Newport Fall Festival
Autumn is a special time in the Northeast Kingdom, and what better way to celebrate turning of the leaves than with an old-fashioned festival. Downtown Newport's fall events are hosted in collaboration with several community organizations. including Parks & Recreation, the North Country Chamber of Commerce and several local vendors and organizations. The weekend includes:
-A photo contest display at the Parklet
-Scarecrow contest displayed throughout the city
-Farmers market at Gardner Park
-Quilt Show by the North Country Quilters in the Work Commons Building (above Newport Natural),
-A concert by the Newport Area Volunteer Band at the municipal parklet 11am-1pm
-A classic car show in the municipal parking lot from 11am-2pm
-A Classic Boat Parade at 1:30, head down to the board walk to view the classic boats from the Lake Champlain Antique and Classic Boat Society
-ETWA Wrestling in the municipal gym in the evening
-And of course, the Chilifest contest that will warm your inner leaf peeper! 12pm-2pm
Parks & Recreation Fall Photo Contest
Submit your photos of landscapes, fall scenes, foliage and radiant leaves! Entries will be displayed on Main Street in Newport during the Fall Foliage Festival on Saturday September 23rd with open voting for "People's Choice Award" until 2pm. Ribbons will be awarded in multiple categories based on clarity, composition, emotional impact, and quality of subject. Categories are "Home Sweet Home," "Living Color," and "Vermont Made." See Contest Rules & Registration Form.
Parks & Recreation Scarecrow Contest
Hosted by Newport Parks & Recreation, local residents and businesses are invited to participate in an area-wide Scarecrow Contest! These whimsical scarecrows will be judged on Saturday, September 23rd. Deadline to register is Friday, September 22nd by 12pm. For more information, contact the Rec Department at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click Here for contest Rules and Registration Form.
17th Annual Chamber Chilifest
Vermont's North Country Chamber brings to the table the tastiest part of the Fall Festival...CHILIFEST! This fun, family-friendly event boasts great chili, live entertainment and something for all "tastes." Cooking chili is an art and with over a dozen competing businesses and individuals, visitors are sure to find something they like! Tasting begins at 12pm on Main street near the Emory Hebard State Building. Tasting "spoons" given by the chamber, are $5 each with competition and voting closing at 2PM. Winners for the "People's Choice Award," will be awarded at 2:30PM in front of the State Building! Contest Rules & Registration Form
The Newport Farmer's Market is located next to the band stand in Gardner Park and features a variety of fresh farm produce and products. On any given day, you can find a diverse collection of Vermont Made products including jams and jellies, American Girl doll clothes, natural soaps and lotions, caricatures, relishes, maple syrup and muchmore! The farm stand opens each May and runs 9AM-2PM, every Wednesday and Saturday.
Age: All Ages
Date: September 23, 2023
Location: Main Street, Newport