LUDLOW, VT - Break out the margaritas and get ready to head to Okemo Mountain Resort to celebrate the changing of the seasons on Saturday, Oct. 8, with its fifth annual Parrothead Party. You’ll swear you’re listening to Jimmy Buffet himself when the tribute band Changes in Latitudes takes to the outdoor stage for a free concert at Okemo’s Jackson Gore Inn.
The event kicks off at noon with the music of Dave Maguire. Changes in Latitudes will go on at 2 p.m. Okemo’s Coleman Brook Tavern staff will be rendering some frozen concoctions and cooking up some cheeseburgers in paradise for concertgoers. They’ll even help find that lost shaker of salt, plus beer, wine, soft drinks and barbecue items fresh from the grill. There will be free hay rides will be offered from noon to 4 p.m. and a farmers’ market will feature local produce and a variety of treats.
The fun continues on Sunday, Oct. 9, with a Vermont Institute of Natural Science Raptor Encounter, a free family presentation from 10 to 11 a.m. at Jackson Gore. From 11 to noon, kids can get up close and personal with some heavy equipment during Touch-a-Truck. Starting at noon, an all-American apple pie baking contest is open to all home bakers who would like to submit a delicious entry. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information and an entry form.
If you plan on attending the Parrothead Party festivities, it may be the perfect opportunity to pick up that season pass you’ve been putting off buying. You’ve got added incentive, as Columbus Day weekend marks the deadline for early season discounts at Okemo Mountain Resort. Ski. Starting on Oct. 11, all of Okemo’s season pass products go to full price.
The season begins on November 19th, and you don’t want to be caught without your pass!
Season passes are the best way to save money on lift tickets and avoid ticket lines when you first arrive at the resort. Okemo offers direct-to-lift seven-day passes, five-day passes, midweek passes and even a Sunday One-Day Pass. Some passes include skiing and riding benefits with Okemo’s sister resorts, Mount Sunapee, N.H., and Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Colo. Okemo’s partnership continues, this winter, with Stratton Mountain, Vt., as well.
For more information, please visit okemo.com or call (802) 228-1600.