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Check out these Fall Festivals for Family Fun in 2010



CONTACT:  Marti Mayne, 207-846-6331,


North Conway, NH -- Fall colors are a great reason to visit Mt Washington Valley in September, but add in fun foliage events, and you've gotten more reasons to visit Mt Washington Valley in September and October.  From World Championship Trike and Mud Football competitions to scarecrows and pumpkins, there are cider barrels full of events to enjoy this fall.  Simply click on the links below or visit and click on EVENTS for a complete list of additional events.

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. ).  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 9-10:  10th Annual Oktoberfest Celebration at Attitash: A weekend-long event including live Bavarian music from the world renowned King Ludwig Band, dancing, children's activities, games, authentic German food and of course, the Oktoberfest Bier Garten featuring brewers from around the region. vote for your favorite brew to see who raises the Best Brew trophy Sunday afternoon. In addition, there will be Stein Holding and Keg toss competitions for adults 21+. For the kids, Euro Bungy, Climbing Wall, Bouncy House, and a fully staffed Kinderplatz tent with face painting, games are in store throughout the day. Located at the Base of Bear Peak, open noon to 6pm on Saturday and noon to 5pm on Sunday. Info: Corey Madden at 603-374-2615 or

 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: .

While there is still plenty of availability left for your fall foliage getaway, this is a popular time to visit, so be sure to book your lodging reservations early or "forever hold your peep"!  For more information on additional events and vacations in Mt Washington Valley, please visit or call 1-800-DO-SEE-NH (603-367-3364). 

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