Festival Fun for the Whole Family When Vermont leaves burst into vibrant color, Stratton’s Columbus Day Weekend Harvest Fest fills the Village with endless family fun October 7-9, 2017. Enjoy live music, hay rides, pumpkin painting, scenic lift rides, Home Expo and so much more at Harvest Fest.
Be sure to grab your tickets or register for all the events.
Annual Craft Brewfest The Annual Craft Brewfest features the region’s best craft brews to sample. The finest regional and local Vermont breweries will be pouring samples and pints to enjoy. It wouldn't be a true Brewfest without a Keg Toss or Stein Hoisting competition. All this and more between 12pm and 6pm!
Chili Cook-OfF The Chili Cook-Off features homemade chili recipes to be sampled by all.
Results: 1st place with 194 votes is Maple Bacon Chili 2nd place with 138 votes is Prime Rib Chili 3rd place with 78 votes is Three Sausage Chili 4th place with 45 votes is Turkey White Bean Chili 5th place with 37 votes is Vegetarian Chili 6th place with 33 votes is Jamaican Jerk Chicken Chili 7th place with 12 votes is Cajun Chili 8th place with 5 votes is Pork Chili Verde
The North Face Race to the Summit Ride the gondola all weekend long for a 360-degree view of the world-renowned fall foliage from southern Vermont’s tallest peak. But that’s not the only way to get to the summit. The North Face Race to the Summit invites runners to challenge themselves in a 2.18 mile uphill race for over $2000 in prize money and awards.
Race Day registration at The North Face Store from 8-9am - $55
Weekend Music Saturday is filled with live music including the Lustre Kings kicking off the weekend at noon followed by the Stratton Mountain Boys at 3pm.
Stratton Mountain Music presents Keller Williams' Grateful Grass on Sunday, October 8. Don't miss the legendary music of The Grateful Dead with a bluegrass twist. Tickets are just $25 in advance.
Kids Firetower Hike Let us guide your kids to the Stratton Fire Tower! Starting with a gondola ride to the summit, we will bring all participants to and from the Fire Tower, which is an easy kid-friendly hike.
Play and Stay at Stratton Mountain Get the most out of your long weekend with the Harvest Fest Package. Stay 2 nights at select Stratton Lodging and receive admission to Brewfest (with tasting glass), Chili Cook-Off, and 1 gondola ride.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 07 8:45am, The North Face Doggie and Me Hike. Meet at the North Face Store. Hike to mid-mountain, receive a free North Face gift. Windham Humane Society holding adoptions in front of the shop. 9am-6pm Stratton Sports Courtyard Sale, next to Base Lodge. Thursday 10-5, Friday-Sunday 9-6, Monday 9-5 10am–6pm Gondola rides: Purchase tickets in advance 11am-4pm Spooktacular Scavenger Hunt: Starts from Mountain Sweets in the Village 12pm Beer's Den: Open in the main base area 12-3pm Lustre Kings: Live Music under the Big Tent 12-4pm who, what and wares Home Expo presented by Stratton Magazine, Main Base Lodge 12-6pm Brewfest, Main Base Area, Buy tickets in advance 12-6pm Stratton Adventure Paintball Range, Main Base Area 12-6pm Hay Rides, Main Base Area 1-4pm Village Activities include: Caricaturist, Face Painting 1pm Chili Cook-Off, Main Base Area. Get there early! Buy in advance and Save 2pm Pumpkin Painting, (while supplies last)Main Base Area 2pm Stein Hoisting Competition, Presented by Samuel Adams Beer, Main Base Area 2pm - 4:30pm Firetower Hike for Kids, Ages 4-12 years. Register Today 3-6pm Stratton Mountain Boys: Live Music under the Big Tent 4pm Keg Toss, Presented by Smith Optics, Main Base Area
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 08 8-8:45am North Face Race Registration at the North Face Store in the Village 9am-6pm Stratton Sports Courtyard Sale, next to Base Lodge. Thursday 10-5, Friday-Sunday 9-6, Monday 9-5 9:30am North Face Race to the Summit. Awards in the Courtyard immediately following the event 10am–6pm Gondola rides: Purchase tickets in advance 11am-12pm Rock with Mountain Sweets in the Village 11am-2pm Village Activities include: Vermont Natural History Museum, Face Painting and Caricaturist 11am-2pm Hay Rides 1-2pm Rock with Mountain Sweets in the Village 12pm - Beer's Den - Open in the main base area starting 1-2pm Rock with Mountain Sweets 1:30pm Lolë Stratton Free Meet Up, meet at Lolë store, in Stratton Village, and enjoy 1.7 mile roundtrip mountain hike. 2pm - 4:30pm Firetower Hike for Kids, Ages 4-12 years. Register Today 2pm-6pm Enjoy wine tasting with 19 Crimes, main base area, 21+ only. 3-4pm Rock with Mountain Sweets in the Village