Come to Stowe for the Emergency First Responders Soul & Blues Bash!

If you’re looking for a great way to say ‘goodbye’ to fall in Vermont, be at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center on November 23!

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The Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center delights audiences year-round with a variety of world-class events in Stowe. These Stowe events include art shows, dance, comedy, exclusive film premieres, and of course live music. And if you want a way to finish off your fall in Vermont with a night of music, food, and fun while also celebrating some of the everyday heroes in our community, be sure to make plans to swing on by the Performing Arts Center on Saturday, November 23!

Honoring our entire region’s emergency first responders, the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center will play host to Dave Keller’s Soul Revue with John Fusco and the X-Road Riders featuring special guest Seth Yacovone. The Emergency First Responders Soul & Blues Bash brings together these two celebrated acts for a night meant to celebrate not only the local arts in and around Stowe, Vermont but those who dedicate their lives to protecting our own. In true appreciation of their service, all emergency first responders can take part in the “Buy One, Get One Free” ticket promotion.

Dave Keller has been around for decades, as his passion for deep Southern soul and blues music drives him to continue getting out on the road to perform. Backed by a road-tested band of eight accomplished musicians in their own right, they will take you back to the glory days of Soul with some sprinkling in our Keller’s own compositions. Even though John Fusco may be known more like a film screenwriter, his passion for the blues has led him to the stage. With his own compiled bandmates including Gregg Allman and Seth Yacavone, his rock-tinged set will show why it’s great he decided to come out from behind the camera.  

Of course, when you’re done rocking the night away, you will want a comfortable place to lay your head and rest. Be sure to book a room with us at The Green Mountain Inn, conveniently located less than 10 miles from the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center. And to all of the Stowe First Responders, the entire staff at The Green Mountain Inn thanks you for your service!


Carve Out Some Good Times at The Stowe Halloween Party!

Eat, drink and be scary at this year’s Stowe Halloween Party!

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The time of year to celebrate all the wonders of fantasy and imagination with a spooky twist is finally here! Of course, that comes with a mix of creepy history, scary stories, creative costumes, and of course candy… lots and lots of candy! Halloween in Stowe is always a mix of traditional tricks and treats, centered around the annual celebration for kids of all ages (and even the young at heart)! The Stowe Halloween Party has become a true pre trick-or-treat tradition for families and always falls on All Hallows Eve. Keeping the childlike wonder of the holiday alive, kids have a chance to play games that celebrate Halloween in Stowe. Forget pinning a tail on a donkey. As in all past Stowe Halloween celebrations, it is time to try to “Give Frank a Heart”!

This year, October 31st falls on a Thursday. The Stowe Halloween Party takes place after school from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM, giving all of the kids a chance to participate after their day of learning is through. To make it easier to enjoy all of the festivities, the party is located at the Stowe Elementary School Gym. On top of all of the fun games, this free celebration for those in Stowe for Halloween is full of other ‘treats’ from fun prizes and music to festive food and a “super spooky photo booth”!

Even if by some unlucky ‘trick’ you are not in town to celebrate Halloween in Vermont, spending time in Stowe in the fall is always full of delightful treats. From the resplendent fall foliage to the start of the ski season, book a stay with us at The Green Mountain Inn to ensure a true home-away-from-home experience is had. With comfortable accommodations, convenient amenities, and of course, our signature warm welcoming hospitality, you will be sure to enjoy your visit to our beautiful town!


On Your Mark, Get Set… The Vermont 10-Miler Is Almost Here!

Now in its third year, challenge yourself as you take in the late autumn foliage during this race through Stowe!

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This fall in Stowe, the 3rd annual Vermont 10-Miler is returning to the streets of our beautiful town to challenge runners while also raising money to promote conservationism. As the name of this newer yet still highly anticipated race through Stowe implies, the circular course is ten miles long, starting and ending at the Mayo Farm Events Field. All races in Vermont treat participants to some amazing visuals and this one is no exception as the course will take you on one of the most popular trails, the Stowe Recreation Path, for the final three miles. To end the race, Vermont and its fall resplendence are on true display as you cross the West Branch River and return back to the Mayo Farm to celebrate!

