December 1, 2015

Arts & Entertainment

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.


Hinesburg Fall Harvest Festival

Sept. 28, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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


Bristol Harvest Festival

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

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


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.

Fall Foliage Weekend

Sept. 28-29


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


Vermont Wool and Sheep Festival

Sept. 28 – 29


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


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.

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.


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.


Sam Mazza’s Harvest Festival

Oct. 5 -6, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.


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


Brandon Harvest Fest

Oct. 5, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Make your own leaf person, hayrides, food.


Autumn on the Green

Oct. 6, 10 a.m.


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


Harvest Weekend

Oct. 6 – 7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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


Stowe Foliage Arts Festival

Oct. 11 – 13, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


More than 150 artists, crafters, food vendors.


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.


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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