Calendar of Local Events

There's something to do any time of year in Vermont!

January

Ladies Nordic Ski Expo, Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe, January 14, 2017
Learn to cross-country ski! Classes in classic, skate, backcountry, and telemark skiing.

Stowe Winter Carnival, Stowe, January 14-28, 2017
Weeklong winter festival with snowgolf, snowvolleyball, Professional Ice Carving Competition and demonstrations, and parties!

Smuggs Ice Bash, Smugglers' Notch Resort, January 20-22, 2017
Ice cimbing weekend, including clinics, demos, competitions and fun.

Winterfest, Smugglers' Notch Resort & Jeffersonville, January 28, 2017
A celebration of winter at the resort and in the community.

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February

Northern Vermont Snowshoe Race and Family Snowshoe Festival, Smugglers' Notch Resort, February 11-12, 2017
Saturday - Atlas Snowshoe Company, Tubbs Snowshoes, and Marmot present the inaugural Smugglers' Notch Snowshoe Festival. Bring the whole family while we celebrate Winter in Vermont with a weekend of snowshoeing, snowshoe obstacle course, scavenger hunt, games and more. This event is open to all levels and all ages, with free demos and trials as well as guided tours.
Sunday - 16th Annual Northern Vermont Snowshoe race, which includes a 1/2K kids' race and a 4K fun run/walk and an 8K race. Call the Smuggs Nordic Center directly to preregister at 802-644-1173.

Wine & Chocolate Weekend, Boyden Valley Winery, February 11-12, 2017
Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits will be showcasing the fun and romance of decadent chocolate and wine during the Vermont Grape and Wine Council's Annual Wine & Chocolate weekend. Celebrate your Valentine's Day with all of the best things:
* FREE Wine & Chocolate Pairing
* Valentine's Themed Cocktail Tasting
* Snowflake Chocolates will be onsite for samples and sales!
* STiR Chocolates will be onsite for samples and sales!
* One stop shopping with wine, chocolate, & roses in a beautiful package
* Romantic Wine & Cheese Fondue Dinner from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm on Saturday, February 11th, in our romantic carriage barn loft. Reservations required! Call 802-644-8151.
Daytime events take place from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. The winery is located at the intersection of Routes 15 and 104 in Cambridge.

Stowe Derby, Stowe, February 26, 2017
Ski race from the top of the Toll Road to the Village of Stowe (10 miles). First begun on a challenge in 1945.

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March

Vermont Quilt Shop Hop statewide, March 17-26, 2017
Quilters, gather your friends and visit a baker's dozen of participating shops to hunt for the perfect fabric for all your projects, collect free patterns - and have the opportunity to win even more fabulous prizes than before!

Maple Open House Weekend, statewide, March 25-26, 2017
Vermont Maple Syrup Producers open their sugar houses to you.

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April

Vermont Maple Festival, St. Albans, April 28-30, 2017
Come celebrate all things maple!

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May

Enchanted April, Hyde Park Opera House, May 5-7 & 12-14, 2017.
Two proper British ladies impulsively decide to rent a villa in Italy for a holiday away from their bleak marriages. Short of funds they reluctantly recruit two very different ladies, a prickly widow and a stunning socialite, to share the cost and experience. . Lamoille County Players Production, 7PM Fri/Sat, 2PM Sun

Vermont Crafts Council Open Studio Weekend, statewide, May 27-28, 2017
Vermont artisans open their studios to you.

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June

Vermont Dairy Festival, Enosburg Falls June 1-4, 2017
Crafts, horse pulling, stage shows, two-hour parade Saturday, continuous entertainment Friday night, Saturday following the parade and Sunday.

Burlington Discover Jazz Festival, Burlington June 2-11, 2017
10 days of music in June

Vermont Quilt Festival, Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex June 23-25, 2017
New England's oldest and largest quilt event! (802) 872-0034

Chicago, June 14-17 & 21-24 & 28-30, 2017,
In roaring twenties Chicago, chorus girl Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rap & until he finds out hes been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another merry murderess, Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight. Stowe Theater Guild production at the Town Hall Theater, Stowe, 7:30 PM Thurs-Fri-Sat, 2 PM Sun Matinee.

