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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
Waterbury Winterfest 2019

various locations Waterbury, VT Phone:

January 25-February 3, 2019

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.
Memphremagog Ice Skating Festival 2019

Kingdom Games, 649 Sunset Acres Newport, VT Phone:

March 2-3, 2019

Three days of ice skating and competitions on Lake Memphremagog. The races will be held on a 700-meter to 1-km skating track on Lake Memphremagog. Free to the public for viewing. Fee to skate is $45 for each day
Time: Start time is 11 a.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. on Sunday
Mardi Gras Village Winterfest 2019 at Stratton Mountain

Stratton Mountain Resort 5 Village Lodge Road South Londonderry, VT Phone:

March 30, 2019

Stratton celebrates Mardi Gras with an authentic crawfish boil, jambalaya form the large kettle, Hurricane cocktails, pond skimming, lots of live music , Penguin Plunge, Apres party in Grizzly’s.

Stowe Winter Carnival 2019

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

January 25-27, 2019

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. Great live music will be performed at Rusty Nail Stage and The Matterhorn.
Lyndon/Burke Snowflake Festival 2019

various locations Lyndon, VT Phone:

February 18-March 3, 2019

Come and enjoy pancake breakfasts, spaghetti dinners, ski races, snow sculpture contest, hockey games, ice skating, moonlit Nordic treks, arts & crafts and more fun ways to entertain the whole family. See festival website for detailed schedule.
Northern Roots Traditional Music Festival 2019

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

January 26-27, 2019

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. Full schedule.
Time: Noon to 9 p.m.
Admission: Daytime workshops, $10-$25; evening gala, $10-$20
Brattleboro Winter Carnival 2019

Living Memorial Park and other locations Brattleboro, VT Phone:

February 16-24, 2019

Nine days filled with events for all ages: junior Olympics, a pancake breakfast, children's cooking classes, adult comedy show, figure skating show, a children's show, a variety show, queen's and princess pageants and chili cook-off. Schedule of events.
North Bennington Winterfest 2019

Various locations North Bennington, VT Phone:

January 26, 2019

The day's events include Penguin Plunge at the Lake Paran, a winter craft market, penguin stories and crafts, a pig roast, snowman building, tractor and horses rides, and indoor carnival and a chilifest. See event website for locations of events.
Shelburne Winterfest 2019

Shelburne Farms, 1611 Harbor Road Shelburne, VT Phone:

February 9, 2019

Come enjoy indoor and outdoor winter activities during this free event. The day includes sledding, horse-drawn rides with Thornapple Farm ($2/person), live birds with Outreach for Earth Stewardship, crafts, entertainment, food, bake sale, crafts. T-Bone “America’s Musical Pied Piper” will perform at 10:30 a.m. and noon.
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Spice on Snow Festival 2019

Various downtown locations Montpelier, VT Phone:

January 24-27, 2019

Presented by the Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture, 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 the Frieght Hoppers, MIke and Ruthy, Rachel Eddy, the Hokum Brothers, and many more. Schedule of events. Ticket prices.
Time: Friday, 5 p.m.-midnight; Saturday, 10 a.m.-midnight; and Sunday, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Grafton Winter Carnival 2019

Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center, 783 Townshend Road Grafton, VT Phone:

February 9, 2019

Go tubing, skiing or snowshoeing...enjoy a sleigh ride and demo new equipment. There will be sleigh rides, a wine and cheese showshoe tours (reservations required); and ski demos. The outside fire will be ablaze. MKT: Grafton will be serving food and beer! Admission includes a trail pass and rental equipment.
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission Adults, $25; youth, $20; kids age 5 and younger, free