Local Food, Beer, and Art: VT Festivals and Events Round Up!

September is such an exciting time to visit Vermont. Not only are the gardens and restaurants teaming with artisanal fresh fruits and veggies from the harvest season, but the bite in the air reminds locals that winter is coming. The leaves are starting to change, the sky is clear and the air is crisp. With this, it’s a great time to visit and attend some of Vermont’s many festivals and celebrations.

Foliage season at our Bed and Breakfast www.StayVTbandb.com 

Foliage season at our Bed and Breakfast www.StayVTbandb.com 

If you’re planning a trip to the Green Mountains, consider coordinating your getaway so you can attend one of the upcoming events:

The South End Art Hop – September 9-11th

Bringing together local artists, innovators, and great local food and beer, the South End Art Hop showcases the exciting development of Burlington’s Pine Street corridor. This award-winning event brings visitors and locals to explore the Southern part of the city on foot, exploring galleries and live performances with over 500 participating artists at over 100 locations. 

Open Streets BTV – September 10th

Stroll, bike or roll on through Burlington’s Old North End on this day dedicated to actively exploring the northern sections of Burlington. Activities for kids of all ages!  

Grand Point North – September 17-18th

Every year for the past six years, Grace Potter & Higher Ground Music have put on a concert series along the shore of Lake Champlain. With new performers filling the stage every year, it’s an annual treat to hear great music in such a beautiful setting.  Children under 12 enter for free. Their parents enjoy local brews and mountain views while rocking out to timeless music.

Tickets will be available online at highergroundmusic.com, by phone at 802-652-0777 or in person at the Higher Ground Box Office, 1214 Williston Rd., S. Burlington

American Flatbread Oktoberfest – September 21

This wood-fired flatbread joint offers up local, seasonal fare and brews their own Zero Gravity beer, as well as showcasing a wide variety of bottles and draughts from around the world. On September 21st, the restaurant will spin the globe to offer traditional German Style Music, Beer and Food. 

SIPtember Fest – September 23-24th

Enjoy local beer, food, music and a great vibe at Mad River Glen. Over 24 brewers will be featured and tickets are limited, so be sure to get ‘em if you can. 

Sam Mazzas’s Harvest Festival – October 1-2nd

Did we mention, it’s pumpkin spice season? Take a Hay Ride to our Pumpkin Patch to Pick Your Own. Enjoy Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Donuts, Pumpkin Fudge, our own Apple Pies & Cider. Children will enjoy Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Fall Games, Kids Bouncy Castle & Corn Maze.

Stowe Foliage Arts Festival – Oct 7-9th

With Fall foliage popping across the Green Mountains, what better to do than take a drive through the scenic byways and enjoy the art scene in Stowe! 200 juried artisans exhibit and sell a wide range of contemporary and traditional craft work as well as original Art, photography, sculpture, and specialty food products. There is a fabulous food court serving a wide range of localvore items: Organic wood fired pizza, grass fed burgers, lobster rolls, soups and salads, sweet potato fries, local apple cider, tacos, pulled pork and all the trimmings, grilled cheese Paninis, and so forth. In addition the Vermont Beer Cheese and Sausage tent returns for the fourth year. A dozen Vermont beers will be served along with Vermont cheese and sausages. Yum!

Vermont International Film Festival – October 21

Film lovers flock to Vermont for the 10-day Vermont International Film Festival. Featuring film projects from around the world, it’s a great opportunity to explore new cultures and enjoy the arts, both near and far. 

We hope you'll come and enjoy the best that Vermont has to offer. Let us know if you have questions about planning your trip. We're happy to make our guests feel at home while they explore our beautiful backyard and all of the cultural and culinary offerings of the season.

-Carin McCarthy