Mt Washington Valley Presents Return of the Pumpkin People
Return of the Pumpkin People in the Mount Washington Valley
October 1-31, 2019
The Jackson Chamber of Commerce is once again hosting the Return of the Pumpkin People. For 35 years the North Conway, NH area ha been hosting one of New Hampshire’s premiere fall events.
This is a self-guided tour of more than 80 different locations displaying hand made Pumpkin People exhibits.
Maps and People Choice Award Ballots will be available by September 1, 2019.
Cranmore Mountain - The Ghoullog
The Ghoullog at Cranmore Mountain
Weekends September-October 26, October 31, 2019
Do you scare easily? The is the 13th season of this wildly scary walk about. The Ghoullog is North Conway’s only haunted attraction and has been rated as one of New England’s Top Haunts.
With over 15,000 square feet of haunted rooms, hallways, and mazes, and dark scary paths that have spooks and ghouls around every corner.
Fryeburg Fair - A Blue Ribbon Classic
Fryeburg Fair is a not to be missed fair in New England! September 29-October 6 are the dates for this much anticipated fair!
Held just over the border of New Hampshire in Fryeburg, Maine, this fair has been a fall tradition since 1851.
Events include farming, livestock, and agricultural exhibits along with over 3,000 heads of large animals being shown.
Watch the popular Skillet Throw competition, the lumberjack trials, draft horse pulling contest, horse racing, and over 150 musical acts and live entertainment.
Take in the parade, Midway, crafters, and all the fair food you can eat!
Settlers Green Outlets- Bring a Friend Weekend
The North Conway Outlet mall called Settlers Green in North Conway are infamous for their tax-free shopping, deals, and fun times. You should make your way out here and reap the benefits of their Bring a Friend Event that happens every November.
This event is full of activities, entertainment, deals, and prizes. As crowded as it sounds, it is completely worth the battle. So come with your weapons ready...but not actual weapons!! I mean like...credit cards and comfy shoes.
Think of all the holiday shopping you can get done! Or selfish shopping that you can fill your own closet and house with.
The most important day to participate in the sales is November 10th! This is when the Outlets give out 2,000 shopping bags bright and early at 8am--one bag includes a $500 shopping spree! Set your alarms people.
The bags contain swag, gifts and some items from the outlet stores. Even if you don’t get the $500 shopping spree you could still receive a $50 one!
If you miss out on the bags, don't fret. You can still benefit from the event. The sales start on November 2nd and end on the 12th. That’s ten whole days of savings!
Bring a Friend Shopping Events
During the weekend of November 9th-12th you can enjoy several events that are well-worth your time.
There’s a Sip & Decorate at the White Mountain Cupcakery which is exactly what it sounds like.
Raffles include merchandise and gift cards to places like; Bass Factory Outlet, Carter’s, J. Crew, Lindt Chocolate, OshKosh B’Gosh and more!
There is also a National Anthem event and free American Flag giveaway, an Olive Oil demonstration with the North Conway Olive Oil Co. (whatever that means…) and a Foot Parade! Wear your antlers, matching jacks or anything else creative that you and you’re buddy can think of to stand out! Keep in mind that the first 200 participants to the parade will receive a free gift from the White Mountain Cupcakery.
No matter which day you go you will find something fun to do besides shopping.
...And There's More!
To get all of the deals you need to get a wristband! They only give out 5,000 wristbands which you show to the clerks at participating stores, so come early to get yours!
If you jump on it early next year you can grab a Reserved Bag. Unfortunately, they sold out of those on October 4th so you’re out of luck.
Whatever you plan on shopping for come through North Conway during early November to enjoy the exciting giveaways and events that the Outlets are offering.
As crazy as it sounds, it’s time to get a jump on that Christmas shopping or to just spend time with family and friends. Snatch up all of your girlfriends and bring them out to get away from the craziness that is life.
We have that week free at the Four Seasons Lodge which is only a few minutes from the Outlets. So grab your girlfriends and book us before someone else does!
Wildcat Mountain - Celebration of Summer on Tap
Looking for a fun time? Celebrate summer by trying out some local brews, listening to great local music, taking in some amazin views, and check out our fun games and things to do.
