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Aug 30, 2009 05:40 AM

Pumpkin Festival Keene, NH

Any food booths or local restaurants worth hitting up at the pumpkin festival in Keene, NH? Thanks, Rich

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  1. Yes please.....I am planning on attending and would love to know whats not to miss!

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    1. re: jquest619

      I don't believe the info is up yet for the food vendors...the website said check back in October for info. Next week is Milford's, and on Friday night, there is a chili cook-off and beer tasting by Martha's Exchange and Pennichuck Brewery (only 3 10 oz. samples though).

    2. margarita's is right in center of keene, and a few bar's and restaurant's around.
      any big name franchise in keene too.

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      1. re: puck75

        I was told by a family member that Elm City Restaurant and Brewery is good spot: Every time I've been past Papagallos Restaurant in Keene it's been busy:

        1. re: puck75

          For much better Mexican food, go just up Main Street nearer to the head of the square to Pedraza's. It's all made fresh and delicious.

        2. Thanks, any places around Keene possibly for dinner that night and less crowded?

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          1. re: javaandjazz

            head over to brattleboro, vt 20 min. on rt. 9

          2. Every place will be packed - it's a zoo at night. I grew up there and lived there until 2 years ago. Out of the places mentioned I would pick the Brew Pub at the Colony Mill. Decent food and good brewed beer. Most places on Main Street will be packed and hard to get into. Of course, all of the depends upon the weather.

            For the best hand cut fries - check out the Swampbat Baseball team booth. (It's a local college baseball team so the $ goes to a good cause). They are usually located right near Railroad Street. The rest of the vendors are your typical local vendors - church groups, youth groups, etc. Have fun and be ready for the crowds.

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            1. re: xcptnl

              some one there used to do amazing apple fritters

              1. re: jefpen2

                Troop 302 BSA has a booth that serves what they call The Original Apple Donut. Hand made right there in front of you with native apples and a light, delicious fritter batter. Worth standing in line! They are simply the best treat at the Festival.

            2. I haven't been to the Pumpkin Festival yet, but I'm hoping to go this year. I really like Luca's Mediterranean Cafe in Keene.

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              1. re: joscelynb

                That is quite small so might be hard to get in to during Pumpkin Fest.