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Keene Pumpkin Festival May Get New Home

Non-profit organization in Nashua reportedly exploring possibility of hosting the event

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    Keene Pumpkin Festival May Get New Home
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    The annual Pumpkin Festival in Keene, New Hampshire, is without a home after the City Council last week rejected a permit for it after last year's event led to injuries and arrests.

    However, Great American Downtown, a non-profit organization in Nashua, is reportedly exploring the possibility of hosting the festival, according to the Union Leader.

    The event started more than 20 years ago, and has been a family-friendly event where participants try to set the record for most carved and lighted jack-o-lanterns.

    More than 100 people were arrested during the 2014 festivities. Police in riot gear used tear gas and pepper balls to control crowds that reached up to 2,000 people.

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