Keene (NH): Pumpkin Festival Saturday, October 20, 2012 From Noon — PARKING, $15/car

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

by Anura Guruge

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Click to access the ‘Parking’ page at the official Website.

Just a heads up, because it caught me by surprise when I saw it late last night. $15 per car for parking.

Admission is free, BUT I now find out (because I will be one of them collecting it), that all will be asked for a $5 donation per adult! So, again, a heads up. It is, however, definitely, categorically, voluntary, no obligation and they will not make you wear a ‘yellow start’ to denote you didn’t make a donation.

The two main attractions are the 40′ Ferris Wheel and a Haunted Alley. Yes, you have to pay for those too. So come prepared, especially if you have kids.

This is my 1st time so I have no data or parameters to work with or off. Just in terms of initial reaction the $15 for parking and $5/adult voluntary DONATION seems a tad high! That can add up to a LOT of loot. Who gets that money? I am sure it is registered as a non-profit … but that doesn’t say anything out outlandish ‘expenses’ (and I will leave it at that).

I will, as is my wont, try and find out.

I have been told, but won’t know if it is true till I get there, that we (i.e., those of us volunteering at this event) have special parking. Maybe it just means we will be asked to pay $25/car.

Stay tuned.


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