Northern Vermont is beautiful in the Fall and there are so many fun events - we hope that you enjoy your adventures!
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!
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 www.burlingtonbookfestival.com
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 www.britishinvasion.com
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 boydenvalley.com
September 25 - October 12 Stowe Theatre Guild presents Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera "Pirates of Penzance." Information: 802-253-3961 or www.stowetheatre.com
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: www.vtsheepandwoolfest.org
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: www.lcplayers.com
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: www.stoweoktoberfest.com
October 5 and 6 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 www.vermontcrafts.com
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.
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 www.vtcrafts.com
November 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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