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Events Calendar - 2021

Find a multitude of fun events and great things to do, including weekend events, throughout the year, like music; festivals; comedy; outdoor fun; boat cruises; excursions for families and kids; food, wine and beer tastings. Weather is no problem; lots of things to do happen indoors.
Be sure to check out the listings of year-round Fairs & Festivals throughout New England. See also, Great Things to Do.

COVID-19 mask and social distancing requirements are still in place at some entertainment venues and live events and festivals in New England. Please check with each venue before purchasing tickets or attending an event.

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Farms

Thanksgiving at the Farm – Woodstock VT

Nov 26, 2021 - Nov 28, 2021 Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road, Woodstock, VT

Celebrate the Thanksgiving season with Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock. Experience 19th century Thanksgiving traditions, explore the grounds, participate in crafts, and take a horse-drawn wagon ride. This event is perfect for families. Masks are required indoors.

Wassail Weekend – Woodstock VT

Dec 10, 2021 - Dec 12, 2021 Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road, Woodstock, VT

Celebrate the winter season with candle dipping, gingerbread ornaments, holiday recipe demonstrations, storytelling, and more. Enjoy a warm cup of Wassail and snack on apple cider donuts at the Dairy Bar. Plus, tour the decorated farmhouse parlor and learn more about Victorian Christmas traditions. On Sunday, there will also be horse-drawn wagon or sleigh rides if the weather, conditions permitting.

Food, Wine, Beer

Burlington Margarita & Mimosa Fest – Burlington VT

Nov 6, 2021 - Nov 6, 2021 Nectars Burlington, 188 Main Street, Burlington, VT

Guests will have access to any of the four participating venues — which are all within walking distance to one another –– and wristbands for discounted drinks. Featuring $4 beer, $4 seltzer, $4 mimosas, and $5 margaritas, this event will support the Burlington bar and restaurant district. All guests must arrive between 2 – 4 p.m. to register and pick up wristbands.

Grafton Inn Ice Bar – Grafton VT

Jan 7, 2022 - Jan 8, 2022 The Grafton Inn, 92 Main Street, Grafton, VT

Celebrate the delicious beers and liquors of Vermont. The Grafton Inn Ice Bar is an annual event that features sculptures and drink bars made of real ice, as well as a curated selection of craft beers na d cocktail menu made with local spirits. Plus, enjoy bonfires, food trucks, a DJ, and more.

Music

“Spooky Soiree” with Spruce Peak Chamber Music Society – Stowe VT

Oct 30, 2021 - Oct 30, 2021 Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 122 Hourglass Drive, Stowe, VT

Join the Spruce Peak Chamber Music Society for an evening of orchestral music that is at once eerie, haunting, and beautiful. Guests will enjoy selections from Schubert’s “Erlkonig,” Prokofiev’s Suggestion Diabolique and “Romeo and Juliet,” and Brahms’ Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor, “Werther.” Featuring artists Jia Kim (cello), Molly Carr (viola), Euntaek Kim (piano) and Siwoo Kim (violin).

Science & Nature

Astronomy Day at the Montshire – Norwich VT

Dec 11, 2021 - Dec 11, 2021 Montshire Museum of Science, 1 Montshire Road, Norwich, VT

Explore outer space during the darkest month of the year. Learn about the stars, planets, comets, and galaxies we can see with our naked eyes, as well as distant and rarely-seen heavenly bodies. Astronomers of all ages can participate in all-day workshops around the museum. Make models of the solar system, touch rocks from outer space, and more.

Street Fairs

Christmas in Grafton – Grafton VT

Dec 11, 2021 - Dec 11, 2021 92 Main Street, Grafton, VT

Visit sleepy Grafton, VT and celebrate the holiday season. Shop for Christmas trees, go snowshoeing, decorate cookies, meet Santa, create arts and crafts, and explore the town via horse-drawn sleigh. There will also be raffles and extra deals on holiday shopping. Check the website for specific activity times and booking details.