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Fall Events — 2014

Northern Vermont is beautiful in the Fall and there are so many fun events - we hope that you enjoy your adventures! Please check back as we'll continue to add events to the calendar through late Summer.


September 5-7
Vermont PBS Weekend for Families

Members of Vermont Public Television's Family Club are invited to Smugglers' to enjoy games, activities and entertainment on Family Day, Saturday, September 6. Saturday's activities include a Family Challenge scavenger hunt race, the Vermont Country Fair with carnival-style games, and a barbecue. In the afternoon, the Vermont Institute of Science hosts an informative program on raptors. A late afternoon family craft sessions offers families the opportunity to tie-dye t-shirts as a memento of their stay (fee-based).

Special lodging rates are available for Vermont PBS Family Club members who would like to extend their stay to encompass the weekend and enjoy resort amenities. Please call the resort's group vacation planners at 800-521-0536.

Read more about joining VPT's Family Club

September 6
Cambridge Music Festival.
This festival, now in its fourth year, showcases local bands in a delightful outdoor setting, with a market and family activities also! Headlining this year's festival are Rustic Overtones and their distinctive blend of rock, soul and funk, and The Eames Brothers' soulful blues. Seven additional talented acts will perform. The festival runs from 2 pm until midnight, rain or shine. All proceeds from the event will benefit Cambridge 360, a local organization whose mission is to raise funds from community members to cycle back into the community through projects like building a community center. For more information, please visit

September 18-21

Green Mountain Disc Golf Championship & Fall Fest
. The largest disc golf event in Vermont in 2014, the Green Mountain Championship at Smugglers' Brewster Ridge Disc Golf Course will showcase the talents of the best disc golfers in the world! With a prize purse of over $10,000 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 a PDGA A-Tier, NEFA, 2015 USDGA qualifier. Spectators are welcome.

Other activities include a a downtown disc golf course, free clinics, vendors, kids' zone and long drive contest at the school in nearby Jeffersonville on Thursday, September 18; a craft brew event & live music sponsored by Vermont's own Fiddlehead Brewing on Friday, September 19; live music, vendor showcase and mountain bike blowout sale on Saturday, September 20; and the Final 9 and awards ceremony on Sunday, September 21. Mountain bike beginners' clinics and group rides are available Friday-Sunday.

The first weekend of Autumn promises to be extraordinarily fun at Smugglers'!

Link to event poster with full details

September 19
The Vermont Symphony Orchestra at Johnson State College

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra (VSO) brings its annual "Made in Vermont" concert of classical chamber works to Johnson State College's Dibden Center for the Arts, located about 20 minutes from Smugglers'. The concert begins at 7:30 pm.

Please call Smugglers' reservationists at and mention the VSO performance for discounted lodging packages associated with this musical evening.

Tickets to the concert may be purchased on the VSO's website

September 19-21
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. For additional information and program sites, please visit

British Invasion. A weekend celebration and salute to the great British motorcar. Enjoy the cars and visit the market place! Festivities are at the Stoweflake Resort on Route 108 north of Stowe Village. For more information, visit

September 20
36th 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. 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. $8/adults, $5/child, free to children under 3. Info:

September 20-21
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! Come taste our internationally award-winning wines, Vermont Ice wines and cream liqueurs – “Vermont’s Crème de la Crème”. Live music, winery tours and wine tasting, local food vendors, horse drawn wagon rides, tractor-pulled hayrides, face painting. The grape stomping contest is at 2 pm each day. Enter the raffle for Vermont gift baskets; proceeds benefit Camp Ta-Kum-Ta for children suffering from cancer. $2 parking fee also benefits Camp Ta-Kum-Ta. Festival takes place 10am – 5pm Saturday & Sunday. For details, please visit

September 25-28
Lamoille County Players present "The Music Man,"
a classic musical following fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band he vows to organize. Information:

September 25 - October 12
Stowe Theatre Guild presents Cole Porter's classic "Kiss Me, Kate."
Information: 802-253-3961 or

September 27 and 28
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 27
Relay for Life: Smuggs for Life
A new and exciting 12-hour Relay for Life event located at Smugglers' Notch Resort. Friends and family are encouraged to join Smuggs for Life and support the American Cancer Society's mission of saving more lives from cancer. Form a team or sign up as an individual to walk a scenic trail loop at Smuggs. More information at Relay for Life-Smuggs for Life.


October 2-5
The Lamoille County Players present "The Music Man"
, a classic musical following fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band he vows to organize. Historic Hyde Park Opera House, Hyde Park. Information:

October 5
Cambridge Area Rotary 5K Fun Run
. The Cambridge Area Rotary hosts its 7th annual Fun Run, open to runners and walkers of all ages and abilities, following the scenic back roads from Cambridge to Jeffersonville. For more information, visit

October 4-5
Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival
. Demonstrations, wool and yarn sales, children's activities. Fairgrounds, Tunbridge, Vermont. Information:

Vermont Foliage Studio Tour. Perhaps you've enjoyed the very popular statewide Spring studio tour, where artists and craftspeople welcome visitors into their studios? In Fall, there's an extra bonus - your explorations include the addition of Vermont's legendary autumn colors! There are many artists' studios located just a short drive from the resort. Details on artists' studios open for the weekend can be found, by county, at

October 11
Fairfax Fire Department Calcutta.
The Fairfax Fire Department hosts their 12th annual Calcutta - their primary fundraiser - in the Meeting House at Smugglers'. A $100 ticket includes two dinners and raffle. Doors open at 6:00 pm, and there will be a full cash bar available, with a full buffet served at 7:00 pm. A raffle will follow the meal. Coffee and dessert will be served during the raffle. Please contact Dave at 802-324-2619 to reserve your dinner tickets. Please note that inquiries for ticket purchases must be received by Monday, October 6.

October 19
Trail Race at Smugglers'.
Join us for the final trail race in our three race series! A 4k, 8k and Kids' Fun Run will take place in and around our cross-country trail network. Open to runners of all abilities!

All races start at the resort's Nordic/Tennis Center. The Kids' Fun Run begins at 9:30 am and the 4k and 8k begin at 10:00 am.

Cost: $20 with online registration prior to event, $25 day of event. $10 ages 7-15, online or day of. Kids 7 and under compete for free. A complete sports waiver is required before the start of the series. Proceeds benefit the Flyin' Ryan Foundation, Cambridge Food Shelf, and Lamoille County Girls on the Run. We will be collecting non-perishable food items and old sneakers (kids and adult sizes) on race day. Register online

November 21-23
The Vermont Handcrafters' Holiday Fine Craft and Art Show.
This showcase of fine art and crafts is a seasonal tradition in our area! At the Sheraton Conference Center on Route 2/Main Street in Burlington.
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