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Get a ribbon for your sugar house! If you are a local maple syrup producer and would like to compete in this tasting event, judged by a representative from the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, please contact Morgan Wade at: 802-266-7066. (One quart of syrup per color entry is the quantity required to participate.)
It would be wrong if the North Country Chamber of Commerce didn't honor the largest creature of the northern NH & VT forests that draws visitors back, time and time again-- the mighty moose! Each year, the weekend before Labor Day in August we hold a series of events, full of fun, showcasing all the great things the North Country has to offer. For 23 years now, the festival has been running strong. Come enjoy our country festival with family entertainment, a classic car show, a growing craft fair, contests and activities for all ages in the heart of a most peaceful and beautiful destination. The tapestry of mountains, lakes, forests and streams will take your breath away-- so much that you might not want to leave!! Paradise comes in many forms...
Special thanks to Wes Lavin for offering us all these great photos of the 23rd Annual North Country Moose Festival!
24th Annual North Country Moose Festival: Line-up of Events
FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2015, Downtown Colebrook, NH (ATV FRIENDLY!)
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sidewalk Sales
2 - 8 p.m. Moose Festival Street Fair-- Crafts, Demos, Live Music, Food & More!
2 - 6 p.m. Kids Club-- Main Street, Colebrook Elementary School Parking Lot
2 - 7 p.m. Classic Auto Show, Speedway 51 Race Car Show
1 - 3 p.m. Guided Tour of the River Walk-- North Country Community Recreation Center
1 - 4 p.m. Historical Museum-- 2nd floor of Town Hall, Bridge St. & Tillotson Center, Carriage Lane
1 - 6 p.m. Quilt & Fiber Arts Show-- New & Vintage at Trinity United Methodist Church, 28 Bridge St.
2 p.m. Wildlife Encounters-- Exotic Animals, Tillotson Center, Carriage Lane, (access from Rte. 26)
2 - 7:30 p.m. Art Exhibit & Tours-- Tillotson Center, Carriage Lane
3 p.m. Ventriloquist-- Main Street, Colebrook Elementary School Parking Lot
3:30-4:30 p.m. NH State Plice K-9 Demonstration-- at Northern Outlet
4 - 4:30 p.m. Seeing Moose on the Cohos Trail-- with Cohos Trail creator Kim Robert Nilsen, Colebrook Elementary School Parking Lot
4:30 p.m. Step by Step Dance Demonstration-- at Northern Outlet
4:30 p.m. Ventriloquist-- Main Street, Colebrook Elementary School Parking Lot
5 p.m. "Break for Moose" Break Dancing Demonstration-- at Northern Outlet
5 - 6 p.m. Kiwanis Chicken Barbeque-- at Northern Outlet
6 - 7:30 p.m. LIVE MUSIC: Parker Hill Road Band (Bluegrass)-- at Northern Outlet
7:30 - 8 p.m. Moose Cruise Parade
Follow these directions to visit all three festival locations throughout the weekend!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2015-- Canaan Community Recreation Park, Canaan, VT
General Admission: $4 per adult; children 5 & under free. (ATV access nearby)
7 - 10 a.m. Moose Watcher's Breakfast-- Canaan Key Club, Canaan School
9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Classic Auto Show
9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Moose Country Fair-- Crafts, Demos, Music, Food, Entertainment
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Horse & Wagon Historical Tours-- with Chris Brady, in memory of Dick Brady
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Maple Syrup Tasting & Competition-- $1 per taste
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Kids Corner Carnival-- Games & prizes hosted by Canaan Key Club.
11 a.m. Dana the Ventriloquist-- at the Kids Corner
11 a.m. Moose Stew Lunch-- $4 per bowl
11 - 11:45 a.m. Fireside Fiddlers-- Live Bluegrass at the Main Tent
12 p.m. 13th Annual Dog Show-- Hosted by Two Rivers Habitat for Humanity, Main Tent
12:45 p.m. Moose Calling Contest-- Register at Moose Festival booth, Main Tent
12:45 - 1:15 p.m. Seeing Moose on the Cohos Trail-- with Cohos Trail creator, Kim Robert Nilsen
1:15 p.m. Dana the Ventriloquist-- at the Kids Corner
SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2015
-- Pittsburg, NH
11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. A Day at the Farm-- Hay rides (weather permitting), Historic Maple Ridge Farm, Antique Engines and Tractors, Tours of the Historic Indian Stream School House at Tabor Road
2 - 5 p.m. Historical Society-- Town Hall Museum
5 - gone Ham & Bean Supper, Pittsburg Education Association, Community Hall at Farnham Church, Main Street
7 - 10 p.m. Bluegrass Concert-- Amey Farm, Rte. 3
SUNDAY AUGUST 30, 2015-- Colebrook, NH
7 p.m. Bluegrass Concert-- Featuring THE BOB AMOS BAND! The Great North Woods Committee for the Arts, at the Tillotson Center, Rte. 26. Tickets: 237-9302 or 246-8998.
Contact the Chamber at email@example.com or 603-237-8939