Fairs and Festivals in Vermont


A listing of Fairs and Festivals in Vermont this summer.

The Bradford Connecticut Valley Fair (July 12th – 15th)

An agricultural celebration complete with motorsports, tractor and pony pulling, farming, rides, family fun, concerts, concessions – started in 1947 – come on out and enjoy the fair this July!

Lamoille County Field Days (July 27nd – 29th)

“As community members, we take a common sense approach in realizing the value of a dollar by providing fun family entertainment and promoting agriculture at a cost affordable to everyone. Lamoille County Field Days strives to keep a time-honored tradition and family event we are proud of.”

Pownal Valley Fair (July 28th)

A kids’ fun fair. Exhibit Hall featuring produce, crafts, quilts, flowers, honey, maple syrup and herbs, antique tractor pull, bingo, petting farm animals, fireworks, and music.

Franklin County Field Days (August 2nd – 5th)

Franklin County Field Days has been hosting fun events for over 40 years. Enjoy our rides, demolition derbies, horse shows, and more! We have something for everyone here.

Addison County Fair & Field Days (August 7th – 11th)

Vermont’s largest agricultural fair. Children’s barnyard, cattle judging, tractor pulls, kiddie rides, crafts, exhibits, live entertainment, pony and ox pulling, midway, parade, youth activities, and Vermont products dinner.

Vermont State Fair (August 14th – 18th)

This year marks the The 173rd Vermont State Fair! Join for amusement rides, Rosaire’s Racing Pigs, magic shows, concerts, and more. The first Vermont State Fair took place in 1846, making it one of the oldest state fairs in the United States.

Orleans County Fair (August 15th – 19th)

This is an old-time agricultural county fair steeped with history dating back to 1867. There is entertainment and fun for the entire family. Children one year of age to 100 will enjoy the animal exhibits and judging shows; (horse shows, horse pulls, horse harness racing, gymkhana, dairy cattle shows, beef shows, oxen show, ox pulling, milking parlor demonstrations, sheep shows, petting zoo, poultry exhibit, rabbit exhibit, alpaca exhibit).

Deerfield Valley Farmers’ Day Exhibition (August 9th – 12th)

Welcome to the Deerfield Valley Farmers’ Day Fair, a long-standing local tradition which inspires neighborly competition, education in agriculture, wholesome entertainment, exhibits of area residents, and most importantly good clean fun!

Caledonia County Fair (August 22nd – 26th)

The Caledonia County Fair brings you the best in old-fashioned fun plus the freshest family entertainment you’ll find anywhere in Vermont! See you in August for the 162nd Fair!

Bondville Fair (August 24th – 26th)

The biggest little fair in Vermont, since 1797! This year the three-day format, which was introduced in 1995, will again be offered for your enjoyment. New events and more entertainment than ever before have been included in the expansion of this family-oriented event.

Champlain Valley Fair (August 24th – September 2nd)

The Ten Best Days of Summer! 10 days of fun, rides, food, concerts and more. The Champlain Valley Fair is part of the Champlain Valley Exposition, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1922.

Guilford Fair (September 2nd – 3rd)

The Guilford Fair honors and promotes Vermont’s agricultural traditions in a way that is both educational and entertaining. People come to relax and to watch the horse drawn, cattle and horse shows and sheep shearing demonstrations. There is live music to enjoy and beautiful homegrown produce, flowers, handiwork, and hobbies to admire.

Tunbridge World’s Fair (September 13th – 16th)

The Tunbridge World’s Fair is an agricultural non-profit, and all proceeds go back to the infrastructure, programs, and projects on the grounds. Enjoy pig races, children’s barnyard, antique tractor pulls, and more at the 147th annual fair!

Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival (September 29th– 30th)

The Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival offer something for everyone. Located in the historic fairgrounds in Tunbridge as the leaves of fall turn color in the hills rising both to the east and west of the setting make for a visually beautiful weekend celebrating crafts that will keep us warm through the coming winter. Sheep – Goats – Alpacas – Llamas – Rabbits. In addition to live fiber-producing animals, the Animal Barn at the Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival includes 70 vendors offering all your favorite fibers and yarn along with equipment and supplies.

Most people who’ve lived in Vermont will agree that Summers here are special, and the numerous Fairs and Festivals throughout the state have become a hallmark of the season. Providing a source of entertainment throughout the summer, they stand as a testament to Vermont’s sense of community, as year after year, families and friends come together to celebrate our rich agricultural traditions. Treat yourself and your family to an unforgettable experience this summer!

VT Fairs

· Vermont Dairy Festival (June 2nd – 5th)

o A four day, family festival chock full of fun. The Vermont Dairy Festival includes midway rides, a pancake breakfast, fireworks, Marco the Magician, a parade on Saturday, fiddlers, dairy farm tours, a 10,000 meter milk run, a cow plop contest and lots of children’s activities!

· Vermont History Expo (June 18th – 19th)

o The Vermont History Expo is down-home fun whether you are 8 or 88! Let us take you back to the days of small Vermont hill farms, rural country stores, horses and buggies, homespun clothes and hearthside stories.

· Connecticut Valley Fair (July 14th – 17th)

o An agricultural celebration complete with live music, animal and tractor pulls, and rides for the kids!

· Lamoille County Field Days (July 22nd – 24th)

o “As community members, we take a common sense approach in realizing the value of a dollar by providing fun family entertainment and promoting agriculture at a cost affordable to everyone. Lamoille County Field Days strives to keep a time honored tradition and family event we are proud of.”

