Sept. 15 – Nov. 1
Vermont BackRd. Foliage Tours — For a special look at the Vermont fall foliage in its entire splendor, Vermont BackRd. Tours is accepting reservations. Admission fee. Daily 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Rutland.
Sept. 17 – Oct. 25
‘The Hounds of Baskerville’/’As You Like It’ — Sir Doyle’s most celebrated Sherlock Holmes story and Shakespeare’s delightful, romantic comedy. Admission fee. City Hall Auditorium Arts Center, 39 Main St., Montpelier.
British Invasion Block Party — It’s a celebration of all things British, featuring live music from Joey Leone’s Chop Shop Band. Vintage British automobiles will line Main Street, and there will be a fabulous Food Court on the Village Green, and a Beer Garden on Main Street featuring our own Von Trapp Brewing brews. Admission free. Fri. 6:30 – 9:30pm Stowe.
Sept. 18 – 20
Wine and Harvest Festival — Set in the backdrop of Vermont fall foliage, discover, savor and enjoy Vermont vintners, small specialty food producers, chefs, painters, publishers, cheese makers, potters, jewelers, photographers and farmers. Admission fees. Mount Snow Resort, Willmington.
43rd Annual Women’s Barbershop Show — The Barre-Tones have become known for their highly entertaining annual musical variety show featuring a cappella barbershop music. 7 p.m. Admission fee. Barre Opera House, 6 North Main St., Barre
Daisy Turner’s Kin – Jane Beck: Folklorist Jane Beck began interviewing Daisy Turner, then 100 years old, in 1983. Free with Admission.
Sept. 24 – Oct. 4
Musical ‘Curtains’ —A fun, madcap, one-of-a-kind show, ‘Curtains’ is a musical-murder-mystery-comedy! Admission fee. Thurs.-Sat., 7 p.m. Sun., 2 p.m. 85 Main St., Hyde Park.
Burke Fall Foliage Festival — Parade, craft show, kids games, music, bbq, beer tent and more. ‘Chickweed’ featuring Linda Warnaar will perform at the gazebo from 1 – 3 p.m. Beer & wine tent will be open from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. featuring live music with ‘Tritium Well’ from 3 – 6 p.m. 368 Route 114, Burke.
Stowe Foliage Art on Parkt — Artisan Market with local art, music and food. Lots of family activities. Free. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Park St., Stowe.
Bristol Harvest Festival — annual festival with live music. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Bristol Town Green.
Smithsonian Day at Participating Museums — Learn about local museums using the Smithsonian Day Pass. Free. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 196 Main St., Windsor.
Behind the Scenes Tour at the American Precision Museum — Tour the museum’s storage area to view rare machines not currently on display. Admission fee. 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. 196 Main St., Windsor.
Traditional Chicken Pie Supper — Enjoy a traditional chicken pie church supper with savory chicken, handmade biscuits and seasonal vegetables. Admission fee. 5:30 p.m. & 6:45 p.m. seatings, plus take out. Main St. Rte. 100, Waitsfield.
Sept. 26 – 27
11th Annual Vermont Fine Furniture, Woodworking & Forest Festival — From fine furniture to hardwood flooring to unique bowls. Admission fee. 10 am to 5 pm. Billings Farm & Museum, Route 12 & Old River Road, Woodstock, VT
Sept. 26 – Oct. 24
Vermont Fall Foliage Tours — Experience the fall foliage in Vermont while exploring the region’s best-kept secrets. Editor Choice, Yankee Travel. Admission fee. Daily tours start at 1 p.m. and return at 4 p.m. Reservations required. 39 Bonnet St., Manchester.
Sept. 28 – Oct. 4
Vermont – Inn-to-Inn Group Bicycle Tour — Inn-to-inn group Rd. bicycle tour of northern Vermont. 295 miles in 6 riding days. For advanced intermediates. Burlington.
Richmond Congregational Church Chicken Pie Supper — This traditional supper has been held for the last 66 years to celebrate the fall harvest and foliage season. Admission fee. 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.. 20 Church St, Richmond.
’27TH ANNUAL VERMONT SHEEP & WOOL FESTIVAL’
The Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival returns this October for its 27th year. Enjoy a variety of activities including shepherd workshops, fiber art classes, an animal barn, contests, vendor and food demos, and a marketplace of over 70 vendors offering fleece, yarn, equipment and supplies and much more! For more information, visit: vtsheepandwoolfest.com.
