The 2017 Festival has attracted winemakers from 15 Vermont vineyards, several spirits distillers, as well as many interesting and unique marketplace exhibitors from all four corners of the state of Vermont. We are pleased to announce that the Vermont Wine & Harvest Festival has garnered a “Top Ten Fall Event” from the Vermont Chamber of Commerce as well as listed as a “Top 100” by Group Bus Tours. The scale of the event is small enough to feel like a mellow get-together with friends and fellow wine lovers, but big enough to offer a preview tasting event on the first evening, followed by two full days of tastings, food, dinners, wine parties, breakfast, and live entertainment, along with opportunities for arts, shopping, sightseeing and outdoor recreation within the venues.
On Friday night, the preview tasting of Vermont wines and cheeses is blended into a Village Stroll in the center of Wilmington. Those wanting to just enjoy the evening in the village can listen to outdoor entertainers and everyone is eligible to judge the Vermont Soup Contest.
On Saturday, the Festival events shift to nearby West Dover, where it is tucked in beside the landmark clocktower building, nestled under the ridgelines of the 3,600 foot peak. There’s just a hint of an Italian Alps feel to the setting. The gigantic Festival tents cover a huge open space that is typically buried in snow banks all winter long. It’s just a few yards from the lifts at the popular Mount Snow resort. As soon as the tables and booths are set up and the decorations are complete, it becomes clear that the Vermont Wine and Harvest Festival is no ordinary event. For one thing, the camaraderie among the various growers and winemakers who come from all over the state makes the Festival feel like a great family reunion.
2017 Festival Pricing
Village Stroll on Friday September 22, 2017
Soup Contest voting and live entertainment at the Village Stroll
Wine Tasting Only-$13.00 Advance Ticket Price
Soup Tasting Only -$5.00
Saturday September 23, 2017 Events
Grand Tasting at Mount Snow Resort
10am to 5pm
21 and over Daily admission to festival tents Saturday September 17
Admission includes tote bag, wine glass and 3 tastes
21 + |$17 Advance Ticket Price
13-20 | $5 Admission includes tote bag
12 and under | Free
Wine & Food Pairing Dinners
The White House Inn & Shelburne Vineyards
Seats are limited for the tasting dinner. Contact the White House at 802-464-2135 to make your reservations.
Brew Tunes & BBQ at the Dover Forge/OMT
183 Route 100 West Dover, Vermont
Sunday September 24, 2017 Events
Vermont Wildlife Festival
10am-4pm Mount Snow Resort
Restaurant Relay – Valley Trail – West Dover, Vermont
Team check in 9am-11am. OMT/Dover Forge
Race BBQ & Party noon to 4pm Layla’s Riverside Lodge
Valley Restaurant Week Kick Off Sept. 17-21
Ticket Sales Locations
Friday, Sept. 22 – 9am-noon 4:30pm – 6pm
Southern Vermont Deerfield Valley Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center, 21 West Main Street, Wilmington – 802-464-8092
Saturday, Sept. 23– Mount Snow Resort, at the Clock Tower entrance, Grand Summit Hotel entrance & Bluebird Lift Entrance