Cross Country Skiing during Sugaring Season at Trapp Family Lodge

Vermont Tourism Calendar of Events: March Sports, Concerts and Maple


MONTPELIER, Vt. - March in Vermont ushers in cultural events, outdoor celebrations of Vermont’s vibrant snow sports scene, and springtime’s many maple festivities. Here’s a sampler of the events in the VermontVacation.com Travel Planner:


Ground Hog Opry World Tour
March 7, 14, 21, 28, 29; Multiple locations
Ground Hog Opry features incredible music and songs, hilarious skits, outrageous stories, and numerous jokes. Fun for the entire family, with humor and music peppered with decidedly Vermont overtones.

Extreme Skiing Challenge
March 8, Smugglers' Notch
Junior and adult freeskiers show their stuff on some of the most difficult terrain Smugglers' Notch has to offer. The course is planned for the Madonna headwall, an ungroomed steep with a double fall line descent filled with cliffs, bumps, trees, chutes, and stumps.

What’s Up Your Sleeve, Grandpa?
March 9, Montpelier
Rob Mermin, founder of Circus Smirkus, presents a hands-on “magic class” of easy-to-do tricks, puzzles, and homemade amusements that can easily be taught to children. Bring a notebook.

Slow Girl
March 11 – 19, Burlington
An intimate and elegant glimpse at two people seeking forgiveness and finding the courage to confront the past, Slow Girl is a collaboration between Vermont Stage Company and Shelburne playwright Greg Pierce.

Molly Rowlee Benefit Rail Jam
March 14, Smugglers' Notch Resort
This special Rail Jam benefits the Molly Rowlee Fund, which supports families with children undergoing treatment for cancer. Come have some fun and support a great cause!

6th Annual Vermont Chili Festival
March 14, Middlebury
Vermont Chili Festival draws up to 6000 people. The streets will be overflowing with award-winning chili from restaurants, caterers and amateurs.

Vermont Jazz Center Presents: Bill Charlap Trio
March 14, Brattleboro
One of the world's premiere jazz pianists, Bill Charlap has performed with many leading artists of our time, from Wynton Marsalis to Tony Bennett. Recognized as one of the leading groups in jazz.

Bolton to Trapp’s Back-Country Ski Tour
March 15, Bolton
Ski from Bolton to Trapp Family Lodge on a classic section of the Catamount Trail and help raise money for the Catamount Ski Cubs youth program! Celebrate with music, food and refreshments. Recommended for experienced skiers.

Wheeler Family Maple Museum Grand Opening
March 21-22, Derby
Bring your family and explore how the Wheeler family has made maple syrup for generations. Free sugar-on-snow, wood-fired maple pizza, and a bonfire Saturday night. The new museum is located within an old sugarhouse. Tours of the new, eco-friendly sugarhouse will also be available.

Relay for Life Nordic Style
March 21-22, Stowe
Bring your snowshoes or skis for an all-night festive fundraiser! This is the only “Nordic style” relay sponsored by The American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

Maple Open House Weekend
March 28-29, Statewide
Vermont sugar makers invite you to visit their farms and sugarhouses. Some sugar makers offer tours and horse-drawn wagon rides, and others welcome you with tastings of this year's crop, sugar-on-snow, and maple donuts. Because no two sugarhouses are the same, plan on visiting more than one!

Vermont Overland Maple Adventure Ride
March 29, Woodstock
Work up an appetite with a maple bike tour adventure! Follow an incredibly scenic, gravel road circumnavigation of Woodstock, and stop for refreshments at a tucked-away sugarhouse at full boil. Try the best sports drink on the planet: partially boiled sap! Part of the Woodstock Maple Weekend.

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