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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.

Main Street St. Albans, VT Phone: 802-524-5800

April 28-30, 2017

Visitors flock all over the U.S. and the world visit downtown St. Albans for maple treats, maple fun, and the chance to see the maple sugaring industry in action. What goes on? Live entertainment; a fiddlers variety show; cooking demonstrations and competitions; tastings of beer, cider, and mead; sugarhouse tours; pancake breakfasts (with plenty of the necessary); an antique show; a carnival; a giant parade on April 30 at noon; and a craft show. What can you eat? maple creemees, maple sugar-on-snow, maple cotton candy, and much more. Parade route

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. 

Stratton Mountain Resort 5 Village Lodge Road South Londonderry, VT Phone:

March 25, 2017

Stratton celebrates Mardi Gras and the Village (southern-style) Block Party. Enjoy live music, specialty food and drink, the famous ice bar and fun/free activities for the kids! Festivities start at 3pm.

Whitingham Municipal Center, 2948 VT Route 100 Whitingham and Jacksonville, VT Phone:

March 25-26, 2017

Seven Whitingham sugar makers welcome the public to learn about the art of maple syrup and sugar making and the historical importance of sugaring. Other events include and artisans tour, pancake breakfasts, sugar on snow and ham dinner, craft fair and horse drawn sleigh rides. Time: Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission: Free.