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Deep Sky Night at the Battlefield

8 PM to 11 PM - Free Event!

Friday 8/11, rain date Saturday 8/12


Deep Sky Night at the Battlefield:  Green Mountain Amateur Astronomers will show you the wonders of the deep sky, sharing their telescopes and knowledge, before the moon rises at 1:33 a.m.  Clear night sky dependent, no rain date. Please note:  no restroom facilities available.

Members of the Green Mountain Amateur Astronomers will be at the Hubbardton Battlefield to show you the wonders of the night sky and the Perseid meteor showers. They share their knowledge and telescopes. Weather and clear night sky dependent, August 12 is alternate date if August 11 doesn’t work out.  Please note:  no restroom facilities available.  

Hike into History

1 PM – 4 PM

Enjoy Fall at Mount Independence with a guided hike into history. Stephen Zeoli is your guide. He will show you many points of Revolutionary War interest, as we gear up for the 250th anniversary in 2026 of the Declaration of Independence and Mount Independence.  Co-sponsored by Mount Independence Coalition. Included in museum admission--$6.00 adults, free for children under 15. 

Fall Festival

10 AM – 4 PM

Sure to be a family favorite, the Fall Festival in Plymouth Notch will feature many popular fall activities. Enjoy a hayride with Farmer Fred, taste multiple varieties of Vermont-grown heritage apples, watch cider pressing, and observe the handiwork of a diversity of craft demonstrators and hobbyists. Fall foliage in Plymouth traditionally reaches its peak in early October. With luck, the maples growing across the 360-degree hills surrounding Plymouth will be at their brightest.

The 28th Annual Northeastern Open Atlatl Championship

10:30 AM – 4 PM

Participate in or watch this annual atlatl championship testing skills in accuracy and distance. The sport of using the atlatl to throw darts is based on the ancient hunting technique. Newcomers to experts welcome. Flint-knapping demonstrations and lessons throughout the day. Depending on the pandemic situation, be prepared to practice social distancing and wearing facial masks if needed. Pre-registration mandatory. *COMPETITORS: $10 * VISITORS: $5 ADULT, FREE UNDER 15.

Call (802) 759-2412 to register. Vermont Archaeology Month event. 

Atlatl Workshop

12 PM – 5 PM

Atlatl experts Bob and Cheryll Berg of Thunderbird Atlatl teach traditional and modern techniques of atlatl and dart construction, flint knapping, hafting stone points, and cordage making. Enjoy atlatl lore and coaching on the use of your new atlatl. Pre-registration required. Call 802-759-2412. $70 fee includes instruction and materials. Vermont Archaeology Month event.

Pittsford Ridge Hike

10 AM – 1 PM

Hike up to Pittsford Ridge, to experience the area many American soldiers withdrew from the July 7, 1777, Battle of Hubbardton. Learn about the importance of this natural area too.  Meet at the museum for orientation. Your guides are Jim Rowe, historian of the Crown Point Road Association, and Travis Hart, state and private lands biologist with the VT Dept. of Fish and Wildlife.  

Hike into History  

12 PM – 3 PM

On this guided tour, walk in the footsteps of Revolutionary War soldiers. Mount Independence Coalition president Stephen Zeoli is your guide. As you walk around he will tell you about some of the events that led up to Revolution—to get you thinking about the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence and Mount Independence in 2026. Wear walking shoes and dress for the weather. Co-sponsored by Mount Independence Coalition. 

Mount Independence-Hubbardton Military Road Car Tour

10 AM – 1 PM

On this 12th annual driving tour, Jim Rowe, historian of the Crown Point Road Association, is your leader to look at the Hydeville Branch of the 1776 Mount Independence-Hubbardton Military Road. Meet at the Hubbardton Battlefield with your own vehicle for orientation. The tour will travel north from Hydeville through west Castleton to eastern Benson. Co-sponsored by Crown Point Road Association

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