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These Vermont Tourism activities offer great spots for the weekend of Oct. 4 to Oct. 7 and throughout the month.

Of Land & Local
Shelburne Farms will host Of Land & Local, an exhibition designed to initiate dialogue about the Vermont landscape: Vermonters' shared history in land and pride for local lay the groundwork for this exhibition, featuring works from 28 international and Vermont-based artists. October 4- 20.

Deep Space Night, Hubbardton
Come for sunset and prime foliage views and watch the landscape shift into darkness. The Deep Space Night show stars the constellations, planets, meteor showers and satellites. The Green Mountain Alliance of Amateur Astronomers share their telescopes and knowledge. Bring blankets, flashlights, binoculars or telescopes if you like. The marshmallows are on us. http://historicsites.vermont.gov/events/hubbardton/deep_space_night

Open Studios Weekend
While we're all out leaf-peeping, a statewide network of 130 craftspeople and artists open their studios for Open Studio Weekend. Where to begin? The Crafts Council has a map available at Vermont welcome centers and galleries, or just follow the yellow signs along the roads that highlight designated open studio locations.

OKTOBERFESTS:
Green Mountain Oktoberfest, Hancock Town Green, including the "World Famous Skillet Throwing Contest."

Stowe's 17th Annual Oktoberfest: Includes a parade and traditional sing-alongs and dancing.

Rocktoberfest, Morristown: Includes a 5K fun run, burger cook-off, & pumpkin bowling.

ARTS & HARVEST FESTS:
Brandon's HarvestFest
Come make Harvest People (aka stick figures, scarecrows, Leaf People...) with the experts. You can even take one home!

Pumpkin & Apple Celebration at Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock
Apple and pumpkin displays, apple tasting, trivia contest, cider pressing, apple races, apples-on-a-string, make pumpkin and apple ice cream!

Manchester Fall Arts & Crafts Festival includes 180 artists and artisans display and sell wondrous creations.

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