Fall for St. Johnsbury
The leaves are changing, and Vermont's Northeast Kingdom is one of the best places in the state to view the colors at their peak. Here in St. Johnsbury, at the southern end of "The Kingdom", you'll find a convenient, walkable town full of activities that celebrate the joys of foliage season. Use Vermont's Foliage Forecaster to gauge the best time to visit, and plan your trip around fall-themed events happening in St. J every weekend.
Saturday, September 24 & Sunday, September 25
Eddie's Maple Donuts Popup | Saturday, September 24, 9am - noon
Boxcar & Caboose, 394 Railroad Street
Visit the bookstore early to snag an apple cider or maple glazed donut before they sell out.
More details: www.boxcarandcaboose.com
St. J Athenaeum Storytime at Dog Mountain | Saturday, September 24, 10:30am
Dog Mountain, 143 Parks Road
For the kiddos: bring your stuffie pets to Dog Mountain for a very special storytime by the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum. After the event take some time to explore the grounds and see how many "Sally" pictures you can find.
More details: www.stjathenaeum.org/youth-events-1
Fall Festival of Traditional Crafts | Saturday, September 24, 10am - 4pm
St. Johnsbury History & Heritage Center, 421 Summer Street
FREE! Learn about traditional crafts of the region through demonstrations and hands-on experiences. Exhibits include candle making, quilting, spring pole lathe, and even a Civil War-era traveling forge.
More details: www.stjhistory.org/events
"Ulam" Film Viewing & Celebration of Pica Pica's 5th Anniversary | Sunday, September 25, 3pm
Catamount Film & Arts, 115 Eastern Avenue
Come celebrate the fifth anniversary of Pica Pica Filipino Cuisine--voted the best place to eat Filipino food in Vermont by Food & Wine Magazine--with a special viewing of "ULAM", a documentary following the rise of the cuisine in America, and refreshments. Complimentary tickets can be picked up in advanced at the restaurant, during open hours.
More details: www.pica-pica.us
Friday, September 30 & Saturday, October 1
St. J Final Fridays! | Friday, September 30, 4pm - 7:30pm
Events take place on Railroad St & Eastern Ave.
FREE! Catamount Arts, Discover St. Johnsbury, and the Town of St. Johnsbury have one last St. J Final Friday event planned for you. Join us from 4pm-6pm for the St. J Art on the Street Gallery Stroll, featuring art exhibitions and activities at a dozen locations around town. Businesses will also stay open late and host activities. At 6:00pm, come to Railroad Street to enjoy a Facing the Sunrise Black Performing Artists Series concert, featuring the Dwight & Nicole Trio: Soul on a Rocket presented by Clemmons Family Farm in partnership with Catamount Arts. The Kingdom Taproom beer garden will open at 5:30pm.
More information: www.discoverstjohnsbury.com/finalfridays
Let's Get Cookin' Yard Sale | Saturday, October 1, 8am - 3pm
United Community Church, 1325 Main Street
Visit the church for a mega yard sale (purchases by donation), plus a chili cook-off and pie contest, with all proceeds going towards the UCC's kitchen fund to help finish the remodeling of their kitchen, damaged by a broken pipe last year.
For more details, and to sign up for a cooking contest, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book & Pie Sale | Saturday, October 1, 10am - 1pm
St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 1171 Main Street
Come buy a homemade pie and second-hand books in this fundraiser organized by the Friends of the Athenaeum to support the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum's Youth Services and Adult programs.
More details: www.stjathenaeum.org/adult-events-1
Fall Dog Party | Saturday, October 1, noon - 4pm
Dog Mountain, 143 Parks Road
FREE! Take the scenic ride to leaf-romping, four-legged fun. Your dogs will thank you with many tail wags and wet kisses. Plus: enjoy food trucks, live music, contests, raffles and more.
More details: www.dogmt.com/Events
Bears & Brews Brewfest | Saturday, October 1, 3pm - 7pm
Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, 1302 Main Street
Sample beers from the finest nano- and micro-breweries in northern Vermont and New Hampshire for a taste of autumn in “the Kingdom.” This outdoor festival features great beer, food, and music. PLUS, you’ll be able to explore the Museum’s galleries and take in a planetarium show. On-site babysitting (by reservation only) is available.
Purchase tickets: www.fairbanksmuseum.org/blog/brewfest-2022
Friday, October 7 & Saturday, October 8
St. J Oktoberfest | Friday, October 7, 5pm - 9pm
St. J Distillery Speakeasy, 74 Eastern Ave.
St. Johnsbury Distillery, Kingdom Taproom & Table, and Whirligig Brewing are teaming up to bring you a delicious evening filled with locally-crafted Oktoberfest-themed libations, plus live music, and lots more fun.
Tickets $5 at the door, not inclusive of food & drink purchases.
Facing the Sunrise Black Performing Artist Series, featuring Mikahaley | Saturday, October 8, 7pm
Catamount Arts' ArtPort, Green Mountain Mall, 2000 Memorial Drive
FREE! Clemmons Family Farm, in partnership with Catamount Arts, presents Mikahely, a self-taught musician from Madagascar, as part of the Facing the Sunrise Black Performing Arts Series. The series aims to engage audiences with stellar performances that celebrate and teach the Black Experience with positive and uplifting messages from the Black artist community.
Admission is free, but reservations are required: www.catamountarts.org/show/details/mikahely
Plus, check out the annual store-wide sale taking place at Moose River Lake & Lodge Store all weekend long.
Regardless of when foliage peaks, you'll be able to enjoy the splendors of autumn in St. Johnsbury any day of the week.
Maple Grove Sugar House Museum & Gift Shop | Monday through Friday, 9am - 5pm
Maple Grove Farms of Vermont, 1052 Portland Street
Learn about the industry that made St. Johnsbury the maple center of the world when you visit the Sugar House Museum, then browse the Cabin Gift Shop for maple keepsakes to take home. Maple creemees too!
More details: maplegrove.com/museum
Maple Caramel Apple Weekends | Saturdays, 10am - 5pm & Sundays, noon - 5pm
Sweet Seasons Farm & Artisan Confections, 2557 Spaulding Road
Every weekend through October 30, Sweet Seasons offers delicious treats and gorgeous views in their organic orchard and berry farm. They offer PYO apples (check Facebook for regular updates on available varieties), and don't miss the chance to visit their farm store for maple caramel apples, chocolate confections, fresh apple cider, and other seasonal goodies.
St. Johnsbury Farmers Market | Saturdays, 9am - 1pm
Pearl Street & Eastern Avenue
Fresh, seasonal produce, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts, and live entertainment make the St. Johnsbury Farmers Market the place to be every Saturday morning.
...plus, check out our Play listings and our full event calendar (below) for even more art, culture, recreation, and community happenings taking place every day in St. J.
Funding for this promotion has been provided, in part, by a Rural Business Development Grant from USDA Rural Development, to the St. Johnsbury Chamber of Commerce.
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