Enjoy a festive atmosphere on the Londonderry Common after the parade by enjoying the live music provided by the Hudson American Legion Band. The band has been part of our annual event for over ten years and will again be the leading act at the 117th Old Home Day Celebration. Along with the Hudson American Legion Band Dan Lekas of Flashback Entertainment will be featured on the bandstand providing music playing your favorite tunes and requests. Don’t forget your singing voice as Karaoke will be available..
The activities just continue to grow Orchard Christian Fellowship will host a continental breakfast before the road race. A baby changing station will be provided across from the common at the Methodist Church, and will host numerous activities throughout the day.
Family Bingo was such a giant success that this has become a permanent addition to our Celebration the event will be held in the Matthew Thornton Gym.
The Old Home Day Committee continues to sponsor the annual baby contest. All babies that are residents of Londonderry, and born between August 1, 2015 to August 15, 2016 are invited to be contestants in the annual Londonderry Old Home Day Baby Contest. Event Registration gives The Londonderry Old Home Day Committee approval to use any pictures taken of your child or the contest in order to promote Londonderry Old Home Day.
There will be prizes awarded for the following categories:
- Best Personality
- Best Dressed
- Best Smile
- Little Miss
- Little Master
Note: Pre-registration is required for this event. No exceptions.
The Londonderry Old Home Day Committee in conjunction with the YMCA of Greater Londonderry will sponsor a water balloon toss, wheelbarrow races, pie-eating contest, Pinata, sack races, and all those family orientated games that remind you of days gone past.
What would the Old Home Day Celebration be without the activities provided by the Lions? With the success of the return of the Beer tent it will be part of the 2016 event. Londonderry’s own 603 Brewery will again provide the beer and possible additions could be added. We will continue to update this information as it becomes available. The Lions will once again offer their famous sausage sandwiches under the Pavilion and more.
Make sure you visit the Grange Hall. The Grange will be selling new this year scarecrow kits for display on the Town Common. The Grange will also sell Mums to benefit the NH Food Bank and hosting a Fried-A-Palooz to raise money for a trip to Wyoming next summer. Also, the Lancer Rowing Team will be asking for donations The Grange is always looking for new members. The Londonderry Grange was organized on January 18, 1875 with 24 charter members. The cost is $20.00 a year to become a member of the Grange. The Grange 44 building is an historic structure and is on the States list of recognized historic structures. Granges are America’s Family Fraternity, and have long been, the strongest sustained organizational force working effectively towards attaining a good and full life for all citizens of rural America. The Grange organization was formed on December 4, 1867. In New Hampshire, the Grange was active in lobbying for a State Police Force. Agricultural Stations established by New Hampshire Granges evolved into what is today’s University System of New Hampshire.
This year Capt Welsh’s company will be here for the annual encampment at the Morrison House, cannon salutes, children’s military drills, cooking demonstrations, fur trading, and musketball molding will be taking place. The Historic society will host building tours, blacksmithing, spinning, weaving, corn husk doll making, children’s colonial games, music, may pole dancer, farmer market and artisan craft fair. They will also offer BBQ chicken, ribs and pork and much more.!
New this Year. North School PTA will host a Touch-A-Truck at Moose Hill School Parking lot. The event will be 12:00 pm ~ 2:00 pm. The cost is $3.00 per ticket, not to exceed $10.00 per family. Children under 1FREE with paying adult.
Professional Act for this event has been selected for the Bandstand for the 2014 Event. Important Information Time and Location :
You must PRE-REGISTER for the baby contest before the event. NO SAME DAY REGISTRATION:
Registration information can be found Here with complete fair rules and specific requirements for each category
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Visit the Old Home Day Booth on the Common for a listing of Saturdays activities Baby Contest
Matthew Thornton Gym
Kids Game - Sponsored by the YMCA of Greater Londonderry
Londonderry Common - 12:00 till close
Forms Available Here:
Baby Contest Form
Lions Food Tent, Beer Tent with 603 Brewery and Activities
Grange Flower Sale and Scarecrow Kits
Morrison House Museum
Revolutionary War Encampment
Touch-A-Truck Moose Hill School 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Matthew Thornton Gym 3:00 - 4:00