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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
Spice on Snow Winter Music Festival 2020

Bethany United church of Christ, 115 Main Street, and other Montpelier locations Montpelier, VT Phone:

January 24-26, 2020

This is four days of Cajun music, food and dance. Downtown venues host foot-stomping dance lessons and parties, jam sessions, sing-alongs, and concerts. Performers include Molsky Mountain Drifters, The Old Fashioned Aces, the Moonshells, and Matt Downer. Other Vermont-based performers include: Young Tradition Touring Group, Chaque Fois, Kick em Jenny, Two Cents in the Till, Old Sky, Last Train to Zinkov, Mark Legrand and Turning Stile. See event website for schedule.
Time: Friday, 5 p.m.-midnight; Saturday, 10 a.m.-midnight; and Sunday, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Admission: $10 to $100
Stowe Winter Carnival 2020

Stowe Mountain Resort, 5781 Mountain Road, and other locations in town Stowe, VT Phone:

January 23-26, 2020

This popular annual event is composed of fun activities for everyone, like goofy sports competitions, an ice carving competition and ice carving demonstration day, a youth ice fishing tournament, snow golf and snow volleyball tournaments. See event website for detailed schedule.
Northern Roots Traditional Music Festival 2019

Brattleboro Music Center and McNeill’s Brewery Brattleboro, VT Phone:

January 25-26, 2020

The Northern Roots Festival begins with a full slate of daytime participation and performance activities, including workshops, panels, mini-concerts, pub sessions, and a dance band workshop that leads to playing for a family dance. The festival concludes with an evening performance featuring musicians representing the best of the northern musical traditions. Performers include John Roberts, on concertina and banjo; Debra Cowan, folk singer; Lydia Levins, playing nyckelharpa and five-string fiddle for Scandinavian and English Country dancing; folkies Katie McNally and Neil Pearlman; and many more. There is a family dance on Sunday
Time: Saturday, noon to 9:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1-9:30 p.m.
Admission: Daytime workshops, $10-$30; family dance and concert, $5 per person; $20 family limit.
Waterbury Winterfest 2019

various locations Waterbury, VT Phone:

January 24-February 2, 2020

This festival is 10 days packed full of indoor and outdoor fun. Come play out in the snow or enjoy fine restaurants and businesses. Events include skating , bonfire, broomball, father-daughter dance, game show, wassailing, poker night, movies, snowshoeing, karaoke, and much more. Schedule. Here are a few of the highlights:
Friday, January 24
Family Skate And Ice Games at Anderson Outdoor Skating Rink. 5 p.m.
Wine Tasting at The Wine Vault, 1 Elm Street. 4-7 p.m.
Saturday, January 25
Broomball at Anderson Outdoor Skating Rink. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Jungle Beat With Musical Munchkins at Green Mountain Performing Arts. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Drone Races at Thatcher Brook Primary School Gymnasium. 1-3 p.m.
Game Show at American Legion, 7-9 p.m.
Tuesday, January 28
Winterfest Beer Quiz at Blackback Pub. 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 29
Wassailing at six downtown businesses. 6-8 p.m. A handful of teams visits six downtown venues, sings a couple of songs at each stop.
Thursday, January 30
Night Sky Viewing With The Vermont Astronomical Society at Waterbury Public Library. 5:30-7 p.m.
Friday, January 31
Frozen Dance Party & Hot Cocoa Bar at Green Mountain Performing Arts. 5:30-7 p.m.
Beer Tasting At Craft Beer Cellar. 5-7 p.m.
Saturday, February 1
Fat Tire Bike Demo Day And Group Ride at Rusty Parker Memorial Park1-4 p.m. Alchemist pour 4-6 p.m. at Green Mountain Coffee Cafe and Visitor Center
Snow Ball Dance And Silent Auction at Country Club of Vermont, Waterbury Center. 7-11 p.m.
Sunday, February 2
Snow Football at Fields at the Ice Center. 1 p.m.
Winter Rendezvous 2020

Stowe Montain Resort, 5781 Mountain Road Stowe, VT Phone: 802-253-7321

January 22-26, 2020

The annual LGBTQ pride celebration in Stowe, Vermont, coincides with Stowe’s Winter Carnival Festival. Guests can enjoy a big lineup of activities and entertainment: skiing and snowboarding on Mount Mansfield and Spruce Peak, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at the Trapp Family Lodge. Other outdoor activities include ice skating, horse drawn sleigh rides, snowmobiles, dog sledding, hot tubs and bonfires. Schedule of events.