Homemade Chowder and Fall Foliage Fest at Waterville Valley

By AlpineZone News |
Sep 22 2005 - 11:57 AM

WATERVILLE VALLEY, New Hampshire ??” Waterville Valley’s Town Square will host the sixteenth annual Chowderfest Saturday, October 1 and Fall Foliage Festival October 8-10. As part of the Fall Foliage Festival, a weekend-long tent sale in Town Square will offer great prices on ski and snowboard equipment. Live entertainment, good food, and great deals on equipment for the upcoming season make the Fall Foliage Festival a must-do event.

Chowderfest, on October 1, will witness Waterville Valley restaurants competing for the “Valley’s Best Chowder” bragging rights. The event will take place in Town Square and guests will have the opportunity to sample all of the participating restaurants’ chowder and vote on their favorite. Chowderfest begins at noon and runs until the chowder is gone. The $5 fee includes a sample of each entry and a beverage. Musical entertainment will be provided by Jim Hollis, the renowned one-man band who performs classic rock and original music.

Waterville Valley’s Fall Foliage Festival, October 8-10, is a three day event of excitement and entertainment that celebrates the change of seasons and the coming of winter. Saturday’s events will begin with summer’s final barbecue, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., sponsored by Legends 1291. Hot beverages and tasty treats will be provided by Waterville Valley Coffee Emporium. Roxanne and the Voodoo Rockers will take to the Town Square Gazebo stage for complimentary entertainment and the amazing Juggling Jim will perform at 3 p.m.

Sunday’s events will begin with a road race sponsored by the Waterville Valley Academy and BBTS Ski Club. Registration information can be found at www.wvbbts.org or email [email]sschmidt@wvbbts.org[/email] for details. The Traveling Barnyard will be making a stop at Town Square on Sunday and children will have an opportunity to see, touch and feed their favorite farm animals. The Barnyard will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a nominal fee is charged for grain to feed the animals. Kids will also have a chance to select their own pumpkins and paint them from noon to 4 p.m. Pumpkins range in price from $3 to $5, depending on the size. From noon to 3 p.m., families will be able to rock out in Town Square with live music by The Bombers.

The main event on Sunday will be a pumpkin pie eating contest. Registration begins at noon and is limited to the first 20 people. At 3:30 p.m. contestants will have ten minutes to eat as much pumpkin pie as possible and a cash prize of $300 will go to the heartiest appetite.

For more information about Town Square events please call 800-GO-VALLEY or visit www.waterville.com.