2017 VERMONT - Oct, Nov & Dec 2017
VERMONT FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS AND EVENTS
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Sept 30-Oct 1, 2017 29th Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival - Turnbridge, Vermont
Sept 30-October 1, 2017 Pumpkin & Apple Celebration - Woodstock, Vermont
October 7, 2017
27th Annual Chili Cook-off
The Annual Ludlow Rotary Club Chili Cook-off is scheduled rain or shine from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in beautiful downtown Ludlow at the stoplight under the big tent. There will be over 20 chili entries this year! $10 includes chili, bread, cider and ice cream! Vote for your favorite!
October 7-8, 2017 - Annual Harvest Weekend - Woodstock, Vermont
The Billings Farm & Museum. Harvest Weekend features a husking bee and barn dance, plus a variety of 19th century harvest activities and programs for the entire family. Each day a traditional husking bee will begin at 12:30 p.m., followed by a barn dance from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Lend a hand pressing cider, preserving apples, threshing grain, and making butter and ice cream. Harvesting the heirloom vegetable garden will be nearing completion and children can help dig potatoes and other root crops and learn how crops are “put up” for the winter. Other activities include: shelling beans, fence building, apples-on-a-string, and 19th century games. Hot-spiced cider and homemade doughnuts will be on hand for all! Admission includes all programs and activities.
October 8, 2017 Mount Holly Cider Days - Belmont, Vermont
See apple cider pressing demonstrations on the Belmont Village Green, shop at booths filled with crafts, produce and baked goods, or visit the nearby Mt. Holly Historical Museum.
October 9-13, 2017
National School Lunch Week
School Nutrition Association.
November 23, 2017
There are so many events on today they are to numerous to list.
November 24-26, 2017
Thanksgiving Weekend at Billings Farm - Woodstock, Vermont
This event features traditional cooking demonstrations in the farmhouse, horse-drawn wagon rides, farm tours, and hands-on Thanksgiving activities and programs for every age. You’ll be welcomed to Frederick Billings’ farmhouse, where farm manager George Aitken and his wife and four daughters lived and worked in 1890. Talk with costumed interpreters as they prepare a bountiful Thanksgiving meal featuring roast goose, oyster soup, turkey hash, mincemeat pie and, of course, turkey. Relax in the Victorian parlor as you learn how our American Thanksgiving tradition evolved. Enjoy a freshly baked treat before boarding the farm wagon pulled by Percheron horses for a ride around the farm.
December 8-10, 2017 33rd Annual Woodstock Winter Wassail Weekend
Voted one of Vermont's Top Ten Winter events, the term has its roots in medieval England referring to the Norse, "ves heill" meaning "to drink to the health". Ale brewed with spiced apples and sugar was the warm drink given to the singers who went door to door during the Solstice. Christmas became interwoven with celebrations during the darkest time of the year. Celebrated for over 25 years, the highlight of the weekend is a unique Wassail Parade with over 50 horses and riders dressed in holiday costumes and period dress from the 19th century. Concerts, holiday house tour, craft fair and more.
December 10, 2017 - Terra Madre Day - Worldwide
A worldwide celebration of local food held every year on December 10. Through hundreds of diverse and unique events across the globe, together we show that a global food revolution grows from local roots.
December 31, 2017 First Night Burlington - Burlington, Vermont
First Night Burlington is Burlington’s alcohol-free New Year’s Eve celebration and Vermont’s largest one-day arts festival. First Night Burlington, attracts 20,000 people to downtown Burlington for New Year’s Eve. Fireworks and a parade are also part of this New Year’s Eve celebration.