May 26, 2010
MONTPELIER, Vt. – June is a perfect time to experience summer in Vermont. Throughout the month of June, you’ll find a variety of agricultural fairs, food festivals, car and antique shows, cultural events, musical performances and much more. For a comprehensive listing of events taking place in Vermont, visit www.VermontVacation.com.
Vermont Dairy Festival
Enosburg Falls – June 3-6, 2010
This great family event – celebrating its 54th year – features children’s rides, crafts, food, a parade and fireworks on Saturday and stage entertainment. Thursday 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.VermontDairyFestival.com.
Strolling of the Heifers Parade, Dairyfest and Green Expo
Brattleboro – June 4-6, 2010
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 Green Expo, Dairyfest and Marketplace featuring music, food, exhibits, demonstrations, entertainment and more. For more information, visit www.strollingoftheheifers.com.
Burlington Discover Jazz Festival
Burlington – June 4-13, 2010
The Burlington Discover Jazz Festival celebrates its 27th year with the sounds of jazz, blues, funk, swing and Latin music. For 10 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. For more information, visit www.discoverjazz.com.
Poultney Town Wide Yard Sale
Poultney – June 5, 2010
Come to Poultney in search of hidden treasures and bargains galore at the annual town wide yard sale. Vendors are welcome. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit www.poultneyvt.com.
Statewide – June 12-13, 2010
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 12 is free fishing day – the one day in the year when residents and non-residents may go fishing without a license. For more information, visit www.vtstateparks.com.
Manchester Antique & Classic Car Show
Manchester Center – June 12-13, 2010
Enjoy a magnificent display of antique cars, motorcycles and trucks at this 24th annual event. Activities include field games, car parade, raffles, silent auction, flea market, food, music, an evening reception and barn dance. Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dorr Farm, Route 30. For more information, visit www.manchestercarshow.com.
Annual Stowe Wine and Food Classic
Stowe – June 18-20, 2010
Northern New England’s premier culinary event at the Trapp Family Lodge features gourmet cuisine with vintage wines. Friday wine tasting 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Gala dinner and live auction Saturday. Event benefits Copley Hospital. Visit www.stowewine.com.
Draft Horse Days at Billings Farm & Museum
Woodstock – June 19-20, 2010
Discover the wonder and power of the mighty draft horse, as the farm’s Percheron teams work in the farm fields and provide horse-drawn wagon rides. Draft horse teams will demonstrate plowing, planting, cultivating and mowing. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 5302 River Road. www.billingsfarm.org.
Quechee Hot Air Balloon, Craft and Music Festival
Quechee – June 18-20, 2010
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. Balloon flights 6 p.m. on Friday, 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit www.quecheeballoonfestival.com.
Marching Through Brandon
Brandon – June 19-20, 2010
The town will re-enact, revisit and remember the excitement and fervor of the mid-19th century. “Marching Through Brandon: One Vermont Village and the War Against Slavery” is a two-day event that will give visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in Brandon’s rise of anti-slavery activity, the town’s Underground Railroad movement in the decades leading up to the Civil War, stories of the men who served, and a special screening of a previously lost silent movie about Abraham Lincoln. The event also includes walking tours, discussions and more. For more information, visit www.MarchingThroughBrandon.com.
Vermont Quilt Festival
Essex Junction – June 25-27, 2010
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, and have your treasured quilts appraised on Saturday. Festival hours Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Champlain Valley Exposition, 105 Pearl St. For more information, visit www.vqf.org.
Burlington Wine & Food Festival
Burlington – June 26, 2010
Enjoy two, four-hour wine tasting sessions under tents in Burlington's Waterfront Park showcasing 350 fine wines. Celebrity vinters, master sommeliers and noted chefs will conduct seminars. All are invited to taste Vermont artisan breads and cheeses and food items from eight area restaurants. Only 1,000 tickets available for each session. Tastings 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visit www.vermont.org or call 802-86-FLYNN for tickets.
Old-Fashioned Strawberry Supper
Dummerston Center – June 26, 2010
Served family style, supper features ham, baked beans, assorted salads, and homemade breads with old-fashioned double layered strawberry shortcake made with fresh local strawberries. Evening Star Grange Hall, 1088 East West Road. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Visit www.dummerston.org.
Source: Department of Tourism and Marketing
Last Updated at: May 26, 2010 14:52:46