The 34th Tournament of Mud Parade is set for Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. in North Conway Village as part of Mud Bowl Weekend, Sept. 9-11
CONWAY — Registration is now being taken via email for community participants in the 34th Tournament of Mud Parade, being held as part of Mud Bowl Weekend, Sept. 9-11.
The parade is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. This year’s theme is "Animation: It All Started with Mud!"
To register in the open community class, contact parade chair Josh Snell via email at JSnell by Sept. 2.
Look for teams to participate with such themes as "Mud Minions," "Frozen Mud," "The Lion (Mud) King," "Muddy Toy Story," "Muddy Monsters, Inc.," "Mud Duck Tales" and "A Muddy Tribute to Walt Disney."
The parade and Mud Bowl are sponsored by Amoskeag Beverage Inc. of Bow. Teams donate their winnings to the charity of their choice, and nonprofits in the open class vie for the top prize of $250, the runnerup prize of $150 and $100 for honorable mention.
Proceeds from the Mud Bowl — the championships of mud football — benefit local charities, with more than $870,000 having been raised since the first games were played locally in 1976. The games feature two-hand touch football, played in knee-deep mud, with seven players per side.
Three-day tickets are $15; day tickets are $6 ages 14 and up, and $4 ages 6 to 13; family tickets (two adults, two children) are $15 per day. Advance tickets can be purchased at the North Conway Community Center, the Vaughan Learning Center (formerly known as North Conway Day Care), Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce, all in North Conway, and Home Run Sports Training Center on Hobbs Street in Conway.
Three-day tickets serve as entry to two $500 prize drawings held Saturday and Sunday (one need not be present to win).
For further information, call Ryan Sommer at the North Conway Community Center at (603) 356-2096 (northconwaycommunitycenter.org), or the Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce at (603) 356-5701. You may also follow them on Facebook at Mt. Washington Valley Mud Bowl.