Festivals and Fairs

Vermont is host to festivals year round, and the variety is truly awe-inspiring.

If it’s classical music you are after, the choices are many, from symphonies to chamber groups to opera. There is also Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Folk, Bluegrass and a broad range of contemporary music. If it can be played, it’s played at a Vermont festival.


Art and Craft Festivals showcase amazing Vermont talent - potters, painters, quilters, fabric artists, glass blowers - and the list goes on. For artisan food and beverages, check out what the brewers, vintners, cheesemakers and chocolatiers are up to at their Festivals.

By way of gardens and farming, you have everything from Peony and Lilac Festivals to Sheep & Wool and Draft Horse Festivals. Vermont history is celebrated at a variety of heritage festivals, while boats and maritime heritage is celebrated at theirs.

Then there are the truly unique: the family-oriented festival that makes you want to love – not hate – the spring black flies! Or how about hundreds of dogs dressed in costumes?

Find the festival that matches your fancy by using "festival" in the key word search at Events on our Travel Planner.

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More Fairs & Festials
Brattleboro Literary Festival
Fine Furniture & Forest Festival
Vermont Hand Crafters
French Heritage Festival
Hot Air Balloon Fesival
Cheesemaker's Festival
Green Mountain Film Festival
Brewer's Festival
Festival of the Arts
Vermont History Expo
Shelburne Museum Goes to the Dogs
Stowe Winter Carnival
Vermont Life Wine & Harvest Festival
Marlboro Music Festival