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Beyond the Eclipse - Events in VT

Updated: Mar 6

Things to Do & Places to Visit in April: 2024 Events & Festivals (check back for final dates)

Vermont Maple Open House Weekend 2024: Statewide
April 6-7, 2024

With the warmth and sunshine of spring, Vermont’s sugar season is the ideal time to visit one of the main sugar shacks for a true Vermont Maple experience. It is estimated Vermont produces roughly half of all the Maple Syrup yielded in the United States each year. Roughly two million gallons of “liquid gold” are produced in two short months. Sugar shacks abound all over the state so it’s the ideal time to visit Vermont to celebrate all things maple this spring.

Stowe Sugar Slalom 2024
April 6-7, 2024

Spring skiing is a popular activity during the shoulder season (changeover from winter to spring and The Stowe Sugar Slalom at Stowe Mountain Resort is a top attraction each year with more than 1,000 racers participating. Spring is also synonymous with maple sugar, so the Sugar Slalom features sugar on snow, not to mention live music, great food, and donuts and pickles at the finish line.

Visit Mt. Mansfield Academy to learn more about Stowe Sugar Slalom 2024, and to sign up for the race.

Baby Farm Animal Celebration at Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, Vermont

Saturday, April 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Witness cuteness overload and welcome the new baby critters at the Baby Farm Animal Celebration at Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock. Join for a weekend of fun, education, and adorable farm animals! 

Meet the farm’s Jersey calves, piglets, goat kids, and turkey poults and learn about their care on the farm.  Special farm visitors will be there to delight guests, including bunnies, chicks, and guest lambs from the Aker Fiber Farm. Animal ambassadors will give guests a chance to interact with animals up close.  Rangers from the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park will talk about baby animals in the wild and show their cuteness captured on trail cameras. 

This year, guests can watch live sheep shearing with experts Philo and Craig Marcotte, who will demonstrate the evolution of sheep shearing tools and educate visitors about the process.  Children will enjoy story time with a farm friend and interactive activities including yard games and a chance to make hand-print bunny, peek-a-boo chick-in-egg craft, and a wearable seed buddy. 

Purchase advance tickets online to expedite the check-in process.

Kingdom Maple Festival 2024, St. Johnsbury, Vermont

Celebrate St. Johnsbury’s history at the “Maple Center of the World” with the Kingdom Maple Festival — a town-wide event that draws more than 7,000 people each year. This "sweetest festival" showcases local maple history and producers, along with delicious treats and fun activities, including a pancake breakfast, a festive street fair, and fantastic maple products. Local restaurants will also offer maple-themed menus all over town. There’s truly no such thing as too much maple during the Kingdom Maple Festival!

Vintage Market Days of Vermont in Rutland

Vintage Market Days of Vermont celebrates spring in Vermont, upcycling, and repurposing at the Vermont State Fairgrounds.

It is an indoor/outdoor market showcasing vintage-inspired original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, and seasonal plantings.

Part flea market, part community gathering, welcome spring with three days of one-of-a-kind creations, vintage finds, and delicious food.


celebrate #57 years of celebrating Vermont Maple

April 26-28, 2024

Southern Vermont Homebrew Festival in Bennington, Vermont

May 4, 2024

Vermont, known to have more craft breweries per capita than any other state, plays host to the Southern Vermont HomeBrew Festivals in Bennington where talented home brewers in the Northeast are the centerpiece with two incredible events.

The spring edition -- May 4, 2024 -- is the perfect way to celebrate spring in Vermont — with food trucks, vendors, and of course, the finest home-brewed beverages in the Northeast!

This year’s festival features 30+ of the region’s best homebrews, unlimited beverage sampling, and delicious food from local food trucks. Not only will you have the chance to try a variety of home-brewed beverages (beer, cider, wine, and mead), but you’ll also have a chance to vote for your favorites. This event is child and dog-friendly, and takes place outdoors, rain or shine.

More Updates and Events to Come ...

There are so many more reasons to STAY LONGER OR COME BACK to VERMONT

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