Farm Fairs, Field Days, and Festivals
County Field Days (stay
July 23, 24, 25 www.lamoillefielddays.com
Orleans County Field Days in its 137th year!
August 18-22; Roaring Brook Park, Barton, VT
Caledonia County Fair in its 159th year!
August 26-29, Lyndonville www.vtfair.com
Champlain Valley Fair, August 28-Sept 6; Vermont's
largest fair, outside of Burlington. I've been attending this fair
faithfully since I was a child... and last year was the last year
we expect to attend. No longer the ag fair it used to be, now more
of a traveling amusement for suburban folks. But lots of noise,
rides, and fair food. www.cvfair.com
Vermont State Fair, September 3-12 ; Vermont's
second largest fair. Good midway, farm museum, good crafts.. one
of the top 10 events in the state of Vermont.
The Tunbridge World's Fair (Drum
Roll Please...) Sept 16-19 The last bastion of old
Vermont. Small, unworldly, unsophisticated, with no highlights whatsoever.
Wouldn't dream of missing it.
The VT Sheep and Wool Festival October
2-3, Champlain Valley Fairgrounds (outside of Burlington)
sponsored by the Vermont Sheep Breeder's Association. A must
for anyone looking for fine wools, the selection is stunning. Fine
cheese, supplies, and sheep, for sale. www.vermontsheep.org
The South Hero Applefest and Craft
Show October 9-10, Vermont's largest, neatest, apple
festival. Free entertainment, music, craft show, flea markets...
and it all started as a little town event ten years ago or so.
One of the only opportunities most people will have to taste antique
and rare types of apples... just a fun, non-commercial, fall event.
Vermont Farm Show, January 25-27, 2005 in Barre
Vermont. An ag show for ag people. A number of farm organizations
tack their annual meeting onto this show. Good place to buy for
the upcoming spring. website
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