Fall Festival Weekend
Fall Festival Schedule of Events for 2012*
Free Outdoor Concert , Slopeside at South Ridge Lodge
*Stay tuned for 2013 schedule.
Saturday, 1:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Pete Kilpatrick Band ~ The Pete Kilpatrick Band hails from the music mecca of the northeast: Portland, Maine. They have been writing, recording, and performing regularly since 2004 and have released six independent albums to date, including their most recent, Heavy Fire (2012). They have been named Maine’s best act four times in the Portland Best Music Awards and have performed over 1,000 shows since their formation, sharing the stage with such notable acts as Dave Matthews Band, David Gray, Jason Mraz, Ray Lamontagne, Guster, Amos Lee, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Brett Dennen, The Wailers, Dawes, Blues Traveler, and DJ Logic, among countless others.
Entrain ~ Entrain is back with drums blazing as furious as ever! You'll find it hard to sit still during this tour-de-force of percussive rock music from one of the longest running bands in the Home Grown Music Network. Rhythms literally overwhelm you as this ensemble incorporates a worldwide litany of influences into a freight train of sound! Entrain has recorded seven albums, all of which have been praised for their ability to shift effortlessly between musical styles--from rock, blues, calypso, and ska, to zydeco, jazz, and funk--often within the same song."The whole Entrain concept is based around the drums and infectious rhythms. Once we've got that.... anything goes, everything goes," explains Tom Major.
Foggy Goggle Apres-Party Party
Saturday, 5:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Lovewhip ~ Somewhere between a disco inferno, New Wave exuberance, and Blondie, you'll find the music of Boston band Lovewhip. At times, the group evokes the likes of Missing Persons or the B-52s. Hit it, but don’t you ever quit it. Love Electric is a ride on dance cloud 9 that will keep you up until you realize the light reflecting off the disco ball is actually a sunbeam. While less-original party rockers will find one groove and play it to death, Lovewhip takes seemingly disparate styles of dance music and finds a way to bring them together into an album that isn’t the least bit repetitive.
Sunday, 1:00 - 4 p.m.
Blue James Band ~ The Blue James Band is a US rock band founded and fronted by singer/songwriter Clifton Williams. The band formed in Los Angeles, California, but are now happily based in Boston, Massachusetts. The Blue James Band combines groove-oriented jams and bouncy melody-driven songs with a distinct lyrical style. They have showcased all throughout the country their acoustic/electric jam-pop, never straying far from the formula that makes it successful--catchy hooks, reggae-tinged grooves, and chops-laden solos.
13th Annual North American Wife Carrying Championships
Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
The 13th year running for this unique event that brings athletics to a new level. Competitors will carry their wives, girlfriends, or friends over a 280-yard obstacle course with two log obstacles and a water hole.
29th Annual Blue Mountain Arts and Crafts Festival
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ~ Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Over 45 regional artists and artisans exhibit paintings, fine jewelry, pottery, woodworking, photography, and more. All exhibitors will be located throughout the cafeteria at the South Ridge Lodge.
NEW ~ The Mountain RAID (formerly Mountain Epic)
Sunday, 9:00 a.m.
Exciting news! The Mountain Epic Trail Races are now part of the Mountain RAID and RAID Series. The RAID Series is comprised of three unique obstacle races that take place in downtown Portland, the beaches of Kennebunk, and the mountains at Sunday River. These events will challenge your physical fitness, your mental stamina, and your ability to adapt to unique conditions and landscapes. Offering outstanding venues and large scale obstacles such as cargo nets, monkey bars, stair climbs, sand bag carries, tire fields and much more, the RAID Series is designed for athletes who want a high quality racing experience focused on performance and personal accomplishment. We will still have the 4 mile and 12 mile trail races in the morning. In the afternoon, we will start the 4 mile obstacle race.
Sunday River Sports Pre-Season Sale
Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Visit the indoor tent sale at the Sprint Discovery Center where you will find 50% off and more on demo equipment and apparel. Plus, check out this season’s newest gear inside Sunday River Sports, located in South Ridge Lodge.
Taste of Maine
Saturday, Slopeside at South Ridge
Discover some of the Maine-grown, Maine-caught, Maine-made, and Maine-raised products that Sunday River’s restaurants feature. Plus, be sure to enjoy fresh Maine lobster from the Classic Maine Lobster Roll Booth. And new this year, a Margarita Booth.
Horse Drawn Wagon Rides & Kids Games & Activities
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fun games and activities for kids of all ages, located slopeside at the South Ridge Lodge.
Chainsaw Woodcarving Demonstrations
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 a.m., Noon & 2:00 p.m.
Join Bill Fournier as he creates wood sculptures by chainsaw, located parking lot side of the South Ridge Lodge Welcome Center.
Mountain Biking & Scenic Hikes
Ready to treasure hunt with a technological twist? Geocaching is a perfect activity on a crisp October weekend. It easily involves the whole family and gets people outdoors and involved in physical activity, while encouraging them to work together. Best of all, it's a great activity for any age and requires no previous experience! GPS units available to rent at Sunday River Sports.
Interdenominational Christian Worship Service
Sunday, 10:00 a.m.
Join the Sunday River Christian Ministry for an interdenominational Christian worship service in the Peak Lodge. Service will be led by Reverend Don Coverdale.
Fall Festival is sponsored by