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May 26, 2010

Vermont Calendar of Events: June 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

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

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

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

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

Vermont Days

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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 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

Source: Department of Tourism and Marketing
Last Updated at: May 26, 2010 14:52:46