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

Belmont 150th Anniversary

150 Years of History:  1869 - 2019

For a complete recap of our 150th anniversary celebrations, visit this page.  Photos, news articles, event descriptions, and more


Belknap County 4-H Fair

2017
Belknap County 4-H Fair - August 12-13
Record numbers turn out for Belknap County Fair Winni Echo 8/16/17


The 74th annual Belknap County 4-H Fair, which will be held Saturday and Sunday Aug. 12-13 at the fairgrounds on Mile Hill Road, will offer a special entertainment preview in Friday, Aug. 11, starting at 6 p.m. (Laconia Daily Sun)


Be sure to check out all the events and times at http://www.bc4hfair.org/

Preview County 4-H Fair entertainment tomorrow  Daily Sun 8/10/17



2016
Belknap County 4-H Fair - August 13-14

 

James Robert (JR) Newell, 8, won a blue ribbon for his 10-month old calf named "Beauty" from Swain Farm in Sanbornton at the 72nd annual Belknap County 4-H Fair last year. This year's fair opens at 9am Saturday and runs through 5pm Sunday in Belmont.  Ed Pierce/Citizen

Food, fun, and furry creatures abound at Belknap County 4-H Fair  8/17/16 Winni Echo
Kids and animals hold spotlight at Belknap County fair 8/16/16 Sun
Weather leads to low turnout for 4-H Fair 8/15/16 Citizen
Families ready to flock to Belknap County 4-H Fair  8/10/16 Citizen
73rd Annual Belknap County 4-H Fair set for August 13-14 in Belmont  8/5/16 Daily Sun

2014 - Belknap  County 4-H Fair
Belknap County 4-H Fair this Saturday & Sunday Daily Sun 8/7/14
Belknap County 4-H Fair kicks off Saturday morning Winnisquam Echo 7/31/14
 

2013 - Belknap County 4-H Fair

4-H Fair Keeps a Local Tradition Alive  Winni Echo 8/15/13
County 4-H Fair was big on Jello, but a bubble gum blowout  Union Leader 8/10/13

2012 - Belknap County 4-H Fair
Belknap County 4-H Fair: The biggest little agricultural fair in NH  Citizen 8/11/12
Annual Belknap County 4-H Fair starts Friday night  Citizen 8/10/12
Rumble at the Weirs returns as part of 10th annual Granite State Autorama  Daily Sun


Block Parties

2016
 

End of Summer Block Party

Sunday, September 4, 2016


 







On Sunday, September 4th we celebrated the End of Summer with a block party on Mill Street.  

Who doesn't love the Beatles, and their early music is so fabulous!  The band, Studio Two, brought all of those songs to life during their two hour concert. 


Beatles to "invade" Belmont for block party September 4  9/1/16 Sun


Friends brought picnics and a blanket or used one of our folding chairs. It was a wonderful night out to celebrate the End of Summer and Labor Day Weekend and there was plenty of room for dancing! 


Community Service Day

2014

Community Service Day

 

BHS Students Pitch in to Help Beautify Belmont  Winni Echo 6/26/14

Thanks to American Legion Post & BHS Volunteers for Clean-up  Daily Sun 6/19/14

Picture Tim Camerato/Citizen

High schoolers, Legionnaires Help to Clear Tioga Riverbank  Citizen 6/10/14

A View to the Tioga Thanks to Combined Effort of Belmont High School Students & American Legion Post 58  Daily Sun 6/10/14


Community Street Dance

2016-August

Join us for the Open Mic Night On the River at the Tioga Pavilion
Friday Night, August 5th
7-9 pm
Mill Street, Belmont

Open Mic night in Belmont Friday  8/4/16 Daily Sun

Great Fun!

Aiden Rupp
Jack Polidoro

 

Pictures by Logan Wilder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2016-May

Community Street Dance

Sunday, May 29th - 7-9pm
Bandstand/Mill Street
Fun For All Ages!!
Street Dance in Belmont Sunday  Winni Echo 5/26/16

2015-May

Community Street Dance
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Municipal Parking Lot behind the Belmont Public Library


DJ - Prizes - Concessions

Info

Belmont to host "street dance" at library on Saturday, May 30  Citizen 05/22/15  











 


Community Wide Yard Sale

2018-May

 

SATURDAY, MAY 12th  9:00am

Must Register by May 9th!
 

Rent a space at the Belmont Mill Pavilion
or advertise your home yard sale 

Be sure to join in this spring fun as a seller or a buyer!!  

 

 
Registration Form
 
More Info
 




Belmont communitywide yard sale is May 12  Daily Sun 5/3/18
Community-wide spring yard sale in Belmont May 12  Winni Echo 4/26/18




 


2017-May



Belmont Community Wide Yard Sale
Saturday, May 13 - 9 am

Registration Form


 

Still Spaces Available!  Hurry!  

Or Sell from the comfort of your Home!

You know you've wanted a chance to sell those Treasures!

