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Arts & Entertainment around Mount Washington Valley, NH

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!

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Covered Bridge Dance in Jackson, NH – August 4th

Covered Bridge Dance in Jackson, NH - August 4thJACKSON NH – Dance the night away under the stars and the Jackson Covered Bridge on Saturday August 05, 2017 starting at 7:30 PM. Featuring… Jon Sarty and the White Mountain Boys. As with all talented musicians they will have their own following as well as everyone who has been to the Covered Bridge Dance in the past, therefore we recommend you come early and pick your spot. There are a number of tables and chairs provided but they go fast. Bring your own chairs, blankets, friends, family and, of course Dancing Shoes. The Jackson Community comes together for this Old Fashioned block party once a year and you are invited.

It isn’t often you see any of New Hampshire’s Covered Bridges closed to vehicles… but on this very special night the Jackson Covered Bridge will be closed from 5 PM until midnight for this great event. You know an event is worth the trip when it stops traffic… signs will be posted and our very own Jackson Police crew will be on hand to redirect traffic as needed. If you are visiting a local business located in the loop merely continue north on route 16 and take the first right after the Covered Bridge to get into Jackson Village. Please note… all Jackson Village businesses normally opened at night will most certainly remain opened during this event. So please… mark your calendars and join us for a night of Dancing under the Stars and the Jackson Covered Bridge.

Parking for this event will be marked. The entrance fee to the Covered Bridge Dance is FREE thanks to our major sponsors: Whitney’s Inn at Jackson, Inn at Jackson, Flossie’s General Store, Homer’s Appliance and the Inn at Ellis River. Donations are always welcome.

Be sure to come hungry and enjoy a wonderfully delicious menu prepared by Apple Buns!

As this event is weather dependent please check back for a rain date.

 

Location: Covered Bridge Jackson New Hampshire
Date: Saturday, August 4, 2018
Time: 6:30 to 11pm

July 4th North Conway Fireworks & Festivies

Fireworks North Conway NHJuly 4th Parades, Music and Fireworks in North Conway Village Look forward to a quintessential New England village celebration as the Town of Conway kicks off Independence Day festivities on Wednesday, July 4th with an afternoon parade scheduled tentatively for 1:30pm in Conway Village. Then the festivities later in Schouler Park in NOrth Conway Village.

1:30-2pm – Parade in Conway Village
3:45pm – National Anthem in Schouler Park in North Conway Village
4-4:30pm – Act One Dance Company
4:45-5:45 – Riley & Dan Parkhurst
6-7PM – JUNCO (5 piece alternative rock/Jazz
7:30-9:30pm – Discount Gigolos (70’s, 80’s & 90’s)
9:30-10pm – Fireworks Presented by Atlas Pyrotechnics

Reserve your space in the park with a blanket and a picnic.  Later in the evening Motor Booty Affair will take to the stage in Schouler Park followed by a brilliant display of fireworks scheduled for approximately 9:30pm.  The rain date for fireworks is July 5th at 9:30pm.

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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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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

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!

CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS OF THE 2017 CHILI COOKOFF >

International Launch Party with LISA GARDNER, author of Look for Me – Feb 5th

LISA GARDNER, author of Look for MeNew year, new book from Valley resident Lisa Gardner! Be there for the international book launch of her latest novel, Look for Me.

Award-winning #1 New York Times Bestselling author and Valley resident, Lisa Gardner, delivers a new pulse-pounding thriller each year and never disappoints. Look for Me is her new book, debuting on Monday, February 5, and White Birch Books will host the Launch Party.

It’s the first place to see Lisa, ask questions, and get your signed copy. In fact, the book does not officially come out until the next day – so it really is the first place in the WORLD to buy her new book.

Event to be held at: Horsefeathers, 2679 White Mountain Highway, North Conway

Cold River Mini Concert Series Featuring Acoustic Nuisance – December 16th

Kevin Dolan, Davey Armstrong, and Simon CrawfordA night with Acoustic Nuisance at The Wildcat Tavern in Jackson, NH 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

Musical Style: rock/celtic/folk rock

Where: The Wildcat Tavern
Date: December 16, 2017
Time: 8:00 pm  to  10:00 pm