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 1, 2016 – 10:00am to 10:00pm.
Location:  Newport Municipal Building, 222 Main St, Newport, VT
Suggested Donation: No admission charge. $5 suggested donation. Half of the donations at the door will benefit Newport Parks & Recreation.

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, talk it up on the official forum thread.

Magic the Gathering Booster Tournament – beginning at 1pm – Small Town Hobbies will host a MTG booster tournament. Each entrant gets three packs of cards. Trading is allowed. The prizes will be booster packs (number or prizes given out is determined by how many entrants participate). Tournament fee of $15.

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 Newport Parks & Recreation.

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
  • The game Skull King – donated by Grandpa Beck’s Games
  • The game Cover Your A$$ets – donated by Grandpa Beck’s Games
  • The game Nuts About Mutts – donated by Grandpa Beck’s Games
  • The game Citadels – donated by Small Town Hobbies
  • The game Potion Party – donated by Robert Holden
  • The game Dead Fellas – donated by Robert Holden
  • The game Crisis: Tokyo – donated by Robert Holden
  • The game Karate Fight – donated by Robert Holden
  • (2) Dice Masters Age of Ultron Starter sets – donated by Kyle Toth
  • The game Alchemists – donated by Kyle Toth

Vendor

Small Town Hobbies of Coventry, VT will be on site selling the latest and greatest in tabletop gaming. If you are looking for any specific items to buy, just let them know and they will try to bring it along.

Food and drink

Newport Parks and Recreation will be selling concessions. All proceeds from concession sales will benefit Newport Parks and Recreation. Within a couple minutes walk of the municipal building is Montgomery’s Café, Dusit Thai, Newport Ciderhouse Bar & Grill, Maplefields Mini Mart, Brenda’s Homestyle Cooking, Little G’s Pizza and Subs, Tim and Doug’s Ice Cream (at the Pick and Shovel – best deal for ice cream in the state!), Lago Trattoria, Le Belvedere,  and, the snack bar at the city dock may still be open.

To reach Hoagie’s Pizza & Pasta, Wendy’s or the Eastside Restaurant and Pub, you can walk to them by using the waterfront walking/biking path. The path is a beautiful boardwalk that borders the Lake Memphremagog waterfront and all three of the mentioned restaurants are about a 10 minute walk from the Municipal building.

Directions

Take I-91 to exit 27. Follow 191 down the hill towards Newport. Drive straight through the first set of traffic lights. At the second set of traffic lights, turn left. Drive over a bridge, bear right, drive over a set of train tracks. Stay in the right lane. Drive through the fourth set of traffic lights. Drive by two blocks of buildings and the Municipal building will be on the right (corner of Main St and Field Ave). If you are facing the Municipal building, the parking lot is to the right of the building. See below for more parking options.O

Parking

There is an on-site lot available for parking. If the parking lot is full, there is free street parking on Main Street and 2nd Street. Also, down near the railroad tracks is the Emory Hebard State building parking lot and off of Coventry Street are a couple of parking lots (on both sides of the street). Both the Hebard and Coventry lots are a short walk to the Municipal building.

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, 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.