It’s fall in Vermont! The leaves are changing and making it a perfect time to get up to the Green (and red, yellow, and orange) Mountains and enjoy the rainbow of foliage before the snow starts flying. We’ve pulled together a list of family-friendly fall events in Vermont this season. Pair them with a hike at one of our favorite mountain resorts for added fun!
Bolton Valley, Sunday, October 2, 2022
Need some fall adventure? Get to the starting line of the first annual Bolton Valley Mountain Race. This course is not for the faint of heart ascending roughly 4,000ft over 20 kilometers. Little legs can join the kids race starting at 9am!
Killington Resort, October 7-9, 2022
Need to upgrade your kids gear? Head to the KSC Monster Ski & Bike Sale for deals on new and used equipment for the upcoming season, plus some great offers on street and mountain bikes. Got some gently used gear that doesn’t fit your crew anymore? You can consign gear on select drop off days in advance of the sale. Proceeds from the sale go to support the Killington Ski Club Scholarship Fund.
Okemo Mountain Resort, Saturday, October 8, 2022
Celebrate the changing seasons at Okemo with live music, hay rides, games, pumpkin painting, craft vendors, and a magic show. The annual Fall into Winter celebration starts at 11am at Okemo’s Jackson Gore Courtyard. Participants can also enjoy the Adventure Zone, bike park and scenic lift rides.
Stowe Mountain Resort, Saturday, October 8, 2022
Head into the village of Stowe to celebrate Indigenous People’s Day. Introduce your kids to the culture, education, and music of the Abenaki tribe. The Chief of the Abenaki Nation will share a blessing as you celebrate Abenaki drumming, Native American singers, authors, and story tellers.
Sugarbush Resort, October 8-9, 2022
Celebrate the long weekend at Sugarbush and enjoy scenic lift rides, disc golf, fall festival treats, mini golf, a rubber ducky drop, and more. There will be live music throughout the weekend with fun activities like tie-dying and more. For the adults, pick up a ticket to the Fresh Hops Brew Fest for a taste of some micro-brew beers.
Mount Snow, Saturday, October 8, 2022
Mount Snow’s 24th Annual Oktoberfest is back. With beers and brats for the adults, a kids zone full of fun and games for the youngsters, and fun for the whole family with Oom-pah music, and contents like the keg toss, yodeling competition, and stein holding.
Jay Peak Resort, Saturday, October 15, 2022
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival, in partnership with the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL), brings together a selection of nine short films designed to rouse your inner activist. One of the nation’s premier environmental and adventure film festivals, Wild & Scenic brings these films to Jay Peak’s Clips & Reels. Make a day of it and enjoy the Beans & Brews Festival before heading in for an inspiring evening at the movies.
Sarah Borodaeff is a freelance writer, project manager, and tiny person wrangler. A snowsports enthusiast, Sarah has worked in the snowsports industry for over fifteen years as a ski coach, in marketing, and most recently as an associate editor for Ski Area Management. She is currently endeavoring to keep up with a toddler whose favorite phrase is “go outside!”