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What to Do: 10/5/13

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Ideas for what to do on 10/5/13:

Join the town of Morrisville, Vermont for the 2nd annual Rocktoberfest, a day of food, music, crafts, contests and more. The day kicks off with a 5k fun run/walk that begins at Oxbow Park. Performing throughout the day will be the Chad Hollister Band and the No Strings Marionette Company.  Along with several food vendors will be the Morrisville Rotary Beer Tent, the Farmers Artisan Market and the MO-Vegas Burger Challenge.

The HarvestFest in Brandon, VT begins at 10a.m. featuring a 'Make You Own Leaf Person'. The HarvestFest also includes hayrides, pumpkin decorating, homemade apple pies and more.

Bring the kids to Shelburne Farms for a little Fall Farmyard Fun this morning learning how to make butter with only heavy cream and a jar!

Get your taste buds going at the Burning Mouth Festival in Quechee where local vendors provide an array of spicy food and live music. All proceeds go to the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock.

There's a Fall Foliage Craft Fair with jewelry, pottery, candles, quilts and other fine arts and crafts at Hardwick Elementary School. That runs 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

CASTLETON SUSTAINABILITY CLUB TO HOST RESERVOIR GREEN UP FESTIVAL

All are invited to family-friendly event October 5

Castleton, VT - The Castleton College Sustainability Club invites all interested members of the community to the Chittenden Reservoir on Saturday, October 5 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. for a the Reservoir Green Up Festival.

With help from sponsor, Green Mountain Power, as well as contributions from local businesses, this family-friendly event will feature live music, free barbeque, door prizes and more in exchange for your volunteer efforts.

If you enjoy wildlife be sure to make plans to attend the annual Dead Creek Wildlife Day in Addison, VT on Saturday, October 5.  

WILDLIFE DAY

Dead Creek Wildlife Day has been listed as one of Vermont's "Top 10 Fall Events," and with good reason.  Activities at Dead Creek Wildlife Day are especially for people who enjoy hunting, fishing, birdwatching, or learning about Vermont's diverse wildlife.  The event will be held at the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department's Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) on Route 17 west of Route 22A. 

Early risers can begin the day with bird banding demonstrations at 7:00 a.m.  Two large tents at the Dead Creek WMA headquarters will open at 9:30 a.m. and feature wildlife-related exhibits and kids' craft activities such as decoy carving, face painting and building bluebird boxes.

MAGIC HAT ARTIFACTORY PRESENTS, OKTOBERFEAST

2 Magic Hat Brewery and Artifactory, South Burlington

Location: The Magic Hat Brewery and Artifactory 5 Bartlett Bay Road South Burlington VT 05403

The Magic Hat Artifactory is hosting Oktoberfeast 2, a benefit for the Vermont Food Bank, which will feature Vermont food purveyors sampling and selling their goods in a farmer market setting. Enjoy copious amounts of samples from all our vendors and purchase you favorite items to bring home. There will be a $5 entry fee that will benefit the Vermont Food Bank. Additional event features include live music from the Blind Owl Band, an outdoor beer garden and special cask releases. For more information go to MagicHat.Net/Oktoberfeast

Fall Open Studio Weekend 2013  
Oct. 5 - 6, Statewide
A statewide network of craftspeople and artists open their studios to the public 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. www.vermontcrafts.com

Deep Space Night
Oct. 5, Hubbardton
This deep sky show stars the constellations, planets, meteor showers and satellites. Experienced stargazers from the Green Mountain Alliance of Amateur Astronomers share their telescopes and knowledge. Bring blankets, flashlights and binoculars or telescopes if you like. The marshmallows are on us. http://historicsites.vermont.gov/directory/hubbardton

Rubber Ducky Derby
Oct. 5, Barnet     
Ben's Mill hosts its 10th annual Rubber Ducky Derby, including tours of Ben's Mill and blacksmith demonstrations. Multiple prizes donated by local merchants. "Rent" a duck and cheer him on as he races down the Stevens River for you.  www.bensmill.com

Green Mountain Oktoberfest
Oct. 5, Hancock  
Stop by the Beer Tasting Tent, sample food from local restaurants or cast your vote for one of the competitors in the chicken wing contest. Held on the town green in beautiful Hancock, with lots of space to bring a blanket and listen to the live band. Local businesses provide arts, crafts and games.  https://www.facebook.com/GreenMountainOctoberfest

Manchester Fall Arts & Crafts Festival
Oct. 4 - 6, Manchester      
Under spacious Camelot tents, 180 artists and artisans display and sell wondrous creations. Craft demos, live music, a food court featuring local restaurants, and the Vermont Beer Cheese and Sausage Tent make it a splendid way to spend a day. www.visitmanchestervt.com

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