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Okemo celebrates change of seasons with Fall Into Winter Festival Oct. 8

LUDLOW, Vt. – Okemo Mountain Resort celebrates the changing of the seasons with its annual Fall into Winter Festival presented by Lipton Tea, Saturday, October 8. Jackson Gore, in all of its fall-foliage glory, will be the setting for enjoying live music, food and family activities. Okemo’s culinary team will be serving fresh-from-the-grill favorites and some seasonal specialties. Shop the local food and craft vendor market and visit Mountain Outfitters, located under the stone archway, for great deals on winter gear and clothing. Admission to Okemo’s Fall into Winter Festival is free and open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

While enjoying a free concert by Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers, festival attendees can sample some seasonal brews. Eight draft lines will be flowing with four six-ounce pours available for $15. Activities offered throughout the day include face painting, pumpkin painting, a pie-in-the-face booth (with proceeds benefitting Okemo Mountain School) and free hayrides. Scenic chairlift rides on Okemo’s Sunburst Six will be available 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, the Amp Energy Big Air Bag and more. Each of Okemo’s Adventure Zone features is priced individually or visitors can purchase an Adventure Zone Day Pass wristband. 

New this year, Okemo has partnered with the Green Mountain Scenic Railway to offer two foliage-viewing train excursions. Shuttles will depart from Okemo at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Passengers will board the train in Chester and enjoy a scenic ride on the rails back to Okemo’s Jackson Gore. Tickets may be purchased at Okemo’s Resort Services: $25 for adults, $20 for ages 3 to 12 and children under 3 ride for free.

Festival attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets. In the event of rain, music and activities will move to The Ice House at Jackson Gore. For more information about Okemo Mountain Resort, please visit or call 802-228-1600. 


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Contact: Bonnie MacPherson, director of public relations
Okemo Mountain Resort | 77 Okemo Ridge Road | Ludlow, VT 05149
802-228-1947 |