Press Kit

Spring Forward With Outdoor Fun in Mt Washington Valley

For Immediate Release - 3/17-08

CONTACT:  Marti Mayne, 207-846-6331,



Winter snows mean extended ski season and Tuckerman Ravine treks while spring ushers in golf, gardening and great getaways in Mt Washington Valley


North Conway, NH - With near record snowfall in Mt Washington Valley, many of the ski resorts and XC centers will extend their seasons well into April, offering plenty of on-snow fun for winter adventurers.  Yet, at the same time, golf and gardening season begins as winter wanes and warmer temps arrive. Once the lifts close, adventure skiers and those who love to watch them will prepare their rock skis and take the trek to Mt Washington's famed Tuckerman Ravine.  Here hard core skiers tackle the Ravine's head wall as others cheer on from the famed Lunch Rocks, the perfect spectator location.  As snow melts, waterfalls will rush this season, and Mt Washington Valley's famed mud season begins.  Look for flower shows, cultural events and live music, plus much more.  In the perfect tongue in cheek way only Mt Washington Valley can achieve, businesses throughout the Valley will feature mud slides, mud spa treatments and the renowned Yuks in the Muck event.  Read on for a full line up of great events coming to Mt Washington Valley this spring. 


April 3:  "John Sebastian & David Grisman" at the Stone Mountain Arts Center - John Sebastian became lead singer and songwriter of the Lovin' Spoonful and David Grisman spearheaded an acoustic music revolution with his genre-defying "Dawg" music. Stone Mountain Arts Center is located in Brownfield, Maine. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., show starts at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $75 per person.   Info:  866-227-6523 or

April 5:  "Corona Spring Fling" at Wildcat - Picture one of those cool Corona on TV and enter to win a Corona snowboard.  Info:  603-466-3326 or

April 5: Sourdough Making Workshop at the Remick Museum - The Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm in Tamworth will present a Sourdough Making Workshop from 10 a.m. to noon. Reservations are required. The fee is $35 per person. Info: 1-800- 686-6117, 603- 323-7591 or

April 12-13:  21st YAHOO Weekend at Wildcat - The 21st annual special weekend at Wildcat for families visiting from Boston's Dana Farber Institute.  Info:  603-466-3326 or

April 12: "The Stephen Guerra Big Band" at the Barnstormers Theatre - The Arts Council of Tamworth will present The Stephen Guerra Big Band at the Barnstormers Theatre in Tamworth at 7:30 p.m. Prepare to be immersed in the vernacular of swing for this special evening. Info: 603-323-8104 or

April 19: Spring Sock Hop Express at Conway Scenic Railroad - Celebrate the coming of spring with a train ride to Kennett Middle School. Enjoy fine music and a performance by "Wayne from Maine". Prepare to do a little dancing along with the music. Trip departures are at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Reservations by phone starting April 16 or on-line at Info: 1-800-232-5251 or

April 19: Hearthside Dinner at the Remick Museum - The Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm in Tamworth will present a dinner cooked entirely on the open hearth using historic recipes from 5 to 7 p.m. Guests help to prepare the meal with ingredients preserved fresh from the harvest. The museum staff dress in 19th century attire and the menu changes with the seasons. Reservations are required. The fee is $35 per person. Info: 1-800- 686-6117, 603- 323-7591 or

April 18-20:  Tuckerman Inferno Triathlon and Pentathlon - The annual Tuckerman's Inferno Triathlon and Pentathlon is sponsored by Friends of Tuckerman, a non-profit organization founded to preserve the historic uses of Tuckerman Ravine. The Tuckerman Inferno Pentathlon is New England's Premiere five event adventure sports race (Run, Kayak, Cycle, Hike, Backcountry, Ski). The race starts in the Mount Washington Valley and finishes in Tuckerman's Ravine. This is a great spectator event and a fabulous adventure for extreme sports fans.  Info:  603-356-0131 or

April 25-26 - 3rd Annual "Yuks in the Muk" Comedy Relief Weekend - This fun and unique weekend features dinner/comedy shows on both Friday and Saturday nights, followed by the Annual Mud, Muck, Moose five mile trail race on Sunday. Headlining the comedy shows is New Hampshire native Bucky Lewis, who brings his zany and off the wall musical comedy show to town. There will be several other comedians slated to perform as well. Ticket sales are limited to 175 per show. The comedy shows are slated to open the doors for dinner at 6:30 p.m. each night, show time is at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $45 each and are inclusive of tax and gratuity. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Red Fox Bar and Grille in Jackson Village. Info:  603-588-4007 or


May 5:  10th Annual Business to Business Expo - This event features 100 exhibitors, a business luncheon, educational workshops, wine and brew tasting and more. Presented by the Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce, this popular event is the largest networking opportunity in the North Country.


