Calendar of Events
ARTS & MUSIC PROGRAMS
Concerts on the Common
SPRING OUTDOOR EVENTS
March & AprilSee Ski Area Events
The New Hampshire Maple Experience
- Bethlehem, NH. Last 3 weekends in March and the 1st weekend in April, visitors can help tap a tree, take a horse drawn ride, attend a chef demo, visit the sugar house and sample maple syrup, pickles and donuts.
- Pinkham Notch, NH - A five stage race that is inspired by the big bowl of snow that collects in Tuckerman Ravine on Mt. Washington all winter long. Run, bicycle, kayak, hike, and ski down Tuckerman Ravine. Contact
Alton Weagle Day - Alton Weagle had a passion for Mt. Washington. To show his passion, he climbed the Mt. Washington Auto Road in a number of unique ways: by car, on foot, walking backwards, blindfolded and finally pushing a wheelbarrow full of sugar…just to name a few. This day honors his spirit and anyone who has a first ascent idea could get invited.
Redneck ATV Poker Run - Get your BEST redneck on! Dress yourself and your ATV to win prizes and much more!! Poker Run includes Jericho State Park and businesses in the Berlin/Gorham area. For benefit of the park.
SUMMER OUTDOOR EVENTS
Farmers Markets and Flea Markets
Farmers Markets on the Gorham Town Common - Local people with local goods! Vendors set up every Thursday through September operated by WREN and the Gorham Parks & Recreation Dept.
Farmers Markets in Bethlehem Town Common - Support local farmers and artisans and visit a relaxed, outdoor venue. Locally grown and produced vegetables, meat, baked goods, jewelry, fiber goods, goat milk soap, and much more! Open every Saturday, 10am-2pm, from June to September, 2011 Main Street (Rte. 302)in front of the WREN Local Works Store.
Littleton Farmers' Market - connecting local people with local goods! Find us on Riverglen Lane in the Littleton Senior Center parking lot, in Littleton, New Hampshire. We guarantee you'll enjoy all the fresh local fruits and vegetables, pasture-raised pork, beef, and chicken, goat cheeses, breads, gluten-free goodies, NH and VT maple products, prepared foods, and crafts! You'll find us every Sunday from June to October, from 10 am to 1 pm!!
Flea Markets on the Gorham Town Common - Vendors set up every other Sunday through September sponsored by Androscoggin Valley Chamber of Commerce.
June thru August
Sunrise Drives up Mt. Washington Auto Road - The Auto Road opens at 3:30 am for cars to drive themselves to the summit of Mt. Washington. Experience the brilliant colors, crisp mountain air and maybe even a view of the sun coming up over the Atlantic Ocean.
Lost River Gorge Guided Evening Lantern Tours - Wednesdays and weekends throughout the summer.Explore Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves at night by the light of lanterns and headlamps. These guided evening tours begin at dusk, take about 1 ½ hours, and are followed by a special treat – s’mores around the campfire.
Fields of Lupine Festival - The communities of Franconia, Easton, Sugar Hill, Bethlehem, Bretton Woods, Littleton, Lisbon, Lincoln, North Woodstock, Whitefield and beyond, join together to celebrate the annual blooming of the wild lupine. Special events, retailers and restaurants offer promotions, discounts, entertainment, and refreshments, museums and historic inns offer tours, there is an open-air market on Main Street Sugar Hill and other locations.
Bicknell's Thrush Tours at Mt. Washington Auto Road - Bicknell’s Thrush 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, at higher elevations, normally nesting above 3,000 ft..
Northeast Delta Dental Road Race - Mt. Washington Auto Road. This historic all-uphill run draws thousands of runners from across New England, throughout the U.S., and from countries as close as Canada and as far away as Kenya, to make the grueling climb to the summit of the highest peak in the Northeast.
Annual Bretton Woods Memorial Golf TournamentThis 18-hole Golf Scramble Tournament benefits the “Say Goodnight to Hunger” campaign. Started in 2016, when the Omni Mount Washington Family came together to remember a dear friend, this tournament has grown into a large scale community fundraiser that attracts golf enthusiasts from all across the North Country. Register as an individual or as a four person team.
Annual Littleton Chamber Golf Tournament - Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon complete with golf, networking, special contests, and great food. Teams of four and individual golfers are welcome to participate! 1:00pm Shotgun start!
