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Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend at Waterville Valley with the 30th Annual Chowderfest & Brews

Chowder fest

Marking the 30th year of chowder in the valley, Waterville Valley will host the annual Chowderfest & Brews on Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, May 26, from 12 to 2 p.m. in the Town Square.  Family-friendly, fun and delicious, come sample a variety of chowders from local restaurants.  Vote for your favorite and the winning chowder chef will receive the coveted “Golden Clam Award.”


Pair your chowder with a brew. There will be seasonal New Hampshire beers available for guests 21 and older throughout the afternoon, and an outdoor concert in the square from 12-3 p.m.


An opportunity to help clean up the slopes we love is happening on Saturday 5/25 from 9:30 -12:30. Your bag of trash is your ticket to the free Pig Roast BBQ with music, games, food and $1 brews. Gloves and trash bags are provided and we will meet at the base of the Green Peak Lift.


On Monday, May 27, from 10-11 a.m., join a Squam Lakes Natural Science Center wildlife ambassador in Town Square for a family-friendly live animal presentation.


This year the annual Casting for Kirby youth fishing derby will be held on Saturday, June 15, in Waterville Valley.


Book a special Memorial Day lodging package that includes accommodations, Chowderfest sampling tickets, and Freedom Pass activities, including mountain bike rentals, golf, tennis and chairlift rides. When you are in Waterville Valley, you can park your car and forget it. Everything is within walking distance or hop on the free resort-wide trolley. Lodging package price starts at $291 per night based on two adults, two children and includes all taxes and fees. Advance reservations are required and a minimum two-night stay. Call 1-800-GO-VALLEY (800-468-2553) to book.


Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, is a four-season resort set in the White Mountain National Forest, just 2 hours north of Boston.  In addition to winter snowsports such as skiing and snowboarding, Waterville Valley offers award-winning tennis courts, golf, biking, cultural activities and summer theater, an indoor ice rink, boating, and a skate and bike park. Lodging choices include traditional inns and all-suite hotels, and dining options range from traditional favorites to elegant eateries. There are miles of hiking and mountain bike trails, a pond for swimming, and activities and programs for children and the whole family at the Curious George Cottage and the Recreation Center. For more information, call 800-GO-VALLEY or visit