Art in Bloom: A Walking Tour in Jackson Village – July 7th

Art in Bloom: A Walking Tour in Jackson Village - July 7thJACKSON NH – Creativity of members of the Mountain Garden Club is the outstanding feature of this tour! Club members find a piece of art to interpret through flowers, and set up their exhibits at one of many locations within walking distances in Jackson Village (parking is available at all locations). This is a free event, the Mountain Garden Club’s Gift to the Valley.

The event begins at 10 AM; find a map at the Jackson Public Library, the Jackson Historical Society, or the Whitney Community Center. Refreshments will be available from 11 till 3 at the Whitney. Also at the Whitney, will be a demonstration of floral interpretation of art at 11:30 AM.

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5th Annual North Conway Strawberry Festival – June 30th

NORTH CONWAY NH – Summertime treats for the family.
Strawberry Smoothies, Strawberry Shortcake,
Strawberries Dipped in Chocolate, Hotdogs and Chips.
FREE from 11 am to 4 pm: 
Music, Games, Strolling Magician,
Display of Antique Cars/Wagons and more.

Raffle, local crafters and a White Elephant Table.
All proceeds will benefit the community programs of Vaughan Services
including the Food Pantry and affordable daycare.
Bring the family to this uniquely Americana Festival!

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Mountain Garden Club’s Spring Plant Sale – June 2nd

NORTH CONWAY NH – The Mountain Garden Club’s annual Spring Plant Sale is loved by plant enthusiasts of all ages! Talented Club members transplant and lovingly care for wide varieties of plants to sell at great prices! Count on finding treasured perennials, annuals, floral baskets and even garden accents, right at the North Conway Community Center in North Conway Village. Come early for the best selections; offered from 9:30 till 11:30 AM.

 

Wildquack Duck Race & Music Festival – May 27th

JACKSON NH – Presenting our ALL NEW… Wildquack Duck Race & Music Festival. As if the Duck Races, Food Vendors, Kids Games, Traveling Train Rides, Face Painting, Parade Watching and more was not enough… we have gone ahead and made it even more enticing to come to this event. How about this for an incredible musical experience: First up… Jon Sarty and the White Mountain Boys starting at 10 AM, finishing up around Noon, then we’ll introduce FourFeetTwoShoes with Dennis & Davey. That’s right… our very own Home Town favorite entertainers. You won’t want to miss this new and exciting event… bring your dancing shoes, blankets, chairs and prepare for a fun filled sensational day in the park.

Duck Race time for Big Ducks is still 1:45 PM and then the Regular and Olympic Ducks go down the river promptly at 2 PM. Rob and Andrew Clark will be back as our infamous MC’s. Duck Tickets are on sale under our tickets/gifts page on this website. Hope to see you there.

Location: Jackson Village Park
Date: Sunday, May 27, 2018
Time: 9:00am

Home Garden Flower Show – May 19 & 20

Home Garden Flower ShowCelebrate spring at the 18th Annual Home Garden Flower Show with great exhibitors, garden centers and awesome fair food! Over 300 indoor booths in 7 buildings makes this a great rain or shine event!

Rated as a Top 20 event in Maine by Yankee Magazine, you don’t want to miss all the sights, sounds and smell of spring at this year’s Home Garden Flower Show, May 19 and 20! In its 18th year, the Home Garden Flower Show is back with over 300 vendors throughout seven different buildings and venues spanning over 5 acres of outdoor space. Once again you will be able to experience live demonstrations during the famous “Meet the Chefs” Cooking Series and several demonstrations from vendors including pottery! There will be an abundance of opportunities to sample various products, meet with vendors and access great deals right at the show! The show takes place the weekend after Mother’s Day. Pair your tickets with one of the great lodging deals being offered by the Country Inns of the White Mountains and you’ll have the perfect gift for mom or grandma!

Where: Fryeburg Fairgrounds
Rt 5, Fryeburg, ME

Home Garden Flower Show Website

Independent Bookstore Day Saturday, April 28th

NORTH CONWAY NH – Join the Party on April 28th for the 4th Annual Independent Bookstore Day!

White Birch Books will be celebrating all day with lots of great giveaways, morning story time, kids activities, local authors, staff favorites AND more. We will also offer exclusive day-of merchandise created especially for Independent Bookstore Day by major publishers and authors.

Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. They are entire universes of ideas that contain the possibility of real serendipity.

So we encourage you to come join the party, show your community support and shop local!

White Birch Books
2568 White Mountain Highway (Rt. 16) North Conway, NH. 03860

Science, Rock Climbing, and Conservation – April 13, 7 pm

Majka Burhardt JACKSON NH – What happens when a team of rock climbers, biologists, and conservationists sets off on an unconventional expedition into one of the world’s least explored and most threatened habitats— Mount Namuli, Mozambique?

Author, professional climber and social entrepreneur Majka Burhardt shares a story how an unlikely collaboration created a grassroots conservation model for mountain communities in Africa and beyond.

Majka Burhardt is the founder and executive director of Legado, where she works to protect the world’s most threatened mountain ecosystems by empowering the people who call them home. She is also a Jackson resident.

At The Whitney Center , Jackson, NH

This program is free and open to the public.

15th Annual Chili Cookoff and Feelin’ Good 5K Race – April 7th

NORTH CONWAY, NH – Calling all foodie adventure lovers to join us as we kick off our Spring season here in Mt. Washington Valley, New Hampshire.  REGISTER TODAY!
15th Annual Chili Cookoff and 2nd Annual Feelin' Good 5K Race
The 15th Annual Chili Cookoff is the tastiest event of the year. North Conway Community Center is abuzz with activity of professional and home chefs enticing you with the delightful aromas of their best chili and cornbread recipes. Hourglass Adventures will join this year’s Chili Cookoff offering attendees an opportunity to participate in an escape game designed specifically for the event. Be one of the first to check it out.
Start the day on the move with the 2nd Annual Feelin’ Good 5K Race sponsored by the White Mountain Milers.

North Conway Village will feature the Red Hot Stops route with many of the shops offering discounts and tastings.

All professional chef chili entries are judged by members from the American Culinary Federation White Mountain Chapter, headed by Bryant Alden, Chef from the Wildcat Tavern in Jackson. Judged awards are given for Best Chili with first, second and third places acknowledged. Non-profit and home chefs are awarded People’s Choice Award for Best Chili selected by all tasters who attend the tour. Both categories vie for Best Cornbread and Best Display prizes!

After the competition the fun continues with the Chili Cookoff Awards Ceremony at Abenaki Trail Restaurant & Pub.

It’s food and fun all day long!

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Ski, Shoe & Fatbike To The Clouds – March 4th

PINKHAM NOTCH, NH – Now in our 22nd year, this challenging event takes place at Great Glen Trails and the snow covered Mt. Washington Auto Road. Long referred to as “North America’s Toughest 10K”, the Ski, Shoe & Fatbike to the Clouds course has an average grade of 12% over the last 6K as you climb the final 2,200 vertical feet. While there will be competitors who are seeking to make or break a record, for others it is the ultimate way to personally test themselves in one of nature’s most spectacular environments.

After covering 4k on the Nordic system, racers will have the Mt. Washington Auto Road to themselves as remarkable views of the Presidential Range and beyond reveal themselves. On race day, there will be a mass start of cross country skiers at 10 am, followed by the snowshoe start at 10:05 am and Fatbikers at 10:10 am. Ski, Shoe & Fatbike to the Clouds is considered a true freestyle event, there will not be separate classes for classic and skate skiing. This is NOT an event for inexperienced fatbikers, skiers or snowshoers!

29th Annual Chocolate Festival – Sunday, February 25, 2018

Wow… it is exciting to think this event has been gaining popularity for almost thirty years! People come from great distances to cross country ski, snowshoe or drive from inn-to-inn along the trails of our 45 KM network to enjoy the spectacular scenery, warm hospitality, and great chocolate treats at stops throughout the network, most located along the trails.

Known by many as the ‘Sweetest Day on the Trails”, this may be the only day of the year when chocolate indulgence is totally guilt-free! Chocoholics cross country ski or snowshoe the trails to enjoy chocolate prepared every way imaginable. Many return year after year to enjoy the Chocolate Festival, often returning with a larger group of friends each time! Trailside businesses prepare a variety of goodies from hundreds of pounds of chocolate!

Complete info here