2013 Fall Foliage Festivals
The NEK has other fall foliage festivals with several towns adding more opportunities for local color and fun.
Annual Fall Foliage Races
Date: Sunday, September 8, 2013
Time: 8:00 am – 11:00 am
run, bike or walk the historic roads of Brownington as autumn colors appear.
Course choices include: 12 mile bike, ½ marathon run, 5k run, or 5k walk. Register before August 15 for $15, or after for $20. All participants receive a terrific t-shirt, refreshments of fresh pressed cider and corn on the cob.
Location: Old Stone House Museum, 109 Old Stone House Rd., Brownington, VT 05860
Contact: Old Stone House Museum
East Burke Fall Foliage Festival
Date: Saturday, September 28, 2013
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Our biggest festival of the year is our annual Fall Foliage Festival. The day starts at 9:00 and runs to 3:00.
Parade starts at 10:00, Rubber Duck Race, Live Music, Kids Area with a Jump House, face painting and more, Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, Farm Animal Petting Zoo, Cow Plop Bingo, Craft Show, Beer & Wine Tent, and more!
Location: In the Village of East Burke, Vermont
Contact: Burke Area Chamber of Commerce
Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom Annual Fall Foliage Festival
Date: Monday, September 30, 2013 – Saturday, October 5, 2013
Time: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Six unique festivals are held over six consecutive days, now over 50 years running. The communities of Walden, Cabot, Plainfield, Peacham, Barnet and Groton invite you to come celebrate rural Vermont in all of its splendor.
The Northeast Kingdom Fall Foliage Festival brings a piece of “Old Vermont” to life for visitors with local crafts, hymn sings, band concerts, church suppers, historical tours and the most beautiful fall colors you have ever seen!
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 – WALDEN
Join us for Walden’s Country Fair! Our day begins with registration at 9 a.m. at the Walden Methodist Church with coffee & donuts. Enjoy the sights and sounds of country life, the small town friendly atmosphere, and the display of traditional action exhibits, crafts and interacting with a myriad of farm animals, large and small. The folks of Walden will share country music and small home businesses nestled in the wooded hills. A homemade soup and sandwich lunch will sustain you for an afternoon of tours to a dairy farm, horse farm and our rural school, with a little dancing and a snack thrown in. A family-style Barbecue Beef Supper will be served with mashed potatoes, veggies and home baked pies, beginning at 5:30 pm, $12. For supper reservations, call (802)533-7122. For information, contact Judy Clifford, (802) 563-2777(evenings) or PO Box 54, W. Danville, VT 05873. We’re anxious to meet you!
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1 – CABOT
Welcome! Coffee Hour begins at 9:00 a.m. in the Cabot School Gym. Make a day touring old school houses, craft shops, the Public Library and Cabot Creamery. Crafts available in the gym from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. In the afternoon, enjoy a hayride to a sugarhouse, afternoon musical and play performances, and hike to Nicols Ledge. Corn chowder and chili luncheon (adults $6, children $2.50) at Cabot Church at 11:30 am, 12:30 and 1:15 pm. Turkey dinner at 5:00 and 6:15 pm (adults $10, children $5) at the Cabot School. Ticket reservations for luncheon and dinner can be made at the same time by calling Rose Bothfield at (802) 563-2715. For details contact Blanche Lamore at (802) 563-2457 or Tara Rogerson at (802) 917-2992.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2 – PLAINFIELD
A full day of activities begins with Coffee Hour at 9 a.m. and registration at Grace United Methodist Church. Foliage tours available at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tours telling the history of the Barre granite quarries, see glass blowers at work, taste wine at Grandview Winery, scenic spots and a hike to Owls Head with a bag lunch. Other points of interest will be offered throughout the day. Crafts, baked goods, and jewelry will be for sale, along with other items of interest for everyone. Cafeteria-style luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $5.00. Entertainment in the afternoon. Barbecued Chicken, Mostaccioli and Baked Bean Supper at 5 and 6 p.m. for $12.00. For reservations, contact Joanne Martin, 802-454-7301 or Joyce Fowler, 802-454-8306.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3 – PEACHAM
Registration and arts and crafts sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Peacham Town Hall. Tickets for lunch, ghost walk and dinner can be picked up. Exhibits at the Blacksmith Shop and Historical House. (Homemade treats served). Peacham Library book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Scenic bus tour at 10:15 a.m. $3. Lunch at Peacham Elementary School 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. $6. Northern Skies Observatory open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ghost walk at 2 p.m. $4. Harp music in Church sanctuary 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dinner at church, seatings at 5 and 6:30 p.m.(Spaghetti supper…vegetarian and meat sauces, salad, garlic bread, homemade apple crisp with ice cream) Adults $10, children $5, under 6 free. Tickets available at door. Coordinators are Marilyn Magnus, 802-592-3320, Sally Goss, 802-563-3113, Sharon Fuehrer, 802-592-3326.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4 – BARNET
Come to the Barnet Center vestry at 8 a.m. to 12 noon for pancake breakfast including Vermont maple syrup and sausage. Arts & crafts will be in the vestry and surrounding grounds all day. Wagon rides, starting at the vestry will be given weather permitting. A bus tour between Ben Thresher’s Mill, the Sunset Alpaca Farm, the Walter Harvey Meeting House and traveling scenic back roads. Arts & crafts are also at the McIndoes Church, with a soup and sandwich lunch served starting at 11:30 a.m. A European Coffee Hour will be from 1 to 4 p.m. at the West Barnet Church. Enjoy a Ham Dinner at the Barnet Center vestry, starting at 4 p.m. and continuing until all are served ($10). For reservations, contact Bob Gibson, PO Box 131, Barnet, VT 05821, 802-633-2242. For information the day of the event, call 802-633-4397.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5 – GROTON
Join us in Groton for our Festival Day. Start with a Lumberjack Breakfast at the Methodist Church from 8 to 10 a.m. Visit our Library, where there will be a book sale throughout the day. McLure’s Band will perform at the bandstand at 11 a.m. Boy Scout Troop #702 will serve a light lunch at the Food Court. Our Annual Parade starts at 1:30 p.m. Browse in the Peter Paul Historical House anytime during the day. Participate in the Old Fashioned Hymn Sing at the Methodist Church at 8 p.m. to close the day. Serving times for our World Famous Chicken Pie Supper at 4:30, 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets available after July 1 at $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12. You must make reservations. Contact Peter Lyon, 848 West Shore Drive, Groton, VT 05046, 802-584-3020. (Take-out reservations are also available.)