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Featured Press Releases
May 21, 2013
Glimpse Behind the Scenes at 250 Vermont Artisans’ StudiosMay 20, 2013
The 21st Spring Open Studio Weekend is May 25-26. Read More.
Vermont State Historic Sites Open for the Season
Vermont State Historic Sites open for ‘13 season with new exhibits, events & a fresh website. Read More.
May 15, 2013
VermontVacation.com Calendar of Events: Now through June
The VermontVacation.com Travel Planner lists further information on the following events and hundreds more during spring and early-summer months. Read More.
May 13, 2013
Vermont Dept. of Tourism and Marketing Campaigns for Visitors from Washington D.C. and PhiladelphiaApril 24, 2013
For most D.C. and Philadelphia residents, getting a glimpse of Vermont is easier - and travel more affordable - for the first time in nearly a decade. Read More.
Vermont’s Top 10 Civil War Sesquicentennial Exhibits and Events
Top 10 events and exhibits are selected annually and are chosen for their efforts to bring to life Vermont’s Civil War experience with history from the homefront and battlefield. Read More.
Vermont, the Healthiest State to Host Several Sports & Endurance Events this Spring to September
Vermont is repeatedly ranked the Healthiest State in the nation. From its chiseled farmers to Olympic skiers and riders and mountain biking mommas, it shows. In the Green Mountain State, there’s an ultra-marathon, adventure race, century ride, distance swim or yoga-fest for all athletic appetites....Read More.
Vermont’s Tallest Structure, the Bennington Battle Monument, Opens April 20
Scenic vistas of New England and New York are seen from this State of Vermont Historic Site. Read More.
April 3, 2013
Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing Reports Record Growth in Visitor Spending and Employment
Visitors made an estimated 13.95 million person trips to Vermont during 2011 for leisure, business or personal travel. Direct spending by visitors for goods and services totaled $1.7 billion, according to a report released. Read More.
March 14, 2013
Vermont Events Calendar: April, a Poem: Spring-time Snows, Gardening Shows & Concert Front Rows
In April, Vermont transforms with a surge of landscape and cultural dynamicity. Yes, there’s even some mud! As flowers and farmers’ markets both begin to spring up in the valleys, there’s still snow to explore in the mountains... Read More.
February 15, 2013
"Tap Into Vermont" Maple Events, Packages and Promotions Celebrate the Season
It's the start of maple season in Vermont; sunny days and the sweetness of the season stir up quite a celebration. There's many ways to partake! ...Read More.
February 14, 2013
Vermont Tourism Events Calendar: Presidents’ Week through March
Presidents’ Week ramps up with festivities in Vermont; enjoy a robust schedule of outdoor events, exhibit openings and nightlife. As the days warm up and sunshine lingers, March ushers in maple season with festivals and tastings all across the state...Read More.
January 1, 2013
Vermont Dept. of Tourism & Marketing Announces the Vermont Tourism Road-Show
In the New Year, a series of educational workshops across eight Vermont regions will be offered by The Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing. Hear the latest research on where travelers are going in-state and what they are spending with comprehensive comparisons of 2011 and 2009 visitors analysis. Learn More and Register to Attend.
December 13, 2012
From Firewalking to Dog Sledding, Vermont Does New Year's Eve Differently
Sure, Vermont is host to traditional New Year’s Eve festivals full of fireworks and fanfare, but there’s also an array of unconventional celebrations. Whether you seek snowy solace or a dance floor full of noise-makers, Vermont’s got your Countdown to ‘13 covered.
December 20, 2012
Enjoy Winter in the Green Mountain State this January
The month of January has indoor cultural events and outdoor celebrations of Vermont’s Official Winter Sports of skiing and riding, and all the revelry that surrounds them... Read More.
November 30, 2012
Vermont State Calendar of Events: December Holiday Festivities
The month of December in Vermont’s downtowns and mountain villages are aglow with holiday cheer! It's a time to explore cozy inside venues and outdoor adventures; soothing symphonies, decadent dining, skiing, snow-shoeing and sleigh rides await. Read More.
