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 114th 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 with this town wide event. Enjoy a tethered Hot Air Balloon ride sponsored by RE/MAX 1st Choice Realty all of the proceeds benefit Londonderry Dollars for Scholars. 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. Demonstration by the Londonderry High Schools robotic team the PVC Pirates will be taking place all day.
With the success of the Londonderry Fair last year you’re going to love the 3rd annual Fair this year at Old Home Day. Set in the historic Grange Hall, Londonderry residents can compete against their neighbors in 3 age groups (8 to 12, 13 to 18 and 18+) in 6 categories: Cakes, Cookies, Yarn Products, Oil/Acrylic/Watercolor Paintings, Pencil Drawings, Sewing and Photographs. Registration information can be found on the web site complete with fair rules and specific requirements for each category. Even if you are not going to enter, stop by the historic Grange on Saturday from Noon to 3pm and see all the talent that is around you, and also sample some of the award winning baked items. Family Bingo was such a giant success that this has become a permanent addition to our Celebration. Held at the Lions Pavilion at 3:30 pm.
The Old Home Day Committee continues to sponsor the annual baby contest. All babies that are residents of Londonderry, and born between August 1, 2012 to August 10, 2013 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.
What would the Old Home Day Celebration be without the activities provided by the Lions? With their famous sausage sandwiches under the Pavilion, bounce houses, and special treats, a local favorite and long time partner in our celebration.
The Londonderry Old Home Day Committee in conjunction with the Nutfield YMCA 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.
The Morrison House will again have a demonstration of a Revolutionary War Encampment and a Blacksmith.
Professional Act for this event has been selected for the Bandstand for the 2011 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
RE/MAX 1st Choice
Hot Air Balloon Rides
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Hot Air Balloon Rides
7:30 am 9:30 am
Matthew Thornton Field
Continental Breakfast Methodist Church
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 Nutfield YMCA
Londonderry Common - 12:00 till close
Forms Available Here:
Baby Contest Form
Lions Food Tent and Activities
Morrison House Museum
Revolutionary War Encampment
Lions food until 3:00 pm
Lions Pavillion - 3:00 - 4:00