Cold River Mini Concert Series Featuring Acoustic Nuisance – December 15

Acoustic NuisanceJACKSON, NH – A night with Acoustic Nuisance is a unique trip through the musical minds of it’s main protagonists: multi-instrumentalist Scots born Davey Armstrong……. fellow Scot and guitar/guitar-synth Folk-Rocker Simon Crawford…. and acoustic guitar and bouzouki playing London-Irishman Kevin Dolan..all ably accented by Becky Armstrong’s fine vocals, for an entertaining blend of acoustic/electric virtuosity and vocal harmony…

Humour is ever present, as is audience participation, and alongside a varied menu of Celtic and Americana, plus their own original tunes and songs, you are likely to be confronted by guitar, tin-whistles, Irish and Scottish Pipes, bouzouki, banjo, harmonica, bass-pedals and synths – and that’s just from Davey(!) …often while singing and playing 2 or 3 at the same time…

Hailing from the British Isles but living right here in the Mount Washington Valley, the band is looking forward to another fun night in the Cold River Radio Show Mini-Series and hoping old friends (and new!) will join them at this pre-Christmas event. Come on out!

Jonathan Sarty opens the show at 7pm

$5 ticket per person

Dinner Reservations are Required for Guaranteed Seating 603 383-6502
Tickets may also be available at the door but these shows often sell out
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Santa’s Holiday Express on the Conway Scenic Railroad

 Santa's Holiday Express on the Conway Scenic RailroadNORTH CONWAY, NH – Santa is on board with his mischievous elves who will be sharing their hot chocolate and cookies with everyone. They’ll take your picture, too, if you ask nicely, so be sure the battery in your cell phone is charged!

Trains run at 11:30 & 1:30 to Conway and back weekends only until December 15, when there are two trains daily through December 23. All excursions are approximately one hour long, round-trip.

Dec. 1&2, 8&9, 15-23
Departures at 11:30am & 1:30pm

Coach First Class Premium (Dome)
Adult $18.00 $22.50 $27
Child (4-12) $12.50 $17.00 $23
Under 4 Free $9.50 $14

 

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony – Jackson NH

JACKSON NH – Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.
The entire Jackson Community invites you to come and see the first lighting of our all new and glimmering Christmas Holiday Tree. Jackson Christmas Tree Lighting CeremonyVillage boasts one of the most beautiful evergreen trees you will see and this year the tree was very much a focal point of our Jackson Village Christmas Holiday/Winter Beautification Project. The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce along with a committee of local businesses, residents and the Selectmen set out to enhance all the village winter decorations… and we want to show it off to you. You are personally invited to attend…

The gathering for the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony is scheduled for Sunday evening November 25th, at 4:00 PM. The first 20 people to arrive will receive a candy cane and their choice of a Christmas Holiday hat. The Da Capo Singers will delight us with Christmas Caroling. Santa will do the honors of lighting the tree at exactly 4:30 PM.

Immediately following the Tree Lighting Ceremony Christmas Farm Inn & Spa has invited everyone back to their “Open House”; celebrate the beginning of the festive season with your friends and neighbors by the roaring fire in the historic Barn. Enjoy hot chocolate and home-made cookies by the Christmas Tree. Santa will be making an appearance.

Location: Jackson Village
Date: Sunday, November 25, 2018
Time: 4:30pm

Wildcat Tavern – Countdown to New Years Gift Card Sale

Kearsarge Inn - Countdown to New Years Gift Card SaleJACKSON NH – We kick-off our annual Countdown to New Years Gift Certificate Sale on Friday November 23rd through New Year’s Day. Gift Certificates can be purchased online here or at the restaurant.

Gift Certificates are valid for hotel and dining. For more information call 603-356-8700

See the table below for dates and discounts!

November 23 – 29 25% OFF
November 30 – December 6 20% OFF
December 7 – 13 15% OFF
December 14 – 20 10% OFF
December 21 – 31 5% OFF

Kearsarge Inn – Countdown to New Years Gift Card Sale

Kearsarge Inn - Countdown to New Years Gift Card SaleNORTH CONWAY NH – We kick-off our annual Countdown to New Years Gift Card Sale on Friday November 23rd through New Year’s Day.

Gift cards can be purchased online here or at the Kearsarge Inn.  For more information call 603-356-8700.

See the table below for dates and discounts!

November 23 – 29 25% OFF
November 30 – December 6 20% OFF
December 7 – 13 15% OFF
December 14 – 20 10% OFF
December 21 – 31 5% OFF

Mallett Brothers Band at The Wildcat Tavern – October 27th

JACKSON NH – The Mallett Brothers Band’s busy tour schedule over the past seven years has helped them to build a dedicated fan base across the U.S. and beyond while still calling the state of Maine their home.

