Fall Festivals to Try that Work Well Around Naptime


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Katie Donovan

12 -3 pm: the divine quiet time.  The time where I get dishes done, write posts, do the laundry, read a book, or cook meals for the week.  

Everything is planned around this if possible or the Nap Monster comes out.  A whiney, grumpy child that has random temper tantrums.  I try to avoid this if I can, but special occasions and life happen.

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This is also the time that a lot of fall festivals occur, actually the time a lot of events occur.

When my kids are older and don't take naps, I'll be thankful for this time slot to be able to have things to do with them in the afternoon.  Now I look for things I can do for a couple hours or so in the morning before lunch and nap time (or have lunch there and then naptime).

Here are some fall festivals that start early and cater to kids:

Pumpkin and Apple Celebration

Sept. 29-30, 2018.  Pumpkin and Apple Celebration at Billings Farm is a relaxing fun day at the farm: pet animals, see demonstrations, and try pumpkin bowling! 10 am - 5 pm. $16 adults $4-9 for kids depending on age.

Warner Fall Festival

Oct. 5-7, 2018. The Warner Fall Festival is one of my favorite fall festival. Live music, food, museums, woodsmen contests, parade and more. A full day of festivities Sat. and Sun. Admission is free and parking is $5.  

Billings Harvest Weekend

October 6-7, 2018. Billings Farm has Harvest Weekend where you can dance and help with the harvest.  10 am - 5 pm.  Shuck corn at 12, join the barn dance at 1, thresh grain, dig for potatoes, play 19th century games, and more.  $16 adults $4-9 for kids depending on age.

Cedar Circle Pumpkin Festival

Oct. 7, 2018.  The Cedar Circle Pumpkin Festival is wonderful! See demonstrations, eat great food, climb a hale bale, ride on a wagon, pick a pumpkin and more.  10 am - 3 pm. $10-15 a car suggested donation.

Pig Roast at Mt. Sunapee

October 6-7, 2018. The Pig Roast at Mt. Sunapee is chuck full of free activities that are unique:  pumpkin carving, disc golf, inflatable obstacle course, scavenger hunt, and more. The adventure park is open too from 9 am- 4 pm.  

Kid's Carnival in Lebanon

October 28, 2018. Enjoy a carnival made for kids age 2-12 from 3-4:30 pm at the CCBA. There will be games and prizes. This event is sponspored by the CCBA, the Lebanon Police Dept, Upper Valley BNI, Poverty Lane Orchards, Crosspoint Church Assembly of God. Cost: Free.

Happy Naptime and Fall Festivaling!  To see more fall festivals see my post here.

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