Full NEK 2011 Fall Foliage Festival Schedule Just Out!

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Full NEK 2011 Fall Foliage Festival Schedule Just Out!

Postby ctyanky » Wed May 18, 2011 6:57 pm

Ok folks, here is the detailed NEK Fall Foliage Festival for 2011 - compliments of the Northeast Kingdom Chamber
http://www.nekchamber.org/ The Chamber has recently upgraded the website. It is really excellent!

This festival is not to be missed! I am heading to the Peacham Fest on September 29 and have attended a few of the other town celebrations over the years. Here is the link to the festival schedule if you want to use the link to send to friends but I have pulled out the important info for you below:

http://www.nekchamber.com/interior.php/ ... smallMonth (scroll down under The Colors of the Kingdom Festival scheduled for 9/17/11 to get this list).

2011 Annual Fall Foliage Festival
Date: Monday, September 26, 2011 - Saturday, October 1, 2011
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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!

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.

Monday, September 26 - Walden
Join us for Walden's Country Fair! Our day begins with registration at 9 a.m. with coffee & donus. Enjoy the sights and sounds of country life at a display of traditional action exhibits: quilt tying, spinning & knitting, wood crafts, working oxen & draft horse, milling lumber, interacting with a myriad of farm animals, large & small. The folks of Walden will share their arts & crafts, country music and small home businesses. A homemade soup & sanwich lunch will sustain you for an afternoon of tours to a dairy farm, a Morgan Horse farm and our rural school, with a little dancing and a snack thrown in. A family-style Barbecued Beef Supper will be served with mashed potatoes, veggies and home-baked pies, beginning at 5:30 p.m., $10. For supper reservations, call 802-533-7122. For more information, contact Judy Clifford, 802-563-2777, PO Box 54, West Danville, VT 05873 or Jane Muraro (Iron Horse Morgan Farm) to leave call back information, 802-533-9802. We're anxious to meet you!

Tuesday, September 27 - Cabot
Welcome! Coffee Hour begins at 9:00 a.m. in the Cabot Historical Building. Make a day touring old school houses, craft shops, the Public Library, Cabot Creamery and Historical Building. Crafts available in the gym from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Beef Stew Luncheon at Cabot Church at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 & 1:15 p.m. In the afternoon, enjoy a hayride to a sugarhouse and hike to Nichols Ledge at 2 p.m. Turkey Dinner (adults $10, children $5, Blanche Lamore 802-563-2457). Tickets for luncheon, dinner and tour can be purchased at the same time. For details, contact Fall Festival Chairman Blanche Lamore, 1097 West Hill Road, Marshfield, VT 05658, 802-563-2457.

Wednesday, September 28 - 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 wind at Grandview Winery, scenic spots and a hile 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, September 29 - 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. New Astronomy Center 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, hommade apple crisp with ice cream). Adults $10, childre $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, September 30 - 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 ginve 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 soup and sandwich lunch served 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 served ($10). For reservations, contact Bob Gibson, PO Box 131, Barnet, VT 05821, 802-633-2242. For more information the day of the event, 802-633-4397.

Saturday, October 1 - Groton
Join us in Groton for our Festival Day. Start with a Lumberjack Breakfast at the Methodist Church from 7 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. Blue Mountain Cheerleaders 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 a the Babtist Church at 8 p.m. to close the day. Serving times for our FamousChicken 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.)

Northeast Kingdom Chamber of Commerce
51 Depot Square, Ste 3
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
800-639-6379, 802-748-3678

Contact: Betty Hatch, Fall Foliage Festival Chair: 802-563-2472
Phone: Northeast Kingdom Chamber: 800-639-6379, 802-748-3678
Email: nekinfo@nekchamber.com :lol:
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