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Long Trail Beer Dinner at the White Mountain Hotel

Join Long Trail Brewing Co. and the White Mountain Hotel on Thursday, July 27th at 5pm for a Long Trail Beer dinner. The dinner will feature the culinary wisdom and creativity of Executive Chef Christopher Nelson and the brewing expertise of Long Trail Brewing Co. The theme for this dinner is “A Journey through Vermont.”

The cost for the dinner is $49 per person and includes a deliciously crafted 4-course dinner paired with Long Trail Brews and a complimentary beer glass to take home after the event.

long trail brewing co.pngCocktails and Hords begin at 5pm and the dinner begins at 6pm with Long Trail Brewing Co. host Jerry Smoyer who will discuss the Long Trail Beer Co. and their brews.

To book your reservations, please call 800-533-6301. Space is limited, so book today! For more information on Valley events visit www.mtwashingtonvalley.org.


2017 Chili Cook-Off and Feelin’ Good 5K Race

Saturday, April 8th is the time to shake off the winter chills and join us for a fabulous foodie event to kick off our Spring season here in Mt Washington Valley! There will be plenty of chili and cornbread to keep you fueled for a day of fun, festivity, and a 5K race, plus North Conway Village shopping and the event’s  Red Hot Stops where you can find treats and shopping deals.

chili-5k-logoThis is the first year of the Feelin’ Good 5k Race through the White Mountain Milers. Burn some calories before indulging in chili and cornbread samples at the Cook-Off and explore beautiful North Conway Village by running or walking in the race! The race kicks off at Schouler Park in North Conway at 9:30am, where participants will race around the village and near Cranmore Mountain, finishing back at the park. Awards will be given to the top three overall runners and walkers.

The Feelin’ Good 5K is open for registration through White Mountain Milers and the RunReg website. The Race Fee is $35 per person and includes your entry to the Chili Cook-Off, access to the After Party at Abenaki Trail Restaurant, and store discounts at the Red Hot Stops.

Event Schedule:
  • 8:00AM – 5K Registration/Bib pick up
  • 9:15AM – 5K Registration tent is closed
  • 9:30AM- 5K Race begins
  • 10:45AM – Race Award Ceremony
  • 11:00AM – Chili Cook-Off Doors open 
  • 3:00 PM – Chili Cook-Off Ends
  • 4:00PM – Chili Cook-Off After Party & Award Ceremony


About the Annual Chili Cookoff

Hosted by the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce, the annual Chili Cook-off has featured the culinary creations of professional chefs, individuals, local organizations, and nonprofits for many years. What started with just a few vendors has now grown to more than 40 vendors. Hundreds of hungry chili fans will fill The Village of North Conway tasting the best of the Valley’s chili recipes.

The Many Ways to Enjoy the Day

chili-cookoffThere are so many ways to participate in the fun at the Annual Chili Cook-Off! Professional and non-professional chefs are welcome to register their team for their chance to win fabulous prizes and bragging rights. Chef registration is open and filling up fast! For more information, please review the 2017 Chili Cook-Off Chef Guidelines.

There are a variety of sponsorship opportunities available for businesses to promote their brand. Sponsorship packages vary in cost and exposure and there are packages available for nonprofits. For more information, please review the 2017 Chili Cook-Off Sponsorship Packages document or contact the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce.

chili-cookoff2In this event, ticket holders are judges, too! In purchasing tickets and sampling many delicious chili and cornbread recipes, ticket holders are in control of the “People’s Choice” vote. Ticket holders will receive three different colored tickets for use as ballots – one for Best Chili, one for Best Cornbread, and one for Best Display of Theme.

Event Tickets and More Information

Tickets for the Chili Cook-Off are $15 for adults and $7 for children, with free admission for children under 3. Interested parties may purchase Early Bird tickets by contacting the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce, and tickets will be available on the day of the event for the same prices at the ticket booth.

There are lodging package agreements available for interested lodging properties in the area as well. Contact the Chamber for more information.

For more information on the Chili Cook-Off, visit http://www.mtwashingtonvalley.org, call the Chamber at (877) 948-6867 or (603) 356-5701 or email Visitor Services at visitor@mtwashingtonvalley.org.


