April Through June Brings Outdoor Events, Expos and More
For Immediate Release - April 13, 2009
Contact, Marti Mayne, 207-846-6331, firstname.lastname@example.org
APRIL SHOWERS BRING APRIL SALES, SPECIAL EVENTS AND MUCH MORE
North Conway, NH -- Stores hold spring sales, why not destinations? In response to price-sensitive traveler demands, businesses throughout Mt Washington Valley, NH are offering spring sales throughout April. From lodging to retailers to service providers, nearly 40 businesses throughout the Valley are offering April sales. Throughout April, find an eggstravaganza of offers and fun throughout Mt Washington Valley. Simply visit http://www.mtwashingtonvalley.org/ and click on the April Sale icon for a complete list of all the offers. While you're visiting the Valley, participate in one of these spring events, intended to add to the fun and value of a Mt Washington Valley vacation.
April 18: Tuckerman Inferno Triathlon and Pentathlon - Looking for an exceptional adventure while raising funds for a great outdoor cause? The ninth annual Tuckerman Inferno Pentathlon returns to Mount Washington Valley, NH Saturday, April 18, presented by the non-profit Friends of Tuckerman Ravine organization. New this year, Friends of Tuckerman Ravine is also concurrently presenting the recreational and less challenging Wildcat Wildfire Pentathlon, which will begin an hour later than the Inferno. Both events raise funds for the organization's efforts to promote wise use of the backcountry and the preservation of the year-round Tuckerman experience. Both pentathlons are open to teams of five as well as solo female and male competitors, the latter of whom compete as TuckerWomen and TuckerMen. Individuals - Wildmen and Wildwomen - may also compete in the Wildcat Wildfire event. Info: 603-356-0131 or http://www.friendsoftuckerman.org/.
April 18-19: 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 http://www.skiwildcat.com/.
Fridays throughout May: Open Studio Sessions for Painters - Each Friday from 9am-noon the Mt. Washington Valley Arts Association's (MWVAA) Friday Painters group is meeting indoors for Open Studio sessions to escape the cold weather season. The group, which has been meeting in a different scenic location every Friday since June, will now meet inside at the MWVAA's Norcross Place office every Friday from now until June. Artists of all ages and abilities are invited to attend. Friday Painters is an informal group of artists that welcomes artists of all abilities and all media, including watercolor and oils, acrylics, pastels, pencil and photography. Artists can bring in a photo or other subject matter they'd like to paint, paint the still life provided each week, or bring pieces they're already working on. At the end of each session, all artists will gather and critique each others' work. . Artists should bring their own supplies and are also welcome to bring a brown bag lunch. The Friday Painters group is free for members and a $5 donation is suggested for non-members. Info: 603-356-2787, http://www.mwvarts.org/.
May10: 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 http://www.conwayscenic.com/. Mom also rides free on the Bretton Woods Canopy Tour too! Info: http://www.mountwashingtonresort.com/.
May 15 - 17: 8th 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 $8, seniors are $4, children six and under are free. Info: 800-359-2033 or http://www.homegardenflowershow.com/.
May 17: 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. 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 http://www.remickmuseum.org/.
May 18: 11th Annual Business to Business Expo - Businesses going green, people, planet, profits! 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. Info: http://www.mtwashingtonvalley.org/.
May 22-25: Annual Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale at Settlers' Green - Save even more at over 60 brand name outlet stores. Info: 603-356-7031 or http://www.settlersgreen.com/.
May 23: Wildcat Express Scenic Gondola and ZipRider Opens - 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 http://www.skiwildcat.com/.
May 23: "The Barra MacNeils" at the Stone Mountain Arts Center - For over twenty years this six sibling group has been a true family affair. With strong Celtic roots, the band comes alive on the stage with a plethora of instruments ranging from acoustic, stringed, percussion, and wind. 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 $25 per person. Info: 866-227-6523 or www.stonemountainartscenter.com.
Memorial Day - Mid-June: All Mt. Washington Valley Attractions open for daily or weekend operations. While many are already open (including the Mount Washington Auto Road, Conway Scenic RR and Hartman RR), all of the Valley's family attractions are scheduled to open by Memorial Day. Some are open daily, others open weekends through June. Go to http://www.visitwhitemountains.com/ for more information and a complete schedule of attractions opening dates.
May 24: Jackson Wildquack 20th Anniversary 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 http://www.jacksonnh.com/ .
May 29: 32nd Annual Taste of NH: Join the American Culinary Federation for the 32nd Annual Taste of NH, A benefit for the scholarship fund, helping local culinarians continue their education. Held at the Eagle Mountain House, Jackson, NH, from 6-10pm, come hungry for station-style dining. Local chefs will prepare and host more than ten live action stations for dinner and entertainment. Tickets are $30 per person, available from any ACF member or at the Eagle Mountain House in Jackson, NH. Info: 603-383-9111.
May 29-31: Lifestyle Expo: Three days of exploration into the body, mind and soul. It's filled with receptions, seminars and more than 35 exhibitors introducing everything from healthy to green to introspective lifestyle topics. From meditation to metaphysical, spend the weekend expanding the body, mind and soul. It's a weekend filled with healthy lifestyles, organic foods and expanding the spirit. Sponsored by the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce, for more information and a complete schedule of seminars and events, visit http://www.mtwashingtonvalley.org/ or call 1-800-DO-SEE-NH.
