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About Belmont


NH MapThe Town of Belmont is located in the southern portion of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region in Belknap County. The Village Area, located at the intersections of Laconia (State Route 106) and Gilmanton Roads (State Route 140) is four miles from Exit 20 Interstate I-93, seven miles south of Laconia and twenty-four miles north of Concord. More...





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Belmont Farmers Market Comes to the Village

Belmont Farmers Market Days

Market Day
Sunday, August 30th

Held each month during the summer season at the Belmont Mill and Tioga Pavilion, 18 Mill Street.  

Along with many fresh local products, the full day of events will include children's activities, live entertainment and demonstrations.  Be sure to watch for more information on these fun days in Belmont Village.

Market Days are scheduled for 9:30am - 12:30pm, August 30 and September 20. For Vendor Space or other activities contact Gretta-Olson Wilder at 998-3525 or Events@BelmontNH.org.

Make This Fun Day a Summer Destination!

Farmer's Market Vendor Information Packet 











Did you miss Market Day??   Don't be left out again!  

Two More Market Days Coming! Join us for fun and great products!


Belmont's Next Farmer's Market Sunday August 30   08/28/15 Sun 
Belmont Farmer's Market and Touch-A-Truck Set for Sunday  
07/23/15 Winnisquam Echo 
Farmers Market on Sunday to host Touch-A-Truck Event for Youngsters 07/21/15 Sun
Buy Local in Belmont This Sunday Sun 06/26/15 
Locally Grown Sun 06/20/15 
Fun-filled Summer Days Ahead in Belmont Winnisquam Echo 6/11/15 
Farmers Markets to be held at the Tioga Pavilion  Sun 05/05/15 
Farmers Market is coming to Belmont Citizen 05/01/15 
Sunday Farmers Market Planned for Tioga Pavilion in Belmont 04/7/15 Sun 
New Farmers Markets in Gilford, Belmont  03/04/15  Citizen 

2015 Heritage Series at the Belmont Village Bandstand

The Belmont Heritage Commission, John M. Sargent Fund and Friends of the Bandstand are sponsoring several upcoming events at the Village Bandstand.

Upcoming Events

September 13th, Grandparents Day Celebration Don Watson and Jackie Lee with special guests

Previous Events

Belmont residents celebrate return of bandstand (NH Union Leader – 6.07.15)

BELMONT — June 6th - A man calling himself — and looking like — President Abraham Lincoln joined the 12th New Hampshire Regiment Serenade Band in celebrating the refurbished town bandstand, which is now open for a summer concert series, as it was more than a century ago.

The Civil War-Era tribute band and Lincoln, who was played by Jim Miller of Canterbury, brought a historic feeling to the bandstand, which is now located a few feet from where it was built in 1908.

"It’s nice to have the bandstand back,” said Belmont Historical Society President Wallace Rhodes. "What’s really nice is the job they did restoring it. As far as we can tell, it looks exactly like it did when it was first built.”

Local bands, and one band in particular, the Belmont Cornet Band, used to play in the center of town on Saturday nights from 1889-1950, Rhodes said. But the tradition faded after 1950, and the bandstand fell into disrepair and was moved to another spot nearby, where it sat until the town began revitalization efforts downtown seven years ago.

The restoration cost about $60,000, said the society’s Linda Frawley. About $20,000 of that came from town funds, and the rest came through grants, such as the $15,000 grant received last week from the state’s Land and Community Heritage Investment Project.

The project was completed last fall. On Saturday night, with perfect summer weather, about 80 residents brought lawn chairs and blankets to the town green. Rhodes and others, meanwhile, reviewed drawings of the Belmont and Upper Gilmanton "lads lost” in the Civil War.

Both towns lost their share of soldiers in the war, Frawley said.

The bandstand was restored with help from numerous volunteers, and with donated help from Marsh Electric, restoration contractor J.R. Graton, and painter John Thompson. The restored bandstand was honored recently with the Elizabeth Durfee Hengen Award for outstanding preservation achievement from the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance.

It was Saturday night in downtown Belmont, as it used to be.

"People were listening from parked cars and their porches,” Frawley said. "Just like they used to do.”  

The next concert will be on July 3 featuring a different lineup of musicians.

Courtesy Photo  dseufert@newstote.com  More Info: www.historicbelmontbandstand.org.

Citizen 6/10/2015

July 3rd, Red, White & Blues: Jon Lorentz's Soul Revival Band Featuring Miss Sharon "Sugar" Jones
  
Citizen 07/02/15 Winnisquam Echo 06/11/15 Daily Sun 06/04/15 

August 15th, Newmont Military Band
Newmont Military Band Concert in Belmont Saturday  Daily Sun 08/14/15 

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Belmont Historical Society - "Discovering New England Stone Walls

Be sure to attend a Belmont Historical Society event during 2015 as they sponsor great programs including "The Shaker Legacy" and "Discovering New England Stone Walls".  

Everyone is invited to attend their meetings or programs and please consider joining the BHS to be on the "inside" for supporting this great community group.  Their Annual Program is available for Program and Meeting dates and times.  

Funded by the "Humanities-To-Go" Program and presented in cooperation with the NH Humanities Council.

The presentations are free and open to the public; refreshments will be provided. The facility is handicapped accessible.

Next Program:
September 15th Program: On Tuesday, September 15 th, at 7 PM, Kevin Gardner, will present a program on "Discovering New England Stone Walls.” Kevin’s informal talk covers a few of the main topics of his book about New England stone walls, The Granite Kiss. He touches on history, technique, stylistic development, and aesthetics. He explains how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, the ways in which they and other dry stone structures were built, how their styles emerged and changed over time, and their significance to the famous New England landscape. Other topics may include: a discussion of restoration tips and techniques, and information about design, materials, preservation, and analysis. There will also be a Q&A period during which listeners are encouraged to bring up specific problems or projects on their own properties. Along the way, Kevin occupies himself building a miniature wall or walls on a tabletop, using tiny stones from a five-gallon bucket. He often brings along his collection of books about stonework. Kevin Gardner is a writer, teacher, tradesman, and a lifelong resident of Hopkinton. He has been a stone wall builder for forty years, and is the author of The Granite Kiss: Traditions and Techniques of Building New England Stone Walls, (Countryman Press) as well as poetry, songs, and essays. 

July – Workday at the Province Rd Meeting House. Contact Wallace Rhodes for time and activities if you can help. Usually held on a Saturday; date to be announced.

August 1st – Participation at Belmont Old Home Days.

September 15th – Program by Kevin Gardner, "Discovering New England Stone Walls”, 7 pm at the Corner Meeting House. 

October 20th – Annual Meeting at Senior Center, 7 pm


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