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Fall Festival

October 6, 2018 - October 7, 2018

Wife CarryingCelebrate the end of summer with events and activities for the whole family at the annual Fall Festival! Whether you make it a day trip or a weekend getaway, we're happy to help you celebrate the best of fall in the Western Mountains of Maine. Please note tghat the schedule below is based on 2017 times and events and are subject to change. 

Saturday 

19th Annual North American Wife Carrying Championship  
11AM slopeside at South Ridge
 Jake and Kristen Barney of Lexington, Virgina took home the 2017 North American Wife Carrying Championship. Come check out who takes home the coveted title this year (not to mention the wife's weight in beer!).

35th Annual Blue Mountain Arts and Crafts Fair
9AM-5PM in South Ridge Lodge
Regional artists and artisans exhibit paintings, fine jewelry, pottery, woodworking, photography, and more at this long-standing craft fair with over 40 exhibitors located throughout the South Ridge Lodge.    

Dark Desert Eagle Band promo photoMusic Festival 
1PM to 5:30PM slopeside at South Ridge This year's musical line-up is still in the works; 2018 information will be updated soon. In 2017 we partied with:

Dark Desert Eagles ft. Pat Badger of Extreme. Touched by the passing of Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey, Pat Badger (an original member of the multi-platinum rock act Extreme) set out to form the Dark Desert Eagles band. Badger is an enormous fan of The Eagles’ musicianship, vocal harmonies and timeless repertoire. “We really want to bring the audience back in time to the 70s! The image is almost as important as the music and we have really paid attention to detail on the wardrobe, the hairstyles, the guitars… everything that made the Eagles so cool!”

Zeme Libre. Is a New England based band that is quickly gaining a reputation for its unique, high energy blend of Afrobeat, reggae, ska and funk. Whether on a stage at a local club or a high profile festival, Zeme Libre packs a wall of sound that is sure to get the crowd moving and dancing.

Wine Tent
Noon to 3PM slopeside at South Ridge
Sample some of the best wines paired with delicious food. Admission will get you an etched Sunday River wine glass, samples, and appetizers including lobster artichoke dip, carved tenderloin station, assorted sweet truffles, crudite display and more. Stay tuned for ticket information.

 

Sunday

35th Annual Blue Mountain Arts and Crafts FairWooden Moose
9AM-3PM in South Ridge Lodge

5th Annual New England Corn Hole Championship
10AM slopeside at South Ridge
Grab a partner and start practicing now because serious cash is up for grabs, along with the title of New England Corn Hole Champion. Live music, BBQs, and a beer tent will accompany the action. 

Mountaintop Worship Service
10AM at the Peak Lodge (guests can board the Chondola starting at 9:30AM).

'Sunday Bloody Sunday' Tent
10AM to 2PM slopeside at South Ridge
One tent dedicated to everything Bloody Mary. We provide the vodka and tomato juice, you choose from over 25 fixings including a shrimp bar. Entrance into tent includes your first Bloody Mary and access to all toppings. Stay  tuned for ticket details. 

Armies Band Promo PictureMusic Festival
11AM to 3PM slopeside at South Ridge

This year's live acts are still in the works. Last year we celebrated with:

Carter Hulsey. Hulsey is an American alt-country singer songwriter from Joplin, Missouri. Being raised by his mother and father gave him daily musical exposure to the likes of Willie Nelson, Elton John, and Jerry Jeff Walker — all on vinyl, of course. Hulsey is known for his captivating live performance delivered with intensity and purpose. It is often lamented that this sound that cannot be captured in the studio.

Dave Gutter & Anna Lombard of Armies. Voted best musical act in Maine by the New England Music Awards. Led by vocalists Dave Gutter and Anna Lombard, Armies meld electro pop with duet style anthems inspired by French pop duets of the sixties. Drawing on themes based around temptation and fidelity, Armies is the darker, seedier underbelly of love put to the soundtrack of a nite club bathroom.

All Weekend

Bloody Mary

Tons of Yummy Food & Beverage Options
Between the Sunday River Food Court and food stations outside, you will have a huge variety of fresh Maine fare to choose from. Highlights include the always-popular River Rise breakfast sandwich and Maple Bacon Burger, as well as new offerings. The Foggy Goggle is open all weekend with a menu featuring passholder and guest favorites, and as for drinks, well...you're in luck! The Goggle's pouring a variety of Maine craft beers. If that doesn't wet your whistle, check out the Goslings Rum booth outside, and of course the Wine Tent (on Saturday) and Bloody Mary Tent (on Sunday).

Sunday River Sports Pre-Season Sale 
9AM to 5PM at the Discovery Center
Find great buys on demo equipment, apparel, and this season's newest gear. 

Mountain Park
10AM to 4PM slopeside at South Ridge
Enjoy mountain biking, scenic lift rides, zipline tours, twin zips, 18-hole disc golf, a bungee trampoline, and a climbing wall at Sunday River's Mountain Park

Kids Games and Pony Rides
10AM to 4PM slopeside at South Ridge
Back by popular demand, these carnival-like games keep kids flocking to them year-after-year, like the duck and fish ponds, Plinko, spin the wheel, and dime toss. Add pony rides, face painting, and a bounce house, and you've got a winning formula for happy kids!

Wagon Rides
10AM to 4PM slopeside at South Ridge
Meadow Creek FarmsCome meet Belgian draft horses Ben and Bill and nestle in for a free wagon ride around scenic Sunday River. Butch and Becky from Meadow Creek Farm have been coming to Sunday River for years offering this unique experience to all ages.