Oct. 3 – 5
The Manchester Fall Art and Craft Festival — Classic art and craft festival kicks off foliage season off foliage season in Manchester Admission fee. 10-5 daily. Route 7A, Manchester.
Oct. 3 – 5
‘La Traviata’ by Verdi, a Staged Concert Version — Presented by the Opera Company of Middlebury in the style of OCM’s ‘Madama Butterfly’ of 2012. Tickets $40-$50. Fri., 8-11 p.m., Sun. 2-5 p.m. 68 South Pleasant St., Middlebury.
Oct. 3 – 12
Vermont Celebrates American Craft Week — Hundreds of artisans, festivals and events celebrate American Craft Week. Main St., Montpelier.
Ben’s Mill Rubber Ducky Derby — Rubber Ducky Derby. Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Ben’s Mill, 2236 West Barnet Rd., Barnet.
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OctoberFeast 3— The Magic Hat Artifactory is hosting this benefit for the Vermont Foodbank. Featuring Vermont food purveyors sampling and selling their goods in a farmer market setting. There will be a $5 entry fee that will benefit the Vermont Foodbank. Additional event features include live music, an outdoor beer garden and special cask releases.
Oct. 4 – 5
Pumpkin & Apple Celebration at Billings Farm & Museum — Voted one of the Top 10 Fall Event for 2014. Admission fee. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. GPS: 69 Old River Rd., Woodstock.
Oct. 4 – 5
Fall Open Studio Weekend 2014 — Artists and craftspeople open their studios to the public for sales and conversation. Free. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day., Montpelier.
Middlebury Arts Walk — Downtown Middlebury becomes a center for art, music, food and fun. Free. 5 to 7 p.m. Main St. & Merchants Row, Middlebury.
Oct. 10 – 12
The Stowe Foliage Arts Festival — Art and craft festival featuring 150 great talented artists, creative craftspeople, and unique specialty food makers at apex of fall foliage color. 10-5 daily. Admission fee. Mayo Farm, 80 Weeks Hill Rd., Stowe.
Ethan and Ira Challenge — Historical scavenger hunt. Admission fee. Sat. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 1 Ethan Allen Homestead, Burlington.
Oct. 11 – 12
Harvest Weekend at Billings Farm & Museum — A traditional harvest celebration on the farm. Admission fee. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 69 Old River Rd., Woodstock.
Oct. 11 – 12
Newfane Heritage Festival — Amid the colorful fall foliage, 96 talented artists and craft people display their creative efforts on the village streets and surrounding hillsides. One of New England’s best fall festivals. Free. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Route 30, Newfane.
Mad Dash — Mad Dash 5K, 10K and Kids’ Fun Run to benefit the Mad River Path trail system. Registration fee. 10 a.m., Waitsfield.
Oct. 12 – 13
History Happens at Old Constitution House — A demonstration of a variety of 18th century period activities: brewing, cooking, woodworking, and powder horn carving. Sat., Sun., 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 16 Main St., Windsor.
Oct. 15 – 19
Hooked in the Mountains XVII — An exhibition of hooked rugs and fiber arts. Vendors, demonstrations and more. Admission fee. Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sun. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 105 Pearl St, Essex Junction.
Oct. 18 – 19
Autumn Wagon Ride Weekend at Billings Farm & Museum — Narrated horse-drawn wagon rides around the Billings fields. Admission fee. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 69 Old River Rd., Woodstock.
Oct. 18 – 19
32nd Annual Champlain Valley Quilt Festival — Part of the first Fiber Arts Festival with Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild, Fiber Arts Co-Op and Alpaca Owners & Breeders. Admission fee. 105 Pearl St., Essex Junction.
Oct. 24 – Nov. 2
Vermont International Film Festival — Annual film festival of international and American films Admission fee. Fri 11th thru Sun 20th. 230 College St., Burlington.
Fallapalooza! — It’s like Mayfest, Midnight Madness, Octoberfest, and the food festivals all wrapped up into one big celebration. Bring the kids for store-to-store trick-or-treating between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; farmers’ market 10-1; wagon rides; vendors; live entertainment. Free. Sat. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Bennington.
15th annual Model Engineering Show — Visit with the best model makers in New England. Admission fee. Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 29 Union St., Windsor.
Culinary Adventure: Root Vegetables — Learn to cook from the root cellar. Admission fee. Sat. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. 1342 Route 106, Perkinsville.
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