RiverFire

RiverFire

When the nights are getting colder…Berlin heats things up with RiverFire! Bouncy houses, hayrides, food vendors, beer tent, live music. Lighting of the Boom Piers & Pumpkins on the Bridge! RiverFire 5K is back too!

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Just as the nights are getting colder in New England, the City of Berlin will be warming things up with one of the best fall festivals around—RiverFire!Come to “the city that trees built” to catch a full day of fun, ending with some dramatic fires on the river.

RiverFire burns bigger and brighter every year, and this year there are some fun new activities for everyone. The gates of the Service Credit Union Heritage Park, 942 Main Street, Berlin, NH will open to activities and vendors for visitors of ALL ages. Admission to the park is FREE. Date is October 14, 2017.

Enjoy plenty of family fun activities such as:

  • Pumpkins on the bridge
  • Hay rides
  • Duck races
  • Hot air balloon rides
  • The “Not So Scary” Halloween Party
  • A costume parade
  • Live Music
  • Mouth watering food
  • Spectacular fires on the water

RireFire 5K

RiverFire_logoRun or walk in the RiverFire 5K along the picturesque Androscoggin River. End your race at Berlin’s RiverFire celebration.  Hurry and register before October 8th to receive a free RiverFire 5K t-shirt!  Click Here for more information and the registration form.

Lighting of the Fires on the River

jackolanterns riverfire androscoggin valley berlin nhAt dusk, the Androscoggin River will be lit up with fires that appear to be floating on the water! The blazes will actually burn on the historic boom piers that dot the river. These piers were used during the height of the logging era, when they separated and guided the many trees that were sent down the river to the mills of Berlin. For RiverFire, these old piers will be stacked with skids, which when set aflame create a dynamic contrast of light over the dark waters. Take a walk along the bridge and admire the wonderful glowing carved pumpkins on the bridge.

RiverFire promises to be the hottest event of the season.  It is a spectacle you won’t want to miss!
For more information, call 603-752-6060 or find RiverFire Berlin, NH on Facebook.

Mud, Music & More at the Jericho ATV Festival Presented by Progressive, August 4 & 5

Get ready for a terrific line-up of Mud, Music & More at the 8th Annual Jericho ATV Festival Presented by Progressive on August 4 and 5. Last year’s Festival drew 6,000 visitors, and the tally at this year’s premiere ATV event is expected to be higher!

Beautiful Jericho Mountain State Park is the setting for dozens of daytime events. While there take the opportunity to explore the Park’s over 80 miles of exceptional trails, directly connecting to over 1,000 miles of trails and terrain in the Ride the Wilds ATV system.

Festival organizers have been busy concocting just the right mix of earth and water to produce all the oozy mud necessary for the always fun and exciting mud pit competitions that include Mud Races and Grudge Runs.

Major manufacturers Polaris, Can-Am, Kawasaki, Textron Off-Road & Arctic Cat will be bringing along their new models for you to dream and drool about! Take a demo ride and see what a new model can do for you. Local business White Mountain ATV Rental will be sponsoring trail bike demonstrations.

The popular RAVE X Freestyle Show returns to the Festival to wow spectators with fabulous stunts that will leave you gasping in awe. Other highlights include the Blessing of the ATVs, Poker Run, ATV Obstacle Course, Youth ATV Simulator, Helicopter Rides, Food, Vintage ATVs and Aftermarket Vendors.

Lots of activities take place in the evening, too, with a Downtown Block Party on Berlin’s Main Street on Friday night, and the Family Music Festival on Saturday evening at Service Credit Union Heritage Park. All events are rain or shine, and all of the city’s streets are ATV friendly.

Friday evening’s Downtown Block Party is a great way to mix and mingle and wrap up your first day at the Festival after a full schedule of events. Join the ATV Torch-lit Parade at dusk, enjoy a ReMax Hot Air Balloon Ride, shop for souvenirs, grab something to eat and visit the beer tent. The evening’s music is by A Shot of JD.

Saturday evening’s festivities get underway at 4 p.m. at Service Credit Union Heritage Park. The family friendly event includes food, a beer tent, a campfire with s’mores and live music by Last Kid Picked.

In conjunction with the Jericho ATV Festival, the Androscoggin Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting #whereswheeler, a fun activity for anyone riding the trails. The colorful figure of Wheeler, dressed in Jericho ATV Festival garb, hides at various places in the woods along the trails. When you find Wheeler, take a selfie with him and post it to the Festival Facebook page and you might win a prize in the monthly drawings.

