Boy Scout John Cassell holds up a prize at the Woodstock Rotary Penny Sale. (2016 Rick Russell Photo)
Columbus Day Weekend Events
Columbus Day weekend in Woodstock always offers a variety of activities for visitors and residents to take advantage of. Here is a list of events to check out.
Woodstock Rotary Penny Sale
The annual Penny Sale will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Woodstock Union High School Gymnasium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Penny Sale starts promptly at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Hundreds of prizes.
Apples and Crafts Artisan Fair
Columbus Day Weekend Saturday October 7th 10am-5pm & Sunday October 8th 10am to 4pm. More than 100 juried craftspeople and specialty food Producers. Bailey Meadow Field, off Route 4, East Woodstock.
As part of the events at the craft fair on Saturday, there will be the inaugural COW CHIP BINGO fundraiser held to assist in the fundraising for the Union Arena Sustainability Project. Save the Planet bet on a Cow.
Plymouth Notch Apple Festival
On October 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be a celebration of the harvest, with special attention to the apple! Tour the Plymouth Notch’s new heirloom orchard, listen to special guest Anne Collins, author of “Vintage Pies,” speaks at 2 p.m. Activities for the entire family: apple recipe competition, cider pressing, wagon rides, historic farm & craft demonstrations, barbecue and harvest treats, cheese making and guided tours of the Plymouth Cheese Factory. Coolidge State
Historic Site, Vermont 100A, Plymouth
Marvelous Wonderettes, Theater Performance
ArtisTree and Grange Theatre will be bringing the “Marvelous Wonderettes” to the stage from October 6-22. The performance welcomes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom!
Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy are the “Springfield Songleaders.” Fast forward a decade and they reunite to take the stage for their 10-year reunion.
It is a musical trip down memory lane. For details go to artistreevt.org/theatre
Harvest Weekend at Billings Farm & Museum
Harvest Weekend. Join Billings Farm for a traditional Vermont harvest celebration with a husking bee and barn dance; cider pressing, harvesting root vegetables, “putting food by,” and more; sample spiced cider and homemade doughnuts! October 7-8, 10 a.m. -5 p.m.
Prosper Valley Harvest Supper
October 7th at the Pomfret Town Hall with seatings at 5, 6:15 and 7:30 p.m. Traditional Turkey Dinner with all the fixings and homemade pies. The event normally sell out, so reservations are highly recommended! Pomfretharvestsupper.com or call 802-457-4881.
Revolutionary War Encampment The Norman Williams Public Library is pleased to offer its front yard space to Wes Hennig and the Benjamin Cox 2nd Company Herricks Regiment of Barnard, Vermont. The group will set up an authentic Revolutionary War era camp on Friday, Oct. 6, and remain encamped until Sunday, Oct. 8. The group displays many original artifacts and demonstrates 18th-century cooking methods. Please contact Wes Hennig with any questions about the encampment call 457-2522 ext. 1601.
South Woodstock Fire Association Pancake Breakfast
Come celebrate Fall! On Sunday ONLY this year, Oct. 8, the Famous South Woodstock Fire Association Pancake Breakfast will be held .from 7- 11 a.m. The
volunteers will be serving up homemade pancakes with real maple syrup, eggs, sausage, muffins, juice, coffee, tea and hot chocolate at the fire station just off 106 outside the South Woodstock village. All are welcome at this event, which supports our local Fire Association.
GMHA Ride for the Cure
On Monday, October 9 there will be a fundraiser for Susan Komen New England in the form of a trail ride and silent auction. Riders are encouraged to outfit themselves and their horses all in pink. For details to gmhainc.org
The Killington Witchcraft
Festival Killington Resort offers a weekend of events including hay rides, haunted house, pumpkin launch, craft beer and more. Killington WitchCraft is the fall festival that’s a scary amount of fun for everyone. October 7-8 and continues October 13-15. Killingtonwitchcraft.com for details.