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Saturday 4/1: 22nd Annual BrewFest Enjoy samples from a variety of Vermont and regional craft brews as well as traditional favorites. This BrewFest showcases our biggest line-up ever with over 40 samples! Sip and savor brews from Goose Island, Blue Point, Long Trail, Harpoon, Sierra Nevada, Shed, Otter Creek, Switchback, Sam Adams, 14th Star, Zero Gravity, Queen City, Crazy Mountain, Narragansett, Magic Hat, Traveler and Shock Top breweries. You’ll also enjoy delicious hard ciders from Citizen Cider, Angry Orchard, Woodchuck and Boyden Valley. At Smugglers Notch Resort in the Meeting House from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm and sample the finest in Vermont and regional craft beers and ciders. Tickets are available at the door; $20 entry includes 8 samples and souvenir glass. 21 and older, please.
Tuesday 4/4: Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream. Free Cone Day has been a beloved April tradition since the iconic ice cream company's first anniversary in 1979! Stop by any participating Scoop Shop during your Vermont visit and enjoy a free cone!
Saturday 4/8: Bunco Night - Calling all Bunco fans! The Cambridge Rotary sponsors a Bunco Night at the Barn at Smugglers' Notch from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Enjoy a silent auction, prizes, raffle, and cash bar. $15 per person. Proceeds benefit the Cambridge Rotary Community causes. Tickets also can be purchased online at Brown Paper Tickets
Saturday 4/8: The Drench Trench - Pond Skimming. BIG foot, Elvis, a gorilla, guys in bikinis — you'll see it all in the Zone Terrain Park during The Drench Trench pond skimming event! Registration for this free event starts at 10:00 am at the Smuggs tent located in Parking Lot 1. Drench The Trench – Pond Skimming For Good kicks off at high noon on Saturday! Skiers and Snowboarders compete for BIG prizes; biggest splash, best costume, and "best" digger(fall). Our guest DJ will entertain from 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm, don't miss the party, brought to you by Sierra Nevada and Smugglers' Notch Resort.
Saturday 4/8 & Sunday 4/9: 2017 Backcountry Basecamp. Come join the editors of Backcountry Magazine for a resort-based showcase of all things backcountry. For nearly 20 years Backcountry Magazine has been the leading source for the backcountry movement and now they are bringing that expertise to a one-on-one setting through their Backcountry Basecamp Tour at Smugglers' Notch. Weekend activities feature alpine touring, avalanche training, demos, trade displays, and on mountain course treks. This event is free and on a first-come first-served basis.
Saturday 4/15: 5th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Sterling Ridge Log Cabins. This community event is free to the public with lots of fun prizes and candy. Event takes place at 4 pm at Sterling Ridge Log Cabins. Come early, parking is limited!
Sunday 4/16: Easter Summit Sunrise Service. On Easter Sunday, conditions permitting, the Sterling lift will transport attendees up the mountain free of charge to participate in a non-denominational service and Easter message by a local minister. Lift loading begins at 6:00 am and ends promptly at 6:30 am. No experience with riding the chairlift is necessary. Following the service, guests may ski or snowboard to the base area or ride the lift back down the mountain.
Parking is available in any of the resort's upper mountain lots. For information or questions regarding the service, please call 802-644-8572. The service will not take place in the event of inclement weather.
Friday 4/28 – Sunday 4/29: 51st Vermont Maple Festival in St. Albans. This weekend event is sure to satisfy your Vermont maple sweet tooth. Music, food, games and more. vtmaplefestival.org
Saturday 5/6 & Sunday 5/7: 21st Annual Essex Spring Craft Show and Vermont Antique Expo. This rite of Spring features a wide variety of exhibitors with pottery, specialty foods, wood crafts, baskets, candles and much more in the craft show, plus quality antiques and ephemera at the Antique Expo. Find the perfect gift, taste the perfect treat, and uncover the perfect keepsake that will survive for generations! The event takes place at the Champlain Valley Exposition fairgrounds in Essex Junction. For more information visit www.vtcrafts.com
Sunday 5/7: Shelburne Farms Dairy Day at the Farm. Visit the Shelburne Farms dairy where the Brown Swiss Cow herd makes the milk for the farm's cheddar cheese. Explore the barns, visit the calves, take a wagon ride and try your hand at milking a cow. Shelburne Farms is on Harbor Road in Shelburne.
Saturday 5/27 & Sunday 5/28: Annual Vermont Open Studio Weekend. Visit Vermont's talented artisans right in their work spaces 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 vermontcrafts.com
Sunday 5/28: People's Union Bank Vermont City Marathon and Relay. 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. Activities include a Sport and Fitness Expo on Friday and Saturday, host to over 40 local and national exhibitors featuring the latest in sportswear, gear, local Vermont products and more. For more information, please visit www.vermontcitymarathon.org
Thursday 6/1-Sunday 6/4: Vermont Dairy Festival. This fun weekend of events celebrates all things dairy in northern Vermont. Celebration includes 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 6/2-Sunday 6/11: Discover Jazz Festival. For over a quarter of a century Burlington has celebrated amazing live music during the annual Burlington Discover Jazz Festival. The festival combines incredible local talent with jazz legends from every corner of the globe, and ticketed and free performances are held in a variety of wonderful venues, including waterfront parks and a pedestrian mall. For the line-up of performers and additional information on the festival, please visit www.discoverjazz.com
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