Top Vermont festivals and events to see in 2017

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All the top Vermont events festivals for the 2017 season offer some very great celebrations to check out each month.  If you have an event that you would like added, please fill out our festival form in the menu above.

Here is your complete list of all Vermont events scheduled for 2016 and 2017. Great events for the festival season in VT, all for the love of fun!  There are also a lot of great festivals in western VT this year, so be sure to check out the event dates and times.

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Vermont festivals in May 2017

Essex Spring Craft Show in Essex Junction, Vermont at Champlain Valley Exposition

May 06, 2017
Burlington Kids Day in Burlington, VT is a amazing festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 06, 2017
Essex Spring Craft and Fine Art Show in Essex Junction, VT is a great fair you don’t want to miss today.
May 06, 2017
Spring Vermont Antiques Expo and Sale in Essex Junction, VT is a unforgettable fair you don’t want to miss today.
May 06, 2017
Twenty-First Essex Spring Craft Show and Antique Expo in Essex Junction, VT is a unforgettable music festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 12, 2017
Westford School Craft Fair in Westford, VT is a unbelievable fest you don’t want to miss today.
May 27, 2017
Mayfest Arts and Craft Festival in Bennington, VT is a amazing festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 27, 2017
Spring Garden and Craft Fair in Hardwick, VT is a amazing art festival you don’t want to miss today.

Vermont festivals in June 2017

  • Vermont History Expo in Tunbridge, Vermont at Tunbridge Fairgrounds
  • Vermont Quilt Festival in Colchester, Vermont
  • Discover Jazz Festival in Burlington, Vt
  • Green Mountain Chew Chew Food & Music Festival in Burlington, Vermont
  • Quechee Balloon Festival in Quechee, Vermont
  • Roots on the River in Bellows Falls, Vermont
  • Strolling of the Heifers in Brattleboro, Vermont
  • Vermont Balloon and Music Festival in Essex Junction, Vermont
  • Vermont Brick Blast in Middlebury, Vermont
  • Vermont Dairy Festival in Enosburg Falls, Vermont
  • Vermont History Expo in Tunbridge, Vermont

Vermont fests in July 2017

  • Connecticut Valley Fair in Bradford, Vermont
  • Homecoming Days in Barre, Vermont
  • Lamoille County Field Days in Johnson, Vermont
  • Pownal Valley Fair in Pownal, Vermont
  • SolarFest in Tinmouth, Vermont
  • Vermont Brewers Festival in Burlington, Vermont
  • Vermont Heritage Days in Windsor, Vermont
  • Washington County Fair in East Montpelier, Vermont
  • Windsor County Agricultural Fair in Springfield, Vermont
  • Marlboro Music Festival in Marlboro Vermont on July 13-14, July 20-21, July 27,-28, August 2-4, August 9 to11

Vermont county fair and top festivals in August

  • Addison County Fair in New Haven, Vermont
  • Addison County Fair & Field Days in Middlebury, Vermont
  • Bennington Battle Bay in Bennington, Vermont
  • Bondville Fair in Bondville, Vermont
  • Caledonia County Fair in Lyndonville, Vermont
  • Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction, Vermont
  • Deerfield Valley Farmers’ Day in Wilmington, Vermont
  • Franklin County Field Days in Highgate, Vermont
  • Lake Champlain Bluegrass Festival in Alburg, Vermont
  • Latino Festival in Burlington, Vermont
  • Orleans County Fair in Barton, Vermont
  • Vergennes Day in Vergennes, Vermont
  • Vermont Festival of the Arts in Fayston, Vermont
  • Vermont Festival of the Arts in Moretown, Vermont
  • Vermont Festival of the Arts in Waitsfield, Vermont
  • Vermont Festival of the Arts in Warren, Vermont
  • Vermont International Reggae Music Festival in Rutland, Vermont
  • Vermont State Fair in Rutland, Vermont
  • Zucchini Festival in Ludlow, Vermont

