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Okemo celebrates the change of seasons with Fall into Winter Festival Oct. 7

LUDLOW, Vt. – Okemo Mountain Resort celebrates the changing of the seasons with its annual Fall into Winter Festival presented by Lipton Tea, Saturday, October 7. Jackson Gore, in all of its fall-foliage glory, will be the setting for enjoying food, beer sampling, family activities and live music presented by William Raveis Vermont Properties Team. Okemo’s culinary staff will be serving fresh-from-the-grill favorites and some seasonal specialties. Shop the local food and craft vendor market and visit Mountain Outfitters’ Tent Sale for great deals on winter gear and clothing. Admission to Okemo’s Fall into Winter Festival is free and the event takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

While enjoying a free concert by Jake Kulak and The LowDown, festival attendees can sample some local craft beer and seasonal brews. Activities offered throughout the day, priced separately or bundled together, include face painting, pumpkin painting and a petting zoo. A pie-in-the-face booth will benefit Okemo Mountain School, and free hayrides will be offered throughout the day. 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 hosts The Big Buzz to coincide with its Fall into Winter Festival. This chainsaw carving festival features 20 carvers who turn wooden logs into beautiful pieces of art that will be available for purchase. The Big Buzz will take place in Okemo’s Ice House October 5 through 9. Admission is $5. On Saturday, October 7, as part of Okemo’s Fall into Winter Festival, The Big Buzz Quick Carve session will take place in the Jackson Gore courtyard from 1 to 2 p.m. Ten carvers will create pieces of art to be auctioned immediately following the demonstration.

Festival attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets. 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 |