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2019 VERMONT - Oct, Nov & Dec 2019
VERMONT FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS AND EVENTS
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October 5-6, 2019
31st Annual Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival
Sheep – Goats – Alpacas – Llamas - Rabbits. The Animal Barn also includes vendors offering all your favorite fibers and yarn along with equipment and supplies. Over 70 vendors offering fleece and yarn, handspinning and fibercrafting equipment and supplies, handcrafted wool items, small ruminant equipment and supplies, fencing materials, meat and cheese. Shepherd Workshops: Our workshops are designed to educate owners – and future owners – of small ruminants.
October 12, 2019 Mount Holly Cider Days - Belmont, Vermont
See apple cider pressing demonstrations on the Belmont Village Green, shop at booths filled with crafts, produce and baked goods, or visit the nearby Mt. Holly Historical Museum.
October 12, 2019 29th Annual Chili Cook-off - Ludlow, Vermont
The Annual Ludlow Rotary Club Chili Cook-off is scheduled rain or shine from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in beautiful downtown Ludlow at the stoplight under the big tent. There will be over 20 chili entries this year! $10 includes chili, bread, cider and ice cream! Vote for your favorite!
October 12-13, 2019 Annual Harvest Weekend - Woodstock, Vermont
The Billings Farm & Museum. Harvest Weekend features a husking bee and barn dance, plus a variety of 19th century harvest activities and programs for the entire family. Lend a hand pressing cider, preserving apples, threshing grain, and making butter and ice cream. Harvesting the heirloom vegetable garden will be nearing completion and children can help dig potatoes and other root crops and learn how crops are “put up” for the winter. Other activities include: shelling beans, fence building, apples-on-a-string, and 19th century games. Hot-spiced cider and homemade doughnuts will be on hand for all! Admission includes all programs and activities.
October 14-18, 2019 - National School Lunch Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.
October 26, 2019 - 17th Annual Gilfeather Turnip Festival & Turnip Contest - Wardsboro, Vermont
Rain or Shine. 10am to 3pm. Main Street and Town Hall plus the Big Tents and Pop Up Tents. Free Admission. Family Friendly. Parking by donation. Marketplace Vendors and Farmers Market. Turnip Cart. Turnip Soup Kiosk. Turnip Cafe. Turnip Boutique. Gift Basket Raffles throughout the day. Turnip Contest entries accepted until Noon. Turnip Judging Noon to 1. No dogs please (it's very crowded and dogs don't like turnips anyway).
November 29-Dec 1, 2019
Thanksgiving Weekend at Billings Farm
This event features traditional cooking demonstrations in the farmhouse, horse-drawn wagon rides, farm tours, and hands-on Thanksgiving activities and programs for every age. You’ll be welcomed to Frederick Billings’ farmhouse, where farm manager George Aitken and his wife and four daughters lived and worked in 1890. Talk with costumed interpreters as they prepare a bountiful Thanksgiving meal featuring roast goose, oyster soup, turkey hash, mincemeat pie and, of course, turkey. Relax in the Victorian parlor as you learn how our American Thanksgiving tradition evolved. Enjoy a freshly baked treat before boarding the farm wagon pulled by Percheron horses for a ride around the farm.
November 28, 2019 - THANKSGIVING DAY
There are so many events on today they are to numerous to list.
December 10, 2019 - Terra Madre Day - Worldwide
A worldwide celebration of local food held every year on December 10. Through hundreds of diverse and unique events across the globe, together we show that a global food revolution grows from local roots.
December 13-15, 2019 Annual Woodstock 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.
December 31, 2019 Highlight: Burlington New Year's Eve Celebration
Signal Kitchen & Burlington City Arts have teamed up to reimagine Burlington’s citywide New Year’s Eve celebration. Highlight builds upon First Night’s 35-year legacy by introducing a new series of proposal-driven, community-produced events and creative happenings that will expand across Burlington’s Waterfront, South End, Old North End and Downtown Corridor. Highlight will guide event-goers through a series of authentic and exciting experiences; A larger-than-life community parade, hands-on creative activities, and family-fun daytime activities will meet cutting edge art installations, diverse cultural events, curated music performances, workshops, storytelling sessions, and much more.