Vermont festivals in September

  1. Mount Snow Brewers Festival – The Mount Snow Brewers Festival is a great event held in Mount Snow on September 03, 2017 to September 04, 2017.
  2. Mad River Valley Craft Fair – The Mad River Valley Craft Fair is a great event held in Waitsfield on September 03, 2017 to September 04, 2017.
  3. Southern Vermont Garlic and Herb Festival – The Southern Vermont Garlic and Herb Festival is a great event held in Bennington on September 03, 2017 to September 04, 2017.
  4. Woodstock Art Festival – The Woodstock Art Festival is a great event held in Woodstock on September 10, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  5. Harvest Festival – The Harvest Festival is a great event held in Cambridge on September 17, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  6. Fall Craft Festival on the Green in Chester – The Fall Craft Festival on the Green in Chester is a great event held in Chester on September 17, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  7. Vermont Fine Furniture and Woodworking Festival – The Vermont Fine Furniture and Woodworking Festival is a great event held in Woodstock on September 24, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  8. Bristol Harvest Festival – The Bristol Harvest Festival is a great event held in Bristol on September 24, 2017 to September 26, 2017.
  9. Manchester Fall Art and Craft Festival – The Manchester Fall Art and Craft Festival is a great event held in Manchester on

 

Woodstock Art Festival

Woodstock, Vermont at Woodstock Village Green

Tunbridge World’s Fair

 

Tunbridge, Vermont at Tunbridge World’s Fairgrounds

Bennington Car Show

Bennington, Vermont at Willow Park

Northern Decadence Vermont

Burlington, Vermont at Battery Park
The Northern Decadence Food and Travel Expo will take place during the Vermont Pride Festival at Battery Park, on Saturday, September.

Northeast Street Rod Nationals

Burlington, Vermont at Champlain Valley Exposition

Vermont Life Wine and Harvest Festival
September 20, 2017

West Dover, Vermont at Mount Snow Resort
The scheduled dates for the 2017 festival are September 20st-22nd. The event will be held at the Mount Snow Resort in.

Readsboro Arts Festival
September 21, 2017

Readsboro, Vermont at Readsboro Central School
Readsboro Arts Festival features the work of artists and craftspeople from southern Vermont, performances by local musicians and free art-making activities.

Chester Fall Festival

Chester, Vermont at Downtown
Festival will be held on September 21-22, 2017. Hours: Sat-Sun 10-4.

 

Vermont Fine Furniture and Woodworking Festival
September 28, 2017

Woodstock, Vermont at Union Arena
Join us for a celebration of Vermont’s forests and it’s bounty of wood products. Support the local wood craftpeople; local wood.

Siptemberfest
September 28, 2017

Fayston, Vermont at Mad River Glen on Route 17
Pretty much the coolest little beer fest ever is back!! Each fall as the leaves turn and the air crisps, brewers.

Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival
September 28, 2017

Tunbridge, Vermont at Tunbridge Fairgrounds
25th Annual VT Sheep and Wool Festival – September 28 and 29, 2017, Tunbridge Fairgrounds, Tunbridge, VT. Over 70 vendors, knitting,.

Bristol Harvest Festival
September 28, 2017

Bristol, Vermont at North St and Park St
70 plus crafters/vendors, great bandstand music, Bristol Harvest Festival Band, LC Jazz, Simply Acoustic and Bible Camp Sleep Over, children’s venue

  • Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction, Vermont
  • Cheese & Harvest Festival in Plymouth, Vermont
  • Guilford Fair in Guilford, Vermont
  • Sheep & Wool Festival in Essex Junction, Vermont
  • Vermont State Fair in Rutland, Vermont
  • Vermont State Grange Fair in Brookfield, Vermont
  • World’s Fair in Tunbridge, Vermont

Vermont festivals in October 2017

Annual Manchester Fall Arts Festival
October 4, 2017

Manchester, Vermont at Hunter Fairgrounds at Riley Rink
190 exhibitors usually host crowds in excess of 10,000. And, they buy. Our popular Vermont Cheese Beer Sausage Tent returns, adds.

