Town of Belmont, New Hampshire
Town of Belmont
New Hampshire
Town of Belmont, New Hampshire
Town of Belmont
New Hampshire

Old Home Day

 

Donna Rhodes-Photo credit


Lady Winifred and her Husband
 

According to historical information, the tradition of Old Home Days was started by NH Governor Frank Rollins in 1899. These annual celebrations served as a reminder for people to "remember where they came from” and to return to their home towns to reconnect with family and friends. More than a century later, it is still the goal of the Old Home Day Committee to have residents keep that connection to our community, no matter how far their travels take them. Our Old Home Day is traditionally held on the 2nd Saturday of August each summer.

 Belmont Old Home Day offers various activities for all ages throughout the day and evening. In partnership with the First Baptist Church and Belmont Fire Department, we are able to continue the tradition of starting the day with a Pancake Breakfast and ending with a Chicken Barbecue. Live performances by various New England bands provide entertainment during the mid-day in the Bandstand area and in the evening on Bryant Field. Our 10-Mile Road Race, now over 50 years old, serves as a challenging training course for marathon enthusiasts. The largest crowds can be seen at the afternoon Parade and spectacular Fireworks display at the conclusion of the day.

Each spring, the Old Home Day Committee also holds a reception for graduating seniors at Belmont High School that are residents of Belmont. These students are nominated by school district staff or residents of the community and elect to participate in the Good Citizen Reception where they deliver speeches and are selected for potential monetary awards for their academics and community involvement. Good Citizen participants assist with children’s activities on Old Home Day and are recognized during the parade.

It takes numerous volunteers to keep this annual celebration going, so if you can spare a few hours throughout the year to assist with preparation for the day, or even a few hours on the day itself to execute all of the plans, please contact Gretta Olson-Wilder, Special Events Coordinator, at events@belmontnh.orgor call her at 603-998-3525.

 

 Donna Rhodes-Photo credit

 

Belmont Old Home Day
Saturday, August 10, 2019

Prepare Now!
It Will Be Here Before You Know It!!

 

Belmont 10-Mile Road Race          Old Home Day Parade

Registration Form                           Parade Entry Form

Schedule of Events                        Vendor Application 


10-Mile Road Race 2019


 2019 10-Mile Road Race Results

   
              John Mercer                          Matt Sawyer                    Douglas Mercer               Brendan McCauley

Photos provided by Austin Wilder


  


Parade Grand Marshal

Robert "Bob” Stevens

The Belmont Old Home Day Committee would like to recognize Bob Stevens as the 2019 Parade Grand Marshal.

Bob has served in various capacities in town government, including the positions of Selectmen and Health Officer. He has been active in community and civic organizations for several decades.

As the Post Commander of the Charles Kilborn American Legion Post #58, Bob solicited donations to purchase the banners that are displayed on the utility poles in the village area. During this time, the Legion also started the tradition of offering free ice cream cones to all children attending the Memorial Day parade.

This year, the American Legion is celebrating their 100 Years of Service. Thank you, Bob, for living your life with the Legion’s values in mind: Patriotism, Civic Pride, and Community Involvement.


Events

FREE PONY RIDES at the Tioga Pavilion!

 

The Continentals will perform on the Bandstand on Mill St. from 10:30 am to 12:45 pm

Axis 80's Band will perform at Bryant Field  from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm



News



Belmont Old Home Day 150 years of Tradition- Winn Echo 8/15/2019
Belmont Old Home Day- Laconia Daily Sun 8/8/2019
Belmont Annual Tradition Returns
- Laconia Daily Sun 7/25/2019
Belmont 10-Mile Road Race- Laconia Daily Sun 7/17/19


Belmont Old Home Day - August 11, 2018

Belmont Old Home Day
"go the distance"
 

2018 was the 50th running of our 10-Mile Road Race.  Check out some of the runners, times and winners for the last 20 years!  We hope you find your name there or would like to see it there in the future!
 

