Merrimack Fall Festival and Business Expo set for Oct. 1

MERRIMACK – Partnering with businesses and civic organizations, the town of Merrimack announced plans for the 10th annual Merrimack Fall Festival and Business Expo.

New this year, the Merrimack Chamber of Commerce has a significant presence in the planning of the event.

The Merrimack Town Council initiated and is overseeing the 10th annual festival, aimed at showcasing businesses, crafters and civic organizations. The purpose is to provide businesses a conduit for meeting Merrimack residents and showing how much there is to offer in Merrimack and surrounding communities.

The event will be held at James Matricola Upper Elementary School, 26 Baboosic Lake Road, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, rain or shine. There will be venues inside and outside. Admission is free, and the event open to everyone.

More than 100 businesses, organizations and crafters will be on hand to show people from all over New Hampshire what Merrimack and surrounding communities have to offer as they sell their goods and demonstrate their products. Food will be available from many Merrimack restaurants.

There will be music, photo booths, free face painting, a petting farm with lots of animals, two outdoor bounce houses, demonstrations and more. Pat the Patriot will be on hand for pictures, along with a couple New England Patriots cheerleaders.

The fee for vendors is $75 for an indoor space and $35 for an outdoor space. There is no charge for municipal groups. Any nonprofit organization that provides volunteers for the event may be allowed an outdoor space free of charge; however, inside spots will only be provided to those who pay the inside paid exhibitor rate.

There is a new way to register this year thanks to the Chamber of Commerce. You can register at www. and pay via credit card or check. No matter your payment method, registrants are asked to print out the commitment letter and or mail it to the Merrimack Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 254, Merrimack, NH 03054 or email it to If you don’t want to register online, you can still print out the letter and mail it in with your payment or drop it off at the chamber at 4 John Tyler St., Unit H.

All checks should be made out to "Merrimack Chamber of Commerce."

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