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Blog :: 09-2010

Oktoberfest at Mount Snow is Wunderbar!

There are only a few days left in summer. As the crisp night air begins to bite the tip of the nose and fallen leaves swirl around like tornadoes behind cars on Vermont's back roads, we look forward to one of the Mount Snow Valley's greatest events: Oktoberfest.

The combination of Vermont's mid-October foliage, pleasant weather and the German tradition of beer, food and fun make October 9 and 10th, 2010, a not-to-be-missed occasion.

Most of the Oktoberfest fun is happening at the base area of Mount Snow. Their 13th Annual Oktoberfest and Craft Show has been growing steadily over the years, attracting visitors from all over New England. A live German polka band typically plays on Saturday afternoon under the tent, and more live music and entertainment runs throughout the weekend.

Over a dozen breweries show up, tapping into their fresh autumn lineup of beers. Traditional German food (think lots of sausage and sauerkraut) is always hot and ready.

Don't forget that this is a true family-friendly event. Face painting, pumpkin painting, arts and crafts, a hay pile, apple launching and the now famous "schnitzel toss" will keep the kiddies entertained all weekend.

Of course, the adults will have their fun with the keg toss, one-man saw competition and stein holding contest.

Fall in Vermont -- there's nothing like it. We hope you're around to enjoy the foliage and the spirit of Oktoberfest. And of course if you need a place to stay during the festivities, you can search our short term rentals near Mount Snow. We're in Wilmington, just 10 minutes from Mount Snow.


WHAT: 13th Annual Oktoberfest and Craft Show at Mount Snow WHEN: October 9 & 10, 2010 WHERE: Mount Snow base area, West Dover, VT


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    Get Your Bib On - It's Taste of the Valley Time

    Start dieting. Right now. You'll need all the spare room you can spare in your belly this weekend when the Taste of the Deerfield Valley takes over the Rte. 100 corridor.

    WHAT: The 5th annual Taste of the Deerfield Valley WHEN: September 10 - 12, 2010 WHERE: Stretching from Mount Snow to the center of Wilmington along Rte. 100 WHAT: FOOD!, tastings, live music, local wine and beer, shopping, celebrity cooking demonstrations, much more WHY: Good food and friends - what else do you need?

    Talk around town is that Celebrity Chef Myron Mixon's cooking demonstration is going to be a highlight. Judging by the video below, this guy is serious about BBQ, and looking mean while glaring down at cameras with his arms crossed. We've also heard he has a BBQ "Battlewagon" trailer that will be in town. Any man who does battle with his food, well we have to see this to believe it.

    Restaurants all along Rte. 100 will have their doors open, offering special menus and beer and wine pairings. Hermitage Inn, Maple Leaf Brewery, River Valley Market, The Roadhouse, Sitzmark and many other restaurants will be serving up one-of-a-kind dishes like "herbed risotto cake with local highland beef short ribs" (from Wilmington Inn and Tavern).

    For a full schedule of events and admission prices, visit Celebrate the Valley's website. You can even purchase tickets online.

    Of course, if you need a place to stay, we have several houses for rent at Chimney Hill. And believe us, you'll need some deep sleep after all the great food you'll be enjoying this weekend.

    Bon appetit!

    • P.O. BOX 415, 9 Haystack Road, Wilmington VT 05363