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Antrim Home and Harvest Festival this weekend

  • Antrim holds its annual Home and Harvest Festival, which ran from Friday, Sept. 15 through Sunday, Sept. 17. (Abby Kessler/ Monadnock Ledger-Transcript) Staff photo by Abby Kessler

  • Antrim holds its annual Home and Harvest Festival, which ran from Friday, Sept. 15 through Sunday, Sept. 17. (Abby Kessler/ Monadnock Ledger-Transcript) Staff photo by Abby Kessler

  • Local businesses and clubs march down Main Street with their floats during the Home and Harvest Festival in Antrim on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016. (Ashley Saari / Monadnock Ledger-Transcript) Staff photo by Ashley Saari

  • Local businesses and clubs march down Main Street with their floats during the Home and Harvest Festival in Antrim on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016. (Ashley Saari / Monadnock Ledger-Transcript) Staff photo by Ashley Saari



Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 2:28PM

Karaoke, fireworks and NERF gun wars are just some of the highlights that can be found at this weekend’s 15th annual Antrim Home and Harvest Festival.

The annual two-day celebration has seen a slew of new events added to the schedule, as organizers try to make it a can’t miss event for the fall season.

Friday night will feature the aforementioned NERF gun wars at Shea Field next to Antrim Elementary School as teams battle it out in games of capture the flag – with some taking place under the lights after dark. Teams will consist of up to 12 people and games will be going from 5 to 8:30 p.m. There will be NERF blasters available to use for anyone who doesn't have one or want to bring their own, and plenty or ammo, including 1,000 glow in the dark darts.

Also at Shea Field on Friday night, Lightsaber Duels Saber Legion will conduct one-on-one duels and demos using high quality Lightsabers, as well as give a basic safety lesson.

There’s much more going on Friday night, with free roller skating at Great Brook School from 7 to 9 p.m., the annual ice cream social at Town Hall from 5 to 7 p.m. and what will surely be the entertainment of the evening with the H&H Karaoke Challenge beginning at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.

And if Friday night sounds like a good time, wait till Saturday rolls around. Things kick off with a breakfast at the Presbyterian Church from 8 to 10 a.m. Arts and craft vendors will line the streets beginning at 9 a.m.

“Saturday is our big day, with stuff going on all day,” said organizer Rick Davis.

The parade begins at 11:30 a.m. and runs from North Main Street to Tuttle Library, which is also home to an open house featuring an art exhibit from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. During that same time frame, fun and games will be taking over the area behind Town Hall.

Live music starts at noon and goes till 3 p.m., while Decatur Creek is the headliner for the evening concert at 5 p.m. through the start of the fireworks at 8 p.m. at Tenney Farm. Add in the historical society’s apple crisp social at 10:30 a.m., a BBQ offered by the Antrim/Bennington Lions Club, a short play (3 p.m., Town Hall) and junior scrimmages with teams from around New England hosted by Monadnock Roller Derby’s Mad Misfits (4 p.m., Great Brook School) and organizers have thought of just about everything.

“This is our 15th year and its turned out to be a pretty big event,” Davis said.

In the case of inclement weather, the rain date is Sept. 22.

For more info, visit facebook.com/HomeAndHarvest.