I learned some useful things about attending Keene’s famous Pumpkin Festival:
1. Arrive early. The party starts at noon, but things are setting up all morning, so arrive early to get a parking spot – read on…
2. Arrive from the West. Drive right into town. Get as close to Main Street as you can, and plunk down your money to park. There’s no getting around it, so at least get close.
3. If you arrive from the East, friendly and well-meaning volunteers will direct you to a lot 1.5 miles away from Main Street with a shuttle bus and tell you that it’s your only choice. Politely ignore them and drive to a closer lot, maybe one you can walk to. Better yet, pass by town and arrive from the West!