Grand Events in August 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.
Jericho ATV Festival | August 1-3
The 5th Annual Jericho ATV Festival on August 1-3 includes all the usual great events like a poker run, mud pit grudge runs, mud pit races, obstacle course, Wreck the Dress, demo rides, after market vendors, food vendors and a Downtown Block Party, but exciting new events have been added to the Festival lineup such as a Youth ATV Simulator, Rave X Freestyle Show, Polaris unveiling of its new ATV, a Family Music Festival, and Festival Pancake Breakfast. And as usual … all of Berlin’s streets are open to ATVs! Jericho Mountain State Park is located off Route 110 west in Berlin.
Stewartstown Day + Sugar on Snow + Ballgames | August 1-3
Stewartstown Day is a three-day celebration that kicks off with the 66th Annual Sugar on Snow Social at Fletcher Park in Canaan on Friday (Info: email@example.com), followed by the coronation of the Queen, music and fireworks. Saturday’s events include a parade, bounce house, clowns, face painting, horse rides, food, fortune telling, raffles antique cars and fun for all ages! (Info: Patricia at  246-3095). Finish up the day at the Softball Festival Supper provided by Grace Community Church & Village Cultural Center. The 47th Canaan Men's Softball Tournament will be played on Sunday at the Canaan Ball fields. (Info:  266-8900)
24 Hours of Great Glen | August 9 & 10
This year’s 24-hour mountain bike race, wrapped into a weekend-long mountain bike festival, has a Circus theme. Hardcore racers tackle the single track and carriage roads. Families enjoy the festival games and 24 Minutes of Great Glen kids’ race. And everyone enjoys the atmosphere! Spectators are encouraged to come cheer on the racers and enjoy the festivities under the event tent. 12 Hour Categories are available as well. Register at www.24hoursofgreatglen.com/registration. Route 16, Pinkham Notch, Gorham.
2nd Annual Gorham ArtWalk | August 12br />
Enjoy watching artists demonstrate their skills and purchase works of art and fine crafts directly from them. Stop by the farmers market and pick up some fresh local produce, breads, jams, flowers, plants and much more. Eat at local restaurants, shop in the stores that are open late for shopping, and listen to local musicians and Miss NH Scholarship Program Titleholders. 5-8 p.m. Rain or shine.
Information: (603) 752-6060 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Explore the Alpine Garden on Mt. Washington | August 12
A wonderful day-long exploration of the alpine zone of Mt. Washington where you’ll see mid-summer blooming plants, including Mountain Avens, Pale Painted Cup, and Bluebells, while searching for signs of American pipits, Bicknell's thrush and juncos, birds nesting in the alpine area. Begins at AMC Joe Dodge Lodge, Route 16, Pinkham Notch, Gorham. Trip also runs September 9.
Pittsburg Old Home Day | August 16
New Hampshire’s northernmost town has been putting on a real old-fashioned Old Home Day for over 85 years. The day features a parade, crafts, contests, flea market, old engine display, cotton candy, popcorn, chicken barbecue, fishing derby, helicopter rides, classic car show, entertainment and more. The fun begins at 11 a.m. and continues throughout the day. Main Street, Route 3, Pittsburg.
Sunrise Drive on Mt. Washington | August 31
Last chance this summer to view the sunrise from the top of New England! The Mt. Washington Auto Road will open at 4:30 a.m. for you to drive yourself to the summit. Car and driver, $28; each additional adult, $8; motorcycle and operator, $16, passenger, $8. Route 16, Pinkham Notch, Gorham.
Coming in September!
North Country Endurance Challenge | September 6
The multisport mountain race is heading into its third year and continues to grow. Solo competitors and teams kayak, run and mountain bike across the rugged landscapes of northern New Hampshire from Pittsburg to Colebrook. The Premier Course takes 10-12 hours to complete, and the Sprint Course takes 5-6 hours. This year, $4500 in cash prizes will be waiting at the finish line!
Information & Registration: www.nhrace.com
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.
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.
Enjoy the Moose Fun Ever at the North Country Moose Festival
You’re sure to see a moose or two (or more!) at the 23rd Annual North Country Moose Festival, August 22-24, where you can enjoy the Moose Stew Cook-off, compete in the moose calling contest, join the Moose Cruise Parade, or challenge yourself in Murphy the Moose’s Trail Run.
Enjoy three days of Moose-tastic fun in Colebrook and the neighboring communities of Pittsburg and West Stewartstown in New Hampshire, and in Canaan, Vermont, where many of the activities have a decidedly moose-y twist!
The three-day extravaganza pays homage to the North Country’s largest and most photographed animal with dozens of moose-themed activities along with good food, music, a day-long country fair, auto show, live entertainment, and more.
Before heading home, you’ll want to set aside some time to cruise Moose Alley and other North Country moose hot spots. Get directions at the North Country Chamber of Commerce booth in Colebrook, or download the NH Grand Moose Map at www.nhgrand.com
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The North Country Moose Festival, held the weekend before Labor Day weekend every year, is coordinated by the North Country Chamber of Commerce and the Moose Festival Committee. View a complete schedule of activities at www.moosefestival.com
The Lancaster Fair — A Country Fair for the Whole Family!
An outstanding North Country spectacular for 144 successive years, the Lancaster Fair combines all of the activities of an old-fashioned country fair with plenty of variety to keep everyone in the family entertained.
The not-to-be-missed, end-of-summer fair, from August 27 through September 1, is the best in New Hampshire, with plenty of free parking, camping on-site, and one low price that includes admission, midway rides and concerts.
At the Lancaster Fair, you’ll find traditional agricultural activities like oxen pulls and sheep dog trials, plus a colorful midway with exciting rides, 4-H exhibits, musical entertainment, and exhibition halls filled with quilts, crafts, vegetables and flowers. Add in a Big Rig truck pull, Demolition Derby, pie eating contests, horse pulls, Kids’ Korner, and tantalizing fair food and it’s easy to see why this fair spans six days and dozens and dozens of events.
With so much to do and see, come for a day, or come for several!
The Lancaster Fair is located on Route 3, one mile north of the junction of Routes 2 and 3. For a complete schedule of events, click here
For Camping Reservations call (603) 237-8143.