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Vermont Fairy Tale Festival

Sat., Sept. 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
802-422-9765

10-12 public libraries feature a fairy tale booth, with added festivities including live music, mermaids, Vikings, storytellers, costumed characters, scavenger hunts, games, a Viking ship and a 6-foot storybook. Costumes encouraged. donations of canned food accepted for the food shelf.
Sherburne Memorial Library 2998 River Road, Killington Rutland (map)
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Harvest Festival

Sat., Sept. 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
802-985-8686
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Celebrate autumnal abundance in style with children's activities, horse-drawn hayrides, fall foods, musicians on multiple stages and traditional artisans sharing their skills and crafts, including the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association. $5-10; free for members and children under 3.
Shelburne Farms 1611 Harbor Rd., Shelburne Chittenden (map)
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Miss Lynn's Rainbow Machine

Sat., Sept. 21, 10 a.m.
802-457-3500
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The whole family enjoys an interactive musical morning. $10 per family.
ArtisTree/Purple Crayon 2095 Pomfret Rd., South Pomfret Windsor (map)
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Northeastern Open Atlatl Championship

Sat., Sept. 21, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
802-759-2412

Competitors of all experience levels test their skills of this ancient hunting technique of throwing darts. Workshops and demonstrations of crafts and skills from ancient to early contact period times and children's activities round out the day. $5; free for children under 15 to watch; $7-8 to compete.
Northeastern Open Atlatl Championship

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Sam Mazza's Giant Pumpkin Weigh-In

Sat., Sept. 21, 12-3 p.m.
802-655-3440
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Oversize gourds battle it out for the heavyweight title. Onlookers enjoy hayrides, apple-cider doughnuts and a corn maze. food available for purchase; fee for corn maze.
Sam Mazza's Farm Market 277 Lavigne Road, Colchester Chittenden (map)
Sam Mazza's Giant Pumpkin Weigh-In

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Harvest Celebration at Pine Island Community Farm

Sat., Sept. 21, 12:30-3 p.m.

This innovative land conservation project invites the community in to taste traditional food prepared by New Americans, learn about riverside restoration, buy farm-grown vegetables and meet the farmers and gardeners.
Pine Island Community Farm 1029 Pine Island Rd., Colchester Chittenden (map)
Harvest Celebration at Pine Island Community Farm

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Woodstock Cub Scouts

Sat., Sept. 21, 2-4 p.m.
802-228-2025
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Boys and girls check out a real camping experience with fishing, gold panning and campfires. Parent info and recruitment from 2-4 p.m., but families are welcome for the day. Grades K-5.
Camp Plymouth State Park 2008 Scout Camp Road, Ludlow Windsor (map)
Woodstock Cub Scouts

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Musical Scavenger Hunt

Sat., Sept. 21, 2:45-4:30 p.m.
802-377-3161

Curious kids of all ages check out clues on scragmountainmusic.org as part of this local chamber music ensemble's 10th anniversary.
Various Locations, Montpelier Montpelier, Montpelier Washington (map)
Musical Scavenger Hunt

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Miles for Migraine Burlington

Sat., Sept. 21
484-534-8786

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Amateur and experienced athletes lace up for this community-inspired 2-mile walk or 5-10K walk/run. 9 a.m. start. $25-40; free for children under 10; preregister; fundraising encouraged to support the University of Vermont Medical Center's Headache Clinic.
Veterans Memorial Park 1000 Dorset St., South Burlington Chittenden (map)
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Museum Day Live!

Sat., Sept. 21

Numerous historic sites and museums across the state open their doors to the public free of charge during this national event sponsored by Smithsonian magazine. Visit smithsonian.com/museumdaylive to search for participating locations.
Museum Day Live!

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Birthday Bash

Sat., Sept. 21, 5-10 p.m.
802-377-3161

A silent auction, 6 p.m. concert, an open mic and — of course — cake celebrate this chamber music ensemble's 10th birthday. donations accepted.
Vermont College of Fine Arts 36 College Street, Montpelier Washington (map)
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Parkapalooza

Sat., Sept. 21, 3-8 p.m.
802-223-7335
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Live music, a giant slip 'n slide, kids' activities, a skill swap featuring local crafters and artisans and a food vendor mean family fun in the park. $3-5; $10 per family; preregister for $10-15 per campsite.
Hubbard Park Parkway St., Montpelier Washington (map)
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Dad Guild

Sat., Sept. 21, 4-5:30 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 19, 4-5:30 p.m.
802-865-7216

This group gets fathers of young children reading together, having fun with creative play and forming new friendships. All are welcome. Ages 5 and under.
Fletcher Free Library 235 College St., Burlington Chittenden (map)
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Rutland Farmers Market

Saturdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m. Continues through Oct. 30
802-342-4727

Local vendors peddle farm-fresh produce and fruits, handcrafted breads, artisan cheese and more at this large outdoor emporium.
Depot Park 49 Evelyn St., Rutland Rutland (map)
Rutland Farmers Market

