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.
Adult daily admission $10
Adult weekend admission $12
No Pets, Please
2017 Entertainment To Be Announced
2016 Live Entertainment on the Festival Stage
Friday, October 7 – The Spencer Lewis Trio
Saturday, October 8 – Two Cents in the Till
Sunday, October 9 – Storm Cats Jazz
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, intermittent – Her Majesty’s Secret Circus
The Spencer Lewis Trio
Spencer Lewis will perform his signature combination of reflective instrumental folk grooves and old-time rhythms at this year’s Stowe Foliage Arts Festival. Joining him are Vermont’s well-known keyboardist Chas Eller and bassist Eric Graham from the group Haywire. Eller, known by many as the piano/organ/synth wizard from Kilimanjaro and the Unknown Blues Band, has played on many of Lewis’ albums including ‘The Silence Between the Words’ and ‘In the Light of Autumn’. Eric Graham plays both fretless and fretted electric bass and adds another dimension to Lewis’ instrumentals and impromptu passages. Both sidemen lend their creativity with the fierce improvisational energy that pervades much of Lewis’ live shows.
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.
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!
Her Majesty’s Secret Circus
Honeymoon and Butterfly are two highly trained operatives on a mission to save the planet from boredom—one show at a time. They shoot the world’s only bow and plunger arrow high into the sky and catch it on a tiny target, on a giant stealth cycle, in ridiculous action suits. Aided by moderately high IQs, audience sleeper agents, and all the elements of a spy thriller spoof, Her Majesty’s Secret Circus is comic espionage at its finest.
The 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.