State Fairs and Festivals – Things To Do In Scenic VT.

Vermont’s fairs and festivals are a fun whirlwind of music,
food, and local traditions

Brattleboro Baconfest 2017 
Guilford Fairgrounds,
Weatherhead Hollow Road Guilford,
VTPhone: 802-254-4565
September 9, 2017

Bacon, blues and brews will be featured at this
third annual family-friendly festival! Local vendors will showcase
their mouthwatering bacon recipes. Brattleboro’s Whetstone Station
will pour its craft beer. Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Brandon Harvestfest 2017 
Estabrook Park,
Route 7 Brandon, VT
Phone: 802-247-6401

October 1, 2017

Hayrides and pumpkins; food from the grill; apple
pies; coffee, cider and donuts. Make Your Own Harvest Person. Chamber
of Commerce supplies all materials, accessories, and instruction on
how to make a Harvest Person. Choose clothes, a hat, shoes, and embellishments
to personalize your Harvest Person. Volunteers can help. The first
Harvest Person per family is free of charge. After that, they are
only $5 each. Time: 1-4 p.m.

Mount Snow Oktoberfest 2017 
Mount Snow Resort,
39 Mount snow Road West Dover,
October 7-8, 2017

Plenty of beer, schnitzel and oom-pah music along
with kids games like pumpkin painting, an apple sling shot and the
famous schnitzel toss, a beanbag toss, a huge bouncy house. While
the young ones are playing, adults can enjoy beers from 25 German
and domestic breweries and authentic German food. Try the keg toss,
yodeling contest and stein holding as well as a horseshoe tournament.
Time: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: Drinker for one day, $25 to $40; for
two days, $35-$50; non-drinkers, $12-$20 and $20-$25; children age
6 and younger, free.

Harpoon Octoberfest in Vermont 2017 
Harpoon Brewery,
336 Ruth Carney Drive Windsor,

October 7-8, 2017

Harpoon Octoberfest at the Windsor brewery presents
German music, chicken dancing, cake eating, bratwurst, and Harpoon
beer. Guests must be 21 years old or older with proper ID. Please
pay entry fee in cash at the door. Admission: $15. Time: Saturday,
11 a.m.-6 p.m. with doors closing at 4:30 p.m.; Sunday, noon-6 p.m.
with doors closing at 4:30 p.m.

Oktoberfest Vermont 2017
Waterfront Park,
10 College Street Burlington,
September 22-23, 2017

The event will be a Bavarian festival for the harvest
and patrons will find many of the traditional aspects of being in
Munich, Germany, with a Green Mountain spin. Enjoy food, authentic
Live music from the incredible Inseldudlers, tons of games and contests,
local business sponsors, locally made rustic decor, and beer! Forty-one
brewers will be in attendance. Time: Friday, 5:30-10 p.m.; Saturday,
5-9:30 p.m. Admission: $35 plus fees per tasting session. Designated
drivers, $20.

Shelburne Farms Harvest Festival 2017 
1611 Harbor Road
Shelburne, VT Phone:
September 16, 2017

Head to the farm for a celebration of Vermont farm
and food traditions. The day includes children’s activities, musical
entertainment, artisans sharing their crafts, farm-fresh food, farm
animals, and horse-drawn hayrides! It’s a community event for the
whole family. Admission: Adults, $10; seniors, $5; children age 2
and younger, free Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Stowe Oktoberfest 2017
Town Events Field,
Weeks Road, off of Route 108 Stowe.
September 29 – October 1, 2017

Oompah bands, Bavarian foods, Vermont beers, sing-a-longs
and dancing, a silent auction, and fun for kids. Festivities open
with a parade on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. with a family bike parade.
Kinderplatz activities include face painting, pumpkin decorating,
and a bouncy fun house. Time: Friday, 7-10 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-8
p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Vermont Life Wine & Harvest Festival 2017 
39 Mount Snow Road
West Dover, VT

September 22-24, 2017

September 22 — Village of Wilmington
Festival preview and Village Stroll. Festival preview tasting and
the Village Stroll, featuring live entertainment and the Vermont Soup
Tasting Contest in the heart of Wilmington.
September 23 — Mount Snow Resort
Grand Tasting. Taste dozens of Vermont wines, spirits, and cheeses.
Crafts, artisans and more. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
September 24 — Vermont Wildlife Festival at Mount Snow and Restaurant
Relay on the Valley Trail in Dover

Fairy House Festival 2017
The Nature Museum,
186 Townshend Road Grafton,
VT Phone: 802-843-2111
September 23-24, 2017

Where else do knotholes become front doors? Sea
shells transform into bathtubs? Answer: at the Fairy House Festival.
Visitors will follow a nature path sprinkled with charming fairy houses,
of acorn cap dinnerware and fungi tables. Hands-on crafts, face painting,
and bubbles round out this interactive and magical experience for
all. Light refreshments will be available for purchase; picnicking
is encouraged. Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: Adults, $10-$12; seniors
over age 64, $8-$10; children at 3-17, $4-$5.

19th Century Apple & Cheese Harvest Festival 2017 
Justin Smith Morrill
State Historic Site, Justin Smith Morrill Hwy Strafford,
September 24, 2017

Celebrate Johnny Appleseed’s birthday with face
painting, live music by Out on a Limb and an apple pie contest. Meet
farm animals; squeeze cider on an old cider press; and taste Vermont
cheeses, ice cream and apple pie. Play Valley Quest. Visit gardens,
exhibits, an ice house, and a historic home. Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $10; youth under age 14, $5 (includes lunch).

Oktoberfest of Bennington 2017 
Colgate Park, Route
9 West Bennington, VT
Phone: 802-447-3311
October 14, 2017

Live music by the Rymanowski Brothers, German food,
beer, vendors and family activities. Time: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission:
$5; children under age 12 admitted free.

Dog Mountain Fall Fest 2017 
Dog Mountain, 143
Parks Road Saint Johnsbury,
October 7, 2017

It’s the most beautiful time of the year in New
England, and it’s time once again to celebrate the season at Dog Mountain’s
annual Fall Dog Party! Expect to fin activities for the whole family:
foot-tapping live music, to a bounce house for the kids, door prizes,
food, dog contests, and more. Time: Noon-4 p.m.
Dog Mountain is set on 150 acres on a private mountaintop spot. The
grounds are always open to people and their dogs. Stephen and Gwen
Huneck bought the property in 1995 and turned the barn into studio
space; the Dog Chapel soon followed. The unspoiled haven is covered
with hiking trails and dog ponds. There is no leash law on Dog Mountain.

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