Fall is a time of harvest and a celebration of the bounty of the land. From state and county fairs to Oktoberfests and hayrides, the Green Mountain State knows a thing or two about fall festivals. So take a drive through the orange and gold hills, dive into some knockwurst and then some apple pie, and have a local pumpkin ale to wash it down, it is fall in Vermont. Check out the best fall festivals in the state.
At this all-day event, check out the pancake breakfast, train rides, and more. There are plenty of exhibits to observe, musical performances, craft sales, a farmers market, downtown shops, and much more to enjoy. Don't miss special events and activities all that showcase what the Northeast Kingdom has to offer.
This family event is an all-day affair with a plethora of activities for children. The annual Old Fashioned Harvest Market offers live entertainment, food, and a morning parade. Check out apples, apple cider donuts, cheeses, soups, fries, hot dogs, fudge, and more. Then, in the afternoon, enjoy hayrides, a pet show, or try your hand at Sawdust Candy Scramble.
Always on the first Sunday in October, Autumn on the Green is an award-winning celebration takes place on the Danville Green, with orange and red painted hills in the background. With all of the feel of an old-time fair exhibition, visitors meander through the streets and take in demonstrations by the American Society of Dowsers, blacksmiths, chair makers, and wood turners, and more. Don't miss the delicious food like gourmet wraps, BBQ pulled pork, soups and stews, and more.
So you know we had to have an Oktoberfest in here. After all, nothing singles the end of a hard growing season better than sipping a cold one. And like most German-themed celebrations, this event will offer copious amounts of beer, schnitzel, and Oom-pah music. But the event is not just for the adults. With kids games, pumpkin painting, and the famous “schnitzel toss,” this event is for everyone.
By far Burke's biggest festival of the year, the Fall Foliage Festival features a parade in the morning, burgers, hot dogs, sausages and more, kids area with bouncy houses, face painting, arts & crafts, horse drawn wagon rides, pony rides, an animal petting zoo, and cow flop bingo. In addition, there will be live music and performances throughout the day.