Town of Rumney New Hampshire

Rumney Old Home Day - 250th Celebration 2017

The Second Saturday in August

2017 is the 250th birthday of the Town of Rumney. There are plans for events all year long.

2017 Calendars are available Pages from the past is the theme - all old pictures of Rumney to commemorate the 250th birthday of our town. Only $15.00 and are available at the Byron G. Merrill Library or contact Anne Dow at Information for upcoming events throughout the year is also included.

Commemorative License Plate Attachment This attaches to the top of your front license plate and is just $10.00. There are available at the Town Clerk's office, the library or contact Diana Kindell at

Also, there will be events held throughout the year — not just August 12th the traditional "Old Home Day".

Stay tuned for more information and dates for events!!

Contributions are always welcome as are your suggestions and assistance.

On the Common

All day long, for all ages
Community & Kids Parade
Crafters & Food
Activities & Entertainment
for Young and Old!

At the Russell School

In the evening:
Frying Pan Toss
FREE Ice Cream Social

Committee Members

Gail Carr — Chair & Program Participants — 786-9403
Diana Kindell — Co-Chair — 786-9913
Francesca Diggs — Parade Contact — (434) 960-9806
Kathy Grabiek — Donations — 548-6808
June Thomas & Sandy Catania — Craft Tables — 786-2929

About Old Home Day

Rumney Old Home Day Committee is a group of volunteers meeting to organize and plan these events. Please consider joining us as there is always a need for more volunteers.

The Rumney Common is located on Main Street.
The Rumney Russell School is located on School Street.


After a rainy Saturday for most of our events, Friday night fireworks were under clear skies and a beautiful display was enjoyed. A little info from the other Friday events: Kelly Bartlett put on another spectacular performance — thank you Kelly and your dad.

The raffle winners for this year are:

  • 100 gals. of oil Dave Finnell
  • Cord of firewood Tim Perkins
  • 39" Flat screen TV Beth MacDoald
  • Log Load of Cord wood Eileen Albaugh

The record of 37' for the Frying Pan Tass was broken by Linda Reishart by 2".

  1. 1st place—Linda Reishart 37'2"
  2. 2nd place—Sarah Brady 35'7"
  3. 3rd place—Debbie Smith 34'6"

It was a fun event for all participants and onlookers alike.

I would like to mention a few helpers that never get any fanfare or thanks but without them the entire event would not go as smoothly.

Parade assistants: Stacie Winsor, Tracy Duffy, and Tom Grabiek
They manage the line-up and get the units on the road for the enjoyment of

Parade judges: John Bagley, Terry Downs, Karen Young
They sit in judgement of the parade entries as they pass the common.

A few helpers on the common: Melody Wendell, Chris Davis, Jessica Catania
They start early in the morning and assist as the crafters arrive to set up.

There are several people who assist in set-up and take-town on the common that deserve thanks and I am sure many others that I have missed.

Plans are underway for Rumney Old Home Day 2017!

Download the Parade Entry Form!

Download the Craft Show Entry Form!

We look forward to seeing you all on August 12, 2017!