There are lots to do as a family during the last weekend of September, and here are some of our favorites!
Friday, September 26, 2014
Family Wheel Drop-In @ Burlington City Arts
Learn wheel and hand building techniques at BCA’s clay studio while hanging out with the family. Make bowls, cups and amazing sculptures. Staff will give wheel and hand building demonstrations throughout the evening.
- Price includes one fired and glazed piece per participant.
- Additional fired and glazed pieces are $5.00 each.
- No registration necessary.
Class Location: Print and Clay Studio Room in the Wheel Room
Cost: $6 per visit |$5 BCA Member
For More Information: https://vermontmoms.com/event/family-wheel-drop-in-burlington-city-arts/
Saturday, September 27, 2014
National Parks Fee-Free Day
The US National Parks in Vermont — the Appalachian National Scenic Trail and Marsh-Billings Rockerfeller National Historial Park — are participating in fee-free days, so the fees normally charged for admission are waived.
Fee-free dates for 2014:
January 20 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
April 19-20 (Opening weekend of National Park Week)
August 25 (National Park Service Birthday)
September 27 (National Public Lands Day)
November 11 (Veterans Day weekend)
Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise
For More Information: https://vermontmoms.com/event/national-parks-fee-free-day/
Old Fashioned Harvest Market
Annual Old Fashioned Harvest Market is centered at the United Church of Underhill. This family-oriented community fair features 2 days of entertainment, food & fun, with an opening parade, over 100 crafters, LOTS of great food, kids activities, & music. Many great kids activities, including:
- PARADE – Saturday at 9:00 down River Road
- ZUCCHINI CONTEST-Longest, heaviest, best decorated!
- PET SHOW-Children under 12 are encouraged to bring their favorite pet to show off.
- OLD-FASHIONED GAMES such as stilt walking, bobbing for apples, ring toss, penny pitch, hoops, nail drive, & a dunking booth.
- SAW DUST CANDY SCRAMBLE – This popular fast-paced event is broken down into the following groups to make sure all ages have a fair shot at finding plenty of pieces of candy in the big sawdust pile: preschool & 1st grade; 2nd & 3rd grade; 4th & 5th grade; 6th & 7th grade; and 8th grade plus anyone who missed their slot.
- ORGANIZED EVENTS such as Hoop races, sack races, a three-legged race, wheelbarrow races, and a water balloon toss will run from 1-3 on both days.
Cost: Free – Please bring a canned good or a box of dried pasta or cereal to donate to the Essex-Jericho-Underhill Food Shelf.
For More Information: https://vermontmoms.com/event/old-fashioned-harvest-market/
Sunday, August 28. 2014
Pie Fest and Cider House Run @ Shelburne Orchard
The day starts at 11 am and ends at 4 pm. Start the day with a run through the orchard. Then you can enter, enjoy, or eat the homemade apple pies in the Pie Fest!
The Cider House Run/Walk (2 or 4 mile run or a 2 mile walk) begins at 11:00 a.m. Cost is $25 for anyone over 12 (includes a $5 Pick Your Own apples coupon). Kids under 12 are asked to pay $8 for the coupon. Please pre-register.
The Pie Fest consists of 3 local judges taste-testing 30 double crusted apple pies. You MUST register prior to the contest by contacting Megan at 864-7528 or [email protected] because entry slots are limited to 30 and fill up quickly. Once registered, you MUST arrive PRIOR TO 11:30 or you will forfeit your spot!!!
- Judges then use their finely tuned palates to discover the winners among pies.
- First Place walks away with $200 cash.
Cost: Free for the Pie Fest | Run: $25 for anyone over 12 (includes a $5 Pick Your Own apples coupon). Kids under 12 are asked to pay $8 for the coupon.
For More Information: https://vermontmoms.com/event/pie-fest-and-cider-house-run-shelburne-orchard/
Vermont Pumpkin Chuckin’ Festival
It is again time to get your pumpkin chuckin’ trebuchet (gravity powered catapult) ready for the Annual Vermont Pumpkin Chuckin’ (VTPC) Festival at the Stoweflake Resort and Spa in Stowe, VT from 11 am to 4 pm. The VTPC Festival is a fun, family event sponsored by the Stoweflake Resort and Spa and other local sponsors.
The event benefits the Lamoille Family Center, which has a thirty-eight year history of supporting Lamoille Valley families through early care, and educational services, home visiting, parent education, playgrounds, child care resource and referral, youth services, and emergency assistance. The event gives kids and adults a chance to build something with their hands and compete; a cross between a shot put contest and a Soap Box Derby.
Along with the pumpkin chuckin’ contest comes music, children’s activities, a bounce house, chili cook-off, and great food; all creating an enjoyable fall day. Music for this year’s festival will again be provided by three bands; House Dunn, Ball Hammock and the duo Jen and John, which will be performing periodically from 11am to 4pm.
- 1st round: 12:30 pm
- 2nd round: 1:30 pm
- 3rd round: 2:30 pm
- awards shortly after the last round
- Music: 11 am – 4 pm (with occasional breaks)
Cost: $5 for ages 5 and over |free for 4 and under.
For More Information: https://vermontmoms.com/event/vermont-pumpkin-chuckin-festival/