January NH Grand Events Calendar:
Great North Woods Vintage Snowmobile Race - January 10
The 8th season of Vintage Snowmobile Racing begins with the first race on January 10 in Pittsburg. This classic event takes you back in time. Come to ride or come to watch the action! New classes this year include the 340 MOD Free Air and Pure Stock Bogie Wheel. The four-race series leads to a season finale where champions are crowned. Other dates include February 7 in Northwood, February 21 in Errol and March 14 in Pittsburg.
The Whiskey Boys - January 17
Enjoy an evening of modern Bluegrass and Americana music played with wit and style by the Boston-based group The Whiskey Boys. The band has toured the Northeast and has opened for national acts such as Lori McKenna, Man Man, and four-time Grammy-nominated country artist Trace Adkins. 7 p.m. $12 adults, $8 minors. St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery Street, Berlin.
Great North Woods Sled Dog Challenge - (TENTATIVELY RESCHEDULED FOR MARCH 13-15)
This three-day multi-location dogsled race takes place across northern New Hampshire. Each stage ranges from 30-45 miles in length and takes mushers along the scenic mountains and woods of this historic area. The race begins in the town of Milan on Saturday, January 17. From there racers will travel north to Pittsburg on Sunday, January 18, and will conclude the race in Colebrook on Monday, January 19. Spectators can meet the mushers at a special Mushers’ Dinner on Friday, January 16, from 6-8 p.m., at the Mahoosuc Inn, Milan. A Musher’s Dinner will also be held in Pittsburg on the evening of January 18, with a location to be announced.
For Milan dinner reservations, (603) 449-6646 or www.mahoosucoutdoors.com.
17th Annual Colebrook Kiwanis Winter Carnival
January 30, 31 & February 1
Highlights of this popular Winter Carnival are sled races, a bocce ball tournament, and wild game dinner, along with many more fun events. Held at the Colebrook Country Club.
5th Annual Nansen Milan Winter Festival - January 31 & February 1
Milan Hill State Park and downtown Milan are the venues for this fun-filled family weekend that combines Nordic ski racing with plenty of food, crafts, music and activities. Saturday’s events feature a Broomball Tournament, dog sled rides, a live animal show, the Burning of the Greens and ice skating. On Sunday, skiers are invited to compete in the 14K Classic Men’s & Women’s Ski Race at 10 a.m., a 5K Classic Fun Ski at 11 a.m., or the 1K Kids’ Race at noon. Awards and a luncheon will follow at the Milan Village School.
Lancaster Grand Prix - January 30 - February 1
The oldest vintage snowmobile race in America. The Grand Prix gets underway from January 30 through February 1 at the ¼ mile oval ice track at the Lancaster Fairgrounds. $10,000 in cash prizes will be awarded!
There will be plenty to do — for both sledders and spectators — at this amazing event, which draws on a half-century of snowmobile history and honors the intrepid drivers and vintage sleds that put Lancaster on the map as Snowmobile City, USA. Information:http://lancastergrandprix.com/