4th of July Celebration at the New Boston Fairgrounds

New Boston celebrates Independence Day with a parade and a number of events held at the Hillsborough County 4H Fairgrounds in New Boston, NH.

At noon the Molly Stark Cannon is fired much to the delight of the crowd

Molly Stark CannonChicken BBQ always a treatChicken BBQ
And some ice cream for dessert churned by a gasoline engine from 1858


Patrick O’Brien with some miniature horses
Miniature HorsesI had to leave before the mud volleyball match which is very entertaining. They provide an outdoor spigot and hose for the participants.Fourth of July Celebration in New Boston
Mary Poppins marched in the parade,  I met Sister Suffragette at the fairgrounds

“We’re clearly soldiers in petticoatsDauntless crusaders for women’s votes!”

Votes for WomenNothing runs like a DeereJohn Deere
Classic Cars
The ClassicsEngines were simpler back thenEdelbrock

Fourth of July Celebration in New BostonMusic provided  by the Cider Press Band Cider Press Band

Cider Press BandCider Press Band

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4th of July Parade in New Boston – 2015

Happy Birthday America!

Uncle Sam greets the onlookers at the New Boston, NH annual 4th of July Parade
Uncle Sam
86 New Boston men volunteered to serve in the American Civil War (1861-1865). 29 died in service. Learn more on the New Boston Historical Society webpage.
New Boston Fourth of July parade
The newest town citizen participated in his first parade. The oldest citizen was also in the parade
Arthur E. Welch IV
The terminus of the parade is the Hillsborough 4H Fairgrounds.
Hillsborough 4H
The “Constitution” pumper
The Constitution Pumper
Best view of the parade is on mom’s shoulders
Bird's eye view
What is more Americana than a parade with tractors?
Tractors on Parade
Doing backflips for the crowd
Back Flip
Eat candy and get sprayed from a float
Nemo Float
Never forget
67 Nam