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

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.

Middlebury College Middlebury, VT Phone:

February 22-25, 2018

Kickoff is February 22 with a bonfire and fireworks on Ross Lawn. Friday: ski races, cupcake decorating and Olympics live stream; free screen of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," Ridgeline Soiree. Saturday: ski races, Winter Carnival Snow Day & chili lunch at Battell Beach, AFC & The Chateau, ice show at Kenyon Arena, Winter Carnival Ball at Nelson Arena. Sunday, ice show at Kenyon Arena.

various locations Brattleboro, VT Phone:

February 17-25, 2018

Nine days filled with events for all ages: Junior Olympics, a pancake breakfast, children's cooking classes, adult comedy show, figure skating show, Grand Day at the Senior Center, a children's show, Variety Show, Queen's and Princess Pageants and Chili Cook-Off. Schedule of Events.

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

March 31, 2018

Stratton celebrates Mardi Gras with an authentic crawfish boil, jambalaya form the large kettle, Hurricane cocktails, pond skimming, music by Erin Harpe and the Delta Swinger, Penguin Plunge, Apres party in Grizzly’s with Josh Panda Party Band Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission: Adults over age 14, $25; age 7-14, $15