2013 VERMONT 2013
VERMONT FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS AND EVENTS
events still waiting for new dates
May 30-June 2, 2013 57th Annual Vermont Dairy Festival
Enosburg Falls, Vermont
Four cowlossal days of udderly good fun and that's no bull! Activities include scholarship pageant, youth and 10k runs, farm tours, antique tractor displays, parade, dairy baking contest, and fireworks.
June 1, 2013 CVUUS Rhubarb Festival - Middlebury, Vermont
Rhubarb is a local vegetable, healthy, organic and sustainable! The festival features rhubarb sweets and savories to taste and buy, lunch, crafts, children's activities and music.
June 7-9, 2013 Strolling of the Heifers - Slow Living Summit
Featuring the world-famous heifer calves led by future farmers and followed by tractors, clowns, floats, bands and much more! When it's over, follow the parade to the Slow Living Expo 11 acres of fun, food, entertainment and exhibits. At the Expo, you can meet the heifers and other animals up close and personal! The Expo features local food producers, regional craftspeople, cheese producers from all over New England, a forestry exhibit, three separate entertainment tents, cooking demonstrations, continuous shows by the New England Center for Circus Arts, and much more.
June 21-23, 2013 15th Annual Stowe Wine and Food Classic
Fine wines, superb cuisine, and rare wines at auction, all are at the world famous Trapp Family Lodge. Northern New England's premier wine event. Top Chefs present demonstrations of their culinary skills. Sample more than 100 premium wines, enjoy food selections from renowned local chefs. Wine seminars.
June 22, 2013 Burlington Wine & Food Festival - Burlington, Vermont
The festival will once again feature 300 wines from across the globe along with the unique opportunity to interact with winemakers from some of the world's best vineyards. Don't miss the restaurant tent to try the fare of nine of the best restaurants in northern Vermont! Our seminar tent will play host to top authorities in the worlds of wine and food. And, it's all accompanied by live jazz music in the main tent throughout the event.
July 19-20, 2013 Vermont Brewers Festival - Burlington, Vermont
Celebrating artisan craft beers and the brewers who brew them. Visit the Meet the Brewer tent for beer & chocolate pairing, beer & cheese pairing, sensory training and more.
July 19-21, 2013 Killington Wine Festival - Killington, Vermont
Over the last ten years, the Killington Wine Festival has become a signature summer event for the Killington region. Guests enjoy a nice July weekend tasting fine wines with Killington Peak and the Green Mountains of Vermont as a scenic backdrop. The Killington Wine Festival continues to grow each year and now features over 500 wines from around the world represented by over 40 wineries and distributors.
July 21, 2013 Vermont Cheesemakers Festival - Shelburne, Vermont
Vermont is the premium artisanal cheese state with the highest number of cheesemakers per capita: over 40 of them! We invite you to experience our passion for making fine cheeses, taste local and fresh foods and wines, and meet the artisans who make them. Spend a high summer day along the shores of Lake Champlain at the historic Shelburne Farms Coach Barn sampling, buying, learning, and networking. Come and celebrate the season. Cheese Workshop, Meet the Cheesemakers Panels, Cooking Demos, etc.
July 26-Aug 4, 2013 6th Annual Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival
Deerfield Valley, Vermont
Jam making, blueberry themed specials in the local eateries, blue music events, blue auto show, blueberry bake sales, blue beer, special “Blues fees” at Mount Snow’s Golf Course, pick your own blueberries, children's activities, etc.Vermont's Official Blueberry Festival.
August 3, 2013 Vermont Beer, Wine & Cheese Festival
The annual celebration is a celebration of Vermont beer, wine and cheese. Listen to music, socialize and have a great time sampling Vermont products. Proceeds benefit non-profit organizations.
August 4, 2013 17th Annual Vermont Fresh Network Annual Forum
Come celebrate the successful farmer-chef partnerships that thrive in Vermont and help enrich our local communities!
