People ask us about things to do near Jeffersonville and Stowe Vermont.
Here is our ever-changing list!
Friday, 12/5 – Sunday, 12/7: Vermont International Festival. Cultures from around the world are represented at this annual festival. Celebrate the music, food and customs of other cultures in Vermont and the northeast. This event will be held at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Junction. For more information please visit www.vermontinternationalfestival.com
Saturday, 12/6: Saturday, 12/ 6: 20th Annual BrewFest. Sample the finest in craft beers and delicious VT hard ciders! 6 – 10 pm at The Meeting House at Smuggs’. Tickets are available at the door; $20 entry includes 8 samples and souvenir glass. 21 and older, please.
Saturday, 12/6: A Traditional Christmas in Stowe. Events take place 12 – 3 pm all around Stowe. For more information please visit www.stowevibrancy.com
Saturday, 12/13 and Sunday 12/14: Vermont Ice Wine & Cocktail Open House at Boyden Winery - Visit the Boyden Valley Winery for their annual open house from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm to sample their Vermont Ice Wine, Vermont Ice Cream Liqueurs, and Ice Hard Cider. Linger on the outdoor patio and enjoy the warmth of the fire pit.
Wednesday, 12/24: Santa’s Arrival, Torchlight Parade & Fireworks! 7:00 pm in the Village of Smuggs’
Wednesday, 12/31: New Year’s Eve torchlight parade and fireworks. 9:00 pm in the village of Smuggs’.
Friday, 1/9: 3rd Annual RAILS FOR RYAN . 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm as Smugglers’ Notch; Registration begins at 4:00 pm in the Base Lodge.
Saturday 1/17 – Sunday 1/25: 40th Annual Stowe Winter Carnival. Stowe will be host to events all week from snow sculptures to downhill events. For more information please visit www.stowewintercarnival.com
Friday, 1/23 & Saturday 1/24: Annual Smugglers’ Notch Pass Ice Climbing Event – A weekend of gear demos, clinics for the beginner to advanced climber, multimedia slideshows, dry tooling competition, raffles and camaraderie in Vermont’s premier ice climbing destination, Smugglers’ Notch. For more information, visit onsmuggsicebash.com
Saturday, 1/24 & Sunday 1/25: 19th Annual Heritage WinterFest. Our community celebrates Winter with many events put on by many people and community organizations!
Around the Area: Check out the Primitive Biathlon (spectators welcome) at Sterling Ridge Inn on Saturday and Sunday. This annual event based on the Olympic biathlon but using traditional style muzzleloading rifles and wood framed snowshoes attracts approximately 200 entrants each year. Enjoy a performance by Rockin’ Ron the Friendly Pirate and Story Hour at the Varnum Library; Cambridge Rotary’s Pie for Breakfast; the Cambridge Fire Department Auxiliary Lasagna Dinner; a climbing wall hosted by the Boy Scouts; Quarry Hill Farm Sledding Hill; Dog Sled Rides; ice skating plus a DJ and music; bonfire; a contra dance hosted by the Cambridge Arts Council; Balloon Glow and Fireworks. Events are subject to change; all events weather permitting.
Saturday, 1/31: Swan Lake by Rudolf Nureyev. As Performed by State Ballet Theatre of Russia at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe. Performance will start at 7 pm.
Saturday, 1/31 & Sunday 2/1: NVT Skier & Boarder Cross event. Come see the action of boarder and skier cross. Featuring Smugglers’ Notch Ski & Snowboard Clubs’ own Siena Teare – 2012 National USASA Skier Cross Champion!
Sunday, 2/8: 14th Annual Northern Vermont Snowshoe Race and Family Snowshoe Festival, TSL Snowshoes present this exciting day of treks, walks and races on snowshoes. There’s something for everyone: a 1/2K kids’ fun run, a 4K fun run/walk, and an 8K race that is a qualifier for the 2015 US Snowshoe Association National Championship. Smuggs’ Nordic Center.
Saturday, 2/14 & Sunday 2/15: Wine & Chocolate Weekend at the Boyden Winery. On this special weekend, Boyden Winery will be featuring a new Vermont chocolate company, STiR Chocolates, featuring decadent and beautiful confections with inspired fillings infused with the local flavors of Boyden Valley’s wines and spirits. Meet the chocolatier and enjoy chocolate crafting demonstrations throughout the day, plus preselected wine and chocolate pairing samples. Free tours of the winery will be held at 11:30 am and 1:00 pm. Wine tastings available all day for $10. STiR Chocolates available for purchase. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Boyden Valley Winery in Cambridge.
Saturday, 2/21: Gravity Control Slopestyle Event. High banked turns, rollers, and kickers are going to test every participant’s skill levels to win big at this event! Win some great cash prizes. Registration from 10:00 am – 11:00 am at The Zone Terrain Park at Smuggs’ and the event starts at 12:00 noon.
Sunday, 2/22: The Stowe Derby. Meet at the Mt. Mansfield Toll Road in Stowe and challenge your Nordic skiing to one of the oldest downhill/cross-country ski race in North America! Participants ski through 20km of challenging terrain, racing down Mt. Mansfield’s Toll Road and along the entire length of the Stowe Recreation Path before reaching the finish in the village of Stowe. For more information please visit www.stowederby.com
Sunday, March 8: Extreme Skiing Challenge. As the competitors run the course on the headwall from just below Catwalk to just above Madonna mid-station, the best seats in the house for watching the excitement will be on the Madonna summit lift. Spectators also can view from a roped off area at the Red Fox Glades near the finish area at the base of the Madonna headwall, easily accessed from mid-station.
Saturday, 3/14: 5th Annual Molly Rowlee Benefit Rail Jam. The cost to participate is $25. Register from noon to 1:00 pm at the yurt in parking lot #1 of Smuggs’. The event begins at 2:00 pm in the Zone. Information about the Molly Fund can be found online at www.mollyrowlee.org.
Saturday, 3/28 & Sunday 3/29: 10th Annual Maple Open House Weekend. Celebrate the sweet taste of maple syrup during this annual event when sugarmakers open their doors to visitors with tours and an array of maple products for sale. For a listing of open sugarhouses all around the state visit vermontmaple.org
Saturday, 3/28 & Sunday 3/29: Maple Sugar Festival at the Boyden Valley Winery. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm at The Boyden Valley in Cambridge.
Saturday, 3/28: 20th Annual BrewFest. Sample the finest in craft beers and delicious VT hard ciders! 6 – 10 pm at The Meeting House at Smuggs’. Tickets are available at the door; $20 entry includes 8 samples and souvenir glass. 21 and older, please.