HarvestFest at Stratton
Stratton Mountain Resort : When Vermont ’ s leaves burst into vibrant color , Stratton ’ s HarvestFest brings flannels and Fall cheer with endless family fun . Enjoy live music , scenic lift rides , peak fall foliage , and delicious food options along with the season finale of mountain biking , scenic lift rides , and golf from October 5 through October 9 . Take a ride up the gondola for the best views in the state . From the summit , hike to the Stratton fire tower , which marks the true summit of Stratton Mountain and the crossing of the Long and Appalachian Trails . From the top of the Fire Tower , you will find 360-degree views , leaving you awestruck with Autumn aspects . Ride through the trees in the Stratton Bike Park , tee off into fall foliage at the golf course , or simply kick your feet up and listen to the music of Saints & Liars for Stratton ’ s annual HarvestFest celebration . Don ’ t forget the BrewFest and Chili Cook-off ! Tickets are limited . Please purchase in advance . stratton . com
Stratton Village : There will be even more HarvestFest fun right in the heart of Stratton Village on October 7 from 12pm to 6pm and on October 8 from 10am to 2pm . Activities include live music , pumpkin decorating , a mask creation station , face art , a photo booth , stilt walkers , themed performers , bubbles and ribbon show , warm cider , and more !
Roast Pork Dinner in Pawlet
The next Roast Pork Dinner is October 7 at the Pawlet Community Church . Indoor seating starts at 4:30pm . We welcome everyone , whether you ’ d like to dine indoors and visit with old friends or order take out . Please call ahead to place any orders to-go at 802-325-3022 . Pick up any time after 4:30pm . The church is located at 38 VT Rt 133 in Pawlet , VT . Please tell your friends , we very much appreciate your support ! Menu includes : roast pork baked with our famous topping ; stuffing ; mashed potatoes with gravy ; hot vegetables ; cabbage salad ; applesauce ; fruited jello ; rolls / butter ; hot and cold beverages ; and dessert this month will be brownie and ice cream with chocolate syrup . Cost of dinner is : Adults- $ 12 , Age 12-17 $ 6 , and 5 & under- free .
Martha ’ s Used Books New Hours
Martha ’ s Used Books in Arlington is announcing a change in our hours starting October 5 . New hours through October will be Fridays from 3:30pm to 6:30pm , Saturdays from 10am to 4pm and Sundays from 12pm to 3pm . We have lots of gently used books at bargain prices for gift-giving , vacation reading or stocking up for long winter evenings . All proceeds support the Martha Canfield Library and our friendly volunteers are often found adding new books to the shelves . Stop in at 3854 Vt Rte . 7A in Arlington or call for more information : 802-375-6153 .
Bennington Cty Retired Teachers Association
The BCRTA will host a meeting at the Second Congregational Church , 115 Hillside St . in Bennington , VT on October 10 at 12pm for all retired teachers , para educators , and other school personnel . The cost of the lunch is $ 13 , which includes beverage and dessert . Following lunch , there will be a presentation by Melissa Stemp , Bennington Project Independent Social Worker on “ Self Care .” We meet for six luncheons a year and offer speakers , entertainment , and pertinent information . RSVP to Linda Moxley 802-447-7413 by October 2 .
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14th Annual Southern Vermont Homebrew Festival : Fall Edition !
Embrace the vibrant hues and crisp air of the season at Southern Vermont ’ s quintessential autumn event . Delight in freshly-pressed apple cider , warm apple cider donuts , and heartwarming live music . Savor a smoky barbeque , gather around cozy fire pits , and toast to some of the finest homebrews in the land ! All this and more awaits you at the 14th Annual Southern Vermont Homebrew Festival : Fall Edition , taking place on October 7 at the Bennington Sports Center , formerly the Catamount School , on Main Street in downtown Bennington .
Established in 2015 , the Southern Vermont Homebrew Festival aims to spotlight the extraordinary talent of homebrewers across the Northeast . This year , festival organizers Hopridge Farms and the Southwestern Vermont Chamber of Commerce ( SVCC ) are transforming the event into a fall-themed extravaganza , featuring the very best of homebrewing from Vermont , Massachusetts , New York , and beyond . Festival-goers can expect unlimited tastings of an array of beverages , including beer , wine , cider , mead , and more . Over 28 homebrewers will be offering more than 120 artisanal samples to savor and enjoy .
This year ’ s festival invites the region ’ s top homebrewers to vie for the title of “ Best Home Brewery .” Other awards , based on patron ’ s votes , include Favorite Beer , VIP Hour Beverage , and Favorite Non-Beer Beverage . Plus we have a Beer Industry Judging Panel assembled by former Home Brew participant Seth Barrows who now owns and operates Farm Road Brewing . They will pick their favorite beverage and that will be announced at the end of the festival . Live music will be performed throughout the day by Horsey Cow and the Ray Gifford Band , whose repertoire perfectly complements the festival ’ s autumnal atmosphere . In addition , WatsonWheeler Cider will offer fresh-pressed apple cider , while Propagation Piece Orchard will keep the warm apple cider donuts coming all day long . VIP ticket holders can enter at 12pm for an exclusive tasting session , while general admission runs from 1pm to 4pm . Purchase tickets at vthomebrewfests . com . Each ticket includes unlimited sampling and the chance to vote for the winners . Designated Driver / Non-Drinking tickets are also available .
Fire Department Breakfast
Manchester Fire Department would like to announce our fundraising breakfast being held at 60 Jeff Williams Way in Manchester at the Fire House on October 8 from 7am to 11am . Serving all your favorites : pancakes , eggs , bacon , sausage , home fries , coffee , and juice . Adults $ 12 . Hope to see you there ! We would like to thank this month ’ s sponsors Manchester Hot Glass and G . S . K Climate Control .
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