 

Yard Sale Day in Belmont May 13 5/2/17 Daily Sun

Community-wide spring yard sale in Belmont May 13 4/20/17 Winni Echo



2016-May

Hope you attended the Belmont Community Yard Sale and found some great Treasures!!


 


 

It's time!!  Spring is Coming!!

 

Join your friends and neighbors in the 
Community-Wide Spring Yard Sale

 

Mark Your Calendars to Buy & Sell!


May 14th, 9am

Registration Form 


Belmont Community Yard Sale set for May 14  Daily Sun  4/29/16
Treasure Seekers Converge on Belmont this Saturday!!  Daily Sun 
Belmont Holds Community Yard Sale Day Saturday  Citizen 5/14/16

 



2015-May

Community Wide Spring Yard Sale - Saturday, May 16, 2015

All yard sales start at 9 am.  Large central yard sale is located at the Belmont Mill parking lot and Tioga Pavilion area on Mill St. in Belmont (behind the Public Library).  Maps to all other home yard sales will be available at that same location for $1 starting at 8:30 am.  Contact Gretta Olson-Wilder, Town of Belmont Special Events Coordinator at 603-998-3525 with any questions.


Belmont to host community-wide yard sale on May 16   Citizen 4/15/15
Belmont Community Wide Yard Sale Set for May 16  Daily Sun 4/28/15
Search for treasure in Belmont on May 16   Citizen 4/28/15
Last chance to get Belmont yard sale slot   Citizen 5/13/15
Treasure seekers converge on Belmont this Saturday   Winni Echo 5/14/15



Concerts




 

2016-August

Concert at the Belmont Bandstand
August 28th, 2016


A Sunday, August 28 concert at the Bandstand featured the 22 piece Newmont Military Band (www.newmontmilitaryband.org). Activities started at 1:00pm and music from 2:00pm - 3:30pm.  

Newmont Military Band concert in Belmont Village Sunday afternoon  8/25/16 Winni Echo

Hope you will join us sometime!




2016-July

Concert at the Belmont Bandstand
July 2nd 


The Belmont Bandstand hosted the the first Fourth of July weekend concert held since the 1908 classic Bandstand was named to the New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places.

More than 60 attended the three hour songfest, and Belknap County Commissioner Dick Burchell, who currently represents Belmont, visited with his 1931 Packard.


The concert featured Lakes Region musical talents Audrey Drake, Jackie Lee and Jack Polidoro (The Good Dr. Jack). 

Activities for the children were offered beginning at 4:30pm next to the Bandstand.

The concert was presented by the Belmont Heritage Commission with sponsorship by the John M. Sargent Fund, Belmont Parks and Recreation and the Belmont Public Library.  Daily Sun


Area towns plan Fourth of July holiday activities  Citizen
Three local musicians to perform at Belmont Bandstand July 2  Daily Sun  Pictures Linda Frawley

  





 



2016-June
  

Windham Swing Band Concert
June 25th 

Live music - near the Belmont Library - Main/Mill Street
 

 



Windham Swing Band charms local audience  Citizen 6/27/16  (Photo Jim Clark/Citizen)

 

Windham Swing Band Saturday and Belmont Farmers Market Sunday  Winni Echo 6/23/16
 

Windham Swing Band will play in Belmont on June 25  Daily Sun 6/16/16

 


 



















Staff Photos


Cruisin' the Village - Classic Car Show

2012

2nd Annual - Flyer - June 2, 2012

Classic car show at Belmont Mill on Saturday from 9 to 1  Daily Sun 5/31/12


2011

2011 Winners-WinnisquamEcho







2011 Winners 

Cruisin' the Village - The first annual Cruisin' the Village event was held in 2011.  The day combines classic cars, great food, music, prizes, giveaways, raffles and trophies. Cruisin' Website.

Car Enthusiasts Cruise Belmont Village Winnisquam Echo 6/9/2011

Day of Caring

2013

Day of Caring - Volunteers from around the region answer the call during United Way Day of Caring.  Winnisquam Echo 9/26/13

Hobby/Demo Days

2018

 



Hobby Demonstration Event Offered in Belmont June 23   Daily Sun 6/21/18
 


Twelve-year-old Olivia had a lot of fun teaching people how to make simple balloon animals, such as a dog, a giraffe and a turtle bracelet, at Hobby/Demo Days in Belmont  Photo Winni Echo

Hobby/Demo Day exposes Belmont residents to a variety of pastimes Winni Echo 6/28/18
 

   

Make a Difference Day

2008

Daffodil-File "Make A Difference Day" - 2008 was Belmont's premiere participation in the Nation's largest day of volunteering.  This now annual community effort has included planting over 4,000 spring-blooming daffodils in special community places including Sargent Park, the Library, Mill, Penstock Park, Corner Meeting House and Veterans' Monument.

