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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.



Settlers Green offers special shopping event with “Friday Night Lights”

January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26
Shop on Friday evenings for exclusive offers available by download. Plus, visit Customer Service for a voucher for a free hot drink at Brandli’s Pizza Grille or White Mountain Cupcakery.


Plaid is the New Black on Friday, November 27

White Birch Books see a Black Friday and we want it to turn Plaid! Friday, Nov. 27 is the biggest shopping day of the year. Corporate retailers have dubbed it Black Friday, but we encourage you to think outside the big box and make it a Plaid Friday, a way of celebrating independents. Stop by White Birch Books in North Conway Village on Friday, November 27th and notice what plaid we are wearing for a discount or better yet, wear your own plaid and receive an even bigger discount!

The name Plaid Friday celebrates the diversity and creativity of independent businesses. You can join in the fun by wearing plaid while shopping at participating retailers on November 27.

White Birch Books is located in North Conway Village just south of the park, across from TD Banknorth. For more details about Plaid Friday, call White Birch Books at 356-3200. You can also visit their website at http://www.whitebirchbooks.com or at facebook.com/whitebirchbooks.

Settlers Green announces two Bring a Friend Shopping Events

Two weekends of Bring A Friend Shopping events this year! Mark you calendar for November 6-8 and 13-15.

The traditional 2000 shopping bag will be November 7. Raffles, giveaways, special offers, entertainment and more!

More being planned daily, check often:

It’s My Girlfriend’s Consignment Boutique looking for your fall clothing

It’s coming….Fall that is!

So go through your closets, storage bins and all your Fall clothing! You must have things you won’t wear or want anymore! We are taking appointments for Fall , now through the end of October! We are booking up fast, so call soon! We are open everyday, 10-5 !
Remember, everything should be current clothing from the last couple of years! Clean and on hangers (we give you back your hangers, but it makes the process go faster)! Have your paperwork filled out too! Thanks, and hope to see you soon!

It’s My Girlfriend’s Consignment Boutique

Annual Book & Art Sale

The North Conway Public Library invites artists and crafters to participate in its Annual Book & Art Sale on Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12, 2015 on the library’s lawn, 2719 White Mountain Highway, North Conway.

The two-day craft fair is part of the library’s gigantic annual book sale. Hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on both days. Take advantage of this already successful event that draws in a lot of visitors and display & sell your own art.

All are welcome to display their creations including painters, photographers, jewelry makers, potters and sculptors as well as handcrafters. Exhibitors need to bring their own tables and/or tents.

Space is limited so please register early for the best spots. You can sign up for the whole weekend or for a single day only. Registration is $50 if payment received before June 30 and $60 thereafter for both days. Single-day participation is $40 only.

Registration forms are available for pick up at the library in North Conway Village or can be downloaded at http://www.NorthConwayLibrary.com. Call the library at (603) 356-2961 for more information.

Itinerary:  Couples Capers in Mt Washington Valley

Enjoy the outdoors?  Exploring the food scene in new places?  How about thinking of a place to get engaged or married?  Or maybe a you’re just looking for a great spot for a celebration vacation or romantic getaway. We’ve got you covered in Mt Washington Valley. Surrounded by the 660,000 acre White Mountain National Forest and filled with farms, locally-owned and oriented eateries and microbreweries, you can’t help but find romance in our corner of New Hampshire no matter what kinds of recreation you enjoy.  Choose from more than 50 cozy, luxurious and romantic inns and B&Bs or dozens of hotels, condos, vacation rentals or resorts.  From A to Z, and attractions to ziplines, a tasty time, thrills and spills and scenic beauty will surround you.  Keep reading for a four-day-by-day itinerary, perfect for the couple with a sense of adventure or in need of some romantic R&R.

Your four day Mt Washington romantic itinerary starts with finding the perfect accommodations.  Begin by searching Where To Stay on www.Mtwashingtonvalley.orgClick here to access the Advanced Search function then stipulate all the amenities you might want – from pools to pool tables, and Jacuzzis to spas and firepits, simply click the amenities you want included in your New Hampshire romantic getaway, and then choose from a list of possibilities.  We suggest you make your reservations first to insure the perfect accommodations for your romantic getaway before continuing with the planning.