2018 Race Results

 

Schedule of Events

Race Course Map

Vendor Info and Application

10-Mile Road Race Info and Registration Form

2018 10-Mile Race Course Map

Parade Info and Entry Form

Parade Float Safety

 

 

Belmont celebrates 50 years of Old Home Day Road Race in August  Winni Echo 7/12/18
Belmont Old Home Day will celebrate 50th running of road race Daily Sun 7/12/18
Belmont 10-Mile Road Race to Celebrate its 50th Year!  Daily Sun 5/24/18

 

On May 6th, from a large group of outstanding nominees, the Old Home Day Committee named Belmont High School Senior Kaleb Brown as Belmont Good Citizen 2018.


Belmont Old Home Day - August 12, 2017

Belmont Old Home Day

"Summertime Fun"



Ron Mitchell, Grand Marshal
Chauffeured by Geri Mitchell

 

 

 

 

 

 
  

Tyler Road Band

  

B Street Bombers


(Left to right) Elaine Corriveau, a cousin of the late Wallace Rhodes holds one of his paintings with the Belmont Mill and Bandstand as Village focal points. With her are longtime friends of the artist and historian, Bob Rein and Sherman Gammon, all of Belmont. Courtesy Photo

 

When 82 year old Wallace Rhodes died last month, he was widely and kindly remembered for generosity to the Belmont community. For some 50 years he served as a volunteer, elected official, and the Town's leading preservation advocate -- notably for the Belmont Mill rehabilitation after a massive 1992 fire, and the 1792 Province Road Meeting House. Old Home Days were a favorite time, and he enjoyed presiding over a collection of vintage photos, carefully curated and researched, and annually displayed at the historic Belmont Public Library. 

At Saturday's Old Home Day (August 12) the Library still hosted Mr, Rhodes, with a tribute featuring his paintings of special Belmont places, past and present, and a book of memories organized by Friends of the Bandstand. Subjects of the paintings include the Mill complex, in the early 1900s with multiple buildings spanning the Tioga River, an early view of the Meeting House with parishioners, carriages and horses and a wintry arrival of a passenger train, to the Town's Village and depot. Art was a new undertaking for Wallace, fostered with introductory lessons at the Belmont senior Center about 10 years ago. The paintings are on loan from cousin Elaine Corriveau and Sherman Gammon, a longtime friend. 

 













Feature of a Wallace Rhodes painting shows the Belmont Mill in early 1900s with a Bandstand performance while children play (left).  Wallace Rhodes painting of a wintry train arrival to the Depot, in the Factory Village District, at Belmont's center (right). Courtesy Photos

The Old Home Day Committee honors long-time resident Ron Mitchell as the 2017 Parade Grand Marshal.  He has been the driving force behind BRATT (Belmont Recreation and Alternative Transportation Team) and the Lake Winnisquam Scenic Trail for many years.  It is through Ron's efforts and dedication to our town that we now have a wonderful trail to use with beautiful views of Lake 

Winnisquam.  For his contributions of time and effort for the trail, and participation on numerous committees for our town, we thank Ron for making Belmont a better place for us all.  





 

 
Map of Events
 
Schedule of Events

 

Vendor Packet        Parade Entry Form 

 

 49th Belmont 10 Mile Road Race

Race Registration Form

2017 10-Mile Race Course Map

Race Results on Cool Running!

 Tioga River Fun Run
Race Registration Form

 


Lanum, Beeson top Belmont Old Home Day race  Winni Echo 8/25/17
Sunshine arrives just in time for Belmont's Old Home Day celebration  Winni Echo 8/16/17
Belmont Old Home Day is this Saturday Daily Sun 8/11/17
Belmont American Legion Post 58 to be at Old Home Day on Aug. 12  Daily Sun 8/4/17
Belmont gearing up for annual 10-mile race Winni Echo 8/3/17
Belmont Old Home Day is Aug. 12  Daily Sun 8/1/17
Belmont Old Home Day is Aug. 12  Daily Sun 7/1/17

Courtesy Photos


Belmont Old Home Day - August 13, 2016

"Bridging Our Generations - 2016"


Old Home Day and the 10-Mile Road Race and Cow Pie (10 Mile) Relay Race were all held on
Saturday, August 13, 2016!

 

Parade, Vendors, Food, BBQ and Road Races All on the same Day! Such Fun!
 

