Loon Mountain Celebrates Fal with NH Highland Games, Oktoberfest, and Obstacle Run

By AlpineZone News |
Sep 15 2011 - 08:34 AM

Lincoln, NH, September 14 – New Hampshire’s Loon Mountain kicks off fall events with this weekend’s 36th Annual New Hampshire Highland Games, September 16-18.

The 36th Annual New Hampshire Highland Games, the largest Scottish festival in the Northeast, is back at Loon Mountain for three days of Scottish food, dancing, music, athletics, and culture. The Games include the Gathering of the Scottish Clans, with over 60 clans and societies that will compete in various competitions throughout the weekend. For more information and a calendar of events, visit http://www.nhscot.org .

Following the Scottish festival, Loon celebrates German culture with music, food, and beer at the popular Annual Oktoberfest scheduled for Columbus Day Weekend, Oct. 8-9. New Hampshire’s fall foliage is typically at peak and the New England Pass office will be open for pass purchases prior to the preseason sale deadline of October 10. New this year, the Mad Bavarian Brass Band will be playing in the Octagon Lodge from 7 p.m. until close. This show is 21+ and there is no cover charge.

New this fall, are two events unique to Loon Mountain; the Monster Mud Run and the Halloween Monster Bash in the Bunyan Room. Both events will take place on October 29th.

The Loon Mountain Monster Mud Run is the first annual mountain obstacle challenge of its kind to take place at Loon. Consisting of 14 obstacles, this 5k monster of a course takes participants through the woods, over varied terrain, and up and down a variety of obstacles. Unique prizes will be awarded for the top three men, top 3 women, duo, and costume. Heats will run in 30 minute intervals, beginning at 11am and ending at 2pm. There will be live entertainment, food, and beer for sale throughout the day. The official apres party will run from 2pm to 5pm. For additional information and a map of the course, visit the Monster Mud Run page on our Website.

The First Annual Halloween Monster Bash in the Bunyan Room will follow the Monster Mud Run, starting at 8pm and featuring live music with the Running Gags out of Portland, Maine. Cash prizes will be given out for best costumes. This is a 21+ event with no cover charge.

For a complete list of events, New England Pass information, and online Monster Mud Run registration, visit www.loonmtn.com .