August 5, 2013 The Chocolate (and Cheese) Fest - Landgrove, Vermont
In its 4th year, the Chocolate and Cheese Fest takes place on the rolling grounds of this picturesque country inn. Your entrance ticket allows you to taste some of the best chocolate and cheese delicacies made by almost 40 chefs and cheese makers from Southern Vermont. Nominated as “One of Vermont’s Ten Best” summer events. Also music, a cash bar and a silent auction. It is truly a family event. The Fest is the signature fund raiser for a local social service and health education organization. All funds raised go to support the agency and your money directly helps people in the area.
August 10, 2013 5th Annual Taste of Woodstock - Woodstock, Vermont
A day long celebration of the tastes of Woodstock and Vermont. Local wines, craft beer, organic foods, kettle corn, lemonade and live entertainment.
August 17-18, 2013 Vermont Vineyard and Winery Open House Weekend
The Open House Weekend is a fun way for people to expand their palates and taste the Marquettes, La Crescents, Ice Ciders and other wine varietals of Vermont; tour vineyards not usually open to the public; and learn about wine making in cold climates directly from the winemakers.
August 31-Sept 1, 2013 18th Annual Garlic & Herb Festival
Sample garlic delicacies and enjoy the festivities. Relax at the Beer and Wine Garden under the tent listening to live music both days. Over 100 vendors, demonstrations, and children's activities.
September 5-7, 2013 Bakers' Harvest Festival & Conference
The Baking Education Center at King Arthur Flour.
September 15, 2013 12th Annual Small Farms Food Fest
Our traditional celebration is jam-packed with taste-testing foods from local farms and food producers, a wonderful lineup of Vermont musicians, delightful tractor hayrides, a cool Tractor Petting Zoo, the a-mazing haybale maze, great facepainting, ropemaking, neat apple prints, and lots of info available about interesting area organizations.
September 20-22, 2013 Vermont Life Wine and Harvest Festival
The 6th Annual Vermont Life Wine & Harvest Festival is a weekend showcase for Vermont wines, Vermont specialty foods and artisans of all types celebrating the rich uniqueness, quality and ingenuity of Vermont producers. With stunning Vermont fall foliage as the backdrop; discover and enjoy Vermont vintners, small specialty food producers, painters, publishers, cheese makers, potters, jewelers, chefs, photographers and farmers and musicians.
September 29, 2013 5th Vermont Pumpkin Chuckin' Festival
To throw is great, to hurl divine. It's fun, educational, and to raise money for the Lamoille Family Center in Morrisville, VT. Now with 15 round automatic firing capability.
September 29, 2013 12th Annual Cider House Run & Pie Fest
Start the day with a run through the orchard. Then you can enter, enjoy, or eat the homemade apple pies in the Pie Fest!
October 5-6, 2013 Pumpkin & Apple Celebration - Woodstock, Vermont
Take the apple taste test and vote for your favorite! Lend a hand pressing cider, making pumpkin or apple ice cream, drying apples, and sampling pumpkin bread. Join in the “pumpkin and apple fun” with apple races, pumpkin bowling, apples-on-a-string, and pumpkin Legos. See apple butter being made in the farmhouse kitchen and take home a recipe for “Pumpion Pye.”
October 12, 2013 5th Annual Discover Food & Wine
Smugglers' Notch Resort. This evening event showcases the best of Vermont's renowned specialty foods, from cheeses to chocolate to coffee and more! Wine tastings feature Vermont wines as well as other domestic and international wines. This is a wonderful evening during Vermont's beautiful foliage season.
December 13-15, 2013 Woodstock's Winter Wassail Weekend
Voted one of Vermont's Top Ten Winter events, the term has its roots in medieval England referring to the Norse, "ves heill" meaning "to drink to the health". Ale brewed with spiced apples and sugar was the warm drink given to the singers who went door to door during the Solstice. Christmas became interwoven with celebrations during the darkest time of the year. Celebrated for over 25 years, the highlight of the weekend is a unique Wassail Parade with over 50 horses and riders dressed in holiday costumes and period dress from the 19th century. Concerts, holiday house tour, craft fair and more.