Mosey through the Village Courtyard and sample delicious food products made with ingredients from our Green Mountain State. Vendors are subject to change but may include: Barr Hill, SILO Distillery, Mad River Distillers, Long Trail, Woodchuck, Ambrosia Confections, Mountain Grove Coffee, It’s Arthur’s Fault, SAP!, GoodMix, MOCO Hot Chocolate, West River Creamery, Kimball Brook Farm, Wood’s Syrup, and Ski VT with Cabot Cheese.
The Smugglers' Notch special winter carnival features music, face painting, games, a bonfire, and more. The festivities are from 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm on the Village Green. Always a family favorite hosted by Goodtime Charlie, Mogul Mouse, Billy Bob Bear, and the Friendly Pirate!
Enjoy Smugglers' Notch Resort and its amenities as a comfortable and convenient home base to visit sugarhouses and learn about the process directly from enthusiastic maple sugarmakers. During our Maple Vacation Experience offer we will include complimentary specialty food and beverage samplings, a children's gift, and sugar on snow during the Thursday Winter Carnival. Plus a selection of our popular programs will be maple themed just for you, and there will be special dining options at our restaurants.
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Labor Day Weekend at Smugglers' Notch Vermont
A getaway weekend for families packed with fun games, exciting sports, an adventure race and entertainment
September 2 - September 5, 2016
Visit Smugglers' Notch with your family for a Labor Day Weekend getaway in Vermont! Say goodbye to summer while having a blast with many fun activities. From disc golf to mountain biking to guided nature walks to bingo, all ages will find plenty to enjoy! Don't miss our second annual family adventure race, The Big Smuggle, a fast-paced challenge course for all ages!
Reserve your family's weekend vacation package Join us for a Labor Day Weekend stay and enjoy use of the outdoor heated pools and other resort amenities such as mini golf, the Village 9 disc golf, and playgrounds.
Stay 3 nights or more and receive: • FREE Welcome gift box of award winning Cabot Creamery cheese on arrival • FREE Vermont-style family dinner; your choice of one evening. (Value up to $17 per person) • FREE breakfast for the entire family; your choice of one morning. (Value up to $11 per person)
This special offer is valid for all stays of 3 nights or more that include the nights of September 2nd, 3rd, & 4th on your choice of vacation packages.
To reserve your Smugglers' Labor Day weekend vacation, please call our vacation planners at . The Big Smuggle Family Adventure Race
Saturday, September 3rd
Description Participate as a family of 3, 4, or 5 people (ages 5 & older, each team may have no more than 2 adults 21 & older). Families navigate a race course with several stations before returning to complete the Awesome Obstacle Course. At each station, families have the chance to win gold medallions by trying or completing the station challenge. There is no "right way" to complete the course; every family can choose their own race route through our resort. You'll receive a map indicating all station locations and smuggling satchel to keep your medallions in. Begin by developing your strategy ... and you're off on your adventure! The family that has the most coins upon completion of the course wins! Bonus coins given for families who finish the course in the quickest times.
Starting location & check in Your challenge will begin on the Village Green. There are several challenges spread out in stations across the resort grounds. Pick the order in which you would like to move through the stations. Race sign-up is also on the Village Green on Saturday, September 3rd between 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm. There will be a race meeting at 2:00 pm where maps and satchels will be distributed. Families will then have time to strategize and plan their route.
Stations & race course At each station, there is a challenge that your family must try to complete. Depending on how well you do, you will be given Smugglers' golden medallions to place in your smuggling satchel. As you move through the challenges, your goal is to collect as many medallions as possible.
Obstacle course The final challenge prior to the finish line is to complete the Awesome Obstacle Course. The course is about 200 feet long and has elements for every age and ability level of your family. Once you finish the course, cross the finish line to weigh your golden medallions. Most gold wins!
Strategy Families can go to any station at any time. Planning a good route is key to finishing in time! If you encounter a station that has more than three families already there, you will either have to wait for your turn, or move on to the next station. Race teams will have until 4:00 pm to finish the course. The first families back get bonus coins for a speed bonus!
At the awards ceremony at 4:15 pm, there will be prizes and awards presented for the top three families with the most coins.
We look forward to welcoming you for a weekend of family fun!
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