Due to inclement weather, the Belmont Old Home Day Fireworks were postponed to Sunday, August 14th.  They were awesome! 

 

Belmont Old Home Day returned to its traditional date of the 2nd Saturday of August for 2016!  Our theme for the summer's celebration was "Bridging Our Generations".


The 48th running of the 10-Mile Road Race and 2nd running of our Cow Pie (10-Mile) Relay Race kicked off the day at 8:30am.

Stormy weather fails to dampen community spirit at Belmont's Old Home Day celebration 8/18/16 Winni Echo

Residents gather for Belmont Old Home Day Citizen 8/15/16

Many events to be featured at Belmont Old Home Day on Saturday Citizen 8/13/16

Belmont Old Home Day is on Saturday Sun 8/12/16

Belmont American Legion Post 58 will be busy at Old Home Day Sun 8/11/16

Church to hold food, craft event on Old Home Day Sun 8/9/16
 

"Bridging our Generations" at Belmont's Old Home Day Winni Echo 7/21/16
 

Bridging our generations is Belmont Old Home Day theme Daily Sun 7/19/16

 

Nelson & Theresa Rolfe

Belmont Old Home Day

2016

Parade Grand Marshals!

 

Old Home Day Flyer

 

 


Everyone Enjoyed the music!

"King Chrome"
At the Bandstand Downtown
10:30am to 12:45pm
Classic Rock
"B Street Bombers"
Bryant Field
6:30pm - 9:30pm
R&B, Rock, Soul & Funk


 

Vendor Application  
 
Parade Entry Form    
 
10-Mile Road Race
Registration Form 

 
Cow Pie Relay Race
Registration Form
 
 
2016 10-Mile Race Course Map   2016 Cow Pie Relay Course Map    

2016 10-Miler Times 
2016 10-Miler Awards 


 

 

On April 19th the 2016 Belmont Good Citizen Award was presented to Cory Yelle. Runners up were Sarah Thayer and Veronica Harris. Thank you to all of our nominated students!

Each year the Old Home Day Committee accepts nominations for the Belmont Good Citizen Award.  Nominees must be a resident of the Town and someone that displays good citizenship qualities through academic, civic, volunteer and personal achievement.  Students receiving this Award are to be commended for their exemplary achievements in being model Good Citizens for the Community. Photo Gretta Olson-Wilder


2015 Old Home Day

Belmont Old Home Day - August 1, 2015
The Good Old Days
So Much Fun!!  Such A Great Day!!
 What Fun We Had!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rockin Daddios Belmont Heritage Commission                                    Parade Grand Marshals Frank Sweeney Picture

Hope you joined us!

  Schedule of 2015 Events 

Great Music Makes Everything More Fun!
Featured Performers








 

 

 

Annie & The Orphans                                                                                  Rockin' Daddios 

Belmont Looks Back to the "Good Old Days" with Old Home Day Festivities  Winnisquam Echo 08/06/15   Belmont Old Home Day this Saturday to offer all kinds of summer fun   Daily Sun 07/30/15
Belmont Celebrates the "Good Old Days" Citizen 08/03/15  
Celebrate the 'Good Old Days' in Belmont on Saturday, Aug. 1 
 Citizen 07/20/15
Belmont Celebrates "The Good Old Days" Aug. 1  Winni Echo 07/23/15 
Belmont Old Home Day to be on first Sat. in August
 Daily Sun 01/10/15
 Fun-Filled Summer Days Ahead in Belmont
 Winni Echo 06/11/15 
 
 

 

Belmont Road, Relay & Fun Competition Day

August 8, 2015

10 Mile Road Race

Cow Pie Relay Race





 

 10-Miler Times  10-Miler Awards  Relay Race Times



Both courses are US Track and Field Certified!
Fun at the Cow Pie Relay Race and Throw
Click on pictures to enlarge     Photos Courtesy Belmont Events


Top left - Trevor Hunt, Belmont winner of the Cow Pie Throw, with a distance of 107', "Frisbee Style"!
Top middle - Emma Roberts during Cow Pie Throw, very "determined" look!
Top right - 1st Place Team, "Belmont FC" soccer players Caleb Burke, Nick Sperduto & Evan Cochran!
Bottom left - Drew Doyle, Sierra Madre, CA, representing "Flash Doyle" team with "overhead throw"!
Bottom right - Dough Price representing "Chocolate Starfish" team and Logan Wilder representing "Runners With Attitude" team battling toward finish line on Main Street!