Klinker Brick Wine Dinner at the White Mountain Cider Company

The White Mountain Cider Company welcomes you to their Klinker Brick Wine Dinner on Wednesday, January 25th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. The event’s menu features wines from the Klinker Brick Winery, featuring owners Lori and Steve Felton. Treat a ‘special someone’ in your life with this opportunity to indulge in the delectable cuisine of the White Mountain Cider Company paired with the fine wines of the Klinker Brick Winery at the per person cost of $75 plus tax and service.


Wines and Menu Options Include:

Klinker Brick Rose
Tuna tartare, blue ginger aioli
Oysters on the half shell

Klinker Brick Cabernet
Porchetta, black currant & bacon compote
Local mushroom croquettes

Klinker Brick Zinfandel
House smoked duck pastrami
Kobe burger pops, tomato chutney

Klinker Brick Old Ghost
Lamb lollipop, star anise & beet compote
Sirloin, crispy potato, cherry chutney

Klinker Brick Farrah Syrah
Chocolate Plum Cake
Blue Cheese & Blackberry Tart

Please call (603)-383-9061 to make a reservation or for more information.  To learn more about Klinker Brick Winery, please visit http://www.klinkerbrickwinery.com.

Warm-up with the Chilly Chili Cookoff!

Do your taste-buds have what it takes to judge an award-winning chili? Join the more than forty Chilly Chili Cookoff chefs who are all vying for YOUR vote and enjoy a family-friendly day of foodie adventure!
Your Ticket to Foodie Fun…

Purchase your ticket and
guarantee your spot to…
  • Sample more than 40 varieties of chili, both meat and vegetarian, featuring unique ingredients such as specialty meats, chocolate, and secret blends of spices
  • Cornbread recipes 
  • Beer, mead and wine tastings 
  • Shopping specials 
  • Kid’s activities
  • Enjoy each competitor’s take on decorative booth displays
Held throughout

North Conway Village, NH.

People’s Choice Chefs will serve at the
Professional Chefs will serve at the Gibson Center.
Saturday, Feb. 28, 11-3:00pm
VIP after-party: 4:00pm


Book a vacation package and lodge locally for the weekendLodging packages include overnight stay(s), dining options, specials and more. 

VIP Ticket

Includes early admission, special pairings of mead and wine, gift bags and admission to the
VIP Awards Ceremony hosted by
Tickets are $35. 
Gift bags include the following:
General Admission 
Allows you to sample the chilis and cornbread, and vote for your favorite.
-Adults, $15
-Children under 12, $7


-Children 5 and under, FREE

Meet the chefs…

People’s Choice Chef’s
Sponsored by Eastern Propane

White Mt. Waldorf School
Vaughan Community School 

View all People’s Choice Chef’s here…


Professional Chefs
View all the Professional Chefs here…

North Conway Village Happenings

Rafferty’s Restaurant & Pub
Chili tasting and photos with Raff’s chili pepper mascot, Tuckerman Brewing Co. and Sam Adams  beer promo, Hornitos Margarita tasting & giveaways

Chili tasting. wine and cheese pairings 

VIP Ticket Holders  – receive a wine bottle opener

Hot cider and cheese pairing, cheese courtesy of Cabot Cheese


Complimentary Smuttynose beer tasting and chili sampling

“Chili-ing” and ice cream tasting

Meet the Professional Judges…

Keith Lemerise
Taste of the Seacoast
Chef Bryant Alden
Pres. American Culinary Federation 
Rev. M.G. Martell Spagnolo
Conway Village Congregational Church
Ann Bresnahan
Cert. BBQ Society judge
Chef Gary Sheldon
American Culinary Federation
Chef Len Martin
American Culinary Federation
Chef Matt Houghton
North Country Farmers Co-op
Matthew Nolan
Residence Inn 
Rob Levey
Portsmouth Herald 
Karla Kingsbury
Eastern Oil & Propane
Jean Kerr
Northeast Flavor
Louisa Gagnon
Northway Bank
We spoke with this year’s Professional Judges for what they’re looking for in the more than forty chilis entered in this year’s competition.
Good flavoring
Not too spicy or too bland
Not too think or too thin
Blend of spices 
How well do they season the meat
Is one more over-powering than the other 


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