Peck Farm Orchard Corn Maze

Wednesdays-Sundays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 31
802-249-1223

Festive fall families have fun on the farm with a leafy puzzle, PYO apples and pumpkins and free weekend hayrides. $5. Through October. $5 per person for the corn maze.
Peck Farm Orchard 750 Sibley Rd., East Montpelier Washington (map)
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Elements of Glass

Sept. 21-Nov. 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Nov. 29-Dec. 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Dec. 26-March 29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
802-649-2200

In partnership with Simon Pearce and their artisans, this exhibit interprets in glass the elements of water, fire and wood through drawings, videos and touchable samples which illuminate the process behind designing and creating glass pieces. Through March 2020. regular museum admission, $13-16; free for children under 2.
Montshire Museum of Science 1 Montshire Rd., Norwich Windsor (map)
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Heroic Corn Maze

Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Mon., Oct. 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 20
518-585-2821

Get lost! Families navigate their way through a life-size puzzle in the shape of this historic fort while searching for history clues among the stalks. New this year is a maze for little ones ages 4 and under. Regular museum admission, $12-24; free for children under 5. Fall weekends through October 20. regular museum admission, $12-24; free for children under 5.
Fort Ticonderoga 30 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga New York (map)
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Evolution Prenatal Yoga Essex

Saturdays, 8:15 a.m., Wednesdays, 12:15 p.m. and Tuesdays, 6 p.m.
802-899-0339
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Mothers-to-be build strength, stamina and a stronger connection to their baby. $17 per class; $120-140 for 10-class pass.
Evolution Prenatal & Family Yoga 37 Lincoln St., Essex Junction Chittenden (map)
Evolution Prenatal Yoga Essex

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Baby Boogie

Fridays, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and Saturdays, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Continues through Nov. 2
845-802-2311
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Parents of wee ones ages 4 to 12 months learn melodious ways to play with their babies, while making friends and nurturing their little ones' sensory development and natural musicianship. $20 per class; preregister.
Green Mountain Performing Arts 37 Commercial Dr., Waterbury Washington (map)
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Evolution Prenatal Yoga Burlington

Saturdays, 11:30 a.m., Tuesdays, 4:15 p.m., Sundays, 10:15-11:30 a.m., Wednesdays, 5:45 p.m., Thursdays, 12:30 p.m., Fridays, 8:15 a.m. and Mondays, 5:45 p.m.
802-899-0339
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Mothers-to-be build strength, stamina and a stronger connection to their baby. $17 per class; $120-140 for 10-class pass.
Evolution Prenatal & Family Yoga Center 20 Kilburn Street, Burlington Chittenden (map)
Evolution Prenatal Yoga Burlington

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Better L8 Than Never Car Show

Sun., Sept. 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
802-388-7951

Speed enthusiasts marvel at more than 300 shiny, sporty vehicles. Vendors, music, raffles, kids' activities and food galore add to the high-octave action. free to spectate; $20 per car registration; donations accepted for Camp Ta-Kum-Ta.
Bristol Recreation Fields 110 Airport Drive, Bristol Addison (map)
Better L8 Than Never Car Show

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Hoedown and Showdown for Maggie's Brightside

Sun., Sept. 22, 1-5 p.m.
802-222-0944

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Barn stomping fun gets festive feet moving to live music and dancing, with games, a silent auction, old-timey eats and treats and more in this fundraiser to offer free services for Vermonters living with cancer. $15-30; preregister.
Mansfield Barn 3 Irish Rd., Jericho Chittenden (map)
Hoedown and Showdown for Maggie's Brightside

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The Children's Room Barn Dance

Sun., Sept. 22, 2-5 p.m.
802-244-5605

Families celebrate the harvest season by eating pie, taking a hay ride, playing games and dancing to live music from Steve Lotspeich & Friends, Andrea Soberman of Musical Munchkins and AB2. $20 per family; proceeds benefit The Children's Room.
The Children's Room 47 Stowe St., Waterbury Washington (map)
The Children's Room Barn Dance

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Poetry of Nature Walk

Sun., Sept. 22, 2-3 p.m.
832-928-8837

Young explorers get outside and get inspired on an easy walk with word and nature interplay. Ages 3-18.
Ethan Allen Homestead 1 Ethan Allen Homestead, Burlington Chittenden (map)
Poetry of Nature Walk

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Buddy Walk of Northwestern Vermont

Sun., Sept. 22
802-524-6555

Participants of all ages and ability levels get a breath of fresh, fall air while promoting the acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. Other activities include face painting, a bouncy house and a sensory toy station. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m.; walk starts at 1 p.m. pledges accepted; proceeds benefit residents diagnosed with Down syndrome.
Collins-Perley Sports Complex 890 Fairfax Road, St. Albans Franklin (map)
Buddy Walk of Northwestern Vermont

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