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Arts & Entertainment around Mount Washington Valley, NH

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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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

Devonsquare at The Farmstand in Chocorua, NH August 19th

Devonsquare - Peter GallwayCHOCORUA NH – On the 30th anniversary of the Atlantic Records release of “Walking On Ice” Devonsquare has decided this will be their last year of live performances. This performance at The Farmstand will be one of the last Mount Washington Valley appearances of this extremely popular Folk-Rock singer-songwriter band. They will be joined on this special night by their longtime producer and collaborator Peter Gallway.

Tickets are available here

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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!

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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