Fall festival season underway
By Stephanie Choate
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.
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
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.
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.
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.