A list of Vermont Fall Foliage Events Festivals for the 2011 Season
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Fall Foliage Events and Festivals 2011
Manchester Fall Art and Craft Festival
September 30, October 1, & 2, 2011 • 10am-5pm
Hildene's Meadow, 1844 River Road
Fall is Festival time in Vermont and Manchester kicks off its foliage celebration with the Manchester Fall Art and Craft Festival. 200 juried artisans exhibit and sell a wide range of contemporary and traditional craft work as well as original Art, photography, sculpture, and specialty food products. For many customers it's an annual ritual to spend a day here, seeing their favorite exhibitors and meeting new ones, buying new works including gifts for the approaching holiday season.
October 7, 8, & 9, 2011 • 10am-5pm at Topnotch Field, 4000 Mountain Road in Stowe, VT
Fall is Festival time in Vermont and Stowe celebrates the absolute zenith of foliage color with the Stowe Foliage Arts Festival. 200 juried artisans exhibit and sell a wide range of contemporary and traditional craft work as well as original Art, photography, sculpture, and specialty food products. For many customers it's an annual ritual to spend a day here, seeing their favorite exhibitors and meeting new ones, buying new works including gifts for the approaching holiday season.
Certainly, shopping is a chief reason why people come to the event. There is truly a cornucopia of creativity under the colossal Camelot tents which are heated if necessary. Everything from the simple to the sublime can be found within the artists booths: mugs to men's linen jackets, wallets to designer leather bags, prints to one of a kind creations, and jams and jellies to maple distilled vodka.
Besides buying from the actual artists and artisans of the goods and supporting a localvore economy, customers get to meet and chat with them. They are an interesting group of individuals with eccentric backgrounds and are usually friendly and gregariously articulate. In addition to a purchase, there is scintillating conversation and sometimes even a nascent friendship.
There is a fabulous food court serving a wide range of localvore items: Organic wood fired pizza, grass fed burgers, lobster rolls, soups and salads, sweet potato fries, local apple cider, tacos, pulled pork and all the trimmings, grilled cheese Paninis, and so forth. In addition the Vermont Beer Cheese and Sausage tent returns for the fourth year. A dozen Vermont beers will be served along with Vermont cheese and sausages.
While having a bite and a beer in the dining tent, enjoy live music on Saturday and Sunday. All in all, spending a day at the Stowe Foliage Arts Festival is a great way to enjoy Vermont during its most glorious season.
Northeast Kingdom Foliage Festival
The Northeast Kingdom Fall Foliage Festival brings a piece of “Old Vermont” to life for visitors with local crafts, hymn sings, band concerts, church suppers, historical tours and the most beautiful fall colors you have ever seen! Seven unique festivals are held over six consecutive days, now over 50 years running. The communities of Walden, Cabot, Plainfield, Peacham, Barnet, East Burk and Groton invite you to come celebrate rural Vermont in all of its splendor.
September 24th, 2011
Our biggest festival of the year is our annual Fall Foliage Festival. The day starts at 9:00 and runs to 3:00.
The days' events include:
Parade starts at 10:00
Rubber Duck Race
Kids Area with a Jump House, face painting and more
Beer & Wine Tent
If you are an artist or craftsperson and would like to participate in the craft fair, please email email@example.com
2011 Annual Fall Foliage Festival
Date: Monday, September 26, 2011 - Saturday, October 1, 2011
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday, September 26 - Walden
Join us for Walden's Country Fair! Our day begins with registration at 9 a.m. with coffee & donus. Enjoy the sights and sounds of country life at a display of traditional action exhibits: quilt tying, spinning & knitting, wood crafts, working oxen & draft horse, milling lumber, interacting with a myriad of farm animals, large & small. The folks of Walden will share their arts & crafts, country music and small home businesses. A homemade soup & sanwich lunch will sustain you for an afternoon of tours to a dairy farm, a Morgan Horse farm and our rural school, with a little dancing and a snack thrown in. A family-style Barbecued Beef Supper will be served with mashed potatoes, veggies and home-baked pies, beginning at 5:30 p.m., $10. For supper reservations, call 802-533-7122. For more information, contact Judy Clifford, 802-563-2777, PO Box 54, West Danville, VT 05873 or Jane Muraro (Iron Horse Morgan Farm) to leave call back information, 802-533-9802. We're anxious to meet you!
