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Tough Mudder, Brew & BBQ coming to Gunstock

August 08, 2018
From barbecue and brews to crafts to and the return of an athletic tradition, the remainder of the summer season will be busy at Gunstock.

A number of different special events will go on through October from weekly activities to major events.

Mountain Brew & BBQ will take place Friday and Saturday, Aug. 24 and 25. More than 30 breweries from around New England will be offering samples of beer and cider. Guests can also enjoy barbecue and sample from a number of different food trucks.

Friday will be Taps and Apps from 5-8 p.m. For $35, visitors can enjoy paired beers and appetizers from Chef Bryan Murphy and Lone Wolfe Brewing Co. This event is limited to 80 people.

The full Mountain Brew and BBQ will take place on Saturday, Aug. 25. General admission is from 4-7 p.m. for $35 and 200 VIP tickets are available for $50 from 3-7 p.m. with a free barbecue buffet and unlimited beer samples.

Two-day VIP Packages are available for $75.

The entire event will feature live music, and guests will receive a complimentary tasting glass.

Proceeds from the event will go to Friends of Gunstock, a nonprofit organization that promotes Gunstock's mission of health and wellness through recreation. The money will support programs such as Lakes Region Disabled Sports, Gunstock Ski Club, Gunstock Nordic Association, Gunstock Freestyle Academy, and Gunstock Mountain Historic Preservation Society.

Artisans will have their creations on display at the annual Labor Day Weekend Craft Fair on Sept. 1-3. The show sponsored by Joyce's Craft Shows will feature a number of different artists and a number of different medium such as photography, quilts, baskets, alpaca products, and so much more. The fair will take place on Sept. 1 and 2 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Monday Sept. 3 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Tough Mudder will be returning to Gunstock this year with Tough Mudder Northeast on Sept. 22-23. Participants can do the full Tough Mudder course of 10 miles and over 20 or the Half course with five miles and 13 obstacles. There will also be a 10-mile competitive race.

For tickets and information, visit https://toughmudder.com/events/find-an-event.

Gunstock is offering Mountaintop Yoga each week, where participants can go to the top of the mountain on a chairlift and do yoga with scenic views. The sessions are aimed at beginners with basic poses.

Mountaintop Yoga takes place every Sunday, Wednesday, and Saturday through Sept. 2. The last day for the season will be Saturday, Sept. 8. Participants are asked to arrive at the Panorama chairlift no later than 8:45 a.m. and the chairlifts load at 9 a.m. The class ends around 10 a.m. and all participants will receive a chairlift ride down the mountain. People are recommended to bring their own yoga mat as there is a limited number available for use.

Starting Sept. 1 Gunstock will be offering Moonlight Zip Tours every Saturday through Oct. 6. At 3:30 p.m., guests will do a demonstration and training in the base area. They will then take a chairlift to the top of the mountain, where they can enjoy drinks, appetizers, music, and yard games. At sunset guests will go down the zipline and can enjoy a bonfire and s'mores at the bottom of the mountain.

Reservations are required as there are only 20 spots available for each tour.

For more information and to register for these events, visit www.gunstock.com/events.

Penny Pitou
Martin Lord Osman
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