Peak foliage is just around the corner. Head to one of these great family-friendly fall events before Vermont resorts close up for the season and prepare for winter.

Community Weekend, Sugarbush Resort

October 9-10, 2021

Sugarbush partners with local organizations like Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, Friends of the Mad River Valley, Efficiency Vermont, and other for their annual Community Weekend. Families can enjoy scenic lift rides, hiking, pumpkin carving, and live music.

Into disc golf? The Disc Golf Vermont State Doubles Championship will be held all day, October 9. Resort president, John Hammond, will present to the community at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. On Sunday, parents can enjoy the Fresh Hops Festival, a first of it’s kind, featuring beers brewed for the event that feature fresh Vermont hops.

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Harvest Faire, Killington Resort

October 9, 2021

The annual Harvest Faire at Killington Resort welcomes all ages to the mountain to revel in beautiful autumn views while enjoying great food, entertainment, and games. Some of the family-friendly activities include pumpkin painting, horse-drawn hay rides, and competitive apple launching with lift ticket prizes.

Live music from the Gully Boys can entertain parents and kids alike with original tunes and covers from the Grateful Dead, Phish and other jams bands. Parents can also peel off for a stein hoisting competition with souvenir mug. Winners will take home a Yeti cooler.

Admission is free. Learn more at


Harvest Fest, Stratton Mountain Resort

October 9-11, 2021

What’s better to warm you up on a cool fall day than chilli? Stratton’s HarvestFest opens with a family-friendly chilli cook off on Saturday alongside a brewfest for adults.

Kids activities throughout the weekend include a hike to fire tower and crafts and activities in the commons. Mountain activities including scenic chair rides, mountain biking, and golf stay open an extra day through Monday, October 11.

Still need to warm up? Dance with the kiddos to the music of Ghost of Paul Revere, Saints and Liars, and Eastbound Jesus. Tickets are limited and should be purchased in advance.

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23rd Annual Mount Snow Oktoberfest

October 9, 2021

More than a brewfest, Mount Snow’s Oktoberfest is fun for the whole family with schnitzel, Oom-pah music, and of course brews for the parents. If safety protocols allow, annual games like the keg toss, yodeling contest, and stein holding will entertain any age. Tickets are limited and available here.

Read about our experience at the 2016 Oktoberfest, where Mama Gina and family reveled in the autumn fun:


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