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Fall Events — 2013

Northern Vermont is beautiful in the Fall and there are so many fun events - we hope that you enjoy your adventures!


September 7
Riglet Park Experience.
Join our ace snowboard instruction team at the Burton Snowboards flagship store in Burlington from 11:00 - 3:00 pm. It's an introductory learn-to-shred session for young kids ages 3-6! 80 Industrial Parkway, Burlington.

Cambridge Music Festival. This festival, now in its third year, showcases local bands in a delightful outdoor setting. The festival runs from noon until midnight, rain or shine. This year, an exciting array of genres offer music from gospel infused funk to power reggae; meet the talented performers. In addition to the nine musical performances throughout the day, there are family activities, specialty food and art market and yoga. Location: The Porter Farm, 1876 Lower Pleasant Valley Road, Cambridge. Festival details

September 17
Talk Like a Pirate Day at Smuggs!
Our Friendly Pirate will be hosting a Pirate Day pARRRRty a bit ahead of the regularly scheduled Talk Like a Pirate Day! Join him in the Mountain Grille from 5-8 pm; visitors ARRRRR encouraged to wear pirate gARRRRb, and buckos of all ages are welcome! Prizes for the best dressed pirate and the best babbling buccaneer!

Why does it take pirates so long to learn the alphabet?
Because they can spend years at C!

and another...

Which socks are a pirate's favorites? ARRRRgyle!

September 20
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 20-22
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 21-22
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”. The Boyden family has been farming the hillsides of Vermont for four generations and has been voted the best winery in Vermont 2 years in a row in the Seven Daysies reader’s choice awards. Tastings, Meet the Winemaker, Local Artisans, Local Foods, Grape Stomping Contests for the kids, and more! 10am – 5pm Saturday & Sunday. Please visit

September 22
Smugglers' Notch Ski and Snowboard Club Golf Outing.
Join the club at the Bakersfield Country Club. 10:00 am shotgun start; $75 individual includes golf, cart, lunch and raffle. Form a team and join the fun! To preregister, email

September 25 - October 12
Stowe Theatre Guild presents Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera "Pirates of Penzance."
Information: 802-253-3961 or

September 28 and 29
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!

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


October 3-6, 10-13
The Lamoille County Players present "Bye Bye Birdie"
, described as one of the most captivating musicals of our time, about a rock and roll singer about to be inducted into the Army. Historic Hyde Park Opera House, Hyde Park. Information:

October 4-6
Stowe Oktoberfest
. Parade, oompah bands, singing, dancing, delicious German-style food and drink, children's tent. Stowe's Jackson Arena is transformed into a Bavarian village for this popular annual event, now in its 17th year! Information:

October 5 and 6
Cambridge Village Civil War Days.
The historic village of Cambridge, located on Route 15 about 10 minutes west of the resort, will step back 150 years and be transformed into a busy community of Civil War-era activities. Visitors will enjoy a wide range of displays, talks on period-related topics, period music, and demonstrations of battle tactics used in the conflict. Meet soldiers and civilian reenactors, from townspeople through politicians. Browse vendors offering goods and food. Activities for all ages. Saturday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm and Sunday, 10:00 am - 3:30 pm. Event 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
Cambridge Arts Council Mixer at Bryan Memorial Gallery.
An evening of art, conversation, food, wine and the delightful music of pianist Arthur Zorn. Free to the public; sponsored by the Cambridge Arts Council. Bryan Memorial Gallery, 180 Main Street, Jeffersonville.

October 12
5th Annual Discover Food & Wine.
This evening event at Smugglers' Notch Resort showcases the best of Vermont's renowned specialty foods, from cheeses to chocolate to coffee and more! Wine tastings feature award-winning Vermont wines as well as other domestic and international wines. This is a wonderful evening during Vermont's beautiful foliage season. Full information and video.

Smugglers’ Notch Ski & Snowboard Club Annual Sale/Swap - Get the best deals on skis, snowboards, and other gear at the Tarrant Recreation Center at St. Michael's College. Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Sunday, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. Items to be sold on consignment can be dropped off Friday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm. The sale is the non-profit club's biggest fundraiser and helps support the club's scholarship fund that makes the program accessible to youth who may need assistance.

Sunday, October 13
Smugglers' Notch Ski & Snowboard Club Annual Sale/Swap
— Get the best deals on skis, snowboards, and other gear at the Tarrant Recreation Center at St. Michael's College. Sunday hours 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. (see entry on Saturday, October 12 for further details)

October 17
Crescendo Club Harvest Dinner.
This benefit dinner for the Varnum Memorial Library in Jeffersonville will be held in the Meeting House at the resort. The evening includes a raffle and the induction of five Hall of Honor recipients. Tickets are $30. For more information please call the Varnum Library at 802-644-2117.

October 25-27
Annual Essex Crafts and Fine Art Show.
One of our area's largest craft shows, featuring hundreds of juried exhibitors with jewelry, gourmet foods, paintings, clothing, toys and many more special handmade items. A great opportunity for early holiday shopping! An Antique Expo and Sale will take place at the same time. Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction. Information: 802-878-5545 or

United We Ski Premier Showings. T-Bar Films brings to life the story of Vermont's remaining small town ski hills. New England was the first region in America to adapt the available technology to ascend the rugged mountains for skiing. The primary focus is on Hard'ack in St. Albans, Northeast Slopes in East Corinth, and Cochran's Ski Area in Richmond, Vermont. But the film also explores lost ski areas, as well as secret ski tows hidden amongst the sugar-bushes of Vermont hills. There are several showings in our area:

Burlington - November 7. Main Street Landing Film House. Entry $12 adults, $8 students and children. 6:00pm first screening (doors at 5:30). 7:30pm reception. 8:30pm second screening.

Saint Albans - November 9. Bliss Room, St. Albans Historical Museum. Entry $7. Proceeds to benefit Hard'ack Ski Area. 7:00pm (doors at 6:00pm)

University of Vermont - November 14. Billings Lecture Hall. 8:00pm (Doors at 7:30) Hosted by the UVM Ski and Snowboard Club and Outing Club. Entry $5.

Richmond - November 15. Richmond Free Library. Entry $7. Proceeds to benefit Cochran's Ski Area. 7:00pm (Doors at 6:00pm)

November 22-24
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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