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Grand Events in September 2014 

Below are some of the Grand Events this month. Check back often as this page is updated each month. For a complete list of events with the ability to search by date, visit the Events page.


Muster in the Mountains - September 5, 6 & 7

This weekend long event is a colonial encampment of re-enactors representing various individuals of the French and Indian War, Revolutionary War, and Mountain Man periods from 1750 through 1840. Participants demonstrate the use of appropriate tools, clothing, and firearms for their respective time periods. Activities include 1800s Firearms & Cannon Display & Competition, Woods Walk Competition, Tomahawk and Knife Throwing, Cooking and Competition. Begins at 8 a.m. each day. Free. The gathering takes place in the fields of the Mount Washington Auto Road in Pinkham Notch (Route 16), Gorham.

Information:
(603) 466-3988
kim@mt-washington.com
www.mtwashingtonautoroad.com/events/muster-in-the-mountains/


Wingzilla - September 6

Wingzilla is an all-day fun occasion you and your family won’t want to miss, featuring a Barbeque Chicken Wing Cook-Off Competition and “Luck of the Draw” Horse Shoe Tournament! Cash prizes are awarded to the winners of both competitions. Activities include a beer tent, vendors and children’s arts & crafts, metal fishing derby, and water log rolling. Gates open at 9 a.m. Free admission. Northern Forest Heritage Park, Route 16, Berlin.

Information:
(603) 752-6060
info@androscogginvalleychamber.com


Inca Son - September 26

The beautiful St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, located in a former Catholic Church building, is the setting for the exciting and authentic music of the Andes Mountains when Inca Son takes the stage at 7 p.m. with their unusual blend of music, dance and colorful costumes. Tickets: $12, adults; and $10, minors. 155 Emery Street, Berlin

Information:
(603) 752-1028
information@stkieranarts.org
www.stkieranarts.org

Errol Heritage Day & Professional Lumberjack Competition - September 27

Bring the family to celebrate the rich history of the tiny but vibrant town of Errol. Begin the day over a pancake breakfast from 7-9 a.m., then enjoy an array of activities including the lumberjack competition from10 a.m.-4 p.m., a bake sale, vendors, raffles to win a chain sawn bear, Barn Quilt (wood) in the "Saw Blade" pattern, plus various gift certificates. Get a bird’s eye view of the town from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. by taking a Fall Foliage Helicopter Ride. Admission is free except for pancake breakfast and helicopter rides. All the action takes place on Errol’s Main Street.

Information:
(603) 482-3884
Debb1e2000@aol.com or info@lodgingontheandroscoggin.com

38th Annual Dixville Half Marathon - September 27

An annual North Country event, the Dixville Half Marathon draws runners from near and far to run the USTAF-certified half-marathon, the four-person and two-person relay races, and the three-mile fun walk. The course takes competitors for a scenic downhill run along the Mohawk River where the beautiful scenery and fall foliage add to the day’s enjoyment. The race starts at 10:30 a.m. at Coleman State Park in Stewartstown and ends at the North Country Community Recreation Center on Lynch Road in Colebrook. Music, burgers and brew, and recreational opportunities at the Center round out the day. Event fees vary depending on category.

Information:
(603) 237-4019
nccoc@myfairpoint.net
www.northrec.org

Lumberjack Festival & Competition - September 28

The 15th Annual Lumberjack Festival & Competition at the Northern Forest Heritage Park in Berlin celebrates the history of logging and lumberjacking in the region with numerous events and activities. Competitors from the United States and Canada square off in several challenging arenas, including two-person cross-cut, modified chainsaw, stock chainsaw, women’s and men’s axe chop, axe throwing, standing block chop, and two-person log rolling (Peavey). There’ll be plenty of good food, logging events and games for the kids, and a Fry Pan Toss for women and girls and a Log Throw for men and boys. Admission for the Lumberjack Competition is $7 for the 12 and older crowd, with children under 12 admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult. Presented by the Androscoggin Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Festival is held at the Northern Forest Heritage Park at 961 Main Street (Route 16), Berlin.

