(Editor’s Note: Littleton’s Gathering of the Jack O’Lanterns did not take place in 2021. Visit the town’s website for information regarding future events.)

One of the most wonderful things about this season is the excitement that comes with Halloween. Whether you prefer to keep things kid-friendly or love the spooky tales that are told in the dark, it’s a fun holiday that marks the beginning if cozier months. There are lots of ways to enjoy it, including the best pumpkin glow in New Hampshire. This Halloween event takes place in Littleton and is our absolute favorite.

Have you attended this event in past years and experience the best pumpkin glow in New Hampshire? To learn more about the Gathering of the Jack O’Lanterns event, visit the Littleton Chamber of Commerce website.

If you prefer the more scary ways to celebrate the seasons, check out this story of an unsolved series of murders in the Granite State. You might want to read it with the lights on.

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What are the best Halloween events in New Hampshire?

Each October, New Hampshire is awash with fun (and spooky!) events to celebrate the most ghoulish holiday of the year. From pumpkin patches (for the little ones) to terrifying haunted hayrides (for those not so little) and haunted houses galore, you're sure to find more than one excuse to get out on the cool, crisp weekends in October for some Halloween fun. Our favorite event is The Gathering of the Jack O'Lanterns in Littleton. Each year during the last weekend in October this event urges locals (and visitors) to bring a carved jack-o-lantern to add to a pumpkin glow event along (and in) the Ammonousuc River. Thousands of lighted pumpkins, some with jolly faces and others with ghoulish grins, line the banks of the river - while others are actually placed on the rocks IN the river. Walking along this pumpkin trail is an experience you won't soon forget! Leading up to the lighting ceremony are two full evenings of family-oriented Halloween events the whole family will enjoy! (Learn more about this fun event from the article above.)

What are the best Halloween towns in New Hampshire?

Without a doubt, for adults, the best Halloween towns in New Hampshire are those with loads of paranormal activity. Although the state is home to a number of towns where haunts have been reported, the best place to spot a ghost on Halloween is in the town of Hampton. Centuries of rife, scandals, turmoil, and unrest have left a permanent mark on this tiny town and you'll want to experience it for yourself. Learn more about Hampton here.

Of course, if you're just looking for a notoriously haunted hotel or B&B to bed down for the night (good luck sleeping, though), then New Hampshire is rich in haunted places that are perfect for a Halloween getaway. You may not be guaranteed to spot a ghost at the eight most haunted hotels in New Hampshire, but it will be fun trying!

What are the best pumpkin patches in New Hampshire?

Grab a jacket and enjoy the cool, crisp autumn air at one of New Hampshire's pumpkin patches with the kids! Here are eight of the best, where you can find the pumpkin that's perfect for carving and placing on the front stoop for Halloween. Most pumpkin patches also offer warm cider, hayrides, and more! Have fun!

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