Official Pollyanna Glad DayLittleton Public Library, Main Street, Historic Downtown Littleton. A jubilant bronze sculpture of Pollyanna tributes hometown author, Eleanor H. Porter (1868 – 1920) a Littleton resident best remembered as the creator of the world's most optimistic character, Pollyanna in 1913. Ceremony, music, Signature Honoree Award, and a Pollyanna-themed Walking Tour, etc.Official Paddlemania
Paddle the mighty Androscoggin River and have fun all day! Live Music, Pirate Poker Run, Lawn Games, Beer Tent, Ale Tasting, Food Vendors and Food for Purchase.Gerry Pomerleau Memorial ATV Ride up Mt. Washington Auto Road
Gerry Pomerleau was a retired fireman, from Dracut, Massachusetts. He joined the NH ATV Club in 1999, and soon became a director, he was the founder of this ride. The Road is open for ATVs and UTVs ONLY 8:00am - 6:00pm
JULYGorham’s Annual Five Day July 4th Celebration
- On the Town Common: Carnival, Concerts, Duck Race on the Androscoggin, Flea Market & other vendors, Chowder Cook-off, Dessert Cook-off, Horseshoes, Walk/Run Race, Bobo the Clown, Classic Car Parade and Show, Main Street Parades & Fireworks!Bretton Woods Independence Day Celebration
Family fun, music and fireworks at the ski area!Old Home Day
Franconia, Easton & Sugar Hill 4th of July Celebration. Parade on Main Street, browse through the flea market tables, Rubber Duck Race along the scenic Gale River. Listen to music outdoors, under the stars. Fireworks display and parade.Subaru Mt. Washington Hillclimb
One of the oldest motorsports events in the United States, the Climb to the Clouds was first run in 1904 and returns on July 10-12, 2020.Annual Handcrafted in NH Festival
Mount Washington Cog Railway partners with premier NH organizations to celebrate the state's innovation and finest handmade craft and products by artisans at the juried Annual Handcrafted in NH Fest. League of NH Craftsmen, New Hampshire Made, and WREN artisans showcase specialty food and skin care products, jewelry, glass, wood products, pottery and more.Seek the Peak
The largest annual fundraiser of the nonprofit Mount Washington Observatory, they invite you to participate and to Seek YOUR Peak... While many hikers will choose the challenge of summiting Mount Washington, others will opt for alternative mountain treks, a short "nature hike" or even participate as a "virtual hiker."
JULY & AUGUSTWednesdays at Wildcat Mountain
- Explore Wildcat Mountain with a Tin Mountain Conservation Center naturalist learning about the diverse ecology of Pinkham Notch in the White Mountain National Forest. Trips include Pond Full of Fun, Alpine Discovery/Gondola Skyride to the Summit and The Way of the Wildcat Trail to Thompson Brook Falls.
AUGUSTJericho ATV Festival
Milan, NH, 8AM – 4PM, Poker Run, Mud Pit Grudge Runs, Demo Rides, Can Am, Arctic Cat Wildcat, Obstacle Courses, Elimination Heats, Prizes, After-Market Vendors, Food Vendors, Music, Downtown Berlin Main Street Block Party, Friday 4PM-9PM live band, beer garden, giveaways!Adaptive Sports Partners Sunrise Ascent
A fundraiser for the Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country. At sunrise, teams ascends the Mount Washington Auto Road, determined to reach the 6,288-foot summit of Mount Washington. Each team includes an adaptive athlete and a team of “mules” who helps the athlete up the 8 miles to the summit, as needed.North Country Moose Festival
Colebrook, NH. Each year, the weekend before Labor Day in August - a series of events, full of fun, showcasing all the great things the North Country has to offer. Come enjoy a street festival, country fair with family entertainment, a classic car show, contests and activities for all ages in a most peaceful and beautiful destination.Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb
8:50AM - 1PM - Attracting cyclists from all over the globe - The Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb and Newton’s Revenge are known as the toughest hillclimbs in the world at 7.6 miles in length, has an average grade of 12% with extended sections of 18% and the last 50 yards is an amazing 22%!
FALL OUTDOOR EVENTS
Lancaster Fair - Rts. 2 & 3, Lancaster, NH. This Labor Day weekend extravaganza spotlights agriculture activities, a large Midway, 4-H exhibits, professional musical entertainment, motorized competitions, and the ever-popular Demolition Derby. Enjoy a real old-fashioned country fair!
Muster in the Mountains A colonial encampment of reenactors representing the French and Indian War, Revolutionary War, and Mountain Man periods from 1750 through 1840. This gathering takes place in the fields at the base of the Mt. Washington Auto Road. Participantsl demonstrate the use of appropriate tools, clothing, and firearms from their respective time periods.
Wingzilla & Luau ATV Poker Run WINGZILLA is a Barbecue Chicken Wing Cook-Off Competition and eating contest. “Luck of the Draw” is a Horse Shoe Tournament. Cash Prizes. Local Firefighters sponsor a Luau ATV Poker Run, so wear a Hawaiian shirt and decorate your ATVs with leis and flowers and you can win a prize. All proceeds from the Poker Run go to Operation Warm (new coats for kids).