Pittsfield Balloon Rally Craft Fair Registration

40th Annual
Suncook Valley Rotary Club Hot Air Balloon Rally
Craft Fair – Sponsored by the Pittsfield Historical Society (PHS)

DATE: Saturday, August 6
TIME: 10 am until dusk
PLACE: Drake Field, Pittsfield, NH No dogs or smoking allowed on the field.
FEE: $75.00 for a 10 ft. X 10 ft. area. (If the application and fee are returned before Friday, April 29, the fee will be reduced to $60.00.) We have space for approximately 35 crafters on a first-come/first-served basis. Crafters are responsible for providing their own tent, tables, and chairs. There is a $25.00 fee for any returned check. Unfortunately, electricity is not available on the field, so please plan accordingly.
SET-UP: 7:30 – 9:30 am. We ask that craft areas be set up by 9:45 am. For the safety of others, and because of an early balloon launch Saturday morning, absolutely no crafters will be allowed to take their vehicle into the park before 7:30 am. This will be strictly enforced by security. If the balloon flight is delayed, this set-up time may be extended.
BREAK-DOWN: Crafters may break down any time after 7 pm. Vehicles may be loaded anytime thereafter. Vehicles may not be allowed to move from the field until after the fireworks – approximately 9:45 to 10 pm. If security deems it is safe, vehicles may be allowed to leave earlier than that, but it is their call.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, July 15 (April 29th for discounted rate) unless spaces are filled prior to that date. Checks received after spaces are filled will be returned. Otherwise, we regret that there can be no refunds. We will try to assign you the same space you held at the last fair unless you write us indicating you would prefer another space. We will do our best to accommodate you.

The 2022 Calendar – Military History in Pittsfield – is Now Available!

This year’s theme is “Military History in Pittsfield”. From the American Civil War through the war in Vietnam, this military-themed calendar reflects the battles and the service people who affected the Town of Pittsfield and its residents for more than 100 years. As with all the Historical Society’s calendars, there is a brief history explaining each picture!

Pittsfield News

We Miss the Suncook Valley Sun!

The citizens of Pittsfield continue to miss our former newspaper, and peopleb have been having conversations about how to strengthen communicationb within our community. In August the Community Development Committee began to have “communication” as an agenda item. In response Leslie Vogt,
Josiah Carpenter Library’s Director, shared a weekly four-page newspaper Weare in the World. Approximately three years ago Weare, NH lost their
weekly newspaper. In response Weare chose to have their public library produce Weare in the World. This sample uses Weare’s Microsoft Word template as a formatting platform. Our goal is to begin publication . Each ednesday the nnewspaper will be posted on website and emailed to people who
are signed up for the PittsfieldNH.gov newsletter updates. On Wednesday afternoons teens from the Pittsfield Youth Workshop and additional volunteers will bring paper copies to downtown businesses and public
buildings.

Want to Have Some Fun?
Help Create a Newspaper!

Join us! You can select what you would like to do, and how often. Tasks include reviewing submittals, putting content into the newspaper format, proof reading, emailing the paper for publication, picking up the paper copies, distribution to downtown locations, taking photos of town events, encouraging people and community groups to submit articles, researching community events for inclusion in the What, When, and Where section. Send us any other idea you would like to suggest. Interested? Email: or visit/call the Josiah Carpenter Library 435-8406.

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Antique Fire Hose Wagon Received Walter Sanborn Award

The antique fire hose wagon and hose reel that was on display at the 1st Annual Walter Sanborn & John Sawyer Memorial Fire Truck Show received the Walter Sanborn award. The Walter Sanborn award this year was presented to a unique, or unusual piece of equipment. Although there were a few contenders, Pittsfield’s were picked because they were in original condition, and have been in possession of the Town since purchase.


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