Waterville Valley Resort Combines Fishing and Chowder This Memorial Day in Family Escape

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Waterville Valley annouces the 24th Annual Chowderfest & Brews and Casting for Kirby Youth Fishing Derby to be offered this Memorial Day - all just 2 hours north of Boston

Summer Unlimited lodging package includes boating, mountain biking, tennis, golf, bike rentals, access to the Athletic Club, and scenic chair lift rides up Snow's Mountain.

Waterville Valley Resort has announced its annual Memorial Day program, and it is a great catch. Memorial Day weekend signals the start of the summer season in Waterville Valley, with the annual youth fishing derby, outdoor concert, and 24th Annual Chowderfest & Brews.

On Saturday May 25, 2013 from the 7:30 a.m. registration, with fishing starting at 8 a.m. the annual Casting for Kirby Youth Fishing Derby will have scores of kids trying to catch Corcoran Pond’s legendary Kirby. Prizes will be awarded across age groups. The first 100 entrants get a t-shirt. In addition, there will be pond ecology programs, a casting contest, and other activities for kids’ enjoyment. The event is sponsored by the Waterville Valley Recreation and Public Safety Departments.

For the 24th year the Town Square in Waterville Valley will host the Annual Chowderfest & Brews on Sunday, May 26th from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sample a variety of New England chowders from local area restaurants. With a $7.50 admission ($5.00 for ages 12 and under) chowder-lovers will receive sample-sized tastes of each chowder and a ballot to vote for their favorite batch. It will be a throw down Iron Chef style for the ultimate prize, the “Golden Clam” Award.

The Lantern Restaurant will host a brew tent in the center of Town Square from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., where seasonal ales from New Hampshire’s Smuttynose Brewery will be on tap. Smuttynose was founded in 1994 by the folks who started the Northampton and Portsmouth Breweries.

Chowder and seasonal ale will pair well with a free concert performed in the Town Square gazebo. ‘Tore Down House’, with band members Mark Huzar (Guitar), John Michaud (Drums), and Dave Guilmette (Bass), is based out of Manchester, NH. The band plays many classic rock and blues favorites as well as original songs that are always well received. This three member Rock & Blues band delivers a No Holds Barred onstage performance playing many styles that are sure to please everyone.

The Waterville Valley Summer Unlimited lodging package includes boating, mountain biking, tennis, golf, bike rentals, access to the White Mountain Athletic Club, use of the Waterville Valley shuttle, and scenic chair lift rides up Snow's Mountain. With all the activities included in the price, guests who take advantage of this package will save at least 50 percent on their family vacation.

Waterville Valley was designed and planned as a self-contained, four-seasons resort. Today, in addition to its world-class ski area, Waterville Valley Resort has award-winning tennis courts, golf, hiking, biking, lodging, cultural activities and summer theater, an indoor ice rink, boating, and a skate park. Dining options include both traditional favorites and elegant eateries. For more information, call 800-468-2553 or visit http://www.visitwatervillevalley.com.

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