Festival Info

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.

Festival Guide

Schedule of Events

Wine Pairing Dinners at local restaurants

Advanced tickets may be purchased at the Southern Vermont Deerfield Valley Chamber of Commerce
until 4pm on September 20, 2017.
 Call 802-464-8092 or stop in at 21 West Main Street Wilmington, VT.

2017 Festival Pricing 

 

Village Stroll on Friday September 22, 2017

5pm-7pm

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 

6pm-9pm

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

5pm- 9pm

Sunday September 24, 2017 Events

Vermont Wildlife Festival

10am-4pm Mount Snow Resort

Restaurant Relay – Valley Trail – West Dover, Vermont

10am-4pm

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