2018 VERMONT - July & August 2018
VERMONT FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS AND EVENTS
(See also: 2017 - 2014)
JULY 4, 2018 - FOURTH OF JULY
There are so many events today that they are too numerous to list
July 20-22, 2018
Killington Wine Festival
Over the last 17 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.
August 12, 2018 10th Annual Vermont Cheesemakers Festival
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.
2017 VERMONT - July & August 2017
VERMONT FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS AND EVENTS
events still waiting for new dates
July 21-22, 2017 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 28-29, 2017
The Vermont JerkFest & Reggae Festival is a Caribbean style food festival held in Brattleboro. It is a family-friendly festival that features Jamaican jerk hot foods and the smooth sounds of reggae, roots, and Caribbean music in the cool mountains of Vermont. All vendors are encouraged to source locally because Vermont JerkFest will highlight local and regional spicy specialty foods. The festival includes chef demos and a Jerk Cook-off, coupled with a pre-festival Rum & Brew Tasting event. These events are also minimal waste events, aiming to leave the smallest possible impact on the environment. Advance tickets are $5 for children and $20 for adults.
July 28-29, 2017 Stowe Brewers Festival - Stowe, Vermont
The Stowe Brewers Festival is back for the 2nd year – bigger, better, brewier – adding a third session and featuring more than 40 craft brewers from Vermont and across New York and New England, live music, more than a dozen food trucks, Vermont spirits and more. Held at Stowe’s Mayo Events Field, the 21-and-over event offers three sessions: Friday and Saturday, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. and Saturday 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now: standard tickets are $45 and a limited number of VIP tickets are available for $75 each. Standard ticket purchasers receive tickets for 15 three-ounce samples per session. VIP ticket purchasers also receive expedited festival entry, exclusive VIP lounge tent access, 2016 festival swag and a coveted “Hop the Line” pass. New to the festival this year, all attendees will receive five bonus “Spirit Tasting” tickets to use at a selection of Vermont distillers. The festival includes live music.
July 28-August 6, 2017 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. (also www.visitvermont.com/events/festivals )
August 6, 2017 21st Vermont Fresh Network Annual Forum
Come celebrate the successful farmer-chef partnerships that thrive in Vermont and help enrich our local communities!
August 7, 2017 Annual Choco/Cheese Fest - Landgrove, Vermont
Area gourmands will not want to miss the Annual Choco/Cheese Fest from 5-8 pm at The Landgrove Inn. This popular event is the largest fundraiser for Neighborhood Connections. While sampling the food offerings, attendees can place their bids on several fabulous items in the silent auction, enjoy live music or sip a beverage from the cash bar. Adults tickets can be purchased ahead of time for $15 or bought at the door for $20. Children tickets (6-12) are $10. There is no charge for children under 6.
August 12, 2017 Taste of Woodstock - Woodstock, Vermont
Music, Kids Activities, Art, Food, Wine, Beer, Cheese, Candy and More! Everything Great about the Woodstock Area all on Elm Street 10AM-9PM!
August 15-19, 2017 172nd Vermont State Fair - Rutland, Vermont
Exhibits: 4H; Cattle; Steer & Ox Show; Open Goat Show; Open Sheep Show; Grange; Farm Museum; Tractor Exhibit; Pulling Contests; Harness Racing; Forestry; Culinary; Floraculture; Vegetable; Arts & Crafts; Midway; Live Music, Entertainment. Attendance: 92,000.
August 26-27, 2017 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.