May 11:  Conway Scenic Railroad Mother's Day Special - Mom rides FREE in Coach when accompanied by one or more of her children. Mom rides FREE in First Class when accompanied by another paying adult. Complimentary appetizers served on First Class Parlor Car.  Departures are 11:30 a.m. to Bartlett and 1:30 p.m. to Conway.   Info:  603-356-5251 or

May 16 - 18:  7th Annual Northern New England Home, Garden & Flower Show -  This annual event is held at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds and is one of the largest shows of its kind with more than 62,000 square feet of indoor home and garden related products and six acres of outdoor exhibits. From kitchens and all things related to the home to garden centers selling zone hardy perennials, annuals, vegetable seedlings, garden artists and other related businesses. Meet the Chefs Cooking Series, Miniature train display by Maine Garden and Railroad Society, Seminars by home and garden experts and more. Experience hands on demonstrations for adults and children. Show Hours are 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, and 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.  General admission tickets are $7, seniors are $8, children ten and under are free.  Info:  800-359-2033 or

May 16: 7th Annual MWVCC Golf Tournament - Tee it up at Indian Mound Golf Club, Center Ossipee for the 7th Annual MWVCC Golf Tournament. Four-Person Scramble (for players of all skill levels). Come and join your friends and colleagues for a day of fantastic golf, great food, special prizes ... and more! Info:  603-356-5701 or

May 17:  Mount Washington Auto Road opens for the season (weather permitting) - Drive your own car or take a guided tour on the Nation's oldest manmade attraction.  Info: 603-466-3988 or

May 18:  Children's Fishing Derby at the Remick Country Doctor Museum - The fish pond on the farm is stocked for children 15 years old and under, with parental supervision. Trophies are awarded for biggest fish, smallest fish and first to catch the limit. Bring your own bait and tackle and a pail to carry your fish home. Two fish limit per child.  Derby hours are 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon.  This event is sponsored by Bearcamp Valley Sportsmen's Club. Free admission. Info: 603-323-7591 or


May 23-26:  Annual Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale at Settlers' Green - Save even more at over 60 brand name outlet stores.  Info:  603-356-7031 or

May 24:  Gondola & ZipRider Skyrides at Wildcat - Its opening day for the skyrides and they will be open every weekend from Memorial Day to mid June.  After that, Skyrides are open daily until mid October (weather permitting).  Info:  603-466-3326 or

May 24:  All Mt. Washington Valley Attractions open for daily or weekend operations.  Go to for more information and a complete schedule of attractions opening dates.

May 25:  Jackson Wildquack River Festival - Come early for this action packed fun filled race to the finish line. Activities in the Park start at 10 a.m. and post time for the race is 2:00 p.m.  There will be children's games, vendors, food, entertainment, t-shirts and more. Over 3000 rubber ducks will cascade down the Jackson Falls into the Wildcat River as visitors cheer, jeer, and quack on their duck.  Prizes are awarded to the fastest ducks that cross the finish line. The first to cross the finish line will win $1000 in cash for the lucky ticket bearer.  Over 70 other valuable prizes will be awarded. Tickets are $6 each or $20 for four tickets.   Info: 603-383-9356 or .