Day 1:  Hiking in the White Mountain National Forest

Awake and enjoy a lovely breakfast at your inn, B&B or resort.  Or, explore the restaurants and coffee houses in Mt Washington Valley.  A few options for breakfast include Priscilla’s Country Kitchen, Bagels Plus, or Big Dave’s Bagels and Deli  where breakfast is served all day!  You can pick up lunch to take with you too at these restaurants.

Spend the day exploring the White Mountain National Forest.  For a complete list of great hikes in the area, click here.  If biking is more your idea of fun together, click here for a list of scenic bike rides throughout Mt Washington Valley.

Late afternoon:  In need of a pick-me-up?  How about a hot or iced coffee at one of Mt Washington Valley’s coffee houses?  Stop into The Met Coffee House or Frontside Grind in North Conway,  J-Town Deli in Jackson or The Local Grocer in Intervale for a fabulous homemade pastry or cupcake and a cuppa Joe.

Dinner:  There are so many options to choose from!  If it’s a Tuesday, try Max’s Restaurant at Snowvillage Inn where locals are treated to a specially planned and price meal.  Hint:  On Tuesdays everyone’s a local at Max’s Restaurant.  Also in Eaton, the Palmer House Pub at the Inn at Crystal Lake is a great option.  And for fresh and local, fine dining or casual (you’ll find both here), try the Oxford House in Fryeburg.

Day 2:  Shopping Day

Everyone loves to shop while on vacation.  What makes it even better in Mt Washington Valley is that shopping at the region’s 200 outlets, shops, boutiques and stores is also tax-free.

Start the day in North Conway Village, visiting the independently owned specialty shops in the village and the Shops at Norcross Circle and Eastern Slope Inn Plaza.  Don’t miss Zeb’s General Store, home to the largest collection of New England-made specialty foods in the country and the  Handcrafters Barn for New-England made goods and Skinny towels and washcloths.  You’ll also want to be sure to visit The Penguin Gallery of NH for jewelry, gifts and home goods, Spruce Hurricane for unique women’s apparel and the coolest collection of boots, Beggar’s Pouch Leather for hand-made leather goods, Fields of Ambrosia or Funky Bubble for soaps, lotions and potions and Soy Fire Candle for unusual gifts.  For sporting goods try Olympia Sports, Stan and Dans, Bob & Terry’s Sports Outlet or Red Jersey Cycleryfor bikes and accessories.

From there, you may want to visit Settlers’ Green Outlet Village and Settlers’ Crossing where you’ll find more than 60 brand-name manufacturers outlets.  Whether you’re looking for back-to-school options for the kids, sports equipment, fine china, jewelry, home goods, specialty foods or men’s and women’s apparel, you’ll find it here.

Afternoon pick-me-up:  After an aerobic day of shopping, stop in to The White Mountain Cupcakery either in their Settlers’ Green or their North Conway Village location, or cool off with an ice cream cone at Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop, or Spoons Ice Cream Parlor at Horsefeathers.  There’s also Gelato at The Met Coffee Shop.

Dinner:  For a special Farm-To-Table dinner featuring the freshest of local ingredients, click here for a list of restaurants that classify themselves as “farm-to-table”.

Day 3: Ziplining

There are plenty of options when it comes to ziplining in Mt Washington Valley.  Choose from any of these part-day zipline tours.

Attitash Mountain Resort, Bartlett, NH: Fly high on the new Attitash ZipTour above the tree canopy from the summit of Bear Peak over to mid-mountain of Attitash and from there to the base of Attitash. This two hour ride reaches heights of 250 feet above the ground.  Reservations required. 603-374-2665 or 800-223-7669 or online atwww.attitash.com.

Bretton Woods Canopy Tour, Bretton Woods, NH: Situated high on the slopes of Bretton Woods and descending over 1000 feet of elevation, the 3-hour tour takes nature-lovers and thrill-seekers across a series of tree-top zip lines through a network of platforms high in the ancient hemlocks. Reservations required.  Call (603) 278-4ZIP (4947) or reserve online here.

Cranmore Mountain Resort , North Conway, NH: This thrill ride lets you experience the sensation of flying, while accelerating 700 feet down the mountainside on a suspended cable. Great for couples, you can even share the fun with your partner on the comfortable side-by-side seats. It’s one of the many rides available at the Cranmore Adventure Park.  Info and video, click here.

