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 – Lyme Pumpkin Festival –

On Saturday, October 27th, Lyme will hold its annual pumpkin festival! This is a special event for all families in Lyme that has been happening every year for many generations.

The festival will start at 10 am with a costume parade around the Lyme Common led by the Lyme Fire Department’s fire truck. After the parade, there will be a contest for the largest pumpkin in the following categories: Preschool, K-1st grade, 2nd-3rd grade, 4th-5th grade and 6th-8th grade. If there is enough interest, we are considering an adult class for the largest pumpkin as well. There will also be a bake off for Fall-themed desserts, and a pie eating contest for both kids and adults! Every child who brings a pumpkin will receive a prize, and there will be goodies bags for all children, also. Please note that items in the goodie bags may not be suitable for children under 3, so please use your discretion.

The pumpkin festival is run solely on donations, and donations are needed to defray the costs of running the event, and filling the goodie bags. Donations can be sent to Jamie Rich, PO Box 143, Lyme Center NH 03769. Please make checks payable to the Town of Lyme.

Thank you!

In addition to this fun, starting at 10:00am The Lyme Nursery School will once again be holding our annual Pumpkin Festival bake sale to raise money for our school’s VINS program.

Who is Lyme Nursery School and what is the VINS program you ask? Lyme Nursery School is a non-profit, early education program in Lyme that serves children 2.5 to 5 years old ( the red school house next to the Nichols Christmas Tree farm.)  Having a strong connection to the outdoors and knowledge about the environment that surrounds our children, is part of our school’s educational philosophy. The VINS natural science education program is one of the key ways we integrate this philosophy into our classrooms. The VINS program is a strong asset to our school, our community’s rising environmental stewards and a highlight for our children.

So if not for the parade of excited, creatively dressed young ones, or to enter your prized carved pumpkin into the best decorated pumpkin contest, come to the Pumpkin Festival to grab a pie or handful of cookies at the LNS bake sale table in the name of our youngest community members natural science education! Open before and after the pie eating contest for pre-race warm-up or cool down.

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