People ask us about things to do near Jeffersonville and Stowe Vermont.

Here is our ever-changing list!


Friday 11/20 – Sunday 11/22: The Vermont Handcrafters’ Holiday Fine Craft and Art Show. This showcase of fine art and crafts produced by our state’s talented artisans is a seasonal tradition in our area! At the Sheraton Conference Center on Route 2/Main Street in Burlington.

Saturday, 11/21 & Sunday 11/22: Cambridge Area Rotary Ski, Ride & Skate Swap. Sale of good condition snowboards, alpine and cross-country skis, skates, snow sports clothing and accessories in Cambridge Elementary School cafeteria in Jeffersonville.

Friday, 11/27: Opening Day! Smugg’s opens for the 2015/2016 winter season!


Thursday 12/3 – Saturday 12/5: Dickens Christmas Festival. Enjoy Christmas tree lighting, shopping, food vendors and more in Stowe.

Saturday 12/5: 16th Annual Festival of Lights – Visit Morrisville and get in the holiday spirit with Santa, horse buggy rides, cookies and more! 9:30 – 6:30 in Morrisville.

Saturday, 12/5: 21st Annual BrewFest, Part 1 – Sample the finest in craft beers! Enjoy samples from a variety of Vermont and regional craft brews. 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm in the Meeting House at Smuggs’. Tickets are available at the door; $20 entry includes 8 samples and souvenir sampling glass. 21 and older, please.

Thursday, December 24: Santa’s Arrival, Torchlight Parade & Fireworks! Starting at 7 pm, at Smugglers Notch Mountain, enjoy a tourch light parade at the lower Morse Mountain combined with the Fireworks Grand Finale. Best viewing is at the Gazebo. Immediately following the fireworks Santa will be joining us for a few carols, cookies, and smiles in the lower level of the Meeting House. Then, at 9:00 pm – Non-denominational Christmas Eve Service, Share in the fellowship, carol singing, and warm glow of the candlelight. In the lower level of the Meeting House. All faiths are welcome.

Thursday, December 31: New Year’s Eve – Usher in the New Year with a bonfire on the Village Green, and torchlight parade and fireworks against the backdrop of the Green Mountains. Click here for the New Year’s Eve Schedule.


Saturday, 1/5/2016: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Performed at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe, 7:30 pm.

Sunday 1/17 – Sunday 1/24: Stowe Winter Carnival. Fun, music and food throughout the town of Stowe. Please visit for more information.

Friday, January 22 – Sunday 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 the Smuggs Ice Bash page

Saturday, January 30: 20th Annual Heritage WinterFest – Our community celebrates Winter with many events put on by many people and community organizations! Around the Area: Enjoy a performance by Rockin’ Ron the Friendly Pirate and Story Hour at the Varnum Library; Cambridge Rotary’s Pie for Breakfast; mini snowmobile rides by Green Mountain Snowmobile for ages 6 – 10; the Cambridge Fire Department Auxiliary Lasagna Dinner; Quarry Hill Farm Sledding Hill; 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.


Friday, February 12: RAILS FOR RYAN – Smugglers’ Notch presents the 3rd Annual “Rails for Ryan” rail jam under the lights at the Madonna/Sterling Base Lodge. Competing and spectating are both FREE, with a suggested $5 donation to benefit the Flyin’ Ryan Foundation, established to support local athletes and honor the memory of local champion extreme skier Ryan Hawks (  The Black Bear Tavern will be serving food and beverages throughout the event. Compete or simply join us for a good time. Prizes will be awarded to those who step up and really throw down. 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, registration begins at 4:00 pm in the Base Lodge.

Sunday, 2/28: Stowe Derby. Cross Country skiers, fat bikers and outrageous fun all come together for a 20 km of challenging terrain. Racers race down Mt. Mansfield’s toll road and the Stowe Rec Path. Contestants and spectators welcome!


Sunday, March 6: 2015 Smugglers’ Notch Extreme Skiing Challenge. An opportunity for junior and adult freeskiers to show their stuff on some of the most difficult terrain Smugglers’ Notch has to offer! The course is planned for the Madonna headwall, an ungroomed steep with a double fall line descent filled with cliffs, bumps, trees, chutes, and stumps. Competitors will be judged on line, control, fluidity, technique and style.

As the competitors run the course on the headwall from just below Catwalk to just above Madonna midstation, 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, March 26: Blast From the Past Race – The Smugglers’ Notch Ski & Snowboard Club invites skiers (21 & over) to bash gates and relive their glory days with a qualifying GS course beginning at 9:30 am (two runs; best run of two) followed by a pro-style dual SL course for the top 16 men and the top 8 women. The equipment doesn’t have to be “old,” just the racers. Hamburger/hot dog barbecue and beverages included in the entry fee of $35. Registration takes place from 7:30 am – 9:00 am; inspection from 8:15 am – 9:15 am. Call 802-644-1177 for more information. It’s the 21st year of Blast from the Past – come celebrate!


Saturday, April 2: 21st Annual BrewFest Part 2 – Sample the finest in Vermont and regional craft beers as well as traditional favorites and ciders! Our Spring BrewFest highlights the season’s lighter flavors.
At Smugglers’ From 6:00 pm — 10:00 pm in the Meeting House. Tickets are available at the door; $20 entry includes 8 samples and souvenir glass. 21 and older, please.

Saturday, April 9: 4th Annual Pond Skimming in the Zone Terrain Park! The event is free! Registration starts at 10:00 am at the Parking Lot 1 Yurt and the event starts at 12:00 noon. Prizes awarded for best costume and most spectacular landing! Spectators are welcome!