Chesterfield Old Home Day set for Sept. 21

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CHESTERFIELD, N.H. — Chesterfield's second Old Home Day celebration is set for Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., kicking off with a parade along Route 63.

The parade will feature town vehicles, a BSA Scout Color Guard, the Celebration Brass Band, kids on bikes, members of the boys and girls soccer teams and the cross country team, and "appearances" by Madame Sherri, Harlan Fiske Stone and T-Rex.

The Spofford and Chesterfield Fire Departments will be selling lunch food.

The day's festivities include a cornhole tournament and a pie eating contest at 11 a.m., followed by honey calling at noon and music by Chesterfield Chet and The Catsbane Boys.

Old time games will commence at 1 p.m. with sack races, three-legged races, stilt races and "2-by-4" races. A police-versus-fire department tug of war is scheduled for 2 p.m. followed by an ice cream social at 2:30 p.m.

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This annual event is focused on celebrating Chesterfield's history, fostering connections in the community and building a bright future together, states a press release.

This is the second Old Home Day celebration. Last year about 400 people participated.

"Our favorite part of Old Home Day, and what makes months of planning worthwhile, is seeing so many neighbors and community members from very different walks of life, spending the day together with big smiles, creating shared positive experiences in this town that we all love," states the press release.

In addition to the activities, Old Home Day will feature an artisan craft fair, a local artist art exhibit, a giant bouncy house and slides, homemade chili from Asbury Church, a pie sale by the Friends of the Chesterfield Library and an old time photo booth featuring Costume Ladies costumes. Pony rides will be available from Hardy Stables and there will be a Reptiles on the Move exhibit presented by the Chesterfield Public Library.

The raindate for Old Home Day is Sept. 28.


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