Fall Foliage Festival


October 7, 8 & 9 2022

FFF Fliers will be available by early next week, we’re having supply chain issues! They will be posted at:
The Maple Corner Community Store, the Adamant Coop, the Kent Museum, the Town Office, and the East Calais P.O.

Check back periodically as items may change over time.


Bike Calais! The Adamant Coop and the Maple Corner Community Store have put together a cycling route between the two businesses on our great gravel roads. We invite you to stop in for snacks and supplies while you enjoy the sights and scenes of our town, and the great events happening all weekend. Pick up a paper copy of the three routes at Maple Corner Community Store or Adamant coop or you can download and save or print your own: fall_foliage_bike_route. We look forward to adding the East Calais General Store to this route when they re-open next year.

Consider getting a picnic lunch at the Maple Corner Community Store – Deli is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Sandwiches, specials, drinks, snacks and more. Details:  www.maplecornercommunitystore.org
Open Monday-Friday 8am – 7pm, Saturday 9am-7pm, & Sunday 9am -5pm.

Whammy Bar is open Thursday (open mic @ 6:30pm) and Friday (McCaffrey, Coane & Rowell @ 7pm), but will be closed Saturday night. Full schedule at http://www.maplecornercommunitystore.org/whammy-bar

Visit the Adamant Coop for snacks, ice cream, and other fabulous treats. www.adamantcoop.org Monday -Friday 8am to 6pm, Saturday 9am-3pm, Sunday 10am-3pm.

Whammy Barge Cruise on Curtis Pond 45-minute boat tours, leaving from the Dam daily from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Suggested minimum donation $5/person, max occupancy 5 people per trip, all money donated to the Dam Aid Project. Weather dependent, Reservations required – email donheise8@gmail.com with the subject BOAT RIDES to schedule and reserve your spot.


Art at the Kent 10:00 PM – 5:00 PM at Kents’ Corner.  Visit Interplay, Art at the Kent’s 2022 contemporary art exhibition featuring the diverse work of 20 Vermont artists.  Art cafe with piano music from 10:30 to noon.

Mini-Moth Story Telling Night: 6:30 – 7:45 PM – Join us at the Fire Pit at the Blue Barn (Gazebo if sprinkling, MCCC if pouring!) to tell a story 3 to 5 minutes in length without using notes.  It should be true and about yourself. Everyone welcome, no need to sign up in advance, and while we love all your stories, no requirement to tell one to listen! Geof Hewitt will moderate the event.

Maple Corner Film Festival: 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM at the Maple Corner Community Center. Dust off your bowties and gowns for this red-carpet event! Featuring short films by Chris Colt and Andreas John.
“Sweet Heart” is a short mockumentary about making maple syrup. It stars Bob Miller!
“Forget Me Not” is an experimental short exploring connection during the height of COVID-19
“Fire & Ash” follows the true story of Vermont beatmaster and hip hop artist JL (Johnny Morris) in a creative process as he grapples with a terminal brain cancer diagnosis.

Dam Aid Silent Auction 7:30-945 PM. Before and after the films, be sure to check out the Dam Aid Silent Auction at the Maple Corner Community Center. Items will be available for bid throughout the evening, and again at Saturday’s brunch.  The auction will continue online at www.curtispond.org until October 23rd.


Fall Foliage Brunch at the Maple Corner Community Center. 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Come join your neighbors for a delicious homecooked a la carte meal including corn chowder, quiche, cider, baked goods, and more. We’ll have tables set up for indoor or (weather permitting) outdoor dining. 2002 & 2003 Men of Maple Corner Calendars will be available to purchase to support the Dam Aid efforts, and there might just be some men around to sign them.  The Dam Aid Silent Auction will remain set up during brunch.

