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
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.
Do Good Fest 2018

On the lawn at National Life Group, 1 National Life Drive Montpelier, VT Phone:

July 14, 2018

Music lineup includes Phillip Phillips, Serena Ryder, Smyl, Caitlin Canty and many more. More than 15 food trucks and local restaurants will be on site. Admission is free; proceeds from the parking fee of $20 benefit the Branches of Hope Cancer Patient Fund at Central Vermont Medical Center. Music lineup. Pre-paid parking passes
Time: Gates open at 2:30 p.m.; children's activities start at 3 p.m.; music from 4 to 9 p.m.
All Come Home Music Festival 2018

Okemo Mountain Resort, 77 Okemo Ridge Road Ludlow, VT Phone: 802-228-1600

July 12-14, 2018

Okemo’s All Come Home Music Festival presents music that pays tribute to some of the best bnads of our time, along with food, drink, and family fun. The Labatt Blue Stage, outside the Jackson Gore inn and adjacent to Okemo’s Adventure Zone, will present free music on Friday and Saturday afternoon. At 5 p.m., ticketed shows begin nightly on the Main Stage. Music lineup.
Time: Noon-10 p.m.
Admission: Pass to three headliner shows, $75-$85; single headline show, $30-$34; children age 10 and younger, free
Vermont Renaissance Faire 2018

Mayo Events Field, 80 Weeks Hill Road Stowe, VT Phone:

June 23-24, 2018

The faire will include local craft vendors, beer, wine, mead and cider makers from around Vermont, a dedicated kids area, a medieval encampment, fight demos and a joust. Come in garb, come with your friends, come to Vermont The Vermont Renaissance Faire.
Time: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: Adults. $15; kids age 6 to 12, $5
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
Vermont Brewers Festival 2018

Waterfront Park Burlington, VT Phone: 802-244-6828

July 20-21, 2018

The Vermont Brewers Festival is the one of the premier beer festivals in the world, held on the waterfront of Lake Champlain overlooking the Adirondack Mountains. Plan your tasting agenda. There are over 150 beers to choose from so save time by making your tasting decisions before you arrive. For guests age 21 and older. Time: Four separate tasting sessions are Friday and Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Admission: $43. Tickets.
Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival 2018

Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa, 1746 Mountain Road Stowe, VT Phone: 800-253-7355

July 6-8, 2018

This popular summer celebration includes a children's corner, live band, great food, beer and wine garden, balloon launches and tethers. Twenty-eight of the country's most prominent balloon experts will launch starting Friday afternoon. Time: Balloon Launches: Friday at sunset, Saturday at sunrise and sunset, and Sunday, at 6:30 a.m. Viewing the morning launches is complimentary for all visitors. Admission: $10; kids age 12 and younger, free.
B3 Fest: Bikes, Brews & Beats 2018

Various locations Stowe, VT Phone:

June 29-30, 2018

This three-day festival encompasses all of Stowe, and all group rides are free to the public. There is something for everyone – family friendly events, food and drink specials, live music, group rides and more! Enjoy Vermont music; craft beers, wines, spirits, ciders, root beer; and a celebration of Vermont mountain biking. Area bike shops are hosting mountain bike group rides in town. See event website for details.