Pumpkin Festival is this weekend

Ah, Pumpkin Festival weekend is upon us. It begins Friday and runs through Sunday and it is now a 25-year-old tradition that is one of the highlights of the autumn in southern New Hampshire.

This is a three-day extravaganza that, to launch a cliche, really is fun for the whole family and if you’ve never been, you must be new to the area.

Which means you’re in for a treat. Actually, we envy anyone who will be attending the festival for the first time. It is a chance to see small-town America at its best.

So, come on out this weekend. Check out the entertainment, check out the food (there’s lots of that) and buy a pumpkin.

Just be warned: The kids aren’t going to want to leave.