Northeast Kingdom Fall Foliage Festival 2017

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Northeast Kingdom Fall Foliage Festival 2017

Postby ctyanky » Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:40 pm


Seven festivals in seven days, each in a different town. Each has something unique to offer, including music, crafts, farmers' markets, parades, tours, history and great food! Specialty church suppers each night. I think it is totally amazing that the seven towns in the NEK put on such a grand succession of festivals! I have been to all of them except Cabot and Plainfield, and the more recently added town of Marshfield. Keep in mind, one of our SOV meetups is scheduled to be in Peacham at their fall festival on Thursday, 10/5 (weather permitting!) If you are up in Vermont for these days, please be sure to check them out. You will be so glad you did! If you choose Groton and want to do the chicken pie supper you have to have reservations and they sell out in no time. We had such a great time at the dinner seated at these long tables and enjoyed all the locals who were seated with us. Barnet is awesome and Peacham is peachy sweet! :wink: I was hoping to get to the Cabot event because they are leading a hike to Nichols Ledge. The itinerary is basically bulging at this point, so will keep it on the back burner for now. Enjoy! :D

Please note, Tim (Admin) just added these NEK events to the list on his link to foliage-Vermont which is at the top of the foliage forum as a sticky.

Location: Walden, Cabot, Plainfield, Peacham, Barnet, Groton & Marshfield, Vermont
Contact: Northeast Kingdom Chamber of Commerce: Website:
Phone: 802-748-3678: Email:

Vermont's Northeast Kingdom Annual Fall Foliage Festival – Walden
Date: Monday, October 2, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
The first of seven unique festivals being held over seven consecutive days starts off in Walden.
Begin your week at Walden Church in Noyesville Village (signs - just off Route 15) with registration, coffee & donuts at 9:00 am.  Visit with Walden crafters and take driving caravan tours with local guides to meet artisans at their small home businesses.  A homemade soup and sandwich lunch ($5) will sustain you as you enjoy afternoon tours through the hills and along roadways not usually seen on travels from here to there.  Enjoy musical entertainment as the prelude to the family style Barbecued Beef Supper, served with mashed potatoes, veggies, rolls and home-baked pies, beginning at 5:30 pm, $12. For supper reservations and information, call Judy Clifford evenings at 802-563-2777 or daily at 802-793-5011, PO Box 54, West Danville, VT 05873.  Day of the event, call 802-563-2265. Please stop by; we’re excited to meet you!  Lifelong friends are made here!
Location:  Walden, VT
Contact: Judy Clifford
Phone: 802-563-2777 (evenings) or daily @ 802-793-5011

Vermont's Northeast Kingdom Annual Fall Foliage Festival - Cabot
Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
The second of the seven unique festivals being held over seven consecutive days is in Cabot today!
Welcome!  Coffee, donuts, crafts and entertainment will be served at the Willey Memorial Building from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm, where you can also sign up for tours and make lunch and supper reservations. Spend your day touring historical locations, the Cabot Creamery and hydroelectric plant, visit local craft shops, enjoy a hay ride to a sugarhouse.  You can also hike to Nichols Ledge and take the scenic shutterbug tour and see the beauty of Cabot.  Corn chowder and chili lunch ($6 adults, $2.50 children) at the Cabot Church at 11:30 am, 12:30 and 1:15 pm.  Turkey supper ($12 adults, $5 children) at the Cabot Church at 5:00 and 6:15.  Ticket reservations - Rose Bothfeld 802-563-2715. For more information, please contact Tara Rogerson 802-917-2992.
Location:  Cabot, VT
Contact: Cabot Community Association

Vermont's Northeast Kingdom Annual Fall Foliage Festival - Plainfield
Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
The third of the seven unique festivals being held over seven consecutive days is in Plainfield today!
A full day of activities begins with Coffee Hour at 9:00 am and registration at Grace United Methodist Church. Foliage tours available at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Tours telling the history of Barre granite at the Barre Granite Museum, Building of Winterwood Timber Frames, Marshfield School of Weaving (Old-time weaving), Blackthorne Forge, a Blacksmith, Hope Cemetery and Bragg's Sugar House (Tour of syrup Production Process and Gifts). In addition, the Quarries, Owl's Head and Plainfield Village tours will be available on a self-guided basis. Cafeteria-style luncheon from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm for $5. Barbecued Chicken, Mostaccioli and Baked Bean Supper at 5:00 and 6:00 pm for $12. For reservations, contact Joanne Martin, 802-454-7301 or Joyce Fowler, 802-454-8306.
Location:  Plainfield, VT
Contact: Joanne Martin or Joyce Fowler
Phone: 802-454-7301 or 802-454-8306

Vermont's Northeast Kingdom Annual Fall Foliage Festival - Peacham
Date: Thursday, October 5, 2017

Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
The fourth of the seven unique festivals being held over seven consecutive days is in Peacham today!
Welcome to Peacham!  Arts and crafts sale, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Town Hall. Tickets for bus ride, lunch, ghost walk and dinner available there.  Exhibits at the Blacksmith Shop, the Roller Barn and the Historical House (homemade treats served). Library book sale from 9:00 until 4:00.  Scenic bus tour at 10:15 $5. Lunch at the Elementary School from 11:00 until 1:30 $7.  Northern Skies Observatory (near the school) open from 11:00 until 2:00. Ghost walk at the church 2:00 pm.  Harp music concert (by donation) at the church from 4:00 until 6:00. Spaghetti Supper in the church social hall with seatings at 5:00 and 6:30.  Meat or vegetarian sauce, salad, garlic bread, homemade apple crisp with ice cream. Adults $10, children $5, under 6 free. Tickets available at the door.  Coordinators are Marilyn Magnus 802-592-3320, Sally Goss 802-563-3113, Sharon Fuehrer 802-592-3326.
Location:  Peacham, VT
Contact: Marilyn Magnus or Sally Goss or Sharon Fuehrer
Phone: 802-592-3320 or 802-563-3113 or 802-592-3326

Vermont's Northeast Kingdom Annual Fall Foliage Festival - Barnet
Date: Friday, October 6, 2017

Time: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
The fifth of the seven unique festivals being held over seven consecutive days is in Barnet today!
Come to the Barnet Center Church vestry for a Pancake Breakfast, including Vermont maple syrup and sausage 8:00-11:00 am.  All day there will be Arts and Crafts in the vestry area and at various spots around the town.  Relax on the free Bus Tour that leaves from the vestry at 10:00 am, or travel the town on your own, to see local churches, the Goodwillie House, Ben Thresher's Mill, the Walter Harvey Meeting House, Dunc's Mill Distillery, local Sugar House, and scenic Barnet foliage.  A soup and sandwich lunch is served starting at 11:30 at the Barnet Village Church.  A European Coffee Hour will be open from 1:00 to 4:00 at the West Barnet Church.  Enjoy a Ham Dinner ($10/take-out available) at the Barnet Center vestry starting at 4:00 pm and continuing until all are served. For reservations/info contact Bob at 802-633-2242. On the day of the event, call 802-633-4397.
Location:  Barnet, VT
Contact: Bob
Phone: 802-633-2242 or 802-633-4397

Vermont's Northeast Kingdom Annual Fall Foliage Festival - Groton
Date: Saturday, October 7, 2017

Time: 7:30 am
The sixth of the seven unique festivals being held over seven consecutive days is in Groton today!
Join us in Groton for our Festival Day. Start with a Lumberjack Breakfast in the Methodist Church from 7:30-10:30 am. Visit our Libray where there will be a book sale from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and browse in the Peter Paul Historical House anytime during the day.  Participate in the Great Pumpkin weigh in from 10:30 to 12:30 at the Upper Valley Grill.  Our annual parade starts at 1:30 pm led by the Blue Mountain School Band. Participate in the Old Fashioned Hymn sing at the Methodist Church at 8:00 pm to close the day. This will be our 61st year of serving our World Famous Chicken Pie Supper!!! Serving times are 4:30, 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30. Tickets are available at $12 for adults and $6 for children under 12. You must make reservations.  Take out dinners also are available by reservation. Contact Peter Lyon, 848 West Shore Drive, Groton, VT 05046. 802-584-3020 for tickets to both the Chicken Pie Supper and the Lumberjack Breakfast.
Location:  Groton, VT
Contact: Peter Lyon
Phone: 802-584-3020

Vermont's Northeast Kingdom Annual Fall Foliage Festival - Marshfield
Date: Sunday, October 8, 2017

Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The final day of seven unique festivals being held over seven consecutive days is in Marshfield today!
Marshfield Harvest Festival from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Free Family Friendly Activities: face painting, cider pressing, popcorn popping, arts and crafts, field games, music from local bands, and more! Book sale and bake sale. "Chili-Cook-Off": 11:00 am to 2:00 pm in our "Chili Tent" and then vote for your best tasting chili and the cook will win a prize!  Salads and corn bread will complement the chili ($8 adults and $4 children). Barbecue if you don't like chili: hamburgers from a local farm, hot dogs  and veggie burgers will be for sale.  Slide Show: Marshfield "Before  and After" Did you know multi-storied commercial buildings  lined the Streets of Marshfield until they were destroyed by major fires in 1905 and 1909? All events will be held at the Old Schoolhouse Common, 122 School Str. Marshfield, VT 05658. For info: 802-426-3581 or
Location:  Marshfield, VT
Phone: 802-426-3581
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Re: Northeast Kingdom Fall Foliage Festival 2017

Postby ctyanky » Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:31 am

Good morning from beautiful Vermont! Don't forget that all the Northeast Kingdom Fall Foliage Festivals start tomorrow! Descriptions below. Also today, to kickoff the NEK festivals, is the wonderful Autumn on the Green Craft Fair in Danville, which continues to top my list as one of the most organized, local vendor craft fairs in Vermont! Food is local and delicious!

Enjoy the splendid craft fairs throughout Vermont as you enjoy the surrounding fall colors! A perfect way to buy gifts for family and friends who also love Vermont! And most of all, it is a way to support the local vendors who attend all these fairs. :D

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