CONWAY – While COVID put a quick end to the White Mountains Outdoor Fest planned last year, motivation for a festival celebrating healthy living and outdoor recreation gained momentum during the pandemic.
As we look forward to exploring the great outdoors this summer, the White Mountains Community College, in partnership with Mt. – and organize a wellness festival.
It will be a weekend full of resources, mindfulness, healthy living, education and recreation. The aim is to promote responsible outdoor recreation, health and wellbeing while introducing WMCC’s North Conway campus and its allied partners. The event is designed to help raise awareness of WMCC’s study and certification programs in health, wellness and other related fields.
The festival takes place over two days.
On Saturday, July 17th, from 10am to 4pm, the event will include a Vendor Square in Schouler Park in North Conway. Vendors will highlight awareness of the beauty and recreation of our Mount Washington Valley.
Exhibitors will be present in Vendor Square, providing information on taking responsibility for recreation in the White Mountains as well as demonstrations of CPR and first aid for pets, yoga on the lawn, biking and hiking, virtual walking through a dementia experience, classes at college Provide information. local food restaurants, presentations and more.
Providers are given 10 feet by 10 feet of space. The registration fee for providers is $ 25. non-profit organizations are free. The registration fee will help cover the cost of the event, and the net proceeds will go to the WMCC President’s Fund, which helps students who may have an outstanding financial need.
The morning of July 17th begins with the Kickin ‘Asphalt 5k / 10k Run with Rockhopper Races in Schouler Park. The start of the race is 5km / 10km and 5km on foot followed by a toddler dash. Participants can register online or on the morning of the event. A portion of the proceeds from this run will go to support the Mount Washington Observatory.
Sunday July 18 is full of the outdoor fun that the valley offers, including guided bike tours with the MWV Bicycling Club, full-day and half-day guided hikes with redline guiding, guided tours of historic Livermore by Ragged Mountain Equipment and more events will be added later.
The sponsors of the White Mountain Outdoor, Health and Wellness Festival to this day include the Chalmers Insurance Group and Patriot Insurance, Memorial Hospital / MaineHealth, Profile Subaru, Mt. Washington Radio Group and The Conway Daily Sun.
For more information or to register as a seller in Vendor Square, contact Denise Feil of White Mountains Community College at [email protected]
To attend Sunday’s recreational events or for more information about the festival, contact Michelle Cruz at [email protected]