Come celebrate spring at Tin Mountain’s First Season Benefit Dinner Auction on Saturday, March 10 at 5 PM at the Fryeburg Academy Ada Wadsworth Arena. Tickets are $60 each. Reservations and prepayment are requested by calling 603-447-6991.

Join Tin Mountain trustees, staff and friends for a fabulous evening. Enjoy good cheer and bid on hundreds of exciting items donated by local businesses and craftspeople. Tin Mountain’s First Season Benefit Dinner Auction is the premier auction in the greater Mount Washington Valley. Mountain Top Strings will perform delightful music as attendees mingle in a forest-like setting.

With over 300 unique silent auction items donated by local businesses, craftsmen, and artists—including fine dining certificates, luxurious and rugged getaways, furniture, fine art, blown glass, and sculptures—there is something for everyone! Tin Mountain Trustee and talented actor David Freedman presides as auctioneer over unique live bid items, including summer camperships, the Tin Mountain money basket (the Valley’s best kept secret) and contribution bids to the Tin Mountain college scholarship fund.

This year’s auction highlights include an exotic six-day South African photo safari for two at Zulu Nyala Game Reserve; a walk in the woods with world-renowned bear expert Ben Kilham for a group of up to ten people; a thrilling skydive with Sky New England, magnificent mystery packages, and much more.

Some of Tin Mountain Conservation Center’s First Season Dinner Auction sponsors at the Tin Mountain Nature Learning Center.  (JAMIE GEMMITI PHOTO)

Come early to locate your assigned table and bid card, feast on hors d’oeuvres compliments of Valley Originals restaurants, view bid items, listen to music, purchase a drink, enjoy the music, and mingle.

Hart’s Catering offers an exceptional buffet menu, including slow-roasted hand-carved prime rib of beef with horseradish cream sauce and cranberry chutney, hand-carved whole-roasted turkey with dressing, gravy and cranberry sauce, and vegan eggplant towers in marinara sauce. Main entrees are complimented with a mashed potato bar, stocked with an array of toppings including butter, sour cream, bacon, fresh chives, broccoli, shredded cheeses, and honey; quinoa and chickpea tabbouleh salad with dried cranberries; green beans with olive oil, salt, and pepper; roasted cauliflower; Caesar salad; mesclun and romaine tossed salad with oil and vinegar; and a warm apple crisp.

A cash bar will be provided by the Oxford House Inn and sodas by Pepsi Varsity Beverage. To satisfy any remaining craving, Lindt Chocolate provides complimentary smooth, creamy chocolate truffles.

Reservations and payment in advance are requested, as seating is assigned and space is limited. You can reserve any number of seats, a table of 8, or a table of 16.

Tin Mountain Conservation Center promotes an appreciation for the natural environment through hands-on programs in schools, at summer camps, and in the community and demonstrates responsible stewardship of natural resources through land protection, research, sustainable forestry, agriculture, and energy.

For more information about the event or Tin Mountain, to make reservations, to donate an item, and/or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, contact Donna Marie Dolan, Public Relations/Communications Manager at 603-447-6991, or email

Our 2018 sponsors include: Fryeburg Academy, Lupine, Inc., Black Mountain Property Management, Chalmers Insurance Group, Crest Auto World, Glen Ledge Corner Store, Green Mountain Furniture, Green Thumb Farms, Infinger Insurance, M&M Assurance Group, North Country Dental, Northway Bank,  Lindt Chocolate, the Valley Originals, and the local media.

First Season Sponsors:

Chalmers Infinger 

       Glen Ledge Corner Store            Lindt Chocolate  

Black Mountain Property Services        Crest Auto World