Saturday, Oct. 8 at 11 a.m.—LUDLOW—Okemo Mountain Resort celebrates the changing of the seasons with its annual Fall into Winter Festival on Saturday, Oct. 8. Jackson Gore, in all of its fall-foliage glory, will be the setting for enjoying live music, food and family activities. Okemo’s culinary team will be serving fresh-from-the-grill favorites and some seasonal specialties.
Shop the local food and craft vendor market and visit Mountain Outfitters, located under the stone archway, for great deals on winter gear and clothing. Admission to Okemo’s Fall into Winter Festival is free and open from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
While enjoying a free concert by Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers, festival attendees can sample seasonal brews. Eight draft lines will be flowing with four six-ounce pours available for $15. Activities offered throughout the day include face painting, pumpkin painting, a pie-in-the-face booth (with proceeds benefitting Okemo Mountain School) and free hayrides.
New this year, Okemo has partnered with the Green Mountain Scenic Railway to offer two foliage-viewing train excursions. Shuttles will depart from Okemo at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Passengers will board the train in Chester and enjoy a scenic ride on the rails back to Okemo’s Jackson Gore. Tickets may be purchased at Okemo’s Resort Services: $25 for adults, $20 for ages 3-12 and children under 3 ride for free.
In the event of rain, music and activities will move to the Ice House at Jackson Gore. For more info, visit okemo.com or call 802-228-1600.
Photo courtesy of Okemo Mountain Resort
Fall is in full swing, and Okemo is celebrating with a festival for the short season before winter.