Fall Festival Weekend
Fall Festival Schedule of Events for 2013
Free Outdoor Concert , Slopeside at South Ridge Lodge on Saturday & Sunday.
Outdoor Concert by Pardon Me, Doug
Saturday, approximately 12:30-2 p.m.
Pardon Me, Doug is a premier Phish tribute band formed in the fall of 2012 by Portland, Maine music scene veterans, Benny St. Clair, Kevin Roper, Chris Chasse and Cameron Gray. They have quickly amounted a loyal following of their own fellow Phish fans, who like themselves, need their fix when Phish isn't on tour. With a catalogue of over 100 Phish songs, no Pardon Me, Doug show is the same and the jams are a perfect blend of years of Phish influence and their own takes on the high energy improvisation that Phish is so well known for. A Pardon Me, Doug show is not just a concert. It is an experience! Close your eyes and you just may think you're at the real thing!
Outdoor Concert by Dead Sessions
Saturday, approximately 2:30-5:30 p.m.
The music of The Grateful Dead transcends time, age and space. Their high energy, soul touching jams and family like environment was a core part of the counter-culture experience. Over the past 14 years Dead Sessions has grown to become one of the favorite Grateful Dead experiences in the Northeast. With an unmasked joy that pours off the stage and blurs any boundaries with their audience, the Sessions are beloved from both the causal fan to the deadicated Terrapin warrior.
Outdoor Concert by Bold Riley
Sunday, Approximately 12-2 p.m.
Bold Riley is an acoustic folk band out of western Maine. Incredible musical talent and enchanting vocals make this group a fun band to get you on our feet and dancing!
Outdoor Concert by Tricky Britches
Sunday, approximately 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Rooted in old-time country, with a bluegrass kick and the bounce of a street-corner jugband, Tricky Britches will put some swing in your step from the moment you hear them. Songwriting chalk full of down-home harmonies and dirty licks, their original material harkens back to humble beginnings sawing out mountain tunes on the Portland, Maine sidewalk.
14th Annual North American Wife Carrying Championships
Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
The 14th year running for this unique event that brings athletics to a new level. Competitors will carry their wives, girlfriends, or friends over a 280-yard obstacle course with two log obstacles and a water hole.
30th Annual Blue Mountain Arts and Crafts Festival
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ~ Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Over 40 regional artists and artisans exhibit paintings, fine jewelry, pottery, woodworking, photography, and more. All exhibitors will be located throughout the cafeteria at the South Ridge Lodge. Registration for this craft fair is now closed, but we still hope to see you at the fair-- there's lots of amazing art to see!
The Mountain RAIDSunday, 9:00 a.m.
The RAID Series is comprised of three unique obstacle races that take place in downtown Portland, the beaches of Kennebunk, and the mountains at Sunday River. These events will challenge your physical fitness, your mental stamina, and your ability to adapt to unique conditions and landscapes. Offering outstanding venues and large scale obstacles such as cargo nets, monkey bars, stair climbs, sand bag carries, tire fields and much more, the RAID Series is designed for athletes who want a high quality racing experience focused on performance and personal accomplishment. We will still have the 4 mile and 12 mile trail races in the morning. In the afternoon, we will start the 4 mile obstacle race.
Sunday River Sports Pre-Season Sale
Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Visit the indoor tent sale at the Sprint Discovery Center where you will find 50% off and more on demo equipment and apparel. Plus, check out this season’s newest gear inside Sunday River Sports, located in South Ridge Lodge.
Taste of Maine
Saturday, Slopeside at South Ridge
Discover some of the Maine-grown, Maine-caught, Maine-made, and Maine-raised products that Sunday River’s restaurants feature. Plus, be sure to enjoy fresh Maine lobster from the Classic Maine Lobster Roll Booth. And new this year, a Margarita Booth.
Horse Drawn Wagon Rides & Kids Games & Activities
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fun games and activities for kids of all ages, located slopeside at the South Ridge Lodge.
Chainsaw Woodcarving Demonstrations
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Join Ron Carlson as he creates wood sculptures by chainsaw, located parking lot side of the South Ridge Lodge Welcome Center.
Mountain Biking & Scenic Hikes
Interdenominational Christian Worship Service
Sunday, 10:00 a.m.
Join the Sunday River Christian Ministry for an interdenominational Christian worship service in the Peak Lodge. Service will be led by Reverend Don Coverdale.
Columbus Day Peak Dinner
Monday, 6:00 p.m. at North Peak
On Monday, October, 14, our last Full Moon Dinner of summer/fall begins with a scenic lift ride to the Peak Lodge for cocktails at 6pm. and is followed by an autumnal-themed dinner at 6:30pm. From pumpkin almond bisque and roasted root vegetables, to honeyed butternut squash and apple cornbread-stuffed pork loin, this is one delectable buffet not to be missed. Tickets are $42 per person and include lift access. For reservations, call 207-824-3500.
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