Here are a few Fall foliage and harvest events for the Columbus Day Weekend

If you are running on empty looking for fall foliage then try this advice and check out one of these local events and really enjoy your vacation or day away from home. Then on your way to the event and returning back take a different route then what you are used to and I bet you will find some great fall foliage!

I broke down by state just a smattering of outdoor events that I thought would appeal to the whole family and I apologize if I missed your favorite but I have to go through pages of events so I can miss one or ten! ¬†ūüôā


Date: 10/2/2011¬†¬†–¬†¬†10/9/2011
Address: 1154 Main Street, PO Box 78, Fryeburg ME 04037 USA
Location: Fryeburg, ME
Hours: Gates open at 7 – Buildings open 9-9 Harness Racing 1:30 Tuesday thru Sunday Night Shows at 8-Oct 3-8-Monday thru Saturday “Pay One Price” Mechanical Rides-$20-2-9pm on Tue 10/4, Wed 10/5, Thu 10/6 & Sun 2-9 pm; Kiddie Land-$15-Sun 10/2 10am-6 pm & $12-Mo
Cost/Cover: General Admission – $10 every day Includes Night Shows Children under 12 always free 65 & over – Senior Citizen Tuesday – No Charge
Web Page:
Contact Info: Phone-(207) 935-3268 Fax-(207) 935-3662 Camping-(207) 935-2912


Ogunquit Columbus Day Stay and Play By The Sea

Columbus day weekend in Maine

Date: 10/7/2011¬†¬†–¬†¬†10/10/2011
Address: Meadowmere Resort. 74 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME 03907
Location: Ogunquit, ME
Cost/Cover: $269 and up
Web Page: Event Web Page
Contact Info: Phone (207) 646-9661 Toll-Free (800) 633-8718 Fax (207) 646-6952



If you want a guarantee of finding red on this fall foliage weekend then head south to Wareham Massachusetts.

The Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association has teamed up with the A.D. Makepeace Company, the world’s largest cranberry grower, to present the annual Cranberry Harvest Celebration.

Now in our eighth year, the Celebration is a way to showcase this unique industry and its impact on our economy and our culture in southeastern Massachusetts.


Newburyport Fall Harvest Festival 











Date: 10/9/2011¬†¬†–¬†¬†10/10/2011
Address: Downtown Newburyport
Location: Newburyport, MA
Hours: 10:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.
Cost/Cover: free
Web Page: Event Web Page



New Hampshire

For haunting good fun check out the Chamingfare farm harvest events… If nothing else check the video on the website it’s really a spine¬†tingling adventure

Charmingfare Farm – Halloween Horse Drawn Rides
774 High Street
Candia, NH 03034

October 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30
Times: 6pm, 7pm, 8pm and 9pm.

Travel down twisting roads into sinister darkened woods. Ahead is a cemetery with weathered gravestones. Something crawls in the darkness. After that you’ll find the deserted hunters lodge. Ghastly looking skulls & antlers adorn its walls. Strange primeval creatures roam the woods!

Milford Pumpkin festival  7-9 October

Date: 10/7/2011¬†¬†–¬†¬†10/9/2011
Address: From Nashua: take Route 101A west to Milford. From Keene: Take Route 101 east to Milford From Concord/Manchester: take Routes 93, 293 to Route 101 West. Get off at either the first exit “Milford/Route 101A” and take a left off the exit toward Downtown. OR take the second exit “Route 13” and take a right off the exit toward Downtown. From the Boston Area: travel North on Route 93; merge onto 128 south and follow to Route 3 North. Get off at Exit 8W and follow the road to Rte 101A (Amherst Street). Travel west approximately 12 miles to Milford.
Location: Milford, NH
 15th Annual Abenaki Heritage Weekend (10/8 Р10/9): Come celebrate Native American Culture. Rain or Shine.
Date: 10/8/2011¬†¬†–¬†¬†10/9/2011
Address: Mi-Te-Jo Campground, 111 Mi-Te-Jo Rd., Milton, NH 03851
Location: Milton, NH
Hours: 10 am to 5 pm
Cost/Cover: Tickets at the door $6 per person.
Web Page:

Waterville Valley fall foliage festival

Fall Foliage Festival

7 October 2011 00:00 to 11 October 2011 23:59

Friday – Monday, October 7-10, 2011

To complement the brilliant fall foliage, Waterville Valley has scheduled a weekend of family activities, free outdoor concerts, merchant tent sales, ski swap, 5K road race and 1.6K fun run and more activities such as kids games, pumpkin painting and a pie eating contest.

