People ask us about things to do near Jeffersonville and Stowe Vermont.
Here is our ever-changing list!
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
Thursday 6/18 – Saturday 6/20 & Thursday 6/25 – Saturday 6/27: Stowe Theatre Guild presents “Company.” For tickets and additional information, visit www.stowetheatre.com or call 802-253-3961
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
Wednesday 7/1 – Friday 7/3: Stowe Theatre Guild presents “Company.” For tickets and additional information, visit www.stowetheatre.com or call 802-253-3961.
Saturday 7/4: Independence Day at Smugglers’ Notch & Jeffersonville. An old-fashioned July 4th celebration in Jeffersonville with parade at 10:00 AM, carnival with games and vendors, kids’ games, and food. Don’t forget the world famous frog jumping contest! Live entertainment will be provided by acclaimed performers Kim and Reggie Harris, highlighting their folk & gospel legacy on guitar and vocals to entertain and inspire all present with songs of freedom. Fireworks begin at dusk at Smugglers’ Resort.
Sunday 7/5: Music in the Meadow at the Trapp Family Lodge. The Vermont Symphony Orchestra conjures up a dreamscape of enchantment in their performance, “Spellbound.” As always, concerts conclude with the spectacular 1812 Overture, marches, and fireworks. Stowe, 7:00 pm. For additional information, please visit www.stoweperformingarts.com
Friday 7/11 & Saturday 7/11: Waterbury Arts Fest. Festivities Friday night feature live music in a street party atmosphere, and Saturday highlights high-quality, original artwork from more than 80 exhibitors and entertainment. Info: www.waterburyartsfest.com
Friday 7/10 – Sunday 7/12: The 29th annual Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival. Balloon rides and tethered rides available, children’s activities, live entertainment, beer and wine garden, and food. Stoweflake Resort and Spa in Stowe, Route 108. Info: www.stoweflake.com
Thursday 7/16 – Saturday 7/17, Thursday 7/23 – Saturday 7/25 & Thursday 7/30 – Saturday 8/1: Stowe Theatre Guild presents “Shrek the Musical.” Based on the 2001 hit DreamWorks film, this musical is sure to entertain people of all ages. For further information, please call 802-253-3961 or visit www.stowetheatre.com
Thursday 7/23 – Sunday 7/26 & Thursday 7/30 – Sunday 8/2: Lamoille County Players present “Cats.” Enjoy this perennial favorite, a Tony award-winning musical with score by Andrew Lloyd Webber. For additional information on show times, please visit www.lcplayers.com
Friday 7/24 – Sunday 7/26: Lamoille County Field Days. A Country fair with horse show, music, food, crafts, and livestock exhibition in Johnson. Info: www.lamoillefielddays.com
Thursday 7/30 – Sunday 8/2: 40th Annual Franklin County Field Days. Agricultural and 4H displays, cattle show, crafts, games, rides, music, tractor and horse pulling, antique tractor pull, draft horse show and demolition derby on Airport Road in Highgate. Visit www.franklincountyfielddays.org
Sunday 8/2: Music in the Meadow at the Trapp Family Lodge. The Hot Sardines have a distinctive recipe for making musical magic: take a blustery brass lineup, layer it over a rhythm section led by a stride-piano virtuoso in the Fats Waller vein, and tie it all together with a one-of-the-boys front-woman who sings in both English and French with a voice from another era. The Sardine sound fuses musical influences from New York, Paris, and New Orleans that were nurtured from the Prohibition era through the Great Depression, WWII and beyond. Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe. 7:00 pm. For additional information, please visit: www.stoweperformingarts.com
Thursday 8/6 – Sunday 8/9: Lake Champlain Maritime Festival. Commemorating the past, present and future of beautiful Lake Champlain! Lake Champlain maritime exhibits; free sailboat, kayak and paddleboard rides; vintage boat show; U.S. Coast Guard exhibit; live musical performances; kids’ entertainment; food and crafts. Festival will be located on the Burlington Waterfront, from Perkins Pier to the Community Sailing Center. More information at lcmfestival.com
Friday 8/7 – Sunday 8/9: 58th Annual Stowe Antique and Classic Car Meet. See 800-plus vehicles on display, parade, automotive flea market, food held at Nichols Field, Stowe, RT 100. Information: www.vtauto.org
Saturday 8/8: 7th Annual Festival of the Arts in Jeffersonville. The Cambridge Arts Council and the Smugglers’ Notch Area Chamber of Commerce celebrate the creativity and talent of regional artists! Lovely galleries and a wide range of artists display their work along Jeffersonville’s charming Main Street. Festival hours 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Information: www.cambridgeartsvt.org
Thursday 8/20 – Saturday 8/22 & Thursday 8/27 – Saturday 8/29: Stowe Theatre Guild presents “Chess.” Chess is used as a metaphor for romantic rivalries and the US-Soviet rivalry during the Cold War of the 1980s. For further information, please call 802-253-3961 or visit www.stowetheatre.com
Friday 8/28 – Sunday 9/6: Champlain Valley Exposition. The Champlain Valley Fair caps the Summer season in Vermont! Vendors, midway rides and games, entertainment, food, agricultural exhibits, nationally recognized performers and more. Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction. Info: 802-878-5545 or visit www.champlainvalleyfair.org