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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.

To find more events, visit the VT Events Calendar or check out the New England Boating news page.

  Fairs & Festivals in  Vermont
Fall Dog Party 2019

Dog Mountain, 143 Parks Road Saint Johnsbury, VT Phone:

October 5, 2019

Dog Mountain’s annual Fall Dog Party is a time of fun among the fall foliage with your canine friends. Come enjoy live music by Luke Sackett Willard, Mexican food by Caja Madera, psychic pet readings by Sara Moore, family and pet portraits by Barry Hayes, dog contests, bounce house. lawn games bubble machine and more.
Noon-4 p.m.
Killington Brewfest and Golf Tournament 2019

Killington, 4763 Killington Road, Killington, VT Phone:

September 27-28, 2019

Friday, September 27, is the Brewfest golf tournament for players age 21 and older. For information, call 800-621-MTNS. On Saturday, come enjoy fresh Vermont's craft beers, live music, and food offerings at Snowshed and Ramshead Base Lodges. Beer samples will be poured in 5-ounce souvenir tasting glasses. Shuttles and taxi services will be available throughout the festival. Please designate a driver and drink responsibly.
Time: VIP tasting session, noon-1 p.m.; general tasting session, 1-5 p.m. Participants must be at least 21 years of age and a valid ID with proof of age is required.
Admission to Brewfest: $55-$65; designated drivers, $10
Shelburne Farms Harvest Festival 2019

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

September 21, 2019

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.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $10; seniors and kids, $5
Northfield Labor Day Festival 2019

Depot Square Northfield, VT Phone:

August 31-September 2, 2019

This three-day event features free non-stop entertainment. Street dances cap off both Saturday and Sunday nights. We have game, food and craft booths all weekend. We kick off the weekend with a 5k foot race on Saturday. The rest of the weekend features circus acts, puppet shows, an interactive wildlife show, train rides, local music artist and so much more. The weekend ends with our traditional Labor Day parade on Monday.
Time: Noon-10 p.m.
Southern Vermont Garlic and Herb Festival 2019

66 Colgate Heights, Route 9W Bennington, VT Phone:

August 31, September 1-2, 2019

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: Adults, $6-$8; kids under age 12, $2.
Vermont Wine & Harvest Festival 2019

39 Mount Snow Road West Dover, VT Phone:

September 20-22, 2019

Designated one of North America’s Top 100 events by the American Bus Association, the Vermont Wine & Harvest Festival 2018 is your time to discover and enjoy Vermont vintners, small specialty food producers, chefs, painters, publishers, cheese makers, potters, jewelers, photographers and farmers. Schedule:
Friday Night: Wine Stroll and Soup Contest, Downtown Wilmington 5-7 p.m. with a after party at the Wilmington Inn; Saturday: The Grand Tasting at Mount Snow and wine dinners at various locations; Sunday: Vermont Wildlife Festival at Mount Snow 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Champlain Valley Fair 2019

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

August 23 - September 1, 2019

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. Daily events.
Time: Daily, 10 a.m.-midnight daily.
Admission: Adults, $12; kids age 5 to 12, $5; children under 5 admitted free. Parking is $5 per vehicle. Ride bracelet $30. Rides are 50 cents each
Vergennes Day 2019

Various locations Vergennes, VT Phone:

August 23-24, 2019

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.