Columbus Day weekend

Heirloom Apple Tasting Day

Scott Farm, Dummerston

Oct 8, 10a, 12p, 2p

Each October during Columbus Day weekend we open our packing barn at Scott Farm for an heirloom apple tasting celebration. Our 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? Come visit us on Apple Tasting Day and buy mixed bags of heirloom apples or many of one kind for eating out of hand, sauce making, pie baking, or a tarte Tatin.

Dummerston Apple Pie Fest

Dummerston Congregational Church

Oct 8

For more than 40 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.

Stratton Columbus Day Weekend

Stratton Resort

Oct 7-9

It’s the time of year when our beautiful Green Mountains transform into a symphony of fiery reds, vibrant oranges, and yellows. Enjoy fall colors and take in the beauty from Southern Vermont’s highest peak. Fill your Columbus Day weekend with events like the craft brewfest, chili cookoff, live music and north face race to the summit. Fun, games, live music, food and friends at Stratton. Stratton will be buzzing with plenty to do and see.

Vermont Open Studio Statewide

Oct 14-15

Brought to you by the Vermont Crafts Council, 108 craftspeople and artists look forward to welcoming you to their studios for conversation, browsing, and sales. Studios are located throughout the state, in picturesque villages, along back roads and in vibrant town centers. Where to begin? The Crafts Council has a map available at Vermont welcome centers and galleries. Some Open Studio travelers begin by choosing a section of the state they have always wanted to visit; others seek out a specific medium such as pottery or furniture or watercolors. Some just follow the yellow signs along the roads that highlight designated open studio locations.

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