A weekend of colonial reenactment comes to the Auto Road
Friday, Saturday & Sunday – September 11, 12 & 13, 2020
This event features a colonial encampment of re-enactors representing the French and Indian War, Revolutionary War, and Mountain Man periods from 1750 through 1840. This gathering will take place in the fields at the base of the Mt. Washington Auto Road in beautiful Pinkham Notch in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Participants demonstrate the use of appropriate tools, clothing, and firearms from their respective time periods. This event is free and open to the general public with the hope that the education they receive here may spur them on to consider becoming a future participant.
Open to the public: Friday 10am – 4pm, Saturday from 10am – 5pm, & Sunday from 10am – 1pm.
Please, no dogs.
The Auto Road remains fully open during this event.
Activities will include:
- 1800 firearms/cannon display and competition
- Woods walk competition
- Tomahawk and knife throwing
- Cooking competition
- Weaving, basketmaking, quill work, candle dipping
- Gunsmithing, coppersmithing, blacksmithing
- Archery, wood carving, century games and more!
The Lancaster Fair proudly presents Lonestar — the featured entertainment on Saturday night, September 5, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10.
For more than 20 years Lonestar has logged countless miles touring throughout the world, released several Platinum-selling albums and ten No. 1 singles, earned ACM and CMA awards and inspired rave reviews as far away as London, where The Guardian proclaimed them exemplars of “country’s greatest strength: picture-painting, story-based, tear-your-heart-out lyrics that are the most direct and lucid in popular music.”
Yet all roads lead back to Nashville, where lead singer/guitarist Richie McDonald, lead guitarist/singer Michael Britt, keyboardist/guitarist/singer Dean Sams and drummer Keech Rainwater wrote and rehearsed songs for their tenth album, Never Enders, each one crafted impeccably yet as raw and soulful as all four members’ Texas honky-tonk roots.
Known for merging their country roots with strong melodies and rich vocals, Lonestar has amassed RIAA-certified sales in excess of ten million album units since their national launch in 1995, and achieved ten #1 country hits including “No News,” “Come Crying To Me,” and their crossover smash “Amazed” (which was also #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, the first record since 1983’s “Islands in the Stream”, to top both charts). The band’s awards include a 1999 ACM Single of The Year for “Amazed” (the song also won the Song of the Year award), and the 2001 CMA Vocal Group of the Year. With over a 100 dates worldwide per year, they are celebrating over 20 years together. Lonestar’s highly anticipated CD, Never Enders, features ten new original Lonestar songs that bring the band’s trademark sound into the contemporary arena.
Celebrate all things Moose at the annual North Country Moose Festival! Held annually the weekend before Labor Day, festivities include a moose calling contest, moose chili, live music, artisan & craft vendors, as well as family favorites like horse & wagon rides, a dog show, and maple syrup tasting contest – not to mention the classic car show!
This event is the North Country Chamber of Commerce’s premier fundraising event, drawing thousands each year. It provides a venue for residents, second homeowners and tourists alike to enjoy old-time family fun as well as showcase the many diverse talents and services that are located in the North Country.
Check back for the Schedule of Events!
The Moose Festival was voted the #1 Festival in NH in 2015!
New England’s Premier Mountain Bike Race Returns!
Registration for the Moat Mountain 24 Hours of Great Glen is SOLD OUT — but there is plenty of fun on tap for spectators!
For two decades, people from across the country traveled to the base of Mt. Washington in Pinkham Notch, NH, to participate in the 24 Hours of Great Glen (24HOGG) mountain bike race. The first of its kind in New England, the 24HOGG was based on the famed 24 Hours of Canaan in W. Virginia. On a specially designed course at Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center, the 24HOGG started with a modest 11 teams in 1995, and steadily grew with the last race featuring more than 180 teams and 500 participants.
After a 5-year hiatus, in 2020 we welcome back our mountain bike community that has been imploring Great Glen Trails Outdoor center to revive this beloved family-friendly event. With a theme of “Back to the Land of Oz,” based on the classic Wizard of Oz, 2020 will boast a celebration of mountain bike culture with camping and community, bike expo, friendly contests, costumes, music, and food trucks. Festivities also include the 24 Minutes of Great Glen for the kids which had over 80 participants in 2015.
