The Mountain Times

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No Shortage of Events Here!

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Hay is for horses and sculptures! Will McKay and Pete DeCota of Killington load hay on a trailer for the Burke horses at the Merrill Spring Farm in Tinmouth, Vermont with Glenn Merrill, Sr. Come to Killington to see the beautiful hay sculptures at over 40 businesses! photo by Deb Burke

The days are getting shorter, the temperatures are getting cooler so if you haven't had your heating system cleaned and serviced, and your chimney flues cleaned and checked by a licensed and insured chimney service, please do before it is time to turn up the thermostat in your home. Also, it is time to check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to keep you and your family safe in your home.

The Town of Killington's businesses are open and ready for an awesome foliage season with many great events planned.

On October 1 Killington will again host the Annual Brewfest which features New England's best beers, harvest dinners and entertainment. The admission for this terrific event is just $25 which provides entry into the Snowshed Lodge to sample over 75 craft brews and great live music. The Vermont Brewmaster's Dinner is held on Friday, September 30 at 7pm in the Snowshed Long Trail Pub and is $79. The new Brewfest Kick Off Party will be held at the Wobbly Barn from 9pm to 1am and is sure to be the best local parties of the year- don't miss it! You may purchase your brewfest tickets online at website. This event is for those at least 21 years of age. Admission is limited and includes a souvenir tasting glass, twelve beer sampling tickets and live entertainment. Additional beer tickets will be available for $1 each.

On October 2 the Concert for Killington to raise funds for those terribly affected by tropical storm Irene will be held at The Outback and at The Lookout Tavern. Three stages will be put up in the parking lots and many bands from far and wide will be playing from noon until 11 pm. This event is being organized by our own local outstanding musician Joey Leone and his Chop Shop. Entry is $20 for the day, with raffle tickets, t-shirts and more being sold. Many local residents and businesses have had devastating results from Irene and this event will help those who need it most. Don't miss it!

The Dock Dogs National Final Championships will take place from October 7 to October 9 at the Snowshed Lodge parking lot. Bring your dog along for an exciting fun filled weekend of this world famous competition. More than 300 dogs will be competing for the national title in three 40 foot long dog diving pools. Bring your camera, it's a great photo taking opportunity.

The Killington Ski Club is holding their annual ski sale on Friday, October 7 from 5pm to 9pm, Saturday, October 8 from 9am to 5pm, and Sunday October 9 from 9am to 4pm. Looking for some new ski and/or snowboard gear for the upcoming ski season? Great deals on new and used ski and snowboard clothing that are hard to beat! Stop by the Killington Ski Club Sale and save money on items for the whole family. All unsold consigned items can be picked up on Sunday, October 9. For more information, please call 820-422-6797 or email

It's Harvest Weekend at the Billings Farm and Museum in Woodstock, Vermont on October 1 and 2. Celebrate the harvest with a traditional husking bee and barn dance, cider pressing, harvesting root vegetables, sample hot spiced cider and homemade doughnuts.

On October 9 at 2pm there will be an old time victrola music display at the Woodstock History Center at 26 Elm Street in Woodstock, Vermont. Main Street Museum curator David Fairbanks Ford will discuss and play samples of some classic victrola music.

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