Warner Fall Foliage Festival
You can’t experience fall in New Hampshire to its fullest without planning a trip to the Warner Fall Foliage Festival. The festival is one of New Hampshire’s oldest, with 2019 marking the 72nd year of celebrations!
First held in 1947, the Warner Fall Festival is amongst the most anticipated events of the year, and a true celebration of the beauty of local foliage and rural life. Throughout the 3-day event, visitors and residents of Warner enjoy an extensive range of exciting activities, multiple competitions, live music, incredible food, and local arts and crafts.
Here’s the important Warner Fall Foliage Festival details you need to know and an overview of the events and activities:
5K Road Race
From under 13s to over 60s, everyone can get involved in the 5K road race at the Warner Fall Festival. Starting and finishing at Sugar River Bank, the route takes racers on a scenic tour around some of Warner’s most beautiful locations.
The road race begins at 9am on October 12th, with registration between 8am and 8:45am of the same morning for racers who haven’t registered in advance. Prizes are awarded to the first 100 people to cross the finish line, and to the first-place family and racers in different age groups.
Children’s Fun Run
Held on October 13th at 9am, the Children’s Fun Run is a great event for children of all ages – and parents who want to run alongside their children and cheer them on. Starting at the Warner Post Office and finishing at the parking lot of Main Street Book Ends, the race is a mile long and followed by an exciting children’s dance party.
Music & Entertainment
You’ll discover a fantastic mix of live entertainment during the Warner Fall Festival, ranging from folk music to funk and afrobeat. Some of the events on the Main Street Warner Stage to look forward to, include:
- The DoBros (Friday)
- Kearsarge Center for Performing Arts Cabaret (Saturday)
- Akwaaba Ensemble (Saturday)
- Sam Robins (Saturday)
- Shokazoba (Saturday)
- Studio 2 – The Beatles Tribute (Sunday)
- East Bay Jazz Ensemble (Sunday)
The Grand Parade
Starting at 1pm on Sunday 13th, the Grand Parade is one of the most exciting events to watch at the festival. Each year, the procession features an amazing mix of music, entertainment, vehicles, and floats. This year’s Grand Parade theme is great discoveries.
Plan Your Trip
The Warner Fall Foliage Festival is located in Warner, Henniker, NH, USA. Admission to the festival is completely free, with a $5 charge for shuttle bus parking.
The Warner Fall Foliage Festival Hours
Friday October 11th: 6pm – 10pm
Saturday October 12th: 9am – 10pm
Sunday October 13th: 9am – 7pm
Crafts & Farmers Market: 9am – 5pm (Saturday and Sunday)
Warner Fall Foliage Festival Program
There are even more events to look forward to when you attend the Warner Foliage Festival! Some of the biggest events/attractions on the festival program include:
- Midway (Friday – Sunday)
- Lobster Dinner & Chicken BBQ (Saturday and Sunday)
- Library Book and Bake Sale (Saturday and Sunday)
- Aim High Canines Display (Saturday)
- Oxen Competition (Friday and Saturday)
- Ice Cream Eating Contest (Sunday)
- Woodsmen’s Competition (Sunday)
There’s also a raffle with more than 70 handmade prizes and three cash prizes up for grabs.
Warner Fall Foliage Festival Map
Visiting the Warner Foliage Festival is a fantastic opportunity to explore the beautiful town of Warner. Many of the events and food/drink stalls are located on E. Main St. with festivities extending to W. Main St., Depot St., Church St., and Kearsarge Mountain Road.