From quirky to iconic, events celebrate Vermont’s unique culture

News Release — Vermont Dept. of Tourism & Marketing
May 15, 2015

Laura Peterson, Vermont Dept. of Tourism & Marketing
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Tweet: Memorial Day Weekend ushers in #Vermont’s #festival season. Celebrate statewide, all #summer long. See events at

MONTPELIER, Vt.—Vermont’s incredible season of festivals, celebrating everything from fiddlehead ferns to filmmakers, kicks off Memorial Day Weekend and continues well into the fall. The sheer number of festivals—more than 45 statewide—means visitors to Vermont and locals alike can find something fun to do nearly every day throughout the summer.

Here are some of the festivals found on, the state’s recently redesigned tourism website. Travel tips and lodging packages on the website make it easy to plan a trip to the Green Mountain State.

Mayfest, Bennington, May 23

Brookfield Floating Bridge Celebration, Brookfield, May 23-24

Vermont Fiddlehead Festival, West Dover, May 23-24

Vermont Open Studio Weekend, Statewide, May 23-24

BirdFest!, Montpelier, May 30

Vermont Dairy Festival, June 5-7, Enosburg Falls

Strolling of the Heifers Weekend, Brattleboro, June 5-7

Burlington Discover Jazz Festival, Burlington, June 5-14

Antique and Classic Car Show, Manchester, June 6-7

Burlington Wine and Food Festival, Burlington, June 16-20

Wanderlust Stratton, Bondville, June 18-21

Quechee Hot Air Balloon, Craft & Music Festival, Quechee, June 19-21

Frendly Gathering Music Festival, Windham, June 26-27

Rockfire, Millstone Hill, June 26-28

Vermont Quilt Festival, Essex Junction, June 26-28

Midd Summer Festival, June 27, Middlebury

Strawberry Festival, June 28, East Thetford

Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show, Manchester, June 30-August 9

Vermont Morgan Horse Heritage Days, Tunbridge, July 3-5

Middlebury Festival on the Green, Middlebury, July 5-11

Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival, Stowe, July 10-12

Open Farm and Studio Tours, Grand Isle, July 11-12

Vermont Brewer’s Festival, Burlington, July 17-18

Killington Wine Festival, Killington, July 17-19

Stars and Stripes Festival and Parade, Lyndonville, July 18

Marlboro Music Festival, Marlboro, July 18-August 16

Vermont Cheesemakers Festival, Shelburne, July 19

Barre Heritage Festival, July 22-26

Bookstock, Woodstock, July 24-26

Festival of Fools, Burlington, July 31-August 2

Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival, Mount Snow area, July 31-August 9

Southern Vermont Arts & Crafts Festival, Bennington, July 31-August 1

Vermont Jerkfest, Killington, August 1

Vermont Festival of the Arts, Mad River Valley, August 1-Sept. 7

Phlox Fest, August 2-16, East Hardwick

Vermont Open Farm Week, Statewide, August 3-9

Lake Champlain Maritime Festival, Burlington, August 6-9

Hops in the Hills Beer & Wine Festival, Okemo Mountain Resort, August 7-9

Taste of Woodstock, Woodstock, August 8

Vermont Music Fest, Waitsfield, August 8

Cambridge Festival of the Arts, Jeffersonville, August 8

Peacham Acoustic Music Festival, Peacham, August 14-15

In Good Taste: Savor the Islands, Knight Point State Park, August 16

Ciderstock, Middlebury, August 22

Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival, Burlington area, August 22-30

BBQ Bonanza Music Festival, Vergennes, August 23

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival, Middlebury, August 27-30

Okemo Valley Antique & Classic Car/Motorcycle Show, Ludlow, August 28-30

Vergennes Day, Vergennes, August 29


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