Honora Winery Grape Stomp
Honora Winery, Jacksonville
Oct 8: Bring the kids and enjoy the harvest feeling. Demonstrations and sales from local farmers, craft makers, artisans, and food vendors; banjo and washboard music; crisp fall air and amazing views of southern Vermont from the vineyards of Honora Winery. Sip wine created at our boutique right on the property. Live music both days. 12-5p.
Stratton Columbus Day Weekend
Oct 8-10: It’s the time of year when our beautiful Green Mountains transform into a symphony of fiery reds and vibrant orange and yellows. Take in the beauty from southern Vermont’s highest peak. Fill your Columbus Day weekend with games, live music, food, and friends at Stratton, which will be buzzing with plenty to do and see.
Mount Snow, West Dover
Oct 8-9: Like most German-themed Oktoberfest events, the 18th Annual Mount Snow Oktoberfest will have plenty of beer, schnitzel and Oom-pah music, but throw in kids’ games, pumpkin painting, an apple slingshot and our famous schnitzel toss and you’ve got two days of fun for the whole family.
Heirloom Apple Tasting Day
Scott Farm, Dummerston
Oct 9: Each October during Columbus Day weekend we open our packing barn at Scott Farm for an heirloom apple tasting celebration. Orchard manager Ezekiel Goodband offers all a taste of a select group of apples while sharing apple lore: What was Thomas Jefferson’s favorite apple? Who was Mr. Greening and what was his claim to fame? Visit us on Apple Tasting Day and buy mixed bags of heirloom apples or many of a single kind for eating out of hand, sauces, pies, or tarte Tatin. 10a, 12p, 2p.
Dummerston Apple Pie Fest
Dummerston Center Congregational Church
Oct 9: For 40-plus years, the Dummerston Apple Pie Festival has been held each year on the Sunday of Columbus Day weekend, the peak of colorful autumn foliage in southern Vermont. A full 1,500 apple pies are made by many church members and friends and proudly served with Vermont cheese and hand-churned ice cream. A farmer’s breakfast, grilled lunch, tag sale, and craft fair make the festival a whole day event. Folks from all over the Northeast travel by motorcycle and automobile to take part in the festivities.