 

2015 10-Mile Race Course Map  

2015 Cow Pie Relay Course Map    

 
Vito's 5K Run/Walk


Help Support the Care & Maintenance of Vito
Belmont Police Department's K9 Officer/Drug Enforcement Dog!
 

Symonds, Cleveland top fields at Belmont 10-Miler  Winnisquam Echo 08/13/15 
Cow Pie Throw, 10-Miler on Tap for Saturday in Belmont  Winnisquam Echo 08/6/15 
Race for Fun in Belmont on Sat, Aug. 8  Citizen 08/06/15 
Friendship quilt mystery on display at Old Home Day  Union Leader 7/30/15
Town of Belmont set for busy day of races on Aug. 8 Echo 07/23/15 
Belmont's 10 Mile Road Race gets its own day Citizen 07/16/15 


2014 Old Home Day

Belmont Old Home Day - August 9, 2014

 2014 Old Home Day Theme was "Mardi Gras"!

Fireworks were presented by Atlas Fireworks

2014 EVENT SCHEDULE              2014 EVENT MAP

A Taste of the Big Easy Comes to Belmont for Old Home Day  Winni Echo 7/31/14
 

The Belmont Old Home Day Committee has recognized Belmont High School graduating Senior Andrew Mozier as Belmont's Citizen of the Year   Winni Echo 06/26/14

 

 


2013 Old Home Day

Belmont Old Home Day - August 10, 2013

 

Old Home Day 2013 Theme was Belmont Pride!



Old Home Day makes a triumphant return to Belmont Village  Winni Echo 8/15/13
Old Home Day Parade returns in Belmont after one year off  Union Leader 8/9/13
Old Home Day to showcase community pride in Belmont  Winni Echo 8/1/13


2012 Old Home Day

Belmont Old Home Day - August 11, 2012


Belmont Old Home Day Draws Hundreds  Citizen 8/13/12 

Old Home Day Will Have to Relocate Due to Extensive Summer Work on Belmont Green  Daily Sun

Lauren Price Wins Town Honor  Citizen

Good Citizen Award Finalists Reflect Fondly on Small Town Life  Winnisquam Echo
Belmont Old Home Day events set for this weekend  Citizen 8/9/12
Belmont hosts its 44th annual 10-mile road race at Old Home Day  Citizen 8/1/12
Belmont Old Home Day on August 11  Citizen 7/30/12


2011 Old Home Day

OHD 2001 - Brenda Paquette

Belmont Old Home Day's Theme this year "Rockin the Block" was an easy choice for the committee when we decided that we would honor long time and recently retired Belmont High School Band Director Ray Craigie this year.  2011 Report

Old Home Day Annual Report - 2011

"Rock the "Block"

Old Home Day

Our Community Newsletter August 2011


2009 & 2010 Old Home Days

 

OHD 2001 - Brenda Paquette

OHD 2010 - Linda Frawley

"It was absolutely wonderful to be able to give all of the performs an appreciative and attentive audience to showcase their talent. Thank you for helping us make the day so special!" 2010 Report 

 "Saturday, August 8th was a beautiful, sunny day and a perfect day for the annual celebration of our Town."  2009 Report

 

Old Home Day Annual Report - 2010

"Conserving Belmont's Natural Resources"

Old Home Day Annual Report - 2009

Celebrating Belmont's Agricultural Heritage"


2007 & 2008 Old Home Days

OHD 2001 - Brenda Paquette

"The Old Home Day Committee welcomed Belmont residents and many wonderful guests to a fun-filled day of "Rockin' to the Oldies" on Saturday, August 9, 2008."  2008 Report

 

"The community celebrated the deep roots of baseball in Belmont."  2007 Report

  

Old Home Day Annual Report - 2008

"Rockin to the Oldies"

Old Home Day Annual Report - 2007

"Take Me Out To The Ball Game"