Festival & Entertainment Schedule

32nd Annual Milford Pumpkin Festival

Festival Hours: Fri. 10/8-5PM-9PM

Sat. 10/9-10AM-9PM

Sun. 10/10-10AM-3PM

Be Sure To Check Back As We Add To The Schedule of Festivities!

Pumpkin Runner!

Not to be missed - the annual arrival of the Milford Pumpkin Runner to officially kick-off the festivities!

Town Hall Pumpkin Lighting

Don't miss the Pumpkin Lighting Friday night at 6:30

You never know what magical things can happen at the Pumpkin Festival!

Haunted Trail

Beware the Monsters on the Haunted Trail…

In Emerson Park everyone can hear you scream!

Come to Emerson Park on Friday, October 8th

from 6:00 – 9:00 PM and Saturday, October 9th

from 5:30 - 9:00 PM

Tickets are $5, Children under 10 are $1

Screams are FREE!

Children under 12 MUST be accompanied by an Adult!

Pumpkin Carving & Community Lighting

Saturday 10/9

Carve a pumpkin at our pumpkin carving table on the oval Saturday 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM and bring your creation to the community lighting @ 6PM on the Bandstand. Every pumpkin brought to the lighting earns a raffle ticket for our drawing for a pumpkin carved by Jim Flis (samples on our home page).

More details coming

Scarecrow Making, Pumpkin & Face Painting

Scarecrow Making, Pumpkin Painting, and Face Painting are available for your enjoyment! In addition, a host of local nonprofit groups will be offering fun activities for “kids” of all ages and some fine food & beverages.

Community House Lawn

Saturday 10AM – 3:30PM

Sunday 10AM – 3PM

Scarecrow Making

$15 per scarecrow

Face Painting

$1 for one cheek, $5 full face

Pumpkin Painting

$5 per pumpkin

Great Pumpkin Weigh-In

For the 32nd year, Kokko Realty and The Kokko Family will be sponsoring and organizing the Great Pumpkin Weigh-in contest! We are so very pleased and greatly appreciate their dedication and time to continue this great tradition!

The Great Pumpkin Weigh-In will be 12 Noon on Saturday October 9th at The Oval. The ginormous pumpkins will be on display throughout the festival. Be sure to come by and check-out these beauties!

Arts & Crafts & Other Good things!

Artisans and crafters galore will be at The Milford Pumpkin Festival with booths set-up in the Town Hall Auditorium and Banquet Room, on The Oval, at Emerson Park, and along Middle Street. Lots to see and great gifts to buy!

Beer, Wine & Spirits Tasting

Join us Friday and Saturday nights of Pumpkin Festival under the tent on the Community House Lawn. Hosted by the Milford Lions Club and the Milford Rotary Club, a wonderful line-up of local and regional brewers, vintners and distillers will be sharing tastes of their fabulous beverages from 5:30-8:30 PM.

Click here for more details and to purchase tickets online

Milford Historical Society's

Scavenger Hunt

Saturday 10/9 only

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

at the Carey House

6 Union Street

The Eye-Spy Scavenger Hunt is fun for all ages but
children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
No pets, strollers, food or drink will be allowed in the museum.

Masks are not required but will be appreciated.

Pumpkin Catapult

Hosted by Souhegan Valley Dollars for Scholars

Will your pumpkin shot sink the Pumpkin Scarecrow floating in Railroad Pond? Come give it a try!

Just off The Oval at the

TD Bank lower parking lot

on South Street.

Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Cost -

$3 for 1 pumpkin shot and $5 for 2 pumpkin shots

All proceeds support local academic scholarships.

Vietnam War Memorial Memorial Committee

During the Pumpkin Festival, please stop by the committee's booth at the World War II Memorial Park (beside Union St Grill) on Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm to learn more about the work they are doing to honor Milford's Vietnam veterans.

Click Here to view a video podcast about the Milford Vietnam Memorial

Milford Historical Society's

Milford History Walking Tour

Starting at the Carey House, 6 Union Street, this guided walk will take us around The Oval and nearby sights - we will share views of Milford’s past and find out stories behind the many treasured buildings of the past.

Learn about the famous bank robbery of 1874, the historic “Swing Bridge”, and the Paul Revere Bell. Also find out how Milford got its name!

Join us on either

Saturday or Sunday morning at 8:00 AM or 9:30 AM.

Be prepared to walk for about an hour and enjoy the sights and stories of Milford.

The Flying Gravity Circus will be delighting the crowds with with their fun, high energy strolling street performances!!

Saturday afternoon 10/9 from 3:00-6:00 pm along Union Square near the Pasta Loft and the Union St/Elm St intersection.


Friday and Saturday nights of Pumpkin Festival, weather permitting of course, Richard DeMidio will be bringing his telescopes down to the Keyes Memorial Park baseball field for viewing the night sky!!

All are welcome to come down and join the fun!

Performing three songs at

the Community House Lawn Stage on Sunday, Oct.10th at 10 am

Performance includes Hocus Pocus which they will be performing in competition this year! Also performing Survivor which won 1st place overall and received a National Dance Team Invitation at Turn It Up Dance Challenge last year, and She Used to Be Mine!

Variety Show


for 2021

We hope to have the talented performers return to the stage in 2022.

Rubber Duck Race

Canceled for 2021

The rubber ducks will be racing their way down the Souhegan River once again!

Purchase your Ducks at the Milford Ambulance's Booth on Middle Street (Town Hall side at the overhead doors) starting on Friday at 5 pm and ending on Sunday at 12 noon.

Duck Race down the Souhegan begins on Sunday at 1PM.

Ducks are $5 for 1
or $20 for 5

Proceeds benefit the Milford Ambulance Association.