Killington Brewfest
October 4, 2017

Killington, Vermont at Snowshed Lodge
Wet your whistle with a backdrop of 4,241′ of Vermont’s finest autumn foliage and enjoy live music, a plethora of fabulous.

Stowe Oktoberfest in Stowe, Vermont

Hardwick Fall Foliage Craft Fair
October 5, 2017

Hardwick, Vermont at Elementary School
Fall Foliage Craft Fair will be held on October 5th, 2017..

Annual Stowe Foliage Arts Festival
October 11, 2017

Stowe, Vermont at Topnotch Field
At the glorious apex of foliage, the town is sold out. Not only is it Columbus Day Weekend but also Canadian.

Woodstock Apples and Crafts Fair
October 12, 2017

Woodstock, Vermont at Bailey’s Meadow Rt 4 East
41st Annual Woodstock Apple and Crafts Fair on Saturday and Sunday, October 12th and 13th, 2017. Over 100 juried vendors! Specialty.

Rutland Fall Art in the Park
October 12, 2017

Rutland, Vermont at Main Street Park
Art in the Park Festivals are held in Main Street Park, at the Junction of Routes 4 and 7 in the.

Mount Snow Oktoberfest
October 12, 2017

Dover, Vermont at Mount Snow Resort
The 16th annual Oktoberfest celebration! This fall festival is designed for the enjoyment of both adults and children. Enjoy a day.

Newfane Heritage Festival
October 12, 2017

Newfane, Vermont at Downtown
Since 1971, on Columbus Day Weekend the Newfane Common has been the site of the Newfane Heritage Festival, benefiting the Newfane.

Harpoon Octoberfest Vermont
October 12, 2017

Windsor, Vermont at Windsor Brewery
Harpoon Octoberfest at the Windsor brewery is much like the festival of the same name in Boston – nonstop live oompah.

Apple Pie Festival
October 19, 2017

Cabot, Vermont at Cabot School gymnasium
This event will be at the Cabot School gymnasium and the fun starts at 9 a.m. and lasts until 3 p.m..

Collins Perley Fall Craft Show
October 19, 2017

St Albans, Vermont at Collins Perley Sports and Fitness Center
Art, Basketry, Beading, Birds/Feeders, Bonsai, Book Arts, Candles, Ceramic, Crochet, Decorative Painting, Dolls, Enameling, Flowers, Folk Art, Food, Glass, Gourd Art,.

Townshend Pumpkin Festival
October 19, 2017

Townshend, Vermont at Townshend Village Common
This is the 29th Annual Pumpki n Festival, and each year the attendance has grown. The event is held toward the.

Fall Vermont Antique Expo and Sale
October 25, 2017

Essex Junction, Vermont at Champlain Valley Expo
The Vermont Fall Antique Expo and Sale, this three-day show will take place at the Champlain Valley Exposition on October 25,.

Essex Fall Craft Show
October 25, 2017

Essex Junction, Vermont at Champlain Valley Exposition
The Essex Fall Craft Show returns for the 33rd year on October 25, 26 and 27, 2017. Like the Spring show,.

Fallapalooza!
October 26, 2017

Beautiful Bennington, Vermont at Main Street
It’s called “”Fallapalooza!”” because we usher out the autumn season with a BIG Celebration. The annual Fallapalooza! event features gift vendors,.

Gilfeather Turnip Festival
October 26, 2017

Wardsboro, Vermont at Wardsboro Town Hall
Join the whole town as we CELEBRATE OUR TOWN’S DELICIOUS ROOTS. An entire family-oriented day dedicated entirely to one of Vermont’s.

Montpelier Fall Antiques Market
October 27, 2017

Montpelier, Vermont at Montpelier Elks Country Club
Up to 20 dealers in a relaxed setting offering primitives, furniture, art, toys, books, photos, ephemera from the New England area..

