Pumpkin People Winner’s Announced by Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce

Congratulations to the 2015 Overall Winner of the Return of the Pumpkin People. Five judges reviewed each property (properties who did not have their displays up by October 2nd – added day due to weather – were not eligible for a win) Unanimously agreed that Overall Winner is a tie between… drum roll please… the Christmas Farm Inn & Spa for their rendition of “It’s a Wonderful Life” and the Red Fox Bar & Grille for their rendition of “Monsters Inc.”!

These two amazing displays will share the cover of the 2016 Return of the Pumpkin People Map.

“People’s Choice” ballots are available and can be voted on through October 31 at Noon.

Click here for a list of all winners!



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Take on an exciting, escape room experience at Mystery NH this weekend.

Mystery NH is open this Columbus Day weekend (October 9 – 12) with two new escape rooms located at Settlers Green, Suite D-19 (in between Claire’s and Maidenform), in North Conway, NH.

Mystery NH is a fun and exciting, immersive, real-life escape room experience. With 60 minutes on the clock, you and your team must find clues, unlock items, work through puzzles and decrypt messages in order to solve the mystery and “escape” the room.

For more information on Mystery NH and to book an experience, visit mysterynh.com or email info@mysterynh.com, or call 603-730-5009.

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ENH Power presents an Energy Panel Oct. 29

With winter coming, electricity supply costs will be going up again beginning late 2015 through spring 2016, resulting in higher electricity bills for residents and small businesses. To help you learn why New England electricity costs are high and what you can do now to reduce your electricity bill, ENH Power has put together a panel of electricity-related experts.

Join us before the 2015 Annual Meeting
for the ENH Energy Panel

Thursday, October 29 from 1:00 pm to 2:45 pm
10th Mountain Room, Red Jacket Mountain View Resort

For more information!

For tickets and information on the 2015 Chamber Annual Meeting!



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Kennett High School Adult Education Programming for Fall 2015

Looking to hone your business skills or expand your creative horizons? Kennett High School is offering Adult Education classes. Click for the class schedule and registration information.

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Northeast Mountaineering announces 1st Annual Adventure Race

OCTOBER 24-25, 2015   
Looking for a thrilling adventure to test your physical capabilities?
Northeast Mountaineering announces the 1st annual Adventure Race to cap off the summer! Climb, Hike, Bushwhack, Paddle, Rappel, and Bike your way through the White Mountains of New Hampshire! This is the experience of a lifetime! Our two day adventure race begins at the Bunkhouse at Northeast Mountaineering where you will meet your guide and begin creating your strategy. Do you go light and fast, or heavy and well prepared for anything? Once the race begins, you will have to use all of your outdoor experience and knowledge to make it through the course to the end. You will spend the night outdoors at a designated camp site before beginning the second day of adventure. At the conclusion of the race, we will have a BBQ where prizes will be handed out. Prior hiking experience is required. Ages 18+. Must be in a excellent physical condition. No technical experience required. Must own or rent a bike

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Red Jacket Resorts & Kahuna Laguna Win Top Awards from USA Today, TripAdvisor and More

Red Jacket Resorts, a group of seven New England resorts owned and operated by The Davenport Companies of South Yarmouth, MA have recently accepted multiple awards for their resort properties on Cape Cod, MA and in North Conway, NH.

Kahuna Laguna, the 40,000 sq. ft. indoor water park located at the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort in NH, was voted one of the Top 10 Best Indoor Water Parks in the country through a 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest sponsored by USA TODAY. USA TODAY, the nation’s number one newspaper in print circulation with an average of more than 1.6 million daily, and USATODAY.com, an award-winning newspaper website, reach a combined 6.6 million readers daily. And 10Best.com provides users with original, unbiased, and experiential travel content of top attractions, things to see and do, and restaurants for top destinations in the U.S. and around the world.

Kahuna Laguna was also presented with the Travelers’ Choice Award, won by less than 1% of attractions each year, from TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site. The indoor water park was also awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, a prestigious award placing recipients in the top-performing 10% of all businesses worldwide.

TripAdvisor has also presented Certificates of Excellence to Red Jacket Beach Resort, Green Harbor Resort, Riviera Beach Resort and Blue Rock Resort, all of Cape Cod, MA in addition to Red Jacket Mountain View Resort of North Conway, NH.

In addition, Green Harbor Resort has been named a 2015 Family Vacation Critic Favorite. All hotels on Family Vacation Critic are great for families, but “Favorites” represent those that really go above and beyond. To achieve this status, the hotel must have received a rating of 4+ from the editorial staff and at least 75% of family reviewers must have recommended the hotel by giving a 4+ rating in their review.

According to Ken Smith, Executive Vice President of Red Jacket Resorts, “We are thrilled with the accolades received from USA Today, TripAdvisor and Family Vacation Critic. We look forward to continuing to offer fantastic resort experiences and exceptional service to all our guests.”

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Attitash Mountain Resort Hosts 18th Annual Oktoberfest Columbus Day Weekend

 Attitash Mountain Resort will host its 18th Annual Oktoberfest on Columbus Day weekend, October 10 and 11 at the Bear Peak base area. The two-day event will feature traditional Bavarian music from the world renowned King Ludwig’s Band, authentic German fare as well as a Biergarten featuring 19 different local and regional breweries serving a host of seasonal beers and ciders.

Oktoberfest, a family tradition at Attitash, features a wide variety of activities for kids and adults. Within the festival grounds children have their own Kinderplatz tent complete with arts & crafts, face painting and other mini-games organized by the Mount Washington Children’s Museum. Outside, youngsters will also find a giant inflatable obstacle course to play in.

For the adults, a staple of the Attitash Oktoberfest is the Samuel Adams Stein Hoist Competition. A competition of strength and concentration, participants over 21 years of age will attempt to hold a full beer stein with a straight arm parallel to the ground for as long as possible. Whoever can last the longest will win an overnight stay in Boston and a tour of the Samuel Adams Brewery. Rounding out the adult activities are the keg toss competition, corn hole boards, and slacklining.

Hours for Oktoberfest are Saturday, October 10, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, October 11, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to purchase in advance online at attitash.com to save on admission and reserve a commemorative mug complete with one drink. Admission at the door is $12 (age 21+, positive ID required), $7 (ages 6-20), and children 5 and under are free.

In addition to the Oktoberfest, the Bear Peak base lodge will be open for winter season pass sales. Monday, October 12 marks the final preseason deadline to purchase an Attitash/Wildcat season pass before prices go up to full price. There is no entrance fee for those wishing to just purchase or pick up their season pass.

For more information on Oktoberfest, to pre-purchase tickets online, or for season pass information visit attitash.com.

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