Save the Date – More Info Coming Soon!
Get ready for a great day of fun at Paddlemania!
Paddle the mighty Androscoggin from Nansen Wayside to the Service Credit Union Heritage Park in your canoe, kayak, tube or anything that floats (no motors). Registration takes place at the Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Put in is at Nansen Wayside.
Paddling is not mandatory to attend festivities at the Park, which take place from 1 to 5 p.m. and include lawn games, a beer tent, and food vendors. Amoskeag Beverages will offer Ale Tastings from 2-4 p.m., and A Shot of JD will provide live music from 3-5 p.m.
This year’s theme is “Pirate,” so dress yourself and your canoe, kayak, tube, etc. and win a prize for Best Use of Theme!
Join the Paddlemania Pirate Poker Run: Stop at designated points along the river to collect your poker chops. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Best Hands. And, a prize for Worst Hand, too!
*Poker Run participation not required to paddle the river.
* Paddlers have to arrange shuttling with their friends.
June 1, 2017
Drive in the ’50s!
Classic cars, hot rods and specialty vehicles will line downtown Berlin’s Main Street from 5-8 p.m. Stop by and check out the fabulous “oldies,” enjoy music throughout the downtown, nosh on a variety of foods as you stroll along, and give a big round of applause for the winners during the vehicle awards ceremony. The free event is rain or shine. www.androscogginvalleychamber.com
June 24, 2017
18th Annual Gerry Pomerleau ATV Ride
Be part of this 1-day only experience. Climb the Mt. Washington Auto Road with the NH ATV Club during the Gerry Pomerleau Memorial ATV Weekend. Views like you have never seen before…while riding your ATV / SxS to the top of Mt. Washington! Hosted by the NH ATV Club. New this year — this will be a Pre-Sale Only event. Tickets are available online at http://www.nhatv.com/
July 4th Weekend
4th of July Extravaganza in Gorham
Gorham rings in the holiday with New Hampshire’s longest 4th of July celebration, an event that spans four days. The celebration promises hours of fun, food, and merriment, including parades, music, amusements, and a classic car show, topped off with a fabulous fireworks display. http://www.gorhamnh.org
July 13, 2017
Paddle the mighty Androscoggin from Nansen Wayside to the Heritage Park in Berlin. Join us in the park for an evening of food, games & a cash bar. Paddling is not mandatory to attend festivities in the park. Fun on land & water!! A Source to the Sea Trek, sponsored by the Androscoggin Watershed Council. www.androscogginvalleychamber.com
August 4 & 5, 2017
Jericho ATV Festival Is All About The Mudd!
Spectators and ATVers get cranked over the endless opportunities to explore ATVing in every form at the Jericho ATV Festival Presented by Progressive. Mud races, demo rides, live music and delicious food are just some of the highlights of the 8th annual Festival at Jericho State Park in Berlin.
The Park itself has more than 80 miles of ATV trails, which connect with the more than 1,000 miles of interconnected Ride the Wilds OHRV trails throughout northern New Hampshire.
The Jericho ATV Festival is two days of absolute fun, including the infamous mud pit grudge runs, helicopter rides, demos of manufacturers’ new ATvs and SxS’s, a downtown block party, beer tent, torch lit ATV parade, poker run, ATV pulls, concert, lawn games and much, much more.
Festival goers will rock to the music of “Last Kid Picked” at the Heritage Park on Saturday, August 5, from 4-9 p.m.
And don’t forget the Mudd! With the Festival now in its 8th year, organizers have figured out the perfect formula and it’s going to be luscious, it’s going to be oozy, it’s going to be slimy, it’s going to be dirty, it’s going to be better than ever!! http://www.androscogginvalleychamber.com/jericho-atv-festival/
August 15, 2017
Pittsburg Old Home Day
Help Pittsburg celebrate Old Home Day. Events include an old-fashioned parade, with everything from antique cars, tractors, fire trucks and dump trucks to entertaining float designs. Vendors, crafters and food concessions are available throughout the day. Enter one of the contests and you might win a prize: photography, baking and flower arranging. Get your toes tapping with music from one of the bands and give the youngsters a big shout-out at the kids’ fishing derby. http://www.pittsburg-nh.com/living-in-pittsburg/events-activities/old-home-day
August 25-27, 2017
North Country Moose Festival
The 24th Annual Moose Festival celebrates northern New Hampshire’s largest creature with a family-centered country fair spread out over three days and encompassing the New Hampshire towns of Colebrook and Pittsburg, and its neighbor across the Connecticut River, Canaan, Vermont. A jam-packed schedule of entertainment — Moose Calling Contest, Moose Chili, Moose Cruise-In antique car show, craft fair, Bluegrass music, carriage rides, dog show, maple syrup-tasting contest and many family activities — guarantee fun for everyone. And, who knows? You might even see a moose or two moseying along the side of the road. http://www.chamberofthenorthcountry.com/moose-festival.html
August 31 – September 4, 2017
Bring the Family to the Lancaster Fair, An Old-Fashioned Country Fair!
For almost a century-and-a-half, the Lancaster Fair has been an end-of-summer tradition, with plenty of variety to keep everyone in the family entertained. Along with agricultural activities like horse shows, oxen pulls and sheep dog trials, the Lancaster Fair features a colorful midway with exciting rides, 4-H exhibits, musical entertainment, and exhibition halls filled with quilts, crafts, vegetables and flowers. Add in farm tractor and big rig truck pulls, pie eating contests, tantalizing fair food, and featured entertainment and it’s easy to see why this fair spans five days and dozens and dozens of events.
One low price includes one-day admission, midway rides and concert. There is plenty of parking and camping is available on site. www.lancasterfair.com