Fall Vermont Antique Expo and Sale
October 28, 2017

Essex Junction, Vermont at Champlain Valley Expo
The Fall Vermont Antique Expo and Sale will be expanding to a three-day show, October 26, 27 and 28. The Craft

  • Apple and Harvest Festival in Strafford, Vermont
  • Apple Pie Festival in Dummerston, Vermont
  • Applefest in South Hero, Vermont
  • Vermont Apple Festival in Springfield, Vermont

Events October November, December in Vermont

  • Fallapalooza! in Bennington, Vermont
  • Brattleboro Literary Festival in Brattleboro, Vermont
  • Brattleboro Literary Festival Workshops in Brattleboro, Vermont
  • Mount Abraham Craft Fair in Bristol, Vermont
  • USA Gap Year Fair in Burlington, Vermont
  • Charlotte County Fair in Charlotte, Vermont
  • Essex Fall Craft & Fine Art Show in Essex Junction, Vermont
  • Hooked in the Mountains XVII Hooked Rug Exhibition in Essex Junction, Vermont
  • Vermont Antique Expo & Sale in Essex Junction, Vermont
  • Vermont Antique Expo and Sale in Essex Junction, Vermont
  • Hemming Park GreenMarket in Jacksonville, Vermont
  • Hemming Park GreenMarket in Jacksonville, Vermont
  • The Big Ticket in Jacksonville, Vermont
  • Snoe.down Festival in Killington, Vermont
  • Manchester Merriment in Manchester Center, Vermont
  • Montpelier Senior Activity Center Holiday Bazaar in Montpelier, Vermont
  • Lionel Hampton Jazz\xc2\xa0Festival in Moscow, Vermont
  • Vermont Ice Wine Festival in North Troy, Vermont
  • Modlin Downtown presents Moscow Festival Ballet in Richmond, Vermont
  • Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Baiiley in Richmond, Vermont
  • Stay Sweet Fest Presents in Richmond, Vermont
  • Vermont Burlesque Festival in South Burlington, Vermont
  • Beyond the Unicorn Christmas Craft Fair in Springfield, Vermont
  • Vermont Apple Festival in Springfield, Vermont
  • Uberwintern Fat Bike Festival in Stowe, Vermont
  • Levy County Fair in Williston, Vermont
  • Festival of Flowers in Wilmington, Vermont

Vermont festivals in November 2017

Montpelier Holiday Antiques Market
November 10, 2017

Montpelier, Vermont at Montpelier Elks Country Club
Up to 20 dealers in a relaxed setting offering primitives, furniture, art, toys, books, photos, ephemera from the New England area..

Winooski PTO Craft Fair
November 16, 2017

Winooski, Vermont at Winooski PTO
Fair will be held on November 16th through November 17th, 2017..

Vermont Hand Crafters Fine Craft and Art Show
November 22, 2017

South Burlington, Vermont at Sheraton at Williston Road
The annual fine craft and art show at the Sheraton Conference Center in Burlington, Vermont. The show is highly acclaimed for.

Montpelier VT Holiday Antiques Market
November 24, 2017

Montpelier, Vermont at Montpelier Elks Country Club
Up to 20 dealers in a relaxed setting offering primitives, furniture, art, toys, books, photos, ephemera from the New England area..

Hartford Fall Green MT Gun Show
November 30, 2017

Hartford, Vermont at CT Valley Auto Auction Ctr
Clean, Family Friendly Environment. Free Gun Appraising. Handicap Accessible. Antiques and Collectibles (Civil War, WWI, WWII, etc.) Rifles, Pistols, Shotguns, Knives.

Winter Festival of Vermont Crafters
November 30, 2017

Barre, Vermont at The Barre Auditorium, Auditorium Hill
Come visit the 33rd Annual Winter Festival of Vermont Crafters on Saturday, November 30th and Sunday, December 1st! The Greater Barre

Vermont festivals in December 2017

Essex Junction International Festival
December 6, 2017

Essex Junction, Vermont at Champlain Valley Exposition
Mark your calendar for the 2017 Vermont International Festival Friday December 6 to Sunday December 8, 2017. The Vermont Performing Arts.

Beyond the Unicorn Christmas Craft Fair
December 7, 2017

Springfield, Vermont at Riverside Middle School
Fair will be held on December 7, 2017. Featuring fresh balsam wreaths, gifts, crafts, jewelry, breakfast and food. Hours: 9am-4pm.

