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 6 & 7 - Annual Spring Mud Fling. Bradford, Vermont
Tuff truck racing, power wheel racing for kids, rock racing, high flyin' car crushin' MONSTER TRUCKS and much more! This year's midway will be loaded with concessions, vendors, Monster truck rides and Helicopter rides. Record number of attendees for the Vermonster Spring Fling, so BOOK EARLY !
May 6 & 7, 2017. A weekend devoted to Southdown sheep and their Border Collie friends. Watch the spring shearing of the farm's ewes and demonstrations of Border Collies herding sheep in the farm fields. Hands on activities for all the family.
May 27 & 28, 2017 -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 16th; 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 17th and Sunday, June 18th (always weather and wind permitting). The event has been chosen by Yankee Magazine as one of the top 20 events of the Summer!
A weekend of classic country music in neighboring Tunbridge, Vermont! This year Jenny Brook features Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder! The festival also features a Grass Seeds Stage, Kids Bluegrass Academy, Jenny Brook Bluegrass University and Open Mic Series.
June 23-25 Champlain Valley Exposition 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.
July 23rd - 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 29th - September 17, 2017
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.
July 29 & 30- A celebration of the best of Summer—Fresh beer, great BBQ, & live music. Winner of the competition earns the right to compete in the Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational Barbeque. Book early!
Windsor, VT http://www.harpoonbrewery.com
The BEST Crafts Fair Anywhere!
August 5-13, 2017 Mount Sunapee Resort- Newbury N.H.
The Annual League of New Hampshire Craftsmen's Fair is a nine day event that showcases the work of more than 350 crafstpeople, some of the finest in the country. Daily demonstrations of glassblowing, woodcarving, blacksmithing, furniture building, jewelry making and more. It is awesome, don't miss it!
August 6th - 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.
A Vermont Chamber Of Commerce TOP 10 Summer Event Recommendation!
The 56th Annual Art In The Park: August 12 & 13 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.
September 30-Oct 1: -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?