June 01, 2009
Vermont Calendar of Events: June 2009
MONTPELIER, Vt. – Communities around Vermont will be hosting a variety of events in June, including agricultural fairs, food festivals, car and antique shows, cultural events, musical performances and much more. For a comprehensive listing of events, visit www.VermontVacation.com.
Vermont Dairy Festival
Enosburg Falls – June 4-7, 2009
This great family event – celebrating its 53rd year – features rides for the kids, crafts, food vendors including ice cream, cheese and more, a parade on Saturday and stage entertainment all weekend. This year’s theme is “Milk Rocks!” For more information, visit www.VermontDairyFestival.com.
Strolling of the Heifers Parade, Dairy Festival and Green Expo
Brattleboro – June 5-7, 2009
See the stars of the annual Strolling of the Heifers Parade – 100 flower-bedecked bovine beauties – begin strolling up Main Street at 10 a.m. on Saturday. The parade will be followed by a festival featuring music, Green Expo, and more until 3 p.m. at the Brattleboro Retreat grounds, where you’ll also enjoy square dancing from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.strollingoftheheifers.com.
Burlington Discover Jazz Festival
Burlington – June 5-14, 2009
The Burlington Discover Jazz Festival celebrates its 26th year with the sounds of jazz, blues, funk, swing, and Latin music. For ten days an estimated 40,000 revelers enjoy a unique mix of concerts, dances, jams, street parties, cruises on Lake Champlain, meet-the-artist sessions and workshops. Part of the 2009 Lake Champlain Quadricentennial. For more information, visit www.discoverjazz.com.
Poultney Town Wide Yard Sale
Poultney – June 6, 2009
Come to Poultney in search of hidden treasures and bargains galore. During this annual event, the Rotary Club holds its very popular chicken BBQ. Vendors are welcome. For more information, visit www.poultneyvt.com.
Vermont Quilt Festival
Essex Junction – June 19-21, 2009
Enjoy more than 500 beautiful quilts on display, shop in more than 80 booths brimming with quilts, fabrics, gift items and more, and choose from over 80 classes and lectures with noted teachers. Take part in the contest awards ceremony and the Champagne and Chocolate Preview, Thursday evening, June 18, and have your treasured quilts appraised on Saturday. Champlain Valley Expo. For more information, visit www.vqf.org.
Statewide – June 13-14, 2009
Vermont Days is the weekend to celebrate the arrival of summer and enjoy a free sample of Vermont’s excellent fishing, state parks, and historic and cultural resources. All Vermont State Park day areas, state-owned historic sites, and the Vermont Historical Society Museum in Montpelier will be open at no charge. June 13 is free fishing day – the one day in the year when residents and non-residents may go fishing without a license. For more information, call 1-800-VERMONT or visit www.vermontvacation.com.
23rd Annual Manchester Antique & Classic Car Show
Manchester Center – June 13-14, 2009
Enjoy a magnificent display of antique cars, motorcycles and trucks. Activities include field games, raffles, silent auction, flea market, food and music. An evening reception and barn dance will feature the Starline Rhythm Boys. Dorr Farm. For more information, visit
Native American Encampment
Vergennes – June 13-14, 2009
Dressed in clothing faithful to 1609, members of the El-nu and Missisquoi Abenaki portray their ancestors and share traditional life skills, diplomacy and weapons. Descendants of early French families in period clothing and accessories represent Samuel de Champlain, two of his soldiers, and his future wife, Hélène Boullé. The event includes film showings, wampum readings, lake mapping, Native American weapons and armor. Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. For more information, visit www.lcmm.org.
Quechee Hot Air Balloon, Craft and Music Festival
Quechee – June 19-21, 2009
The skies over Quechee will be filled with colorful hot air balloons during the annual festival, which is the longest running balloon festival in New England. This family-oriented event includes food, arts and crafts, more than 50 artists and artisans, and live entertainment. Rides are available for a fee throughout the weekend and reservations are recommended. Village Green Circle. For more information, visit www.quecheeballoonfestival.com.
St. Albans Franco-American Heritage Festival
St. Albans – June 18-20, 2009
Celebrate the long, rich cultural heritage of Franco-Americans as well as the natural history of the Lake Champlain region. Musical performances, historical exhibits, public art displays, genealogy and more. This is one of the signature events of the 2009 Lake Champlain Quadricentennial. Various locations. For details, visit www.francoamericanvermont.org.
Ethan Allen Colonial Fair
Bennington – June 20-21, 2009
Come to the Ethan Allen Colonial Fair and learn about Vermont’s history in the Revolutionary War. Exhibitions and demonstrations will entertain children of all ages. Enjoy period song and dance, musical instruments, games and crafts. Colgate Park, Route 9. For more information, visit www.ethanallencolonialfair.com.
Brandon Free Summer Concert Series
Brandon – June 21, 2009
Opening Brandon’s 2009 Free Summer Concert Series is the ever popular Gene Childers and the Jubilee Jazz. Gene and his Dixie-land band keep the tradition of early jazz alive. The performance will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Central Park. For more information, visit www.brandon.org.
Vermont Symphony Orchestra Summer Festival Tour
Ludlow – June 26, 2009
In honor of the Champlain 400th celebration, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra pays tribute with an overture by Berlioz, a medley from Les Miserables, Handel's Water Music, show tunes from South Pacific and more. Grand finale with Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture and celebratory fireworks. Pre-concert picnicking on the grounds. Jackson Gore Inn, Okemo Mountain Resort. 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.vso.org.
Green Mountain Chew Chew
Burlington – June 26-28, 2009
The 24th annual Green Mountain Chew Chew Food & Music Festival is Vermont's favorite, family-oriented feeding frenzy, showcasing 30 restaurants, caterers and Vermont food producers, each serving three of their most tantalizing taste treats. The festival is held in downtown Burlington's magnificent waterfront park, on the shores of Lake Champlain. For more information, visit www.greenmountainchewchew.com.
Stowe Garden Festival
Stowe – June 26-28, 2009
The 17th annual Stowe Garden Festival, "Keeping It Green", is a three-day celebration of garden-related events. The event features an exciting array of workshops, tours, and presentations by well-known gardening experts. Various locations; event headquarters at Golden Eagle Resort, Mountain Road. For details, visit www.StoweGardenFestival.com.
The Isle La Motte Flotilla
Isle La Motte – June 27, 2009
Join other canoes, rowboats, sailboats, motorboats, and small boats of all kinds circumnavigate Isle La Motte – the first Vermont landing place of explorer Samuel de Champlain in 1609. Visit onboard the Lois McClure, the replica sailing canal schooner owned and operated by the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. Experience what it was like to live and work aboard this 19th-century boat that hauled granite and goods from port to port. The McClure will be docked at the historic Fisk Quarry Dock. For more information, visit www.celebratechamplain.org.
Source: Department of Tourism and Marketing
Last Updated at: June 01, 2009 11:44:08