This summer we will debut our new 18-hole disc golf course, check out the Zip Rider, take a classic Gondola Ride and much more.
The Wildcat Ski team is hosting thire 5th annula Wilcat Trail Run Event too.
Wildcat Ski Team Trail Run
10:00AM– Race Start
Amateur Disc Golf Tournament
Format:Singles Stroke Play
10:15AM -Players Meeting.Rules Regulations
10:30AM -Head to your starting hole.
11:00AM- Tournament Begins!
*Hand in your scorecard. Awards as soon as all scorecards are in and calculated.*
Wildcat On Tap: A Celebration of Summer
11:30AM-5:00PM- Doors Open. BBQ, Beers, Lawn Games for Kids Adults
12:00PM-2:00PM- Jonathan Sarty Duo LIVE
2:00PM-3:00PM- CornholeToss Challenge
3:00PM-5:00PM- The Gravel Project LIVE
Enjoy local brews from Tuckerman Brewing Co, Moat Mountain Smokehouse Brewery, Woodstock Inn Brewery, and Seadog Brewing Co.
Admission: (Online Ticket Sales TBA)
-In-Advance Online(21+): $15 includes 10oz Tasting Glass (Save $5)
-Day-of (21+):$10 admission | $10 tasting glass (while supplies last)
Phone: (603) 466-3326
Lost River Gorge Lantern Tours
What a great experience - Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves by the lantern light at night!
You will have the same experience as the early explorers that discovered the gorge in 1852.
Boulder Caves are mysterious and you will love the drama of the intricate rock formations by lantern light.
Wednesdays and summer weekends you can sign up for a lantern tour.
Beginning at dusk, the guided evening tours take about 1.5 hours and you can complete the evening with s'mores at the campfire.
Call 603.745.8031 for reservations because space is limited. Folks older than 5 years of age are welcome to participate. The cost is $33 per person.
Check out http://www.lostrivergorge.com/lost-river-gorge-lantern-tour.php for more information.
Take a Break from Tubing the Saco River!
Did you ever want to go canoeing with your family but didn't know where to start?
I have an easy solution - Tin Mountain Conservation Center is hosting a family canoe day. Sign up for this and leave the planning to them!
Saturday, June 16, 2018 is the day to mark off on your calendar and call 603-447-6991 to reserve your family's spot on their roster.
The paddle will take place from 10 AM - 2 PM on Iona Lake. It's a calm and pretty scenic lake in Albany.
There will be time for paddling and a stop for a picnic on the shores of Iona Lake.
Bring a picnic lunch, hat, sunscreen, water and you can either use one of their canoes or bring your own.
Space is limited and the registration fee is reasonable and worth the instruction and the opportunity to paddle on this peaceful lake!
Meet at Tin Mountain Conservation Center and you will carpool from there.
June 17, 2018
Yeehaaa! Free Golf at Bretton Woods for Dad's.
Green fees are free on Sunday, June 17th as long as you are accompanied by a paying player.
Reservations are required. Call 603.278.4653 to reserve a tee time!
Dads Golf Free!Bretton Woods
Special: Dads Golf Free
Dad’s green fees are free on Sunday, June 17th with accompanying paying player! Special is subject to opening day of Golf Center. Reservations are required; call 603-278-4653 to set up a tee time!
Rev up your bike and head to the Mt Washington Auto Road on Monday, June 11 and Thursday, June 14 for Ride to the Sky.
This yearly event gives motorcyclists the opportunity to ride to the top of Mt Washington on the two days per year that are "bikes only".
Guided Van Tours are available those days but remember, NO cars are allowed those days.
If it's a one-of-a-kind experience you're looking for, take a ride to the top of Mt Washington!
Remember, the weather in North Conway is NOT what you're going to find at the summit of Mt Washington! The weather is ever changing and you need to prepare accordingly. The along the trip up are unbelievable and on a clear day you can see Vermont and the Atlantic Ocean!
If you can believe it, you'll pass through 4 climate zones on your trip up the Mt Washington Auto Road.
If you're looking to save some cash, arrive before 10:00 AM and your motorcycle passenger rides free.
Four Seasons Lodge, a North Conway Lodge that specializes in friend getaways, is 30 minutes from the Mt Washington Auto Road!