· Pownal Valley Fair (July 30th)

o A kids’ fun fair. Exhibit hall featuring produce, crafts, quilts, flowers, honey, maple syrup and herbs, antique tractor pull, bingo, petting farm animals, fireworks, and music.

· Franklin County Field Days (August 4th – 7th)

o Franklin County Field Days has been hosting fun events for over 40 years. Enjoy our rides, demolition derbies, horse shows, and more! We have something for everyone here.

· Addison County Fair & Field Days (August 9th – 13th)

o Vermont’s largest agricultural fair. Children’s barnyard, cattle judging, tractor pulls, kiddie rides, crafts, exhibits, live entertainment, pony and ox pulling, midway, parade, youth activities, and Vermont products dinner.

· Vermont State Fair (August 16th – 20th)

o The Vermont State Fair is an agricultural fair managed by The Rutland County Agricultural Society. The first Vermont State Fair took place in 1846, making it one of the oldest state fairs in the United States.

· Orleans County Fair (August 17th – 21st)

o The Orleans County Fair Association, founded in 1867 in Barton Vermont, was formed of local farmers and businessmen who wanted to bring the community together to socialize and celebrate at the annual County Fair, which is now held in August.

· Deerfield Valley Farmers’ Day Exhibition (August 18th – 21st)

o Welcome to the Deerfield Valley Farmers’ Day Fair, a long standing local tradition which inspires neighborly competition, education in agriculture, wholesome entertainment, exhibits of area residents, and most importantly good clean fun!

· Caledonia County Fair (August 24th – 28th)

o This fair is by the community for the community. It is the intent of the CCF to feature Vermont’s agricultural background both past and present in a manner that will be enjoyable and educational to our patrons.

· Bondville Fair (August 26th – 28th)

o This year the three-day format, which was introduced in 1995, will again be offered for your enjoyment. New events and more entertainment than ever before have been included in the expansion of this family-oriented event.

· Champlain Valley Fair (August 26th – 28th)

o The Ten Best Days of Summer! The Champlain Valley Fair is part of the Champlain Valley Exposition, a not-for profit organization founded in 1922.

· Guilford Fair (September 4th – 5th)

o The Guilford Fair honors and promotes Vermont’s agricultural traditions in a way that is both educational and entertaining. People come to relax and to watch the horse draw, cattle and horse shows and sheep shearing demonstrations. There is live music to enjoy and beautiful homegrown produce, flowers, handiwork and hobbies to admire.

· Tunbridge World’s Fair (September 15th – 18th)

o The Tunbridge World’s Fair is an agricultural non-profit, and all proceeds go back to the infrastructure, programs and projects on the grounds.

· Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival (October 1st – 2nd)

o The Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival offers something for everyone. Located in the historic fairgrounds in Tunbridge as the leaves of fall turn color in the hills rising both to the east and west of the setting make for a visually beautiful weekend celebrating crafts that will keep us warm through the coming winter.

VT Festivals:

· Burlington Wine and Food Fest (June 14th – 18th)

o Vermont has long been known as a pioneer of the farm-to-table movement. The Burlington Wine & Food Festival pairs these prized local foods with world-class wines for a delectable experience. Get your tickets now before they sell out!

· Eat More Kale Festival (June 24th)

o Eat More Kale Festival is a partner project between Justin Hoy, Bo Muller-Moore, and Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks! They have been developing a model for a community based, family friendly Vermont festival, that is geared toward Vermont’s love of farm fresh, music, and the arts.

· Grafton Food Festival (July 9th)

o Featuring local food and beverage vendors with tastings, cooking demonstrations, farmers market tables, and a children’s cooking competition – there’s delicious fun for food lovers of all ages.

· Vermont Brewers’ Festival (July 15th – 16th)

o The state of Vermont is blessed with some of the best beer that the East Coast has to offer, and there’s no better place to sample all of it than the two-day Vermont Brewers Festival.

· Killington Wine Festival (July 15th – 17th)

o The Killington Wine Festival will be celebrating its fifteenth anniversary from July 15th – 17th with three days of specialty wine tasting events. Visit the heart of the Green Mountains for a weekend of wine!

· Vermont Cheesemakers’ Festival (July 17th)

o Vermont is a world class cheese state with the highest number of cheese makers per capita: 50 of them. You are invited to share their passion for making exceptional cheeses, taste great local foods, wines, craft beers and spirits, and meet the artisans who make them.

· Stowe Brewers’ Festival (July 29th – 30th)

o The Stowe Brewers festival is an outdoor, rain or shine event. There are two separate tasting sessions on two consecutive days. The craft brew celebration will incorporate workshops and demonstrations, food and merchandise vendors and memorabilia.

· Stowe Wine & Food Classic (August 26th – 28th)

o The Stowe Wine and Food Classic is the annual signature event of Stowe Charities Inc. It will be held once again at the beautiful Trapp Family Lodge, a premier resort nestled in the mountains above the village of Stowe, VT.

Other:

· Kingdom Farm and Food Days (August 19th – 21st)

o The Northeast Kingdom Farm & Food Days is a weekend-long celebration during Open Farm Week of regional farms, local food, gardens, small producers, and agricultural businesses.

· Vermont’s 2nd Annual Open Farm Week (August 15th – 21st)

o Do you love local food and farms? Want to get to know your farmer better — and to get a behind-the-scenes look into Vermont’s vibrant working agricultural landscape? During Vermont Open Farm Week, you can meet the farmers, plants, and animals that bring your favorite high-quality Vermont products to your plate.

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