Join Tin Mountain for the 33rd First Season Dinner Auction on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the Fryeburg Academy Gymnasium.

Teach, explore research, protect, Tin Mountain inspires! Come celebrate spring at Tin Mountain’s First Season Benefit Dinner Auction on Saturday, March 9 at 5pm at the Fryeburg Academy Ada Wadsworth Arena. The First Season Benefit Dinner & Auction provides critical support for Tin Mountain’s environmental education programs offered to area children and adults. Tickets are $75 each and reservations and prepayment are requested. For reservations call Tin Mountain at 603-447-6991.

Enjoy good cheer and bid on hundreds of exciting items donated by local businesses and craftspeople. Tin Mountain’s First Season Festival Dinner Auction is the premier auction in the greater Mount Washington Valley and is considered one of the finest social gatherings of the season, with an enthusiastic crowd of 400. Mountain Top Strings will perform delightful music as attendees mingle in a forest-like setting. A festive burst of color on tables ushers in spring.

With over 300 unique silent auction items donated by local businesses, craftsman and artists—there is something for everyone!  Local actor, David Freedman presides as auctioneer over a select group of unique live bid items including summer camperships and the mystery wood nymph money basket. Auction highlights include an exotic, South Africa photo safari for two, at Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge, an informative tour in Lyme New Hampshire with world renowned bear expert, Ben Kilham, and more.

The event begins at 5 PM. Come early to locate your assigned table and bid card, feast on Hors d’oeuvres compliments of select Valley Original restaurants, bid on silent auction items, listen to music, purchase a drink, enjoy the music and mingle.

An exceptional buffet prepared by 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 & cranberry sauce, and vegan eggplant towers in marinara sauce. Main entrees are complimented with a mashed potato bar, stocked with an array of toppings on the side, 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 and salt & pepper, roasted cauliflower. The dessert station is loaded with an array of mini glazed fruit tarts, cheesecakes and whoopee pies. Delectable appetizers are provided thanks to Black Cap Grille, Hannaford from North Conway, the Oxford House Inn and Hart’s Catering.

A cash bar is provided thanks to 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. Tickets are $75 each. For more information about the event or Tin Mountain, to make reservations, donate an item, and/or learn about sponsorship opportunities contact Donna at 603-447-6991, or email

Tin Mountain Conservation Center has reached over 55,000 area children and families providing quality “hands-on” environmental education programs over the past 30 years. Proceeds from this event will ensure that children in and around the Mt. Washington Valley and western Maine continue to have an opportunity to learn about and develop a greater appreciation for the natural environment in our beautiful region.

The event could not be possible without our sponsors, the tireless efforts of trustees, staff, volunteers, the generosity of local businesses and craftspeople as well as our many attending guests. Our sponsors to date include Fryeburg Academy, Lupine, Inc., Eastern Propane and Oil, Green Thumb Farms, Northway Bank, North Country Dental, Chalmers Insurance Group, Infinger Insurance, Mason and Mason Insurance, Green Mountain Furniture, The Soaking Pot, Quisisana on Lake Kezar, Black Mountain Property Services, Inc, WMWV 93.5 FM, Magic 104 FM, Outside Television, Write Stuff, Valley Auto, Mt Washington Valley Promotions, Valley Vision, Black Cap Grille, the Oxford House Inn, and Hannaford of North Conway. click on any of the business names to learn more about them.

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,  at 603-447-6991, or email

Thank You to all of our 2019 First Season Sponsors: