Category Archives: Local Events

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
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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

Wildcat Tavern – Countdown to New Years Gift Card Sale

Kearsarge Inn - Countdown to New Years Gift Card SaleJACKSON NH – We kick-off our annual Countdown to New Years Gift Certificate Sale on Friday November 23rd through New Year’s Day. Gift Certificates can be purchased online here or at the restaurant.

Gift Certificates are valid for hotel and dining. For more information call 603-356-8700

See the table below for dates and discounts!

November 23 – 29 25% OFF
November 30 – December 6 20% OFF
December 7 – 13 15% OFF
December 14 – 20 10% OFF
December 21 – 31 5% OFF

Kearsarge Inn – Countdown to New Years Gift Card Sale

Kearsarge Inn - Countdown to New Years Gift Card SaleNORTH CONWAY NH – We kick-off our annual Countdown to New Years Gift Card Sale on Friday November 23rd through New Year’s Day.

Gift cards can be purchased online here or at the Kearsarge Inn.  For more information call 603-356-8700.

See the table below for dates and discounts!

November 23 – 29 25% OFF
November 30 – December 6 20% OFF
December 7 – 13 15% OFF
December 14 – 20 10% OFF
December 21 – 31 5% OFF

BOOKS & BREW – MOAT MT. SMOKEHOUSE & BREWING CO. – NOVEMBER 8

BOOKS & BREWNORTH CONWAY, NH – We love books. We love beer. We love pairing books with beer! That’s why we are so excited to be partnering with Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co. to host our Fall 2018 Books & Brew!

Nichole and Laura will be there sharing 4-5 paperbacks ranging from hot new releases, sleepers, those books you missed and shouldn’t have and more! Plus, special guest, New England Scholastic Rep. Nikki Mutch will be there giving her own book pair! And of course there will be Moat beer!

LIMITED SEATING! SO BE SURE TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT NOW!
Tickets are $30 and includes a flight of 8 beers and one new book to take home.

To reserve your spot call the bookstore at 603.356.3200

It’s a great way to “unplug”, enjoy good books, great beer and a refreshing conversation or two! So we will see you there!

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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Cold River Radio Show – September 9th

Cold River RadioINTERVALE NH – Co-founded by two native New Englanders based in the Mount Washington Valley, executive coach and business consultant Vince Pelote and performer/producer and recording artist Jonathan Sarty. Sharing a common vision, a passion for the arts, and their own unique life experiences the two individuals have come together to create the concept for this New England based radio variety show. Featuring exclusively New England based artists, performers, authors, and storytellers the show focuses in on the unique culture of the North East.

Tickets are available online!

Featured Performer – Jon Pousette-Dart

 Jon Pousette-DartThe Pousette-Dart Band, led by Jon Pousette-Dart carved a place in the landscape of American music in the 1970’s. They were a mainstay of album radio, a favorite on the college circuit, and became one of the busiest touring groups in the US working with such acts as The Byrds, Bonnie Raitt, Little Feat, The Eagles, James Taylor, The J. Geils Band, Eddie Money, Manfred Mann, Jonathan Edwards, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Emmylou Harris, Gary Wright, Robert Palmer, Randy Newman, Journey, Billy Joel, NRBQ, and many more including the now famous Frampton Comes Alive tour, and the progressive Yes Fragile tour – playing arenas from Coast to Coast. While the original group dis-banded in the early 80’s, Jon kept performing with original drummer Eric Parker and continued writing and producing into the 90’s, when he returned to Nashville to begin recording again on his own. He’s turned out five solo albums including 2015’s “TALK”, a cohesive selection of his best songs to date.
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Connor Garvey

is an award-winning singer-songwriter from Portland, Maine, with the amiable presence of an entertainer, the lyrical depth of a poet, and the enchantment of a storyteller.
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Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards

are clearly inheritors of a timeless legacy, creating music that is both original and evocative of a rich tradition.
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Beau Chadinha

who lives in Stow, Maine is the sole proprietor of WolfSong Guitars. In his fourteenth year of luthiery in New England, he continues to build as well as keep an active practice of stringed instrument repair and restoration.

Jens Friends 21st Annual Climb Against Cancer – September 15th

Jens’ Friends Climb Against CancerNORTH CONWAY NH – The Climb Against Cancer is an annual event held in September at Cranmore Mountain Resort. It has become symbolic of the hurdles that cancer patients, survivors, and their families must overcome to win the battle against cancer. Many people participate to celebrate survivorship; others come to commemorate the lives of those who lost the battle with cancer. And still others hike to raise money for their friends and neighbors who are being helped by Jen’s Friends. People of all ages participate, and many bring their four-legged family members.

The hike up and down the slopes of Cranmore Mountain is approximately three miles. Participants may choose to hike the entire or partial route.

Kennett Field Hockey TeamThose who hike to the top of the mountain will be rewarded with picturesque views of Mt. Washington, the Presidential Range, Mt. Chocorua and the Moat Mountain range. They will also be entertained with live performances by local singers and dancers. Snacks and water are also provided.

After the hike, participants are treated to lunch and more live entertainment. Awards and prizes are also given out to the teams and individuals who raised the most money.

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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.