Vermont Wine & Harvest Festival - SVDV Chamber of Commerce

Vermont Wine & Harvest Festival

Set in the backdrop of our world-renowned Vermont fall foliage, attendees of the 15th Annual Vermont Wine & Harvest Festival will discover, savor and enjoy Vermont vintners, small specialty food producers, chefs, painters, publishers, cheese makers, potters, jewelers, photographers, and farmers. The Festival spans three days, moving attendees through picturesque Deerfield Valley for wine tastings, farm to table dining experiences, shopping, hiking and more.

FESTIVAL INFORMATION

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The 2024 Festival takes place September 20 – September 22 with its signature events:

Wine Stroll & Soup Contest – Friday

Friday, September 20, 4:00 pm-7pm – Historic Downtown Wilmington 

With over 15 soups to sample and judge and 20 different wines to taste!
Enjoy strolling through Historic Downtown Wilmington, Vermont while listening to live music, sampling fantastic soups crafted by our valley chefs, sipping delicious wines and shopping in local boutiques.

Registration opens at 3:00 pm at the Chamber Visitor Center on Friday afternoon. Please have your ticket and ID with you. Once registered attendees will receive event guides and tasting glasses.  

Chamber Visitor Center (21 West Main Street, Wilmington, VT)

Grand Tasting & Artisan Expo – Saturday

Saturday, September 21, 11am – 5pm – Mount Snow Resort, West Dover
Held under tents provided by Green Mountain Tents

There will be over 75 vendors, including Vermont wineries, distilleries, cider-makers, and breweries to enjoy. Festival-goers may shop, taste, and savor a truly unique Vermont experience in the tented festival area at Mount Snow Resort. Take a break from the tents and ride the Bluebird lift for a summit view of Southern Vermont’s glorious fall foliage.  *Please note lift tickets require separate purchase through Mount Snow. 

Admission to the  Vermont Wine & Harvest Festival Grand Tasting & Artisan Expo includes a shopping tote, wine glass and festival guide. Registration opens at 10:45 a.m.

**Please note dogs are not allowed at any events held at Mount Snow.  
***Events are held rain or shine.  Tickets are non-refundable.  

Vermont Wildlife Festival – Sunday

Sunday, September 22nd, 10am-4pm – Mount Snow Resort, West Dover
Held under tents provided by Green Mountain Tents

Starting in 2010, the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum has invited diverse outdoor organizations to participate in this fun and engaging community event. The Vermont Wildlife Festival was founded with the idea that everyone who enjoys and uses our amazing natural resources has more in common than we think. Our goal was to get everyone together to learn about all that our beautiful state has to offer from these diverse groups. We spice up the day with activities for the kids, special presentations and walks, live animals and gorgeous fall weather. In partnership with Mount Snow, The Town of Dover, Southern Vermont Deerfield Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Vermont Wine and Harvest Festival, the event continues to grow at its new home at Mount Snow.

Live Music

Alyssa Guarino 
The Full Cleveland
Jill Sachs & Chris Mays

Vendor Line- Up

Food Trucks
Anon’s Thai Cuisine
Mach’s Mobile Wood Fired Pizza

Wineries & Vineyards
Vermont Vermouth
Vermont Vines

Distilleries
Mad River Distillers
St. Johnsbury Distillery

Breweries & Cider Makers
Snow Republic Brewing Co.
Valley Craft Ales
Watson Wheeler Cider

Artisan Foods
Black Tie Cocktail Syrups
Cavedoni Balsamic Vinegars
Gusto Dellla Vita Olive Oil
Highland Ledge Farm
Northloop Maple Farm 
The Olive Table  
Vermont Hive & Honey Crafters
Vermont Pottery Arts
Wood’s Vermont syrup Company

Artisans, Goods & Services
ChelsLeigh Design & Decor
Dunphy Art Studio
Golden Leaf Designs 
Natural Kore Laboratories
Super Snowflake 
Uncommon Robin Pottery
Vermont Print Shop

Accommodations

The Wilmington Inn | 802-464-3768 | thewilmingtoninn.com

Mountaineer Inn | 802-464-5404 | mountaineerinn.com

Gray Ghost Inn | 802-464-2474 | grayghostinn.com

Snow Goose Inn | 802-464-8860 | snowgooseinn.com

Brook Bound Inn | 802-430-2001 | broodbookinnvt.com

The White House Inn | whitehosueinnvt.com

Inn at Quail Run | 802-464-0942 | theinnatquailrun.com

The Viking Motel | 802-464-5608 | vikingmotel.net

Grand Summit Hotel | mountsnow.com

Directions

While staying in the Deerfield Valley please feel free to take advantage of the “MOOver”  the best resort community transit system in Vermont. Their trademark buses sport a Holstein motif, making the MOOver easy to “spot” and fun to ride! Visit the MOOver’s website for more information.

