5 Things to Look Forward to; October in Stowe Vermont


Stowe, Vermont combines a classic 200-year-old New England village with  Vermont’s highest peak, Mt. Mansfield.

However, there is much more to Stowe, Vermont, the town famous for it’s skiing and winter activities. For example, did you know that Stowe is rated as the #1 fall foliage destination by Trip Advisor?

From skiing, hiking, mountain biking, swimming, paddling, glider soaring, corn maze exploring…the list goes on! No matter the time of year you can find an event, or recreational activity to take advantage of the great outdoors.

Not the sporting type? You’ll still enjoy a trip to Stowe—just plan on hitting the spa instead of the slopes, or perhaps a craft beer tour with 4 Points Craft Beer Tours? A choice of spas, pools restaurants and bars…with so many options there is something for everyone here in Stowe!

We’ve taken the liberty of compiling a few events happening the coming month here in Stowe to help you plan your trip!

Stowe Vermont October, 2016 Events

Stowe Rotary Club’s Annual Oktoberfest

oktoberfestFriday 9/30- Sunday 10/02

The Town of Stowe’s event field will be transformed into a Bavarian village, under a traditional tent this year for this annual celebration of the harvest and fall foliage. From Oompah bands to authentic Bavarian foods and freshly brewed Vermont beers to traditional sing-a-longs and dancing, even a silent auction… there’s something for every “villager”… young and old. It’s a weekend full of music, dancing, and of course great beer. Oktoberfest is a great time for a good cause. Last year, Oktoberfest allowed Stowe Rotary to provide over $50,000.00 worth of support to over twenty local charities and scholarships in the greater Lamoille/Washington County region.

Stowe Land Trust Foliage Photography Outing


csm_falllandscape_mikehitleman_880c3d656eSunday October 2. 9:00 AM

Grab your camera or phone and join Stowe Land Trust for a relaxed photo expedition up to Pinnacle Meadow. Stowe photographer, Mike Hitleman, will provide tips for capturing perfect shots of Stowe’s autumn landscape. It is a short, moderate hike up to the meadow. Free; all are welcome.

Meet at 9:00am at the Pinnacle Meadow parking lot.


Stowe Mountain Bike Club’s Annual Leaf Blower


Sunday October 9th, 9:00 AM-9:00PM

The Stowe Mountain Bike Club is stoked to present Vermont’s favorite mountain bike tradition: the Leaf Blower Fall Classic. The marquee event will be the group rides for all abilities that tackle some of the northeast’s best terrain and afford some of Vermont’s best views—whether you’re a seasoned vet or a new to the MTB game, we have a ride for you. Clinics for beginner and intermediate riders, kids rides, all day endurance rides, and even rec path cruisers, the Leaf Blower has something for everyone. And after you’ve gotten your share of single track, adjourn back to homebase for a catered cookout, a few local brews, and the requisite telling of tall tales around the camp fire.

2015 Stowe Mountain Bike Club Fall Classic Leaf Blower from Stowe Mountain Bike Club on Vimeo.


Stowe Restaurant Week


Stowe Restaurant Week: October 23-29, 2016 The charming little town of Stowe has fashioned a dining experience that is on par with many cities. Praised by Gourmet, Bon Appetit, Wine Spectator, and most recently, Fodor’s Travel! If the quality of our food is exceeded by anything, it is our variety!

Featured Restaurants:

The Great Pumpkin & Ghost Festival

jackandbooCatch the Halloween Spirits in Stowe with the first annual Great Pumpkin and Ghost Festival! Join the Stowe area lodging, retail, restaurants, tours, and recreation department in a week long celebration of the Halloween season. Festivities kick off Friday, October 21 with a weekend of events for families and adults. Some events will continue through Halloween.

Full Schedule of Events HERE


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