September 19, 2014

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Fall festival season underway

By Stephanie Choate

Observer staff

As warm-colored hues begin to sweep up the Green Mountains, the calendar fills up with fall festivals featuring local food, crafters and the bounty of the season. Here are some of the festivals planned for the upcoming weeks.

 

Observer file photo

Observer file photo

Underhill Harvest Market

Sept. 28, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sept. 29, 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Entertainment, parade, food, craft sales, old-fashioned kids games, music, hay rides and more.

www.underhillharvestmarket.com

 

Hinesburg Fall Harvest Festival

Sept. 28, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Farmers’ market, live music, kids’ activities, art show.

www.hinesburg.org

 

Bristol Harvest Festival

Sept. 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Live music, kids’ activities, craft festival, apple pie contest.

www.bristolharvestfest.com

 

Burke Mountain Fall Foliage Festival

Sept. 28, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Parade, rubber duck race, live music, kids’ activities, petting zoo, craft show and more.

www.burkevermont.com/fall-foliage-festival.php

Fall Foliage Weekend

Sept. 28-29

Waitsfield

Beer tasting festival, foliage chairlift rides at Mad River Glen.

www.madriverglen.com/?Page=fall02.html

 

Vermont Wool and Sheep Festival

Sept. 28 – 29

Tunbridge

Vendors, animal barn, food, fiber arts classes, shepherd classes.

vtsheepandwoolfest.com

 

Vermont Pumpkin Chuckin’ Festival

Sept. 29, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Kids of all ages build catapults and trebuchets to see how far they can launch pumpkins. Stowe.

vtpumpkinchuckin.blogspot.com

Stowe Oktoberfest

Oct. 5, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Oct. 6, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Parade, live music, dancing, Bavarian food and beer.

www.stoweoktoberfest.com

 

Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom Fall Foliage Festival

Sept. 30 – Oct. 5

Six festivals over six days, 50 years running—Walden, Cabot, Plainfield, Peacham, Barnet and Groton.

www.nekchamber.com

 

Sam Mazza’s Harvest Festival

Oct. 5 -6, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Colchester

Crafts, corn maze, hayrides, pony rides, petting zoo and more.

www.sammazzafarms.com

 

Brandon Harvest Fest

Oct. 5, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Brandon

Make your own leaf person, hayrides, food.

brandon.org/event/harvestfest

 

Autumn on the Green

Oct. 6, 10 a.m.

Danville

Crafts, artisans, food, entertainment, live music, children’s events.

www.autumnonthegreen.org

 

Harvest Weekend

Oct. 6 – 7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Woodstock

Traditional Vermont harvest celebration at the Billings Farm and Museum, husking bee, barn dance, food.

www.billingsfarm.org

 

Stowe Foliage Arts Festival

Oct. 11 – 13, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Stowe

More than 150 artists, crafters, food vendors.

www.craftproducers.com

 

Weston Craft Show

Oct. 11-13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Juried exhibit of Vermont artisans, including ceramics, glass, furniture, jewelry, wood and more.

westoncraftshow.com

 

Charlotte Tractor Parade

Oct. 13, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(parade at 1 p.m.)

More than 200 tractors, local music, farmers’ market, animals, rope making, kids’ games and more.

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