Looking for a festive and yummy activity this weekend?  Magic Hat Oktoberfeast might be for you!

With unlimited sampling from more than 30 Vermont food purveyors in a farmers’ market-style setting, live music, and an outdoor beer garden featuring limited edition Magic Hat brews, Oktoberfeast promises to be a fabulous way to spend a fall afternoon.

Oktoberfeast is a benefit for the Vermont Foodbank. Admission is $5 and children under 12 are free. 100% of the admission fees and the proceeds from the beer garden benefit the Vermont Foodbank.

Here is the list of vendors, which will be sure to get your mouth-watering.

Ben & Jerrys
Benito’s Hot Sauces
Cabot Cheese
Castleton Crackers
Champlain Orchards

“My introduction to Vermont Foodbank came through the urgency of hunger. Soon after moving to Burlington, Vermont, I was temporary homeless which led me to the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf.  There I received good hot meals, a safe space and more importantly information to medical and social resources. Then again when I was starting my new Gluten Free business, through the connection of The Vermont Foodbank and CVOEO, I found The Community Kitchen Program.   I learned hard and invaluable lessons from Chefs Jamie Eisenberg and Brian Dermody, picking up the vital skills needed to be a professional baker and maintain a commercial kitchen.  Now, Chef Papi’s Gluten Free, LLC’s has a social mission committed to providing job skills to “hard-to-employ” residents. Since a cycle that started with my own hunger has come around to feeding those in need, I am excited to be part of the magic Hat Artifactory OKTOBERFEAST, because it benefits the Vermont Foodbank!”   Miguel Bernard-Rivera, Chef Papi Gluten Free

Chef Papi – Gluten Free
Cochran Maple
Dakin Farm
Distler’s Pretzels
Fresh Market
Gringo Jack’s
Kingdom Creamery of Vermont
Laughing Moon Chocolates
Lyman Specialties
Mayhue Mix LLC
McKenzie of Vermont  
Michelle’s Specialty Foods 
My Little Cupcake
Per’s Smoked of VT 
Pierogi Union
Shelburne Vineyard 
Skinny Pancake
Slopeside Syrup 
The Mapled Nut Company

“The inspiration to support the Vermont Foodbank/Montpelier Pantry really comes from the awareness the Foodbank has raised regarding the issue of hunger in our communities.  While attending the 2011 Hunger Conference it struck me that a dedicated approach to donating food, even on a small level like my new food business could contribute, would be incredibly helpful.  As a result we committed donating 2% of each of our cooking yields to the Foodbank/food shelves.” Jeff Weinstein, Two Guys in Vermont  

Two Guys in Vermont
Vermont Butter & Cheese Co  
Vermont Cookie Love
Vermont Harvest
Vermont Moonlight Cookies
Vermont Natural Foods
Vermont Smoke & Cure
Vermont Sundae Sauce Company
Westminster Crackers
Yolo Snacks

Oktoberfeast is happening this Saturday, October 20th, from noon to 5PM. This event will be completely tented, so come rain or shine! Enjoy an afternoon of great food, drinks, and music with Magic Hat and the Vermont Foodbank.