Community Walk 9:30 AM. The Calais Conservation Commission, along with the Calais Historic Preservation Commission and the Calais Trails Committee, will host a walk on the Ellis-Bruce Trail, the original official Calais hiking trail, opened in 2009.  The walk will be led by Toni Kaeding who, along with her husband John, owns the land on which most of the trail lies.  She will share her knowledge of the history of the trail, including the Ellis and Bruce families, and their farms and cemeteries that once lay along its route, which was a road linking Calais and Worcester.

The walk should last approximately two hours.  Meet at the parking area at the western end of Long Meadow Hill Road. Please do not block driveways or the road. The trail length is 1.5 miles downhill with good footing.  Because this is an out and back hike, the total distance will be 3 miles.  The return trip uphill has several long inclines if folks are not regular hikers.  If 3 miles is a bit much, people could leave a car at the trail’s parking area on the Worcester end of the trail, located on Kaeding Road.

Cider Pressing, Donuts, Pizza, Live Music & Firetrucks at the East Calais Rec Field: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM The East Calais Community Trust in partnership with the East Calais General Store will host a community Fall Foliage celebration at the Calais Rec Field on Saturday, October 8th from 10am-2pm, offering food, live music, and activities for the entire family.  Bring the kids for donuts and stay to participate in apple pressing and exploring the fire trucks from our local volunteer fire departments. Enjoy fresh cider while the Woodbury Broad Band performs a selection of classic rock, country and folk music from 10-11am. Coffee and donuts will be provided from 10am until we run out, donations to benefit the reopening of the East Calais General Store in 2023. We are excited to have Hook & Peel Pizza starting at 11am. Come by to meet and greet with the future East Calais General Store operator and local firefighters.  Rain Date TBD.

Art at the Kent 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM at Kents’ Corner.  Visit Interplay, Art at the Kent’s 2022 contemporary art exhibition featuring the diverse work of 20 Vermont artists. 

A Celebration of the Calais Town Hall – CONTRA DANCE! 6:30 – 9:00 PM at 1662 Kent Hill Rd. Please join Friends of the Calais Town Hall in the return of a beloved FFF tradition as we celebrate the Hall and give thanks to all who have contributed to its place in our community. Welcoming celebration begins at 6:30 and the dance starts at 7:00. Adina Gordon calling with music by: Rose Jackson (fiddle), Oliver Scanlon (mandolin/fiddle), and Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin (piano/accordion). Well of course there will be family friendly beverages and cider donuts! 


Kickball with the Calais/Woodbury Snowmobile Club – 10:00 AM until we’re done Spectators welcome, join us at the Calais Rec Field to visit, laugh, cheer for the kickball teams, talk about snowmobiling memories, meet your fellow trail lovers and eat!  Come one, come all! Brunch/lunch will be concessions by donation and will be available throughout the day. Please BYO water and chair.  50/50 raffle and donation bucket to support the event.  Questions? Contact cassiejomolleur@gmail.com

Adamant Tea 1:00pm – 4:00 PM Come for Tea upstairs in the Adamant Coop Studio and on the porch.  Tea, sandwiches, scones and assorted cookies.  Self-serve and by donation.  We’ll be exhibiting paintings by Joy Seadeek and collages by Suzanne Rexford Winston.

Art at the Kent 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM at Kents’ Corner.  Visit Interplay, Art at the Kent’s 2022 contemporary art exhibition featuring the diverse work of 20 Vermont artists. 

Closing Celebration! 3:00 – 5:00 PM.  Last chance to see the exhibition.  Meet the artists and enjoy music and food on the grounds.

The Fall Foliage concert returns to the Old West Church 2:00 PM. Come hear the Community Choir, under the musical direction of Chuck Mayhood.  This vocal and instrumental concert will feature contributions from a variety of local musicians.

Please Remember: Covid is still with us and circulating in the community.  Please be respectful of others and consider wearing a mask in crowded indoor spaces.

Happy Fall Foliage!


Maple Corner Community Center Annual Meeting: 7 PM.  Join the MCCC Board of Directors for their Annual Meeting.  We’ll approve this year’s budget, discuss our plans for building improvements in the coming year, and give an update on what we’ve been up to.

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