August 5, 2022
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End of Vermont’s Fair Season Beckons the Return of Autumn

Champlain Valley Fair Vermont

As many of us long-time Vermonters know, the end of “fair season” in Vermont means shorter and cooler nights ahead. The hot and humid evening of summer seem like a distant memory. Even though much of summer 2017 started off with a lot of rain, the Green Mountains did enjoy a few hot and humid days. Perhaps for this reason, the summer seemed to be waning soon after it had just begun.

Champlain Valley Fair Vermont

Tunbridge World’s Fair marks the end of summer in Vermont

As County fairs came and went throughout Vermont, the aroma of cotton candy, Italian sausage and “blooming onions” lingered in the air, tempting one and all. With the Tunbridge World’s Fair coming and going very soon, it will mark the end of fair season in Vermont for another year. If you’re looking for the excitement of rides, harness races and horse pulling, this will be your last chance.

Winds on Lake Champlain

Wind surfing in South Hero Vermont
Wind surfers enjoy the remaining days of summer on a perfect, windy day in South Hero

The summer days that we all enjoyed so much, seemed to exist only briefly compared to previous summers. As the red and orange autumn colors already start to appear, we all know that foliage season is waiting in the wings. Cornstalks tower over vast fields but soon will be harvested leaving behind only remnants of their existence. The farmer’s field will be barren once again, ready to hibernate during a long winter’s sleep.

West Charleston Fall Foliage

Like a beautiful butterfly awakened from it’s cocoon, the spectacular colors of autumn come and go far too quickly. The smell of autumn leaves will soon waft about the Vermont air. Pumpkins and cornstalks will grace the gateways to the splendor that only Vermont can offer, in it’s own quirky and mysterious ways.

Pumpkins Westfield Vermont

Every now and then, summer will struggle to maintain it’s hot and humid days, but in a vain attempt. Vermonters know that such resistance to the colder weather to come will be futile. The ghosts and witches of Halloween will vanquish the warmth and lazy days of summer under a veil of wispy clouds and cool breezes.

Before long, “stick season”, that dreary time in November will be here just before the first snows arrive. Winter is coming indeed!

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