A day of free family fun!


Get Ready For Old Home Day 2016!

Summer months go by so quickly!  When fall comes, it’s back to the regular routines of school and sports, but it also means it’s time for Hooksett to celebrate with Old Home Day!
IMG_3401 This year the event is on September 17th at Donati Park, behind the Hooksett Town Offices building.  Vendors, FREE amusements, contests, great food, music and more!!    There will be an ATM available for those who plan to get a little EARLY Holiday shopping done!!

Visit here often for updates on all the great activities planned for the day.

When attending Hooksett Old Home Day all Please  Park AT Cigna, 2 College Park Dr, Hooksett, NH 03106. Directions  Shuttle will be available between 7:30 am and 9:30 pm. No Shuttle during parade 10:30-11 am.

There will be handicap parking at Town Hall  35 Main St, Hooksett . There will be NO parking at Donati Playground.


Want to be a part of the fun?  The more the merrier!  Contact Carrie Hyde at hooksettoldhomeday@gmail.com for information.  Whether it’s to pitch in for a couple  hours during the event, or pitch in on one of the committees, there’s lots to do to make the event outstanding.

Be a vendor!  Contact Joan Lydon, 1009OHD.joan@gmail.com  She’ll get all the information on space availability right to you.

Be a sponsor!  This event is possible because of the financial support of our local businesses and organizations.  Contributions of any amount are welcome, and advertising in the Hooksett Old Home Day Calendar is also available.  Patrons notice those who support the community!!  Show your town pride by contacting us today at hooksettoldhomeday@gmail.com

Don’t miss Hooksett Old Home Day 4th Annual PARADE starting at 10:30 am at Lamberts Park on Merrimack Street traveling south to Main Street ending at Donati Park. DIRECTIONS 

Would you like to be in our Parade check out the registration Here

CHECK OUT  Contest Page, Schedule Page and more!!!!

Get ready for Old Home Day 2016 by saving the date Saturday September 17!!

Authors’ Corner with New England Writers

The Authors’ Corner

Book readings and signings with New England Writers

Questions and discussions are welcome!


11:00am:    Shelby Grondin-Bushe – Rochester, NH

Fiction: “Lost and Found”.

Author Shelby June will sign her new book, Lost and Found. The book is a family saga about a mother, a daughter and one very big secret that’s about to turn their world upside down. Elizabeth has kept a secret from her daughter Olivia for over 35 years. It’s about to come tumbling out. The ramifications will ripple through three generations, reunite twin sisters after a 60-year separation, and test the relationship between mother and daughter. Shelby June is a native of New Hampshire, born in Concord and raised in Rochester.


11:30am:   Bette Freedson – S. Berwick, ME

“Soul Mothers’ Wisdom: Seven Insights for the Single Mother.”

Throughout her career as a clinician in private practice, as well as a speaker and writer, Bette Freedson has worked with hundreds of children, parents, adults, couples, and groups to help them relieve the stress that interferes with success in life. The knowledge she has collected from years of experiences working with single mothers, as well as from her own personal experience as a single mother, has provided the material for Soul Mothers’ Wisdom: Seven Insights for the Single Mother.


12:30pm:  Rebecca L Matthews – Whitefield, NH

Fiction:  “The Truth Will Set You Free”

Just a simple girl, believing and trusting God’s will and guidance. Presently has three novels (The Light Within, Marie’s Watch, The Truth Will Set You Free) and two children’s book (Little Birch Finds Peace, Raindrops and Snowflakes) published through Tate Publishing, LLC.

1:00pm – 2pm:  Suzie Higley – Hampton Falls, NH, – with special guest: Finnegan   

Fiction: “The Adventures of Finnegan Begin”, the story of a rescue dog.
Finnegan inspired Suzi so much that she decided to write about Finnegan’s life, starting with his rescue.  Her first book takes the reader from that car dealership to her adoption of Finnegan.  The Adventures of Finnegan Begin!  is a story that anyone who has volunteered their time with a rescue or shelter will identify with.  True to the name of her first book, Suzi decided that one book is not nearly enough.  Her 2nd book, Finnegan for Mayor continues his adventures. Helped by Suzi’s friend Paula M. Caron, Finnegan, now living in Portsmouth NH, decides to run for Mayor. He has unique ideas on how to manage the city and tells his tale as only Finnegan can.
2:00pm – 3pm:  Marilynn & Steve Carter, MAAT Publishing  – Dover, NH

Marilynn Carter’s book, No Fret Cooking, is a cookbook blending simple, healthy, yummy recipes accompanied by music to cook and dine by. Together food and music are paired that take you on a culinary adventure to nurture, tantalize, and stimulate your body, mind, and spirit as you prepare and enjoy your food. The focus is on fresh, local, organic ingredients without artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. Alternative ingredients used to create gluten-free, dairy-free, raw, vegetarian recipes that even children love. The accompanying 2 CDs, “Music to Cook by” & “Music to Dine by” are composed and performed by Steve Carter.

Steve Carter – www.frogstoryrecords.com  Poet, musician, and taught guitar for 25 years at The Berklee College of Music in Boston. Steve has 10 music CDs out and is writing a book about the music business in Boston in the ’60s.

Saturday September 17!

Hooksett Old Home Day is Saturday, September 17, 2016!  Come out for a day of family fun!  Music – Food – Entertainment – Vendors – Contests!  Schedule coming soon.

What A Great Day!

What a fantastic day Old Home Day 2015 was!  It was a beautiful fall day that makes New Hampshire a great place to be.  Many thanks to our vendors, our sponsors, and all who worked toward making this day such a success. Local businesses and organizations contributed to the event, so please be sure to visit our sponsors and let them know how much you enjoyed the day.

Check out the Gallery Page!  As pictures come in, we’ll share them with you.  So come back and visit often!!