Dover Vermont is located in Windham County, just off Route 100 in the "Southern Vermont" region of the state. First settled in 1779, the town was created from the southern half of Wardsboro, incorporated in 1810, and is located in the "Mount Snow Valley" which is also known as the "Deerfield Valley."
Originally, Dover was known as a place to go for the summer. The Ruben Snow farm was purchased in 1953 by Walter Schoenknecht of East Haven, CT and developed into the Mount Snow Ski Area on Mt. Pisgah. Eventually, vacation homes became popular near the base of the mountain. An airport and golf course were built, and Mount Snow's Golf School was established in the 1970's.
Set in the backdrop of our world renowned Vermont fall foliage, attendees of the Vermont Wine and Harvest Festival will discover, savor and enjoy Vermont vintners, small specialty food producers, chefs, painters, publishers, cheese makers, potters, jewelers, photographers and farmers. The 9th Annual Vermont Wine & Harvest festival is coming soon to Southern Vermont’s Deerfield Valley. Locals and visitors alike anticipate this fantastic annual fall event during Vermont’s awarding winning fall foliage September 16th – September 26th. This year’s Festival takes place September 17th and is bookended by week-long events: Friday the 16th – Wine Stroll-Soup Contest, Saturday the 16th – the Wine and Harvest Festival and Wine Auction, and Sunday the 18th – the Vermont Wildlife Festival and the start of the week-long Restaurant Week in the Valley. Wine events will once again take place throughout the Deerfield Valley over the weekend. We are pleased to share that the Vermont Wine & Harvest Festival has been designated as one of North America’s Top 100 events by the American Bus Association, the only Vermont event to have made the list! The festival weekend starts off with a Wine Stroll-Soup Contest in historic Wilmington on September 16th from 5pm to 7:00pm. Shop owners, restaurants and churches open their doors and host soups donated by area restaurants. Ticket purchases include the opportunity to taste Vermont wines, Vermont Distillers spirits and Whetstone Ciders at select stores throughout town. Live music by the Wyld Nightz Duo will be playing, as tasters and shoppers enjoy the delights of the village of Wilmington restaurants.