Different Art Festivals in Vermont
Say Vermont, and we start to think of fall leaves, cider, and maple syrup. Vermont is open year-round, and while fall is beautiful, so is the rest of the year. It’s also packed full of things to do and see in the other seasons. In this article, we will examine some of the trendiest things to see and do in Vermont.
Vermont is full of exciting arts and crafts fairs. Every year, people come to the state to sample some unique crafts and handmade pieces. These events are timed with the foliage change, yet, some take place throughout the year.
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The Stowe Foliage Arts Festival
This is one of those annual fall events. On the first or second weekend in October, held in the Stowe Foliage Arts Festival was canceled last year due to the pandemic. While the festival is planned for this fall, it is best to verify dates before booking hotel rooms.
The Stowe Foliage Arts Festival boasts 150 juried artisans and craftsmen exhibiting their completed work and showing the techniques in live demonstrations. The exhibits range from glassblowing to oil painting. On the Festivals site is a link for a virtual craft show. This shows some of the vendors and exhibitors expected to attend and a sample of their works. It is very cool.
Stowe is the Ski Capital of the East because of its proximity to Mount Mansfield and Spruce Peak. According to the 2010 census, it is a small community with less than 5,000 permanent residents.
Quechee Hot Air Balloon Craft and Music Festival
Held in mid-June, this event is the longest-running of its kind in New England. Besides the hot air balloons, craft vendors and artisans sell and display their wares.
Vermont Quilt Festival
The Vermont Quilt Festival is an annual event held on the third weekend in June. This is the largest and oldest quilt festival in New England. It has exhibits and events such as thread painting and color blocks. It also offers classes for those interested in learning the art.
As you can see, there are lots of great arts and crafts events scattered throughout the year in Vermont. Pick one or several and make it a summer worth remembering.
Please remember that due to Covid-19, the dates of the festivals listed may change or cancel. It is best to verify that your event is still underway before booking rooms or travel.