As with all Vermont races, you need to register before the event. The 10-Miler returns to Stowe, Vermont on Sunday, November 3, 2019, at 10:00 AM and the number of participants is capped at 1,800! While that may seem like a large total, this event has become a signature race during late fall in Vermont with runners coming from all over the Green Mountain State to test their mettle on the course! It is also one of the three races that encapsulate the New England 10 Miler Series, with participants of all three earning true bragging rights and a special medal for their accomplishment. A portion of your registration fee for this race will be donated to the Stowe Land Trust, whose mission is to preserve many of those beautiful open spaces that you will blaze past!

During the race, there will be water, Gatorade, and aid stations available every two miles to keep you in shape and fully hydrated. But after crossing that finish line, this outdoor fun in Stowe takes a ‘hoppy’ turn as you and your fellow participants enjoy a cold beverage of choice at the Post-Race Beer Garden! Yet even though you have completed the race, we hope you’ll continue on to The Green Mountain Inn as your true finish line! Our Downtown location is conveniently located less than a mile away from the Events Field, providing you with a comfortable home-away-from-home for all of your pre and post-race needs!


Dine Stowe Featuring The Whip Bar & Grill

Calling all Stowe Foodies – our historic town’s version of “Restaurant Week” is set to begin on October 20th!

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Here at The Green Mountain Inn, we don’t just pride ourselves on our sophisticated, refined, and historically charming accommodations. We’re also quite proud to offer our guests and many local Vermonters some of the freshest and most flavorful dining in Stowe. There is never a bad time to explore the menus of our in-house eateries, whose dishes have continued to delight patrons through the years by being both truly time-honored and classic while using the most local and trending ingredients to please any palate. The third week in October, however, is an especially great time to plan on swinging by to savor some of the best Stowe dining as The Whip Bar & Grill is slated to be among the restaurants featured in Dine Stowe!

Dine Stowe is a week-long celebration of our historic town’s ever-growing foodie culture. Our beloved area’s version of a Stowe restaurant week sees participating eateries offering special prix fixe specials for the quite timely discounted price of $20.19! Yes, at Dine Stowe 2019, you will be able to pick a different restaurant in town each night and get a true steal by only paying $20.19. You don’t need special admission to take advantage of any of these dining specials in Stowe, but reservations are advised.

As this anticipated Vermont dining event is still weeks away, all of the final details have not been released. You can expect that there will be a variety of restaurants situated throughout our entire area participating, from Idletyme Brewing Co on Mountain Road to The Bistro at Ten Acres just a little bit further off the beaten path. Yet, we hope that you will be sure to make room for The Whip Bar & Grill during your visit through the many dining destinations in Stowe, Vermont.

Are you hungry yet? This fall in Stowe, come and join us at The Green Mountain Inn during the week of October 20th (through October 26) and discover all the delicious delights that have made us one of the “World’s 10 Best Ski Towns for Foodies” (according to Fodors Travel).


Spend A Weekend With Us For The Stowe Foliage Arts Festival

This Fall Arts Festival is the perfect opportunity to experience the autumnal beauty of the Green Mountain State in all its resplendent glory!

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The Stowe Foliage Arts Festival is one of the most highly-anticipated signature events during fall in Stowe. As with many of the other annual events in Stowe that are produced by the New England outfitter, Craftproducers, you can expect an upscale and unique festival, even though it is now in its 37th year. Celebrating the fall foliage in Stowe at the height of the season in our area, the three-day event begins on Friday, October 11 and runs through Sunday, October 13. While the autumnal beauty may abound throughout Stowe, Vermont, Topnotch Field hosts all of the action for this event.

Just as in years past, this Stowe fall arts festival also brings together over 150 juried Fine Artists and Artisans who have their work on display for view and purchase. A few select artisans will be performing live demonstrations of their work, such as local metal sculptor Piper Strong, showcasing her welding skills in artistic form and Richard Foye, a Vermont clay artist whose raku pottery firing demonstration will surely light up the crowd!

Yet as with many events that take place in Stowe in the fall, the foliage takes center stage. Enjoying the live music and some of the delicious festival fare available throughout the weekend is made all the better when enjoying the company of your friends and family surrounded by the natural beauty of the colors of autumn. For those of a certain age, Idletyme Brewing Co. will be on hand, selling their latest beers all weekend long.

It’s beginning to look a lot like fall at our Downtown Stowe hotel. Topnotch Field is only a short drive away, making The Green Mountain Inn your perfect home-away-from-home for the weekend! Our inherent New England charm perfectly complements the feeling of this fall arts festival, yet with every modern comfort and convenience, you need for a pleasure-filled and relaxing weekend.


Raise Your Stein and Join Us For a Stowe Oktoberfest!

