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Fun Fall Festivities for Families and Friends in Mt Washington Valley



CONTACT:  Marti Mayne, 207-846-6331,


North Conway, NH - Mother Nature's brilliant harvest strokes  begin to make their way to the White Mountains of New Hampshire in mid-September.  By October, Mt Washington Valley is alive in a patina of oranges, reds and yellows as far as the eye can see.  Autumn is a beautiful time to visit Mt Washington Valley, and the packed line-up of events makes it even more fun for families and outdoor enthusiasts.  Be sure to visit for a complete and up-to-date list of events for the fall.  Simply click on the EVENTS list at the top of the screen or click here.  Read on for highlighted events throughout the fall in Mt Washington Valley, NH.

September 11-12:
Carroll County Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show and Obedience Trial: The Carroll County Kennel Club will hold its 71st and 72nd. Dog Show at E. R. Hussey Field, River Road, North Conway. The event includes the Puppy Gala will be held Saturday, Breed, Obedience, Jumping and Rallies on Saturday and Sunday. Food and doggy vendors will be on hand. Bring a chair and cheer your favorite breed on. Info: 207-697-2353,

 September 10, 11, 12:  World Championships of Mud Football: Come celebrate this year's theme of Muddy Heroes, as teams compete in knee deep mud for the title of World Mudbowl Champion.  The weekend is filled with raffles, the Tournament of Mud Parade, Cheerleader and half-time competitions and zany good clean fun in knee deep mud.  Info: Jackie Howe of North Conway Day Care Center at 603-356-5213 or Ryan Sommer of North Conway Community Center at 603-356-2096.

September 18: The Red Parka Pub World Championship Tricycle Grand Prix:  The Red Parka Pub's 2nd Annual World Championship Tricycle Grand Prix will be held at Black Mountain in Jackson, NH. Brought to you by the Red Parka Steakhouse & Pub, come watch or take part in lots of downhill fun on championship trike-bikes.  Race categories and events for all ages.  It's fun for the whole family, and remember, you're never too old to ride a trike!  Info: 603-383-4344 or,

September 25: Black Mountain Foliage Music & Arts Festival: The Shovel Handle Pub and Black Mountain Ski Area in Jackson, NH will present the 2nd Annual Black Mountain Foliage Arts and Music Festival from noon to 7:00pm. The mountainside event will feature 10 bands, arts and crafters, local food and brews, and activities for the whole family, including a fishing derby, pumpkin carving contest and pony rides. ).  A portion of event proceeds will benefit the Fresh Air Fund, {in partnership with the Naukabout Festival of Cape Cod}, as well as our local Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce.  Adults $15.00 Teens $10.00 Under teens Free!  Info: Tickets can be purchased by calling 800-677-5737 or online at or  Event will take place rain or shine (tents provided).

September 28: Country Farm Dinners: Come and enjoy locally raised foods prepared the old fashioned way over the hearth and on the farm. There will be two dinner seatings beginning at 5pm and 6pm. Cost, $8 per adult and $5 per child and includes your admission to the Remick Museum and Farm. Info: Or call the Museum's Visitor Center at (603) 323-7591 or toll free (800) 686-6117. Country dinners seat up to 20 per seating.

October 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30: Cranmore Ghoullog Mountain Top Haunt: Get ready for the scariest chairlift ride of the season!  Visitors board the quad chairlift for a night-time ride to the summit for this haunted mountain-top tour.  Things go bump in the night, and then some. Tickets are $25 for all ages, and the doors open at 6pm, with tours starting at 7pm. Info:  603-356-5544,

October 2: Fall Festival & Scarecrow Contest at Settlers' Green Outlet Village: Look forward to dozens of handmade, unique scarecrows competing for cash awards all on display throughout the mall. Come early, pumpkins will be given to the first 100 kids for $2 per pumpkin while supplies last, join in the pumpkin pie contest, enjoy free apple cider, horse-drawn wagon rides, face painting, live music and more. All free and open to the public. It all takes place 11am-3pm.  Info: 603-356-7031,

October 3 - 10:  Fryeburg Fair: Maine's Blue Ribbon Fair takes place with plenty of livestock, harness racing, live entertainment and much more.  Look for yearly favorites like Woodsman's Day and the pan toss, along with plenty of rides, baked goods, handmade items and more.  It's a week of fair fun on the Fryeburg Fairgrounds. Info: 207-935-3268,

 October 30:
Ghost & Goblin Trail: This is your chance to travel around the White Mountains, in or out of costume and experience our unique inns while "Trick or Treating".  Each participating inn will offer a frightfully unique experience!  If you arrive in costume you will receive a treat!  If not you must perform a trick to earn your treat!  Prize for best costume on the tour! Once again this year participate in the Great Mystery Muddle of the White Mountains - a riddle and jumbled word contest!  Grand prize includes a $200 gift certificate towards lodging at any BBInnMWV member and a basket of goodies donated by each participating inn. Participating Inns will be offering tickets as part of their lodging packages.  Info:

For more information on visiting Mt Washington Valley and booking fall foliage getaways or attending fall events, visit for a complete guide to lodging, dining, shopping, recreation, events and more.   Remember, rooms fill early for all foliage season in Mt Washington Valley so book now or forever hold your peep!

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High-res photos available at the online photo gallery or contact Marti Mayne at 207-846-6331.

Attached photo by Jesse Mosston.