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July NH Grand Events Calendar:

One of summer’s premiere events is a mere month away, July 31-August 2. The Jericho ATV Festival Presented by Progressive is three days of fantastic ATV fun headlined by mud pit competitions, demos by the big four manufacturers, a RAVE X Freestyle Show, downtown block party, music festival, and much, much more. 

ELC Outdoors, July’s Featured Business, delivers adventures both mild and wild from its new location in Errol. Choose from a variety of single or multi-day experiences including whitewater rafting options, high ropes aerial adventures, wildlife tours, kayak rentals, and a magnificent raft and float plane combo trip. 

Visitors have been flocking to Twin Mountain and Bretton Woods for well over a century, enticed by the mountain scenery, fabulous hiking opportunities and dozens of popular attractions, like the Cog Railway and the Bretton Woods Canopy Tour. The Twin Mountain Chamber of Commerce, our Featured Chamber of the Month, delivers plenty of options for accommodations, dining, and things to see and do to keep you busy all summer long.

You’ll also find dozens of other suggested activities and itineraries, along with dining and lodging options atwww.nhgrand.com

4th of July on the Androscoggin
July 2-5
Plan a sparkling 4th of July with fireworks, food, and outstanding festivities as two towns on the banks of the Androscoggin River celebrate Independence Day. Gorham claims bragging rights as the longest 4th of July celebration in New Hampshire, with activities planned for July 2-5, including two parades, classic cars, a Midway Carnival, food concessions, crafters, music and a dynamic fireworks show on July 4. Tiny Errol delivers a homegrown celebration with lots of fun and prizes for the kids — fishing tournament, log rolling and games — and just as much to do for the adults — free whitewater rafting trips on the Androscoggin, kayak demos, free pontoon boat rides, and dancing to the Timothy Paul Band. Add in an afternoon parade and fireworks at dusk and it’s just about a perfect day! 

American Mountain Men Reenactment & Poore Farm Open Barn
July 4 & 5
The North East Company, the local chapter of the American Mountain Men, will hold a historic encampment at the Poore Farm for two days in conjunction with the Poore Farm’s annual Open Barn & Celebration. Come see the American Mountain Men recreate the traditions and way of life of the nation’s greatest, most daring explorers and pioneers. The Poore Farm Museum will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy music by Harold Boydston, playing authentic Western Cowboy tunes on guitar and mandolin, and weaving, spinning, soap making, hide tanning and axe handle crafting demos. Admission is by donation, with a suggested $10 per adult. Accompanied children under 12 are free. 629 Hollow Road (Route 145), Stewartstown.
(603) 237-5500

Weathervane Theatre 
July 4-August 29

“Fiddler on the Roof” kicks off the Weathervane Theatre’s 50th season in the big red barn on Route 3 in Whitefield, with a playbill that includes “Smokey Joe’s Café,” “Oleanna,” “Into the Woods,” “Lend Me a Tenor,” “The Full Monty,” and “Floyd Collins.” Monday through Saturday performances at 8 p.m. in alternating repertory.

Box Office: (603) 837-9322

The Gothard Sisters, Celtic Song & Dance
July 7
Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, the Gothard Sisters are internationally recognized multi-instrumentalist Celtic-influenced folk musicians, songwriters and performers. Tickets cost $15; available at the door or in advance at Fiddleheads, 110 Main Street, Colebrook. Tillotson Center, 14 Carriage Lane, Colebrook.
(603) 237-8576

Roochie Toochie & the Ragtime Shepherd Kings
July 17
Roochie Toochie and the Ragtime Shepherd Kings are coming to town! This quirky, old-fashioned band, based in New Orleans, performs “the weirdest songs from the early days of Tin Pan Alley on the format on which they were first recorded — wax cylinder.” 7:30 p.m. Medallion Opera House, 20 Park Street, Gorham. Tickets cost $12 adults, $5 students, $25 family.
(603) 323-7302

New England Forest Rally, Western Maine & Northern New Hampshire
July 17 & 18 
The two-day rally takes place on the back roads and logging tracks of western Maine and northern New Hampshire. The dirt and gravel logging roads test competitors’ skill, with plenty of twisting, sliding, turning and jumping required. Fans will appreciate the gorgeous scenery and incredible wildlife as they travel between viewing points, but the real thrill is watching the drivers maneuver their cars through the woods at speeds up to 100 mph!

Alt Energy Summit
July 25
The Mount Washington Auto Road Alt Energy Summit, presented by the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative, will showcase examples of technologies currently available on the open market, including electric, propane, bio-diesel, compressed natural gas, hybrid electric, as well as inviting entrepreneurs who are developing their own versions of alternative power. Includes Regatta Parade to the summit of Mt. Washington. Check out the complimentary electric car charging station available at the Auto Road.

Jericho ATV Festival Presented by Progressive
July 31 – August 2
The Jericho ATV Festival Presented by Progressive, July 31-August 2, is now in its 6th year, featuring all the usual great events like the RAVE X Freestyle Show, mud pit grudge runs, mud pit races, obstacle course, demo rides, after market vendors, food vendors, Youth ATV Simulator, Blessing of the ATVs, and a Downtown Block Party. Exciting new events include ATV pulls, a New Music Festival & BBQ, and a Police vs Fire competition. On Saturday, meet ATV adventurer and superstar Brian Fisher of Fisher’s ATV World, get his autograph and share s’mores with him around the evening campfire at Northern Forest Heritage Park. And as usual … all of Berlin’s streets are open to ATVs! Jericho Mountain State Park is located off Route 110 west in Berlin.
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