Greater Andover Days (GAD)

2022 Greater Andover Days

Friday, September 30 - Sunday, October 2, 2022. 

GAD button

Stand With Andover - Greater Andover Days 2022
Resilience. Strength. Community. Three words the Andover community has been no stranger to over the last few months. In April, many members of the Andover community were affected and impacted by the tornado. Neighbors and surrounding communities continued to stand together with Andover. We cannot wait to come together to celebrate all the community has done over the last several months at the Greater Andover Days this fall.

TO REGISTER for the parade, cook off contest, car show, city golf tournament, pickleball, or business craft/vendor expo, please click HERE.

Buttons go on sale $3 starting on September 7! (Available to pick up at Andover City Hall, Andover State Bank, Andover Chamber Chamber of Commerce, Andover Library, Andover Senior Center, and South Central Mental Health).

Button increase to $5 starting September 30. 

The GAD committee is hard at work putting together this year's schedule. Be sure to check back periodically as our schedule of events is announced.   

Interested in sponsorship? Please email Public Information Officer, Megan Schapaugh at mschapaugh@andoverks.com 

sponsors thank you




HISTORY OF GREATER ANDOVER DAYS

Greater Andover Days (GAD) 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.  Admission to the festival is covered through the purchase of a GAD button. GAD buttons are available for purchase at local retailers typically 1-2 weeks in advance of the festival. Children 5 and under are free.

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.
GAD
 

Did you know?

  • Greater Andover Days is funded through the generous donations of community sponsors and by the money generated through the sale of buttons.
  • The Greater Andover Days Committee is comprised of representatives of various businesses within our community, employees of the City of Andover, and individuals in the community who just want to volunteer their time and/or talents to help make this annual event a success!
     


Slideshow of GAD 2019