From the Desk of Miss Magpie: October in Vermont

Autumn is in full force in Vermont during the month of October. Pull on your boots, zip up your fleece, and grab some warm apple cider. Take the family head out on a fall adventure while you are here in town.  When you return to the hotel, relax and warm up by the roaring fireplace in the lobby.

Pumpkin and Apple Festivals

Dummerston Apple Pie Festival – (10/13) Head to the town commons for this annual pie festival!  The day begins with a pancake breakfast then there will be 1,500 “Church-made” pies sold whole or by the piece and served under the tent with homemade ice cream, fresh donuts, hot cider and VT cheddar cheese. The pies go on sale at 10am but don’t wait too long; they are usually all gone by early afternoon!

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Pumpkin Festival at Cedar Circle Farm (10/13) – Hit this family-friendly farm in Southern Vermont for a good old fashioned Harvest Festival.  There will be children’s crafts and games, theatrical performances, live music, educational activities and displays and a self-guided farm tour. Take horse-drawn wagon rides to and from the pumpkin patch and go pumpkin picking. And don’t forget to visit the corn palace!

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Cabot Apple Pie Festival – (10/20) Held every year on the Saturday after Columbus Day in the Cabot School Gym, the Apple Pie Festival is a six hour affair of games, pie making contests, local entertainment, homemade award winning pies for sale to take home, raffles and many tables of local artisans crafts. A great way to start your fall foliage tour through Vermont!

Tractor Parades and Corn Mazes

Charlotte Tractor Parade (10/13) – This annual Fall Festival signals the end of the harvest season. It celebrates the farming tradition and provides the opportunity for the community to share their love of tractors, both old and new. The parade begins at 1:00 with more than 200 tractors. The day also includes local music, farmers market, animals, rope making, and free games for children, a toy tractor display and so much more.

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Percy Corn Maze – This corn maze in Stowe is located right off of Mountain Road (Rte. 108) and adjacent to the Stowe Recreation Path. This maze is great with kids of all ages. There is an easy path and a more challenging course. It only takes about 1 hour to complete, leaving you plenty of time to explore Stowe while you are in town.

 

 

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