Fall-loha

It’s time to say goodbye to summer and Aloha to fall! And what better way to do that than by playing games! So, bust out your favorite games and colorful cabana wear for a day of gaming. Bring your own games or just show up to play – board games, card games, roleplaying adventures and more!

Date: October 21, 2017 – 10:00am to 10:00pm.
Location:  Derby Line Village Hall, 104 Main St, Derby Line, VT – located right beside US route 5 customs.
Suggested Donation: No admission charge. $5 suggested donation. Half of the donations at the door will benefit The Village of Derby Line.

PLEASE NOTE – THE VILLAGE HALL IS VERY CLOSE TO THE CANADIAN BORDER WHICH MEANS YOUR CELL PHONES WILL LIKELY BE ROAMING. 

Games to Play

Open play is the name of the game at Green Mountain Game Days. A huge pile of games materialize as people arrive. Then everyone gets to either push their favorite or try something that sounds interesting as it hits the table. If you’ve got a specific adventure you want to run or a brand new title just out of the shrinkwrap.

 

Door/Raffle Prizes

Everyone who attends gets a free ticket. If you wish to have more chances to win prizes, you can buy tickets for $1 each or 6 for $5.Half of the ticket sales will benefit The Village of Derby Line.

Prizes:

  • (2) $25 gift certificates to your choice of game store (Small Town Hobbies, Black Moon Games, Quarterstaff Games, Brap’s Magic, Tinker and Smithy or whatever is your nearest local game store). – donated by Green Mountain Gamers

Vendor

A vendor will likely not be onsite since there may not be enough space.

Food and drink

Green Mountain Gamers will offer our usual variety of snacks and drinks at a reasonable price. Across the street from the village hall is a Circle K. They offer a variety of sandwiches, snacks, drinks, pizza slices, hot dogs, grab and go hot items, baked goods. It’s actually not too bad for a mini mart. Just down the road, is the Derby Line Village Inn. They serve fantastic food and is highly recommended!

The village hall has a kitchen with fridge, oven, and microwave.

If you head down to Derby, about a 5 minute drive, there is the Cow Palace, Vermont Pie and PastaHoagie’s Derby Location, McDonald’s, and China Moon Chinese Buffett. All offer take out if you wish to call ahead to order and pick up.

If you have your passport or enhanced license, other options are just across the border in Stanstead, QC. There is Pizzeria Steve that offers, well, pizza, but also some really delicious poutine. A little further into Stanstead on rue Dufferin is the Rendez-Vous restaurant that offers a variety of meals as good prices. Keep driving a little further on rue Dufferin to chemin de Fairfax, you’ll come to a Subway and a Tim Hortons.

Remember, exchange rate has been hovering at about 30%, which means a meal that cost $15 CAN would be about 30% cheaper in US dollars! What about paying? The best is to pay with a credit card that offers no foreign transaction fee.

Directions

Take I-91 to exit 29. Turn left at the end of the ramp. Drive about 1/2 mile to a stop sign. Turn left onto route 5/Main St. The village hall will be on the right, just after passing the route 5 US customs station.

Parking

There should be plenty of parking. On either side of the street, there are parking spots. On either side of the street by Community Bank, are more spots. Since Community National Bank will be closed, their parking lot would have spaces available. And, on Baxter Ave, by the park, there are some spots.

Where to Stay

It should be peak foliage season in the Northeast Kingdom. If you’d like to make attending Fall-oha a weekend trip and are looking for lodging, Derby Line has the Derby Line Village Inn. Newport has a couple of options: Newport City Inn & Suites, Little Gnesta B&B, or for camping, Prouty Beach Campground. Other options are located in the neighboring town of Derby at the Four Seasons as well as a few bed and breakfasts.