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

Vermont is a festival of year-round fun for the whole family. From the fall harvest through the wintry holiday and snow season and all summer long, come to discover Vermont’s special places, people, and events. Meet poets, historians, and writers. Hear famous musical artists and newcomers. Dance the tango and savor local food, beers, wines, and ciders. Stroll the lakes to find boats, canoe, kayak and dragon boat demonstrations. Arts and crafts are everywhere. Nearby hotels and motels abound.

To find more events, visit the VT Events Calendar or check out the New England Boating news page.

  Fairs & Festivals in  Vermont
Tiny House Fest and Tiny House Tours 2019

Sugarbush Ski Resort, 102 Forest Drive Warren, VT Phone:

October 26-27, 2019

Learn about the world of tiny houses on Sunday at the Tiny House Village, speed deisng reviews, talks and panels, exhibitors. Food trucks onsite, too. On the Saturday tour, you’ll visit four unique tiny homes in the Mad River Valley. Tours will depart from the Yestermorrow campus, 7865 Main Street, Waitsfield, VT, at 9 a.m. on October 26. Transportation and lunch are included. Tickets are limited.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: $15
Harpoon Octoberfest in Vermont 2019

Harpoon Riverbend Taps and Beer Garden, 336 Ruth Carney Drive Windsor, VT Phone:

October 12-13, 2019

Harpoon Octoberfest at the Windsor brewery presents live oompa music, outdoor seating, food from the Riverbend Taps kitchen, and a selection of fresh Harpoon beer. Guests must be 21 years old or older to drink. Families are welcome.
Time:Noon-5 p.m. both days
Admission: Free
Mount Snow Oktoberfest 2019

Mount Snow Resort, 39 Mount snow Road West Dover, VT Phone:

October 12-13, 2019

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: Adult drinker for one day, $30-$40 and for two days, $40-$50; designated drivers and kids at 7 to 20, for one day, $15-$20 and for two days, $20-$25. (Lower prices are before October 11)
Pumpkin Festival at Cedar Circle Farm 2019

Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center, 225 Pavillion Road, off Route 5 East Thetford, VT Phone:

October 13, 2019

Celebrate the harvest with everything pumpkin, as well as horse-drawn wagon rides, pumpkin picking, cider pressing, bean threshing, theatrical performances, kids’ activities. Enjoy organic food from the farm concession and wood-fired pizzas. Held rain or shine. Entertainment by Whipple Hillbillies and Turnip Truck.
Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission: Free admission; parking is suggested donation of $10-$15 per car.
Stowe Foliage Arts Festival 2019

Topnotch Field, 3420 Mountain Road Stowe, VT Phone:

October 11-13, 2019

Two hundred juried artisans exhibit and sell a wide range of contemporary and traditional crafts, original art, photography, sculpture and specialty food products. There will be live music, great food, draft beer, wine and demonstrations of traditional crafts. Sample and purchase specialty food products such as maple syrup, gourmet chocolate, craft distilled spirits and more.
Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $10-$12; kids, free
Columbus Day Weekend 2019 at Stratton

Stratton Mountain, 5 Village Lodge Road Stratton, VT Phone:

October 11-14, 2019

Enjoy live music, hay rides, scenic lift rides, mountain top yoga and so much more at Harvest Fest. General admission is free. Food and beverage costs are additional.

Friday, October 11
Columbus Day Weekend Tent Sale, East Wing Base Lodge (continues daily); Mountain bike park opens for the weekend; Scenic lift rides to the summit on the gondola (every day); Zero Gravity Craft Brewery Pairing Dinner.

Saturday, October 12
Lole Karma Class: mid mountain hike; Scenic lift rides to the summit on the gondola. Tickets; Saints & Liars -- live music and free admission; Mountain top yoga; Brewfest opens; kids’ inflatable bull-ride and axe throwing activities; North Face Doggie and Me Hike. Meet at the Base Lodge; Chili Cook-off. Tickets; Erin Harpe & Delta Swingers -- live music and free admission; keg toss at South American lift; face painter and caricaturist in Stratton Village; Dr. K’s Motown Review -- live music and free admission.

Sunday, October 13
North Face race starts from the North Face Store; Mountain top yoga; Wine Tasting at Base Lodge, East Wing; Doors Open with opener Lauren Davidson; Lucy Wainwright Roche; Indigo Girls in concert. Tickets.

Monday, October 14
Mountain bike park’s last ride of the season; Fall closing party. Enjoy a casual brunch/lunch with live music by David Domenick.
Vermont Steampunk Expo 2019

Champlain Valley Fair, 105 Pearl Street, Essex Junction, VT Phone:

November 9, 2019

Prepare for a weekend of Victorian fantasy featuring special guests and panelists, artisans, crafters, and performers from across Vermont and New England.
Time: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: Over age 12, $17; ages 6-12, $7
Cabot Apple Pie Festival 2019

Cabot School Gym, Main Street and Common Road (Route 215) Cabot, VT Phone: 802-563-3396

October 19, 2019

Apple pie judging with categories for kids and adults, prizes (entry fee). Lunch and pies for sale. Craft fair. Live music. Cider pressing with free samples of cider and apple tasting. Silent auction. 50-50 raffle. Pumpkin pies and snacks for sale at carving. Kids' activities. Free parking and admission.
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Gilfeather Turnip Festival 2019

Wardsboro Town Hall and Main Street Wardsboro, VT Phone:

October 26, 2019

Join the whole town for Gilfeather for turnip soup and turnip recipe tastings at the Turnip Café, outdoor soup kiosk, farmers' market, craft vendors, turnips and turnip seeds, all new Gilfeather Turnip Cookbook. Also on sale are turnip festival tee shirts, turnip-theme gifts, and more.
Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission: Free admission and $3 for parking.