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Old Home Days 2009

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All photos/art by Margaret Parrish

The tradition of Old Home Days began in 1897 in New Hampshire and still goes on every summer across New England. Parades, ball games, and band concerts are the order of the day, while new folks get acquainted and returning folks reconnect with their communities.

Read more: Old Home Days: A New England Tradition

Here’s our list of Old Home Days for this summer. As always, Yankee recommends you check websites or call ahead to confirm dates, etc.

CONNECTICUT

July 9-11
East Hampton Old Home Days
860-267-8533
easthamptonoldhomedays.org

September 19
Canterbury Old Home Day
860-546-9377
canterburyhistorical.org

MAINE

June 20
Windham Summerfest
207-892-8265
sebagolakeschamber.com

June 25-28
Mapleton Daze
207-764-6561
pichamber.org

June 26-27
Standish Family Festival
207-892-8265

sebagolakeschamber.com

July 2-5
Ashland Summerfest
207-764-6561
pichamber.org

July 8-12
Easton Field Days
207-764-6561
pichamber.org

July 10-12
Harrison Old Home Days
207-892-8265
sebagolakeschamber.com

July 11
Portage Summer Roundup
207-764-6561
pichamber.org

July 18-19
Sebago Days
207-892-8265
sebagolakeschamber.com

July 23-26
Casco Days
207-892-8265
sebagolakeschamber.com

July 31-August 8
Presque Isle Northern Maine Fair
207-764-6561
pichamber.org

July 31-August 9
Calais International Homecoming Festival
207-454-2308
visitscroixvalley.com

August 1
Gray Community BBQ
207-892-8265
sebagolakeschamber.com

August 1-2
Andover Old Home Days
207-364-3241
rivervalleychamber.com

August 8-9
Eliot Celebrate MAINE Festival
207-439-3904
celebratemainefestival.com

August 15
Washburn August Fest
207-764-6561
pichamber.org

August 15
Presque Isle Sesquicentennial Parade
207-764-6561
pichamber.org

August 16-23
Phillips Old Home Days
207-864-5364
rangeleymaine.com

August 21-22
Westfield Jubilee
207-764-6561
pichamber.org

August 29
Newfield Old Home Day
207-892-8265
sebagolakeschamber.com

MASSACHUSETTS

June 20
Plympton Old Home Day
508-747-0100
seeplymouth.com

July 25
Carver Old Home Day
508-866-9289
carverma.org/oldhomeday.com

July 26-August 2
Newburyport Yankee Homecoming
978-255-2184
yankeehomecoming.com

July 31-August 9
Beverly Homecoming
978-232-9559
beverlyhomecoming.com

August 7-9
Scituate Heritage Days
508-747-0100
seeplymouth.com

August 22
Holden Days
508-829-9220
holdenareachamber.org

September 12
Stoneham Town Day

781-438-0001
stonehamchamber.org

September 25-27
Lee Founders Weekend
413-243-0852
leechamber.org

NEW HAMPSHIRE

June 27
North Woodstock Olde New England Day
603-745-6621
lincolnwoodstock.com

June 27
Stratford Old Home Day
603-237-8939
northcountrychamber.org

July 4
Franconia Old Home Day Celebration
603-823-5661
franconianotch.org

July 9-12
Hillsborough Balloon Festival & Fair
603-464-5858
balloonfestival.org

August 6–9
Hudson Old Home Days

603-880-2020, 603-889-4731
hudsonchamber.com

August 7-9
Stewartstown Day

603-237-8939

northcountrychamber.com

August 8
Campton Old Home Day
603-536-5995
camptonhistorical.org

camptonnh.org

August 15
Pittsburg Old Home Day
603-237-8939, 603-538-6536
northcountrychamber.org

August 15
Hancock Old Home Day
603-525-9379
hancocknh.org/hhs/index.htm

August 22-30
Wilton Old Home Days
603-654-9837, 603-654-5688, 603-654-3020
ci.wilton.nh.us

mainstreet.wilton.nh.us

Want to learn more about this great Granite State tradition? Read New Hampshire Old Home Celebrations, by Wilton, NH, author and bookseller Gary Crooker (Arcadia Publishing/Images of America series, paperback,$21.99), illustrated with scores of photos from historical societies around the state.

RHODE ISLAND

July 4
Scituate Old Home Day
401-647-3366
scituateri.org

July 24-26
Foster Old Home Days
401-397-5687
fosterpreservationsociety.org

VERMONT

July 4
Peacham Fourth of July Gala
802-592-3989
peacham.net/fourthofjulyindex.php

July 18
Lyndon Stars & Stripes Festival
802-626-9696
lyndonvermont.com

July 26
Newark Old Home Day
802-467-3788
travelthekingdom.com

July 31-August 2
Rockingham Old Home Days
802-463-4280
gfrcc.org

rockbf.org

August 1
Plymouth Old Home Day
802-228-5830, 802-672-3773
yourplaceinvermont.com

historicvermont.org/coolidge

August 8
Craftsbury Old Home Day
802-626-8511, 802-586-2516
townofcraftsbury.com

travelthekingdom.com

August 9
Brownington Old Stone House Day/Many Roads Home
802-754-2022
oldstonehousemuseum.org

August 12-15, 2010
Wilmington Old Home Week 2010
802-464-6572, 802-464-5277
wilmingtonvermont.us

Comments
  • DIANE

    Too bad Pittsfield NH didn’t let you know that Old Home Days in Pittsfield NH is the 18th of July with a parade at noon, vendors, and many other things and a scare crow contest put on by the Chamber of Commerce.

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