Believe it or not, but there is life after winter. If you think Loon Mountain shuts down during the summer, you should rethink things.
The next few months at Loon will feature some of the coolest events of the year – no snow required. Here are 5 fun happenings that you won’t want to miss out on this summer:
- New England Brewfest – June 29
Homo sapiens have enjoyed beer pretty much forever, and we’re still coming up with new brews all the time. Head to downtown Lincoln to sample the latest, tastiest beers from the likes of Magic Hat, The Woodstock Brewery, Baxter Brewing Co., Seven Barrel Brewery, Rocky Coast Brewing, and more.
For tickets, click here: http://www.nebrewfest.com/
2. Loon Mountain Race – July 7
Named “Most Competitive Hillclimb” by Runner’s World magazine, this is one of the toughest races in New England, traveling 5.5 miles and 2,100 vertical feet to the top of Loon Mountain. Some of the best runners in the country enter this race, and even they have to walk when they hit the headwall on Upper Walking Boss.
We moved the annual Monster Mud Run from October to July 13 this year, and supercharged the course with a bunch of new obstacles. The result? The muddiest, most challenging course 5k course you’ll find anywhere. Racers are encouraged to wear their craziest costumes, and can compete as individuals or in teams of two or four.
So don’t be a stick in the mud. Sign up today.
Be sure to stop by the Life is good® Village at the start/finish line for life-size Jenga, tug-of-war, beanbag toss, music, and a bunch of other cool stuff. Stick around to see Eight Feet Tall play the Bunyan Room later that night.
Finally, all those lazy summer afternoons on the lawn are about to pay off. This two-part tournament will put your Polish Horseshoe and Cornhole skills (beanbag toss) to the test, so start practicing now.
Cash prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers for both tournaments. To sweeten the pot, all players will also be entered in a raffle to win a Cornhole set, courtesy of Wicked Good Boards.
Check out the Loon Lawn Game Classic on Facebook.
5. New Hampshire Highland Games – Sept. 20-22
This is our biggest event of the year – summer or winter. Come see big dudes do the caber toss, watch dozens of pipe bands pipe, learn about Scottish history and culture, and try a spot of haggis. After watching the massed bands march in the White Mountains, even Highlander Duncan McLeod would be proud.
6. Oktoberfest – Oct. 12-13
Get a taste of the Bavarian Alps during this fun weekend of beer, lederhosen, and enough bratwurst and sauerkraut to make you run away from home and join an oompah band. There will be a stein-holding competition for adults and plenty of fun games for kids. Plus, this is the last weekend to enjoy the Aerial Forest Adventure Park and other summer attractions before we gear up for winter.
Remember, there are a ton of other events this summer. Check out the full events listing here.