Community Day, Foliage, and Fresh Hops this Weekend
The best weekend of the fall season is just around the corner! A long weekend to enjoy sunny, crisp, colorful fall days. Each year, we jam pack the holiday weekend with activities and events for you to enjoy. The fun kicks off on Saturday with Community Day in the Lincoln Peak Courtyard, as a family friendly daylong event. Sunday we’ll be hosting our Third Annual Fresh Hops Fest in the courtyard. Then, our final day of mountain operations before winter will be Monday October 9th. This will be the last day for scenic lift rides and downhill mountain biking, so be sure to get your fill! There’s going to be lots to see and do as we celebrate peak foliage here in central Vermont! Let’s take a closer look at the lineup.
Start your long weekend with our family friendly event in the Lincoln Peak Courtyard! Enjoy festive fall treats, take a scenic lift ride, play games, and enjoy the changing of the seasons. Foliage should be in its peak and it’s a sight you will not want to miss! Enjoy fun for the whole family surrounded by the golden hued Green Mountains. See the full schedule of activities:
8:00 AM – 10 AM Pancake breakfast hosted by the Warren Fire Department $10 suggested donation 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Mountain Activities featuring mini golf, face painting and temporary tattoos, rubber ducky drop, tie dye tees, scenic lift rides, disc golf, downhill mountain biking, courtyard games, and more!
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM “State of the Resort” presentation by John Hammond, President, Sugarbush Resort
11:00 AM- Pumpkin Carving while supplies last at the Base of the Super Bravo Quad
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Mini golf in the Lincoln Peak Courtyard, go to Guest Services in the Gate House Lodge for clubs, balls, and scorecards. FREE!
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Tie-dye-t-shirts on the grass at the base of the Gate House Quad. T-shirts available at the Guest Services Desk in the Gate House Lodge, $15.00 per t-shirt while supplies last.
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Face painting and temporary tattoos in the Lincoln Peak Courtyard. FREE!
1:00PM- 5:00 PM Live Music in the Lincoln Peak Courtyard
11:00 PM – 4:00 PM Rubber Ducky Drop off the Super Bravo Express Quad, lift ticket purchase required. Duckies available at the Guest Services Desk in the Gate House Lodge. Win a t-shirt if you make it in the kiddie pool, while supplies last.
Fresh Hops Fest
On Sunday, we will be hosting ten of Vermont’s most innovative breweries to feature the special flavors of fresh hopped beer. Beer lovers, this is the only Fresh Hops Beer Festival east of the Mississippi! Enjoy live music and awesome food in a beautiful outdoor setting. Only 350 tickets will be available. Guests will receive a pour card for twelve 5 oz. pours and a commemorative Fresh Hops Festival 2023 logoed glass. Non-drinkers, designated drivers, and kids are welcome at the festival, and do not need a ticket to enjoy the courtyard.
WHAT IS A FRESH HOP BEER?
Fresh hop beer is only brewed during the early autumn harvesting season due to a very short shelf life, usually less than 24-36 hours. Beers brewed with fresh hops tend to have a distinctively “green” flavor profile, without the classic bitterness that hoppy beers like IPA’s often have.
Most beer on the market, and likely the beer that’s in your fridge, is produced using hops that are dried just hours after harvesting, keeping the harvested hops fresh for up to 3 years. These dried hops impart a different flavor profile into the finished beer, as well as a varied alcohol content, than beer brewed using fresh picked hops.