Visitors to Killington, Vermont this fall will have a surprise once they start exploring the region — amid the mountain vistas and fall foliage, they may find themselves face-to-face with a 25-foot bear or 30-foot moose.
A Vermont Chamber of Commerce Top Ten Fall Event, the Killington Hay Festival is a celebration of the Vermont harvest. It features 25-plus giant hay sculptures and a robust schedule of special events including the Motorcycle Rally, Restaurant Week, Killington Resort’s Brewfest Weekend and the Spartan Beast Race.
“The Hay Festival has become an annual fall tradition in New England, appealing to families from across the state and country,” says Amy Morrison, Town of Killington events and marketing coordinator. Guests to the area will love the family-friendly scavenger hunt and photo opportunities surrounding the giant animal sculptures, and folk art fans will enjoy seeing the creative — and sometimes unbelievable — creatures made from homegrown Vermont hay.
Highlights of the 2013 Killington Hay Festival include:
• A scavenger hunt through the winding roads and across the mountains of Killington to find 25-plus giant hay sculptures including a turtle, gorilla and a Killington snow monster
• Killington Restaurant Week with $42.41 (for 2 people) fixed-price dinner menus at more than 10 participating restaurants throughout town
• The Killington Classic Motorcycle Touring Rally with five days of touring and social events, an outdoor concert, barbecue and vendor village
• The Killington Spartan Beast Race – an obstacle course race across the terrain of Killington Mountain spanning the weekend of Sept. 21-22
Additional information on the Hay Festival and details on all events is available online at www.discoverkillington.com or by following Facebook.com/DiscoverKillington.