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2016 Daffodil Weekend on Nantucket

                  Nantucket Celebrates Spring

#ACK #daffy15 #daffodilweekend

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                    Nantucket See’s Yellow

The Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce holds their annual Daffodil Festival Weekend the last weekend in April. This year’s festivities are Friday – Sunday, April 29th – May 1st. This is the first big weekend 2016 event on the island 30 miles off of Cape Cod. So getting there is key.  Next week The New England Story  will tell you more on where to stay and we will be at the weekend events.

Getting There

Planning your trip to Nantucket is key!   We’ll have more on booking  your accommodations and more. It’s important to book your hotel , Inn + B&B reservations now! This is  a full on island event celebration.  Reserve your flight on Cape Air  or by boat on Hyline Cruises  fast 1 hour passenger boat or  the 2 hour slow ferry which accommodates vehicles.  There are many people that go to the island for Saturday’s festivities so in some cases you may NOT want to bring a vehicle and just stay in town.  The Steamship Authority also offers ferry service to Nantucket.

Pretty cars! #nantucket #ack #daffodil #daffyday #daffodilday #daffyparade #daffodilweekend #islandlife #mainstreet #spring #daffy15 @nantucketchamber

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Many like to come in Friday and stay the weekend.  Saturday’s Antique Car parade in town is a favorite throughout New England. 100 Vintage Cars  line up at 9:30am.  Did we mention everything and everyone is decorated in DAFFY Style!  The Parade starts in town  at 10am and then at noon heads out to lovely ‘Sconset for a tailgating picnic held on the villages lush lawns.

You’ll never know what you will see at DAFFY Days, but one thing is for sure there’s plenty of spirit at this fun community event!

Fashion + Style are key and our friend Holly at The Nantucket BlACKbook will have all the details on the islands events for Daffy Weekend as well as the entire summer.

Other events throughout the weekend include Wine Tastings, Scavenger Hunts, Window Decorating Contest, Dinner at Bartlett’s Farm, Yoga, Book Sale, a children’s parade, a dog parade, Sunday’s 5K race and the 41st Annual Daffodil Show on Sunday from 10:00am to 4pm sponsored by the Nantucket Garden Club. Click Here for More Event information

We look forward to bringing you more details soon. Get DAFFY With US! We hope to see you there!

#nantucket#daffodilweekend#spring2015#ack2015#lighthouse#sanktay

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Mt Washington Chili + Chocolate Weekend 2016

Chili Meets Chocolate

Every year for the last 13 years on a weekend in late February Chili meets Chocolate in Mt Washington Valley in North Conway, New Hampshire.

photocollage MT WAshington Chocolate FEstivalThe Chocolate Festival has been going on for 27 years to be exact. It’s a Chocolate lovers dream. Participants can visit  a trail of chocolate from gourmet hot chocolate, brownie sundaes, chocolate fondue with a variety of dippers, handmade chocolate confections, hand dipped pretzels and more. 

Visitors enter to win a $200 gift certificate at each of the  trail-side chocolate destinations. You can experience some of New Hampshire’s finest accommodations  as they are participants in this event. The 1785 Inn  Adventure Suites  and The Buttonwood Inn  are just three of the man other inns of North Conway to visit who participate in this event.

The one day event held from 11-4 is always  a winning combination for the weekend Chili Festival. It’s the ultimate combination of sweet and spicy. Plus, you can mix in a little skiing and shopping and dining.

13th Annual Chili Cook Off

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Over 400 people attended this years Chilly Chili Cook-Off  25 Chilies participated and prepared tastings for the crowd and 6 judges. 16 retail shops in North Conway Village offered cheese samplings and wine tastings to ticket holders for the event.

Here’sMWV Chili Cookoff2016-BigDaves a list of winners  for BEST CHILI Professional Category:

BEST Chili: Big Dave’s Bagels $300 Prize. Judged by 6 individuals from the White Mountain Culinary Association and two food writers from Taste of the Seacoast and NH Magazine.

People’s Choice: Big Dave’s

BEST Cornbread: Stowe Corner Store

BEST Creative Table: Chef’s Bistro

 

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 In the Non-Profit Category the winners are:

People’s Choice BEST Chili: Leadership MWV Sponsored by Red Jacket  $125 Which helps in their annual fundraising to support repayment of student loans as one effort in the MWV to keep young professionals in the valley. 

2nd Place People;s Choice: Vaughan Center Sponsored by Hannaford  $100

3rd Place People’s Choice: Valley Promotions Sponsored by Eastern Propane  $75

BEST Cornbread: American Cancer Society, Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk Sponsored by Stonehurst Manor

BEST Creative Table: American Cancer Society, Making Strides Breast Cancer Sponsored by Stonehurst Manor

Sponsors of the event are: Cabot Cheese, Green Thumb Farm, Ragged Mountain, Horsefeathers, North Conway Community Center, Gibson Center & Tuckerman Brewing

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Thank you to Marti Mayne PR Manager at Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce for the photos of the Chilly Chili Cook-off Event.

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