20th Annual Chili Challenge and Brews
Sep
29
12:00 PM12:00

20th Annual Chili Challenge and Brews

Area restaurants compete in Town Square for the title of the best chili around!  Admission fee covers generous samples of every chili and a ballot for voting from Noon-2:00pm.  Plus enjoy tastings of brews and a free outdoor concert from The Uncle Steve Band 12pm-3pm!

Tickets/Ballots will go on sale in Town Square starting at 11am. Sampling will start at 12pm.
Admission:
$7.50 for Adults
$5.00 for children 12 and under

12-3pm Craft Beer Sampling.

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Fall Foliage Celebration
Oct
6
to Oct 8

Fall Foliage Celebration

To complement the brilliant fall foliage, join us for a weekend of family fun, including free outdoor concerts, tent sales, ski swap, 5K road race, 1.6 K fun run, 10-mile trail race and additional activities such as kid’s games, pumpkin painting, and more!

Plus learn more about Phase II and all of our new winter developments from our Operations Crew, pick up your pass, and join in the festivities as we celebrate a successful summer. Time to gear up for winter!

Weekend Schedule: 

Friday 10/5   

12pm-6pm, Sport Thoma Tent Sale              

Saturday 10/6

9am-4pm, Touch a Snow Cat. One Antique and one new Snow Cat, and a variety of snow guns will be on display.
9am-5pm, BBTS Ski & Snowboard Swap
9am-6pm, Sport Thoma Sale
9am-5pm, Bike Rentals Open
8:30am-10:30am, Meet and Greet with the Valley Snow Dogz
10am-4pm, Boat Rentals Open
10am-2pm, Resort Board Obstacle Course. Located on Field behind Ice Arena $5 perperson.
11am-2pm, BBQ in Town Square
11am-5pm, Season Pass Deadline Sale-Passes on sale in Town Square      
12pm-4pm, Beer Sampling with Harpoon
12pm-3pm, Live Music in the Gazebo by Mica's Groove Train
3pm, Green Peak Hike with Tim Smith- Meet in Courtyard at Resort

Sunday 10/7

9am-4pm, Touch a Snow Cat. One Antique and one new Snow Cat, and a variety of snow guns will be on display.                      
9am-4pm, BBTS Ski & Snowboard Swap
9am-6pm, Sport Thoma Tent Sale
8am-9am, Race Registration
8am-5pm, Bike Rentals Open
10am-4pm, Boat Rentals Open
9:30am-11pm, Fall Foliage 5K and 10 mile trail runs start
10am-2pm, Resort Board Obstacle Course. Located on Field behind Ice Arena $5 perperson.
10:20am-11am, Family 1.6K Fun run starts             
11am-5pm, Season Pass Deadline Sale- Passes on sale in Town Square     
11am-2pm, BBQ in Town Square
11:00-1pm, Face Painting in Town Square- FREE         
12pm, Race Awards in Town Square
12pm-4pm, Beer Sampling with Harpoon Brewery
1pm-4pm, Live music in the Gazebo by Rhythm Method
1pm-3:30pm, Pumpkin Painting in Town Square ($5 per pumpkin) (Limited quantities, first come first serve)

Monday 10/8

9am-2pm, Sport Thoma Tent Sale
10am-11am, Squam Lakes Science Center Live Animal Show
9am-5pm, Bike Rentals Open
10am-4pm, Boat Rentals Open  

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Valley Halloween Celebration
Oct
26
to Oct 27

Valley Halloween Celebration

Waterville Valley's pedestrian village is perfect for Trick-or-Treating at the lodges & Town Square!
Friday, 10/26

PUMPKIN CARVING & PIZZA PARTY

WV Recreation Dept.

6:00-8:00pm - All ages, $10 per family

A great family night out of pumpkin carving and decorating. We have all the supplies you need as well as pumpkins for sale (limited quantity available) or BYOP! Pizza and other fall treats will be served.

Saturday, 10/27

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR:

WV Recreation Department
4:00pm - Register/Check-in ($5 per child), Games, Snacks
4:30pm - Costume Contest
5:00pm - Trick-or-Treating Parade to Lodges* (Ages 9 & under must be accompanied by an adult)

*Buses will only be running if there is inclement weather!
Please dress accordingly!

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REI Outessa
Sep
13
to Sep 16

REI Outessa

Remarkable beauty, fun-filled adventures, newfound friendships. They’re all in large supply in this charming New England town where you’ll spend three amazing days among the fall foliage of the White Mountain National Forest.

Along with a plethora of trails and streams to stomp around in, you’ll choose from an all-included variety of activities and experiences from biking, paddling, rock climbing and more, to classes and workshops that teach you everything from outdoor skills to inner wellness. We bring the gear and the good vibes, you bring your sense of adventure. And we also bring locally inspired food and beverages that start Friday at breakfast through Sunday at lunch along with a killer welcome bag filled with loads of goodies from our premier partners. Yep, all included, too.

Click HERE to Register.

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End of Summer Bash!
Sep
2
9:30 AM09:30

End of Summer Bash!