Music in the Meadow Concert Series
Concert Meadow, Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe June 25, 2017
7 PM, Gates open for picnicing at 5 PM
The Lonely Heartstring Band

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July

Chicago, July 1, 2017,
In roaring twenties Chicago, chorus girl Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rap & until he finds out hes been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another merry murderess, Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight. Stowe Theater Guild production at the Town Hall Theater, Stowe, 7:30 PM Thurs-Fri-Sat, 2 PM Sun Matinee.

Independence Day Activities, July 4
Moscow Parade at 10 AM
Cambridge Parade at 10 AM
Morrisville Parade, 11 AM, Booksale at Centennial Library starting at 10 AM, Food and Fun at People's Academy after the parade, including Fiddlers Contest, Downhill Derby at 1PM, Fireworks at Dusk.
StoweVillage Parade at 1 PM, Stowe Events Field Festivities start at 6 PM with Fireworks at dusk.

Music in the Meadow Concert Series
Concert Meadow, Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe July 9, 2017
7:30 PM, Gates open for picnicing at 5 PM
Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Brigadoon,Hyde Park Opera House, July 20-23 & 27-30, 2017.
A beloved Scottish fantasy about a town that disappears into the Highland mist, returning for only one day every one hundred years. Lamoille County Players Production, 7PM Thur/Fri/Sat, 2PM Sun.

Stowe Hot Air Balloon Festival, Stoweflake Resort, Stowe, July 7-9, 2017
Launches at 4 PM Friday and Saturday and 6:30 AM Saturday and Sunday, Weather Permitting.

Craftsbury Antiques & Uniques Festival, Craftsbury Common, July 8, 2017
Come for the annual festival of antiques, art and crafts on the Craftsbury Common 10AM - 4PM.

Craftsbury Chamber Players, Hardwick Town House, July 13, 2017
8 PM, 800-639-3443 "More B's" Selections by Beethoven, Bartok and Bruch.
The Hardwick Town House is at 127 Church Street in Hardwick.

Music in the Meadow Concert Series
Concert Meadow, Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe July 16, 2017
7 PM, Gates open for picnicing at 5 PM
Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy: Visions from Cape Breton & Beyond

Dogfight, July 19-22, & 26-29, 2017
Its Nov. 21, 1963. On the eve of their deployment to a small but growing conflict in Southeast Asia, three young Marines set out for one final boys night of debauchery, partying and maybe a little trouble. But, when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress whom he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of love and compassion. Stowe Theater Guild production at the Town Hall Theater, Stowe, 7:30 PM Wed - Sat.

Craftsbury Chamber Players, Hardwick Town House, July 20, 2017
8 PM, 800-639-3443 "French Romanticism" Selections by Ravel, Ysaye, and Faure.
The Hardwick Town House is at 127 Church Street in Hardwick.

Lamoille County Field Days, Johnson, July 21-23, 2017
Arts & crafts, produce and agricultural exhibits, horse, pony and ox pulling, lumberjack roundup, talent show, bingo, 4-H exhibits, draft horse show, live entertainment, antique tractor pull, Vermont pedal pull, maple center, animal barn -- all for one price admission.

Music in the Meadow Concert Series
Concert Meadow, Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe July 23, 2017
7 PM, Gates open for picnicing at 5 PM
The Black Market Trust, pop/vocal jazz

Craftsbury Chamber Players, Hardwick Town House, July 27, 2017
8 PM, 800-639-3443 "Composer Performers" Selections by Premo, Kenji Bunch, and Dvorak.
The Hardwick Town House is at 127 Church Street in Hardwick.

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August

Dogfight, August 2-5, 2017
Its Nov. 21, 1963. On the eve of their deployment to a small but growing conflict in Southeast Asia, three young Marines set out for one final boys night of debauchery, partying and maybe a little trouble. But, when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress whom he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of love and compassion. Stowe Theater Guild production at the Town Hall Theater, Stowe, 7:30 PM Wed - Sat.

Craftsbury Chamber Players, Hardwick Town House, August 3, 2017
8 PM, 800-639-3443 "Foundations" Selections by Bach, Hatke, and Brahms.
The Hardwick Town House is at 127 Church Street in Hardwick.

Vermont Maplerama in Lamoille County, VFW, Hyde Park August 3-5, 2017
Three day event for the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers Association

Stowe Antique and Classic Car Meet, Nichols Field, Stowe August 11-13, 2017
8 AM - 5 PM, Rain or Shine.

