Fall Festival
October 8-9, 2022

Fall Festival

October 8-9, 2022
Fall Festival

Celebrate Fall in the Mountains

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    October 8-9, 2022
  • Family
    Family Friendly
  • Coin
    Free

Celebrate the arrival of fall in the mountains with a day trip or a weekend getaway to Sunday River's annual Fall Festival. With classic and quirky events like the North American Wife Carrying Championship, our annual Sunday River Sports Sale, scenic chairlift rides, and more, you won't want to miss this event during peak foliage season. 

2022 Schedule & Deals

Saturday, October 8
  • 38th Annual Blue Mountain Arts & Crafts Fair
    South Ridge Lodge | 9AM-5PM
    Shop many local artisans for unique gifts. 
  • Scenic Chondola Rides
    Slopeside at South Ridge | 10AM-4PM
    Take in views of the foliage from high above with a scenic chairlift ride on the resort's Chondola. We recommend riding early in the day to ensure access and avoid downloading delays.
  • Sunday River Sports Annual Sale 
    South Ridge Lodge | 9AM-5PM
    Stock up for ski season with great deals on gear, clothing, outerwear, logo items, and more from Sunday River Sports.
  • 23rd Annual North American Wife Carrying Championship
    Slopeside at South Ridge | 10AM
    Nothing brings you closer together than carrying your partner through a 278-yard obstacle course. This signature Sunday River event presents the winners with the wife's weight in beer and five times her weight in cash. Registration is open now
  • The River Fund Maine .5k Dry Land Training
    Slopeside at South Ridge | 10:30AM
  • Live Music
    Slopeside at South Ridge | 11AM-5PM
    Groove to the blues with local musicians River Bottom Funk and Cryin' Out Loud.
  • PACE Fundraiser Wine Tent
    Slopeside at South Ridge |  12PM Seating
    Enjoy a four course tasting menu with wine pairings curated by Chef Harding Smith of the Rooms Portland. Tickets on sale now.
  • Real Estate Client Appreciation Event
    South Ridge Lodge | 9AM-4PM
    Visit the Sunday River Real Estate office on Saturday for special goodies, coffee, and some SRRE swag. The Woody Food Truck will also be outside the offices for lunch and snacks.
  • Merrill Hill Kids Adventure Treasure Hunt
    Merrill Hill | 9AM-4PM
    Stop by the Real Estate office to pick up a map to the treasure boxes hidden around Merrill Hill - there are 7 total boxes for adventurers to find!
Sunday, October 9
  • 38th Annual Blue Mountain Arts & Crafts Fair
    South Ridge Lodge | 9AM-3PM
    Shop many local artisans for unique gifts. 
  • Scenic Chondola Rides
    Slopeside at South Ridge | 10AM-4PM
    Take in views of the foliage from high above with a scenic chairlift ride on the resort's Chondola. We recommend riding early in the day to ensure access and avoid downloading delays.
  • Sunday River Sports Annual Sale 
    South Ridge Lodge | 9AM-4:30PM
    Stock up for ski season with great deals on gear, clothing, outerwear, logo items, and more from Sunday River Sports.
  • 8th Annual New England Cornhole Championship
    Slopeside at South Ridge | 10AM
    Grab a partner and start practicing because serious cash and bragging rights are up for grabs. Registration is open now for just $34 per team. 
  • Live Music
    Slopeside at South Ridge | 11AM-3PM
    Groove to the blues with local musicians River Bottom Funk and Cryin' Out Loud.
  • The Jordan Spa

    Offers a wide variety of spa services including massages and body treatments that will help you relax, unwind, and rejuvenate.

  • Sunday River Golf Club

    Reopening Spring 2023 | One of the most spectacular mountain golf courses in the country, with stunning views and dramatic elevation changes.

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