Event header: New England Rally Car

New England Forest Rally

July 21, 2017 - July 22, 2017

Headquartered at Sunday River Resort, the New England Forest Rally is an annual two-day stage rally that takes place on the back roads and logging tracks of Western Maine and Northern New Hampshire. Sanctioned by the American Rally Association, NEFR is one of six National Championship rallies that take place in the United States. The two-day national competition features some of the world's best drivers, including the return of former  X Games champion Travis Pastrana and 6-time American rally champion David Higgins. Many local and regional enthusiasts compete alongside the top national competitors.

New England Forest Rally Car

Want to get in on the action? Spectators have an awesome chance to get an up-close view of the incredible skill of these drivers as they twist, slide, turn, and jump their cars at speeds up to 100mph.

Sunday River will provide shuttle bus transportation to the Concord Pond Stage on Friday and Sturtevant Pond Stage Saturday. New this year, spectators will get to see BOTH the Concord Pond and Sturtevant Pond Stages twice. Bus tickets can be purchased in advance through our online store. A limited number of tickets will also be available for purchase the day of the event at the Sunday River tent in the Rally Village. Buses depart Sunday River at 10:00am on Friday and 8:30am on Saturday and will return later in the afternoon.  Be prepared for a full day in the woods with water, camp chair, bug spray, sun block, and food. Please leave your furry friend at home as dogs are not allowed on the buses. 

For a more luxurious day, passes are available for a VIP spectator bus. The VIP Bus includes a luxury motorcoach, catered lunch, and beverages. Passes start at $150 per person, per day.

Each morning Sunday River will also host a  "Parc Expose." All of the teams will parade their cars into an open area where fans can gather, mingle with the competitors, get autographs, and see the cars up close. Start times are 9AM Friday and 7AM Saturday. Music, food, and fun are also part of the rally, with a Rally Village featuring vendors, exhibitors and food throughout the two days, and an awards party with barbecue starting at 6:30PM Saturday night. For complete details and information, please visit the official New England Forest Rally website.