Don’t let the name fool you, one of the top things to do in Stowe this fall is actually happening in September!

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Celebrate the return of autumn in quintessential Bavarian tradition during the 10th Annual Von Trapp Brewing Oktoberfest!  In English, we say ‘cheers’! At Oktoberfest, get ready to hear and toast with a hearty ‘prost’!

This year’s Stowe Oktoberfest will be once again celebrated at the von Trapp Brewing Bierhall & Restaurant on Saturday, September 21. Yet don’t let the hoppy nature of the name fool you – this Stowe, Vermont Oktoberfest, like many others across the globe, is about more than just raising a beer stein full of your choice of brew (even though there will be quite a lot of ‘prost-ing’ throughout the afternoon). The day will feature a variety of games and activities for the whole family and has become one of the events that many look forward to during the fall in Stowe. Live music will be provided by the local German outfit, Inseldudler, whose polkas and waltzes will keep your ears humming as your taste buds enjoy the variety of delicious Austrian fare. Entrance to the outdoor tented event is free with the festivities running from 11 AM to 7 PM. Parking will be available at the Trapp Family Lodge with complimentary shuttle service to and from the event.

If you are planning on rolling out the barrel and joining Stowe in the fall for this event, be sure to call The Green Mountain Inn your Oktoberfest headquarters! Our Old-World charm may skew more toward the New England approach, but our rustic charm still rings with true traditional reverence. And after a full day of fun at the Bierhall, retreat to the comfort and convenience of our Downtown Stowe accommodations that are located less than five miles away. Prost!


Let Your Spirit Soar with Hot Air Ballooning in Stowe

Above Reality Hot Air Balloons is ready to take your visit to The Green Mountain State to sky-high heights!

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One of the top events during summer in Vermont is the Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival. For over thirty years, a parade of hot-air balloons has filled the skies and highlights our area’s fascination and storied history with this amazing feat of aeronautics. Yet even if you weren’t with us in Vermont in the summer for the festival, hot air balloon trips are still a fun way to experience The Green Mountain State and all its natural beauty! Above Reality Hot Air Balloons is the premier tour provider for this sky-high activity in Stowe, Vermont. Their focus is to give each and every one of their passengers incredible views that will live in their hearts for a lifetime, but all in a safe and truly family-friendly environment. Before you decide if hot air ballooning in Stowe, Vermont is truly for you, there are some basic parameters that you need to consider.

Flights only occur two times a day – sunrise and sunset. These are the safest times for traversing the skies and will affect the duration of your trip depending on the length of the day when you book. You will need to consult their hot air ballooning Vermont calendar to get an approximation of the times, though most fall around 60 minutes. Of course, the weather also plays a factor and you will be contacted immediately if the day’s flights are canceled. 

You need to plan to spend around four hours upon arrival at the starting launch site at Essex Resort and Spa. The temperature aboard the balloon will be similar to the ground so dress appropriately. Boots or sneakers are required and some type of hat is recommended to provide protection from the heat emitted by the balloon’s burners. There are three sizes of balloon basket, with the smallest accommodating around four passengers and the largest, twelve! 

Normal flights fill up fast and are offered from May through September. Their special October Fall Foliage Tours are truly breath-taking with many returning after their summer in Stowe just to take this trip! And when you and your spirit are done soaring high in the skies, you will need a comfortable place to lay your head. Book a room with us at The Green Mountain Inn for a home-away-from-home experience in the heart of downtown Stowe.


Come To The Stowe Jazz Festival!

“Always Jazz… Always Free” – this is one of the top Stowe annual festivals you do not want to miss!

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There are many Stowe festivals in a calendar year that can be fun but also exhausting! Stowe annual festivals such as the B3 Fest and Winter Rendezvous are famous throughout the entire Green Mountain State and for good reasons! Yet if you actually come to Stowe, Vermont for these events, you will find that riding bikes and drinking brews or taking in some winter outdoor pursuits is not for everyone. However, if you are coming to Stowe in early September this year, you will be treated to great fun without breaking a sweat!

Now in its third year, the 2019 Stowe Jazz Festival is expanding on its core values of sharing this genre of music to the community by offering more venues, more styles, and more performances. Taking place from Friday, September 6 through Sunday, September 8, the Stowe music scene will be 100% jazz and 100% free! With so many different sub-genres, characterizing the Stowe jazz music that you will hear would be impossible to do. But one thing is for certain: just as with all Vermont jazz festivals, all of the music will have a swing, no matter if it is Be-bop, Progressive, or even Afro-Cuban!

