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From Adventure to Ziplines, great events in Mt Washington Valley, NH

                      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 10, 2012

Contact:  Marti Mayne, 207-846-6331,


May, June and July events in Mt Washington Valley, NH

North Conway, NH – Spring is fully underway in Mt Washington Valley, and the calendar of events is filled with adventure, live performances and sporting events.  This is family time in Mt Washington Valley, and a wide range of events for all ages create reasons to visit our little corner of the White Mountains.  With events starting on Memorial Day this is the perfect time of year to plan your Mt Washington Valley escape around a fun-filled calendar.

May 24: Red Parka Grownup Prom: Get our your puffed sleeves, big hair & powder blue tuxedos and dance the night away to DJ Matt Spoffard at this grown-up 80s prom. Compete for King & Queen of the Prom, too! Special meal package for prom goers that are dressed up – two dinners for $25 plus tax & gratuity.  Info: 603-383-4344,

May 26: Alton Weagle Day: A celebration of all the “firsts” at the Mt. Washington Auto Road in honor of true grit. Alton Weagle had a passion for Mt. Washington. To show his passion, he climbed the Mt. Washington Auto Road in a number of unique ways: by car, on foot, walking backwards, pushing a wheelbarrow full of sugar. This day honors his spirit and the spirit of all those from camels to unicycles to pogo sticks to autos who have been the first up the mountain. Think you are Weagle enough for a first ascent of your own?  Try it! Info: 603-466- 3988,

May 27: Jackson Wildquack Duck River Festival: Watching more than 3,500 yellow rubber ducks make their way down the Wildcat River to the finish line will excite the child in all of you. The prizes are incredible offering more than $2,500 in cash and 60 other prizes including vacation stays, dining certificates, spa treatments, gift baskets, attractions tickets and so much more. There’ll be barbeque foods offered by local and visiting chefs, kettle corn, ice cream, lobster sandwiches and more. 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, and enjoy this “ole” fashioned “Day in the Park”. Plus, pick your very own special duck at the first-time “Pluck your Duck” kickoff party or purchase your duck tickets at one of our participating ticket sales representatives. Find out who will be this year’s “Jackson’s Cake Boss” by visiting the “Jackson Cake Boss Competition Tent area 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 and don’t miss the very popular Silent Auction tables. It’s a day of wacky, quacky fun; free admission. Info: 603-383-9356,

May 27: Seacoast Wind Ensemble: In the style of a Sousa Band, The Seacoast Wind Ensemble will honor area Veterans and provide a musical salute to thank those that served in the armed forces to preserve our nation and insure our freedom. As always, there is no charge for this concert, but donations are appreciated! Presented at 7:30pm at the Leura Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryeburg Academy. Info: 207-935-9232,

May 28: Free Golf & BBQ for Military & First Responders:  In recognition of all they do, Province Lake Golf a Memorial Day Appreciation Golf Outing and Barbecue for all active/retired military and local first responders. It's a day of free golf and barbecue for those individuals and spouse. Active and retired military, firefighters, police and emergency medical personnel are treated to a free round of cart with a cart and a BBQ with their spouse.  Flag raising starts at 10:45am, tee times start at noon. Info: 207-793-4904,

June 2: Victorian Tea at Captain Enoch Remick House: Come for a nostalgic afternoon of Victorian-style tea in the historic Captain Enoch Remick House featuring a seasonally inspired menu of cakes, scones, sandwiches and freshly brewed teas. Take a leisurely tour of this historic home and enjoy a casual lesson in traditional tea etiquette. Perfect for Moms and daughters! Reservations required by noon, Friday, May 26. $12 per person, ages 16 and up. Info: (603) 323-7591 or toll free 800-686-6117,

