Category Archives: Local Fundraisers

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 >

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!

Journey to the North Pole – Dec. 14-17

Journey to the North PoleNORTH CONWAY NH  – Join us on the family adventure of a lifetime aboard the magical Journey to the North Pole™! The Journey to the North Pole™ offers a truly unique experience that only happens here in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire, with adventures departing from North Conway and Lincoln, NH during the holiday season in November and December each year.

A two-hour adventure, The Journey to the North Pole™ takes you on a magical trip to see Santa in his workshop at the North Pole!

You and your family will board the Journey to the North Pole™ train and be served delicious hot chocolate by our magical chefs, along with some of Santa’s favorite treats! Once arriving at the North Pole you’ll be escorted by elves (Santa’s helpers) outside and up to the North Pole Theater having the opportunity to leave your Santa letters at the Post Office, as well as visit with some toyshop elves along the way. The classic “The Night Before Christmas” poem by Clement Clarke Moore is dramatically read along with a visit from Santa himself, truly a magical event for all ages! Each child will receive a special gift on the return trip back to New Hampshire.

For more information about this event, tickets and lodging packages, please visit journeytothenorthpole.org.

Net proceeds from the Journey to the North Pole Event fund Literacy Programs of The Believe in Books Literacy Foundation, a Charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

47th Annual Eastern Slope Ski Club Ski Sale

eastern slope ski clubNORTH CONWAY NH – 47th Annual Eastern Slope Ski Club Ski Sale set for Nov. 10th & 11th. The Eastern Slope Ski Club (ESSC) will be hosting its 47th annual gear sale at the (NEW) North Conway Community Center on Friday, November 10th (3pm-8pm) and Saturday, November 11th (9am-12pm).

Plan on dropping off your clean and ‘modern’ Alpine, Cross Country and Snowboard gear you’d like to sell at the North Conway Community Center on the evenings of Wednesday, November 8th and Thursday, November 9th between 6pm-8pm. Each item requires a tag ($1 each), which will be available for purchase when you are dropping items off. Or, you can save time and buy them soon at Bob and Terry’s Sports Outlet in North Conway.

All unsold items (and proceeds from your sales) MUST be picked up at the Community Center on Saturday, November 11th between 4pm-6pm. PICK-UP IS ON A NEW DAY AND TIME, please take note. Anything NOT picked up will be considered a donation, and all proceeds from the sale will benefit the ESSC.

Questions? Message us on Facebook for a quick response!

17TH ANNUAL Seek The Peak HIKE-A-THON EVENT – July 21-22

Mount Washington ObservatoryPINKHAM NOTCH, NH – As the largest annual fundraiser of the nonprofit Mount Washington Observatory, we invite you to participate and to Seek YOUR Peak… While many hikers will choose the challenge of summiting Mount Washington, others will opt for alternative mountain treks, a short “nature hike” or even participate as a “virtual hiker.”

See website for details www.mountwashington.org/seek-the-peak

16th Annual Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament – July 25th

NORTH CONWAY, NH – Make plans to join us for the Mt. Washington Valley 2017 Golf Tournament Tuesday, July 25 at the North Conway Country Club.
This tournament is always a fun and exciting day of golf so don’t miss it.

GOLF TOURNAMENT ONLINE REGISTRATION
GOLF TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION
GOLF TOURNAMENT SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Registration: 7:45 to 8:50 am   |   Announcements: 8:50 am
Shotgun Tee Off: 9:00 am (Play time of 5 hours)
Barbecue Lunch: 2:00 pm   |   Tournament Awards: 2:45 pm

5th Annual Strawberry Festival – June 24th

NORTH CONWAY NH – Summertime treats for the family. FREE from 11 am to 4 pm

5th Annual Strawberry Festival Strawberry Smoothies, Strawberry Shortcake,
Strawberries Dipped in Chocolate, Hotdogs and Chips.
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!

27th Running of the Ducks Sunday May 28, 2017

27th Running of the Ducks Sunday May 28, 2017JACKSON NH – FREE admission… Food, Duck Races, Kids Activities, Traveling Train Rides, 5 Minutes of Fame, Jackson Cake Boss Competition and other individual events may have a fee to enter.

With so many different things happening at this event at different times we have prepared a brochure listing everything happening and when. You can request this brochure on line at www.JacksonNH.com as we get closer to the event or you can call the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce at 603-383-9356 and request one that will be mailed to your home address. This brochure will help you plan your day at the Wildquack Duck River Festival.

The day’s events start at 8 AM. The Big Duck Race goes off at 1:45 PM and the Regular Duck Race time is 2 PM.

Everyone should come hungry and be sure to check out all the fabulous different foods offered by local and visiting chefs, try the kettle corn, ice cream, lobster sandwiches as well as other select items. Watch the “ever growing” parade starting from the Covered Bridge at 1:30 PM, have your picture taken with “Wildquack” the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce Duck, visit local businesses and really enjoy this ‘ole’ fashioned “Day in the Park” created for you and your family.

Visit and bid often at the amazing Silent Auction tables. Find out who will be this years “Jackson’s Cake Boss” by visiting the Jackson Cake Boss Competition Tent area (why not enter to win) and try out all the yummy entrees. Do you think you’ve got talent? Be sure to register for your “5 Minutes of Fame” contest. Just make sure you add this event to your “event choice for Memorial Day Weekend” in Jackson, New Hampshire.

To learn more about how and where you should go to get your Duck Tickets, to volunteer, to register for Jackson’s Cake Boss or 5 Minutes of Fame Contests call the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce today at (603)383-9356 or visit us on the web at www.jacksonnh.com.

2016 MUD BOWL – SEPT. 9-11, 2016

2016 MUD BOWLMud Bowl, the championships of mud football, will celebrate a theme of “Animation! It All Started with Mud”as part of Mud Bowl Weekend, Sept. 9 through 11.

The theme will be used by participants in the team and the open class for the 34th  Tournament of Mud Parade, set for North Conway Village’s Main Street Saturday, Sept. 10, at 10 a.m. Look for teams to play with such themes as “Mud Minions,” “Frozen Mud,” “The Lion (Mud) King,” “Muddy Toy Story,” ,”Muddy Monsters, Inc.,” “Mud Duck Tales” and “A Muddy Tribute to Walt Disney.”

Sponsored by Amoskeag Beverages of Bow, overall sponsors of Mud Bowl, the parade also features an open class.

Games in the double-elimination tourney are played at Steve Eastman Memorial Field at Hog Coliseum  Friday through Sunday, with the finals on Sunday. Cheerleaders, kids activities and food are featured.

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