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Fall in Waterville Valley = Festivals!

September 17, 2012

There is nothing like fall in New Hampshire. To complement the brilliant fall foliage, Waterville Valley Town Square has scheduled several festivals!

Chili Challenge

On Saturday, September 29, from noon until 2:30 p.m. things heat up in Town Square with Waterville Valley Resort’s 14th Annual Chili Challenge and the sizzling country sounds of Jimmy Lehoux. Local restaurants will be all fired up to compete for your votes and the red-hot title of “Champion of Chili.”  Sample all the chili challenge entries for just $7 per adult, $5 for children 12 and under.

Chili Challenge at Waterville Valley, NH Sept. 29, 2012

FREE Outdoor Concert

Ruby Records recording artist, Jimmy Lehoux, takes the stage on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for a free outdoor concert in the Town Square.  His unique style of traditionally rooted contemporary country music is sure to get the crowd warmed up and hungry for the Chili Challenge.

Jimmy Lehoux will perform at Waterville Valley Resort, NH Sept. 29, 2012

White Mountain Storytelling Festival

Also, returning for its second year is the White Mountain Storytelling Festival on September 28- 30.  Festival-goers will meander between two venues within Town Square, with each location featuring experienced storytellers and a different type of story, geared toward either young children and families, or older children and adults. This year’s featured storyteller is popular New Hampshire author and storyteller, Rebecca Rule, whose humor is sure to delight audiences.  The White Mountain Storytelling Festival starts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday evening with ghost stories at the Town Square gazebo, continues from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday (with time for some sampling at Waterville Valley’s 14th Annual Chili Challenge), and finishes Sunday morning with Sacred Stories at 9:30 a.m. at the Snowy Owl Inn’s solarium.  Tickets can be purchased online at

Rebecca Rule is the featured teller at the White Mountain Storytelling Festival at Waterville Valley, NH on Sept. 29, 2012

Fall Foliage Festival

On October 6-8, 2012, celebrate autumn with the annual Fall Foliage Festival at Town Square.  This weekend of family-fun activities includes free outdoor concerts, tent sales, 5k road race and 1.6k family fun run, kid games, pumpkin painting and a pie eating contest.

Fall Foliage Festival at Waterville Valley, NH Oct. 6-8, 2012

See you in Waterville Valley!


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.

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