Local Events to Get Your Fall Fix

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Autumn is just around the corner, and with it comes a whole host of super fun fall events in the greater Mahoosuc region.

Saturday, September 16 & Sunday, September 17

Saturday & Sunday: Maine Brew Fest – Sip and sample from as many as 100 craft beers and hard ciders from over 30 Maine breweries at Sunday River. Don’t miss the new Sunday Session!

Sunday: Bethel Rotary and Mahoosuc Kids Association 5k – This annual race is a 5k run/walk and 1-mile youth run (ages 12 and under) starting and finishing at the beautiful Valentine Farm Conservation Center. Proceeds support after-school programs for local kids!

Saturday, September 23 & Sunday September 24

Saturday & Sunday: Mahoosuc Adventure Fest – New this year, catch Sunday River’s Mahoosuc Adventure Fest for outdoor thrills, mouthwatering bites, and lively entertainment. Come see us for the Yeti Scavenger Hunt!

Sunday: Carter’s XC Ski Trail Work Party – Love to hit the Nordic trails at Carter’s XC in the winter? Join the fun and lend a helping hand in preparing the trails for the coming ski season and earn 4 day passes for volunteering.

Saturday, September 30 & Sunday October 1

Saturday & Sunday: Maine Artisan Fest – Another new addition to Sunday River’s fall lineup, get ready to indulge in a world of Maine’s finest creations, support local businesses, and savor the unique tastes of this remarkable event.

Saturday: Bethel Harvestfest – Celebrate the harvest and the beginning of fall foliage season with artists & craft vendors, a farmers’ market, an apple pie contest, live music, kids’ activities, and much more on the Bethel Town Common.

Saturday: Jeep Jamboree – Jeepers descend on Bethel every year to catch the foliage and explore hundreds of miles of mountain trails and scenic backroads.

Saturday, October 7 & Sunday, October 8

Saturday & Sunday: Fall Festival – Sunday River’s autumn staple is home to the North American Wife Carrying Championship, the Blue Mountain Arts and Crafts Fair, and the New England Cornhole Championship.

Saturday & Sunday: Gambler’s Sale and Annual XC Ski Tent Sale – Stock up on cross-country ski gear at Carter’s XC!

Saturday: Maine Outdoor Film Festival – Experience adventure on the screen at the Gem Theater, featuring Born Curious, One Million Fish, The Rhythm of One, The Understory, Renaissance, Seeds of Change, and The Red Creek Sessions. 

Sunday: Waterford Fall Foliage 5k Road Race, Fitness Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run – Take a trot along this challenging yet scenic out-and-back road course, beginning at the historic Waterford Commons, continuing alongside Keoka Lake, while offering the classic fall beauty amidst the rolling hills.

Fun Things to Do All Fall

Looking for more? Don’t miss the following:

  • Scenic chairlift rides at Sunday River.
  • Axe throwing at Sunday River’s Grand Summit Hotel
  • Live music at Steam Mill Brewing, Westside Beer Garden at Mt. Abram, and Hoot Night at Suds Pub.
  • Plein Air Saturdays at Harvest Gold Gallery.
  • Story time at the Bethel Library.
  • Special events and movie screenings at the Gem Theater.
  • Outdoor exploration, like hiking, biking, and paddling amid the foliage.

Check the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce events calendar for the latest!

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Sunday River Real Estate serves the greater Bethel community and is the official real estate agency of Sunday River Ski Resort, working with buyers and sellers of all types of property across the region. Whether you're looking for a slopeside condominium, an old farm house, a new chalet or the perfect piece of land to build on, we're here to help you make this place your home.