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Old Home Day

OHD 2001 - Brenda Paquette

For over 100 years Old Home Day has been an annual event; now with day-long and evening festivities throughout the Village.

Each year the Old Home Day Committee also accepts nominations for the Belmont Good Citizen Award.  Nominees must be a resident of the Town and someone that displays good citizenship qualities through academic, civic, volunteer and personal achievement.  Students receiving this Award are to be commended for their exemplary achievements in being model Good Citizens for the Community.

Belmont Old Home Day
Saturday, August 11, 2018

"go the distance"

Vendor Info and Application

10-Mile Road Race Info and Registration Form

2018 10-Mile Race Course Map

Parade Info and Entry Form

Parade Float Safety

On May 6th, from a large group of outstanding nominees, the Old Home Day Committee named Belmont High School Senior Kaleb Brown as Belmont Good Citizen 2018.


Belmont Old Home Day
Saturday -  August 12, 2017
"Summertime Fun"

Ron Mitchell, Grand Marshal
Chauffeured by Geri Mitchell




Tyler Road Band
B Street Bombers

(Left to right) Elaine Corriveau, a cousin of the late Wallace Rhodes holds one of his paintings with the Belmont Mill and Bandstand as Village focal points. With her are longtime friends of the artist and historian, Bob Rein and Sherman Gammon, all of Belmont. Courtesy Photo

When 82 year old Wallace Rhodes died last month, he was widely and kindly remembered for generosity to the Belmont community. For some 50 years he served as a volunteer, elected official, and the Town's leading preservation advocate -- notably for the Belmont Mill rehabilitation after a massive 1992 fire, and the 1792 Province Road Meeting House. Old Home Days were a favorite time, and he enjoyed presiding over a collection of vintage photos, carefully curated and researched, and annually displayed at the historic Belmont Public Library. 

At Saturday's Old Home Day (August 12) the Library still hosted Mr, Rhodes, with a tribute featuring his paintings of special Belmont places, past and present, and a book of memories organized by Friends of the Bandstand. Subjects of the paintings include the Mill complex, in the early 1900s with multiple buildings spanning the Tioga River, an early view of the Meeting House with parishioners, carriages and horses and a wintry arrival of a passenger train, to the Town's Village and depot. Art was a new undertaking for Wallace, fostered with introductory lessons at the Belmont senior Center about 10 years ago. The paintings are on loan from cousin Elaine Corriveau and Sherman Gammon, a longtime friend. 


Feature of a Wallace Rhodes painting shows the Belmont Mill in early 1900s with a Bandstand performance while children play (left).  Wallace Rhodes painting of a wintry train arrival to the Depot, in the Factory Village District, at Belmont's center (right). Courtesy Photos

The Old Home Day Committee honors long-time resident Ron Mitchell as the 2017 Parade Grand Marshal.  He has been the driving force behind BRATT (Belmont Recreation and Alternative Transportation Team) and the Lake Winnisquam Scenic Trail for many years.  It is through Ron's efforts and dedication to our town that we now have a wonderful trail to use with beautiful views of Lake 
Winnisquam.  For his contributions of time and effort for the trail, and participation on numerous committees for our town, we thank Ron for making Belmont a better place for us all.  

Map of Events
Schedule of Events

Courtesy Photos

Belmont Old Home Day - August 13, 2016

"Bridging Our Generations - 2016"

Old Home Day and the 10-Mile Road Race and Cow Pie (10 Mile) Relay Race were all held on
Saturday, August 13, 2016!

Parade, Vendors, Food, BBQ and Road Races All on the same Day! Such Fun!

Due to inclement weather, the Belmont Old Home Day Fireworks were postponed to Sunday, August 14th.  They were awesome! 

Belmont Old Home Day returned to its traditional date of the 2nd Saturday of August for 2016!  Our theme for the summer's celebration was "Bridging Our Generations".

The 48th running of the 10-Mile Road Race and 2nd running of our Cow Pie (10-Mile) Relay Race kicked off the day at 8:30am.

Stormy weather fails to dampen community spirit at Belmont's Old Home Day celebration 8/18/16 Winni Echo

Residents gather for Belmont Old Home Day Citizen 8/15/16

Many events to be featured at Belmont Old Home Day on Saturday Citizen 8/13/16

Belmont Old Home Day is on Saturday Sun 8/12/16

Belmont American Legion Post 58 will be busy at Old Home Day Sun 8/11/16

Church to hold food, craft event on Old Home Day Sun 8/9/16

Nelson & Theresa Rolfe
Belmont Old Home Day
Parade Grand Marshals!


Everyone Enjoyed the music!
"King Chrome"
At the Bandstand Downtown
10:30am to 12:45pm
Classic Rock
"B Street Bombers"
Bryant Field
6:30pm - 9:30pm
R&B, Rock, Soul & Funk

Vendor Application  

Parade Entry Form    

10-Mile Road Race
Registration Form 

Cow Pie Relay Race
Registration Form

2016 10-Mile Race Course Map   2016 Cow Pie Relay Course Map    

2016 10-Miler Times
2016 10-Miler Awards 


On April 19th the 2016 Belmont Good Citizen Award was presented to Cory Yelle. Runners up were Sarah Thayer and Veronica Harris. Thank you to all of our nominated students!

Each year the Old Home Day Committee accepts nominations for the Belmont Good Citizen Award.  Nominees must be a resident of the Town and someone that displays good citizenship qualities through academic, civic, volunteer and personal achievement.  Students receiving this Award are to be commended for their exemplary achievements in being model Good Citizens for the Community. Photo Gretta Olson-Wilder

2015 Old Home Day
Belmont Old Home Day - August 1, 2015
The Good Old Days
So Much Fun!!  Such A Great Day!!
 What Fun We Had!