June 7: 30th Annual Jackson Covered Bridge Footrace -   Join the 30th running of this USATF certified 10,000 meter course winding through Jackson Village and along the pastoral "Five Mile Circuit".   The race features cash and merchandise prizes, home baked sandwiches, ice cream, and a top quality four-color beefy tee shirt for all pre-registered runners. The challenging run includes a mile-long uphill starting in the first mile, rising about 500 feet in elevation.  Info:  603-383-9356 or

June 7:  Kids Free Fishing Day at Wildcat Mountain - Sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service, NH Fish & Game Dept., Gorham Hardware, and Wildcat Mountain. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. Casting contest, learning clinics and displays, including "fishing ethics" and "leave no trace," from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. Fishing is open and free for all ages after 12:00 noon. You may even spot "Barry the Brook Trout." Info:  (603) 466-2713 or

June 14 - 22: Mountain Motorcycle Adventure... Rally in the Valley! - The Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce and the MWV HOG Chapter invites "All Motorcyclists" to our Mountain Motorcycle Adventure... Rally in the Valley. Surrounded on all sides by roads meant for motorcycles, the communities served by the chamber offer bikers the ultimate rally experience - complete with small town charm and hospitality. Motorcyclists looking for lakes, mountains, hills, curves, beautiful country roads, guided day trips, great food, live music, fantastic shopping, and so much more will find it all here! Info:  603-356-5701 or

June 14:  Ox and Rocks at the Remick Country Doctor Museum - Farming in summer extends from the hay fields to the stone walls. Experience a high-powered, low-tech day of large animals and traditional farm equipment. The Yankee Teamsters and the 4-H Working Steers Club test their skill and vie for ribbons in Fitting & Showmanship, Cart & Obstacle Course and Stoneboat Hauling. Featured are demonstrations of historic and modern farming chores like stone wall building and repairing, plowing with oxen and haying with sickle and scythe. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Free admission. Info: 603-323-7591 or


June 15:  Conway Scenic Railroad Father's Day Special - Dad rides FREE in Coach when accompanied by one or more of his children. Dad rides FREE in First Class when accompanied by another paying adult. Complimentary appetizers served on First Class Parlor Car.  Reservations may be booked by phone or on line. Train departures to Bartlett at 11:30 a.m., Conway Departures at 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.  Info:  603-356-5251 or

June 15:  Celebrate Father's Day at Wildcat - Dad rides free on the Gondola with one or more children. Info:  603-466-3326 or

June 16 & 19:  Motorcycles "Ride to the Sky" at the Mt Washington Auto Road -  Monday, June 16 and Thursday, June 19  the Mt. Washington Auto Road will be closed to cars and be open to motorcycles only. Vendors will be set up at the base of the Auto Road and an all day fundraising cookout will benefit charity. Mt. Washington Auto Road guided tours will be operating as normal. Info:  603-466-3988 or

June 20: "The Second City Comedy Troupe" at the Stone Mountain Arts Center - The Second City Touring Company performs "Best of Second City" revues featuring some of the greatest scenes, songs, and improvisations from the vast archives of The Second City.  Enjoy lots of laughs (definitely adult humor). Stone Mountain Arts Center is located in Brownfield, Maine. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., show starts at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $30 per person.   Info:  866-227-6523 or


June 21:  48th Annual Mt. Washington Road Race - 7.4 mile footrace up the Mt. Washington Auto Road. Come watch some of the top runners in the world and some local talent in this grueling footrace to the summit of Mt. Washington.  Info:  603-863-2537 or

June 22: Mt. Washington Alternative Energy Days - Mt. Washington Alternative Energy Days is an exhibition for consumers looking to reduce their energy use and carbon footprint featuring alternative energy experts and vendors. The highlight of the event will be the Alternative Vehicle Regatta. Info:  603-466-3988 or

June 28: "There's a Black Fly in my Eye" 15K Trail Running Race & Relay - Swat the black flies and tackle carriage roads, single track and a river crossing in this trail running race that's 100% New Hampshire. Solo and relay categories. Info:  603-466-3988 or

June 28:  Conway Village Festival - This event is held from 12:00 noon-6:00 p.m. at Pequawket Pond Park and is always a family affair with great food, games and entertainment.  Info:  603-447-2639 or

June 29: Sunrise Opening at Mt. Washington Auto Road - View the sunrise from the top of New England! The Mt. Washington Auto Road will open at 4:00 a.m. for visitors to drive to the summit. Info:  603-466-3988 or

For more information and an up-to-date schedule of events, visit, the perfect vacation planning resource.  For advice on events or questions, call the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-DO-SEE-NH (800-367-3364).

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