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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.

  Fairs & Festivals in  Vermont
Vermont Cheesemakers Festival 2018
Vermont Cheesemakers Festival 2018

Shelburne Farms, 1611 Harbor Road Shelburne, VT Phone: 866-261-8595

August 12, 2018

Vermont is a world class cheese state with the highest number of cheese makers per capita: over 40 of them. You are invited to share their passion for making exceptional cheeses. Come for cheese, wine, beer, cider, spirits, food, and tastings of all kinds. Expand your knowledge with cooking demonstrations and workshops. Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: $64.
Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show 2018

Harold Beebe Farm, 2971 US Route 7 East Dorset, VT Phone:

July 3-August 12, 2018

For six exciting weeks, the country’s top equestrians compete across a challenging hunter/jumper course at East Dorset’s Beebee Farm. As a spectator, you’ll be near the action with a chance to stroll the stalls for a behind-the- scenes look at these championship horses. Sweeping mountain views, awesome event staff, and fabulous food vendors–bonus! Phone: 802-489-4945
Stowe Tango Music Festival 2018

Various Locations Stowe, VT Phone: 802-779-9669

August 16-19, 2018

Help make Stowe the Tango capital of the U.S. this weekend by attending the Tango Music Festival! Enjoy workshops, dance classes, parties and performances, as well as a 20 piece orchestra to keep you going. Consult website for details.
Stowe Brewers Festival 2018

80 Weeks Hill Road Stowe, VT Phone: 802-595-9581

August 3-4. 2018

A festival of fine craft beer, cider, and spirits with live music, workshops, food trucks, and a vendor fair. Three sessions: Friday, 5:30-9:30 p.m., with music by Peace in the Valley; Saturday, noon-4 p.m., with music by My Mother's Moustache; and Saturday, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m., with music by the Pilgrims. Admission: $39 to $45.
Hops in the Hills Beer and Wine Festival 2018

Jackson Gore at Okemo Mountain Resort, 111 Jackson Gore Road Ludlow, VT Phone: 802-228-1600

August 3-5, 2018

Sample craft beers, hard ciders and 20 wines in the courtyard at Okemo’s Jackson Gore Inn. Enjoy a great lineup of live music, local food and goods from neighborhood crafters. Open for fun: Adventure Zone with the Timber Ripper Mountain Coaster, zipline tours and more. Picnic blankets and lawn chairs welcome. Time: Friday, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, noon-8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival 2014
Deerfield Valley Blueberry Parade and Splash 2018

various locations Wilmington, VT Phone:

July 28-29, 2018

Blueberry Festival Parade featuring local floats and marching bands begins at 11 a.m. The parade will be followed by a craft fair, barbecue, contest for blue-inspired spectators, activities, music, vintage cars. On July 29, joint the Blueberry Splash at Lake Whitingham. Listen to floating musical groups; decorate your boat with blue, and at 2 p,m, meet at High County Marina for the parade of boats line-up. Music will be at Wards Cove and at the end of Fairview Avenue boat landing on Lake Whitingham in Wilmington. 1-5 p.m.