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Fall Events — 2016

There are plenty of events that allow you to take in the beauty of Fall in Northern Vermont - from Autumn festivals to walks, runs and rides that offer prime foliage viewing! Expand each month to view events.


September 4
Darn Tough Ride.
Hundreds of cycling enthusiasts and their friends and families gravitate to Vermont to be a part of the Darn Tough Ride incorporating some of the most celebrated unique routes, challenging climbs, and exhilarating descents in Northern Vermont. The four itineraries - family, 48, 60 and 100 miles - chosen for the Darn Tough Ride are re-designed annually to provide all riders with the best road surface available around the Stowe/Smugglers' Notch area. Online registration is available through September 3. Spectators welcome! Information:

September 15-18
FallFest at Smugglers' Notch.
Friday - Sunday. Join us for FallFest, a weekend celebrating mountain recreation and northern Vermont culture with live music and local food, craft beer and cider.

Green Mountain Disc Golf Championship. Thursday - Saturday. The largest disc golf event in Vermont in recent years, the Green Mountain Championship at Smugglers' Brewster Ridge Disc Golf Course is back! With a prize purse of over $40,000 both pro and advanced players from across the country will compete over the course of four rounds and three days to bring home the Green Mountain Championship! This tournament is PDGA A-Tier, AM B-tier. This event is currently sold out with a waiting list for players. Spectators are welcome to watch the action.

Disc Golf Pro Tour Championship. Saturday - Sunday. Smugglers' hosts the championship round on the Disc Golf Pro Tour, a points based series of five tournaments. Come watch some of the best disc golfers in the world who have qualified to compete for a top prize of $10,000.

September 16-18
British Invasion
. A weekend celebration and salute to the great British motorcar. Enjoy the cars and visit the market place! Festivities are at the Stowe Events Field just off of Route 108 north of Stowe Village. $15 for two-day general admission. Information:

Burlington Book Festival. "Three days of authorized activity"! Readings from famed authors, family events, demonstrations and workshops. Presentations held at venues in beautiful lakeside Burlington. Information:

September 17
38th Annual Harvest Festival at Shelburne Farms.
Celebrate Vermont farm and forestry traditions at this special event with music, storytelling, children's activities and traditional crafts. Farm animals and horse drawn hayrides. 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. $10/adults, $5/child, free to children under 2 and members. Information:

September 17-18
Annual Harvest Festival at Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits.

Celebrate the harvesting of the grapes at Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits with an assortment of family-friendly fun for all ages! One of Vermont's first licensed wineries, Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits crafts award-winning wines, artisan ciders, and cream liqueurs using sustainable agriculture and supporting local Vermont farms.

Live music each day by The Tenderbellies, a Burlington, Vermont-based string band that blends bluegrass, new grass, jazz and rock. Activities include winery tours, wine grape juice tasting (for all ages), delectables from local food vendors, and tractor-pulled hayrides. Don't miss the grape stomping! Festival takes place 10:00 am-6:00 pm Saturday & Sunday. Free parking and admission. For additional details, please visit

September 24 and 25
Old fashioned Harvest Market
. Located in Underhill, Vermont, about 20 minutes from the Resort, the Harvest Market kicks off on Saturday with a small-town parade at 9:00 am. Children's games, music, Vermont artisans, and delicious food offer fun for all ages. The famous Underhill Clutter Barn and town-wide yard sales yield lots of treasures!

September 28 - October 2
AppleFest at Smugglers' Notch Resort.
Celebrate a fall favorite - apples! Our second annual AppleFest highlights the traditions of apple growing in Vermont with apple-themed guided walks and free daily transportation provided to local apple orchards for pick-your-own fun. All ages can find fun with diverse activities that include tastings of sweet and hard ciders that introduce the award-winning flavors of Vermont's cideries, apple storytime, and cider press demonstrations. Savor dining specials at Resort restaurants and samples of Vermont apple specialty foods at Smugglers' Country Store. An apple a day during Vermont autumn play! Read more about AppleFest

September 29-October 2
Lamoille County Players present "Deathtrap,"
a killer comedy-drama that is the longest running production on Broadway in the comedy-thriller genre. The play is filled with twists and turns surrounding the development of an on stage mystery. Be prepared to be kept guessing! In the historic Hyde Park Opera House. Information:


October 1-2
Stowe Oktoberfest
. Stowe's Event Field on Route 108 is transformed into a Bavarian village complete with oompah bands, authentic German foods, freshly brewed Vermont beers, and face painting for the kids. Information:

Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival. Demonstrations, wool and yarn sales, herding demos, animal barn, children's activities. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Sunday. Fairgrounds, Tunbridge, Vermont. Information:

October 6-9
Lamoille County Players present "Deathtrap,"
a killer comedy-drama that is the longest running production on Broadway in the comedy-thriller genre. The play is filled with twists and turns surrounding the development of an on stage mystery. Be prepared to be kept guessing! In the historic Hyde Park Opera House. Information:

October 7-9
Stowe Foliage Arts Festival
. A short drive away through Smugglers' Notch Pass, 200 arts and crafts exhibitors offer shopping options for all interests - jewelry, home goods, decor, furniture, clothing, food, spirits, maple products, and so much more! Topnotch Field, 3420 Mountain Road (Route 108); watch for the big tent. Information:


November 18-20
The Vermont Handcrafters' Holiday Fine Craft and Art Show. This showcase of fine art and crafts produced by our state's talented artisans is a seasonal tradition in our area! At the Sheraton Conference Center on Route 2/Main Street in Burlington. Friday 10:00 am-8:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am-6:00 pm, and Sunday 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Information:

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