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Brattleboro Literary Festival - October 2-5, 2014.
The 13th Annual Brattleboro Literary Festival, Brattleboro Vermont, The Brattleboro Literary Festival was founded in 2002 by a very small group of bibliophiles from area bookstores and libraries. The very first festival featured Nobel Prize winning legend Saul Bellow in his last public appearance. Since then the festival has gone on to present over 250 authors, including winners of the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, Newbery Medal, and the Caldecott Medal. It is a four day celebration of books with readings, discussions, and special events; all free.
Vermont Open Studio Weekend
Leaf peepers love Vermont in autumn, traveling the state to see the brilliant show of reds, oranges and yellows shimmering in the mountains and valleys. While looking for peak foliage, however, they also can take advantage of many special events during their stay, one of which is the Vermont Fall Open Studio Weekend.Over October 4th and 5th, craftspeople and artists at 127 sites in every region of Vermont will open their studios to the public. Iconic bright yellow Open Studio signs are posted along the roads to guide visitors to the studios. Visitors are offered a behind-the-scenes look at the workspaces of glassblowers, weavers, sculptors, potters, woodworkers, printmakers, jewelers, furniture makers, painters, quilters, and other makers.
Keene Pumpkin Festival
Keene Pumpkin Festival - Keene, New Hampshire. October 17-18, 2013. Towers of pumpkins fill the downtown skies with grinning, funny, and scary faces. The Festival has been featured on CNN Headline News as well as many network stations throughout the United States. It has also won recognition from the Guinness Book for the largest number of lit jack-o-lanterns in one place at one time in the entire World! Year 2003 was the last World Record breaking year, when 28,952 pumpkins lit up downtown Keene.
River Valley Kid's Fair
The Brattleboro Common is the place to be on September 19th for the annual River Valley Kid's Fair. Live animals, children' s acts and activities, and barbeque are some of the fun things to do at this free event.