Saturday to be Biggest Day of Old Home Day Celebration

Aug 17, 2018 No Comments by

Like a raffled off gift basket, Saturday’s Old Home Day celebration is packed full of goodies! The day is off and running at 8 AM with the annual Londonderry Lundgren 5K Road Race. Then nearly 10,000 people will line the 1.2 mile stretch of Mammoth Road while businesses and non-profits, bands and sports teams, politicians and special guests march to Mack’s Apples. Meanwhile, the Town Common will be filling quickly with booths. And that’s just the morning!

Orchard Christian Fellowship will host a continental breakfast before the road race. The Morrison House will have a demonstration of a Revolutionary War Encampment. Lunch will be available for purchase from the Lion’s, featuring their delicious sausage sandwiches again, and 603 Brewery will return with their Beer Tent.

The Londonderry Old Home Day Committee has teamed with the Nutfield YMCA to sponsor water balloon tosses, wheelbarrow races, pie-eating contests, Pinatas, sack races, and so many other great family activities. Family Bingo is back, and officially a part of the Old Home Day celebration. Also continued this year, Londonderry Sings will be hosted to showcase the talented Londonderry folk!

Babies that are residents of Londonderry born between August 1, 2017 and August 10, 2018, be sure you’ve enter him or her in the Londonderry Old Home Day Baby Contest! Babies will be judged and awarded prizes in these categories: Best Personality; Best Dressed; Best Smile; Little Miss; and Little Master! Preregistration is required and no exceptions will be made.

Be sure not to miss the action at the Bandstand! Entertainment begins at 11:45 AM with the Hudson American Legion Band. The Lancer Drumline will also perform. Applestock will begin at 6:30 PM and will feature local high school talent! The concert will last until 10:30 PM.

Saturday, August 18, 2018?s events are as follows:

Londonderry Lundgren 5K Road Race
Race begins at 8 AM, rain or shine
Register Friday at the Londonderry High School Gym from 5 PM to 7 PM or Saturday beginning at 6:45 AM
Preregistration fee: $20 for non-Londonderry residents; $15 for Londonderry residents
Race Day Registration: $20 everyone
Racers begin at the Grange Hall, run south to Peabody Row, onto Buttrick Road, then back up Mammoth Road to finish at the Grange Hall

Open from 11 AM until 4 PM, rain or shine
Located on the Town Common

Baby Contest
Starts at 9 AM
Matthew Thornton Gymnasium
Preregistration is required

Morrison House Museum
Museum, Blacksmith Shop and Colonial Military Camps open for tours from 10:30 AM to 3 PM.
Events during day include colonial games, cooking demos, infantry/firing drills, Colonial field surgery demo, and more.

Begins at 10:30 AM, rain or shine
Starts at the Londonderry Middle School, ends at Mack’s Apples on Mammoth Road
2018 Grand Marshall: Vinny Curro

North School PTA Touch A Truck
From 12 PM until 2 PM
Moose Hill School Parking Lot
$3 per ticket, or $10 per family, come see trucks of all kinds!

Carnival on the Common
Begins at 11:30 AM, until close

Lion’s Club Food and Fun
From 11 AM until 4:30 PM
Lion’s Hall Grounds
Their famous sausages combined with beer from 603 brewery will be hosted under a tent.

Wildlife Encounters – Animal Show
From 2:30 to 3:30
On the common, by the traffic light
Come see some crazy creatures and wild animals!

Londonderry Sings
From 2:35 PM until 4 PM
Bandstand on the Common

Family Bingo
From 3:30 PM until 4:30 PM
Matthew Thornton Gym

Applestock Concert
Begins at 6:30 PM until 10:30 PM
Bandstand on the Common
Watch the best high school bands battle on the Common!

Arts & Entertainment, Outdoors

About the author

Jacklynn has been a resident in Londonderry since the age of 5. She grew up in a quiet neighborhood and went through the great school system. She has fond memories of bike riding through town in the spring and summer, sledding in the winter, and apple and pumpkin picking in the fall. She now has children of her own and looks forward to raising them in the same town she enjoyed so much as a youth.
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