Montpelier VT Christmas Antiques Market
December 8, 2017

Montpelier, Vermont at Montpelier Elks Country Club
Up to 20 dealers in a relaxed setting offering primitives, furniture, art, toys, books, photos, ephemera from the New England area..

Montpelier Christmas Antiques Market
December 22, 2017

Montpelier, Vermont at Montpelier Elks Country Club
Up to 20 dealers in a relaxed setting offering primitives, furniture, art, toys, books, photos, ephemera from the New England area.

Top Vermont festivals for 2017

  1. Vermont State Fair in Rutland, Vermont
  2. Latino Festival in Burlington, Vermont
  3. Vermont Apple Festival in Springfield, Vermont
  4. Vermont International Reggae Music Festival in Rutland, Vermont
  5. Roots on the River in Bellows Falls, Vermont
  6. Vermont Balloon and Music Festival in Essex Junction, Vermont
  7. SolarFest in Tinmouth, Vermont
  8. Vermont Dairy Festival in Enosburg Falls, Vermont
  9. Vermont Heritage Days in Windsor, Vermont
  10. Connecticut Valley Fair in Bradford, Vermont

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Complete list of all the top Vermont festivals and events for 2017 and 2017.
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Vermont Festivals gets 5 stars out of 5 for their great line up of festivals and events for the 2017 and 2017 festivities.
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Vermont festivals in January 2017

Montpelier Winter Sunday Antiques Festival

Montpelier, Vermont at Montpelier Elks Country Club

Vermont festivals in February 2017

Vermont State RV and Camping Show – Essex Junction, Vermont

Vermont festivals in March 2017

Vermont State Boat and Marine Show in Essex Junction, Vermont

2017 Vermont State Boat and Marine Show
MARCH 3, 2017

Location: Essex Junction, VT, Champlain Valley Expo

2017 beCAUSE Craft Show
MARCH 11, 2017

Location: Colchester, VT, Ross Sports Center at St. MichaelÆs College

2017 Vermont Chili Festival
MARCH 11, 2017

Location: Middlebury, VT, Downtown Middlebury

2017 Maple Fest
MARCH 25, 2017

Location: Poultney, VT, Poultney High School

2017 Vermont Women’s Expo
MARCH 25, 2017

Location: Essex Junction, VT, Champlain Valley Exposition

Vermont festivals in April 2017

Vermont Home and Garden Show

Essex Junction, Vermont at Champlain Valley Exposition

St. Johnsbury World Maple Festival in St Johnsbury, Vermont

2016 Vermont State Fair news and views

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Rutland, Vermont – Looking for something to do this summer? We have an event you won’t want to miss this August, the 2016 Vermont State Fair. The top 25 reasons to see the 2016 Vermont State Fair this year. One of the best events in all of Rutland County. This year marks 175 years that the festival has been going strong.  The organizers of the fest believe that 2016 will be their best ever.

Take a look at some of the top reasons to check out this festival. The event is held from August 16 to August 20. The Vermont State Fair celebration is listed as one of the top 50 events of August in 2016.  With well over 250 festivals in Vermont this August alone, you just can not miss this one! The arrival of August means it is time for some of the best events of the year. In Vermont it is no exception. This year the Vermont State Fair will be rocking Rutland County and you got to see the top entertainment offered in 2016.

Find the top things to do, what to see and much more in Rutland. The festival offers some of the best things to do in Vermont and will definitely be better than a Trump Presidency! The 2016 Vermont State Fair offers great attractions this August. Simply put, you need to be there and experience what it has to offer as well as be connected to the community like you have never been before.

The 2016 Vermont State Fair is one of the best events in Vermont and gets high marks across the board for this great state fairs festival
Date Published: 08/02/2016
The Vermont State Fair is one of the top 50 state fairs festivals in all of America. The Vermont State Fair festival gets a review of 8.7 out of 1378 user votes and reviews
8.7 / 10 stars
2016 Vermont State Fair shot glass prize
2016 Vermont State Fair shot glass prize

Top 5 reasons to see the Vermont State Fair

Top 5 reasons to see this festival and why you just can not miss it!

