People ask us about things to do near Jeffersonville and Stowe Vermont.
Here is our ever-changing list!
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.
Saturday 4/4: 3rd Annual Sterling Ridge Easter Egg Hunt and Open House. Prizes for the whole family! Starts at 4 pm at Sterling Ridge Resort.
Saturday 4/4: 3rd Annual Pond Skimming Event. Starts at 12 noon at the Zone terrain park on Sterling.
Sunday, 4/5: Easter Summit Sunrise Service. A non-denominational Easter service on top of Sterling Mountain. Sterling Lift will operate 6 am – 6:30 am and again once the Easter services has ended or you can ski or snowboard down.
Friday 4/10 – Sunday 4/12: Made in Vermont Marketplace. Show featuring products made right here in Vermont. Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Junction.
Friday 4/24 – Sunday 4/26: 49th Annual Vermont Maple Festival. Music, food and lots more! St. Albans. For more information visit www.vtmaplefestival.org.
Saturday 4/25 & Sunday 4/26: Everything Equine & Canine Expo. This special weekend celebrates our equine and canine friends with over 30 seminars and demos. Chat with 100 exhibitors with specialty merchandise and expertise. An evening variety show on Saturday at 6:30 pm is an experience that allows you to see equine and canine “stars” in their majestic beauty. Tickets available at the door: $10 (children under 5 free). 8:30 am – 5:00 pm at Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction.
Saturday 5/2 & Sunday 5/3: 19th Annual Essex Spring Craft Show & Vermont Antique Expo. Find the perfect gift, taste the perfect treat, and uncover the perfect keepsake that will survive for generations! At the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction, for more information visit www.vtcrafts.com
Saturday 5/23 & Sunday 5/24: 25th Annual Vermont Open Studio Weekend. Visit Vermont’s talented artisans in their workspaces and see their beautiful creations! Open studios represent potters, glassblowers, painters, wood carvers and more. For more information, including information on studio locations, please visit www.vermontcrafts.com
Sunday 5/24: People’s Union Bank Vermont City Marathon. Residents of the city of Burlington and surrounding areas turn out in droves to cheer on runners in this annual race through city streets and along the breathtaking Lake Champlain waterfront. For more information, please visit www.vermontcitymarathon.org
Saturday 5/30: The Craft Brew Races. This is a 5k road race followed by a local craft beer festival. Runners and walkers are welcome to participate in the 5k. The post-race beer festival will be open to non-runners as well and a separate ticket is available on their website. The craft beer festival will be held immediately following the race featuring 20+ local breweries. This is a 21+ event. The festival will feature not only great local beer, but local food vendors and live music as well. Race starts at 12, festival 12:30. Race & Festival located at Stoweflake Spa & Resort in Stowe.
Thursday 6/4 – Sunday 6/7: Vermont Dairy Festival. A celebration of all things dairy in northern Vermont, including a parade, horse pull, midway rides, animal barn, and fiddlers’ show. Festival held in Enosburg Falls. For more information, please visit www.vermontdairyfestival.com
Friday 6/5 – Sunday 6/14: Discover Jazz Festival. The festival combines incredible local talent with jazz legends from every corner of the globe, ticketed and free performances are held in a variety of wonderful venues, including waterfront parks and a pedestrian mall. Festival takes place in Burlington. For the line-up of performers and additional information please visit www.discoverjazz.com
Friday 6/12 – Sunday 6/14: The Stowe Wine and Food Classic. This annual, signature event, presented by Stowe Charities Inc., will be held once again at the beautiful Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe. More Details available at stowewine.com
Saturday 6/20: Rattling Brook Bluegrass Festival. This is the 32st anniversary of this popular event. Multiple bands play from mid-day into the evening at the Belvidere town pavilion on Route 109. Rain or shine. Music from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm. Info: 802-644-2498 or on Facebook
Friday 6/26 – Sunday 6/28: Vermont Quilt Festival. New England’s oldest and largest quilt event celebrates 38 years! Quilt displays of more than 400 new and old, vendors, workshops, appraisals at Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction. Info: www.vqf.org