Trying to find a fun festival?
Vermont is a state that knows how to throw a good summer celebration. Check out these unique annual gatherings that take place in the beautiful Green Mountain State.
If you are in search of the ultimate “unplugging” experience, you might want to check out the annual Wanderlust Festival in Stratton, Vermont. The mission of this event is “To help you find your true north.” This event takes place in awe-inspiring, natural locations around the world, with a local event located in Stratton. The festival is a must for anyone who is drawn to natural living, organic food and healing of their spirit. It takes place over multiple days and includes musical performances, yoga demonstrations, and a selection of other workshops to heal the mind and body.
Burlington Wine & Food Festival
Long known as a pioneer of the farm-to-table movement, Vermont is home to many great food festivals. This Burlington Wine & Food Festival is one of the top festivals presented annually. The festival includes top-of-the-line local culinary demonstrations and meals paired with world-class wines from the region. The event typically takes place in the early part of June and includes live music by local jazz musicians and beautiful views. Tickets for the festival are limited and tend to sell out quickly. Information can be found at burlingtonwineandfoodfestival.com.
Frendly Gathering: Windham
This event was created by six pro snowboarders who labeled themselves the “Frends Crew.” Each year a maximum of 3,000 people gather to share great music, art, literature and other artistic endeavors. Attendees camp in their cars, RV’s, and tents as a means of creating a community spirit. Artisans have food and crafts available for purchase. In addition attendees are asked to promote a message of community, respect and personal growth to one another.
Firefly Arts Collective: Bethel
If you are looking for a community oriented festival then look no further than the Firefly Arts Collective. This year’s event takes place June 29-July 4 and is an experience not to be missed. The attendees of this annual festival take part in everything from the setup to the cleanup and truly see each other as a community to be supported. There are no vendors at the festival as Firefly operates on a “gift economy,” meaning no money changes hands for any goods or services. Payment is provided in the form of art, food, performance or interaction that aids in presenting a positive experience for other attendees.