With fall colors about to reach their peak, Woodstock and the surrounding areas are brimming with activity, with something for every age.
The 40th Apples and Crafts fair will be held at Bailey’s Meadow off of Route 4 in Woodstock Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
More than 100 juried vendors this year will show off their autumnal wares: handmade crafts, specialty food products and more. Organized by the Woodstock Recreation Center, this is the perfect opportunity to stock up on holiday presents. The fee is $3 at the gate, and kids 12 and under are free. Also on Saturday, the Woodstock Rotary Club’s 40th annual Penny Sale will be held at the Woodstock Union High School gymnasium.
Sponsored by the Woodstock Rotary Club, the sale is a fundraiser and proceeds support over 40 charities. This longstanding tradition is not to be missed — free goodies for the kids, popcorn and hotdogs, and more than 300 prizes are just part of the fun. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased from Rotarians at the sale. Prizes vary from $2,000 in cash to a Weber grill to prize packages donated by local Inns. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
That same evening, a harvest supper with all the fixin’s will be held at the Woodstock Masonic Lodge on Central Street from 4 to 8 p.m. Take out will be available.
In Pomfret, the 38th annual Pomfret School Harvest Supper will be on Saturday at Town Hall. With three seating times — 5 p.m., 6:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.— you can be sure to get a place at the table to try the turkey, squash, potatoes and various pies that make the supper an annual favorite.
Further north, the Killington Hay Festival continues, with more than 30 colorful hay sculptures of giant animals on view as you drive the winding roads through town.