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.

Various locations Vergennes, VT Phone:

August 25-27, 2017

Vergennes Day is a great way to experience all of the charm of the Little City. Events will include a street dance Friday night (Vergennes City Park, 179 Main Street, 7-10 p.m.), a pancake breakfast, 5K and 10K races, local crafts and vendors, horse-drawn wagon rides, bandstand music a chicken barbecue, a children’s venue, a rubber duckie race, and more.

1611 Harbor Road Shelburne, VT Phone: 802-985-8686

September 16, 2017

Head to the farm for a celebration of Vermont farm and food traditions. The day includes children's activities, musical entertainment, artisans sharing their crafts, farm-fresh food, farm animals, and horse-drawn hayrides! It's a community event for the whole family. Admission: Adults, $10; seniors, $5; children age 2 and younger, free Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

66 Colgate Heights, Route 9W Bennington, VT Phone: 802-447-3311

September 2-3, 2017

Join garlic-lovers from throughout New England as they come to sample food and crafts from hundreds of different vendors, all made from garlic and herbs: garlic ice cream to garlic jelly, pickled garlic, roasted garlic, garlic braids will be available for sampling and purchase, along with planting and braiding and cooking demonstrations. Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $6-$8.

The Nature Museum, 186 Townshend Road Grafton, VT Phone: 802-843-2111

September 23-24, 2017

Where else do knotholes become front doors? Sea shells transform into bathtubs? Answer: at the Fairy House Festival. Visitors will follow a nature path sprinkled with charming fairy houses, of acorn cap dinnerware and fungi tables. Hands-on crafts, face painting, and bubbles round out this interactive and magical experience for all. Light refreshments will be available for purchase; picnicking is encouraged. Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: Adults, $10-$12; seniors over age 64, $8-$10; children at 3-17, $4-$5.

105 Pearl Street Essex Junction, VT Phone: 802-878-5545

August 25 - September 3, 2017

The Champlain Valley Fair caps the Summer season in Vermont! Agricultural exhibits of all kinds, vendors, midway rides and games, entertainment, food, nationally recognized performers and more. Time: Daily, 10 a.m.-midnight daily. Admission: Gate admission is $12 for adults and $5 for kids; children under 5 admitted for free. Parking is $5 per vehicle. Pricing and specials.