Past October Festivals
REGISTERED VENDORS FOR 2017
Caroline McCarley for Mayor
East Rochester Family Dentistry
Granite State Choral Society
Gray 4 NH Senate
Happy Pappy's Country Store
Hills Home Market
Joan Hart Novelties
Libertarian Party of the Seacoast of NH
LipSense by SeneGence and PoppyClips
Posh in the 603
Rochester City Democrats
Seacoast Peace Response
St. Elizabeth Seton School
Sun Tan City
Tupperware- Carmella April
Two Wrongs Make A Right Bakers
Usborne Books Consultant
OCTOBER FESTIVAL 2017
Join the fun during this annual family festival on Saturday, Oct 7th, 11:00am - 4:00pm! Bring the whole family to share the fun, held on Hanson Street, and in Central Square. Rain or shine!
This year's event will feature an apple pie contest, children's games, Wildlife Encounters, a pumpkin patch, the Roaming Railroad, food vendors, great music and entertainment, and more!
The Children's Games at 2pm include the "Squashed" Pie Eating Contest and Donut on A String.
The “Mile High Apple Pie” baking contest is open to the public! All entries must be delivered to the Rochester Main Street booth no later than 10:30am for judging. The winner will receive 2 gift certificates to the Rochester Opera House, in addition to great bragging rights!
Special thanks to our sponsor Frisbie Memorial Hospital for generously underwriting the event.
We also thank our other generous event sponsors!
-Holy Rosary Credit Union - Wildlife Encounters
-Hervey's Tire and Tanya Lee Hervey Photography - Pumpkin Patch
-Two Wrongs Make a Right Bakery - Pie Eating contest
-Waste Management - logistical support
We still have sponsorships available for the following activities:
-Children's Games, $250 level
-Music & entertainment, $500 level
2017 CONTEST RESULTS
Apple Pie Baking Contest winner: Benedict's Grill
Children's Pie Eating Contest winner: Casper Campbell
50/50 Raffle winner: Alex Whiting
Guess the Number of Candy Corn Pieces winner: David Stevens (Correct number was 686)
ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP FOR 2017
11:00am – 1:00pm Crawdad Wranglers
1:05pm – 1:25pm Studio 109 dancers
1:30pm – 2:30pm Maddi Ryan
2:40pm – 3:25pm Linda Pouliot
3:30pm – 4:00pm Brian Munger
BYO Chairs for this great entertainment!
Monarch School Charity Bike Ride/Walk start times are 9:00am for riders and 10:00am for walkers. More info in available online at
The Rochester Historical Museum will hold an open house and viewing of their exhibit “Rochester in the 1960's.”
Downtown Businesses We encourage you to bring an activity or sales onto the sidewalk in front of their business during the Festival hours. This is one of the few times each year they are permitted to do so as Main Street obtains a permit allowing sidewalk displays and sales during the event. We ask that Businesses planning an activity or sales contact the Main Street office so that we may advertise your activity. There is no charge to host an activity or display in front of your business that day.
Vendors We are still welcoming arts & craft booths as well as organizations who are interested in participating. Vendors must pre-register to reserve a space. Vendor booth space is only $50 for a 10x10' space! This fee goes toward the cost of producing the event. Vendor Application forms can be downloaded here.
Want to Help? Volunteers are also needed to help run the event that day. We would love your support, and we appreciate the help!
Contact Us For more information on October Festival or to sign up to participate, please contact the Rochester Main Street Office at 603-330-3208 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The contact number the day of the event will be provided closer to the date.
If you, your business, or your organization is interested in financially donating to this project , please click the donate button. We appreciate all levels of support!
If you are specifically interested in being an event sponsor for 2017 October Festival at the $2,000 level, you will receive the following sponsorship benefits:
-Get your Company Logo On this Page
-Have your Company Logo Put in Rotation or as a Featured Sponsor on the Home page
-Photo Opportunity / Mention in recurring newsletters and in Social Medias
-Help support an organization that is passionate about Rochester!
-Get our sincere appreciation!