Parade Grand Marshals Frank Sweeney Picture
Rockin Daddios Belmont Heritage Commission 
Hope you joined us!
Great Music Makes Everything More Fun!
Featured Performers

Annie & The Orphans
Rockin' Daddios
Belmont Looks Back to the "Good Old Days" with Old Home Day Festivities  Winnisquam Echo 08/06/15   Belmont Old Home Day this Saturday to offer all kinds of summer fun   Daily Sun 07/30/15
Belmont Celebrates the "Good Old Days" Citizen 08/03/15  
Celebrate the 'Good Old Days' in Belmont on Saturday, Aug. 1 
 Citizen 07/20/15
Belmont Celebrates "The Good Old Days" Aug. 1  Winni Echo 07/23/15 
Belmont Old Home Day to be on first Sat. in August

 Daily Sun 01/10/15
 Fun-Filled Summer Days Ahead in Belmont
 Winni Echo 06/11/15 

August 8, 2015

10 Mile Road Race

Cow Pie Relay Race

 10-Miler Times  10-Miler Awards  Relay Race Times

Both courses are US Track and Field Certified!
Fun at the Cow Pie Relay Race and Throw
Click on pictures to enlarge     Photos Courtesy Belmont Events

Top left - Trevor Hunt, Belmont winner of the Cow Pie Throw, with a distance of 107', "Frisbee Style"!
Top middle - Emma Roberts during Cow Pie Throw, very "determined" look!
Top right - 1st Place Team, "Belmont FC" soccer players Caleb Burke, Nick Sperduto & Evan Cochran!
Bottom left - Drew Doyle, Sierra Madre, CA, representing "Flash Doyle" team with "overhead throw"!
Bottom right - Dough Price representing "Chocolate Starfish" team and Logan Wilder representing "Runners With Attitude" team battling toward finish line on Main Street!

Vito's 5K Run/Walk

Help Support the Care & Maintenance of 
Belmont Police Department's K9 Officer/Drug Enforcement Dog!

Symonds, Cleveland top fields at Belmont 10-Miler  Winnisquam Echo 08/13/15 
Cow Pie Throw, 10-Miler on Tap for Saturday in Belmont  
Winnisquam Echo 08/6/15 
Race for Fun in Belmont on Sat, Aug. 8  Citizen 08/06/15 
Friendship quilt mystery on display at Old Home Day  Union Leader 7/30/15
Town of Belmont set for busy day of races on Aug. 8 Echo 07/23/15 

Belmont's 10 Mile Road Race gets its own day Citizen 07/16/15 

2014 Old Home Day

Belmont Old Home Day - August 9, 2014

 2014 Old Home Day Theme was "Mardi Gras"!

Fireworks were presented by Atlas Fireworks

2014 EVENT SCHEDULE              2014 EVENT MAP

A Taste of the Big Easy Comes to Belmont for Old Home Day  Winni Echo 7/31/14

The Belmont Old Home Day Committee has recognized Belmont High School graduating Senior Andrew Mozier as Belmont's Citizen of the Year   Winni Echo 06/26/14

2013 Old Home Day

Belmont Old Home Day - August 10, 2013

Old Home Day 2013 Theme was Belmont Pride!

Old Home Day makes a triumphant return to Belmont Village  Winni Echo 8/15/13
Old Home Day Parade returns in Belmont after one year off  Union Leader 8/9/13
Old Home Day to showcase community pride in Belmont  Winni Echo 8/1/13

2012 Old Home Day
Belmont Old Home Day - August 11, 2012

Belmont Old Home Day Draws Hundreds  Citizen 8/13/12 
Old Home Day Will Have to Relocate Due to Extensive Summer Work on Belmont Green  Daily Sun
Lauren Price Wins Town Honor  Citizen
Good Citizen Award Finalists Reflect Fondly on Small Town Life  Winnisquam Echo
Belmont Old Home Day events set for this weekend  Citizen 8/9/12
Belmont hosts its 44th annual 10-mile road race at Old Home Day  Citizen 8/1/12

Belmont Old Home Day on August 11  Citizen 7/30/12

2011 Old Home Day
OHD 2001 - Brenda Paquette
Belmont Old Home Day's Theme this year "Rockin the Block" was an easy choice for the committee when we decided that we would honor long time and recently retired Belmont High School Band Director Ray Craigie this year.  2011 Report
"Rock the "Block"
Our Community Newsletter August 2011

2009 & 2010 Old Home Days
OHD 2001 - Brenda Paquette
OHD 2010 - Linda Frawley

"It was absolutely wonderful to be able to give all of the performs an appreciative and attentive audience to showcase their talent. Thank you for helping us make the day so special!" 
2010 Report 
 "Saturday, August 8th was a beautiful, sunny day and a perfect day for the annual celebration of our Town."  2009 Report
"Conserving Belmont's Natural Resources"
Celebrating Belmont's Agricultural Heritage"

2007 & 2008 Old Home Days
OHD 2001 - Brenda Paquette
"The Old Home Day Committee welcomed Belmont residents and many wonderful guests to a fun-filled day of "Rockin' to the Oldies" on Saturday, August 9, 2008."  2008 Report
"The community celebrated the deep roots of baseball in Belmont."  2007 Report
"Rockin to the Oldies"
"Take Me Out To The Ball Game"