Memorial Day


 



Each Memorial Day, the Charles Kilborn Post #58 of the American Legion has a parade to honor those who died for the country, the parade marches to the monument where a ceremony is held in remembrance, guns are fired, and a bouquet of flowers is tossed over the Church Street Bridge.  Postcard History Series Belmont Diane M. Marden with the Belmont Historical Society


Memorial Day - 2018

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World I, and members of the Charles Kilborn American Legion Post 58 took time to pay a special tribute to those brave soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the "War to End All Wars.”

The day began with a parade from Belmont Middle School to the WWI monument on Church Street where a crowd gathered to take part in the annual ceremonies.


Belmont's Memorial Day ceremonies pay special tribute to the fallen of WWI  Winni Echo 5/31/18
Belmont Legion Post announces Memorial Day Parade plans  Daily Sun 5/24/18


Memorial Day - 2017

American Legion Post #58 in Belmont hosted this year’s Memorial Day parade and ceremonies on Monday, May 29th The parade route ran from the Belmont Middle School parking lot down to Main Street and then along Main Street to the Veterans Memorial by St. Joseph’s Church. This year’s speaker was Lt. Colonel Kurt Webber, U.S. Army, retired.

 

Post 58 and Jordan’s Ice Cream once again provided tickets for an ice cream cone to all children 12 and under who attended the parade and ceremonies and a ticket for an ice cream sundae for any WWII veteran attending. Daily Sun 5/18/17

 

The Belmont Police Department had the honor of supporting and saluting our Veterans during Belmont's Memorial Day Parade. As tradition, our Honor Guard lead the parade to show honor to all our Veterans. Today, they also had the privilege of meeting Rosario Cadurette, a WWII veteran. Sir, Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

 

Speaker touches on history of the Stars & Stripes at Belmont's Memorial Day ceremony  Winni Echo 6/1/17


Memorial Day - 2016

American Legion Post #58 Belmont hosted the 2016 Memorial Day parade and ceremonies on Monday, May 30th, at 1pm to show their honor, respect and appreciation for those who have given the ultimate sacrifice to preserve the freedoms and way of life we all enjoy.  Daily Sun 5/25/16  Daily Sun 5/30/16 



 


Memorial Day - 2015


Memorial Day - 2014

Belmont Commemorates Memorial Day  Citizen 05/27/14


Memorial Day - 2013

Phase 1 of Belmont Village Improvements being readied for Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony  Daily Sun 5/21/13


Memorial Day- 2012

2012 - Legion Unveils New Banners to Fly Over Belmont Village  Daily Sun 5/8/12

 

Citizen 5/17/12

 

The First of 12 new Banners for Belmont were recently put up by Bob Stevens, left, and Woodbury Fogg, right, who are, respectively, post commander and vice commander of the American Legion's Charles Kilborn Post 48.  Citizen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012 - Nation's War Dead Honored in Belmont  Daily Sun 5/29/12

 

Local Communities Pay Tribute to Fallen Servicemen  Winnisquam Echo 5/31/12

 

Memorial Day Celebrations Should Make Belmont Proud    Winnisquam Echo 6/7/12

Solemn remembrance, American pride  Citizen 6/8/12


Memorial Day - 2011

2011 - A little different twist to Belmont Memorial Day activities this year.  Daily Sun 5/24/11


National Night Out

2016




















 

 

Belmont Night Out brings together Police and Firefighters with Community  8/2/16 Citizen

Belmont Night Out event draws big crowd Tuesday  8/4/16 Citizen
Public safety departments taking place in Belmont 8/2/16 Sun

 

 

2014



National Night Out Event in Belmont Signals Shift to Approachable, Community-Oriented Police Force.  Daily Sun 8/6/14   











2013


National Night Out offers Belmont safety officials a chance to engage with community.  Winnisquam Echo 8/15/13


Other Programs

2016 Heritage and Preservation Fair

Belmont Heritage & Preservation Fair was great first-time effort  Daily Sun 6/24/16
Bandstand's addition to Register of Historic Places highlights Heritage Fair  Winni Echo 5/26/16
Belmont's Heritage and Preservation Fair takes place Saturday  Citizen 5/20/16
Belmont Heritage Fair on Saturday celebrates town's "Special Places"   Sun 5/20/16
 


2008
 

Weeks Farm-2001-K.Knowlton A 2008 production of an educational program for LRPA-TV featuring local agricultural heritage at the Weeks Farm locate


 


Safety Day

2015

 

May 30, 2015  The Belmont High School parking lot was transformed into a small fair on Saturday, during Belmont Safety Day. The event was sponsored by the Belmont Fire Department and Belmont Police Department.  Bike, fire safety on display in Belmont Picture by Tim Camerato, Citizen 06/01/15  
 


Touch-a-Truck Day

2013

 

Shanna AganTouch-a-Truck - Designed to allow kids and the young at heart the opportunity to look at, climb on and discover more about their favorite trucks and vehicles.
Town of Belmont hosting Touch-a-Truck event  Winni Echo 9/26/13