Join Swampscott Council on Aging & Best of Times Travel as we travel to the Mountains of Maine during the peak of Fall Foliage season. Our program is packed with Tons of Fun and Tons of Value. Stay at the Grand Summit Resort at Sunday River and visit Maine’s oldest and largest agricultural fair the Fryeburg Fair. On our Moose Safari learn about the official mascot of Maine, the Moose. Take in the spectacle of the Fall Foliage from the Summit of Sunday River via our included Chondola ride. Add in 2 Nights of fantastic fun, delicious meals, even more touring and some of the finest accommodations in the state and you are sure to experience one of the most comprehensive fall foliage trips you could ever imagine.
• Roundtrip Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
• 2 Nights Deluxe Accommodations at Sunday River Resort & Hotel
• 4 Meals (2 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners)
• Admission to the world famous Fryeburg Fair
• Chondola Ride Tour
• Moose Safari Tour
• Sunday River Fall Festival & the Wife Carrying Competition
• Services of a Best of Times Professional Tour Director
• Luggage Handling & Taxes
• Best of Times Travel Tour Director Gratuities Are Included
• Optional Travelers Insurance by Chubb is offered - Click Here for Details on Chubb Travel Insurance Program
*Best of Times Travel will notify you of the closest departure point to where you live approximately 3 weeks prior to the trip departure date.
The Fryeburg Fair - It was a chilly day in March of 1851 when a few local farmers and merchants got together and decided to show off their produce, cattle and wares to the community. Since those humble beginnings, Fryeburg Fair has grown to become Maine’s largest agricultural fair complete with harness racing, a farm museum second to none, the world’s largest steer and oxen show and a reputation known throughout North America. Enjoy lunch on your own here at the fair and take in some of the great events such as Ox Pulling, Beef & Lamb Auctions, the Flower Show, Horse Pulling, and everyone’s favorite Harness Racing.
Here's a short video from Chronicle About the Fryeburg Fair - Click Here!
Chondola Ride - Included in your package is the Chondola ride that takes us to the top of North Peak at Sunday River, giving visitors spectacular views of the Mahoosuc Mountains and across the Sunday River Valley. Visible within a short walk from the top are all eight of Sunday River’s peaks, along with the entire Mahoosuc Range including Old Speck Mountain - the third highest peak in Maine with an elevation over 4,000 ft. For the ride up, guests can choose between open chairs or enclosed gondola cabins, then for the return trip can choose to ride down in a gondola cabin or hike down one of our recommended trails.
Sunday River Fall Festival & North American Wife Carrying Competition - the Sunday River Fall Festival Voted one of the Top 100 Events in the Country. Come and celebrate the end of summer with live music, the always-entertaining 17th Annual North American Wife Carrying Championship, the 33rd Annual Blue Mountain Arts & Crafts Fair, and a full array of activities including wagon rides, chainsaw demonstrations, and wine tent. About Wife Carrying: The legend behind the North American Wife Carrying Championship is based on 19th century Finnish legend “Ronkainen the Robber” who had high qualifications for the men he accepted into his band. To prove their worth,men had to compete through a difficult course with a heavy sack (or woman grabbed from neighboring villages) on their back. Today Sunday River continues the tradition with the 15th annual North American Wife Carrying Championship. Wife-carrying is based on husband-and-wife teams racing with the husband carrying the wife through a regulation length 278-yard obstacle course featuring log hurdles, sand traps, and the always popular “widow maker” water hazard. Enjoy as teams compete for fame, fortune, and a chance to compete at the World Championships in Finland the following summer. The winning couple takes home the wife’s weight in beer, five times her weight in cash, and an entry into the World Championship.
Here's A Short Video with a Glimpse into this Mayhem - Click Here!
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Rates and itineraries shown here were in effect at the time of printing and no changes are anticipated; however, Best of Times Travel reserves the right to withdraw any tour or to make any rate changes, as necessary. Prices are subject to change. A deposit is always required to confirm a reservation. A Deposit of $50pp, plus insurance premium (if selected) is due upon registration to confirm your reservation. Travel Insurance: We recommend your purchase of optional travel insurance. This optional travel insurance is per person and the premium is based on the overall trip cost. Travelers MUST purchase the plan at the time of initial deposit. Coverage will not be in place unless your full Deposit is received. Cancellation schedule and fees are in place regardless of cancellation reason (including, but not limited to, force majeure, health pandemics or government restrictions). Travel Insurance Premium is also Non-Refundable regardless of cancellation reason. Payment in full must be received by August 12th, 2022 or this may result in an automatic cancellation. Please note: All cancellations must be made in writing and sent to Best of Times Travel. The date of cancellation is deemed to be the date received by Best of Times Travel. Cancellation Charges for this programs are as follows: Cancellations from date of booking until 8/12/22 have no cancellation fee. Cancellations from 8/13/22 until 9/6/22 will be assessed a cancellation fee of 75% of the total fare. Cancellations after 9/6/22 will receive no refund, 100% of total fare. Best of Times Travel is not responsible for any refunds over and above said amount. Best of Times Travel may at its discretion issue any refunds, in whole or in part, in the form of future travel credit.
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