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Arts & Entertainment around Mount Washington Valley, NH

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
Website

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

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

Website

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.

 

The Fryeburg Fair – September 30 – October 7, 2018

Fryeburg FairFRYEBURG MAINE – Fryeburg Fair is a fall spectacular in New England.  Located in Fryeburg, on the western border of Maine, the Fair is always held the first week in October.  With over 3,000 animals on the Fairgrounds for a full 8 days, the Fair offers an incredible array of food, entertainment, rides and lots of great people watching!  All for one admission price – $12 a day.  Enjoy our website with lots and lots of photos of what we do best – agriculture and fun.  Come see us!

Click Here for Event Schedule

Mud Bowl Goes Under The Sea – September 7,8 & 9

Mud BowlNORTH CONWAY NH – “Mud Bowl Goes Under The Sea” is the theme for this year’s Championship of Mud Football sponsored by Miller Lite. The event will be held September 7, 8, & 9 at Hog Coliseum located at the North Conway Community Center. This is a twelve team touch football tournament played in deep mud. Money raised will be donated to the North Conway Community Center, Vaughan Learning Center, Carroll County Retired Senior Volunteer Program, as well as, other non-profits in the Mt Washington Valley. Each $15 ticket ensures entrance into the games Friday –  Sunday and doubles as a raffle ticket for a $500 prize on Saturday & Sunday. Day tickets and a family package are also available.

Mud BowlTeam entertainment will surely have you laughing at the Annual Tournament of Mud Parade held Saturday on Main Street in North Conway at 10:00 AM. Enter a float yourself for the chance to win prize money to be donated to a non-profit of your choice. Join us at the field on Saturday for our silent auction and football toss. Teams include Mt Washington Valley Hogs, North Country Mud Crocs, Carrabassett Valley Rats, Mud Gumbys, North Shore Mud Sharks, New Hampshire Mudcats, Jack’s Predators, Cumberland Muckaneers, Rowley Mud Ducks, The Muddas, Massachusetts Mud Dogs, and Mud Things. Volunteers are needed and appreciated.

Steve Kelly & the Cherry Cherry Band – August 16

Arts Jubilee Presents: Steve Kelly & the Cherry Cherry Band – Cranmore Mountain Resort

Cherry Cherry BandNORTH CONWAY NH – Arts Jubilee presents Steve Kelly & the Cherry Cherry Band, the premier Neil Diamond tribute, outdoors at Cranmore Mountain Resort at 7 pm! Neil Diamond’s music is timeless. His classic songs evoke memories that every crowd will enjoy. Steve Kelly & the Cherry Cherry Band will entertain audiences young and old alike. “It’s truly and honor to be able to play Neil Diamond’s music for these great audiences. We are fortunate in that we can become the kids we were at 5-years-old and bring back the music we enjoy. Learn more at www.cherrycherryband.com.

Local opening act at 6 pm: Bennett & Perkins

Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $5 for students, and free for children 12 & under. Pay at the gate (we accept cash, Visa, and MasterCard). Cranmore Mountain is located at 1 Skimobile Rd in North Conway, NH. For more information visit www.artsjubilee.org