Monkey Trunks High Ropes Adventure and Zipline, Chocorua, NH: Participants begin with ground school and receive a safety instruction on how to navigate through the course. They then move on to the Green course to demonstrate they have the ability to properly use their equipment. After completing these two stages, participants will progress through the levels of the courses in order of Blue, Silver, Red and Black – each level becomes progressively more challenging. The course features eight ziplines over and through the trees, challenges that include swinging beams, tightropes, rolling logs, hanging tires, cargo nets and more.  All activities are as low as 10 feet and as high as 55 feet off the ground.  Reserve tickets online.  Click here.

Wildcat Mountain’s Ziprider, Pinkham Notch, NH: Mt Washington Valley’s only ZipRider is now twice the capacity and even more vertical fun with a total of 4 zip line cables. The Wildcat Mountain ZipRider descends 2,100 feet over the trails, treetops and the Peabody River to a landing platform located a short distance from the Main Base Lodge. Riders travel on cables suspended at heights up to 70 feet on a 12 percent grade, and reach speeds up to 45 miles per hour. Add a ride on the Wildcat gondola afterward and a picnic at the top for a truly romantic couple’s day in the mountains.  Info: Click here.

Dinner:  Choose from any of the independently owned and operated Valley Originals restaurants.

Day 4:  Nature at its best

Finish your romantic getaway with a nature adventure.  Hand and camera-in-hand, enjoy a self-guided waterfall tour.  Mt Washington Valley abounds with gorgeous waterfalls, many of which are accessible or just a short hike from where you’ll park.  Click here for a list of all the scenic waterfalls in Mt Washington Valley and then set out on your own self-guided tour.  There’s nothing better than cooling off beneath the gentle falls along a cool mountain river at Jackson Falls or hiking in on a full-moon night for a little private skinny dipping in Diana’s Baths.

Dinner:  Consider the prix-fixed multi-course dinner at the Notchland Inn, served every night at 7:00pm or diner at the four-diamond Wentworth Inn.  Reservations required.  Any of the fine dining options in Mt Washington Valley make a great choice for the perfect romantic evening to end your couples getaway in Mt Washington Valley.

Another option for a wonderfully fun dinner is to dine aboard the Conway Scenic Railroad.  The dinner train combines a scenic trip with a nostalgic dining car experience and delicious food.

If you’d rather grab a take-out or quick dinner, then catch a guided moose tour, plan to do so in the evening.  Moose tours capture these fabulous creatures when they come out to feed at night.  Simply click here for all the options for guided moose tours in Mt Washington Valley.

For all the information you need to plan your romantic getaway to Mt Washington Valley, visitwww.mtwashingtonvalley.org or call a vacation concierge at 800-DO-SEE-NH (800-367-3364) for great advice and ideas.  If you’re planning a larger New Hampshire getaway, visit www.VisitNH.gov.

North Conway Music Center To Hold Free Guitar Stringing Event




D’addario and North Conway Music team up to restring local guitars for free.
North Conway Music Center and renowned string manufacturer D’Addario have joined forces to give away up to 40 sets of their high end NYXL guitar strings during this local, free restringing event.
The restringing event will be held on Saturday, June 20th from Noon to 3PM at their North Conway Location in the Red Barn Center and is open to everyone.
Up to 40 lucky guitar owners will get a new set of NYXL guitars strings set up on their guitars on the spot by North Conway Music’s luthier (guitar maker/repair tech) Ian Bird. 20 electric guitar sets, and 20 acoustic guitar sets will be available.
Manager John Cotter said “This free giveaway is a great thing for local guitar players. The new D’Addario NYXL strings are very popular and sound fantastic. And who doesn’t like free?”
Additional giveaways will go on at random throughout the day including some sweet Planet Waves products.
More info on the strings is available at http://www.nyxlstory.com. Information about North Conway Music Center can be found at http://www.northconwaymusic.com
About North Conway Music Center

North Conway Music Center is an award winning full service music center offering lessons, repairs, rentals, instruments and accessories of all kinds. Open 7 days a week, and staffed by friendly, knowledgable folks who welcome musicians and non-musicians alike to come, browse and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.


Don’t Be Afraid to Groove!