From expert riders to amateur racers and newbies, the 24HOGG long attracted a broad range of competitors and 2020 will continue that tradition. Riders will spend 24 hours challenging the race course around Great Glen on both packed gravel carriage roads and merciless single track. Some tackle the course with teams of family and friends, some choose to challenge alone.
Join us as we journey back to OZ!
Be sure to follow the Moat Mountain 24 Hours of Great Glen on Facebook for race info, updates, and community!
Save the Date for the 11th Annual Jericho ATV Festival, two days of ATV fun – where it’s all about the MUD!
Each year, the Festival gets bigger and better! Rock around the clock! Rock around the mud! Rock around all the exciting fun like ATV pulls, mud pit competitions, demo rides from the major manufacturers, an obstacle course, poker run, concerts and much more.
More exciting events will be added soon, so stay tuned.
The Mt. Washington Auto Road opens early on two to three Sundays every summer, allowing guests to drive themselves to the summit of Mount Washington to view the sunrise from the highest peak in the Northeast.
Due to the popularity of these sunrise opportunities, we recommend not waiting until the last minute to arrive as you may spend time waiting at the Toll House due to traffic.
The State Park building on the summit will be open with limited food service on these mornings.
Rising Appalachia brings to the stage a collection of sounds, stories, and songs steeped in tradition and a devotion to world culture. Intertwining a deep reverence for folk music and a passion for justice, they have made it their life’s work to sing songs that speak to something ancient yet surging with relevance. Whether playing at Red Rocks or in rail cars, at Italian street fairs or to Bulgarian herbalists, this fiercely independent band has blazed a unique and colorful path across the globe. 11 years into their movement, Rising Appalachia believes that the roots of all these old songs are vital to our ever evolving soundscape.
Led by the collective voice of sisters Leah and Chloe, and joined by their beloved band – percussionist Biko Casini and bassist/guitarist David Brown – Rising Appalachia is a melting pot of folk music simplicity, textured songwriting, and those bloodline harmonies that only siblings can pull off. Listen for a tapestry of song, clawhammer banjo tunes, fiddle, double bass, acoustic guitar, djembe, barra, bodhran, spoken word, and a wealth of musical layering that will leave you called to action and lulled into rhythmic dance simultaneously. It is both genre bending and familiar at the same time. Proudly born and raised in the concrete jungle of Atlanta, Georgia, sharpening their instincts in the mountains of Appalachia, and fine tuning their soul on the streets of New Orleans they have crafted a 6-album career from the dusts of their passion.
200+ MINI Coopers gather annually to make their way to the summit of Mt. Washington.
You can be a part of this exciting MINI owners event! For more information, visit the Minis on Top website. Space is limited so purchase your ticket early.
Immerse yourself in extraordinary views of the Great Gulf Wilderness at the base of Mount Washington while you make your way through the beautiful trails at the Glen in a race that’s 100% New Hampshire.
10 mile (15k) course: Tackle single track, muddy bogs, carriage roads, and a river crossing in this course made up of three loops run in sequential order. Challenge yourself to run it as an individual, or run with a team of three (each to run one loop)! 10am mass start.
3 mile (5k) course: Run the first loop of the longer course to experience the ups and downs, twists and turns and single track in a bite-sized distance! For trail running novices and experienced runners alike. 10am mass start.
REGISTER TODAY: https://www.runreg.com/blackfly
Early morning tours to see this rare bird! May 31, June 6 and 9
Bicknell’s Thrush is an extremely rare species with very limited breeding grounds. It is the rarest and most secretive of the breeding thrushes in North America and it is the only bird whose breeding is restricted to the Northeastern part of the continent. They usually breed at higher elevations, normally nesting above 3,000 ft. The unique and harsh climate is just what the birds prefer due to the combination of low vegetation and abundant moisture. The Mt. Washington Auto Road offers you a rare opportunity to view these obscure birds.
Our Bicknell’s Thrush Guided Tours leave early in the morning before the Mt. Washington Auto Road opens to the general public to insure there is as little additional noise or disturbance as possible. Our success rate at hearing and seeing this elusive thrush is quite good, but with the species in decline due to wintering habitat losses, there can be no guarantee of sightings.
Tours depart from the base of the Auto Road at 6:00am and last approximately 2 hours.
Cost: $50 per person. Advanced reservations required.