Directions to Southern Vermont Deerfield  Valley

GPS Users: Vermont is well-known for its scenic highways and main roads as well as its hiking and biking paths, and snowmobile trails. Please use caution, particularly in the winter, when relying on GPS locally.

Click here for traffic, weather, and construction information

By Bus:
Adventure Northeast NYC Vermont Bus Service provides scheduled service between NYC and the Mount Snow area. Call for more info: (718) 601-4707 or go to the website for current scheduling information.

Vermont Transit (802) 254-6066 and Greyhound offer bus service to Brattleboro, Vermont.

Current schedules and ticketing info can be found on their website. Taxi service is available from Brattleboro. 

By Train:
Amtrak offers daily train service from Washington, DC and New York City from the south and Montreal from the north to Brattleboro, Vermont aboard The Vermonter. Call 1-800-USA-RAIL for times and fares or go to the Amtrak Vermonter website for available station and fare info. 

By Air:
The most convenient commercial airports are:
Bradley International in Hartford, CT (1.5 hour drive time)
Logan International in Boston, MA (2.5 hour drive time)
Albany Airport in Albany, NY (1.5 hour drive time)

​International travelers may need to use Kennedy or LaGuardia in New York City or Newark, NJ.

(Drive times from these airports are 4 – 5 hours.)

Driving Times:

  • Keene, NH and Albany, NY = 1 hour
  • Springfield, MA = 1.5 hours
  • Hartford, CT = 1.75 hours
  • Boston, MA = 2.5 hours
  • New Haven, CT = 2.75 hours
  • Providence, RI = 3 hours
  • New York City (Westside) = 3.5 hours
  • Syracuse, NY = 4 hours
  • New York City (Eastside) = 4 hours
  • Rochester, NY = 5.5 hours
  • Montreal & Quebec City = 5.5 hours
  • Philadelphia, PA = 6 hours
  • Baltimore, MD = 7 hours
  • Washington, DC = 8 hours
  • Toronto, ONT = 8.5 hours
Vendor Application

We are currently seeking vendors for the 2024 Vermont Wine & Harvest Festival. This year’s Festival takes place on September 21st and is preceded by the Wine Stroll & Soup Contest in Wilmington on Friday, September 20th.  The Festival was created to be a destination event and is promoted and packaged to late summer and fall travelers, day trippers, and Vermonters. Deerfield Valley is a major tourist destination in the summer and fall.

The Wine & Harvest Festival celebrates the products, food, art, distilleries, and wineries of Vermont from 11am to 5pm under gorgeous tents at the Mount Snow Resort in West Dover. Last year we had over 2,300 guests. This is another fantastic opportunity for artisans from across Vermont to come together to showcase their crafts. In 2023, there were over 70 Vermont vendors made up of 21 Vermont wineries and distilleries including award-winning Shelburne Vineyards, North Branch Vineyards, Whistle Pig Distillers, Caledonia Spirits & as well as cooks, crafters, musicians and artists.

As in past years, we will restrict the number of vendors selling similar products to just four with preference given to past vendors.  The vendor deadline is August 2nd, 2024 for all application materials. 

We hope you will consider participating in this great Festival. Please feel free to contact me at any time to further discuss being a vendor and thank you in advance for your consideration.

Vendor Application

Event Sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors.

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets

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Wine Stroll & Soup Contest
Friday September 20, 4:00 pm-7pm | Includes tasting all soups and wines, commemorative wine glass for tasting and event guide. Soups and wines available while supplies last!
$ 35.00
644 available
Soup Contest ONLY/Designated Driver
Friday, September 20th from 4:00 – 7 pm | Includes soups tastings and event guide. Children under 12 are free of charge.
$ 15.00
Unlimited
Vermont Wine & Harvest Festival Grand Tasting & Artisan Expo – Designated Driver/Youth
Saturday, September 22nd, 11am-5pm – Includes entry to festival, a tote bag, and event guide. Children under 12 are free of charge.
$ 18.00
Unlimited
Vermont Wine & Harvest Festival Grand Tasting & Artisan Expo– Early Bird Pricing (Ends 9/1)
Saturday, September 21st, 11am-5pm | Includes entry to festival, commemorative wine glass for tasting, a tote bag and festival guide. Early bird pricing ends 9/1. Prices will increase to $38 on 9/2. Limited day of sales available at $43
$ 32.00
Unlimited
2 Day Festival Pass
Enjoy admission to the Wine & Soup Stroll and the Grand Tasting & Artisan Expo, plus an exclusive Festival 15oz stemless wine glass, exclusive Festival canvas tote and Festival poster (2’x3′). Limited supplies available.
$ 99.00
98 available

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