Dixville Notch Music, Arts & Crafts Festival

Visit the North Country on Memorial Day weekend to enjoy this fantastic festival! High quality arts & crafts vendors feature handmade products, food vendors and live music performances. This year’s music theme is “Springtime Songbirds,” featuring local female musicians.

The location is absolutely breathtaking, including a waterfall, ponds, and manicured lawns and gardens in a private setting. Fun for the whole family!

Free Admission.

Great North Woods Sled Dog Challenge

In February of 2014 the North Country Mushers hosted the first Great North Woods Sled Dog Challenge in Colebrook, NH. Our inaugural race was a great success and in 2015 the race increased to a three day, multi-location stage race.

Stage racing, a long-time popular concept in the west, is a series of shorter races that are hosted by a different community each day. Teams and mushers rest overnight between stages in the hosting towns, bringing lucrative business to local eateries, pubs, shops and lodging establishments. The cumulative times of each stage of the race are added together to determine the final winner of the entire race.

The 2018 race includes a 10 dog class, a 6 dog class and a skijor class (1-2 dogs), all with stages between 18-30 miles.

Note: This schedule is tentative and may be changed closer to the race!

Thursday March 8:
Location TBA

6 PM – Meet the Mushers Banquet* hosted by Pittsburg Ridge Runners, Pittsburg NH – Open to public!
6-8 PM – Musher Check-in & Registration Deadline
8 PM – Musher Meeting and Bib Draw*

Friday March 9: – Pittsburg NH – Stage 1:
Events to be held at Ramblewood Cabins & Campground unless otherwise noted

Friday March 9:
5 PM – Meet the Mushers Banquet – Location TBA* – Open to public!

Saturday March 10 – Dixville Notch/Colebrook NH – Stage 2:
Events to be held at The Balsams Resort unless otherwise noted

9 AM – Mushers Report to staging area for pre-race meeting*
10 AM – Race Start
11 AM – 1 PM – Watch dogteams finish.
5 PM – Meet the Mushers Banquet @ Colebrook Country Club* – Open to public!

Saturday March 10:
5 PM – Meet the Mushers Banquet @ Colebrook Country Club – Open to public!

Sunday March 11:
Events to be held at
Coleman Estates at Coleman State Park in Stewartstown NH
unless otherwise noted

8:30 AM – Stage Mushers Report to staging area (Coleman Estates) for pre-race meeting*
9:30 AM – 1 Day Ray Mushers Report to staging area (Coleman Estates) for pre-race meeting*
10 AM – Race Start (Stage racers will go out first, followed by a 30 minute break, then 1 Day Racers)
12 noon – 3 PM – Watch dogteams finish.
1 Hour after last racer finishes – Awards Ceremony @ Colebrook Country Club – Open to public!

Great North Woods Sled Dog Challenge

In February of 2014 the North Country Mushers hosted the first Great North Woods Sled Dog Challenge in Colebrook, NH. Our inaugural race was a great success and in 2015 the race increased to a three day, multi-location stage race.

Stage racing, a long-time popular concept in the west, is a series of shorter races that are hosted by a different community each day. Teams and mushers rest overnight between stages in the hosting towns, bringing lucrative business to local eateries, pubs, shops and lodging establishments. The cumulative times of each stage of the race are added together to determine the final winner of the entire race.

The 2018 race includes a 10 dog class, a 6 dog class and a skijor class (1-2 dogs), all with stages between 18-30 miles.

Note: This schedule is tentative and may be changed closer to the race!

Thursday March 8:
Location TBA

6 PM – Meet the Mushers Banquet* hosted by Pittsburg Ridge Runners, Pittsburg NH – Open to public!
6-8 PM – Musher Check-in & Registration Deadline
8 PM – Musher Meeting and Bib Draw*

Friday March 9: – Pittsburg NH – Stage 1:
Events to be held at Ramblewood Cabins & Campground unless otherwise noted

Friday March 9:
5 PM – Meet the Mushers Banquet – Location TBA* – Open to public!

Saturday March 10 – Dixville Notch/Colebrook NH – Stage 2:
Events to be held at The Balsams Resort unless otherwise noted

9 AM – Mushers Report to staging area for pre-race meeting*
10 AM – Race Start
11 AM – 1 PM – Watch dogteams finish.
5 PM – Meet the Mushers Banquet @ Colebrook Country Club* – Open to public!

Saturday March 10:
5 PM – Meet the Mushers Banquet @ Colebrook Country Club – Open to public!

Sunday March 11:
Events to be held at
Coleman Estates at Coleman State Park in Stewartstown NH
unless otherwise noted

8:30 AM – Stage Mushers Report to staging area (Coleman Estates) for pre-race meeting*
9:30 AM – 1 Day Ray Mushers Report to staging area (Coleman Estates) for pre-race meeting*
10 AM – Race Start (Stage racers will go out first, followed by a 30 minute break, then 1 Day Racers)
12 noon – 3 PM – Watch dogteams finish.
1 Hour after last racer finishes – Awards Ceremony @ Colebrook Country Club – Open to public!

Metallak Race Endurance Adventure

Formerly known as the North Country Endurance Challenge, Metallak Race is an endurance adventure that treks through the northern regions of New Hampshire, including Colebrook, Clarksville, Pittsburg, and Dixville Notch (home of the former Balsams Grand Resort Hotel). Previously this race was run in a linear format; however, the 2017 edition will move throughout the region in a way that allows competitors to complete the race without assistance from support crews. Much of the former route will be used, with new twists and turns that will be revealed as the race date approaches.

The 10-hour race is estimated to take 8 to 10 hours to complete and will consist of 8 legs. Long-course racers will experience mountain biking, gravel grinding, trail running, and paddling. Racers will be able to complete the course as an individual or as a team of two. This course will not be run with a relay option.

The 6-hour race is estimated to take 4 to 6 hours and will cover the final 5 legs of the course. This race will include trail running/trekking, mountain biking, and paddling. The 6-hour race is offered to individuals, teams, and relay teams who are seeking maximum adventure, but over a shorter distance. Teams are limited to two racers, and relay teams are limited to 3 racers.

For additional information email [email protected] or click on the race website www.metallakrace.com.

Dixville Notch Music, Arts & Crafts Festival

Taking place at Mohawk Falls- an idyllic event venue located at 1478 Route 26, Colebrook, NH, available for rental for weddings and functions.

Kick off Memorial Day weekend in the North Country by attending this family-friendly, artistic event featuring a full lineup of artisan and craft vendors, workshops, demos and live music performances!  Admission is free, with some fees applying to participate in workshops. Vendors and activities will be spread out across the property which is in a most picturesque natural setting, with highlights including a waterfall, ponds, gazebo and post and beam pavilion.  Be sure to head to the pavilion from 1-3 PM on Sunday the 28th when the very talented Kyle Anne Carey will take the stage to put on a much anticipated Gaelic-Americana concert.  Baker River Chainsaw Sculpture will also be doing live chainsaw carving demos throughout the weekend, which is captivating to watch.  Food and beverages will be available for purchase by various vendors, and it is a rain or shine event, so come prepared for New England weather. The schedule of events and details can be found at www.dixvillenotchfestival.com.

Contact info:  Britni White, Event Coordinator can be reached at 603-237-1898 or [email protected]