Londonderry gears up for Old Home Day
By APRIL GUILMET
Union Leader Correspondent | August 05. 2014 9:57PM
This year’s festivities will take place Aug. 13-17. More than 10,000 people are estimated to pass through town that week for the 115th annual Old Home Day celebration.
The majority of the activities for the five-day festival are centered on or around the Londonderry Town Common and include live music, a singing competition, fireworks, children’s activities, a softball game between police officers and firefighters, historical reenactments, a parade and a 5K road race.
Wagner said the details are still being finalized, but noted that staff from Londonderry’s own 603 Brewery providing frosty libations for Saturday’s guests of legal drinking age.
For the past several years, residents have been invited to share their talents inside the grange for the Town Fair portion of Old Home Day, with a bake-off being planned allowing them to vie for the title of best pie (and other goodies.
The contest, open to all local youngsters under one-years-old, will take place in the Matthew Thornton Elementary School gymnasium at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16.
Prizes will be given for Best Smile, Best Dressed and Best Personality, with the Little Miss and Little Master Londonderry title holders to be given a place of honor in the Old Home Day Parade later that day.