Stampedes, Corn Mazes, and Boat Races

2013-logo-header-webThe Queen City Stampede

I’m going to start at the end with this event, because I think it’s important to get the word out about how this event came to be. The proceeds from this event will help support the incredible mission of the Holy Cross Family Learning Center, a welcoming place in Manchester for people of various cultures to begin or continue their education. The center is a grant-driven initiative that has relied on the support of monetary gifts, in-kind donations, benefactors and assistance from the Sisters of the Holy Cross. But the need is outstripping the resources, and as the center looks for a long-term solution, it has teamed up with Urban Stampede to present the first stampede in Manchester!

So do you think you have what it takes to compete in the inaugural Queen City Stampede on September 21? A 5k course combined with problem solving challenges scattered across the city is sure to test your ingenuity and stamina. Teams of 2 will compete to solve the clues found in Manchester historical hotspots, city favorites, and other locations. The race is family friendly, so kids 8 years and old can participate with an adult. So grab a partner and head on out to take part in this amazing event and put your skills to work for an amazing organization. Visit their website to register and get full details about race day. You can also use the promo code: “AMAZING” for a discount!

DSC00231-e1377485641375Nighttime Corn Maze Adventure

I think corn mazes are scary enough in broad daylight, but a nighttime corn maze is simply terrifying. So I must try it!

Head on over to the Beans and Greens Farm in Gilford for this nighttime spectacular. Run the maze in the dark and try to find your way out. Or even better, try to find your way to the food stand located within the maze to enjoy some hot apple cider and donuts. Reservations are required as only so many people can go wandering the corn at night, so call 603-293-2853 to reserve your spot today. The maze is open Friday and Saturday nights until Saturday, October 26. It’s only $7 for kids and $9 for adults. Be sure to take a friend, so when you get lost, you at least won’t be alone.


7th Annual Kingston Fall Classic

Another thing that terrifies me: watching boat races! I mean, there are no brakes on these things!

You’ll want to be in Kingston on September 21 and 22 for the 7th Annual Kingston Fall Classic as the South Shore Outboard Association puts on the final races on Greenwood Pond. The event is free to the public, but there will be food stands at the event. Proceeds from the food stands will go to benefit the Kingston Children’s Center, a non-profit organization focused on providing childcare and early education, especially to children with special needs. Both days will be packed with exciting races, and you’ll even get to meet the drivers. So bring the whole family!

Check It Out

It’s Fall Restaurant Week in Nashua from September 23 until September 29. Visit their website for a list of featured restaurants. So pull up a chair and enjoy some of the great cuisine New Hampshire has to offer.

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