Peak Foliage Timed Perfectly for Sugarbush’s Community Weekend


Warren, VT (October 8, 2019) – Sugarbush Resort’s highlight fall event, Community Weekend, is packed full of activities for the whole family and coincides with peak foliage in the Mad River Valley. Community Weekend consists of both Community Day on Saturday, October 12th and Oktoberfest on Sunday, October 13th.

The festivities start as early as 8:00 AM with a Pancake Breakfast hosted by the Warren Fire Department. The breakfast supports the fire department with $10 suggested donations and runs until 10:00 AM. The Lincoln Peak Courtyard will also offer complimentary snacks and drinks from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

Then from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM President and Owner Win Smith will host a presentation focused on what’s new this season at the resort and in the industry. The presentation will be accompanied by a video highlighting last year’s 60th Anniversary Season.

In addition to live music and vendors in the Lincoln Peak Courtyard from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, there are several hosted activities in the afternoon. A Dog-Friendly Foliage Hike meets at the base of the Gate House Lift for a quick hour-long hike around Lincoln Peak at 12:00 PM, Pumpkin Carving will be available from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM in the courtyard between The Schoolhouse and The Farmhouse, two E-Bike Guided Tours, limited to the first 6 at least intermediate level riders will run from 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM and 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM and costs $40, and Face Painting will take place at The Schoolhouse from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

On Sunday morning locals and guests of the Mad River Valley are invited to run or walk in the 24th Annual Mad Dash, sponsored by Sugarbush. This can be run or walked as a 5K or a 10K race, or a fun run for kids. The scenic course begins on Meadow Road in Waitsfield at 10:00 AM, heads up North Road, and finishes where the course started. 10K runners will race up Pony Farm Road before heading back to Meadow Road for their finish. Participants will receive local refreshments and a tee shirt, along with live music after the race. All proceeds go to the Mad River Path.  

On Sunday, October 13th , Sugarbush celebrates Oktoberfest in the Lincoln Peak Courtyard. This event brings Bavarian inspired food, drinks and games, along with Die Funkle Beeren Band to the brilliantly autumnal resort. Sugarbush encourages guests to compete in the stein hoisting competition, keg toss contest and the corn hole tournament for their chance to win fun prizes.  Lifts will run 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM all weekend.

For more information about the events going on at Sugarbush Resort for Columbus Day Weekend, visit