36th Annual Stowe Foliage Arts Festival

Stowe, Vermont, is the place to experience the classic New England Autumn, and the Stowe Foliage Arts Festival is the perfect destination. Surround yourself with Autumnal perfection – the Festival takes place at the height of the fall foliage season – and enjoy exquisite Art and fine Craftwork from over 150 juried Fine Artists and Artisans. There will be live music and other entertainment, great food, draft beer, wine, and demonstrations of traditional craftwork. Sample and purchase specialty food products such as maple syrup, gourmet chocolate, craft distilled spirits, and more! Make time to enjoy the great outdoors this Autumn, and visit the Stowe Foliage Arts Festival.

  • October 5, 6, & 7
    Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10am-5pm

    Adult daily admission $10
    Adult weekend admission $12
    Kids free
    Free Parking

    No Pets, Please


  • 2017 Live Entertainment on the Festival Stage

    Friday, October 6 – The Spencer Lewis Trio

    Saturday, October 7 – Two Cents in the Till

    Sunday, October 8 – Storm Cats Jazz

    Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, intermittent – The Real McCoy Show

    Spencer Lewis returns to the Stowe Foliage Arts FestivalThe Spencer Lewis Duo

    Spencer Lewis is a purveyor of reflective instrumental folk grooves and a folksinger-songwriter whose sound mixes old time & folk with his own ‘folk that rocks’. His signature sound combines the precision of the acoustic guitar with the sustained elegance of the violin that he performs on stage by the live-looping of guitar and violin overdubs allowing him to move in unpredictable directions, often spontaneously, to mirror or eclipse the music from an internationally known 25 CD catalog. Joining him under the Craftproducer’s music tent in Stowe on Oct 6th at 11AM, 1:00 and 3:00 is bassist Eric Graham. Lewis will be performing songs from his first vocal album in 16 years From Now To Now, which features Lewis’ own brand of folk that rocks and songs that reflect the universal changes that surround us all, awash in confessional spirituality and with help from the IChing, Chuang Tzu and the rear axle of a ’53 Dodge Pick-Up.

    The Seven Days’ music critic Jordan Adams called out this album as one of the “Best of 2017…So Far” by saying: “The Messenger” has the heft of a Peter Gabriel ballad, albeit with a folksier tonal palette.”

    Eric Graham plays both fretless and fretted electric bass and adds another dimension to Lewis’ instrumentals and impromptu passages with his fearless creativity. Lewis released his 22nd instrumental CD Souls in the spring of 2016.

    Here is a live video of Spencer’s guitar and violin looping / improvisation with Eric Graham.

    All his music, You Tube, Soundcloud and other exclusive material can be found on his web site http://www.spencerlewismusic.com.

    “Vermont has a poet laureate, so why not a music laureate? I propose Spencer Lewis” — Maria Buteux Reade, Edible Green Mountains (Fall/ Winter’15)

    “A terrifically gifted guitarist and violinist. Lewis crafts inviting rustic soundscapes – Americana for the new-age set.” — Dan Bolles, Seven Days

    “As a fiddler in the old time tradition, his ‘97 release his Lighter Than Fancy  “reveals Lewis to be an inventive, serendipitous writer of old-time fiddle tunes with melodies that are as timeless as any they emulate.” — Pamela Polston, Seven Days

    Two Cents in the Till - Live music at the Stowe Foliage Arts Festival in Stowe VTTwo Cents in the Till

    Two Cents in the Till is a Vermont-based bluegrass/string band playing unique renditions of traditional favorites and surprising songs plucked from other genres for some creative picking and tight three-part harmony that is sure to entertain. Two Cents in the Till is Natalie Babij on mandolin and vocals, Kimberley McKee on clawhammer banjo and vocals, Kylee Cushman on guitar and vocals, and Ed Sutton on bass.

    Vermont jazz band Storm Cats Jazz returns to the Manchester and Stowe Foliage Festivals

    Storm Cats Jazz

    Old-school jazz with a new-school bent. Raucous, fun, sweet and low: Storm Cats.

    Vocalist Joe Cannizzaro’s singular stylings evoke Louis Prima, Louis Armstrong and Frank Sinatra as he croons and growls through the classics of old time jazz. His bass playing and Danielle O’Hallisey’s guitar are a rhythm section to be reckoned with!

    All-Vermont lineup in a perennial favorite of the Craft Fairs of Manchester and Stowe, Vermont. Bring the kids and tap your feet, dance a little, sing along, and smile!

    The Real McCoy Show
    All-Ages Stunt Comedy & Circus
    Brent McCoy is coming to Stowe! This wildly entertaining comic performer looks like he just came from the construction site, complete with hard hat, work boots, and short Jorts. In the Real McCoy Show, he combines breathtaking circus stunts with lightning fast wit for a rollicking comic experience. This ain’t no imitation… it’s the Real McCoy!


  • beerThe Stowe Foliage Arts Festival has delicious festival fare available throughout the weekend from a selection of quality Food Vendors. Find sweet and savory crepes, hamburgers, falafel, and more!

    In addition, enjoy wine and Vermont craft beer by the glass from the Wine and Beer Bar located inside the Dining Tent.

  • Kids are welcome at the Manchester Fall Art and Craft Festival! Children will love the live music, craft demonstrations, and delicious treats from the Food Court area.

  • The Festival takes place on a grassy field, there may be some uneven footing.

    Please do not bring pets to the Stowe Foliage Arts Festival.