Okemo Celebrates the Change of the Seasons with Fall Into Winter Festival Oct. 12

07 October 2019
LUDLOW, Vt. – October 4, 2019 – Okemo celebrates the changing of the seasons with its annual Fall into Winter Festival on Saturday, October 12. Okemo’s Jackson Gore courtyard, in all of its colorful, fall-foliage splendor, will be the setting for enjoying special family activities that include: hayrides, games, face painting, a petting zoo, live music and more.

Admission is free and the event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Rick Davis Band will take the courtyard stage to entertain with their lively assortment of rock `n` roll favorites. Festival attendees are welcome to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets for seating. Family activities, priced as a package, include face painting, pumpkin decorating and a petting zoo. Lawn games and a pie-in-the-face booth will benefit Okemo Mountain School. Complimentary hayrides will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis. Scenic chairlift rides on Okemo’s Sunburst Six will provide an up-close look at the fall colors and Okemo’s Evolution Bike Park and Adventure Zone will be open. Visitors may enjoy The Timber Ripper Mountain Coaster and the Haulback Challenge Course, trampoline bungee jumping, bounce houses, miniature golf, disc golf, a climbing pinnacle, zipline tours, Segway Personal Transport tours, an inflatable Air Bag and more. Each of Okemo’s Adventure Zone features is priced individually or visitors can purchase an Adventure Zone Day Pass wristband.
Okemo’s culinary staff will be serving fresh-from-the-grill favorites and some seasonal specialties too. Festival attendees can shop the local food and craft vendor market and visit Mountain Outfitters for great deals on winter gear and clothing.
 
Coinciding with Okemo’s Fall into Winter is the annual Big Buzz Chainsaw Carving Festival in Okemo’s Ice House, October 11 to 14. Big Buzz will be running a quick carve event in the Jackson Gore courtyard at 11 a.m. on October 12. Competitors will have 30 minutes to turn a log into a piece of art! Following the competition, the pieces will be auctioned off to the highest bidder.
 
For more information about Okemo Mountain Resort, please visit okemo.com or call (802) 228-1600.
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Bonnie MacPherson, communications manager
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