Amherst Historical Society's Old Home Day

Our town’s newest tradition, a free day of fun in the Village that includes most of Amherst’s civic groups—and offers something for everyone between 10 and 4 on September 8!

Amherst Town Library's Book Sale – September 15th! 

One of the largest book sales in NH, this event offers more than 17,000 books, DVDs, and CDs, almost all of which have been donated by our book loving and generous community.

Amherst Old Home Day Festival & Community Dinner – September 8th

The Amherst Old Home Day Festival is our town’s newest tradition, a free day of fun in the Village that includes most of Amherst’s civic groups—and offers something for everyone! With more details to come, here are just some of the exciting things going on between 10 and 4 on September 8. And remember that it’s all capped off that evening by the annual Community Supper and Silent Auction fundraiser on the Town Common.


Live Music. Artists will perform all afternoon, including Amherst favorite Robert Allwarden.

Food Trucks. On hand for lunch at the Green.

Farmers Market. Your favorite food and drink vendors from Amherst Garden Center will be relocating to the Town Common for the day.

Vendor Market. Shop a selection of local products from crafts to clothing and more.

Colonial Kids Games and Activities. Highlights include the Amherst Jr. Women’s Club’s colonial chores obstacle course and a silhouette artist.

Revolutionary War Military Camp. Visit the HM 10th Regiment of Foot reenactors in their authentic Revolutionary War army encampment on Buchanan field.

Vanished Amherst History Tours. See the fascinating sites of Amherst past—like the grand hotel that once graced our Town Common.

Village Garden Tours. The Amherst Garden Club will show off our fine community gardens.

Corn Hole and Bocce Ball Tournaments. An Amherst Recreation Department showdown for town wide bragging rights.

Disc Golf Tournament. The Amherst Community Foundation will host an open tournament at the Birch Park course.


Community Dinner on the Common with Silent Auction! – Get Your tickets today and join your neighbors for a festive evening on the Green (5:30-7:00PM) complete with a Silent Auction chock full of terrific Amherst-related items.


This fun benefit supports the Wigwam and Chapel museums. The Historical Society will set up the Common with festive lighting, tables with linens, and chairs. To join in just purchase an entire table for 8 to 10 people at the HSANH website (Early Bird pricing is $100), or a ticket for a community table ($15). Space is limited so act now!

Then bring your favorite gourmet meal and to our tables on the green and enjoy a one-of-a-kind night out on the town with friends old and new while helping to preserve Amherst’s rich history. Tickets and more info at



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