A list of Vermont Fall Foliage Events Festivals for the 2016 Season (updates on going)

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Vermont fall festivals often feature open markets for locally produced produce such as apples, peppers, plums and cherries

Hi all you fall fair and festival seekers! The events are starting to become listed and here are a couple of my favorites that now have dates!

The first is the Burke Mountain Fall Foliage Festival for Saturday, September 26th, 2015. A group of us went to for a meetup last autumn and it was great! Unfortunately, the mountain was fogged in and we couldn't take the lift ride. If you see the photo on the link of the poster be sure to stop by the info booth and buy one for a nominal fee. It was one of the reasons I went there to frame this beautiful poster and I left without it.

Burke Foliage Festival

Saturday, September 24th, 2016 (updated)

Our biggest festival of the year is our annual Fall Foliage Festival located in East Burke Village on the green at the Burke Mountain Clubhouse/East Burke Library. The days' events include: Parade starts at 10:00 BBQ with burgers, hot dogs, sausages and more! Rubber Duck Race Kids Area with a Jump House, face painting and more Horse Drawn Wagon Rides Farm Animal Petting Zoo Cow Plop Bingo Craft Show opens at 9 am - 3 pm - featuring 75 vendors! Silent Auction inside the library featuring work from local artists & crafters, unique historical items and antiques Bird of Prey interactive show from Vermont Institute of Natural Science Chickweed performs from 12:30 - 2:30 pm at the Gazebo Beer & Wine Tent Open from 11 am - 6 pm (located at Mike's Tiki Bar!) Live Music from Tritium Well! 3 - 6 pm at Mike's Tiki Bar.. More info here

Peru Fair

Saturday, September 24th, 2016 (updated)

Here is another fair that has the September dates listed already and one I go to every year! This is the Chester Fall Festival on the Green, home of our own forum member bhavjen, who owns a cabin in Chester. I am fortunate to be so close to Chester and meet up with him and his family each year at this great festival. If you haven't been to the quaint town of Chester, this is a great destination, not only to attend the fair but to see all that Chester has to offer. The surrounding back roads in the area are beautiful. Last year, the Chester and Peru Fairs were on the same weekend so we got to hit both on a gorgeous fall day. This year, the Chester Fair is the weekend before the Peru Fair. The crafts are very affordable and there are so many delicious food booths. If you go, be sure to eat at and support the local fireman's booth which is deeeeelicious! There is a great antique and collectibles spread on the lawn in front of the church with some great finds every year. The old graveyard is quite interesting as well. On the way up from 91, stop at the Vermont Country Store on route 103 in Rockingham for a perfect fall day's excursion!

Saturday and Sunday, September 24th and 25st, 2016 Chester Fall Festival on the Green


Don't miss FallFest, September 24-25, a weekend celebration of mountain recreation and northern Vermont food, brew and music culture. Spend your days mountain biking, rock climbing or disc golfing in sessions for all abilities. Take in the exciting action of the Green Mountain Championship disc golf tournament showcasing the athleticism of some of the world's best players. On Friday and Saturday evening, our Village Green comes alive with Vermont craft beer and cider tastings by Fiddlehead Brewery and Citizen Cider, local food and live music from the Woedoggies, Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band, Soule Monde and Mal Maiz. Admission to the evening events is free, but please make sure to reserve your spot with an rsvp. Visit smuggs.com/fallfest for complete details on the weekend's activities and to regi ster for the fee-based guided sessions and clinics in mountain biking and rock climbing.