May 30-31: Inn to Inn Spring Herb Tour - Country Inns in the White Mountains, a premier country inn association in New Hampshire, will host the First Annual Inn to Inn "Spring Herb Tour". The theme of this year's tour will be culinary herbs and guests at member inns that weekend, not only can tour all thirteen inns in the association, but will also receive a plethora of herb related goodies at each inn. Guests will get to sample the culinary use of thirteen different herbs and go home with a folder of recipes, interesting herbal lore, and herb seeds and plants of their own to grow. Each inn will focus on a different culinary herb and provide guests with a sample of how that herb is used in cooking. In addition to samples of food, each inn will provide guests with a fact sheet on the history and uses of the herb they are featuring, recipes using that herb, and finally either a packet of seeds or a live plant, so guests can grow their own culinary herbs when they go home. The Spring Herb Tour is available exclusively to those booking a two-night package at one of the 13 participating inn members of Country Inns in the White Mountains. Some inns will also be offering packages that include a special five-course, herb-themed dinner created by participating inns with restaurants. Info: http://www.countryinnsinthewhitemountains.com/
June 6: Kids Free Fishing Day at Wildcat Mountain - Join the White Mountain National Forest and US Forest Service Fisheries Biologist Jay Milot for a free day of fishing, rain or shine. Children 15 and under are welcome from 9:00 a.m. to noon and afternoon fishing for all ages. Children should bring an adult and their own gear. Info: (603) 466-2713 or http://www.skiwildcat.com/.
June 6: Mountain Garden Club (MGC) Annual Plant Sale: This is the event avid gardeners and those with a passion for plants and flowers look forward to each year. Direct from the gardens of the MGC's "Green Thumb" members. The club will be offering Annuals, Perennials, Herbs, Houseplants, Hanging Baskets and much more. A new feature this year is a sizeable assortment of Dahlia bulbs for sale. A selection of garden organizers and aprons hand crafted by Mountain Garden Club members will also be offered for purchase. The "Shabby Chic Corner," will feature gently used garden related items including books. This fundraiser benefits the Mountain Garden Club's Alice T. Madden Scholarship Fund and the numerous beautification projects undertaken each year throughout Mount Washington Valley. Click for more info: http://www.mountaingardenclub.org/.
June 7: Captain Enoch Remick House Victorian Tea - Sit back and relax in the boyhood home of Dr. Edwin Crafts Remick, enjoy the family's' antique furnishings and learn about the history of tea. While learning in this beautiful and historical environment sip on fresh brewed teas or lavender lemonade and savor the treats of tea sandwiches and delicate cookies. Cost is $10.00 per person and pre-registration is required. Call Gerry Eldridge or Winnie Mitchell (Curators) at (603) 323-8002. The home is located at 26 Great Hill Road in Tamworth Village, New Hampshire. Festivities begin at 3:00 p.m. http://www.remickmuseum.org/.
June 15 - 19: 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 trip, great food, live music, fantastic shopping, and so much more will find it all here. Info: 603-356-5701 or www.mtwashingtonvalley.org.
June 21: 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. Special does not include the dining car. Reservations may be booked by phone or on line. Train departures to Bartlett at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Conway Departures at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Info: 603-356-5251 or http://www.conwayscenic.com/.
June 15 & 18: 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 http://www.mountwashingtonautoroad.com/.
June 21: Celebrate Father's Day at Wildcat - Dads ride in the sky for free on the Gondola with one or more children. Info: 603-466-3326 or http://www.skiwildcat.com/.
June 20: 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 http://www.mountwashingtonautoroad.com/.
June 21: Mt. Washington Alternative Energy Days - Mt. Washington Alternative Energy Days invites those looking to reduce their energy use and carbon footprint to drive up the Auto Road and enjoy the spectacular views. Hybrid vehicles are welcome to drive the Auto Road at a reduced rate. A portion of the proceeds from this day will go to support climate change initiatives. Info: 603-466-3988 or www.mountwashingtonautoroad.com.
June 26: "April Verch" at the Stone Mountain Arts Center - At age 27, this Canadian Fidler comes to the Stone Mountain Arts Center with pure energy and bold two-stepping. A fine fiddler, April brings along a great band and aggressive country dancing. 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 $20 per person. Info: 866-227-6523 or http://www.stonemountainartscenter.com/.
June 27: Environmental Agriculture Field Day at the Remick Museum - The Remick Museum would like to share with farmers or land owners the latest in environmental agriculture that they have learned over the past few years. The Remick Museum will host workshops from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ranging in topics from fence building, forestry resources, soil testing and grazing and pasture rotation. Info: 603-323-7591 or http://www.remickmuseum.org/.
June 27: Covered Bridge Dance in Jackson - Come dance the night away under the stars at the Jackson Covered Bridge and enjoy a good old fashioned block party. Plenty of food will be served, bring chairs, blankets and dancing shoes. Festivities begin at 7 p.m. with live entertainment. Info: 603-383-9356 or http://www.jacksonnh.com/
June 28: "There's a Black Fly in my Eye" 10 Mile Trail Run & 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 http://www.mountwashingtonautoroad.com/.
For more information and to learn about value vacations in Mt Washington Valley, please visit http://www.mtwashingtonvalley.org/ or call 1-800-DO-SEE-NH (800-367-3364).