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Fall events to catch this weekend

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Jen Butson from the Vt. Department of Tourism talks about fall events to catch this weekend.

FRIDAY
Comedian Bob Newhart is performing tomorrow at Paramount Theatre in Rutland, and believe it or not, it's actually his first Vermont performance! Many fondly remembers The Newhart Show; it was set in a Vermont inn and aired throughout the 80's.

Enjoy Fall Open Studios Weekend
Nearly 120 craftspeople and artists open their studios to the public for Vermont's Fall Open Studio Weekend. A free map is available at Vermont welcome centers and galleries www.vermontcrafts.com; or look for yellow signs along the roadways. In fact, the towns of Rutland, Stowe, Jay, Danville and Springfield are also hosting arts and crafts festivals.

BE SURE TO GET OUTSIDE
There's still some camp sites available this weekend. For most Vermont parks, it's the last weekend open of the season. Don't fret, there's about 10 of the 50 parks that will remain open the next couple weeks, and some are even year-round. http://www.vtstateparks.com/


SATURDAY EVENING

The 4th Annual Discover Food and Wine event is Saturday evening at Smugglers' Notch Resort. Four Vermont vineyard and a dozen food companies will have hearty samples. And Jenni Johnson and her jazz and blues ensemble are playing. www.smuggs.com


SUNDAY
Giant Pumpkin Regatta is on the Burlington Waterfront: a whole lot of laughter and a Linking Learning to Life fundraiser for Chittenden County teens. http://www.facebook.com/#!/VTPumpkinRegatta;


CREEPY CLOSER
And as we approach Halloween, we just launched: Haunted Highways so folks can take a take a scary staycation. Ghost stories and packages are at VermontVaction.com
http://vermonttravelplanner.org/TravelPlanner/VacationPackagesByGroup.aspx?themeid=25

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