Belmont Old Home Day events return

Published: 8/9/2018 5:58:42 PM
BelmontOld Home Day events return

This Saturday, Belmont celebrates its annual Old Home Day and the long-running success of the Belmont 10-Mile Road Race and Tioga Fun Run. The long distance race kicks off its 50th running with an 8:30 a.m. start. Registrations for that race, as well as the 30th Tioga Fun Run, are available at 7:30 a.m. at the Belmont Middle School. Recently loaded onto the town’s website is the past twenty years of race results for the 10-Mile Race. If you’ve run the race before, come back this summer and try to achieve a new personal best. For those who choose to ease into their morning, the Baptist Church will be cooking up a delicious pancake breakfast under the Tioga Pavilion on Mill Street at 7:30 a.m. Vendors will be setting up their booths all around the village green and bandstand area. Come browse the various items for sale from soy candles to jewelry, pottery and many other wonderful homemade items. Sprinkled in the mix will also be information booths and tasty concession stands. A competitive Pedal Tractor Pull, free climbing wall, and traditional children’s games will keep the youngsters busy. Enjoy the music of the Back 2 Back band on the bandstand at 10:30 a.m. leading up to the grand parade at 1 p.m. This year’s parade will feature the music of N.H. Police Pipes and Drums, Moulton’s Band, and our own Belmont High School Marching Band. The Belmont Fire Station welcomes visitors to their annual chicken barbecue starting at 4:30 p.m. Buying tickets early for this dinner is recommended as they normally sell out. Relax and catch up with friends and relatives before moving up to Bryant Field on Route 106 for the evening activities. The evening’s entertainment will be a live performance by the Scott Spradling Band on one side of the field, with a free inflatable obstacle course and free climbing wall keeping people active on the other side. Filling in along the perimeter will be food concessions featuring burgers, hot dogs, ice cream, cotton candy, fried dough, popcorn and more. Bring a blanket or chair and get comfortable in anticipation of the spectacular fireworks. Free parking is available in several lots located on School Street, Sargent Street, Fuller Street, and Mill Street. For additional information please contact Gretta Olson-Wilder at 998-3525.

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