Annual Events

Annual Events

in Stowe, Vermont

Annual events in the Stowe area draw thousands of visitors each year. From carnivals and fairs to art and film festivals, there’s something happening all year long in our beautiful part of Vermont. When you choose the luxury accommodations at Trapp Family Lodge, you’ll be minutes away from all the best Stowe events, including the Stowe Winter Carnival and the Vermont Maple Festival. Below are a few of the city’s most popular events, though there are many more for you to enjoy throughout the year.

January

Stowe Winter Carnival

The Stowe Winter Carnival features sporting events, ice-carving competitions, Kids’ Carnival Kaos, and Snowgolf and Snowvolleyball tournaments. Kids and adults alike will enjoy this event full of wintery fun.

February

University of Vermont Winter Carnival

This annual event features gingerbread house building, live music, a snow sculpture contest, and many other fun activities.

March

Green Mountain Film Festival

This unique spring event offers you an opportunity to see films from independent filmmakers while also giving you a chance to discuss the film with its creators and fellow audience members.

April

Vermont Maple Festival

The Vermont Maple Festival offers lots of food and fun, including a maple cooking contest, craft and specialty food shows, live entertainment, an 8.5-mile run, a buffet dinner, parade, pancake breakfast, and lots of other great events.

May

Vermont Artisan Festival

This weeklong festival and tradeshow features over 100 artists showcasing their art and handmade crafts, as well as a live auction, musical performances, and the Battle of the Barbecue grilling contest.

June

Stowe Food & Wine Classic

Attended by top wine makers and chefs, the Stowe Food & Wine Classis features over 100 wines from around the world, cuisine from local restaurants, cheesemakers, and brewers.

July

Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival

Watch as more than 25 colorful hot air balloons take to the sky at the Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival. This event includes sunrise and evening launches, as well as live entertainment, great food, children’s activities, and a beer and wine garden.

August

Champlain Valley Fair

This fair features 10 days of animals, shopping, great food, live music, and thrilling carnival rides. It’s a great outdoor activity for families!

September

Stowe Oktoberfest

Stroll through Stowe’s Jackson Arena that will be transformed into a Bavarian village, where you’ll find oompah bands, authentic Bavarian foods, freshly brewed Vermont beers, a silent auction, and traditional singing and dancing.

October

Stowe Foliage Arts Festival

Experience the vibrant colors of fall while you browse fine art and contemporary crafts from more than 200 artists and artisans. You’ll also enjoy a selection of fantastic food and beer from local vendors.

November

Stowe Mountain Film Festival

This four-day long festival features action, adventure, environmental, and cultural films.

December

Holiday Events

The holidays are a beautiful time in Vermont. December offers a variety of holiday-themed celebrations in Stowe and the surrounding areas. Don’t miss out on the beautiful lights, parades, and other special holiday events.


Additional Area Festivals & Events

  • February – The Stowe Derby
  • May – Stowe Farmers’ Market (Through October), The Stowe Weekend of Hope, Chowderpalooza & Spring Artisan Market, Craft Brew Race
  • June – Bike, Bevs, & Beats Festival, Art on Park (Through August)
  • July – Old-Fashioned Fourth of July, Stowe’s 7 Miles of Sales, Helen Day Outdoor Art Show (Through October), Stowe 8-Miller, Stowe Lacrosse Tournament
  • August – Stowe Antique Car Show, Stowe Brewers Festival, 7th Annual Race to the Top of Vermont
  • September – The Darn Tough Ride
  • October – British Invasion, Stowe Restaurant Week
  • December – Mountain Fireworks & Torchlight Parade at Spruce Peak