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Old Home Days 2020:
July 31 - August 1, 2, 3

Suggestions for parade themes may be emailed to chdbob@canaannh.org

2019 Theme: Life on the Farm

local farmer driving tractor

More 2019 Photos!

historic news clipping of Old Home Days

News Article of OHD Beginnings.The idea of "Old Home Week" in New Hampshire was begun in 1899 by Governor Frank West Rollins. Eventually, many towns shortened this to "Old Home Days," but continued in the tradition of celebrating the history and community spirit of individual towns.

Canaan Old Home Days are celebrated on the first weekend in August each year. Beginning in 1984, the official Canaan Old Home Days Committee was established which now leads us in fun and festivities every year. We thank all who participate in the committee and the events. Your work keeps us connected!

Learn more about the first Canaan Old Home Days in this 1998 Messenger newspaper article.

Postcards of Early Canaan Old Home Days

historic old home days welcome arch
historic image of parade float
historic image of parade float
early parade floats
parade horses
parade horses

Year Theme Marshals
2016 Circus John & Chris Dow
2015 The 50's & 60's Bob & Debbie LaCroix
2014 Glory Days of the Rail Road Harry & Audie Armstrong
2013 Ship Ahoy! Marvin & Helen Rocke
2012 School Days of Yesteryear Debbie Tenney, Dan Fleetham Sr & Grace Stebbins
2011 250 Years of Old Home Days Past & Present The parade was led by many of the past marshals from as far back as 1984
2010 Planet Earth Nelson & Maxine Therriault
2009 Wild Animals Ruth Tucker & Helen Good earl
2008 Comics Dr. Henry & Patricia Brown
2007 Cartoons Milton & Elsie Wilson
2006 Celebrating 25 Years of Old Home Days Georgia Tilton & John Q. Ricard
2005 Country Fairs of the Past Jackie & Ed Lary
2004 States Georgia Tilton & Elinor Wescott
2003 Mardi Gras Darwin & Vivian Hadley
2002 America the Beautiful Dot & Ralph Dow
2001 Circus-Circus Nancy Snyder & Marty Pusey
2000 Disney & New Millennium Mickey & Minnie Mouse (Butch & Ellen Rocke)
1999 Looking Back 100 Years Reginald & Eleanor Barney
1998 Fifties & Sixties Kathryn Carlson & Sybil Gambell
1997 Wild World of Sports Douglas Belloir & Guy Serviss
1996 Commercials Paul & Zilla Tucker
1995 Holidays Mary Hazen & Marjorie Eastman
1994 Circus Smokey Bear
1993 Old Wild West Verna Dunn & Zephryn Clarke
1992 Holidays Dana & Esther Christy
1991 Nursery Rhymes Birthday Cake - 10 Years
1990 Fifties & Sixties Daniel & Betty Fleetham
1989 Wonderful World of Disney Dr. Israel A. Dinerman
1988 Country & Western Addie Hines
1987 U.S. Constitution Dorothy Ricard
1986 Children's Stories Charles Clifford
1985 Board Games Olive Smith
1984 Fairy Tales Henry & Roxie Gould