Chinook Winter Carnival

Chinooks New England Present the 18th annual
Chinook Winter Carnival 2012. February 11th, Tamworth New Hampshire

18th  Annual Chinook Winter Carnival
at the
Tamworth Winter Carnival

Presented by "Chinooks New England"
Tamworth, New Hampshire
February 11, 2012

Your hosts, The Chinook Owners Association, Chinooks New England and Remick museum are pleased to announce the upcoming  18th Annual Chinook Winter Carnival.  This year again the Chinook Winter Carnival is combined with the Tamworth’s Winter Carnival for a fun family-friendly event on Saturday, February 11th.  The Chinooks will give sled dog rides weather permitting   In the past the Chinooks have given over  a hundred rides! This is also a chance for you to put your Chinook on a team. This is an old-fashioned country event with horse drawn sleigh rides, ice harvesting, snowball throwing contests etc.  There will be a special display highlighting the history of sled dog racing and the Chinooks along with the regular museum displays.
For those of you who join us for the weekend the suggested main stay is the Samantha’s Inn.  Dogs are allowed in the Inn, but must be crated when you are not in your room with them.   This is a pet and child friendly motel with an indoor swimming pool and very reasonable rates starting at around $75.00 a night for a basic room with a queen bed.  Call Samantha’s at (603) 323-9100, be sure and tell them you are with the Chinook group to get a discounted room rate.  Another option is the Lazy Dog Inn a dog friendly B & B in Chochorua. Call  603-323-8350. The Lazy Dog Inn does not allow children.
Arrangements are being made for a group dinner at Samantha's.

Many people in the past have come to this event just to meet the Chinook breed and have gone on to be Chinook owners!

Book your rooms now, this is a well-attended event and Samantha’s  Inn and other options normally fill for the weekend.  This event  open to everyone whether you own a Chinook or not.  Everyone Welcome! Bring the kids and your Chinook.
There is an event entry fee. Your Chinook is your “ticket” to attend the  event for you and your family you do not have to pay a fee.
This is a weather dependant event. lack of snow or warm temperatures will not allow  for public sled dog rides. the winter carnival is on however despite unfavorable WEATHER ALONG with the Saturday night buffet and possibly Sunday am sledding in the state forest.

Friday evening:  For those staying the weekend we will check in and meet in the pub/restaurant at Samantha’s  between 5pm and 6pm and say hello and have something for dinner together.
Saturday: Chinook Winter Carnival and Tamworth Winter Carnival 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  Bring the kids; this is a family event at the Remick Country Doctor Museum located on Cleveland Hill Road almost across from the Tamworth Inn.  We will meet at the Remick Museum and assemble our teams at 9:30 a.m.  We will give rides, weather permitting (snow & temperature), from about 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. After is some free time to relax and explore the area.
Even if you do not participate in the dog sled rides we need your help. “Safety’ people will be needed holding/ starting teams, hitching and un hitching. We need ambassadors to help Ruth Lind and Rastro at the sled dog display, handing out information on the breed and clubs.
At 6:00 PM, we will meet as a group at the Samantha’s Inn and have dinner for our annual get together And CNE meeting.  Join us for dinner even if you are coming for the day.
Sunday: After breakfast  From  about 9:30 a.m. until noon, there will be sledding and skijoring at Hemengway State Forest.  The Tamworth Outing Club will have groomed trails available for us. If your Chinook has never skijored or run on a sled team this is your chance to give it a try.
The village of Tamworth has embraced the return of the Chinook.  We have made new friends every year and have been given a warm welcome by all involved . This has grown in to a major showcase of the Chinook breed at a public event. So, join us for the day or for the weekend and take a trip back in time, to where Arthur Walden developed the Chinook breed.

If you have any questions contact Rick Skoglund or call Rick at 1-207-832-5227