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The Vermont harvest festival has grown over the years to include everything from traditional country fairs, to arts & crafts displays, to celebrations of local craft brews. Set against a backdrop of magnificent foliage, these Vermont festivals offer something for everyone. Come join us at the fall festivals listed below, or check our Calendar of Events for more to do in Vermont this fall.
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Fall Festivals
The best of the best. The cream of the crop. The cow’s pajamas. These are the festivals, venues and events that you absolutely must attend during your getaway. In fact, these are the places that are worth planning an entire visit around. Dive into our Hit List and let us know what you think!
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Stratton's Fall Festival and Brewfest

Stratton’s Fall Festival weekend quite simply, cannot be missed. Scenic gondola rides, electrifying live music and entertainment, exhilarating lift-serve mountain biking, amazing local and regional beer tastings, kids’ games and activities - and everything else that makes the foliage season so special. Do yourself the pleasure of heading up to the mountains for a Fall weekend adventure at Stratton.
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Smuggs' FallFest

FallFest is back and better than ever! If a gorgeous fall weekend filled with live music, craft beer, and local food sounds like something you may be interested in, then the spectacular foliage display found at the Smugglers’ Notch FallFest is the place for you. Be sure to check out all the stay-and-play deals and specials for maximum fall fun enjoyment.
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Smugglers Notch FallFest at Night Vendors and Lights
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The Peru Fair

Showcasing local artisans and their handmade crafts, as well as delicious food and old-time live music, the Peru Fair is a charming nod to many of the attributes that make Vermont so lovely. With a variety of activities for visitors and locals of all ages, this fair is classic Vermont and we love it.
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Aug./Sept. Festivals

Champlain Valley Fair Daytime Ferris Wheel
Champlain Valley Fair
Vermont's ten best days of summer. Animals, agriculture, food, rides, concerts and fun!
Smugglers Notch FallFest at Night with Lights and Music
Smuggs' FallFest
FallFest is back and better than ever! Join the party on Friday or Saturday night in the heart of Smugglers’ Notch Resort village as spirited sets of live music are highlighted by local food trucks and a delicious lineup of craft brews.
Garlic Town USA Farmstand with Garlic Bulbs
Garlic Town USA
Bands, beer, and food trucks plus a curated group of over 120 vendors await you in Bennington, VT! This is the ultimate garlic festival experience and a time honored tradition in New England.
Mad River Craft Fair Exhibition Booths
Mad River Craft Fair
Picture yourself in the shadows of the beautiful Green Mountains listening to live music while you sip a craft cocktail! From small whimsical items for a few dollars to major artwork and jewelry, there is something for everyone.
Plymouth Folk and Blues Outdoor Stage in Sunny Field
Plymouth Folk & Blues
Stars from Vermont and internationally known musicians team up for a lively two-day festival of folk and blues music performed in the pure country air of historic Plymouth Notch
VT Golden Honey Festival Vendor and Bee Mascot
VT Golden Honey Festival
Repeatedly voted one of the “Top 10 Fall Events” by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, the Vermont Golden Honey Festival is part Farmers Market with local produce and hot food, and part craft fair.
Chester Festival on the Green Sunny Day on the Green
Chester on the green
For over 40 years, this annual event is has been held as a hallmark kick off to the beginning of fall foliage season here in our Vermont town, where hundreds of people converge on our historic Green from all over New England.
Vermont Wine and Harvest Festival Pizza Vendor
Wine and Harvest Festival
Set in the backdrop of our world-renowned Vermont fall foliage, discover, savor and enjoy Vermont vintners, small specialty food producers, chefs, painters, publishers, cheese makers, potters, jewelers, photographers, and farmers.
Bristol Harvest Festival Kettle Corn Vendor
Bristol Harvest Festival
The Bristol Town Green will come alive with 60+ crafters and vendors, food and live musical entertainment on the bandstand throughout the day. Continue down Main Street for merchant sales and support our local businesses.
Fairy House Festival Award Winning Fairy House
Fairy House festival
Follow a Vermont woodland path sprinkled with charming fairy houses for a magical experience of the natural world. Crafts for all ages, face painting, bubbles, costumes, and a lasting sense of wonder for the fall season.
19th Century Fall Festival Basket Vendor
19th Century Harvest Fest
Listen to live toe-tapping fiddle and accordion music. Meet farm animals—the kind that Justin Morrill would have had on his small 19th-century farm.

Oct./Nov. Festivals

Stratton Mountain Resort Fall Festival Amphitheater Music
Stratton's Brew Fest
When Vermont leaves burst into vibrant color, Stratton’s Columbus Day Weekend Harvest Fest fills the Village with endless family fun. Enjoy live music, hay rides, scenic lift rides, mountain top yoga and so much more at Harvest Fest.
Sheep and Wool Festival Vendor with Yarn and Fabrics
Sheep and Wool Festival
Celebrating small farms and natural fiber with a wide variety of vendors offering fleece and yarn, fiber animals, handspinning and fiber crafting equipment and supplies, handcrafted natural fiber products and local meat and cheese.
Danville Autumn on the Green Cart with Pumpkins and Flowers
Autumn on the Green
For over a decade, Autumn on the Green has been bringing crafters, artisans, antiques and food to the town of Danville
Stowe Foliage Arts Festival Coffee and Espresso Vendor
Stowe Foliage Arts Festival
Stowe, Vermont, is the place to experience the classic New England Autumn, and the Stowe Foliage Arts Festival is the perfect destination. Surround yourself with Autumnal perfection – the Festival takes place at the height of the fall foliage season.
Mount Snow Oktoberfest People Cheersing Beers
Mt. Snow Oktoberfest
Enjoy a selection of beers from German and domestic breweries as well as authentic German food. With beer, bratwurst, keg tossing, the yodeling contest and the return of the Kids Zone, there's something for everyone at this year's event.
Billings Farm Harvest Festival Kids Dancing
Billings Farm Harvest Fest
Traditional harvest fun with barn dancing, pumpkin bowling, cider donuts, and more. In this season for gathering crops, what better way to honor the harvest than with food, crafts, games, live music, and a traditional barn dance?
Rutland Art in the Park Collage of Fall Festival Activities
Rutland Art in the Park
Art in the Park Festivals featuring fine artists and craft persons, Vermont vineyards/breweries/distilleries, specialty foods, kid’s activities, and musical entertainment.
Newfane Heritage Festival Fall Foliage Vendors in the Village Green
Newfane Heritage Festival
Every October for the last 52 years locals and visitors alike have enjoyed the Newfane Heritage Festival, which showcases a juried selection of artists and craftspeople, as well as delicious food, a Super Raffle, and live entertainment.
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