The temperatures have dipped to a relaxing and comfortable 70+ degrees, reminding us that fall is just around the corner, but giving us enough space to still enjoy the luxury of summer!

We'll hold onto these last days of summer as we enjoy music series, farmer's markets, and outdoor events. But what's to come is just as magical as a New England Summer; fall foliage! We're not one to wish away any season here in the Mt. Washington Valley, but the transition of seasons brings a whole new cart of family activities, and September's line-up of events helps usher them in, while still holding onto all the summer has to offer!

While we know you're settling back into a work and/or school routine that summer let you take a break from, there's no reason not to keep the magic of summer going. Peruse our calendar and plan your next trip up to visit us!
Michelle Gittleson
Your Valley Concierge
Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce
Red Parka Pub Tricycle Race
Outdoor Adventure

Get ready for the Red Parka World Championship Downhill Tricycle Race on September 16! Enjoy a Grand Prix format, an open beer garden and great BBQ, too. An awards party will follow at the Red Parka Pub with live entertainment.

R un, swim, crawl and climb in the 100 Acre 5K Obstacle Challenge on September 22. You'll find yourself in mud, water, over walls, rock piles and through the wood; and end the race with a food truck, entertainment, beer and prizes.
Fall Adventure

Enjoy a Fall Festival on September 29, at Settlers Green with horse-drawn wagon rides, pumpkin painting and more to celebrate the start of fall in North Conway! View each stores' take on the Pumpkin People Challenge.

Take part in a Guided Evening Lantern Tour led by the folks at Lost River Gorge in North Woodstock. Explore Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves at night by the light of lanterns and headlamps and end the evening with s’mores around the campfire.
Foodie Adventure

The beloved Jackson Farmers Market happens every Tuesday at the Thompson House Eatery , where you enjoy local vendors, farmers and makers, live music and beer and wine samplings. Chef Jeffrey Fournier will also be creating street-food market specials featuring ingredients from participating farms.

Sunday Brunch at Cranmore Mountain's Meister Hut are Sundays in September. Ride the chairlift to the summit and enjoy dining with a view of the Valley. Brunch is served 10am - 3pm. 
If you have a day
Jen's Friends Climb Against Cancer
September 15

The Climb Against Cancer is an annual event held at Cranmore Mountain Resort. Participants hike the the three miles up the mountain while raising money for this non-profit.

Enjoy picturesque views of Mt. Washington, the Presidential Range, Mt. Chocorua and the Moat Mountain range. Live entertainment is part of the event and participants are treated to lunch and awards and prizes are also given out.

Photo: Wiseguy Creative
If you have a weekend
Mud Bowl Goes Under the Sea
September 7, 8, 9

Come and get dirty at the Hog Coliseum for this year's Mud Bowl! This three-day event supports local non-profits with a twelve team touch football tournament played in deep mud. Tickets to the game guarantees entertainment as well as doubles as a raffle ticket for a $500 prize. 

Everyone loves the Annual Tournament of Mud Parade down Main Street to the railroad station where teams and cheerleaders create floats and perform skits based on this year's theme of " Mud Bowl Goes Under The Sea".
If you have a week
Fryeburg Fair Ferris Wheel
Fryeburg Fair
September 30 - October 7

Experience one of the best agricultural fairs in the U.S. offering non-stop livestock, agriculture and farming exhibitions with over 3,000 head of large animals. There's more... traditional fair food and rides, as well as cooking contests, flower shows, exhibition halls of crafts, handiwork, photos, art, forest and wood products; a full museum of old farm equipment and more. Daily entertainers perform in six different parks and the Fair’s signature Night Shows begin at 8 pm at the Grandstand. The annual Fireworks show is Friday night at 9:00pm.