What’s happening in Stowe will be jazz music that crosses all barriers! An amazing group of artists from across the globe will be coming to Stowe for the event from as far as Israel and Portugal to places a little closer to home like New York City, Boston, and of course, Vermont! While the Village Venue Shows have yet to be announced, the 12 artist lineup for the Alchemist Mainstage is set! All of these events are free and it is advised that you walk, bike, or drive around to visit the multiple venues to discover as much unique and wonderful music as you can.

The Alchemist Mainstage is located on Cottage Club Road, just a few miles away from Downtown Stowe. And when you’re done swinging the days away, you will want a comfortable place to lay your head to rest as visions of the wonders of jazz continue dancing in your head! Book a room with us at The Green Mountain Inn for a great vacation experience here in the heart of Stowe!


It’s Your Chance to See Mamma Mia at the Stowe Theatre Guild!

The jukebox musical based on the songs of the pop group ABBA is coming to the stage in Stowe at the end of the month.

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Great music is coming our way, Stowe, Vermont! To end the summer right and kick off this fall in Stowe in true glitzy-glam style comes the Stowe Theatre Guild’s production of the Broadway hit musical “Mamma Mia”! Stowe Theatre Guild only produces the highest quality of theatrical productions throughout their four-show season, running from June to October. Coming to the stage in Stowe as their third production of the year, Mamma Mia will hit the stage on Wednesday, August 21 and run through Saturday, September 7.

Grossing over $2 billion worldwide since its debut in 1999, Mamma Mia is a jukebox musical based on the hit songs of the Swedish pop group ABBA. Even if you think that you won’t recognize any of the tunes in Mamma Mia in Stowe, just wait until the opening strains of “Dancing Queen” hit the theatre. The plot of the show follows a young bride-to-be, who longs to have her father at the wedding, invites three men who each have the possibility of being that man. Her mother is unaware of this plan and thus, hilarity and a bunch of ABBA tunes follow!

As with many other Stowe Performing Arts productions, the performances will be taking the stage at the historic Town Hall Theatre in the heart of Downtown. You know who else is located in Downtown and is only a short distance away from the theatre and all of what’s happening in Stowe this fall: The Green Mountain Inn! Located less than a block away, our comfortable accommodations and variety of upscale amenities will provide you with the perfect home-away-from-home to return to after the final bows are taken and the curtain has fallen!


Dance Sashays Into Vermont During The Stowe Tango Music Festival

Summer fun in Vermont is about to get all tangled up in the music of the Tango!

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From August 15 – 18, 2019, summer fun in Vermont will be taking it to the dance floor in the tune of Tango. Presented by The Argentine Tango Society, the 2019 Stowe Tango Music Festival is one of the premier festivals of its kind in the entire United States. With their goal to make Stowe, Vermont “The New Capital of Tango”, this event earns more and more renown each and every year since its beginnings in 2014, has become one of the top summer festivals in Stowe. While the notion of Tango festivals in Stowe, a famous outdoorsman’s paradise, may seem to be an awkward fit, you need to swing on by one of the events to understand the reason why Tango is slowly being integrated into our cultural history.

The festival shares this culture of music and dancing in Stowe through a myriad of public events, many which are free of charge! Even the most seasoned aficionado in the field will find new ways to enjoy Tango music and newcomers will feel right at home in the sights and sounds of this Latin persuasion. Starting with the Tango Jam on Thursday night through the final competition and farewell celebration on Sunday, the festival will interweave many unique performances and musical training opportunities.

This year, the highlights include the celebrated list of top Tango dance performers and teachers, from the pairs of Hugo Patyn & Celina Rotundo and Yaisuri Salamanca & John Hernan to Ana Padron & Diego Blaco. Even though dance plays an integral role, the music is where the festival shines and this year the Legends from Argentina that will be coming to the Green Mountain State are Bandoneon legend Nestor Marconi, pianist Pablo Estigarribia and violinist Humberto Ridolfi. They will also join a bevy of other world-class artists and students of the field to form The Stowe Tango Music Festival Orchestra, whose concert at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center is a can’t-miss event each and every year.

Of course, when you’re done get tangled up in all of the music and dancing of the Tango, you will want a comfortable home-away-from-home to return to! Book a room at The Green Mountain Inn to complete your memorable summertime in Stowe getaway in comfort and style in our historic Downtown setting.