Full Family Fun Schedule of Events for 2011

The 100th Annual Sandwich Fair


Date: 10/8/2011¬†¬†–¬†¬†10/10/2011
Address: 7 Wentworth Hill Rd., Rte. 109 N, Center Sandwich, NH 03227
Location: Center Sandwich, NH
Cost/Cover: Tickets at the door Adults $10, Youths 8-12 $3, Children 7 and under FREE
Web Page:



“Celebrate the Harvest” event at Kamuda’s Market in¬†Pittsford, Vermont

Saturday, October 8th from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Our first annual fall fest will include a cook-out starting at 11:00 am with hot dogs, hamburgers and french fries.  Homemade Harvest Soup and warm Apple Crisp will also be on sale as will local crafts, apples, cider, apple pies and breads, pumpkins and pumpkin bread, gourds, cornstalks and mums.  Look for Vermont cheese to sample, maple syrup, and a few friendly sheep to pet, too.

Just 9 miles north of Rutland VT on route 7

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Sugarbush Farm, open daily in Woodstock VT

Date: 1/1/2011¬†¬†–¬†¬†12/31/2011
Address: Sugarbush Farm, 591 Sugarbush Farm Road, Woodstock, VT 05091
Location: Woodstock, VT
Hours: 9-5pm daily
Cost/Cover: Free
Web Page:

You are invited to visit our 4 season farm attraction located in Central Vermont. Savor the free samples of 14 varieties of cheese, Pure Vermont Maple Syrup and Vermont made foods. You can learn about maple syrup making with the sugar house tour, walk the nature trail to see the sugar maple trees, make friends with the farm animals and enjoy the lovely views. Visit with real farmers.


Cold Hollow Cider Mill Tours 

Tour Highlights

While we are right up the road (3 miles north) from Ben & Jerry’s on the right, we do not do formal tours that customers are charged for. Our tours are self-guided,¬†free of charge and open to the public with no reservations required.¬†In the event we are not pressing cider, there is an educational video in our viewing room that shows¬†our cider making process. When you arrive simply follow the tumbling apples on the floor out to our viewing room.

Date: 7/9/2011¬†¬†–¬†¬†10/30/2011
Address: Cold Hollow Cider Mill, 3600 Waterbury-Stowe Road (Route 100), Waterbury Center, VT 05677
Location: Waterbury, VT
Hours: Please see website.
Cost/Cover: Please see website.
Web Page: Event Web Page
Contact Info: 1-800-327-7537


Pick Your Own Apples Рat Crow Hill Orchard 

Date: 8/13/2011¬†¬†–¬†¬†10/16/2011
Address: 630 Crow Hl, Saint Johnsbury, VT, One mile up the hill from the Fairbanks Motel on route 2 heading west in Saint Johnsbury near the St. J School
Location: Saint Johnsbury, VT
Hours: Hours of Operation: Weekends – Daylight until Dark Weekdays – 1:00 pm to Dark
Web Page:
Contact Info: David Clark (802) 748-3208


Islands Harvest Days, Oct 8-10, Columbus Weekend

Date: 10/8/2011¬†¬†–¬†¬†10/10/2011
Address: Throughout Grand isle County
Location: Grand Isle, VT
Hours: 9AM- 5PM
Cost/Cover: Free except for the shopping
Web Page:
Contact Info: For more details please contact Irene 802 999 5862

2011 DockDogs National Championships presented by Royal Canin – Killington, VT

Date: 10/7/2011¬†¬†–¬†¬†10/9/2011
Address: Killington Resort, Snowbase Lodge, 4763 Killington Road, Killington, VT
Location: Killington, VT
Hours: Please see website.
Cost/Cover: Please see website.
Web Page: Event Web Page
Contact Info: DockDogs¬ģ – World Headquarters General Inquiries 330-241-4975 330-241-4976 Brian Sharenow Event & Sponsorship Inquiries 630-768-8431 708-485-9250


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My name is Jeff Folger,
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I started with Yankee Magazine as their first blogger on everything fall foliage. Now I blog on my own blog on my favorite subject, telling leaf peepers where the fall foliage is showing up in New England and helping them (to some extent) plan their fall foliage vacations.
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