The Mallett Brothers BandWith a style that can ranges from alt-country to Americana, country, jam and roots rock, theirs is a musical melting pot that’s influenced equally by the singer/songwriter tradition as by harder rock, classic country and psychedelic sounds. Texas Hill Country Explore Magazine calls them “New England’s wildly eclectic crew of genre rebels.” Bill Copeland Music News says “Combining their authentic roots rock sound with a reflective lyrical style that perceives stories on the level of epic myth, it’s like William Faulkner has been resurrected with an electric guitar in hand.”

Jonathan Sarty opens the show at 7pm

Dinner Reservations are Required for Guaranteed Seating 603 383-6502
Tickets may also be available at the door but these shows often sell out
Wildcat Tavern Event Page

Musical Style: (Alternative Rock/Country)

$15 ticket per person

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BOOKS & BREW – MOAT MT. SMOKEHOUSE & BREWING CO. – NOVEMBER 8

BOOKS & BREWNORTH CONWAY, NH – We love books. We love beer. We love pairing books with beer! That’s why we are so excited to be partnering with Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co. to host our Fall 2018 Books & Brew!

Nichole and Laura will be there sharing 4-5 paperbacks ranging from hot new releases, sleepers, those books you missed and shouldn’t have and more! Plus, special guest, New England Scholastic Rep. Nikki Mutch will be there giving her own book pair! And of course there will be Moat beer!

LIMITED SEATING! SO BE SURE TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT NOW!
Tickets are $30 and includes a flight of 8 beers and one new book to take home.

To reserve your spot call the bookstore at 603.356.3200

It’s a great way to “unplug”, enjoy good books, great beer and a refreshing conversation or two! So we will see you there!

The Ghoullog at Mount Cranmore – All of October

NORTH CONWAY NH – Back for 2018! Are you brave enough to make it through the Ghoullog? Navigate your way through 4 individual haunts in one terrifying experience? Be chased through the dark woods and embrace the horror that’s waiting for you behind every twist and turn?

The Ghoullog

The Ghoullog at Cranmore - All of OctoberEnter 12 years of fear at the Ghoullog! The approximate 50 minute haunt features over 15,000 square feet of indoor space through a series of dark rooms, scary mazes and unknown places, plus an outdoor element which leads the unsuspecting through the dark woods with all of the scares and screams you’ve come to expect. Will you be able to make it out of the Ghoullog unharmed? *The Ghoullog is recommended for ages 10 & over. Visitors are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather

Haunted Playground

Enjoy spooky family fun! We dare you to go for a ride in the Haunted Playground, featuring the Mountain Coaster, Giant Swing and Soaring Eagle Zip Line. The Coaster is a roller-coaster like ride that takes visitors on a 3,600 foot round trip ride up and down the mountain in a 2-person sled mounted on a steel track. The Giant Swing gives 4 people a breath-taking sky-ride. The Soaring Eagle Zip line fleshes out the Haunted Playground letting visitors fly 750 feet up and back down the mountain in a seated zip line. All Haunted Playground rides offer a unique night-time experience with special lighting, effects and the occasional ghost or ghoul when you least expect it. Age, height and weight restrictions apply – view them here. All ages welcome for the Haunted Playground.

Broken Skull Pub

Full service pub, serving beer and wine and fall favorite snacks and appetizers. Opens a half hour before Ghoullog operations. Located in the Artist Falls Lodge.

The Rotting Corpse Gift Shoppe

Ghastly goodies, glow sticks, Ghoullog t-shirts, sweatshirts and more await you in the official Ghoullog gift shop. Located in the Artist Falls Lodge.

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Met Opera Live in HD: Samson et Dalila – October 20th

Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts CenterFRYEBURG ME – The Met Opera Live in HD series presents Samson et Dalila at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at 1 PM. When mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca and tenor Roberto Alagna joined forces for a new production of Carmen at the Met, the results were electrifying. Now this star duo reunites for another sensual French opera when they open the season in the title roles of Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic Samson et Dalila. Darko Tresnjak, who won a Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical in 2014 for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, makes his Met debut directing a vivid, seductive staging, featuring a monumental setting for the last-act Temple of Dagon, where the hero crushes his Philistine enemies. Sir Mark Elder conducts the first new Met production of the work in 20 years. $26-Adults, $23-Seniors (65+), $18-Students.

Order online at www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac, or call the box office at 207-935-9232.

The Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center
18 Bradley St.
Fryeburg, ME 04037

Return of the Pumpkin People

pumpkin peopleJACKSON NH – Celebrating our 34th year of hosting one of New Hampshire’s premiere fall events… the Return of the Pumpkin People. Take this self-guided tour of more than 80 different locations hosting Pumpkin People displays. This is an event will amaze even the toughest of critics. You will see Pumpkin People doing all kinds of things from flying across yards to deep sea diving. Our members’ talent out does itself year after year. Peruse the photos of last year’s event participants and see for yourself.

Maps and People Choice Award Ballots will be available by September 1st, 2018. You can request them by calling the office at 603-383-9356, sending an email to [email protected] or picking one up at any of the participating businesses located throughout the Conway and Jackson Area of New Hampshire.