This week, Keene residents will gather to discuss the future of the city’s Pumpkin Festival.
It’s been more than a month since riots marred this year’s festival, and led to dozens of arrests and thousands of dollars in damage.
After several years of issues involving college-aged adults, some believe it’s time for a change.
Jason Smart says the city’s annual Pumpkin Festival is one of his busiest days of the year.
“My store is packed, nonstop, all day long, which is, as I say it, most people say, ‘Oh, that sounds really good.’”