Highland Games, Mud Run, Oktoberfest, and the First Annual Halloween Monster Bash will soon be upon us.

Posted By: The Ski Channel on September 15, 2011 1:03 pm

Highland Games, Mud Run, Oktoberfest, and the First Annual Halloween Monster Bash will soon be upon us.

LINCOLN, NEW HAMPSHIRE – The 36th Highland Games, New Mountain Obstacle Run, and Oktoberfest begin this fall, starting with the Games on September 16th till the 18th.

The NH (New Hampshire) Highland Games is the largest Scottish cultural celebration and Clan gathering in the Northern East Coast. The 36th annual event includes three days of traditional food, entertainment, and lively competition between the Scottish Clans. A list of events and times can be found at http://www.nhscot.org.

The highly renowned German festival, Oktoberfest, will begin shortly after the Highland Games between the 8th and 9th of October, Columbus Day Weekend.

New to NH is the Loon Mountain Monster Mud Run, which will hopefully be the first in an annual obstacle course competition. The Mud Run is a five-kilometer race that involves fourteen obstacles over a long stretch of diverse rugged terrains. The races will take place in 30-minute intervals from 11am-2pm, amongst a lively sea of music, food, and alcohol. There will be prizes distributed for the top three male, female, duo, and costumed competitors. Afterwards the Mud Run après party will continue until 5pm. For additional information about these shenanigans visit the official Monster Mud Run website.

Additionally, if you feel like getting a little freaky after the Mud Run, the First Annual Halloween Monster Bash will be held in in the Bunyan Room at 8pm. This costumed monster-mash will commence at 8pm and will feature live bands, such as Portland, Maine’s the Running Gags. Yes, there will be cash prizes for the winners of the essential best costume contest. Both Oktoberfest and the Monster Bash are 21+ and include no entrance fee.

For more detailed information on the Monster Bash, Mud Run registration, and New England Pass information, visit www.loonmtn.com.