For we were there, not just for leaf peeping (which we did), but for the Vermont Life Wine and Harvest Festival. It was a delightful little craft-and-wine-and-cheese fest, and we had decided last minute to attend. So on Saturday morning, after waking up to a crisp, clear day of the type only available in Vermont, we rolled on over to the festival to soak up some food and wine. And crafts.
Behold, our journey through the food tent:
More tents...and the BBQ truck
Inside the wine and food tent.
The Grafton Village Cheese booth
So much cheddar
Vermont smoke and cure... AV tried the pepperoni and enjoyed it
The Skinny Pancake crepe booth had a huge crowd
Carrot cupcakes from Crazy Russian Girls. After we painstakingly transported it to our hotel room, AV pronounced it just "okay." I think he's spoiled on Billy's baked goods.
Fresh mozzarellas from Maplebrook
Outstanding goat cheese from Vermont Butter and Cheese
One of the wine tasting booths-- Lincoln Peak Vineyard
Our final snack before hitting the craft booth: Pepperoni Pizza from the pizza booth!
So for our first foray into the world of grown-up trips, I'd say we had a smashing success. The festival was quite a delight, augmented admirably by the weekly flea market taking place across the street (we bought beer glasses). And getting out of the city to take in the clean Vermont air was much needed. Well done, us!