Information:
(603) 752-6060
info@androscogginvalleychamber.com


North Country Endurance Challenge - Competitors Run, Bike & Paddle in this Multi-Sport Mountain Race

A tough challenge awaits the solo and relay teams competing in the September 6th North Country Endurance Challenge, a multi-sport mountain race in the beautiful wilderness areas of northern New Hampshire, where moose are plentiful, the mountain passes steep, and the waters crystal clear and cold.
With an estimated finish time of 10-12 hours for the Premiere course and 5-6 hours for the shorter Sprint course, this race attracts bold and spirited competitors ready to challenge themselves running and mountain biking along rugged mountain trails and paddling across pristine bodies of water.

Premiere course athletes will confront a 70-mile course divided into nine different legs of mountain biking, trail running and paddling. Included in the terrain are two mountains, two lakes, one mountain pass, three state parks, and very little pavement.

The 30-mile Sprint course offers two legs of trail running and two legs of mountain biking for anyone looking for a shorter — but still challenging — race experience.  This year, $4,500 in cash prizes will be waiting at the finish line!

Complete details are available at www.nhrace.com or by calling (877) 486-8263.


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North Country Endurance Challenge - Competitors Run, Bike & Paddle in this Multi-Sport Mountain Race

A tough challenge awaits the solo and relay teams competing in the September 6th North Country Endurance Challenge, a multi-sport mountain race in the beautiful wilderness areas of northern New Hampshire, where moose are plentiful, the mountain passes steep, and the waters crystal clear and cold.
With an estimated finish time of 10-12 hours for the Premiere course and 5-6 hours for the shorter Sprint course, this race attracts bold and spirited competitors ready to challenge themselves running and mountain biking along rugged mountain trails and paddling across pristine bodies of water.

Premiere course athletes will confront a 70-mile course divided into nine different legs of mountain biking, trail running and paddling. Included in the terrain are two mountains, two lakes, one mountain pass, three state parks, and very little pavement.

The 30-mile Sprint course offers two legs of trail running and two legs of mountain biking for anyone looking for a shorter — but still challenging — race experience.  This year, $4,500 in cash prizes will be waiting at the finish line!

Complete details are available at www.nhrace.com or by calling (877) 486-8263.

 


CASA’s Ride the Wilds Fall Jamboree

There’s no better place to be than northern New Hampshire when the maples, oaks, birches, and other deciduous trees show off their fiery reds, oranges, russets, golds and yellows in late September. To take advantage of the fall splendor and the excellent Ride the Wilds ATV trails, CASA of New Hampshire has joined with Ride the Wilds, Bear Rock Adventures, Cabins at Lopstick, Metallak ATV Club, New Hampshire Off Highway Vehicle Association, and New Hampshire Grand to offer its first Ride the Wilds Fall Jamboree, a day packed with spectacular vistas, outstanding events, and a fun time for the entire family!

Enjoy riding your own ATV on 1,000+ miles of interconnected trails, rent an ATV from Bear Rock Adventures, or explore the trails on a guided tour and see the magnificent foliage up close and personal.
Have you caught the geocaching bug? The Fall Jamboree includes two great treks, one via ATV and the other on foot. The outdoor scavenger hunt will be fun either way!

Other great events in the all-day line-up at Bear Rock Adventures in Colebrook include drag racing (we know you want to!), an ATV simulator from NHOHVA, a virtual welding simulator from White Mountains Community College, pond fishing for kids under 12, scenic tractor-pulled hay ride tours, Blessing of the ATVs, food and vendors. The band Northern Lights will perform throughout the afternoon, and awards will be presented at roughly 3 p.m. for the various ATV races.

The fun continues well into the afternoon with a craft beer tasting from 3-5 p.m. featuring three of New Hampshire’s finest breweries. Lively music will be provided by the band Black Jack. The event is hosted by Amoskeag Beverages and the Cabins at Lopstick.

The spectacular Fall Jamboree is a fundraiser for CASA of New Hampshire, a private, nonprofit organization whose volunteers advocate in New Hampshire’s courts for the best interests of abused and neglected children, so they can grow up in safe, permanent homes. Learn more about CASA’s mission and the Fall Jamboree at www.casanh.org/rtw.

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