The audience can not only cheer for their chosen teams, comprised of students, community leaders, friends and neighbors but also participate at the discretion of the Emcee Paul Hertnecky when an answer is wrong. They can also enter a 50/50 raffle betting on the winning team, bid in the art auction, have lunch or snacks and shop. This fundraiser will benefit all of the educational programs at the Mariposa Museum.

5. Flying Trapeze Show

Time: 4:00 PM
Place: Sunrise Farm, Guilford, VT (about 22.16 miles from Keene)
Price: Free

A high flying event where the students from the Flying Trapeze class get to strut their stuff! Bring a picnic, sit on the lawn and watch these flying folks show off what they have learned. Directions online! (Rain Date October 9th) Contact: New England Center for Circus Arts802-254-9780

UPDATE: Canceled due to to rain. Now will be October 9th instead. 

6. Marlow Harvest Festival
Time: 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Place: 12 Church st., Marlow, NH (15.70 miles from Keene)
Price: Free

Apple Pie Sale, 50/50 Raffle, Crafts, Art Exhibition, Used Book Sales, Food Concessions, Live Music.

Marlow is one of the most photographed villages in NH located on Rt 123, 25 minutes from Bellows Falls and Keene.

For more details contact the Marlow Women's Society at 603-446-7044 or the Marlow Historical Society (603) 446-6201


  1. just an fyi...neyt has the flying trapeze performance listed for 10/9 @ 4 pm, not 10/2.
    thank you so much for putting this blog together- it is so helpful!

  2. Thank you! Here is the event:
    The rain date was 10/9 which I guess they have decided to go with as it's been pretty dreary. Thanks again! I'm very glad this site is helpful. Feel free to alert me of anything I have missed.