Tuesday, September 27 - Cabot
Welcome! Coffee Hour begins at 9:00 a.m. in the Cabot Historical Building. Make a day touring old school houses, craft shops, the Public Library, Cabot Creamery and Historical Building. Crafts available in the gym from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Beef Stew Luncheon at Cabot Church at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 & 1:15 p.m. In the afternoon, enjoy a hayride to a sugarhouse and hike to Nichols Ledge at 2 p.m. Turkey Dinner (adults $10, children $5, Blanche Lamore 802-563-2457). Tickets for luncheon, dinner and tour can be purchased at the same time. For details, contact Fall Festival Chairman Blanche Lamore, 1097 West Hill Road, Marshfield, VT 05658, 802-563-2457.
Wednesday, September 28 - Plainfield
A full day of activities begins with Coffee Hour at 9 a.m. and registration at Grace United Methodist Church. Foliage tours available at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tours telling the history of the Barre granite quarries, see glass blowers at work, taste wind at Grandview Winery, scenic spots and a hile to Owls Head with a bag lunch. Other points of interest will be offered throughout the day. Crafts, baked goods, and jewelry will be for sale, along with other items of interest for everyone. Cafeteria-style luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $5.00. Entertainment in the afternoon. Barbecued Chicken, Mostaccioli and Baked Bean Supper at 5 and 6 p.m. for $12.00. For reservations, contact Joanne Martin, 802-454-7301 or Joyce Fowler, 802-454-8306.
Thursday, September 29 - Peacham
Registration and arts and crafts sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Peacham Town Hall. Tickets for lunch, ghost walk and dinner can be picked up. Exhibits at the Blacksmith Shop and Historical House. (Homemade treats served). Peacham Library book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Scenic bus tour at 10:15 a.m. $3. Lunch at Peacham Elementary School 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. $6. New Astronomy Center open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ghost walk at 2 p.m. $4. Harp music in Church sanctuary 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dinner at church, seatings at 5 and 6:30 p.m. (Spaghetti supper...vegetarian and meat sauces, salad, garlic bread, hommade apple crisp with ice cream). Adults $10, childre $5, under 6 free. Tickets available at door. Coordinators are Marilyn Magnus, 802-592-3320, Sally Goss, 802-563-3113, Sharon Fuehrer, 802-592-3326.
Friday, September 30 - Barnet
Come to the Barnet Center vestry at 8 a.m. to 12 noon for pancake breakfast including Vermont maple syrup and sausage. Arts & crafts will be in the vestry and surrounding grounds all day. Wagon rides, starting at the vestry will be ginve weather permitting. A bus tour between Ben Thresher's Mill , the Sunset Alpaca Farm, the Walter Harvey Meeting House and traveling scenic back roads. Arts & crafts are also at the McIndoes Church, with soup and sandwich lunch served at 11:30 a.m. A European Coffee Hour will be from 1 to 4 p.m at the West Barnet Church. Enjoy a Ham Dinner at the Barnet Center vestry, starting at 4 p.m. and continuing until all served ($10). For reservations, contact Bob Gibson, PO Box 131, Barnet, VT 05821, 802-633-2242. For more information the day of the event, 802-633-4397.
Saturday, October 1 - Groton
Join us in Groton for our Festival Day. Start with a Lumberjack Breakfast at the Methodist Church from 7 to 10 a.m. Visit our Library, where there will be a book sale throughout the day. McLure's Band will perform at the bandstand at 11 a.m. Blue Mountain Cheerleaders will serve a light lunch at the Food Court. Our Annual Parade starts at 1:30 p.m. Browse in the Peter Paul Historical House anytime during the day. Participate in the Old Fashioned Hymn Sing a the Babtist Church at 8 p.m. to close the day. Serving times for our FamousChicken Pie Supper at 4:30, 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets available after July 1 at $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12. You must make reservations. Contact Peter Lyon, 848 West Shore Drive, Groton, VT 05046, 802-584-3020. (Take-out reservations are also available.)
FOR MORE DETAILS OR LODGING LIST, CONTACT:
Northeast Kingdom Chamber of Commerce
51 Depot Square, Ste 3
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
Contact: Betty Hatch, Fall Foliage Festival Chair: 802-563-2472