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Vermont's fairs and festivals are a fun whirlwind of music, food, and local traditions

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Vermont is a festival of year-round fun for the whole family. From the fall harvest through the wintry holiday and snow season and all summer long, come to discover Vermont’s special places, people, and events. Meet poets, historians, and writers. Hear famous musical artists and newcomers. Dance the tango and savor local food, beers, wines, and ciders. Stroll the lakes to find boats, canoe, kayak and dragon boat demonstrations. Arts and crafts are everywhere. Nearby hotels and motels abound.

downtown Bennington Bennington, VT Phone:

May 27, 2017

125 crafters and artisans present handmade crafts of every imaginable material: wood, glass, metal, fabric. Dine on ethnic foods by exploring School Street. Find meals of Indian, German, and Thai traditions, along with festival food like fried dough, wood fired pizza, BBQ, blooming onions, ice cream, and more. Kid activities include a dunking booth, the 4-H shooting range, a bouncy house, face painting.

Downtown St. Johnsbury St. Johnsbury, VT Phone: 802-274-0201

April 29,2017

The St. Johnsbury World Maple Festival celebrates the maple syrup industry in Vermont. On Friday a parade will begin at 6 p.m. and end at the Welcome Center. It is followed by an ice cream social, Saturday brings a morning 5k run and pancake breakfast at the Welcome Center. A street festival follows, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Live entertainment, and 100 craft and food vendors will fill the streets. 

Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa, 1746 Mountain Road Stowe, VT Phone: 800-253-7355

July 7-9, 2017

This popular summer celebration includes a children's corner, live band, great food, beer and wine garden, balloon launches and tethers. Twenty-eight of the country's most prominent balloon experts will launch starting Friday afternoon. Time: Balloon Launches: Friday at sunset, Saturday at sunrise and sunset, and Sunday, at 6:30 a.m. Viewing the morning launches is complimentary for all visitors. Admission: $10; kids age 12 and younger, free.