Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Fall Festival: Small-town Activities & Giveaway #3

I grew up in a very small town. Sadly, we don't do anything as cool as Stars Hollow, but locally there are a ton of fun activities. Being from Vermont the summer is full of farmer's markets and popup food trucks. Autumn brings out a whole new side to Vermont.

The Haunted Forest

Each year my family and I (yes, I totally would only do this with my family) visit The Haunted forest. During the weekend leading up to Halloween we head out to a local forest with trails, and watch as locals act out plays, jump out of the trees at you, and guide you through the woods. It's amazing. Sure, the acting isn't Hollywood quality, and I've never actually jumped in fright, but it's charming. Plus, I love the hundreds of jack-o-lanterns lining the path.

Applefest & Cinder Donuts
Photo courtesy of Ann Gordon
Sadly, the original Applefest that I went to every year is no longer being held. The owners of the Orchard that hosted were getting too old to continue to do it (plus it was in an extremely small town, so parking was always a mess...especially on the years it rained). I am looking forward to driving to a different Vermont town to attend Applefest this fall. Basically, it's a craft show, 4-H type of event. You can't beat people who are out on a nice fall day to enjoy the community...and there are fresh apple cider donuts. As someone who is actively trying to eat healthy, fall is tough...but I think an exception for a cider donut is a must!

Now on to today's contest:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Don't forget to check out Bemused Bookworm's post!
Check out Giveaway #1 and my favorite Halloween Movies here!
Check out Giveaway #2 and an author interview with Kim Askew & Amy Helmes Here!


Tales of Whimsy said...

Oh my goodness. I was just telling my husband how I can't wait for a cider donut.

The Halloween walk sounds fun. But I'm such a mega chicken that I would probably cry and pee my pants. ;)

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Anonymous said...

Hi! Is this giveaway international? :)

Lizzy said...

Frannie, as long as The Book Depository ships to your country (that goes for all of the previous Fall Festival contests as well)!

Kristen said...

Sounds so delicious and so much fun! I need to look into some of the things we do in my town this year. I feel like we just end up letting Halloween pass us by because we don't have kids yet.

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