  1. Tim Brick teaching the 4-H Rabbit Show about horsing around as well as the 2800 pound and under Ox Pull.
  2. Muttville Comix following the Night of Comedy with Bobbi Nelson, Vinny Mark, and Patricia DeBiere.
  3. Draw the Line Love isn’t always on Time at the Casella Grandstand
  4. Blane Gode Magic Show with the 4-H Sheep Show Song and Dance
  5. Hypnotist, MMA fighting, and the Woodbooger Demolition Derby after the Vermont Burlesque Festival makes men out of boys. The Dole Pineapple Baking Contest is another great event at the festival.

Dates and times of the Vermont State Fair

The Vermont State Fair is a 4-day state fairs festival that will be held from August 16 to August 20 in Rutland, Vermont this summer. Rocking the suburbs with the entire family like Quiet Riot did!

2016 Vermont State Fair locations

The 2016 Vermont State Fair is held in Rutland every August. If you need driving directions to Rutland, Vermont simply visit google maps and enter in the festival locale in and boom, you’re there!

Vermont State Fair
175 S Main Street
Rutland, Vermont

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2016 Vermont State Fair image

Looking for lodging for the 2016 Vermont State Fair?

Great options available in and around Rutland from hotels, motels, and camping options
Don’t miss out on the Vermont State Fair because of booking issues and be a part of one of the greatest state fairs festivals this summer!

Official contacts of the Vermont State Fair

Want to get a hold of organizers of the 2016 Vermont State Fair? Well here are your official contacts of the event. If you have any of these contacts that might be missing please leave a comment below and we will add it.
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Website: Get the official times of Vermont State Fair –> Official State Fair of Vermont times

What they are saying about the Vermont State Fair:

My grandfather went here as a boy, now I am bringing my kids. The circle of life at the Vermont State Fair!- Herb Edwards

2016 Vermont August festivals and events to check out

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Here are the top festivals and events in Vermont this August.  The 2016 top things to do in Vermont from all ranges of festival genre; top VT music festivals, art festivals, beer and wine and much more.
The top events in some of the biggest cities in Vermont as well.

To see a detailed list of all the top Burlington, Rutland, Barre, Montelier, Winooski, and St. Albans events – just click on the links. The best Addison County fairs from east to west in the great state.

The top 25 festivals in Vermont get high marks for this August
Date Published: 07/02/2016
The top 25 festivals in Vermont this August overall get a 4.5 rating out of 2132 visitor votes and reviews
4.5 / 5 stars

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Vermont festivals and events this August

Burlington Rutland, Vermont – Vermont events calendar for August 2016. Best festivals, fun things to do, weekend street fairs, kids activities, and free entertainment in 2016 The arrival of August 2016 events in Vermont means summer’s just around the corner. Find things to do, festivals and more. See below for a complete list of the top Vermont events and festivals. August 2016 events calendar for Vermont Featured events in August 2016.

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This section lists the best Vermont events and festivals for August. August in Vermont is glorious. Enjoy some of the state’s best outdoor festivals as well as great indoor events such as art festivals and film festivals. Vermont also has a great history of music festivals and the season kicks off with some amazing street festivals. Get your groove on and rock out with your dingy out. Great reasons to drink in Burlington, Rutland or Barre this month.

Over 75 festivals in Vermont you cant miss this August Top festivals and events in Vermont this August. Check out some of the top things to do in the state this month. The hottest music festivals, art festivals, and food festivals this month. Some of the best events from Burlington,Rutland, Barre, Montelier.

Here is our complete directory of the top things to do in Vermont this August including all the great VT fairs, dance festivals, and the Italian festival.
Looking for lodging in Vermont for these events?