For more information about the Jericho ATV Festival Presented by Progressive, please call (603) 752-6060 or visit www.jerichoatvfestival.com.

Festival Schedule

Friday, August 4

  • Gates Open at Jericho Mountain State Park — 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Poker Run (signup at the Park)
  • ATV Wash — Free ATV Wash sponsored by Progressive
  • Mud Races & Grudge Runs
  • Trail Bike Demos
  • ATV Obstacle Course, Youth ATV Simulator
  • Helicopter Rides
  • Aftermarket & Food Vendors
  • Vintage ATVs
  • Free Demo Rides — Polaris, Can-Am, Kawasaki, Textron Off-Road & Arctic Cat

Downtown Block Party — 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

  • Food, Beer Tent, ATV Torch Lit Parade at Dusk — Berlin’s Main Street
  • Love Music by A Shot of JD
  • Family Friendly — Bring the kids, too!

Saturday, August 5

  • Gates Open at Jericho Mountain State Park — 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Blessing of the ATVs
  • Mud Races & Grudge Runs
  • Trail Bike Demos
  • Rave Freestyle Show
  • Obstacle Course, Youth ATV Simulator
  • Helicopter Rides
  • Aftermarket & Food Vendors
  • Vintage ATVs
  • Free Demo Rides — Polaris, Can-Am, Kawasaki, Textron Off-Road & Arctic Cat

Jericho ATV concert — 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

  • Concert at Service Credit Union Heritage Park — 942 Main Street, Berlin
  • Live Music by Last Kid Picked
  • Free Admission to the Outdoor Venue
  • Food, Beer Tent, Campfire with s’mores
  • Family Friendly — Bring the kids, too!

Sunday, August 6

  • Gates Open at Jericho Mountain State Park — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • FREE Admission to the Park on Sunday
  • Limited Vendors & Activities

A Complete Guide to Must-Visit Coffee Spots in New Hampshire’s Grand North

Contributed by Jess Walter

On a chilly New Hampshire morning, there’s nothing like a cup of hot coffee to get you feeling toasty. From the Great North Woods to the White Mountains, New Hampshire’s majestic Grand North boasts plenty of local coffee spots where guests can find fine food, artisanal brews, and friendly service. Start your day with a delicious cup of joe at one of these top Grand North hotspots.

Moose Muck Coffee House

This rustic coffee house is located in Colebrook, and serves coffee that’s delicious either hot or cold.  In the winter, sit by the fire and warm up with an espresso, or sit outside and cool down in the summer with an iced mocha. If you or your friends aren’t big fans of coffee, Moose Muck also serves fresh smoothies, tea, and hot cocoa along with a wide variety of breakfast and brunch foods.

Le Rendez Vous Bakery

This little cafe in Colebrook serves up authentic French recipes that come to you straight from the bakeries of Paris. Certified Bakers Marc Ounis and Verlaine Daeron serve up delicious French bread, pastries, and other delicacies in the Colebrook-based hotspot. Customers can sit, relax, and enjoy a strong cup of hot coffee with their sweet treat.

Mostly Muffins

While the main attraction at this Colebrook shop is most certainly their delicious muffins, you can also enjoy a cup of freshly brewed coffee as you eat. You can get your coffee and your muffins to go from the shop’s convenient drive-thru, or you can soak up a little sun in their outdoor seating area. Guests are also able to enjoy breakfast sandwiches, fresh fruit cups, cinnamon buns, and more breakfast treats.

 

Water Wheel Breakfast and Gift House

This quaint breakfast spot in Jefferson offers friendly service and home cooking that’s bound to satisfy any appetite. You can enjoy French toast, Belgian waffles, fresh fruit and more as you sip your coffee. If you’re a visitor to New Hampshire, you can even pick up a souvenir or memento at the Water Wheel gift shop, which sells everything from locally sourced cosmetics to the owner Tricia’s famous fudge.

White Mountain Cafe & Book Store

Curl up with a cup of joe and your favorite book at this cozy coffee spot, located in Gorham. You can enjoy delicious organic brews, and if you’re feeling hungry, try a fresh sandwich, a hearty soup, or a homemade dessert. The coffee shop’s bookstore features works from New Hampshire authors, and a rotating art gallery celebrates local artists.