Gather resources for a healthier lifestyle & great White Mountains recreation ideas
North Conway, NH – While Covid put a quick end to last year’s planned White Mountains Outdoor Fest, the motivation for a festival celebrating healthy living and outdoor recreation gained momentum during the pandemic. As we look forward to hitting the outdoors this summer, the White Mountains Community College (WMCC) in partnership with the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce plans to present The White Mountains Outdoor, Health, and Wellness Fest on Saturday & Sunday, July 17 & 18, 2021 in North Conway, NH. This unique Fest is focused on the promotion of Whole Health that is gained through outdoor recreation, healthful nutrition, along with conventional, and allied health and wellness services. There could not be a more opportune time to have such an event. The public and our businesses are hungry to get out and reconnect with each other.
This is a weekend of resources, mindfulness, healthier lifestyle, education and recreation. The purpose is to encourage responsible outdoor recreation, health, and wellness, while introducing the North Conway campus of WMCC and their allied partners. The event is poised to help introduce awareness of WMCC’s degree and certification programs in the health, wellness and various disciplines.
The Fest will take place over two days. On Saturday, July 17th the event will include a Vendor Square at Schouler Park in North Conway from 10:00am – 4:00pm. All the vendors and exhibitors will touch some aspect of adding healthful value to our lives. They will be bringing awareness to the beauty and partaking in the recreational wealth of our Mt Washington Valley area. The Vendor Square will include exhibitors who will provide information about being responsible when recreating in the White Mountainsalong with enlightening and eye-opening demonstrations of pet CPR and First Aid, yoga on the lawn, cycling plus hiking, virtually walking through a dementia experience, courses at the college, local nutritional eateries, presentations and so much more.
Vendors will receive a 10 x 10 space. The registration fee for vendors is $25, nonprofits are free. The registration fee will help support the costs of the event and net proceeds will go toward the WMCC President’s fund that aids their students who may have outstanding financial need.
The morning of July 17 will start with the Kickin’ Asphalt 5k/10k Run with Rockhopper Races at Schouler Park. The race start will include 5k/10k and 5k walk followed by a Toddler Dash. Participants can register online or morning of the event. A portion of the proceeds from this run will help support the Mount Washington Observatory.
Sunday, July 18th will be filled with outdoor recreational fun the Valley offers, including guided bike rides with the MWV Bicycling Club, full and half day guided hikes with Redline Guiding and guided tours of historical Livermore offered by Ragged Mountain Equipment, and additional events may be added.
To date, sponsors of the White Mountain Outdoor, Health, and Wellness Fest include Chalmers Insurance Group and Patriot Insurance, Memorial MaineHealth, Profile Subaru, Mt. Washington Radio Group and the Conway Daily Sun.
For more information or to sign up as a vendor in the Vendor Square, please contact Denise Feil at White Mountains Community College at dfeil. To participate in the Sunday recreational events or for additional information on the festival, contact Michelle Cruz at Events.