Help us send summer out with a bang (literally), and ring in our colorful fall season in Waterville Valley! The day will include free outdoor concerts, beach games, and fireworks over Corcoran Pond!

9:30-11:30pm- Complimentary Face Painting

12:00-3:00pm  Live Music w/ Ted & Rosemarie

5:00- Annual Rubber Duck Race

5:30-8:30pm  Live Music w/ The 603's

8:30pm- Fireworks over Corcoran Pond!

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Animal Encounter Series
Aug
19
10:00 AM10:00

Animal Encounter Series

Join the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Town Square under the tent for live animal presentations led by expert naturalists.  On Sundays (and select Mondays) this summer, beginning at 10am native wildlife ambassadors will inform and inspire children, adults, and families alike.

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Denali Challenge
Aug
10
to Aug 12

Denali Challenge

Within the mountains that surround Waterville Valley exist a number of New England's highest peaks. The Denali Challenge is to hike five of these peaks in one weekend. The ultimate challenge is to hike the five peaks equaling 20,000 feet (Denali is at 20,328') claiming the title "Alive after five". This year, hikers will be able to choose from a number of different peaks for the five mountains they will climb. Participation in the weekend is free and everyone is welcome. Whether you're an experienced hiker looking to master all five peaks, or just looking to join the fun, there is something to fit all abilities and ages. Pre-registration is recommended but not required. Please e-mail jcobbett@waterville.com to pre-register. 

Hike any five of the following peaks to achieve 20,000’ (or a sixth peak if elevation is needed).
Peaks (Elevation)
Tecumseh (4003)
Welch (2605)
Dickey (2734)
Snow’s (2800)
North Peak Tripyramid (4180)
Middle Peak Tripyramid (4140)
South Peak Tripyramid (4100)
Mt. Osceola (4340)
Mt. Osceola East (4156)
The Scaur (2200)
Goodrich Rock (2200)
Noon Peak (2976)
Jennings Peak (3460)

WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Friday
Hikes can be done on Saturday and Sunday, but hikers can choose to get one of the mountains out of the way on Friday. We do encourage a warm up hike on Friday to one of the many scenic outlooks in Waterville Valley.

Friday Night
Registration is from 6-8PM in the Town Square next to the info booth. Hikers will receive a welcome goody bag and hiker card.

Saturday
10am Family Hike to Cascades-meet at the Info Booth in Town Square. Transportation is provided. Hikers bag 2 or 3 peaks.

Sunday
10am Family Hike to Goodrich Rock-meet at the Info Booth in Town Square. Transportation is provided.

Hikers finish 5 peaks and turn in finished cards at the Info Booth in Town Square.

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Animal Encounter Series
Aug
5
10:00 AM10:00

Animal Encounter Series

Join the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Town Square under the tent for live animal presentations led by expert naturalists.  On Sundays (and select Mondays) this summer, beginning at 10am native wildlife ambassadors will inform and inspire children, adults, and families alike.

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Ugotta Regatta with Live Music
Aug
4
9:30 AM09:30

Ugotta Regatta with Live Music

The free canoe, kayak and paddle boat races will be held at a five-acre lake, next to Town Square.

9:30-11:00a.m. Boat Building class with free supplies provided for the onsite boat-building workshop at the Corcoran Pond beach.  All boats must be made of tape and cardboard.

11:00 a.m. Boat “Oughtta Float” contest

11:30 a.m. Kayak and canoe boat races will happen immediately following the boat contest.  

12:00-4:00 p.m. Craft Brew Sampling hosted by Amoskeag Beverages

12:00-3:00 p.m. Live Music from Family Affair

1:00-3:00 p.m. Join us on the beach for some classic water games and water fun with our new Aqua Lily Pads!

6:00-9:00 p.m. Live Music from the Amanda McCarthy Trio

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19th Annual Chocolate Fest & Live Music
Jul
28
6:00 PM18:00

19th Annual Chocolate Fest & Live Music

It is everything you have ever wanted.  Enjoy an evening of chocolate temptations in Town Square accompanied by a free outdoor concert as the sun sets!  Pack a picnic or just bring a bottle of your favorite red or white libation and enjoy an indulgent evening in the square, on a blanket, or with your toes in the sand!

 

Event Schedule:

6:00 - 9:00pm           Live Entertainment with The Chris White Band
6:00 - 7:00pm           ‘Name that Candy Bar’ Contest in Town Square
6:00 - 8:30pm           Chocolate Treats sold by the piece (cash only) (rain location under tent)
6:00-  8:30pm           Craft Beer Sampling- Hosted by Amoskeag Beverages

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Artisan Fair and Live Music
Jul
14
10:00 AM10:00

Artisan Fair and Live Music

Artisans set up in street-fair style in Town Square. Support local businesses and artists while enjoying live music and everything else Town Square has to offer, including biking, boating, fishing, swimming, dining, shopping, ice cream, and more!

12-3pm Live Music
12-4pm  Craft Beer Sampling 
6-9pm  Live Music

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