Northeast Kingdom Fall Foliage Festival
Ages: 0 and up
Cost: Lunch and Dinner prices vary daily
Features: Snack Stand
Seven unique festivals are held over six consecutive days, now over 50 years running. The communities of Walden, Cabot, Plainfield, Peacham, Barnet Groton and Marshfield invite you to come celebrate rural Vermont in all of its splendor.
September 28 WALDEN - The day begins with registration at 9 a.m. with coffee & donuts at the Walden Methodist Church. Enjoy the sights and sounds of country life at a display of traditional action exhibits: quilt tying, spinning & knitting, wood crafts, working oxen & draft horse, milling lumber, interacting with a myriad of farm animals, large & small.
The folks of Walden will share their arts & crafts, country music and small home businesses. A homemade soup & sandwich lunch will sustain you for an afternoon of tours to a dairy farm, a Morgan Horse farm and our rural school, with a little dancing and a snack thrown in.
- 5:30 Family-style Barbecued Beef Supper: mashed potatoes, veggies and home-baked pies Supper reservations: (802)533-7122
September 29 CABOT - Coffee Hour begins at 9:00 a.m. in the Cabot School Gym. Make a day touring old school houses, craft shops, the Public Library and Cabot Creamery. Crafts available in the gym from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
In the afternoon, enjoy a hayride to a sugarhouse, afternoon musical and play performances, and hike to Nicols Ledge.
- 11:30 am, 12:30 and 1:15 pm. Corn chowder and chili luncheon at Cabot Church
- 5:00 and 6:15 pm Turkey dinner at at the Cabot School. Ticket reservations for luncheon and dinner can be made at the same time by calling Rose Bothfield at (802) 563-2715. Details :(802) 563-2457
September 30 PLAINFIELD - Coffee Hour at 9 a.m. and registration at Grace United Methodist Church. Foliage tours available at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tours telling the history of the Barre granite quarries, see glass blowers at work, taste wine at Grandview Winery, scenic spots and a hike to Owls Head with a bag lunch.
Other points of interest will be offered throughout the day. Crafts, baked goods, and jewelry will be for sale, along with other items of interest for everyone.
- 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cafeteria-style luncheon. Entertainment in the afternoon.
- 5 and 6 p.m. Barbecued Chicken, Mostaccioli and Baked Bean Supper. Reservations:802-454-7301
October 1 PEACHAM - Registration and arts and crafts sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Peacham Town Hall. Exhibits at the Blacksmith Shop and Historical House. (Homemade treats served).
- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Peacham Library book sale from
- 10:15 a.m. Scenic bus tour
- 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m Lunch at Peacham Elementary School
- 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Northern Skies Observatory open
- 2 p.m. Ghost walk
- 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Harp music in Church sanctuary
- 5 and 6:30 p.m. Dinner at church, seatings at (Spaghetti supper...vegetarian and meat sauces, salad, garlic bread, homemade apple crisp with ice cream)Tickets available at door.
- Information: 802-592-3320
October 2 - BARNET - Come to the Barnet Center vestry at 8 a.m. - 11:00am for pancake breakfast including Vermont maple syrup and sausage. Arts & crafts will be in the vestry and surrounding grounds all day. Wagon rides, starting at the vestry will be given weather permitting.
10:00 am A bus tour between Ben Thresher’s Mill, the Sunset Alpaca Farm, the Walter Harvey Meeting House and traveling scenic back roads. Arts & crafts are also at the McIndoes Church.
- 11:30 a.m. A soup and sandwich lunch served
- 1 to 4 p.m. A European Coffee Hour will be from at the West Barnet Church.
- 4 p.m. Ham Dinner at the Barnet Center vestry, starting at and continuing until all are served Information 802-633-4397.
October 3 GROTON - Join them in Groton for Festival Day.
- 8 to 10 a.m Lumberjack Breakfast at the Methodist Church from . Visit our Library, where there will be a book sale throughout the day.
- 11 a.m. McLure’s Band will perform at the bandstand at Boy Scout Troop #702 will serve a light lunch at the Food Court.
- 1:30 p.m. Annual Parade starts at Browse in the Peter Paul Historical House anytime during the day.
- Participate in the Old Fashioned Hymn Sing at the Methodist Church at 8 p.m. to close the day.
- 4:30, 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.World Famous Chicken Pie Supper. You must make reservations. 802-584-3020.
- Marshfield Harvest Festival from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free Family Friendly Activities: Face painting, cider pressing, pop-corn popping, crafts, art nature activities, field games, and music from local bands and more! Book sale and bake sale.
- "Chili-Cook-off", 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in our Chili Tent" and then vote for your best tasting chili and the cook will win a prize! Salads and corn bread will complement the chili, $8 for adults and $4 for children.
- Barbeque 11 - 3: hamburgers from a local farm, hotdogs and veggie burgers will also be for sale at the Old Schoolhouse Common, 122 School St., Marshfield. For information, call 802-426-3581. Sponsored by the Marshfield Historical Society.