Don’t miss out on some of the great Summer music festivals in 2016

Top 5 events this August in Vermont

Here are the top August festivals and events to check out this August.  The best art festivals, music fests, food festivals, Addison County county fairs, and much more. The best Summer things to do this year in Montelier

The top 4 Vermont events and festivals this August along with the top things to do in Vermont, United States – Vermont events and attractions in August. Take a look at some of the top August festivals in Vermont. Vermont has a rich history of festival and celebrations and this August will be sure to blow you away.

You’ll find information on events, lodging, festival ratings, reviews, and much more.

  1. Champlain Valley Fair – August 26 to September 4 in Essex Junction
  2. Vermont State Fair – August 16 to 20 in Rutland
  3. Caledonia County Fair – August 24 to 28 in Lyndonville
  4. Addison County Fair – August 9 to 13, 2016 in New Haven

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State Fair of VT 2013

The Vermont State Fair 2013 festival will be in Rutland VT August 30 – September 8, 2013 and will be the biggest festival in the history of Vermont.  It for sure will be the greatest festival ever!

State Fair of VT 2013
State Fair of VT 2013

Expected Attendance: over  85,000

Location of the Vermont State Fair 2013 Festival

State Fair of Vermont 2013
175 South Main Street
Rutland, Vermont 05701

Dates of the Vermont State Fair August 30 – September 8, 2013

Vermont State Fair concerts and events: 

  • DOOBIE BROTHERS
  • MICHELLE BACHMAN AND TURNER Overdrive!

Doors open at 12pm
Michelle Bachman And Ike Turner will take the stage at 2pm
Doobie Brothers will close the show starting at 5pm
TWO GREAT SHOWS FOR ONE GREAT LOW PRICE!!

Vermont State Fair 2013 festival
Vermont State Fair 2013 festival

History of the Vermont State Fair

In the fall of 1846, the first Rutland fair took place in a field near Castleton with Frederick Button being the first President of the Rutland County Agricultural Society. The Rutland County Agricultural Society, Inc. d/b/a as the Vermont State Fair is the correct wording.

Originally, the fair was a one day gathering held annually in Rutland County. It became long enough in 1859 to have its own home, which became the Vermont State Fairgrounds. The Fair became a three-day event before the turn of the century, and a six-day event in 1933. In 1926, it was ranked among the top ten best fairs in the United States.

Like many state fairs, the fair closed in 1917 due to the influenza outbreak, and the fair remained a low key event during World War II. Later however, it regained its popularity.  Originally, the fair was named the Rutland Fair, and that remained its name until 1972, when the name was changed to the Vermont State Fair.

In 1859 the first Rutland Fair was held at it’s present location. The present land was known as the Rutland County Park back then. There is a provision in a deed that there must be a agricultural fair held on said property once a year.  After moving around Rutland County for a few years, the Rutland fair grew closer to Rutland City, sometimes setting up on land owned by John Cain (now Grove Street north of Crescent) or on the old Baxter Estate.

The first year the Fair was closed was in 1917 when the State of Vermont closed the Fair with all other public gatherings due to an epidemic of influenza.  The fairgrounds belongs to the RCAS, but if they do not have a Fair, it would convert to the original heirs and assigns of the original subscribers.

The Rutland rail yard came in 1849 and after a few years began putting extra cars on to bring people from all over Vermont and western New York.  The Fair started as a One day event, moved to a two day event and in 1893 the Fair was held for three days. By 1933 the Fair was a six day event.  In 1926 the Rutland fair was rated the third largest in New England and among the top 10 in the nation.  The discussion of pedestrian and automobile tunnels were first discussed in 1915. The auto tunnel was built in 1991 and the pedestrian tunnel was built in 1992.

On June 17, 1939 the great fire completely destroyed the grandstand. The reconstruction of the grandstand took just 40 days.  In 1942, with the United States in conflict with World War two, the Fair was only a one day event  Two cattle barns burned during the 1964 Fair.  The summer of 1970 brought the fire of the Arts and Crafts building. (now the location of the Presidents Building)

In 1972 The Rutland Fair became officially the Vermont State Fair  The Fair has had top name entertainers such as Loretta Lynn, Buck Owens, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Conway Twitty, Ronnie Milsap, Charlie Pride

via Vermont State Fair history.