Conway Scenic Railroad and Four Seasons Lodge - North Conway Lodge
Four Seasons Lodge and Conway Scenic Railroad are a great pair July 13-15 & 20-22, 2018.
Splash in our heated INDOOR Pool and then enjoy a fun filled day riding the train powered by the classic storybook Thomas the Tank Engine!
This is Conway Scenic Railroad's most popular event and Four Seasons Lodge hosts family groups of 2-20 guests at our North Conway Lodge.
The price of admission includes continuously running motorcar rides, a ride with Thomas the Tank, a visit with Sir Topham Hatt, live entertainment, bouncy houses, miniature golf, barrel car rides, and a fantastic Imagination Station with Thomas play tables.
You can get a temporary tattoo, have your face painted, do some arts & crafts and more. This is a family-friendly event that is sure to make even Grandpa smile!
Need Help With Your Garden Design?
Now that the gardens are starting to show up as the snow melts, this is a perfect time to sign up for a Garden Design class!
The Conway Public Library is hosting Michelle Clifford to help all of us create or rejuvenate our garden spaces.
Sign up quickly before the spots are all taken!
Garden Design with Michelle Clifford
Saturday, April 07, 2018
Conway Public Library
15 Greenwood Ave
Independent Bookstore Day
North Conway, NH - April 28th is a date that should be marked in red on your calendar. It's Annual Independent Bookstore Day!
The party is happening at White Birch Books in downtown North Conway. (It's also my FAVORITE bookstore)
The list of what's going on is almost endless; kids activities, morning story time, giveaways, local authors, and more!
There will also be exclusive offers by major publishers and authors that day on merchandise created especially for Independent Bookstore Day.
I love the community of independent bookstores for lots of reasons; they are run by passionate readers, they are gathering places of like-minded people, and some would say they are entire universes of ideas that contain the possibility of real serendipity.
Stop by and join the party! Support small business and shop local!
White Birch Books
2568 White Mountain Highway (Rt. 16) North Conway, NH. 03860
Black Mountain's Annual Speed Dating Event is Saturday, February 10, 2018!
Black Mountain is located in Jackson, NH and is a wonderful family friendly mountain to ski. With this event, it seems that Black Mountain is trying to encourage new families to be formed... kind of like business security! HA!!
The speed dating event takes place from 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM on the double chair. This fun speed dating event is FREE but you DO need to sign up in the Lostbo Pub before noon to be paired up for chair lift dates.
The famed eight minute chair lift ride gives you just enough time to share a nervous laugh, exchange names and where you're from, and maybe the first commitment of your relationship - agreeing to meet in the Lostbo Pub after the mountain closes down and the debauchery begins!
The apres ski party in the Lostbo Pub is sure to draw skiers and non-skiers alike to this dating party! Get ready to share your best and funniest pick-up line ever!
Even if you're too chicken to sign up for the chair lift speed dating, check out the apres ski party at Lostbo Pub if you're single. Who knows? Maybe you'll meet a skier that introduces you to the sport!
Stupendous Snow Sculpting Competition!
Ladies and Gentlemen, mark your calendars for Friday, January 26, 2018 - Sunday, January 28, 2018
Journey on over to Black Mountain, the host for this annual fun event.
The event is free and open to everyone.
The sculptures are located in the main parking lot of Black Mountain.
Sunrise Snow Tour For Early Risers!
Sunday, January 14, 2018 is the dates to reserve for this awesome experience! Imagine a winter sunrise from above the treeline. No need to hike the mountain, kick back and relax in the comfort of the Snow Coach.
You'll experience the sunrise 4,200 feet above sea level and an experienced Snow Coach driver will be at the helm.
The Snow Coach leaves at promptly at 5:45 AM in January and 6:30 in February.
Even if you don't see the sunrise, you can be sure the early morning lighting at treeline will make for incredible and unforgettable scenes.
Even though you are riding in a heated van, you should dress warm. There will be time for you to get out and take as many pictures as you'd like so dress for the weather!
Weather information can be found here and you are always welcome to call for the latest conditions at the top of Mount Washington.
North Conway Community Center is host to the annual Santa's Stocking Stuffer Craft Fair