Craftsbury Chamber Players, Hardwick Town House, August 10, 2017
8 PM, 800-639-3443 "Franz Schubert: The Intimate and the Epic"
The Hardwick Town House is at 127 Church Street in Hardwick.

Music in the Meadow Concert Series
Concert Meadow, Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe August 20, 2017
7 PM, Gates open for picnicing at 5 PM
The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra

Craftsbury Chamber Players, Hardwick Town House, August 17, 2017
8 PM, 800-639-3443 "A World Between Wars" Selections by Shostakovich, Schulhoff, and Cassado.
The Hardwick Town House is at 127 Church Street in Hardwick.

Stowe Wine and Food Classic, Stowe August 26 - 27, 2017
Annual celebration of fine wine and superb cuisine. Proceeds support Copley Hospital Founation. (802) 683-2427

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September

Jesus Christ, Superstar, September 1-3, 2016
Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock musical. Stowe Theater Guild production at the Town Hall Theater, Stowe, 7:30 PM Wed - Sat..

> Music in the Meadow Concert Series
Concert Meadow, Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe September 6, 2015
Vermont Jazz Ensemble 5:30 PM, Gates open for picnicing at 5 PM Free Concert.

The British Invasion, Stowe, September 16-18, 2016
North America's largest British classic sports car and motorcycle event, Stowe Events Field

And Then There Were None, September 27-30, 2017
Agatha Christie's murder mystery. Stowe Theater Guild production at the Town Hall Theater, Stowe, 7:30 PM Wed - Sat..

The Miracle Worker, Hyde Park Opera House, September 29 - October 1 & October 6-8, 2017. The story of Annie Sullivan & her student Helen Keller. Lamoille County Players Production, 7PM Fri-Sat, 2PM Sun.

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October

Stowe Oktoberfest, Stowe, October 1-2, 2016
Grand Parade (Sat, 10AM), German food and entertainment, Stowe Event Field. Vermont Chamber of Commerce Top Ten Fall Event!

The Miracle Worker, Hyde Park Opera House, September 29 - October 1 & October 6-8, 2017. The story of Annie Sullivan & her student Helen Keller. Lamoille County Players Production, 7PM Fri-Sat, 2PM Sun.

And Then There Were None, October 4-7 & 11-13, 2017 Agatha Christie's murder mystery. Stowe Theater Guild production at the Town Hall Theater, Stowe, 7:30 PM Wed - Sat.

The Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival, October 1-2, 2016, Tunbridge Fairgrounds, Tunbridge
A special two-day event for sheep enthusiasts, and everyone interested in learning more about the wonders of sheep and the many products they produce. Displays of sheep breeds adn fiber animals (llamas, alpaca, angora, goats and rabbits); sheep dog, shearing and spinning demonstrations; yarns, knitting supplies, beautiful wool and fiber products for sale; workshops on sheep, fiber and farm development skills; music, food & much more.

Danville Autumn on the Green, October 2, 2016
A showcase for artists, crafters, cottage industries, and businesses. Danville is on US Rte 2 west of St. Johnsbury

Vermont Crafts Council Open Studio Weekend, statewide, October 8-10, 2016
Vermont artisans open their studios to you.

Stowe Foliage Art and Craft Festival, October 7-9, 2016, Topnotch Field, Stowe
10 AM - 5 PM, (802) 425-3399

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November

Murder Inn, Hyde Park Opera House, November 10-12 & 17-19, 2017 Murder & mayhem at a haunted New England Inn. Lamoille County Players Production, 7PM Fri/Sat, 2PM Sun.

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December

Craft Fair Weekend, December 2, 2017 Craft fairs at the Hyde Park Elementary School, Sterling View Community Center (Hyde Park), Trinity Assembly of God (Hyde Park), Bishop Marshal School (Morrisville), Morrisville Festival of Lights, and the GRACE Holiday Art Sale (Hardwick)

Stowe Festival of Trees & Members Art Show & Sale, December 2, 2016 - January 2, 2017.
Helen Day Art Center in Stowe celebrates the holidays with their Festival of Trees and art by their members. Come get in the spirit of the season!

Sancta Lucia Festival of Lights, December 11
Enjoy the pagentry of this Swedish festival, along with a light supper of Swedish foods, at the Covenant Community Church in Jericho. 4pm & 6:30PM

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