Double, Double Toil and Trouble; Campfires Burn and Cauldrons Bubble...when witches go riding, and black cats are seen the moon laughs and whispers, 'tis near Halloween."Join us in welcoming the season of haunting... October 13, 14 and 15. Site decorating contest,costume contest, trick or treat, pumpkin carving, candy bar bingo and more! Prizes for best site, best costume, and best carved pumpkin. Book early!
Attention Bakers! Would you like to learn tips and techniques from the pros? For bakers at any level looking to improve their skills, King Arthur offers a variety of classes and demonstrations at The Baking Education Center in Norwich, Vermont; online, and across the country.Check out the class schedule online.
May 28 & 29, 2016 -Celebrate Vermont's distinctive dairy heritage during a weekend of sampling delicious Vermont cheeses and meeting local cheese makers; dairy education programs, making cheese, ice cream and butter.
The longest continuously running Hot Air Balloon Festival in New England features over 20 hot air balloons, with flights scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 17th; 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 18th and Sunday, June 19th (always weather and wind permitting). The event has been chosen by Yankee Magazine as one of the top 20 events of the Summer!
June 24-26 Essex Junction VT New England's Oldest & Larget Quilt Event!
The Dirty Girl Mud Run series is now the premier women's mud run event, with more fun, more obstacles, more girl power, more creativity, more high fives, more excitement, and of course, more mud than any mud run event can muster! Additionally, Dirty Girl Mud Run continues to support Breast Cancer awareness and research donating more monetary support to this cause every year, thanks to its participants.
Participants will work alongside a large animal veterinarian and learn the anatomy, physiology, and basic nutrition and the care of cows, horses, and sheep, and much more! Fee and preregistration is required. Ages 10-15.
July 24th - Marsh Billings Farm: A summer day in the farm fields, featuring traditional haying techniques, including cutting, raking, and tedding with the Farm's draft horses and equipment. Quench your thirst with a sample of Switchel, the haymaker's drink. Especially for families: Find a Penny-In-The-Haystack, making scarecrows puppets & clothespin horses; horse-drawn wagon rides, farm programs, and activities.
Marsh Billings Farm - July 30th - September 18, 2016
This highly-anticipated juried exhibition of more than 50 quilts made exclusively in Windsor County will celebrate 29 years of quilting excellence at the Billings Farm. Quilting demonstrations, programs, and activities for children and adults.
The BEST Crafts Fair Anywhere!
August 6 14, 2016 Mount Sunapee Resort- Newbury N.H.
The Annual League of New Hampshire Craftsmens Fair is a nine day event that showcases the work of more than 350 crafstpeople. Daily demonstrations of glassblowing, woodcarving, blacksmithing, furniture building, jewelry making and more. It is awesome, don't miss it!
A Vermont Chamber Of Commerce TOP 10 Summer Event Recommendation!
The 55th Annual Art In The Park: August 6 & 7 Rutland Vermont
Art in the Park is a fine art and craft festival featuring 100 juried artists and craftsmen. The festival includes demonstrations, food, children's activities and musical entertainment. Held rain or shine, Art in the Park draws artisans from all across the northeast and beyond who ply their craft in wood, stone, clay, fiber, metal, glass, with cameras, or on canvas. Art in the Park is Vermont's Oldest Continuing Arts Tradition.
Daily, 10-5 Free admission; donations appreciated.
August 7th - Billings Farm & Museum- Tractors made between 1930 and the 1960s will be displayed by the proud and talented folks who restored them. Tractor parade at 1:00 p.m., includes restoration details and historical information. Tractor-drawn wagon rides and tractor activities for children, including the popular tractor sandbox.
October 1 & 2: -Billings Farm & Museum: Hands-on programs will highlight two essential fall crops, including: apple tasting, cider pressing, pumpkin bowling, apples-on-a-string, making pumpkin & apple ice cream, cooking apple butter in the farmhouse, and wagon rides.
Fleece Show & Sale, Cashmere Goat Show, Book Signing, Herding Demos, Fiber Arts Drop Ins & Demos, Willow Art, Food Vendors and much more!
Harpoon Octoberfest is nonstop live oompah music, chicken dancing, cake eating, bratwurst, and of course, barrels upon barrels of fresh brewed Harpoon Beer. You've got Vermont's Upper Valley in peak foliage season, fresh beer and live oompah music. What could be better?