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Last year’s Old Home Days. Courtesy photo.




Upcoming Old Home Days 

Londonderry Old Home Day Celebration
When: Wednesday, Aug. 12, through Sunday, Aug. 16 
Where: Various locations around Londonderry
Visit: oldhomedays.com
 
Hudson Old Home Day 
Where: Hills House Field, 211 Derry Road, Route 102, Hudson
When: Thursday, Aug. 13, through Sun., Aug. 16
Cost: Free admission
Visit: hudsonoldhomedays.blogspot.com 
 
Deerfield Old Home Day
When: Saturday, Aug. 15
Where: Deerfield Town Hall and Gazebo
Visit: townofdeerfieldnh.com
 
Lyndeborough 
Community Day 
When: Saturday, Aug. 15 
Where: Old Town Hall, 1131 Center Road, Lyndeborough
Visit: town.lyndeborough.nh.us
 
Pembroke & Allenstown 
Old Home Day
When: Saturday, Aug. 22
Where: Memorial Field, Pleasant Street, Pembroke
Visit: pembroke-allenstownoldhomeday.com
 
Hollis Old Home Days
When: Friday and Saturday, Sept. 18 and 19
Where: Nichols Field, Depot Road, Hollis
Visit: hollisoldhomedays.org
 
Pelham Old Home Day
When: Saturday, Sept. 19
Where: Main Street, Pelham
Visit: pelhamoldhomeday.org
 
Derryfest
When: Saturday, Sept. 19 
Where: MacGregor Park, 64 E. Broadway, Derry
Visit: derryfest.org
 
Hooksett Old Home Day
When: Saturday, Sept. 19 
Where: Donati Park, Main Street, Hooksett
Visit: hooksettoldhomeday.org
 
Bedford Olde Towne Day
When: Saturday, Sept. 26
Where: Riley Field, corner of Nashua and County roads, Bedford
Visit: bedfordreconline.com




No place like home
Hudson celebrates Old Home Days

08/13/15
By Angie Sykeny asykeny@hippopress.com



Whether you grow up and move across the country or just a couple towns over, it’s hard to forget your home town. From Thursday, Aug. 13, through Sunday, Aug. 16, families and friends from Hudson and beyond will come together for Hudson’s annual Old Home Days, a four-day celebration featuring a carnival, contests, live entertainment and maybe a trip or two down memory lane.

“People look forward to it every year,” Brenda Collins, vice president of the Old Home Days committee, said. “If there’s a person from high school or someone you knew way back when, you know you’ll always run into them at Old Home Days.”
There will be food, vendors, a petting zoo, pony rides, visits from the Freddy the Fire Truck, laser tag, live music and carnival rides on all four days, with wristband specials for the rides on Thursday and Sunday.
Get a jump on Halloween and go “trick-or-treating” on Thursday; kids can make the rounds collecting candy from all the vendors, then join in the “Parade of Horribles” with prizes awarded for the best costumes. There will also be a balloon twister, hula hoop contest and all-ages karaoke.
On Friday, Laura from The Morning Buzz will broadcast live from Old Home Days with Rock 101. There will be hot air balloon rides; if you prefer to keep your feet on the ground, you can participate in the Zack Tompkins 5K Run/Walk.
Auditions for the third annual singing competition, “Are You the Voice of Old Home Days?,” will be on Friday and Saturday, with the finale and awards on Sunday. The top three winners will be named in three age categories: 9 to 15, 16 to 20, and 21 and older. Cash prizes include $200 for first, $50 for second and $25 for third place.
“The singing competition is a huge success,” Collins said. “There are so many talented people in our community, and it’s amazing to hear some of the voices.”
There will be a touch-a-truck on Saturday, as well as an activity tent with free kids’ games. Local groups Al Lima’s Karate Studio, Shane’s Anti-Bullying Dance Group and Showcase Performing Arts Center will do live, back-to-back demonstrations. Make sure you save room for the pie eating contest, open to kids and adults, with prizes awarded in each age group. A fireworks show will close out the night.
There will be live music each day by local artists including Ripcord on Thursday, Figure 8 on Friday, Sonic Boomers and The Boys of Rockingham on Saturday and Matt Richardson on Sunday to wrap up Old Home Days.
Collins said the planning committee has worked to make most of the event free, but the activities that do cost benefit the Hudson community in some way.
“That’s what an old home day should be about,” she said. “People can come and have a good time with a lot of free stuff, but the monies people do spend stay and help and perpetuate the community.”  
 
As seen in the August 13, 2015 issue of the Hippo.





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