Greenville Old Home Day is Aug. 26

Live music at Greenville’s Old Home Day in 2018.

Live music at Greenville’s Old Home Day in 2018. FILE PHOTO

By ASHLEY SAARI

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript

Published: 08-23-2023 4:28 PM

Greenville is hosting its annual Old Home Day celebrations on Aug. 26 at the Adams Street town field.

The attractions include a flea and farmers market, starting at 9 a.m., until the festivities end at 3 p.m. Live bluegrass music by local musicians will run from 9 a.m. to noon and again from 12:20 p.m. to 3.

For children, starting at 10 a.m. until noon, McDonny’s Traveling Petting Zoo will be present. The Greenville Summer Arts and Crafts program will be hosting a children’s craft from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and again from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

At noon, Marshall Buttrick will give a presentation with a historical display and talk, and sale of ephemera.

For adults, there will be a pie-baking contest from noon to 2 p.m. Entrants should deliver their creations to the field by noon for judging. Visitors can have samples and vote for their favorites.

Old Home Day is also hosting a photo contest with the theme, “The Beauty of Greenville.” The top 10 chosen photos will be printed, matted and framed, and hung on display in the meeting room in Town Hall. The period for submissions ended Aug. 23, but photos will be displayed anonymously at the Old Home Day celebration for judging.

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In the afternoon, the town will host a picnic, live music, and games for children. Games and contests include pie-eating and tug-of-war.

Food, including hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks, will be available for sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., or residents are encouraged to bring their own picnic lunch and blanket.

Table space for the market is available at no charge. A form to register for table space is available at greenvillenh.org/home/news/old-home-day-august-26th.

Ashley Saari can be reached at 603-924-7172, Ext. 244, or asaari@ledgertranscript.com. She’s on X @AshleySaariMLT.