June 2:  MWV Garden Club Annual Plant Sale: Tis the time to plant, and the Mountain Garden Club members start early in the year to cultivate those special plants from their gardens that are sold at the Annual Plant Sale. Held on Saturday, June 2nd at the North Conway Community Center adjacent to Schouler Park in North Conway Village, starting at 9:30 AM, this is one plant sale you won’t want to miss. Most everything sells out in the first hour, so be sure to come EARLY. Perennials, annuals, houseplants, hanging baskets and herbs from members’ gardens and flowers and shrubs donated from local nurseries will be on sale. Proceeds from the Plant Sale benefit the many beautification projects of the Mountain Garden Club. Info: 603-374-9042,

June 2:  Free Fishing Day at Wildcat Mountain: Rain or shine join in with Representatives and volunteers from the U.S. Forest Service and Appalachian Mountain Club will provide a day's wealth of experience and knowledge to help the beginning angler get started from 10am to 3pm. Participants, who register on the morning of the event receive a “passport” outlining 5 stations that must be completed before they can begin fishing. Educational and instructional skill stations will include: Knot Tying; Fish ID; Casting; Ecology; Macro Invertebrates; and Fishing. Each station activity will take 15-20 minutes to complete and once an activity has been completed, the passport will be stamped and the aspiring angler will be one step closer to casting a line in the stocked fishing pond!  Info: 888.SKI.WILD or 603.466.3326.

June 2-3:  Inn to Inn Herb Tour: Why not make the first weekend in June one totally dedicated to plants and take part in the annual Inn to Inn Herb Tour sponsored by the Country Inns in the White Mountains.  Join 10 premier Inns in the Mount Washington Valley for the 4TH Annual Inn to Inn Spring Herb Tour from 11am-4pm on both June 2 and June 3, 2012, as each inn presents an in-depth look at a popular culinary herb. You’ll take home trivia, historical facts, recipes and ideas for growing the seeds & seedlings you receive from each inn, just in time for the spring planting season. Each inn will focus on one herb and offer delicious samples of one or more special recipe using the herb from their own kitchen garden. You’ll go home with a folder of new recipes, interesting herbal lore and pots of herbs or seeds to grow your own. Tickets available through inns offering lodging packages. Day tickets are $25 and available to reserve through May 25.  Info: 603-356-9025,

June 9-16: 5th Annual Rally in the Valley Bike Week: Motorcycle enthusiasts and those to love them will want to mark the calendar for 6 days of guided rides, poker run, bike show with $2,000 in cash prizes, tattoo contest, fashion show, 8 nights of live entertainment and much more geared exclusively for bikers.  Enjoy special discounts, and events geared exclusively for bikers! Headquarters Info: Hillbilly's Southern BBQ, 1903 White Mtn. Hwy. in North Conway. A $5 Wristband is your entry into all events. All proceeds benefit the Valley Riders Scholarship Fund for Trade School Students.  For a complete schedule of events, go to

June 13, 14, 15: Day Out With Thomas™ Mystery on the Rails Tour: Join Thomas the Tank Engine, everyone's #1 engine, as he greets friends of all ages. Ride a train led by Thomas and meet Sir Topham Hatt. Enjoy storytelling, live music, continuous motorcar rides, a fabulous Imagination Station organized and staffed by the Mt. Washington Valley Children’s Museum, and much more. This is a day the whole family will enjoy! Info: 603-356-5251,

June 17:  Dad flies free at Wildcat: Bring along pop, dad, the old man, daddy, father, da-da, the big guy, grampa, whatever you call him...and purchase at least one or more Junior/Adult Wildcat Express scenic gondola rides, and Dad will ride for free.  Info: 888.SKI.WILD or 603.466.3326.

