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The Annual Killington Hay Festival is ongoing, with dozens of handsomely crafted structures made from hay bales and rolls on display throughout the Town of Killington. This highly successful fall event is a great photo opportunity that is one of the top events in Vermont. Do come to Killington, view all the hay structures, have a great lunch at one of our many fine restaurants, and make it a full weekend by staying at one of our lovely lodges, inns, bed and breakfasts, hotels and motels. Killington is indeed open for business and all roads are open and in great shape!

On Saturday, October 1 Killington's Annual Brewfest will indeed take place to celebrate the Northeast's finest craft beers and to celebrate the harvest and beautiful foliage season here. Admission to the Brewfest to be held at the Snowshed Lodge is $25. There will be more than 75 craft brews and live music. The Vermont Brewmaster dinner will be held on Friday, September 30 at the Snowshed Long Trail Pub starting at 7 pm. The Brewfest Kick Off Party will be held on Friday September 30 starting at 9 pm at the Wobbly Barn, with live music from the Pete Kilpatrick Band. Don't miss it!

On Sunday, October 2, 2011 The Concert for the Killington Area featuring many local musicians "banding together" and organized by musician Joey Leone will take place at both The Lookout Tavern and the Outback Pizza starting at noon. This event is to raise money for local charities that will help homeowners and business owners who have suffered severe losses due to the recent flooding in our area.

There will be three stages at The Lookout Tavern and the Outback Pizza parking lots, adding a festival and block party feel of this great musical event, showcasing the talents of our gifted local musicians. This will be a day of amazing music, caring and giving to those who need our help. The list of performers includes Bow Thayer, Jamie's Junk Show, The Bobby Darling and Dr. Devine Show, Tony Lee Thomas Band, Rick Redington and the Luv, Rick and the Idots, Chad Hollister Band, Joey Leone and his Chop Shop, About Gladys, The Mark Manley Band, Mark and Deb Bond, Ed McCarron, Chuck Kelsey, Jimmy Pallutto and Andy Lugo.

A $20 door donation will cover admission to all three stages and a complimentary buffet, (children ages 12 and under are free). There also will be a Silent Auction, a raffle, commemorative t-shirts to help raise funds and both the Lookout and the Outback have pledged to donate a portion of their sales. All door, raffle and Silent Auction proceeds will benefit "We are K-Town/Irene's Islands" and the Pittsfield Hurricane Relief Fund who will assess need and distribute funds to those who need them most. If you can be there please bring as many friends as you can and if you can't please donate to the above charities or any other group helping those in need.

On Columbus Weekend the world famous DockDogs will be returning to Killington with their National Championships. This event features a large outdoor venue, a large pet-friendly vendor area for guests and participants to view and purchase dog related items. As part of the DockDog National Championships, more than 300 canine competitors and their owners will be here to battle for the National title across three 40 foot long dog diving pools. DockDogs competitions have been featured on the national television channels including ABC, ESPN and the Outdoor Channel showing their distance jumping and retrieving competitions from the world's best dog athletes. The public is welcome to pre-register for the National Championships if they have met the required criteria.

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