Don’t Be Afraid to Groove!
with Bassist James Holzrichter
A Workshop in Music Philosophy and Bass Guitar Technique
at The Music Academy at North Conway Music Center
Saturday June 20th, 8:00 to 9:00PM
James will demonstrate and discuss the why and how
of the elements of superior bass technique and holding
down the low end in a successful performance.
You may bring an instrument or not. For both bass and non-bass players.
No expectations of anything other than learning, sharing and fun!
Cost is by Donation
For more info, contact us at North Conway Music (603) 356-3562.
Don’t Be Afraid To Groove Bass Clinic
Saturday, June 20th, 2015
8PM to 9PM
(603) 356-3562
1976 White Mountain Highway
North Conway, NH 03860
Next to Sea Dog Brewery in the Red Barn Plaza

Settlers’ Green Teams Up With Conway Magic 104 For A Chance To See Taylor Swift This Summer


Settlers’ Green is psyched to announce a radio campaign on Conway Magic 104.5 with giveaways every time a Taylor Swift song plays. The campaign starts Wednesday, June 3, and leads up to the Summer Solstice Sizzle event  taking place at Settlers’ Green Outlet Village on Saturday, June 20, where shoppers will have a chance to enter to win a pair of tickets to see Taylor Swift live, in concert this summer.

Tune in to the airwaves on Magic 104.5 starting Wednesday, June 3, and listen for the hits “Shake It Off,” “Style,” or “Blank Space.” Listeners will have the chance to win a $10 Settlers’ Green gift certificate when “Style” plays, a free milkshake at Kaity’s Big Chill when “Shake It Off” plays, and a $10 Starbucks gift card when “Blank Space” plays. In addition, Magic 104 will be giving away a Magic 104 Prize Pack every time Swift’s new hit, “Bad Blood,” plays.

“We acquired tickets to Taylor Swift to give away as part of our ‘250 Days of Happy’ campaign,” said Laura Tuveson, marketing and events assistant at Settlers’ Green whose been surprising the community all year long with these “happy” giveaways. “Come June 20, we’ll hopefully have one very happy kid from the North Conway area going to the concert along with a very brave parent.”

Radio winners will be entered automatically into the drawing for the concert tickets. The only other way to enter to win the concert tickets is to be at Settlers’ Green on Saturday, June 20 at the Summer Solstice Sizzle event taking place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“Parents, you’ve been warned,” said Tuveson. “We hope to get a great crowd for the Summer Solstice Sizzle and we will announce the ticket winner live, on-air at approximately 1:45 p.m. on Magic 104.5 at the end of the event.”

For more information on the Concert Ticket Giveaway and Summer Solstice Sizzle, visit settlersgreen.com or contact Laura Tuveson at 603-356-7031 x100.


Settlers’ Green Outlet Village, located in North Conway, New Hampshire, is a 60-plus store outlet center with brands including Coach Factory, J. Crew Factory, Banana Republic Factory Store, Nike Factory and more. It hosts seasonal and holiday events throughout the year. See more at settlersgreen.com/events.

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Free National Flags & First Sidewalk Sales of the Season at Settlers’ Green For Upcoming Canadian Holiday & Memorial Day Weekend

Expect back-to-back weekends of great sales as many of the stores at Settlers’ Green host the first sidewalk sales of the summer season, starting May 15-18 for Canada’s Victoria Day Weekend followed by another four-day stretch of sales from May 22-25 for Memorial Day Weekend.

Adding to the spirit, Settlers’ Green Customer Service will giving away national flags to shoppers on each holiday weekend. Customer Service is located at Suite C13 near Brandli’s Pizza Grille. Flags available first-come, first-served while supplies last starting at 10 a.m. on each Saturday (May 16 & 23) of the holiday weekends.

In addition, summer store hours begin on Friday, May 15. Stores are open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday through the remainder of 2015. Special store hours for these back-to-back holiday weekends include extra shopping hours on Sunday, May 17 & 24, open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Stores close at 6 p.m. on Memorial Day Monday. Contact 888-667-9636 for more information on hours and sales.

Settlers’ Green Outlet Village, located in North Conway, New Hampshire, is a 60-plus store outlet center with a unique village setting offering landscaped courtyards, cafés and restaurants, and a wide variety of outlet shopping experiences including Coach Factory, J. Crew Factory, Banana Republic Factory Store, Nike Factory and more.