Event header: Chondola in the Fall

Fall Festival

« All Events October 8, 2016 - October 9, 2016

Celebrate the end of summer with events and activities for the whole family at the annual Fall Festival! Whether you make a day trip or a weekend getaway with one of our lodging packages, we're happy to celebrate the cooling weather with you on Columbus Day weekend. 

SaturdayWife Carrying

17th Annual North American Wife Carrying Championship  
11AM slopeside at South Ridge
Congratulations to Elliot and Giana Storey on their 1st place win in the 2016 North American Wife Carrying Championships. 

33rd Annual Blue Mountain Arts and Crafts Fair
9AM-5PM in South Ridge Lodge
Regional artists and artisans exhibit paintings, fine jewelry, pottery, woodworking, photography, and more at this long-standing craft fair with over 40 exhibitors located throughout the South Ridge Lodge. Our vendor space is filled, but anyone looking to be added to the waitlist should email events@sundayriver.com  

Music Festival 
1PM to 5:30PM slopeside at South RidgeOutdoor music
Ghost of Paul Revere is Maine's holler-folk band. They use a masterful combination of melody and energy built on three-part harmonies—somewhere between folk and foot stomping bluegrass—that has already given their shows legendary status. 

Jason Spooner is a multi-award winning New England-based songwriter who has toured extensively over the past few years, sharing the stage with artists like Ray LaMontagne, Guster, Blues Traveler, and more. 

Wine Tent
Noon to 3PM slopeside at South Ridge
If you're looking to sample some of the best wines paired with delicate offerings, then head to the Wine Tent. One ticket will get you an etched Sunday River logoed wine glass, samples, and appetizers.

Kids' Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest
3PM slopeside at South RidgeThe Gem Theater in Bethel
Fall Festival is all about welcoming in the new season, and what better way than with pumpkin pie? There is already plenty planned for Mom and Dad, which is why this timed pie eating contest is for kids ages 14 and under! 10 contestants will line up on stage to see who can eat their pumpkin pie the fastest—without hands or silverware. We call this a contest, but honestly, when pie is involved, nobody loses. Kids can sign up at the event on Saturday afternoon at the center stage. Entry is free.

Tight Loose Film Premiere 
6PM at the Gem Theater in Bethel
The Gem Theater and YOPP Skis are happy to host the premiere of Teton Gravity Research's newest ski film, Tight LooseThe evening will begin with a social hour featuring beer on draft from the Sunday River Brewing Company and snacks from the Local Hub, as well as a showcase of YOPP Skis 2016-17 lineup, all handmade right in Bethel. Tight Loose will start at 7PM, followed by music from the Northside Ramblers at 9PM. Tickets are $15 and include admission to the movie, music, snacks, and a raffle ticket for a chance to win a pair of YOPP Skis. 


33rd Annual Blue Mountain Arts and Crafts FairWooden Moose
9AM-3PM in South Ridge Lodge

3rd Annual New England Corn Hole Championship
10AM slopeside at South Ridge
Grab a partner and start practicing now because $600 is up for grabs on Sunday, along with the title of New England Corn Hole Champion. Live music, BBQs, and a beer tent will accompany the action. 

Mountaintop Worship Service
10AM at the Peak Lodge
Reverend Don Coverdale hosts a Christian service overlooking the Mahoosuc Mountains. Boarding the Chondola begins at 9:30AM.

'Sunday Bloody Sunday' TentBloody Mary
10AM to 2PM slopeside at South Ridge
One tent dedicated to everything Bloody Mary. We provide the vodka and tomato juice, you choose from over 25 fixings. 

Music Festival
11AM to 3PM slopeside at South Ridge
The Northside Ramblers started jamming at house parties and around firepits in the foothills of the Western mountains of Maine, and their sound is acoustic, classic, and unique. 

The Mallett Brothers Band's style spans across country, rock and roll, Americana, and alt-country genres. With the release of their fourth studio album, Lights Along the River, the band continues its mission of sending genuine, heartfelt, and independent music out into the world. 

All Weekend

Sunday River Sports Pre-Season Sale Zipline
9AM to 5PM at the Discovery Center
Find great buys on demo equipment, apparel, and this season's newest gear. 

Mountain Park
10AM to 4PM slopeside at South Ridge
Enjoy mountain biking, scenic lift rides, zipline tours, twin zips, 18-hole disc golf, a bungee trampoline, and a climbing wall at Sunday River's Mountain Park

Kids Games and Pony Rides
10AM to 4PM slopeside at South Ridge
Back by popular demand, the Lewiston High School Swim Team has created these carnival-like games that kids flock to year after year, like the duck and fish ponds, Plinko, spin the wheel, and dime toss. Add pony rides, face painting, and a bounce house, and you've got a winning formula for happy kids!Meadow Creek Farms

Wagon Rides
10AM to 4PM slopeside at South Ridge
Come meet Belgian draft horses Ben and Bill and nestle in for a free wagon ride around scenic Sunday River. Butch and Becky from Meadow Creek Farm have been coming to Sunday River for years offering this unique experience to all ages.