Fall Food Festivals

Fall Food Festivals


VtGrapeWineFestVermont Life Wine
& Harvest Festival
Sep 21-23, with events in downtown Wilmington, local inns, farms and wineries, and at nearby Mount Snow in West Dover,
A weekend showcase for Vermont wines, Vermont specialty foods and artisans of all types celebrating the rich uniqueness, quality and ingenuity of Vermont producers. Named one of Vermont’s “Top 10 Fall Events” by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and “Top 100 National Event” by the American Bus Association.

Heirloom Apple Tasting Day
Oct 6-8, tastings at 10, 12 and 2p,
The Scott Farm, 707 Kipling Rd, Dummerston, 802 254-6868,
A celebration of heirloom apples, fresh, baked and squeezed. Free tastings and history of Scott Farm’s 70 apple varieties with wonderful names such as Esopus Spitzenburg and Ananas Reinette. Apples will be on sale after the tastings.

Rachel_and_Jeremy_Grape_Stomp3004th Annual Grape Stomp
Oct 7, 11:30-5p,
Honora Winery Tasting Room, Jacksonville,
It’s harvest time and what better way to celebrate than stompin’ grapes? Come on down and jump into a barrel full of grapes and give them your best STOMP! Listen and dance to music provided by CK Acoustics from 12-4p, grab a bite and enjoy some wine and hot apple cider! Children and the young at heart will all have a great time. Other activities include a pumpkin decorating station and hay pile jump.

Pies_DummerstonDummerston’s Annual Apple Pie Festival
Oct 7, 10:30-4p, Evening Star Grange Hall,
1006 East-West Rd, Dummerston, 802 254-9158
Enjoy homemade apple pie-sold whole or by
the piece, Vermont cheddar cheese, sweet apple cider, doughnuts made right on the spot, ice cream, coffee, books, exotic international crafts, handcrafts and vintage treasures galore. This little festival is a Dummerston tradition showing the grassroots nature of southern Vermont, with a bit of a sweet tooth thrown in.

Turnip_greyscale10th Annual
Gilfeather Turnip Festival
Oct 27, 10-3p, Wardsboro
Town Hall, Main St (Rt 100),
Join the whole town as we celebrate our town’s  delicious roots. An entire family-oriented day dedicated entirely to one of Vermont’s tastiest heirloom vegetables, first propagated in Wardsboro in the early 1900s by local farmer, John Gilfeather. Live music, entertainment, activities for children. The Turnip Café serves turnip soup and Turnip Tastings (nominal fee) of recipes created and prepared by Wardsboro “chefs.” Shop at the Turnip Boutique and the craft fair, and farmers’ market for turnip-theme gifts, souvenir t-shirts, turnip movie on VHS cassette and DVD, The Gil-feather Turnip Cookbook, turnips and seeds, apples, cider, organic veggies, breads, honey, Vermont products, specialty foods and local arts and crafts. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Wardsboro Library.

ManchesterChamber_pumpkin_1Pumpkin Festivals:

20th Annual Keene Pumpkin Festival
Oct 20, 12-8:30p, Main St, Keene, NH, pumpkinfestival.org

7th Annual Pumpkin Carving Festival
Mid-Oct, Equinox Valley Nursery, Rt 7A, south of Manchester,manchestervermont.net

Townshend Pumpkin Festival
Oct 13, 9-3p, on the Common, Townshend, 802 348-7913townshendvermont.org



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