Get Excited: Your New Hampshire Fall Freebies, Deals, & Steals
Everyone loves a bargain, right?
Let's face it: life's expensive, and money is tight. So that means you gotta keep your eyes open for fun and exciting things to do that won't break the bank.
Thankfully, fall in New Hampshire means there's a variety of free and discounted activities and events for all to enjoy. From half-off gift cards for your favorite restaurants to festivals, museums, and more, these are the local deals you won't want to miss out on.
So, let's look at some of the Granite State freebies, deals, & steals that are out there. Single-day events are mentioned in chronological order, followed by ongoing and recurring ones.
76th Annual Warner Fall Foliage Festival – FREE (October 6-8, 2023)
There's something so incredibly special about fall festivals, and that includes Warner's Fall Foliage Festival. Last year's activities included a parade, crafts and farmer's market, 5k, children's activities, and an ice cream-eating contest. Parking and certain activities do require a fee, but general admission is free. Click here to learn more.
34th Milford Pumpkin Festival – FREE (October 6-8, 2023)
Offering free admission, parking, and shuttle buses, those at the 34th Milford Pumpkin Festival want you to enjoy three "fun, festive, and flavorful" fall days. Past festival features have been live music, a haunted trail, and a beer, wine, & spirits tasting tent. Click here to learn more.
Dover's Apple Harvest Day – FREE (October 7, 2023)
Everyone on the Seacoast loves downtown Dover's annual Apple Harvest Day. The street shuts down to make room for 300+ vendors, food, entertainment, and more. It's so incredibly fun to stroll through. Click here to learn more.
New Hampshire Pumpkin Festival in Laconia – FREE (October 27-28, 2023)
From 5Ks and 10Ks to a 34' Tower of Pumpkins, the Great New England Craft and Artisan Show, music, cornhole tournaments, a children's costume parade, and more, this two-day festival truly goes all out in celebration of all things autumn in the Granite State. Click here to learn more.
Half-Off Gift Cards to Local Restaurants
Imagine spending just $25 on a gift card with a $50 value. Pretty sweet deal, right? With Seize the Deal offerings, you can have first dibs on half-off gift cards to restaurants such as:
- The Sassy Biscuit Co. in Dover
- XO Bistro in Manchester
- Cheese Louise in Portsmouth
- Hagan's Grill in Hampton
Click here for more half-off deals.
Andres Institute of Art Sculpture Park in Brookline – FREE
Located in Brookline not too far from Nashua, this public sculpture park is "not only a community of sculptors and art lovers, we are also the hub for the arts of all genre in our Southern New Hampshire community." Click here to learn more.
Blue Ocean Discovery Center in Hampton – FREE (Ongoing Year-Round)
Blue Ocean Discovery Center is home to several tanks (including a large touch tank) where you can learn about the ocean, some of the many creatures that call it home, and how to help protect marine life. Click here to learn more.
Currier Museum of Art in Manchester – FREE (Second Saturday or Each Month)
You can visit the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester for free on the second Saturday of each month. The museum's Saturday hours are 10am-5pm. Click here to learn more.
Kancamagus Highway – FREE (Ongoing)
There's no better way to leaf-peep and admire the quintessentially New England fall foliage than by driving along the Kancamagus Highway. Click here to learn more.
New Hampshire State Parks – FREE (Ongoing)
Looking to get out into nature? You're in the right place for that. New Hampshire has an assortment of state parks to explore. Click here to learn more.
Prescott Park Arts Festival in Portsmouth – FREE (Ongoing Through Fall)
This beloved arts festival has it all, from live music and movie nights to this year's mainstream musical production, Little Shop of Horrors. Click here to learn more.
SummerFun 2023 in Nashua – FREE (Ongoing Through September)
This is Nashua's award-winning celebration of "free family fun", held throughout the summer at the Greeley Park Bandshell. Click here to learn more.