Fall Foliage: Check Out Top Vermont Events

At least 11 fall beer fests are scheduled throughout Vermont for September and October.
Photo by VermontVacation.com/David Burnell

It's tough to believe, but Labor Day (and with it, the end of summer) is fast approaching. But don't despair -- as summer ends, fall foliage season begins. 

To whet your appetite, we've rounded up a list of top fall events in perennial leaf-peeping favorite Vermont from the Vermont Department of Tourism

From a whopping 11 beer events to harvest festivals, here are some top fall getaways to keep on your radar:

Harvest Fests & Foliage Fun

Newport Fall Foliage Festival, September 19                                      
Colors of the Kingdom Festival, St. Johnsbury, September 19
Harvest Festival, Shelburne Farms, September 19
Fall Festival on the Green, Chester, September 19-20
Bristol Harvest Fest, September 26
Fall Foliage Festival, Burke, September 26
Old Fashioned Harvest Market, Underhill, September 26-27
Northeast Kingdom Fall Foliage Festival, September 28-October 4
Rocktoberfest, Morrisville, October 3
Autumn on the Green, Danville, October 4
HarvestFest, Brandon, October 4
Harvest Weekend at Billings Farm, Woodstock, October 10-11
Newfane Heritage Festival, October 10-11
Fallapalooza, Bennington, October 24

Oktoberfests & Craft Brew Celebrations

Vermont Heritage Brew Festival, Shelburne, September 5
Brewer’s Festival, West Dover, September 5-6
Oktoberfest, Burlington, September 24-27
Siptemberfest, Fayston, September 25-26
Killington Brewfest, October 2-3
Harpoon Oktoberfest, Windsor, October 2-3
Stowe Oktoberfest, October 2-4
Green Mountain Oktoberfest, Hancock, October 3
Jay Peak Bean and Brew, October 3
Bennington Oktoberfest, October 10
Rocktoberfest at Basin Harbor Club, Vergennes, October 17

Arts and Crafts

Vermont Festival of the Arts, Waitsfield, August 1-September 7
Woodstock Arts Fest, September 12-13
Chester Fall Craft Festival, September 12-13
Bennington Quiltfest, September 19-20
Manchester Fall Art & Craft Festival, October 2-4
Open Studio Weekend, Statewide, October 3-4
Stowe Foliage Arts Festival, October 9-11                             
Weston Craft Show, October 9-11
Fall Foliage Art in the Park, Rutland, October 10-12
Oktoberfest and Harvest Art & Craft Show, Mt. Snow, October 10-11                       
Essex Fall Craft Show, October 23-25
Milton Pre-Christmas Craft Show, November 14
Craft Vermont Fine Craft and Art Show, South Burlington, November 20-22
Women’s Festival of Crafts, Burlington, November 28-29

Apple Happenings

Shoreham Apple Fest, September 20
19th Century Apple and Cheese Harvest Festival, Justin Morrill State Historic Site, September 27
Pie Fest, Shelburne Orchards, September 27
Vermont Apple Festival, Springfield, October 10
Cider Days, Mount Holly, October 10-11
Woodstock Apples & Crafts Fair, October 10-11
Dummerston Apple Pie Festival, October 11 
Apple Pie Festival, Cabot, October 17

Food Fests

Garlic and Herb Festival, Bennington, September 5-6
Vermont Golden Honey Festival, Cavendish, September 12
Brattleboro Baconfest, September 12
Northern Decadence, Burlington, September 13,
Vermont Wine and Harvest Festival, Mt. Snow, September 18-20,
Gilfeather Turnip Festival, Wardsboro, October 24,

Fall Fairs

Champlain Valley Fair, Essex Junction, August 28-September 6
Vermont State Fair, Rutland, September 5-12
Guilford Fair, September 6-7
Tunbridge World’s Fair, September 17-20
Peru Fair, September 26

Music Fests

North Branch Bluegrass Festival, Bridgewater, September 3-6,
New World Festival, Randolph, September 6
Grand Point North, Burlington, September 12-13

Theater and Film

Dorset Theater Festival, September 9-12
Puppets in the Green Mountains Festival, Brattleboro and Putney, September 11-20
ITVFest, Dover, September 24-27
Vermont International Film Festival, Burlington, October 23-November 2

Uniquely Vermont

Killington Hay Festival, September 5-October 12
Springfield Steampunk Festival, September 11-13
Glory Days Festival, White River Junction, September  12-13
Barre Granite Festival, September 19
Vermont Forest Festival, Woodstock, September 26-27
Pumpkin Chuckin’ Festival, Stowe, September 27
Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival, Tunbridge, October 3-4
Fall Dog Party at Dog Mountain, St. Johnsbury. October 10
Pumpkin Festival, Townshend, October 17