June 19: JAILHOUSE ROCK, Dinner and a Movie: Vince Everett is serving a one-year jail sentence for manslaughter. While in the big house, his cellmate, a former country singer, introduces him to the record business. Everett takes to it so well that he decides to become a singer when he gets out. However, he is quickly disillusioned by the record business. But with the help of a new friend, he decides to form his own label, and soon becomes an overnight sensation. But when he becomes a superstar, will his desire for fame and money cause him to forget the people who got him there? Dinner sponsored by McGrath's Tavern. Tickets are $10. Dinner starts at 6pm, and the movie starts at 7pm. Info: 603-662-7591,

June 24: Sunrise Drive: The Mt. Washington Auto Road will open early on three Sundays in 2012, on June 24, July 29 and August 26, allowing guests to drive themselves to the summit of Mt. Washington to view the sunrise from the highest peak in the Northeast. On June 24, the Auto Road will open at 3:30 AM, on July 29 at 4:00 am and at 4:30 AM on August 26, which will allow guests to arrive early enough to watch the sun come up over the Atlantic Ocean. Regular Drive Yourself rates and Vehicle Restrictions apply. The Mt. Washington Auto Road recommends not waiting until the last minute to arrive as you may spend a few additional minutes at the Toll House due to traffic. Info: 603-466 3988,

June 24: 2012 Cranmore Hill Climb, Presented by Delta Dental: The 2012 Cranmore Hill Climb will consist of three 3.87 km laps up and down the mountain for men, two 3.87 km laps for the women and junior men (19 and under) and one 3.8km lap for junior women (19 and under). The course is primarily grass ski slope and double-wide cat track with some small sections of single track. The race is $21 before June 21. Online registration will close on the 21st and there will be $25 race day registration, click here to register online. Wicking T-Shirts will be provided to the first 150 entrants, courtesy of Inov-8. $600 First Place Male & Female $400 2nd Place Male and Female $300 3rd Place Male and Female $200 4th Place Male and Female $50 First Place Masters Male and Female.  Info: 800-SUN-N-SKI,

July 3, 10, 17, 24: Movies on the Green at Settlers' Green: Settlers' Green is hosting Movies on the Green every Tuesday in July & August. Giant sixteen-foot movie screen and Blu-Ray projector, comfy outdoor lounge chairs for the first 30 guests, full dinner menu, ice cream and popcorn, all on the lawn on a warm summer night! Movies start at dusk and are all G or PG rated family films. Info: 603-356-7031,

July 6, 7, 8: Day Out With Thomas™ Mystery of the Rails Tours: Join Thomas the Tank Engine, everyone's #1 engine, as he greets friends of all ages. Ride a train led by Thomas and meet Sir Topham Hatt. Enjoy storytelling, live music, continuous motorcar rides, a fabulous Imagination Station organized and staffed by the Mt. Washington Valley Children’s Museum, and much more. For more information, please our website. This is a day the whole family will enjoy! Info: 603-356-5251,

July 7: Newton's Revenge: Check out this bike race up the Mt Washington Auto Road, known as the Toughest Hillclimb in the World. Road opens to race traffic only at 6:00 am. Line up for racers at 8:20 am. Weather date is Sunday July 8th. Auto Road opens to the public at 12:30pm. Info: 603-466-3988,

July 12, 19, 26: Arts Jubilee Outdoor Concerts: Come to Cranmore Mountain and enjoy an outdoor music event every Thursday this summer. Bring friends and family plus your own picnic blanket or lawn chairs. An early concert by area performers is at 6 PM, the featured main performance is at 7:00 PM. The July 12th will feature "Freese Brothers Band: Oldies and Goodies". The July 19th Concert will feature "Entrain: Calypso, Blues, rock, Zydeco and More!". The July 26th concert will feature "James Andrews: Funky Mardi Gras!". Concerts are presented outdoors in nature's beautiful setting with mountain views at the base of the north slope at Cranmore Mountain Resort, North Conway, NH. Admission: Adults: $10, Seniors: (65 and up) $8, Kids (12 and under): FREE. Info: 603-356-5544,

To view an up-to-date schedule of events, plus vacation planning resources, visit  To talk to a vacation planning representative, call 1-800-DO-SEE-NH (800-367-3364) for inside advice and ideas to make your Mt Washington Valley getaway fun filled.

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