Category Archives: Jackson NH

Cold River Radio Mini Concert November 5th will feature The Tom Dean Trio

coldriver-tomdeanWildfires in the hills and canyons of Los Angeles, radio ghosts, the road, redemption, Elvis, the moon, Robert Johnson, small town New England life and of course love and all its entanglements. These are the themes one can expect from this well traveled, seasoned songwriter and his prolific song writing partner, lyricist George Wardwell.

After ten years of touring and three independently released recordings the legendary Ahmet Ertegun, Chairman of Atlantic Records, signed Devonsquare after hearing Tom’s song “Walking On Ice” from the self released CD of the same name. Devonsquare went on to record another CD “Bye Bye Route 66” for Atlantic (which spawned the critically acclaimed single “If You Could See Me Now”) tour internationally and to share stages with the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Peter Frampton and Steven Stills.

This special appearance will feature Teg Glendon (bass guitar) & Rob Coffin (electric and acoustic guitars) and Jonathan Sarty opening the show.

Dinner Reservations are Required for Guaranteed Seating
Tickets may also be available at the door but these shows often sell out.

Musical Style: Americana, folk rock



Cold River Mini Concert Series Featuring Alan Estes & Matt Levenworth – October 22nd

Alan EstesJACKSON NH – Allen has been the opening act for: Bonnie Raitt, J Geils, Tim McGraw, America, Jose Feliciano, Reba McEntire, Waylon Jennings, Kenny Chesney, Tricia Yearwood, Livingston Taylor, Robert Palmer, Rodney Dangerfield, The Outlaws, Stella Parton, Jonathan Edwards, Tom Rush, Aztec Two-step, Skeeter Davis, Earl Scruggs, Jeanne C. Riley, Grandpa Jones, Dr. Hook, Joan Armatrading

Co-written songs with: Tammy Wynette, Shenia Twain, Pat Alger, Norro Wilson Lori Morgan Kent Blazey Larry Cordle, Robert Ellis Orrall, Billy Montana, Dave Mallett, Jimmy Stewart

Return of the Pumpkin People

Return of the Pumpkin PeopleJACKSON NH – We are celebrating our 32nd year of the “Return of the Pumpkin People”… due to the success of having the Conway’s involved during our 25th Anniversary celebration they will be joining in again this year. This event runs from October 1st through the 31st, 2016. We are extending the dates at the request of so many of our visitors and members. In order to be able to offer this amazing event for such a long period of time we have to make some minor exceptions to the rules of play. Therefore, live pumpkins will only be necessary for the first 14 days. Once the live pumpkins are in need of replacement participants may use artificial replacements. We ask that everyone understands once we have passed October 20 we can not guarantee that all displays will still be standing and or in great condition. Weather is always a factor.
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Cold River Mini Concert Series Featuring Vanessa Trouble – October 1st

Vanessa TroubleJACKSON NH – Vanessa Trouble is a popular vocalist and band leader, who maintains a busy schedule performing at top Manhattan jazz hotspots, corporate parties, North Fork Wineries, private celebrations and society benefits. Born and raised in Winona, Minnesota, she has performed all over the country and in Europe and Asia. Vanessa has appeared in a musical tribute to Marilyn Monroe, and currently fronts her New York City based “modern retro” band, The Red Hot Swing.

Showtime 7:30 PM

Musical Style: Classic swing, modern retro & vintage jazz


The MacKenzie, Lewis, & White Music Scholarship – Sunday September 18th – 6:00pm at The Shannon Door Pub in Jackson, NH

peterpeter-rodJACKSON NH – The concert begins at 6:00pm and ends at 11:00pm! The musicians that play this night receive no fee. They play out of the joy that they get from playing with fellow musicians they don’t get to play with often. More importantly, they play to honor three fellow musicians who loved life and gave to the community their gift of music, and can continue their legacy through the scholarship.

The concert would not be possible were it not for the  support of many people.  We thank our host, The Shannon Door Pub.  We also wish to thank yearly raffle prize donors Attitash Bear Peak, Wildcat Inn and Tavern, Shannon Door, Jackson Ski Touring, Jewelry by Tim Psaledakis, North Country Fair Jewelers, Wildcat Mountain, King Pine, Joseph’s Spaghetti Shed and Sugarmaker Bakery, Muddy Moose, North Conway Music, and Settlers Green.  Thank you also to Alpine Web, Minuteman Press, Web Maintain, Mountain Ear, Conway Daily Sun, and WMWV for helping us to get the word out.

The scholarship is funded totally by the annual concert and raffle, which is not only a fundraiser, but a celebration of the lives of three men who always encouraged young people to pursue their dreams, especially their musical dreams.

Tickets – Admission tickets are available at the Shannon Door Pub the night of the concert.  The ticket price remains $8.00.


Larry Siebert White Mountain Art & Artisan Festival – August 20th

JACKSON NH – This is a Juried Two Day event… Sat August 20th 10 AM – 5 PM and Sun August 21st 10 AM – 4 PM.

artisan-festArtists and artisans wishing to participate in this event should click on this  application, print it and send it in with your check. The form along with fee should be mailed to JACC, PO Box 304, Jackson, NH 03846.

