The theme for this year’s Greater Andover Days Fall Festival couldn’t be more appropriate: Stand with Andover. This is the perfect family-friendly event for all ages, a date night or just to get out of the house.
So set aside September 30 – October 2, 2022
Greater Andover Days (GAD) typically includes a parade, fireworks, KidFest, live entertainment, fishing clinic, beer garden, ice cream social, hot dog eating contest, business expo and craft fair, carnival, car show, and more.
TO REGISTER for the parade, cook-off contest, car show, city golf tournament, pickleball, or business craft/vendor expo, please click HERE.
Admission to the festival is a Greater Andover Days button, which is sold in advance at local businesses for $3. At the festival, buttons are $5. Entry is FREE for kids 5 and younger. Fees may apply for some activities and events.
You can get your buttons at:
- Andover City Hall
- Andover State Bank
- Andover Chamber Chamber of Commerce
- Andover Senior Center
- South Central Mental Health
Most events are at Andover Central Park at 1607 E. Central in Andover. Other information at the City of Andover website here.
History of Greater Andover Days:
Greater Andover Days is a three-day festival that occurs the 4th weekend after Labor Day weekend.
The event offers handfuls of fun, food, and entertainment for the entire family! Over 5,000 people attend GAD annually. The festival includes a food court, KidFest, parade, fishing clinic, car show, business expo/craft fair, carnival, live entertainment and a fireworks show in Central Park.
The First Greater Andover Days Festival took place in 1967 as an effort to unify the citizens of Andover through a shared festival experience.
Carnival rides and games are Friday and Saturday. GAD events are located within the Andover Central Park at 1607 E. Central unless otherwise indicated on the schedule.