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Goodbye Fall Foliage – Hello Snow Flurries?

October 15, 2013

Waterville Valley residents and guests started thinking winter after celebrating the last of the fall foliage over Columbus Day weekend during the resort’s annual Fall Foliage Festival.

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Record numbers ran through the streets during the Fall Foliage 5k Footrace on Sunday, raising money for the Campton Area Resource Center.

Chris & Rene Schwartz (image from Waterville Valley Tennis Facebook, by W. Highgas)

While the 200+ runners and supporters gathered in Town Square for awards, the 21+ crowd headed to the Harpoon and Samuel Adams-sponsored brew tent in the center of Town Square.  Runners hoisted their Sam Adams mugs and cheered to a refreshing run for a great cause!

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Other guests spent Sunday afternoon lounging in the brew tent or near the gazebo stage as the Rory Scott Band blasted the crowd with a mix of country and rock covers.

fall foliage festival 2013 beer tent

A Stein Holding Competition revved up the crowd during Rory’s intermission with all eyes on the three foot mega stein prize.

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The contest turned out to be much more challenging than many expected!

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A Corn Hole Tournament, sponsored by Harpoon, kept people busy throughout the afternoon whether it was battling it out for Harpoon swag or just a casual pickup game.

fall foliage festival 2013 corn hole

Kids stayed busy as well viewing the animal exhibit hosted by the Granite State Zoo, riding the ponies next to the pond and painting pumpkins for all to enjoy!

fall foliage festival 2013 pony rides

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fall foliage festival 2013 pumpkin painting

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About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget. 1-888-987-8333.

One thought on “Goodbye Fall Foliage – Hello Snow Flurries?

  • R Kucharski says:

    Went to town sq Saterday, music so loud pat and I got out of there as fast as we could. Could not hear anyone talking to you. Don’t know how outdoor vendors operate. Notice all the shop doors were closed, and it was a nice day.

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