Our White Mountain Art & Artisan Festival is one of the Northeast’s premier events for artists and artisans, the 2016 juried exposition should feature works by more than 40 artists presenting sculpture, glass and wood arts, ceramics, fiber arts, fine arts and jewelry for sale at all price points.

There will be live musical performances starting on Saturday and continuing on Sunday with local musicians. We’ll be sure to have local and visiting food vendors.

Join in on the arts and crafts activities for children, that could include sand sculpting, beading, temporary tattoos and t-shirt decorating.

Remember it was through the eyes of the artists of the White Mountain School of Art that the world first became aware of the beauty of Jackson. Many of the artists of the 19th century White Mountain School came to Jackson to view the lovely scenes we live with every day from pastoral farms to the grandeur of Mt. Washington. In 1923, Wallace Nutting, author of “New Hampshire Beautiful” put it well when he said “People of Jackson can claim as their advantage to be in the immediate view of the best of the White Mountains. Jackson undoubtedly stands high among the more desirable mountain towns as a goal of visitation.”
This holds true today. Works of art from local and visiting artists who convey their vision of this spectacular area on canvas continue to be popular purchases.

This event can be enjoyed by singles, couples and the entire family… with something special for each.

Wildquack Duck River Festival – Sunday, May 29th

Wildquack Duck River Festival JACKSON NH – May 29th, 2016 the Wildcat River will have almost 3,500 yellow rubber ducks racing against each other on their way to the finish line. The Wilquack Duck River Festival has been helping to raise money for area non-profits such as the Kennett High Key Club, the local Special Olympics swim team, the Jackson Police Department, as well as the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce. If you represent a local non-profit of the Jackson Area and would like to be included in this event you are encouraged to call the chamber at 603-383-9356… get involved and take advantage of this successful event.

Admission to this event is still FREE. Everyone is invited to line the riverbanks of the Wildcat River and help cheer their favorite duck onto victory. Duck tickets, food and other activities are priced accordingly.

Kick off for the festival starts Saturday May 14th & Sunday May 15th with the first appearances of Wildquack (our big furry duck mascot) from the hours of 2 PM until 4 PM throughout the Jackson Area. Be one of the first 5 people to spot Wildquack during that time and you could win a prize valued at $25 or more. You will also be able to purchase duck tickets during those sightings or at local participating businesses as well as the Jackson Area Chamber office.

The Duck races, food vendors, Kennett High Key Club Children activities, Artisan Tents, Jackson Cake Boss Competition, 5 Minutes of Fame Stage and more all takes place on Sunday, May 29th from 8 AM – 4 PM. You can sign up for your 5 minutes of Fame or the Jackson Cake Boss competition or if you would like to sign up to be in our parade just contact the office at 603-383-9356 or email [email protected] To find out detailed information, request a brochure or just enjoy some photos of past events, be sure to check out To purchase Duck Tickets online visit Tickets will be on sale at participating businesses from April 1, 2016 – May 28th. If there are any unsold tickets remaining the day of the event they will be on sale at the event until 2:30 PM.

Jackson, New Hampshire continues to be “New Hampshire’s Best Kept Secret” and we want to share that Secret with you!

NH Sanctioned & Jackson Invitational Snow Sculpting

snow-sculptingJACKSON NH – The Village of Jackson, New Hampshire is preparing for one of it’s favorite events of the year: The 16th New Hampshire Sanctioned & Jackson Invitational Snow Sculpting competition. Beginning at noon on Friday January 29th teams from all over the Northeastern part of the United States will converge on this quintessential New England family mountain village. Sculpting will begin on Friday the 29th, continue through the weekend and finish by noon on Sunday the 31st. Spectators are welcome to view the entire process but to see finished pieces we highly recommend you come back on Sunday the 31st. See first hand how our sculptors take 8’ high by 4 foot round cylinders of compacted snow and create incredible art frozen in time. Sculpting pieces usually continue to stand for at least a week after the event giving visitors ample time to get coveted photos. At night, during the event, the Sculptures are lit up giving them an entirely different perspective. With more than a dozen teams expected this year the viewing promises to be spectacular!

Location: Jackson Village Park
Date: Friday, Saturday & Sunday – January 29,30 & 31  2016
Time: 12:00pm

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Monday Night Free Pasta Feed at The Wildcat Tavern

Free Pasta Feed at The Wildcat TavernJACKSON NH – Back again by popular demand the Monday Night Free Pasta Feed starts at 5:30 pm and goes until 8:30 with music and fun by Miss Maybelle and Slim Pickins.

  • FREE for employees of Valley Snow Sports and Ski Shops, AMC and NH Forest Service. (proof of employment required)
  • $5.95 for skiers (bring your lift or trail ticket for that day)
  • $8.95 if you don’t ski but just want to chow down!

Wildcat Inn & Tavern

Ghost and Goblin Tour in Jackson, NH – Saturday, October 24

halloweenJACKSON NH – Ghosts and Goblins and Creatures of fright, don’t miss the call of Halloween Night. Come in costume (chance to win a prize) or street clothes and solve the Great Mystery Muddle and a chance to win the Grand Prize worth over $400.

Presented by: Glen Oaks Inn
Location: White Mountain Region
Date: Saturday, October 31, 2015
Time: 11:00am