November 28, 2012
Coolidge Open House Celebrates Traditions of the Season
Join Author Gesine Bullock-Prado and return to a simpler time on Sunday, Dec. 9. An annual tradition, museums and exhibits at the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site will be open free of charge..Read More.
November 19, 2012
Vermont's Downtowns Call on Vermonters to take the 50/50 Challenge
It takes a village... to make downtowns thrive this holiday shopping season... Read More.
November 7, 2012
Serving up Happy Thanksgivings with Snowy, Green Mountain Getaways
In the spirit of giving thanks and spreading cheer this November, Vermont Tourism has gathered a collection of events, dinners and Thanksgiving lodging packages to enrich your season. Here’s an... amuse-bouche.
November 5, 2012
Ski Vermont Operation Mountains of Love Raises Funds for Sandy Recovery
Vermont’s ski resorts are launching a fundraising campaign this week in Boston, and online, to help residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut impacted by super storm Sandy...Read More.
October 24, 2012
Vermont State Calendar of Events: November Crafts, Cuisine, Hikes & Entertainment
The month of November is a time when Vermont’s downtowns and mountain villages become unassuming hosts to theatre, indoor craft bazaars and community “chicken pie” suppers… Read More.
October 15, 2012
Vermont Foliage Report: Remaining Foliage Moves South and along Vermont’s Valleys
The most abundant foliage is found in the rolling hills of the Champlain Valley, including the Lake Champlain Islands and the Burlington area, and in the valleys of southern Vermont.... Read More.
October 9, 2012
Vermont Foliage Report: Find Peak Foliage in Several Regions Statewide
The season’s first snowfall beautifully complements the foliage as it steadily moves throughout the Green Mountain State... Read More.
October 9, 2012
Vermont's Haunted Highways Gives Travelers a Season to be Scared
This October, Vermont is launching Haunted Highways, a collection of ghost stories with lodging packages available statewide… Read More.
Oct. 1, 2012
Vermont Foliage Report: Near-Peak Foliage Ascends Upon the Green Mountains
Listen to the Foliage Report (1 min). Near-peak to full color change is expected along the spine of the northern Green Mountains and is beginning to emerge in the central Vermont valleys... Read More.
Sept. 28, 2012
Vermont’s Lending Library Now Offers Free Books at Vermont Visitors Centers Statewide
After a successful summer pilot program distributing 1200 Vermont-based books, more locations and more authors expand the Lending Library... Read More.
Sept. 25, 2012
Vermont Foliage Report: Bursts of Mid-Peak Foliage Begin to Glow in the Green Mountains
Listen to the Quick-Info Radio Foliage Report (30 sec). As seasonal cooling continues, colors are firing up, sometimes seemingly brightening overnight as foliage unfolds across Vermont’s scenic landscape... Read More.
Sept. 24, 2012
Vermont State Calendar of Events: October
The month of October marks peak foliage and harvest festivals honor this dynamic change of seasons statewide. Here’s a sampler of the 250 events on VermontVacation.com this month...Read More.
Sept. 18, 2012
Vermont's BTV Airport to Double Flights from Toronto for 2012 Winter Season
"We were confident that getting service to Toronto, North America's fastest growing city, would be a big win for Vermont tourism and economic development, but this route launch was one of the most successful in Porter's history..." Read More.
Sept. 17, 2012
Vermont Foliage Report: Early Color Tinges the Hillsides and Northern Regions
In concert with this weekend’s autumnal equinox, colorful foliage will continue to unfold and invigorate Vermont’s scenic landscape... Read More.
August 30, 2012
Vermont Dept. of Tourism Kicks Off Sixth Annual Apples to iPods Contest at 20 Apple Orchards
Vermont's pick-your-own orchards will offer a chance to win an iPod during the "Apples to iPods" promotion that kicks off next week... Read More.
June 28, 2012
VDTM and Ski Vermont Actively Welcome LGBT Travelers
Known for its warm welcome and LGBT legislative progressiveness, Vermont continues to be an advocate of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) culture; sponsoring LGBT events to elevate Vermont as a four-season LGBT travel destination.... Read More.